$P.Muff$ wrote: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.
I was "a dick" to Markus on a few occasions but like Goat Boy says above, this was because he had a habit of making stupid or borderline offensive statements then backing out of any genuine debate and playing the victim card if anybody called him out on it.
Plus he really really needed to proofread his posts - for basic comprehensibility, not just a few poor spellings, idioms or grammatical errors - before just hitting the submit button, and his failure/refusal to do so just got irritating after a while.
But he did also have a sense of humour and seemed genuinely curious about the world around him, and I think perhaps some of what we took as wind-ups were actually just him being naive.