Internet user admits 'web-rage'

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by thworple, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. thworple macrumors 6502

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    BBC Story on an argument in a chatroom gone too far!

    Perhaps a lesson to all of us to keep insults on Macrumors down to a minimum? ;)
     
  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Imagine if he arrived to find a twenty stone muscle-bound freak. :eek:

    Now that would have been an interesting conversation.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    That is so very London.

    Honestly, some of the people in this city. I nearly got beaten up in the East End once for sounding my motorbike horn at a car driver. The fact that he was about to reverse into me and knock me into the gutter obviously made no difference to his view on the matter :p
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'll admit that there's more than a few people on the internet that I'd probably beat with an axe handle.

    Starting with the guy that created myspace. <WHACK>
     
  5. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Nice! great start to the list who else can be added?

    so it is MySpace then...let's see youtube?, ebay? ;)
     
  6. liketom macrumors 601

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    PAYPAL are the worst IMO
     
  7. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I second the PAYPAL nomination.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'm OK with eBay, despite it being a harbor for scammers. There's some decent **** to be found there and it's innovative.
    YouTube.. well, there's also decent **** to be found there, despite it being a harbor for copyright infringement and people who want to upload their pointless videos.
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    You should get this shirt then :)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. mufflon macrumors 6502

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    no need really mate, if I were to call you a twat or some other incosiderate stuff I would get banned - as would everyone else - macrumors is far too efficient for this kind of stuff - but it is a nice reminder that one should be considerate at all times - even on the web - nice find :)
     
  11. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

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    You cant beat tom up hes your 1st myspace friend :)

    Back on topic, internet chat rooms are a bad place :eek:
     
  12. thworple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ermm..... thanks. I think. ;) :D
     
  13. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Some people never learn...
     
  14. mufflon macrumors 6502

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    also I'm a complete disgrace to human kind - I should have read the article first, then post - not the other way around - thought it didn't involve actually hurting people in real life!
     
  15. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    70 miles...that's called being dedicated to a goal.

    This reminds me of the timeless Tuff-Guys™ on Usenet who, separated by thousands of miles, exchange threats, yet have no intention of ever carrying them out.
     
  16. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    This I don't get

    Does that mean there's lawful wounding?
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I guess that's as opposed to negligence. For example, you're working on a building site and drop a hammer on a passerby. You injure them and they have a right to damages, but you didn't do it deliberately.
     
  18. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    That and psychopathic...
     
  19. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Yup. You give your consent to lawful wounding every time you have an operation or a tattoo or a play-fight (or join the army) or enter a boxing match. (tho there's always some debate over the boxing thing.)

    Love bites and S+M play (in some legal systems) also count as lawful wounding. Various laws have tried to ban S+M play, but fallen over the fact that love bites would also be illegal under them.

    Also in cases of self-defence, or in emergencies where you have to wound someone for their benefit, e.g. pulling them out of a crashed car on fire, that can also be lawful wounding.
     
  20. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Let us hope that this is the case. :)
     
  21. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Nice... I'm definitely going to consider it!
     
  22. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Then it is like and advertisement for the site...remember the Madona principal of marketing - Any press is good press - and as such any mention good or bad promotes the site...just a thought;)
     
  23. XNine macrumors 68040

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    These guys sure don't present a good example of "tolerant people of the Muslim faith." Perhaps it's media spin, but I think people like this are stirring all of the anti-Muslim sentiments around the world.
     

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