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#1 PetaSiddle

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Really badly worded post, sorry

Edited by PetaSiddle, 03 December 2012 - 05:55 PM.


#2 ~ky~

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Sorry, I won't participate in naming people as I don't see the point and think it could potentially cause strife  as you have probably unintentionally made this about people being "infamous" which is not necessarily a good thing.

Suffice to say, I could probably name a good 50 or so members and then another good whack of past members for a variety of reasons.

btw ... adding "Go" at the end of your post is more likely to get people's backs up than participation!

Edited by ~ky~, 03 December 2012 - 05:35 PM.


#3 Unatheowl

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Is there a connection between the ganging up and the naming of people?  unsure.gif

I'm not sure that sort of thing is allowed ?!

#4 Becky Thatcher

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

This won't end well.



There is often talk of a gang or clique. I don't see it. I take every post on it's own merits.

I love this forum. It is the only one that I fit into (well I think anyway) biggrin.gif

#5 katpaws

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

OP, are you saying that:

howdo
soontobegran
Badcat
Greenbag
tamm

are gangstas?

You've just listed five of my favourite EBers. They ain't mean, they don't gang up... I have a lot of respect for them. I'm not quite sure what you are saying in this thread or alluding to but i don't think these five wonderful gals deserve what you are implying.

Edited by katpaws, 03 December 2012 - 05:39 PM.


#6 Mummytoyou

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

I don't understand the point of your post.  I also don't see a lot of ganging up, I see people that obviously get along well and I also see lots of people coming together when it's needed.
Of course there are a few very funny, very regular members that stand out and I could probably name 30 or so off the top of my head and then there are probably heaps that I have never noticed.  What's the point of listing them though?

#7 Laborious Nicety

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

It would take me a long long long time to type all those names.

I could also probably tell you who is friends with who outside EB but being friends doesn't automatically equal ganging up or being joined at the hip and posting in the same threads.  I've disagreed in threads with people I consider to be good friends IRL.

#8 Iliketoflounce

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

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Edited by Minnieme4me, 03 December 2012 - 05:43 PM.


#9 PetaSiddle

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Wow, I have certainly been misunderstood. I was just asking what names people could reel off from the top of their heads as a bit of fun. Just mentioned the ganging up thing as explaination for where the idea came from. Really, EB is too uptight for words these days.

My apologies if 'GO' offended you ky.

#10 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

I don't think she is saying they are a gang but they are high profile and if they are seen to be agreeing with each other than other members mistakenly see it was ganging up.

#11 Unatheowl

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE (Balzac @ 03/12/2012, 06:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would take me a long long long time to type all those names.

I could also probably tell you who is friends with who outside EB but being friends doesn't automatically equal ganging up or being joined at the hip and posting in the same threads.  I've disagreed in threads with people I consider to be good friends IRL.


See this is the part I am totally ignorant about.  I have zero idea who is good friends with who irl and who has history with who etc.  I also don't remember very well from one thread to the next.  Gets me into a bit of trouble at times  wink.gif

#12 Green Door

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE (Mummyone1 @ 03/12/2012, 06:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't understand the point of your post.  I also don't see a lot of ganging up, I see people that obviously get along well and I also see lots of people coming together when it's needed.
Of course there are a few very funny, very regular members that stand out and I could probably name 30 or so off the top of my head and then there are probably heaps that I have never noticed.  What's the point of listing them though?

Do you really mean to say that you never see people gang up on PBQ

#13 I look incredible

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

OP, the standard response to this is "OH, I have no IDE-AH what you're talking about".

But, yes, your instincts are correct and there are other locations where like-minded individuals gather to agree with each other and then contribute to EB in unison.

And my crystal ball tells me that the next few posts will be denying this. ^^^ biggrin.gif


...oh "they" like "that" too - the ^^^^ thingy. Usually the less articulate, or more drunk ones who can't think of anything themsleves.

#14 PetaSiddle

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE (Drowningnotwaving @ 03/12/2012, 06:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think she is saying they are a gang but they are high profile and if they are seen to be agreeing with each other than other members mistakenly see it was ganging up.



No no no no. I wasnt saying that anyone gangs up - I actually dont think that. I'm sorry it came across that way.

#15 chat

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE
So thats 11.

GO!


LOL - what is this?  highschool biggrin.gif

I am reading this thread and there are a few usernames with a high post counts that I have never recognised....I think I must be living under a rock these days.  I have been on these boards for years and there are too many lovely EBers to name individually tongue.gif

#16 Excentrique

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

Noone EVER names me.








(just wanted to get in first with that one  Tounge1.gif )

#17 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE (PetaSiddle @ 03/12/2012, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No no no no. I wasnt saying that anyone gangs up - I actually dont think that. I'm sorry it came across that way.


Whoops sorry, I see now.

#18 protart roflcoptor

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

And who were you in a previous user name I look incredible?

#19 Becky Thatcher

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

I am so sad. I have not met any EB members  IRL sad.gif

I am obviously A Loser with a capital L

#20 PetaSiddle

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (I look incredible @ 03/12/2012, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OP, the standard response to this is "OH, I have no IDE-AH what you're talking about".

But, yes, your instincts are correct and there are other locations where like-minded individuals gather to agree with each other and then contribute to EB in unison.

And my crystal ball tells me that the next few posts will be denying this. ^^^ biggrin.gif


...oh "they" like "that" too - the ^^^^ thingy. Usually the less articulate, or more drunk ones who can't think of anything themsleves.


I DONT THINK ANYONE GANGS UP. I personally just read posts and dont really recognise usernames, so it would be hard for me to notice if anyone was, which made me think about how many usernames I could recognise, which isnt many. THATS ALL.

Edited by PetaSiddle, 03 December 2012 - 05:51 PM.


#21 Cancerian Moon

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

I could probably name about 100, but it would feel a little weird, like I'm singling them out or something, and I've already been weird once today.

There are some top-tier members who give either very funny or very incisive answers that can't be argued with...after they've posted you expect to see a number of members high-fiving them...I don't think that's problematic though. Sometimes if someone's posted something silly everyone wants a piece of them and it becomes a bit of an onslaught, just by the numbers of people posting the same thing.

#22 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

Sometimes people gang up, sometimes they are just agreeing. In the recent thread where there were accusations of ganging up I think it was actually just people agreeing.

I feel like I have agreed and argued with enough high profile members on EB to not be accused of ganging up. For eg, STBG and I have had some brilliant disagreements, but on other occasions are totally in accord with our points of view.

Listing names... How long have you got? I've been here 11 years and my memory is long. That said, I don't really like lists that often amount to popularity contests.

#23 Mummytoyou

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE (Green Door @ 03/12/2012, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you really mean to say that you never see people gang up on PBQ

\
unsure.gif  shrug.gif  Don't know if I'd call it 'gang up",  I think PBQ frustrated many members at times with her style of posting (me included) so you saw lots of members showing that frustration but I also saw everyone come together to help her when she went through a difficult period.
I think sometimes lots of members have similar views and each express it in a thread, doesn't seem to me like they get together and decide to make life a misery for that poster but maybe I am naive.

#24 JuniPooks_

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Oh dear.

The Yoghurt Is Evil mafia has been exposed.

*does best to look innocent*  wwhistle.gif

#25 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

I could name quite a few and I'm friends with a lot of them IRL. Some of the loveliest people I've met have been from EB original.gif




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