Remarkable - trackstar - Bravo!You are the epitome of masterful online elicitation!I have observed how deftly your responses are engineered to elicit more and deeper personal information from your interlocutors, including myself. You have developed enough insight and profundity to write a whole book on the practice. You can probably write an anthropological or sociological book on online human behavior. Congratulations! Can't wait for the first edition.QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarSo, I got curious and having a little spare time, I decided to read all 41 of dunrewpp's posts. (Not saying that as belittlement, I'm just saying that it was manageable).This was interesting from the Trolls thread: (Phew what a day that was! )dunrewpp:"I'd like to chime in here.I find Fermion to be one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, thoughtful contributors, along with a few others, like Traden4Alpha. I find trackstar to be widely entertaining with an impressive breadth of interests as he seems to have an inexhaustible range of topics to opine about. I think trackstar, who enjoys pleasantries between posters, is not as deep a thinker as Fermion. But then trackstar feels at home doing what he does. The intention to force one's will and vision on people, whatever that means, does not apply to Fermion. The force and legitimacy of his arguments will never scratch the thick mental walls of people like ppauper, brontosaurus, Hamilton, etc. It is a shame that Traden4Alpha and Fermion do not try hard enough to together delineate and uphold the areas on which they agree. They quickly descend into name-calling and make the already murky waters even murkier. It will help a lot if Fermion and Traden4Alpha agree in advance on a set of rules of exchange before they get into the thick of it. How about that guys? People like ppauper, brontosaurus, Hamilton pretend to be thoughtful and seem to be believing in and pleased with the result of their pretensions. Nothing that disproves their beliefs can penetrate their thick skulls. Ensconced within an armor of comforting beliefs they live life happily. Fermion is a puzzle. Why does he think he can convince people -- like brontosaurus, Hamilton, etc. -- to see the illogic of their beliefs? As I said, these people are pretenders who take their pretensions seriously -- they believe in ithem. I cannot say I agree fully with everything Fermion says on these pages, but then he cannot be dismissed easily: he is a force to be reckoned with." ***So that's fine, he is an admirer of Fermion. But he is also very critical of brontosaurus, rather rude about it too. Checking Middle East thread names... ah yes, Iran's New PresidentThat was a hot one - 429 posts!***Might also check the longish Happy Hannukah! thread...QuoteOriginally posted by: dunrewppTo Marsden,I am by nature a callous person, almost devoid of sympathy toward my fellow humans. But, I have developed this strong urge to commiserate with you (and many others) when I see you struggle so hard, and so decently and sensibly, in dealing with brontosaurus (and his ilk), and when in return he responds trash and nonsense.brontosaurus is not interested in a sensible exchange of differing views; he is not interested in finding the truth about Israel, Judaism, etc. He already has all the truth he needs. He is now in DEFENSE mode of protecting his beloved Israel and Judaism. All else be damned!Average poster: I think 1+1=2.bronto: Well, since 2 hurts Israel and is against the honor of Judaism, then 1+1 is NOT equal to 2.Average poster: But, it is true that 1+1=2, regardless of how you feel about this fact.bronto: You are a jew-hater and an asshole for saying that, Average poster.***So what's really interesting is that this characteristic of being callous to others comes though in his other posts as well. I read them oldest to newest and I was getting that feeling, even before the self description came up.In addition, I am thinking that a Western assumption was wrong. And the last thing that I am going to do at 1 am Eastern Standard Time is get into an argument about Muslims with an Israeli. Maybe Errrb can give you some quality advice.Good luck at the Maple Branch Library!
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