Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
Tim
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things I can do without on LJ

Three items in a continuing series ...

The "go sic 'em" post.

The construct (from theferrett, here):

"Gosh, someone has offended me! I'm too incompetent to argue this for myself (or I'm terrified that my opinions aren't strong enough to stand up on their own merit), so here's a fresh post containing a link to the place so you can all go harass this person! You thought you were a loose grouping of people who've decided to read me - but actually, you're my army of sycophants, existing only to repeat badly-worded opinions and fling insults like monkey poop! Now, fly! Fly! Bring me that girl and her slippers! Fly! Fly! Fly!"

The cryptic post.

(A peeve of boy_asunder, as well.)

The construct:

A brief expression or sentence bereft of context, often (but not always) phrased to suggest a host of different possible meanings, usually heavy with implied drama. Variously coupled with one or more of: ominous musical choice, mood setting, and/or user icon.

Examples:
- "that is all" (note use of lowercase, and lack of punctuation, suggesting life-ending ennui)
- "Don't ever do that. EVER." (whoa! someone was naughty!)
- "WHY?!" (o the pathos!)

Throwing gasoline on the fire.

(Most prevalent in loosely-themed coms, such as oh I don't know, damnportlanders.)

The construct: OP posts a simple yet subjective opinion, susceptible to easy disproof and/or being construed offensively, and then replies to every single comment, usually inciting further disagreement, engaging in ad hominem attacks, and/or insisting upon having the last word in every subthread. Comments usually span at least 3 pages.

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