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Poll: Is Consistency Important in a Board Persona?

fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
I'm intrigued by a famous quote from Emerson:

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."

Well, not really but I'm trying to class up this poll.

In your opinion, would it be better to:

(a) Maintain a pleasant, sweet, kind Board Persona in your public messages, but send vicious snarling PMs to people who deserve it. (It is, after all, the perfect crime!)

(b) Maintain a snarky, sarcastic, Village of the Damned Board Persona but send kind, loving PMs to those you deem worthy of your love. (But run this risk of getting banned, getting messages from people who chose Option A, being pelted with gummi bears in public)

(c) Neither. You should let your insides match your outsides and be nice or mean wherever you are. Life is confusing enough as it is.
"Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

"Honey Badger don't care!"
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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    I ate my crayons.
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    I...um..... :oops: Nevermind.

    I'm sorry for offending....

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  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    I ate my crayons.

    That's a paddlin'
    "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

    "Honey Badger don't care!"
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    fig jam wrote:

    That's a paddlin'

    That's where I saw the Leprchaun. He tells me to burn things!
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    fig jam wrote:

    That's a paddlin'

    That's where I saw the Leprchaun. He tells me to burn things!

    Ah, yes, burn them all!
    "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

    "Honey Badger don't care!"
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I picked option 4.

    Seriously, though, I don't pretend to be someone else-either overly nice or overly mean. Sometimes, I'm more obnoxious than others-just depends on my mood.

    I don't think I've ever sent anyone a mean PM, so I am probably nicer over PM....I'm definitely more intellectual over PM because I don't have to worry about other multiple people's opinions, interruptions and distractions, etc.-but that's the same way I am while interacting with people in real life. A group is more impersonal, therefore I don't usually get as emotionally or intellectually involved in a group conversation.
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    NetG offended me and made me cry.
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    NetG offended me and made me cry.


    Well, you didn't have to read about me reading it, did you?

    Just don't read it if it offends you.
    Sorry, I'm too tired to be any more funny than my failure above.
    
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    *sigh*

    Ok, netg, despite the fact that your complete lack of an attempt at humor offends me, I will let it slide on this holiest of all days, my birthday.
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    *sigh*

    Ok, netg, despite the fact that your complete lack of an attempt at humor offends me, I will let it slide on this holiest of all days, my birthday.

    It's your birthday?

    I assume your name's not Marina, but this is the best I could do on such short notice.

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    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    That is some cool cake. Like a mini-vacation! Happy birthday!
    "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

    "Honey Badger don't care!"
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    NetG wrote:

    It's your birthday?

    I assume your name's not Marina, but this is the best I could do on such short notice.

    carribean.jpg

    HEY!!! It's just like I am in Hawaii!!!!! Oh, wait....... :wink:

    Thanks for the bday wishes!!!!
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    HEY!!! It's just like I am in Hawaii!!!!! Oh, wait....... :wink:

    Thanks for the bday wishes!!!!

    Wow, you'd almost think I did it on purpose or something.

    Oh, wait.  I did-because I couldn't find a gecko birthday cake....
    
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    I ate Gekko's cake. :oops:
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  • loosecurlsloosecurls Posts: 637Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    I ate my crayons.

    That's why you're not allowed to drink on your birthday!
    Slinky's rule for NC.com:

    I suppose I can't judge you because you married a serviceman and it is wartime. Boo hoo. You must be loney sitting at home with nothing else to do but pick on people. Why don't you go masterbate again?
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    gekko422 wrote:
    I ate my crayons.

    no wonder you got sick!

    :roll:

    anyway....

    once upon a time there was an NC member with a sweet, kind face on her threads. and there was a disturbance in the force and "sweet, kind" member said that her husband would help end the disturbance. and the Empress said that she was warning the disturbance that help was on the way and could she just be quiet about it please.

    and "sweet, kind" member started snarking about me. in threads, in messages, and in chat. and in chat she got caught several times saying nasty things about the Empress, one of which was that she knew my real name, address and phone number and she was going to "get" me [which is why i now leave few identifiers around here].

    and after announcing that the disturbance had been located, "sweet, kind" member stated that if the disturbance started again, it would be the Empress doing it to prove a point.

    charming girl.

    several months later, "sweet, kind" member was white-knighting for another member that SKM felt the Empress was unfairly attacking [singling me out when the other member was under fire from many quarters].

    only to turn around and sing a totally different tune a week later when my father died. someone else posted about that - not me - and SKM was sending "prayers to me".

    only to go on the attack again a month later. and then to go on about my "handsome daddy" when i did post about him a few months later, inviting members to visit the memorial page i had set up for him. that creeped me out no end.

    it was soon discovered that SKM was deriding NC members on another forum and that some of her dealings behind the scenes here were not exactly on the up-and-up. she was also desperate to get me to answer her makeup questions, and created not, one, but two other personae to try to get me to talk to her.

    and she did leave NC - after several "goodbye cruel board" posts.

    personally, i don't think she was quite stable, but i also don't think that should excuse the worst of her excesses.

    with me, what you see, is what you get. i don't see the point in being two, or more, people.
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  • BookishCurlyBookishCurly Posts: 75Registered Users
    I am no different on the boards than I am off of them. I am very consistent, no matter what name I may choose for myself next. To quote Popeye,"I yam what I yam, and that's all that I yam!" :wink:
    "A thing of beauty is a joy forever: It's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but will still keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."... John Keats. (Endymion, Book I, 1-5)
  • AccountessaAccountessa Posts: 13Registered Users
    The cake offends me.

    I'm from Ohio.

    j/k j/k j/k !! Don't leave!

    :P
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  • GuardianBGuardianB Posts: 1,818Registered Users
    What I am here is not what I am in the real world but I am consistant. I only use pm for stuff I don't think others need to know.
    A harem? in my dreams. I didn't have a date until my senior prom because I was so shy. But hey a guy can dream.

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  • kurlykittykurlykitty Posts: 162Registered Users
    I'm both snarky and nice, and I try to be consistent about that. :twisted:
    "Beware the man of one book." --Latin proverb
  • CarriolaCarriola Posts: 30Registered Users
    fig jam wrote:
    gekko422 wrote:
    I ate my crayons.

    That's a paddlin'

    :roll:

    That's nothing. I have been spanked by US presidents on 3 non-consecutive occasions.
  • kurlykittykurlykitty Posts: 162Registered Users
    While they were in office, or are we talking ex-Presidents?

    And, were you over 18 at the time? ;) :twisted:
    "Beware the man of one book." --Latin proverb
  • onecurlygirlyonecurlygirly Posts: 106Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote:
    I ate my crayons.

    Did the lemon one really taste like lemon? :?
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  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    Empress Rou, it was a similar situation that inspired this post. It's been my experience (from one that happened to me, and from hearing what others have had to say about their own experiences) that it is some of the carefully cultivated Sweet Kind Personae (i.e., who make it a point to mention how sweet & kind they are, or sensitive, or whatever) who send the angriest, nastiest PMs. Just like what you describe.

    I wholeheartedly agree with the rule that says you cannot post PMs on here, but I would love to see the expressions on the faces of the people who are fans/supporters of the SKP (who usually garner a few because they are also likely to cry foul over a number of issues) if the admirers could see some of the seething content written by the SKP. :shock:

    SK probably stands for "sincerely krazy."

    Required Disclaimer: If you are a genuinely sweet kind person, this does not apply to you.
    "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

    "Honey Badger don't care!"
  • GuardianBGuardianB Posts: 1,818Registered Users
    fig jam wrote:
    Required Disclaimer: If you are a genuinely sweet kind person, this does not apply to you.

    pheeww I was worried this was about me 8)
    ~Two friends, one soul inspired~ anonymous
  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    But . . . you can never be completely sure, can you? :twisted:
    "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

    "Honey Badger don't care!"