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Weekend vanity... What kind of forum poster are you? (illustrated examples)
Flame Warriors ^ | N/A | some guy

Posted on 08/24/2002 7:38:15 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod

mostly funny site... an artist who made drawings of a ton of internet forum posting archetypes....

2 examples to start you off, not necessarily residing on FR!:

Archivist

Archivist saves and squirrels away each and every discussion forum message. Do you remember having a bad day back in 1996 when in one of your messages you may have said a few things that were...well, perhaps a little...hasty? Don't worry, Archivist still has it and will post it to the forum if you begin to get the upper hand in battle. Archivist can be a very effective and fearsome Warrior.

Weenie

Weenie is a very sensitive guy, and it angers him that everyone isn't as sensitive as he. A soi-disant male feminist, he not only cares deeply about women's issues, he's concerned about poverty, people of color, gay rights and sea turtles. Weenie strives to be politically correct at all times and is ever vigilant against anti progressive attitudes. Weenie is always solicitous towards the oppressed classes, but will lash out viciously at retrograde brutes such as Deacon and Troglodyte.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: flamewar; flamewarriors; keyboardwarriors; mikereed; nanny; threadnannies; threadnanny
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1 posted on 08/24/2002 7:38:16 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Wonder what the illustration is for "disruptor" as in DU trolls, disgruntled former Freepers, etc.
2 posted on 08/24/2002 7:54:51 AM PDT by lsee
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To: KneelBeforeZod
This accounts for approximately 30% of FReepers:

Stone Deaf is one of the few truly invincible Warriors because nothing can shatter his impenetrable armor of non recognition. His primitive battle strategy is maddening effective; he simply refuses to acknowledge any arguments he doesn't like. Kung-Fu Master can hammer away with devastating blows, Cyber Sisters can screech in full throat and Profundus Maximus can expound until he drops, but Stone Deaf remains utterly oblivious as he advances his dogged and often repetitious attacks. In the early stages of battle a wide array of Warriors will fling themselves at Stone Deaf, but inevitably they fall back exahusted or lose interest when they see that their best weapons have no effect. His only real enemy is Administrator, who has the power to eject him from the discussion forum.

3 posted on 08/24/2002 8:00:36 AM PDT by wimpycat
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To: lsee
might be this guy...

Rebel Without a Clue

Rebel Without a Clue's deep seated and infantile hostility to authority motivates his random and seemingly gratuitous attacks on list owners, SysOps and anyone else who attempts to maintain a modicum of order and civility in discussion forums. Differing markedly from Rebel Leader, he is unattached to any cause other than petulance for its own sake, and will therefore seldom inspire general insurrection. In his frequent and ineffectual attacks on the established order he will often cite the Bible, or the US Constitution to support incoherent arguments. Rebel Without a Clue NEVER reads forum FAQs, and loudly decries as fascism any enforcement whatsoever of forum rules.

4 posted on 08/24/2002 8:03:49 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Jerk

Jerk is sarcastic, mean, unforgiving and never misses an opportunity to make a cutting remark. Jerk's repulsive personality quickly alienates other Warriors, and after some initial skirmishing he is usually ostracized. Still, Jerk is very happy to participate in electronic forums because in cyberspace he is free to be himself...without the risk of getting a real-time punch in the mouth.

5 posted on 08/24/2002 8:04:32 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: KneelBeforeZod
There's quite a few of these guys around, too! LOL!

"For Tireless Rebutter there is no such thing as a trivial dispute. He regards all challenges as if the barbarians were battering at the gates. His unflagging tenacity in making his points numbs and eventually wears down the opposition. Confident that his arguments are sound, Tireless Rebutter can't understand why he is universally loathed."

6 posted on 08/24/2002 8:06:33 AM PDT by wimpycat
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Troller

Troller is looking for a response...ANY response, and he will chum the waters with complaints, insults, compliments, and inflammatory tidbits hoping that someone...ANYONE, will take the bait. Generally quite harmless - practices a form of catch and release. Nonetheless, he can upset the delicate ecology of a discussion forum. Once a forum becomes aware of his presence, however, all feeding activity ceases and Troller must move on to more promising waters.

7 posted on 08/24/2002 8:09:16 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: wimpycat
I can remember "Cyber Sisters" a while back...nowadays we seem to have "The Swarm"
8 posted on 08/24/2002 8:10:55 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: KneelBeforeZod
This site is awesome! Thanks.
9 posted on 08/24/2002 8:16:29 AM PDT by AM2000
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To: KneelBeforeZod

WARNING!!! YOU MUST READ THIS!!! Klaxon, the internet Chicken Little, raises the alarm for each and every paranoid conspiracy theory, Federal Big-Brother scheme, internet hoax, and latest computer virus. No black helicopter alert is so ludicrous, no urban legend so implausible, that he will not pass it along as accepted fact (in ALL CAPS with multiple exclamation marks). Congratulations, you are recipient 16,747 of today's Urban Myth. CAUTION: Often Klaxon knowingly posts false alarms to foment mischief.

10 posted on 08/24/2002 8:25:55 AM PDT by wimpycat
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To: wimpycat
small dedicated cadre of FReepers:

Issues has an issue and she wants it to be everyone's issue. The discussion could be about fondue pots and Issue would rage about the multinational corporate conspiracy to exploit fondue pot workers. Of course, Issues is found among all ideological persuasions - anti-gun mothers, gun totin' mothers, bloodthirsty feminists, troglodyte misogynists, politically correct, politically incorrect, lefties, righties, vegetarians, carnivores, radical Rotarians - it doesn't matter. HINT: An effective tactic to employ against Issues is indifference.

11 posted on 08/24/2002 8:29:14 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: one_particular_harbour
Issues has an issue and she wants it to be everyone's issue. The discussion could be about fondue pots and Issue would rage about the multinational corporate conspiracy to exploit fondue pot workers. Of course, Issues is found among all ideological persuasions - anti-gun mothers, gun totin' mothers, bloodthirsty feminists, troglodyte misogynists, politically correct, politically incorrect, lefties, righties, vegetarians, carnivores, radical Rotarians - it doesn't matter. HINT: An effective tactic to employ against Issues is indifference.
12 posted on 08/24/2002 8:30:04 AM PDT by wimpycat
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Rebel Without a Clue

I know this guy! :)

13 posted on 08/24/2002 8:31:34 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: wimpycat
Cyber Sisters can screech in full throat

That describes me!

14 posted on 08/24/2002 8:33:06 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: KneelBeforeZod
I can find just about every type of warrior here at FR. I don't want to name names or ideologies, because then I might be accused of being a Grenade.

Grenade isn't actually a Warrior, per se, but he is an ordnance so widely employed by combatants that no Flame Warriors guide would be complete without mentioning him. When lobbed into a discussion forum Grenade instantly reduces any semblance of reasonable discourse to smoking rubble and sets in motion the forces of war. Grenade can be loaded with different explosives depending on the forum, but some common detonating materials are Clinton, gun control, homosexuality, Reagan, abortion, taxes, conspiracy theory, the NEA, welfare reform, etc. When beleaguered and facing certain defeat a Warrior can deflect even the most determined attack by triggering a diversionary explosion. Grenade is a particularly destructive weapon when wielded by Evil Clown, Issues, Troglodyte and even Weenie, but almost any Warrior can use it to gain a temporary strategic advantage. Grenade is the preferred weapon of Troller and L'Enfant Provocateur. Eagle Scout has been known to throw himself upon Grenade to save the forum.

15 posted on 08/24/2002 8:33:44 AM PDT by wimpycat
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To: ladyinred
No you don't! :}
16 posted on 08/24/2002 8:35:11 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: JohnHuang2
JohnHuang2
17 posted on 08/24/2002 8:36:17 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: KneelBeforeZod
I haven't been "assigned" my particular archetype yet, as far as I know.
Does that now officially make me a baiter?
18 posted on 08/24/2002 8:36:38 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: KneelBeforeZod
What is the archetype of one who is affraid to have their archetype revealed?

I gotta go!

19 posted on 08/24/2002 8:39:49 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: KneelBeforeZod
"jerk" is the only one that seems close.
21 posted on 08/24/2002 8:41:45 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: wimpycat
Hey, that's the Brain From Planet Arous!


22 posted on 08/24/2002 8:42:58 AM PDT by boris
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To: KneelBeforeZod
You posted this article at 7:38. Magically, I had it archived at 7:36. Hah!
23 posted on 08/24/2002 8:43:25 AM PDT by Cachelot
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To: DWSUWF
Check out the second picture!

Remind you of some folks on another thread?

24 posted on 08/24/2002 8:46:40 AM PDT by Mulder
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To: one_particular_harbour
You know I wasn't referring to myself in #15.
25 posted on 08/24/2002 8:48:11 AM PDT by wimpycat
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To: KneelBeforeZod; Fzob
This thread is a hoot.
27 posted on 08/24/2002 8:49:44 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: wimpycat
Issues has an issue...

jinx!

28 posted on 08/24/2002 8:51:11 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Pretty funny stuff.
29 posted on 08/24/2002 8:57:59 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: KneelBeforeZod
I think we all know where the Howlers can be found. Hint: They were the main inspiration for the Smokey Backroom.

Howlers generally populate academic, technical or special interest forums in which particular issues are discussed. Newbies to such forums often wander in thinking they have found some devastating new argument that contradicts accepted wisdom on the forum topic. Of course, if the forum is a long-standing and active discussion group it will probably have heard and debated the argument at length, so instead of reviving a dead topic Howlers will simply shout and throw excrement until the intruder leaves.

30 posted on 08/24/2002 8:58:05 AM PDT by wimpycat
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To: KneelBeforeZod
This is pretty funny. Thanks for the link.
31 posted on 08/24/2002 9:01:02 AM PDT by JavaTheHutt
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To: cyncooper; Amore
Recognize anyone?
32 posted on 08/24/2002 9:06:38 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: Non-Sequitur; x; Ditto; davidjquackenbush; Huck; stainlessbanner; GOPcapitalist; Aurelius; rdf
Too funny.
33 posted on 08/24/2002 9:10:07 AM PDT by WhiskeyPapa
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To: Askel5

34 posted on 08/24/2002 9:12:55 AM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Nightshift
bump & ping
35 posted on 08/24/2002 9:14:13 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: TheMom; humblegunner; dix; Flyer; bobbyd
Bump to read at home.

Home....Home.....Home on the range.....



Stay safe; stay armed.


36 posted on 08/24/2002 9:23:22 AM PDT by Eaker
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To: KneelBeforeZod; wimpycat; SamAdams76
It dawned on me while reading your posts that I just might have a multiple personality disorder. Awareness is half the battle. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have archives to dig through in order to tear apart opponents arguments, tin foil hat conspiracy theories to drum up, and rants to work on. All in a days work on FR ;~)
37 posted on 08/24/2002 9:24:22 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Link Of The Month -- Thanks!.
38 posted on 08/24/2002 9:27:23 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: KneelBeforeZod; Orual; aculeus; general_re; hellinahandcart
Great stuff. Mike Reed obviously knows his subject.
39 posted on 08/24/2002 9:36:54 AM PDT by dighton
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To: one_particular_harbour
Who's this remind you of??

Multiple responses accepted.

40 posted on 08/24/2002 9:40:48 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty
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To: KneelBeforeZod; dighton; aculeus; general_re
I hope I never lose the link. Terrific stuff, used it twice already today.
41 posted on 08/24/2002 9:43:42 AM PDT by Orual
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To: KneelBeforeZod
ROTFLMAO!!!

42 posted on 08/24/2002 9:51:58 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl
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To: KneelBeforeZod
This is one of the funniest--and most accurate--threads I've ever seen on FR!
43 posted on 08/24/2002 9:56:14 AM PDT by independentmind
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Don't forget to show me, I'm the 'Hit and Run' kind.

Gotta go, I'll check back later!

44 posted on 08/24/2002 10:11:01 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Lurker

Lurker does not participate in normal forum discourse, but he's out there...watching, reading every message. Generally, he is quite harmless. In fact, his silence usually reflects a natural reticence rather than any sinister motives. He is content to let the other people haul the conversational freight and, if a fight breaks out he will observe quietly. Occasionally, however, some mysterious impulse drives him to de-lurk and attack. Other Warriors regard his unexpected assault as an ambush, and invariably turn on him savagely. But Lurker seldom sticks around to fight it out, rather, after a brief exchange, he slips away, never to be heard from again.

45 posted on 08/24/2002 10:23:38 AM PDT by I Hired Craig Livingstone
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To: one_particular_harbour
To whom are you speaking, OPH? LOL.

I posted the Cyber Sisters over on the other site. These are hysterical.

46 posted on 08/24/2002 10:41:52 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: KneelBeforeZod
This is the post of the day! I've used this one already:

Flame Warriors

Netiquette Nazi

 

Netiquette Nazi is in control and she does not tolerate backtalk. The guidelines for every discussion forum are clearly posted and she demands obedience. If any of you sniveling dogs break the rules or deviate from strict observance of netiquette you WILL be punished.

 


47 posted on 08/24/2002 10:52:46 AM PDT by Lady Jag
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To: KneelBeforeZod
And don't forget me, the one the European's describe in terms of Extreme Right (read conservative). I'm the guy who lives by the rules of society and thinks everyone else should be just as responsible, that they too should be held accountable for their actions or inaction. I'm the guy the Democrat's call the "Vast Right Wing Conspirator", read Conservative. Again, I'm the same guy who thinks we should all be treated equally, even after they give every single person I know a Federal Hiring Preference over me because I'm a white male. I'm that guy who thinks that whatever small burden society places on me is worth the inconvience because I love my Country and know that I'm doing my part to make it better.

I'm a Republican Poster because I know and understand that sound economical policy make Cents enought to pay the Bills.

48 posted on 08/24/2002 11:02:02 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: Slip18; one_particular_harbour; MeeknMing; xsmommy; homeschool mama; dubyaismypresident; ...
I guess since I'm the "bookmark queen," I'd be the archivist (sort of?) LOL
49 posted on 08/24/2002 11:12:40 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: KneelBeforeZod; dighton; aculeus; Orual; general_re; Lazamataz; Poohbah

I am proud to claim the title of WEBMØØSE ... there is no thread that couldn't be pepped up by adding messages referencing møøse, cheese, tin-foil, or quotes and/or pictures from Monty Python, Looney Toons, or the Blues Brothers.

Der Elite Møøsenspåånkengruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK)

50 posted on 08/24/2002 11:14:26 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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