Author Topic: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]  (Read 41817 times)

GoblinAhFuckScary

  • DIDN'T LIKE THE BEACH
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #810 on: September 16, 2021, 10:51:19 PM »
unhealthy breast odour

chveik

  • crazy bit of business
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #811 on: September 16, 2021, 11:01:47 PM »
it's the fact that he keeps to up the ante that makes the threads going (and the funny photoshops and people talking about stuff not directly related to him) because the discourse around glinner (as a singular celebrity downfall) has been explored extensively at this point.

imitationleather

  • "The French... are famous... for their kissing"
    • http://last.fm/user/ImiLeathr
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #812 on: September 16, 2021, 11:11:38 PM »
What I find interesting about Glinner's physical appearance is how it has really changed the more he's gone off the trans-hate deep end. He's really displaying how unwell he is on his face. I think he used to be a reasonably attractive man back in the day.

Like a lot of other posters have already said I find the threads genuinely informative and a very valuable resource. Years back I think I might have had some mildly transphobic views which came from a position of knowing basically zero about the topic, so they've really changed the way I think about things and this probably wouldn't have happened any other way. I talk about stuff I've read in the threads a lot with people who aren't on CaB, so it's also getting out to people who for some reason don't feel like they need internet forums in their life.

Mister Six

  • Golden Member
  • *****
  • Feeling like Lemon Ken
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #813 on: September 16, 2021, 11:30:22 PM »
I honestly don't think he looks like he stinks of anything but bananas.

And I do think there's value in the cataloguing of his mad spiral. The documents are there, and may be useful for future biographers/psychologists/prosecutors.

FerriswheelBueller

  • CaB rear of the year 2020
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • Take it easy, but take it.
    • I am antsy for baseball in the off-season.
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #814 on: September 16, 2021, 11:43:07 PM »
it's the fact that he keeps to up the ante that makes the threads going (and the funny photoshops and people talking about stuff not directly related to him) because the discourse around glinner (as a singular celebrity downfall) has been explored extensively at this point.

Yes.

If he just stopped (Gervais) then whatever and however ludicrous his points, eventually that would be that. Thread dies, nothing new or interesting to say.

If he just carried on but without the doubling down upon doubling down, the thread would be running out of steam (GB News thread). There's no continued ratcheting up of extremity or increasingly fringe/weird stuff then there's nothing new or interesting to say. Garrison thread another good example.

Its the continued output, and the increased extremity of the output that piques interest. Drop out for a few weeks then drop back in - suddenly he's going to fringe protests with a few dozen blue-haired bigots at regional parliaments. The fact it is getting more inherently more extreme (while also being inherently absurd - he's a straight white man who has depth-charged his life and career over this issue that has no impact on him) drives comment.

Captain Z

  • Die Hard or Die Tryin'
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #815 on: September 17, 2021, 12:03:21 AM »
When Madhair’s wonderful thread summary was trending we thought we’d get a huge influx of new anti-transphobes. We didn’t. Just some ‘wow, those guys are funny and savage,’ sort of comments on Twitter.

I don't disagree with the general vibe of your post, but registrations are currently closed. We also didn't get an influx when we were namedropped on primetime BBC1, but the same might have been true then. I believe new members occasionally trickle in if they are proactive enough to go via Barry on Twitter?

Barry Admin

  • Fuck your shit tea
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #816 on: September 17, 2021, 01:42:38 AM »
I don't disagree with the general vibe of your post, but registrations are currently closed. We also didn't get an influx when we were namedropped on primetime BBC1, but the same might have been true then. I believe new members occasionally trickle in if they are proactive enough to go via Barry on Twitter?

No, I don't use Twitter, haven't for years.

Registrations only just closed again yesterday.  I'm having problems keeping out spammers and banned members at the minute, there's another spam wave, and so we did get a few new people, but there's another 26 accounts that I have to verify, and it's pretty time-consuming. 

I'll bang through another batch tomorrow hopefully, I've had a stinking migraine all day.

Famous Mortimer

  • War - it's fantastic!
    • International Syndicate of Cult Film Critics
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #817 on: September 17, 2021, 01:55:25 PM »
As excited as I am to learn what some rando on Mumsnet thinks about some bollocks TERF topic, nothing to do with are Graham. Why not just create a Mumsnet thread in GB if you absolutely, positively, can't stop visiting there?

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #818 on: September 17, 2021, 03:39:43 PM »
This is aimed at me, and the reason I posted is because it’s related to TERFs and because Bananacunt had a history of run-ins with Mermaids. Put me on ignore if you’re that arsed about it. And I’m not going to post TERF shit in the other trans stuff thread. The Glinner thread is also the TERF shit thread anyway, plenty of posts about Millar et al.

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #819 on: September 17, 2021, 03:42:15 PM »
Yeah I feel there are too many potential tangents in the Glinner thread all the time. AOC's dress getting span out is fine, but other terf things are ok imo. I mean we don't want every other thread on the board to be about terfs, and the Glinner thread gets so much activity that this'd be a potential outcome.

Dr Rock

  • The BEST of luck!
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #820 on: September 17, 2021, 03:44:57 PM »
As excited as I am to learn what some rando on Mumsnet thinks about some bollocks TERF topic, nothing to do with are Graham. Why not just create a Mumsnet thread in GB if you absolutely, positively, can't stop visiting there?

Why not simply skip the occasional post about what the terves at Mumsnet are saying?

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #821 on: September 17, 2021, 03:47:38 PM »
Didn’t the OP of the queer stuff thread ask that anything Glinner/TERF-related be kept out of the thread?

Despite what Mortimer thinks, I do post about things other than MN but they and Bananacunt are part of the same problem. And the TERF crowd Bananacunt is in with do claim that OUR CHILDREN are being brainwashed by trans people, and that schools are indoctrinating kids.


GoblinAhFuckScary

  • DIDN'T LIKE THE BEACH
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #823 on: September 23, 2021, 04:52:35 PM »
Didn’t the OP of the queer stuff thread ask that anything Glinner/TERF-related be kept out of the thread?

and subsequently no one posted in it

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,87097.msg4555823.html#msg4555823

fab thank you x

edit: uninstalled bc it glitches up the replies to your posts feature
« Last Edit: September 23, 2021, 06:22:52 PM by GoblinAhFuckScary »

Famous Mortimer

  • War - it's fantastic!
    • International Syndicate of Cult Film Critics
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #824 on: September 23, 2021, 06:21:30 PM »
Why not simply skip the occasional post about what the terves at Mumsnet are saying?
Why not just not post that sort of thing? Who cares about fucking Mumsnet?

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

  • Living proof of everything wrong with the world
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #825 on: September 23, 2021, 09:55:39 PM »
I said it before, but I think it's good that the Glinner thread is also a general TERFs Gone Bananas thread. Keeps all the ugliness in one place, makes it easier to avoid if you just can't be doing with it.

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #826 on: September 23, 2021, 10:59:44 PM »
Why not just not post that sort of thing? Who cares about fucking Mumsnet?
Loads of people don't care about Glinner. And yet.

I'm not going to stink up the queer/trans comrades thread with TERF bullshit just because you're mad about seeing the odd post about Mumsnet in the Glinner thread.

GoblinAhFuckScary

  • DIDN'T LIKE THE BEACH
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #827 on: September 27, 2021, 05:22:29 PM »
going to wring my hands around and say that the racecar bed jokes and ESPECIALLY the carbonara ones and where's my wife ones are embarrassingly stale[1]

it's nearly the year of our lord 2022

just my opinion w/e fight me
 1. banana jokes also going mouldy

Famous Mortimer

  • War - it's fantastic!
    • International Syndicate of Cult Film Critics
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #828 on: September 27, 2021, 05:25:28 PM »
Loads of people don't care about Glinner. And yet.

I'm not going to stink up the queer/trans comrades thread with TERF bullshit just because you're mad about seeing the odd post about Mumsnet in the Glinner thread.
If only there were a third option, like starting another thread! Then we could find out how many people give the tiniest bit of a fuck about what Mumsnet posters think about the issues of the day. If only!

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

  • Living proof of everything wrong with the world
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #829 on: September 27, 2021, 06:24:53 PM »
oh god why do you care FM

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #830 on: September 27, 2021, 07:21:06 PM »
Can the Glinner threads at least be moved to General Bullshit? Linehan’s got fuck all to do with comedy any more.

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #831 on: September 27, 2021, 07:25:26 PM »
If only there were a third option, like starting another thread! Then we could find out how many people give the tiniest bit of a fuck about what Mumsnet posters think about the issues of the day. If only!
If only you could get it into your head that people post about TERF-related things in that thread, and Mumsnet is TERF central, therefore it is relevant.

Should we not post anything about Spiked? Julie Bindel? Hadley Freeman? Suzanne Moore?

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #832 on: September 27, 2021, 07:29:15 PM »
Can the Glinner threads at least be moved to General Bullshit? Linehan’s got fuck all to do with comedy any more.

He accidentally doxxed himself at the weekend. The guy is funnier than ever, just unintentionally so.

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #833 on: September 27, 2021, 07:29:24 PM »
If only there were a third option, like starting another thread! Then we could find out how many people give the tiniest bit of a fuck about what Mumsnet posters think about the issues of the day. If only!

Get over yourself. Or tell the person forcing you to read things that I think it's not on and you should be free to read or not read what you want.

Shoulders?-Stomach!

  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • They call me mista bald bastard
    • http://jackanderton.jamendo.net/
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #834 on: September 27, 2021, 07:30:12 PM »
I generally agree with you but we wouldn't have a 'what did this idiot down the pub say' thread and even if Mumsnet crap is terf related we don't necessarily need to see it to know it.

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #835 on: September 27, 2021, 07:32:01 PM »
OK, so where do we draw the line with non-Glinner TERF shit? Because loads of people post random tweets from random TERFs on Twitter.

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #836 on: September 27, 2021, 07:33:21 PM »
I generally agree with you but we wouldn't have a 'what did this idiot down the pub say' thread and even if Mumsnet crap is terf related we don't necessarily need to see it to know it.

I think a 'what did this idiot down the pub say' thread would be quite entertaining. And we already have threads about amusing fringe beliefs etc.

Zetetic

  • I wasn't supposed to be around this long, so…
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #837 on: September 27, 2021, 07:34:35 PM »
I think the difference is that the views are rarely amusing or novel, but they're some no-name saying nothing new to no-one that ends up being regurgitated here (often giving them a far greater audience than they'd have otherwise).

Zetetic

  • I wasn't supposed to be around this long, so…
Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #838 on: September 27, 2021, 07:36:41 PM »
And I think that MN and its relationship to gender identity and transphobia is interesting, to the point of starting a thread about it - but only if you're going to try to draw out something novel from it, ideally the mass of it, not just "look how this dickhead who doesn't matter said something a bit dogshit".

Edit: Which I don't think is an entirely fair characterisation of Kankurette's posts on the matter - I am being a bit hyperbolic.

Re: Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing [split topic]
« Reply #839 on: September 28, 2021, 02:10:56 AM »
going to wring my hands around and say that the racecar bed jokes and ESPECIALLY the carbonara ones and where's my wife ones are embarrassingly stale[1]

it's nearly the year of our lord 2022

just my opinion w/e fight me
 1. banana jokes also going mouldy

JK Rowling

Tags: