Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby $P.Muff$ » 28 Nov 2018, 12:25

There's a lot of strangeness on this forum that I don't particularly care for and some seem to take it all a bit too seriously. I realize there's a long history amongst many here that I am not privy to, but I always found people picking on Markus to be especially off-putting as he seemed like one of the genuinely nicest people on here - not that we had all that much in common.

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2018, 12:53

Not an alias. Honest.
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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Nov 2018, 13:04

No he’s not. He’s the pressley fella (?) who came over from the IMDB boards.
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2018, 13:07

Goat Boy wrote:No he’s not. He’s the pressley fella (?) who came over from the IMDB boards.



Okay, I'll accept that.

So why mention asbout Markus - who hasn't posted for many months. Right now? Was he even a member before Markus left?
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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby $P.Muff$ » 28 Nov 2018, 13:14

Diamond Dog wrote:Not an alias. Honest.


Yeah, you're the weirdo who also thought I was Jimbo.

Get a grip, old man.

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Samoan » 28 Nov 2018, 13:15

No good will come of this
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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Nov 2018, 13:17

Diamond Dog wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:No he’s not. He’s the pressley fella (?) who came over from the IMDB boards.



Okay, I'll accept that.

So why mention asbout Markus - who hasn't posted for many months. Right now? Was he even a member before Markus left?


I PMd ‘im
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby $P.Muff$ » 28 Nov 2018, 13:17

Diamond Dog wrote:
So why mention asbout Markus - who hasn't posted for many months. Right now? Was he even a member before Markus left?


I've been curious about it for a while. Just figured I'd finally ask.

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby $P.Muff$ » 28 Nov 2018, 13:18

Samoan wrote:No good will come of this


So get lost.

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2018, 13:19

$P.Muff$ wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
So why mention asbout Markus - who hasn't posted for many months. Right now? Was he even a member before Markus left?


I've been curious about it for a while. Just figured I'd finally ask.



You joined in Sept 2018. Markus has been gone for... what, 8-9 months.

Odd.
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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Samoan » 28 Nov 2018, 13:19

:?

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Nov 2018, 13:35

Markus’s grammar was original to say the least and this clearly wound some posters up. Over the years I felt that at least some of this was actually intentional and deployed to piss off his critics. I think some posters maybe thought it was mostly all intentional and he was simply some kind of cunning troll but I don’t believe that personally. I think most of the time he simply didn’t pay too much attention to his grammar and wrote in a conversational manner, sometimes using Irish colloquialisms that occasionally befuddled people.

He was also quite a stubborn debater who very rarely backed down from a position regardless of the strength of the other person/s arguments or the evidence to the contrary. I suspect this trait was maybe in response to some of the above but it could have just been his character (or a combination of both of course). At times he could be infuriating, truthfully, but he was also smart, funny, curious and most of the time he took the pisstaking, abuse and bullying with a degree of civility and dignity that was refreshing. Not all the time mind but then who does? I respected him for that.

He appears to have left for good when I thought he would return as he has done before. Maybe he’s just had enough or maybe he was actually a genius troll who just got bored.

Either way, he was one of the most distinctive posters around here and despite his foibles a likeable soul a lot of the time.
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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Toby » 28 Nov 2018, 13:36

Diamond Dog wrote:
$P.Muff$ wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
So why mention asbout Markus - who hasn't posted for many months. Right now? Was he even a member before Markus left?


I've been curious about it for a while. Just figured I'd finally ask.



You joined in Sept 2018. Markus has been gone for... what, 8-9 months.

Odd.


I think he rejoined after some previous huff

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Nov 2018, 13:38

Diamond Dog wrote:
$P.Muff$ wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
So why mention asbout Markus - who hasn't posted for many months. Right now? Was he even a member before Markus left?


I've been curious about it for a while. Just figured I'd finally ask.



You joined in Sept 2018. Markus has been gone for... what, 8-9 months.

Odd.


PresMuffley joined in Feb 2017. I believe they are the same person
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


Copehead wrote:we have lost touch with anything normal

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2018, 13:45

Goat Boy wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
$P.Muff$ wrote:
I've been curious about it for a while. Just figured I'd finally ask.



You joined in Sept 2018. Markus has been gone for... what, 8-9 months.

Odd.


PresMuffley joined in Feb 2017. I believe they are the same person



Okay. If that's so - and it seems to be.... bit odd for it to be raised at the end of November, don't you think?
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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby $P.Muff$ » 28 Nov 2018, 13:45

Toby wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
$P.Muff$ wrote:
I've been curious about it for a while. Just figured I'd finally ask.



You joined in Sept 2018. Markus has been gone for... what, 8-9 months.

Odd.


I think he rejoined after some previous huff


No. My original account is still active but I can't access it due to stupidly resetting my phone and thus losing my password.

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby $P.Muff$ » 28 Nov 2018, 13:56

Diamond Dog wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:

You joined in Sept 2018. Markus has been gone for... what, 8-9 months.

Odd.


PresMuffley joined in Feb 2017. I believe they are the same person



Okay. If that's so - and it seems to be.... bit odd for it to be raised at the end of November, don't you think?


Care to explain this? Would it have been less suspicious to your paranoid delusional mind had I asked on the first Tuesday of September?

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2018, 14:04

$P.Muff$ wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
PresMuffley joined in Feb 2017. I believe they are the same person



Okay. If that's so - and it seems to be.... bit odd for it to be raised at the end of November, don't you think?


Care to explain this? Would it have been less suspicious to your paranoid delusional mind had I asked on the first Tuesday of September?


It may have been more 'sensible' had you posted it after you 'returned' or closer to that time.

But I'll play - what exactly today made you think about Markus?
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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby $P.Muff$ » 28 Nov 2018, 14:12

Well, like I said, I had been curious about it for a while, even when I was using my original account and he still posted. People were always being a dick to him for no apparent reason other than that they seemed to think he wasn't worthy of their intellectual prowess. Last night I took a look at the basketball thread and, well, here we are.

Satisfied?

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Re: Why were you guys so mean to that Markus fella?

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Nov 2018, 14:13

Oh yes. Perfectly reasonable.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
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