Rugby in italy

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby SerjeantWildgoose » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:37 pm

You do know that Baz is a bald eunuch, MP? Unfortunate incident with a suction pump and a bucket of Imac!
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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby OptimisticJock » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:54 pm

It was a helluva an afternoon though.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby SerjeantWildgoose » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:46 pm

Aye, so you say. But them chickens haven’t laid an egg since!
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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby morepork » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:53 pm

Ireland are tuning up Italy pretty good. Italy, notably, have not folded at 50 minutes, and have scored two pretty good tries. Parisse is at the end of his shelf life I think, and seems to get in the way. Italian 12, 13, 11 and 15 look like quality players. Ireland far too well structured though.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby OptimisticJock » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Saving themselves for Scotland.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby SerjeantWildgoose » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 pm

All went a bit pear-shaped for Ireland on 50 minutes, which is clearly due to the cost of flights from Embra to Rome (Via Barcelona), Donny's kipper ties and a Chinese B&B under the Spanish Steps.
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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby OptimisticJock » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:06 pm

Raging at that. Cost me a whole £2.50 they couldn't finish >41pts

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby rowan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:10 pm

rowan wrote:Oh yes, he said Scotland, not England. I always get those two confused. :oops: Well, at least he chose the only game Scotland is likely to win in this year's championship. But don't be too sure . . .


Did Donny survive the rogue Pope Mobile in the end?
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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby rowan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:06 am

rowan wrote:
rowan wrote:Oh yes, he said Scotland, not England. I always get those two confused. :oops: Well, at least he chose the only game Scotland is likely to win in this year's championship. But don't be too sure . . .


Did Donny survive the rogue Pope Mobile in the end?


I can see from another thread that he is very much alive and kicking, but may have sustained brain damage in possible collision with aforementioned rogue vehicle - though that would require the presence of an actual brain to begin with, a matter which has yet to be determined.
If they're good enough to play at World Cups, why not in between?

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby morepork » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:25 pm

Fuck off.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby SerjeantWildgoose » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:31 am

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby BBD » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:07 am

Oi!

Keep your personal shit flinging to the politics board, where its just as unnecessary, but at least you aren't stinking anything of importance or value up

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby rowan » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:14 am

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby morepork » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:50 pm

Tone deaf.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby SerjeantWildgoose » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:57 pm

BBD wrote:Oi!

Keep your personal shit flinging to the politics board, where its just as unnecessary, but at least you aren't stinking anything of importance or value up


Spanking accepted with apologies for forcing you to reach for the 'bold' button.

But seriously, Mucker?

Importance?

Value?

Have you read this thread?
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Re: RE: Re: Rugby in italy

Postby Donny osmond » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

rowan wrote:
I can see from another thread that he is very much alive and kicking, but may have sustained brain damage in possible collision with aforementioned rogue vehicle - though that would require the presence of an actual brain to begin with, a matter which has yet to be determined.




BBD wrote:Oi!

Keep your personal shit flinging to the politics board, where its just as unnecessary, but at least you aren't stinking anything of importance or value up


rowan wrote:Post

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby BBD » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 pm

I was actually referring to the politics board being of no value or importance by comparison. This thread is 90% bollocks....and it still has more value and importance than the politics forum!

Lads, you are on a discussion forum on the internet, not even a big or popular one, let me break it to you as gently as I can

No one cares what area of the political spectrum you subscribe to, no one cares that if you subscribe to one viewpoint that you choose to see other peoples viewpoint as wrong and indicative of some moral or intellectual failing on their part. You are all shouting into a vacuum. So whilst you are all happy to fling the insults, posture, demean and talk down to others in there thats fine. You are all buying into the same bullshit that what you write actually has some significance. As far as Im concerned, that equality of delusion is fair until someone crosses a line,good luck to you, I can see it gives you some fun and entertainment which is brilliant.

But one of the warning signs of things becoming problematic on a forum is when that kind of thing spreads and infects other parts of the forum. At that point it starts to get tiresome and destructive. Anyone with a memory of Rugby Rebels in the old days knows exactly the type of thing that starts to happen. Someone has a dig, someone reacts and responds that causes a further dig for vengeance because this is the internet and they need to be told, and and before long it becomes an unpleasant place to be. Fun to watch for a while perhaps but rapidly getting tiresome. Thats why I intervened, our eco system is too small & fragile for a shitstorm and in the words of Sergeant Murtagh in Lethal Weapon, "Im getting too old for this shit!"

So all I ask is that you take stock for a moment, if you are perhaps guilty of taking an argument a little too personally and starting to play the poster not the post, then just wind it back a notch. Id much rather you self moderate than stick my 2 cents in.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby morepork » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:42 pm

I really don't think anyone really takes it that seriously. Me, I just enjoy baiting the afflicted, but if you wish that to stop then I can dig it.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby Donny osmond » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:44 pm

All well and good BBD, I agree with you which is why I edited a post in the politics board as I had taken it too far and too seriously.

The problem that you have skirted round is that some of us will self moderate and some of us won't. Thus being the advice board and a certain poster is carrying over into here arguments from another thread. It gets left alone, and I can see why, but suddenly its not just the inferno that is an unpleasant place to be. I find it hard to read/post anywhere outside the Scotland board and not because I'm taking it too seriously but because I'm just waiting for the smarmy know it all insult that is surely coming and that destroys any chance of a decent conversation taking place anywhere, on any board. I'm not just here to mix it up in the Inferno, moat times I just want a bit of chat/banter, but when thats impossible to have due to one poster's narcissistic bullshit being spread all over the boards then it gets too much and becomes too tiresome to even bother.

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby rowan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:13 pm

& personally I've got a pretty thick skin and generally make the assumption the same applies to others on a rugby chat board as well, though evidently that's not always the case. Hence my surprise at being kicked off the FIRA bored without a warning when I wasn't dishing out half as much abuse as I was receiving. In fact, I never insulted anyone there; just disagreed with them. But obviously the Russophobic, Zionist-loving Romanian moderator had an agenda there.
If they're good enough to play at World Cups, why not in between?

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby BBD » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:55 pm

A response to Donny but to you all

I responded to a complaint button being hit, this was not a self motivated intervention. By and large I leave what happens in the politics forum alone for the reasons specified above. As a bonus it does give me a plausible neutrality, as I dont tend to get involved, so cant be accused of being the lap dog of the neo-imperialist capitalist military industrial complex or a pinko libtard bedwetting feminazi apologist for the Kremlin.

So given the complaint is a carry over from elsewhere I have no intention of digging into who started what. Whats clear is that having digs in this area is the thin end of the wedge and I thought it needed an intervention and the opportunity for everyone to step back from the boundary. I think thats a fair and reasonable first intervention for the post that received the complaint.

Ive asked for you ALL to self moderate, some will and as we saw in moreporks post above some cant resist a final dig even in complying, or in rowans response to the bit in bold a probably sarcastic dig at the poster mimicked. Even your own comment could be considered to be a dig, in places.These posts were intended to make a point in under the wire imo, to have a final wee underarm dig. Are we really going to make those posts the new border of whats not acceptable? I dont intend to and I would be rightly pilloried for doing so if I addressed one and not the other. I won't play favourites. Its cost me more than one friend on here. I have to be as fair as I can and accept that no matter what I do someone will inevitably tell me I got it wrong and that Im biased, not fit for the role, on a power trip, a nazi with small penis, a bad parent and a couple of dozen or so other insults designed to wound and convince me I should think differently. So far in a decade it hasn't worked but hey the night is young

I get that you are frustrated and I do genuinely empathise with that. So heres what I propose

To all
My stance on this is Ive now given fair warning to all. If you or anyone wants to draw attention to something you think is over the line then hit the complaint button. If people insist on pushing at the boundaries and testing the fences on what they can get away with then eventually someone will cross the line and reap the consequences. My advice is if you are going to kick off, really fecking go for it, it makes the decision so much easier than all this petty underarm shit. But I think Im being crystal clear about what happens in Politics forum stays in Politics forum please.

Be aware
1) Im holding the Politics forum to a different standard than the rest, similar to the Inferno of old as I think the subject matter in there tends to be more likely to provoke a more robust interaction. I think a place to blow off a little steam in debate is a good thing.
2) Be mindful of what you hit the button for. My responsibility is to the board as a whole, not to get someone back on your behalf or to intervene because you think I should do something about someones stance on something. (Both of which have occurred in the past) ie petty complaints get ignored.
3) I reserve the right to disagree with your complaint and the right to choose a sanction I think is befitting, after discussing it with whichever moderators can be arsed to express a view. You have the right to tell me Im a nazi and I have the right to pretend that I give a shit what you think.

Lots of Love

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Re: RE: Re: Rugby in italy

Postby Donny osmond » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:02 pm

BBD wrote:A response to Donny but to you all

I responded to a complaint button being hit, this was not a self motivated intervention. By and large I leave what happens in the politics forum alone for the reasons specified above. As a bonus it does give me a plausible neutrality, as I dont tend to get involved, so cant be accused of being the lap dog of the neo-imperialist capitalist military industrial complex or a pinko libtard bedwetting feminazi apologist for the Kremlin.

So given the complaint is a carry over from elsewhere I have no intention of digging into who started what. Whats clear is that having digs in this area is the thin end of the wedge and I thought it needed an intervention and the opportunity for everyone to step back from the boundary. I think thats a fair and reasonable first intervention for the post that received the complaint.

Ive asked for you ALL to self moderate, some will and as we saw in moreporks post above some cant resist a final dig even in complying, or in rowans response to the bit in bold a probably sarcastic dig at the poster mimicked. Even your own comment could be considered to be a dig, in places.These posts were intended to make a point in under the wire imo, to have a final wee underarm dig. Are we really going to make those posts the new border of whats not acceptable? I dont intend to and I would be rightly pilloried for doing so if I addressed one and not the other. I won't play favourites. Its cost me more than one friend on here. I have to be as fair as I can and accept that no matter what I do someone will inevitably tell me I got it wrong and that Im biased, not fit for the role, on a power trip, a nazi with small penis, a bad parent and a couple of dozen or so other insults designed to wound and convince me I should think differently. So far in a decade it hasn't worked but hey the night is young

I get that you are frustrated and I do genuinely empathise with that. So heres what I propose

To all
My stance on this is Ive now given fair warning to all. If you or anyone wants to draw attention to something you think is over the line then hit the complaint button. If people insist on pushing at the boundaries and testing the fences on what they can get away with then eventually someone will cross the line and reap the consequences. My advice is if you are going to kick off, really fecking go for it, it makes the decision so much easier than all this petty underarm shit. But I think Im being crystal clear about what happens in Politics forum stays in Politics forum please.

Be aware
1) Im holding the Politics forum to a different standard than the rest, similar to the Inferno of old as I think the subject matter in there tends to be more likely to provoke a more robust interaction. I think a place to blow off a little steam in debate is a good thing.
2) Be mindful of what you hit the button for. My responsibility is to the board as a whole, not to get someone back on your behalf or to intervene because you think I should do something about someones stance on something. (Both of which have occurred in the past) ie petty complaints get ignored.
3) I reserve the right to disagree with your complaint and the right to choose a sanction I think is befitting, after discussing it with whichever moderators can be arsed to express a view. You have the right to tell me Im a nazi and I have the right to pretend that I give a shit what you think.

Lots of Love

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Love you too babe

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby Donny osmond » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:39 pm

Just found the ignore function... henceforth I will be as happy as an Ulsterman in court

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby rowan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:54 pm

Yes, Puja found it as well, right after boasting that he had been deliberately winding me up (or trying to) :roll:
If they're good enough to play at World Cups, why not in between?

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Re: Rugby in italy

Postby BBD » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:08 pm

last warning

pack it in

I have neither the time nor the inclination to play parent to a kid on the back seat of the car who wants the final say in the argument


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