On Tue, 13 Oct 1998 10:17:05 +0100, Ian Diddams
>> Excuse my ignorance, what is a spoiler?
>A post or worse a header, that gives away a result or other news that
>some maybe due to delayed transmission times SPOIL another's
>appreciation or enjoyment of a game etc.
>POsts are OK, but it is accepted as a common courtesy that HEADERS in
>particular do not carry scores/news if of potential SPOILING nature, and
>that headers do contain the word SPOILER, or RESULT, or something
>similar to indicate that the contents of the message includes
>information that might SPOIL another's enjoyment - thus they have the
>option of ignoring reading that post until a later date.
>> My main gripe is ppl who harp on about a particular point, and
>> totally ignore any well thought counter arguments, but keep droning on
>> and on. Totally frustrating, but then maybe that is their intention?
>> Sheds for example...gggrrrrrr...
>Sheds (for example) and Nigel (IMO) do it to simply wind people up.
It is more difficult to detect windup without visual cues. (And I
realise I am giving that mental leviathon sheds an opening here!)
>That they acheive their aims so readily, easily and with little effort
>IMO speaks volumes about the reactors more than these indivisuals
When ALL they do is wind ppl up, I think it says the opposite. When it
is obvious that there are good and well thought out points being
presented, to continue to wind up that person is just being a ***,
and sheds qualifies with room to spare I'm afraid. A jerk of the first
order, no matter how long he's been in this ng, and even if he is a
member of the "inner circle".
> Others which in a more "normal" way drone on are
>potentially completely myopic, or (maybe, just maybe) right!! ;-)