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In defense of Idiot-B-Gone

Although there's no one on my idiot list and I don't agree with the idea behind Idiot-B-Gone, I am thankful for it anyway.
It introduced me to the greasemonkey technology and I can't stop playing with it.
It's great for enhancing minimalistic sites like google and this forum.
I don't use it for filtering but I do give "certain regulars" appropriate background colors / images.

It's also great for playing jokes on colleagues by installing scripts on their machines that "alter" sites they frequent.
"Alter" can mean just about anything ofcourse >;)
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
August 26th, 2005
Hey, I LOVE Idiot-B-Gone. It conveniently cloaks my posts from whining bitches who can't handle a strong dissenting opinion. The less I have to debate/deal with/be aware of whining, intellectually insecure babies who can't deal with some diversity of views or even a mature discussion the better.

Long live Idiot-B-Gone!!
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
Hey, I HATE Idiot-B-Gone. It inconveniently exposes my posts to strong debaters who expect a strong dissenting opinion. The more I have to debate/deal with/be aware of independent, intellectually focused adults who easily deal with no diversity of views or even an immature discussion the worse off I am.

Down With Idiot-B-Gone!
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
August 26th, 2005
"whining bitches who can't handle a strong dissenting opinion. The less I have to debate/deal with/be aware of whining, intellectually insecure babies who can't deal with some diversity of views or even a mature discussion the better"

... if birds of feather flock together, it's so that they can peck each other's eyes out, it seems.
Permalink ping? 
August 26th, 2005
"Hey, I LOVE Idiot-B-Gone. It conveniently cloaks my posts from whining bitches who can't handle a strong dissenting opinion."

You've blocked yourself?

Philo
Permalink Philo 
August 26th, 2005
But see, Philo, I can handle a dissenting opinion. I'm happy to debate the person who has one. :-)

The folks who need to SHIELD THEIR EYES because they just can't cope with the fact that people think differently than they do are the ones who can't deal. I'd rather not be exposed to those folks anyhow.
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
But that was still kinda funny...

It's all on them. I think it is a good bit on the side of being ultra anal to use it as a filter. Truthfully though, if someone would use it to filter me, I sincerely hope that they do.
Permalink I am Jack's Idiot-B-In 
August 26th, 2005
Funny how the guy most against IBG is guy who makes lots of posts about his bleeding anus and itchy balls. Gee, who *wouldn't* want to read about that on a regular basis?
Permalink ronk! 
August 26th, 2005
I suppose you could use Idiot-B-Gone to filter out "strong dissenting opinions."

Then again, maybe some people are using it to filter out idiots who only think they're offering strong dissenting opinions. I mean, it could happen.
Permalink Now That's More Like It 
August 26th, 2005

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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