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My Twenty Day Journey
  • Dezlboy September 26, 2013 - 3:30 pm #88586 Reply

    Question:  I think the “ignore the troll” or “don’t feed the troll” or similar statements can be overdone. But, is a simple consistent statement a good reminder to others in such threads, or do messages of this sort just encourage the behavior?

    I’m reminded of training my dog not to whine for food at the dinner table.  Giving him treats to shut up surely didn’t work.  Yelling “shut up” didn’t work. The only thing that worked was letting him bark and whine for a week or so, until it “clicked.”  Most the time he is quiet. Once a week or so, he tries his old tricks.  He quickly “re-learns” to be quiet.  At least when guests aren’t over……

    I don’t know if the moderators will allow this thread to stay open. Maybe they will if we keep it “clean” and non-threatening, etc.

    Captain_Obvious September 26, 2013 - 3:35 pm #88588 Reply

    I’m all in nom and dezl.  He asked us to ignore him already, so everyone should oblige him.

    And this is for any comment he makes…crockpots, cats, whatever.

    By the way, what’s the over/under until a mysterious new poster comes on here and drops all of his personal info and links to his other profiles on the interwebs?

    Also, it doesn’t matter if they lock this thread, you can still read it, you just can’t post in it.

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 3:35 pm #88589 Reply

    For the love of God. How many times do I have to ask you to stop posting about me? Are you capable of stopping? Even if your own topic which you posted about me (violation of the rules) you continually m ake more posts about me.


    You have a severe problem. Assuming for a second that there’s actually multiple people here and not just one person with many monikeres, many of you have some serious obsession issues.


    However I cheer you on. Please never respond to any post I make again. Never start a topic about me again. I’ve been asking this of you people for a LONG time now.

    Captain_Obvious September 26, 2013 - 3:36 pm #88590 Reply

    I also vote to extend this “twenty days” to forever…

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 3:37 pm #88591 Reply

    “”By the way, what's the over/under until a mysterious new poster comes on here and drops all of his personal info and links to his other profiles on the interwebs?”


    Ask yourself since it was obviously you. How stupid would I have to be to reveal my own personal information or what people could think of as it?  Stop giving yourself an excuse to obssess over me. Just stop posting about me. Stop creating new accounts, stop posting links to everyone you think is me. Just get a life, and grow up. Thanks.

    Dezlboy September 26, 2013 - 3:44 pm #88594 Reply

    @C_O wrote, “I also vote to extend this "twenty days" to forever...”

    Well, if the above is any indication, my (our?) 20 day journey will be extended……

    And, please all, do not reply to “some” of the messages above.  It’s hard, I know, but you can do it! They so much remind me of Br’er Rabbit.  “Oh, don’t throw me in the briar patch……”

    Sunshine September 26, 2013 - 4:42 pm #88602 Reply

    I’m not sure you can make it 20 days….I think you will get sucked in by something said.

    How confident are you?

    esmith69 September 26, 2013 - 4:56 pm #88603 Reply

    I started doing this about a week ago.  Hopefully others will also be able to resist the urge to respond to his baiting posts.

    Dezlboy September 26, 2013 - 5:15 pm #88604 Reply

    @sunshine: as with anyone dealing with withdrawal I can’t promise 100% compliance. But I am hoping I can comply and can rely on others support to do so, or to gently push me back in line.

    I’ve already, as have others,passed on many possible replies to what’s his name that would have been so perfect :-). I looking forward to reclaiming so many hours in my day.

    Captain_Obvious September 26, 2013 - 6:12 pm #88607 Reply

    @sunshine, he asked us to ignore him, so we’re obliging him.  I can promise you this, I won’t be the one to give in this time.

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 6:17 pm #88609 Reply

    Too bad you replied just now in one of my posts . Stop replying in any topic I start.

    Rick September 26, 2013 - 6:31 pm #88611 Reply

    This is sad.

    Dezlboy September 26, 2013 - 6:33 pm #88612 Reply

    C_O:  Of course, logic would indicate that “sharing the word” of this mutual endevour would not be considered as responding to one of what’s his name’s posts. You know that, we (almost) all know that.

    While it is generally against the law to blow your horn and flash your car lights while driving, doing so to warn others of hazards down the road would be expected and commended. Steering others away from danger on the “internet highway” is a noble thing to do.

    Also, for those without ADHD, this is not a contest to be won or lost. Nor is it a game of “I gottcha!”  It is a serious effort (at least for me) to break a habit of reflexively replying to certain postings.  It’s similar to looking at your smartphone every time it beeps. Most of the time it’s a junk email or at least nothing important. But, every once in a while, we get a REWARD! It’s a friend with great news!

    Similarly, speaking for myself, I find a get a reward when I post in response to certain people. It makes me feel good!   And, I look forward to certain responses!  It becomes a stupid game. One that literally wastes my time, efforts, intelligence etc.  It also gives “power” to certain others, that I no longer want to give.

    Again, habits are hard to break.  Expecially when someone figuratively waves their arms wildly in the air and screams, “It’s ME, It’s ME! Pay attention to ME!!?Also, one or two or more slip-ups (C_O, your’s was not!) are not the end of the world. This is a mutual journey!

    I feel like Diana Nyad!  :-)


    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 6:33 pm #88613 Reply

    It’s great because Arlington can be discussed. Most of these people post only to attack me. They won’t have anything to post about however . Now we can get back to Arlington

    novasteve September 26, 2013 - 6:35 pm #88614 Reply

    Great so every time I post you will ‘share the word’ which not only violates your promise but would again, make all of your posts off topic. They can see this topic. In fact ask Scott to make this thread a sticky. Just stay out if my topics

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