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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2020, 01:11:04 AM »
Has anyone said white women pretending to be sassy black women?

Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2020, 01:31:12 AM »
British Alba

Yeah, very triggery that one

Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2020, 01:51:28 AM »
The Trevor Bastard Extended Universe should be essential reading for everyone. I was trying to explain it to a mate and it's difficult to provide an obvious gateway to it. Zands and Simon Hedges are possibly obvious choices, but I'm utterly obsessed with Timeline Tony - a man trying to find a timeline where Gazza isn't a head in a jar in order to impress his ex wife. How do you sell that to someone?

Zands' world cup of sensible left wing comedians was also brilliant.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2020, 02:21:19 AM »
Richard Osman

The world is essentially dying (very well done if you got that at home), but let's have a World Cup of the nostalgia-based nutrition deficient snacks you're seeing the end of days in with.

Also some shit about Fulham.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2020, 03:26:27 AM »
Very worst place in the solar system for this is the comments section under old footage of a town. Go on, have a look. 'London, 1920s'. See what they're saying.

The comments on the Old Nottingham Pictures Facebook group are always fascinating. A place for warm, gentle nostalgia? Nope. Leaving aside the 'we'll never see those glory days again' (ie wartime when everything was being bombed), probably the most entertaining event was when one of the moderators wrote an angry riposte to a series of accusations that he was 'on a power trip'.

I also love it when people get fucking apoplectic because someone's taken time to colourise an old black-and-white pic. Just click back to the other picture, mate. It's still there.

We'll miss these nostalgia groups when they're gone.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2020, 03:56:02 AM »
The asshole that I sometimes agree with. Why can't things be easy?

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2020, 06:37:26 AM »
1) People who take offence if you’re following someone they dislike. ‘Hey did you know that you are following this person. Did you know that they are “bad”, maybe you should stop following”. I’ve seen it be tweeted by a lot of people. Happened a lot when people were following Glinner. I used to follow him just to read the madness.
2) Danny Baker types such as Danny Baker who only respond to Blue Ticks.
3) People on the grift. I’ve seen in my time on Twitter a fair few people basically beg for money from their Twitter followers. ‘Hey I’ve just suddenly lost my job and had this holiday booked for next week, I just need £2000 or my holiday will be cancelled and I will lose a lot of money’. Saw a computer games journalist tweet this and people rushed in to fire money at them. Seen it happen loads of other times.

One other thing about Twitter. They’re not arseholes but sometimes it can be a huge relief whenever I stop following someone who moans about their life all of the time. (I’m aware of the irony that I’m moaning a lot in this post here).
But a swift soft block usually does a lot for my own mental health. You feel like you’re getting dragged into someone else’s depression/misery. The relief sometimes when that voice isn’t on your Twitter feed anymore.
For the same reason I’ve stopped following Iain Lee’s Twitch show. See the first half hour of his Twitch show from Monday night. Even Kath is now in a support group/seeking help for people who know people with Iain’s problems. The more I followed his stuff the more it was dragging me down.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2020, 07:07:12 AM »
Quote
They’re not arseholes but sometimes it can be a huge relief whenever I stop following someone who moans about their life all of the time.

This equally applies to Facebook, and is one of the reasons I deleted my account.

Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2020, 07:13:01 AM »
Actually, here's a question:

Which is the worst place on the internet for reactionary, right wing, inhumane gammons, Twitter or Youtube comments?

The News, Politics & Economics section of the Pistonheads website would tie for first. Packed full of breitbart reading landlords.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2020, 07:23:48 AM »
Actually, here's a question:

Which is the worst place on the internet for reactionary, right wing, inhumane gammons, Twitter or Youtube comments?

C'mon, it must be here... https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=19962

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2020, 07:29:03 AM »
- Scottish nationalists
- English nationalists
- Irish nationalists
- Welsh nationalists
- Playing to the gallery internet celebrities and their simps (Limmy/Chapo Trap House guys/podcast people in general)
- Wokescolds
- Taking jokes literally people
- People that try to write essays on twitter and label them 1/?
- Far right people that fetishise pictures of the Colosseum or whatever
- Anime avatars
- Zack Snyder fans, they are truly unhinged
- Bluecheck journalists, all of them, no exceptions
- Comedians, by and large, are bad on twitter

Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2020, 09:55:47 AM »
People with British/English flags in their username, whose timeline is completely full of retweets of right wing shit from both sides of the Atlantic, including from the really obscure corners of local US politics. There's no original or personal tweets on there, no "here's my lunch" or "Spurs played bad" or "I love my cat". Nothing. All of their interaction on Twitter is made of antagonistic replies to mostly famous people they disagree with in their Replies.

I'm fairly convinced that these are agents of some sort or other, paid to just disrupt and upset. Who is running them and for what reason I do not know.

Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2020, 09:58:42 AM »
- SJW parody accounts. Godfrey Elfwick, Titania McGrath, shit like that.
- Hardened centrist ideologues who are literally just neoconservatives except that they support abortion and LGB (not T) rights.
- "Intellectual Dark Web" (IDW) bores, such as the people involved with Quillette and Areo Magazine.
- Democratic Party shills.
- State Department anarchists who suspect that every left-wing anti-imperialist and critic of neoliberalism is a red-brown, NazBol, Strasserite, Duginite crypto-fascist, and insinuate that criticism of corporations and banks is dog-whistle anti-semitism.
- Left-wing ultra-sectarians (some Marxist-Leninists/"tankies", left-communists, etc.).

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2020, 10:05:38 AM »
There's a British Asian guy I follow on twitter who whilst has some interesting posts on nerd shit and films, seems to have gone a little too far down the BLM rabbit hole. By that they seem to be more interested in howling about 'white liberals' (although quite a bit of that is a valid complaint) and flagellating themselves as part of the Asian community for joining in with some of it than advancing BLM causes in a meaningful way. Also seems to hate New Zealand way more than other colonies for some reason. Lots of copying sentiment from American black twitter without questioning if it really applies or if there are slightly different circumstances in the UK. You can't argue without being a cunt though can you?

Oh lol, at one point during covid they tried to spin  %age of people wearing masks in different parts of the UK as a race thing because London was highests and it's marginally a white minority. Yes, I'm sure there's no confounding variables like, I dunno, population density there is there mate?

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2020, 10:19:24 AM »
Sometimes you need to just soft-block or unfollow.
It can be a great freeing experience. I’ve followed a fair few people because they liked some film or computer game, and have maybe chatted for a bit.

Then they start a crusade on something or 99% of their tweets turn into a ‘isn’t the world and my life shit’ moan.
I’d end up reading it for months before remembering there’s an easy way out with a swift unfollow.

And it’s not that I necessarily disagree with someone’s ‘crusade’ but when you’re reading it non-stop it starts affecting my mood then.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2020, 10:35:23 AM »
oh yeah i forgot the tankies. Everyone with a hammer and sickle in their name is unbearable and usually at least slightly insane

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« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2020, 11:45:54 AM »
I follow a lot of things on social media about planning, architecture, roads, transport policy, etc, in Edinburgh. While there are some posts by the council, trade publications, and the reliably entertaining local conservationist organisation, 95% of responses to anything is trolls:

1) Pro-cycling cunts who immediately post on anything related to roads about how everyone not on a bike is evil, and how the council is evil and pro-driver (actually one of the least pro-car councils in Britain), and how the pro-road trolls will be along in a bit.
2) People complaining about cyclists riding on the pavement, who are much less quick and numerous than 1.
3) Obvious astroturf/shills/asshole/PR people who rush to defend big business in a highly suspicious way, whenever someone says maybe we shouldn't have a giant viking-themed fun pub in the middle of a World Heritage Area in the middle of COVID, and really hate trees and grass which must be crushed under markets and pubs wherever possible.
4) Wannabe Laurence Foxes failing to be edgy and whom nobody responds to.
5) At least one Jacobite weirdo who think we need more things named after Bonnie Prince Charlie and more stuff taking the side of autocratic Stuart monarchs; I think they're related to the pro-Gaelic guys who are a bit more reasonable but still prone to posting whisky-induced claims that! everything! is! Gaelic!
6) Tories who want to shut down everything council owned.
7) Small business owners who hate EVERYONE.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2020, 11:53:43 AM »
The #bekind types who are very quick to mock someone's appearance and join in on an online pile-on.

People who call others snowflakes and then later going to have a hissy fit over every little tiny thing, like vegan sausage rolls. Also the same type who write stuff like "just waiting for the snowflakes to be offended by this!!!" on something literally no one is offended about

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2020, 12:06:38 PM »
I follow a lot of things on social media about planning, architecture, roads, transport policy, etc, in Edinburgh. While there are some posts by the council, trade publications, and the reliably entertaining local conservationist organisation, 95% of responses to anything is trolls:

1) Pro-cycling cunts who immediately post on anything related to roads about how everyone not on a bike is evil, and how the council is evil and pro-driver (actually one of the least pro-car councils in Britain), and how the pro-road trolls will be along in a bit.
2) People complaining about cyclists riding on the pavement, who are much less quick and numerous than 1.


I think I'm coming round to hating cars in most public spaces tbh. A lot of councils do make piss-poor cycle lanes that put cyclists in a more precarious position than riding on the road, which do nothing but cause more confrontation from angry motorists who demand that they use them.

A lot of it comes down to local attitudes I think though. Excluding some dedicated bits, Glasgow has more traffic than Aberdeen, and although the roads may be wider, there's more dual-lane use, so I think things are still packed tight, but weegie drivers are generally way more courteous when passing, even the ones that aren't being very courteous at all, whereas Aberdeen seemed to view cyclists in contempt, things getting in the way of the PCP-Audi-driver's uncontested right to go wherever they want as quickly as they like.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2020, 12:21:44 PM »
Stephen Fry

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2020, 01:05:47 PM »
Richard Osman

The world is essentially dying (very well done if you got that at home), but let's have a World Cup of the nostalgia-based nutrition deficient snacks you're seeing the end of days in with.

Also some shit about Fulham.

I don't use Twitter but I recognised his name as we've just got his new novel at my work. In his photo on the bookjacket he looks like a coffee breathed sex offender.

Not to go off topic but when I have had a brief look at Twitter (usually because someone's posted a link on here) I've found the layout really confusing. I can never quite work out who's replying to who or to what original post. I guess you get used to it after a while but it doesn't lend itself to coherence.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2020, 01:20:15 PM by icehaven »

Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2020, 01:08:55 PM »
Stephen Fry
oh how quaint when twitter was all a feifdom under a fop from the tv typing inanities like a beano character about being stuck in a lift with some crisps, ruling as its benevolent emperor.


Then he went mental and married a child.

Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2020, 01:14:13 PM »
Richard Osman

The world is essentially dying (very well done if you got that at home), but let's have a World Cup of the nostalgia-based nutrition deficient snacks you're seeing the end of days in with.

Also some shit about Fulham.

Yep, definitely Osman. He annoys me even more than Gervais because at least Ricky doesn't even pretend to be human anymore.

Osman tweets with all the relevance and awareness of one of Bertie Wooster's chums.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2020, 01:53:00 PM »
In his photo on the bookjacket he looks like a coffee breathed sex offender.
Coming from someone who works in a prison, that's pretty damning.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2020, 02:41:26 PM »
At the moment I hate anyone who *checks notes* writes 'checks notes'

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2020, 06:43:53 PM »
Intensivists, quite often, apparently.





I mostly try to focus on not being a reply-guy.

All these people who look back nostalgically on 2012 clearly didn't have that much of a problem with the recession or austerity. Unemployment rate was 8% in 2012.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #56 on: October 28, 2020, 06:53:23 PM »
1. "The Core" - ultra Tory type with a random string of numbers in his username.

2. Is it fair to say Twitter has blood on its hands over its failure to shut down the large number of Covid denier accounts spreading bullshit, or even to allow people to easily report Covid-denier tweets?

3. There's someone on Twitter who seems to be tweeting anti-lockdown stuff at any tweet that uses the world "lockdown". He gives Spain as an example in almost every tweet.

4. People who call any tweeter they disagree with a bot.

5. People who don't have a reply to an argument on twitter so think that bringing up the other tweeter's lack of followers wins the argument.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #57 on: October 28, 2020, 07:08:17 PM »
Very worst place in the solar system for this is the comments section under old footage of a town. Go on, have a look. 'London, 1920s'. See what they're saying.

I find this to be a very effective answer.

Any invitation to look at the past seems to be a green light for the "Was better then no browns, blacks and yellows, pc brigade, elf n safety or thought police telling me what to do - DAYS ARE GONE" crew to emerge from their Cresswell frozen foods constructed mind igloos.

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2020, 07:20:09 PM »
All these people who look back nostalgically on 2012 clearly didn't have that much of a problem with the recession or austerity. Unemployment rate was 8% in 2012.

https://twitter.com/BareLeft/status/1321529556931649540

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Re: Types of Twitter arsehole you don't like
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2020, 07:23:32 PM »
I find this to be a very effective answer.

Any invitation to look at the past seems to be a green light for the "Was better then no browns, blacks and yellows, pc brigade, elf n safety or thought police telling me what to do - DAYS ARE GONE" crew to emerge from their Cresswell frozen foods constructed mind igloos.

When bored I have posted similar comments on videos that are only a couple of years old to see if they get likes, which they always do.

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