noun: the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue.
We got us a whole lot of moral correctness here. Maybe you mean well but you come off as narrow-minded busy bodies.
well, sure. i was just virtue signalling when i got thrown around by cops or when i spent the night in central lockup. it alllllll was worth it so i could come in on a message board and try to "look" good instead of actually giving a shit.
or maybe... just maybe... the people who bitch about virtue signalling are themselves just giving a stupid, facile write-off of whatever issyew at hand they couldn't really give one crap about.
i mean, here you are, crapping on posts that folk clearly took time to try to express in a non-snarky manner. but tomorrow you'll be swearin up and down in another thread that yer tryin to save us all from world war III. that's not virtue signalling, though, right, jimbo? becuz yer the one doing it, and what you think is the only thing that really matters.
stupid, facile write-offs are exactly how the ALM crowd operates (and i am not
including flower in this. i accept what she said when she apologized for not realizing that the slogan "all lives matter", in america anyway, is code for fucque you, BLM
it's the kind of write-off a guy might make if he came into a thread about battered women and said, "women aren't the only ones abused."
or if a christian came into a thread about the horrific rise of anti-semitism under trump and said, "jews aren't the only ones persecuted."
those statements are technically true. but in context? they reek. they are write-offs, meant to deflect and dismiss, to have the effect of letting a targeted group get lost in the fallacious wash, their concerns erased. those comments are indeed saying fucque you.
if you actually cared about anyone understanding yer point of view, you wouldn't act like such a raging asshole about anyone else's opinion.
i wonder, if by yer definition, you are the most blatant virtue-signaller of all.