Why are you polly's here?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
After coming to this forum to explore ideas relating to the Y2k issue I find this forum full of non-believers ( polly's). I must ask, why are you here if you dont think there is a problem looming ahead at the year change? Don't you have anything better to do than sitting around trying to start arguments with folks trying to make contact with each other in regards to a pending disaster, as they precieve it? Ed suggested this forum at his web site, for information. I dont remember him saying anything about a bunch of immature people arguing about Y2k, or calling each other names. I came for information, but I found stupidity. I wont be back. Your forum is a failure folks....
-- Not ED (NOT hiding@ newmexico.com), July 28, 1999
This forum is kinda like one of those cheap paintings that appear to be worthless at first but when you remove the surface, you find a valuable piece of art underneath. You have to get past that ugly exterior to get to the real treasure which is hidden within.
-- Ready & Waiting (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 1999.
Okay; the question has been asked from the point of the person who is need of serious counselling.
I'll answer it from the point of view of the rest of the normal human race.
A year or two ago, there was a serious question as to whether Y2k issues would be addressed in time. They have been addressed, by any sane measure. Those who still hold to the doomview are the insane ones.
So, actually, the valid question becomes, WHY ARE THE DOOMERS STILL HERE?
You are the ones in the splinter minority. And your minority comes not because of your "true vision", as in some minority cases; your minority occurs because you're FREAKIN CRAZY, as with many minorities.
-- Chicken Little (email@example.com), July 28, 1999.
(Posted on another, related, thread)
The polly-trolls know that they won't change one regular's mind. So why are they here? To prevent newbies from being infected with what the pollies call the "poison meme." Virtually any anti-"doomer" argument you see on this site is written to convince newbies that Y2K is a scam and we "doomers" are "Nutz and DRUGGIES BUT...MOST are ** WHIMPS **" (cpr, see below).
Just imagine--some guy is reading a Y2K article in his local paper, something finally clicks, thinks, "Hmmm, maybe I ought to check this out." Maybe he gets to this site first, maybe it's third or sixth. He sees the titles of Andy Ray's posts and thinks, "Eek! Have I landed in a nest of nuts?" He clicks on a Maria or Chicken Little post and thinks, "Sheesh! More nuts arguing about rubbish with THESE nuts!" And he goes back to reading/watching MacNews for his daily insights.
Take a look at Maria's posts on Debunking Y2K for just two days. There's a reason why she used to call herself "Troll Maria." There may be more illustrative posts but I didn't have time to go back any further. (This post applies equally to most if not all of the Debunker polly-trolls who also post here.)
July 27: How the Y2k Poison Meme spreads. The circle from NORTH OUTWARDS (cpr) / Put your hands together and say AMEN! (n/t)(Maria)
July 26: Are you a Polly who is storing food? (Andy Ray) / No, I store food for any emergency (Paul Davis) / ditto that (n/t)(Maria)
Post Y2K - It is going to be messy (COBOL_Dinosaur@yahoo.com) / 10-20 ?? Maybe 2,000 on Hyatt-ski's mess?? About normal for a Fringe movement (cpr) / Remember - They are ARMED and have NOTHING to lose! (n/t)(COBOL_Dinosaur@yahoo.com) / Do you think Lisa has a gun? Do you think she knows how to use it? (Maria). . . / And it's just that they are so looney. No one can hold a decent discussion, the fringe group who go seek revenge. (Maria)
There are Nutz and DRUGGIES BUT...MOST are ** WHIMPS ** which is why they are afraid. (cpr) / The Hypesters: EVEN GARY ADMITS MANY SELLING "SUPPLIES" DON"T BELIEVE IN Y2k (cpr) / Yes, they're scardy cats but they are also so emotionally drained by the year long event. (Maria)
Does EY understand Fiscal Year Accounting - I don't think so. (COBOL_Dinosaur@yahoo.com) . . . / Join the fun - it's like a flood in a Fizzy Factory! (n/t)(COBOL_Dinosaur@yahoo.co). . . I always thought Booch had it all over Eddie. He just latches on to the good names and tries to steal the thunder huh? Like this consortium. (n/t) (Maria). . . / You know Ed hasn't spent much time thinking at all. He is good with his imagination however. (Maria) / Here's another fanstasy. Non EY but same "inventiveness". (BTW. His whole BOOK is riddled with that sort of thing.) (cpr) / This guy actually believes he's Yourgod and accepts no responsibility for other's actions. (n/t)(Maria)
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 1999.
"WE represent the lullaby league, the lullaby league, the lull-a-by league. And in the name of the LULL-A-BYYYYY LEAUGEEEEEEEEEEEE,
WEEEEEEEEEEEE wishtowelcomeyou TO Munch-kin LANNNNNNNNNNND!"
(OK.....good work Pollys........Now, let's try it once more with a bit more 'feeling' this time, alright? Places everyone!)
-- Will continue (email@example.com), July 28, 1999.
Oh But Mr. Little
It is so nice to see your sunny self here once more, (want to talk about embeded systems with me now?) Oh! And you don't need Mr Poole to hold your hand here like he was doing at csy2k...After all I won't bite (well not much any way LOL)
-- Shakey (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 1999.
Not Ed : I have to agree with parts of your posting. In the last few months there has been a large increase in petty B.S. on this site. The name calling and totally unrelated input. You just have to wade through to crap and every once in awhile you'll find a posting you can get a fresh idea from. Hang in there guy.....
-- Capt. Dennis (email@example.com), July 28, 1999.
I've said it before, I'll say it again: "Because abnormal psychology is fascinating."
-- jxd29 (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 29, 1999.
-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), July 29, 1999.