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What Do You Do When Someone Says You Are a Waste of Time?

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perl_geek
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perl_geek   1/27/2017 3:01:04 PM
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Expressed in more formal mathematical terms, it turns out to have about the right aspect ratio for a shirt logo.  (Technical limitations preclude posting it here, but try writing Sigma to infinity Idiots over Sigma Keyboards -> 1.)

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Maybe they are just talking to themselves?
lcovey   1/27/2017 12:46:40 PM
I engage enthusiastically on social media because I am an introvert who tends to stay silent in physical crowds. I don't hide behind psuedonymns and I'm easily found online so I don;t qualify as a troll. But sometimes I am called one as I tend to make people prove their point with actual data and not "alterntive facts.". Usually, however, when I get to a point in a passionate conversation on a certain subject and the other side responds that I am a waste of time, I come to realize that they really didn't want to debate the subject but instead wanted to spew on me, cowing into submission by the weight of of their anger. there is no reason to continue on at that point. If I don;t know the person, then I block them from my sight. If I do know them and want to stay in relationship, I unfollow them. If I know them but they offer nothing but blind argument, I unfriend them or remove connections.
As a visible journalist, however, that is not always an option so I just tend to ignore irrational comments like that.
When these things come in the form of reviews, however, I actually welcome bad reviews now and then. If there is a pattern in the reviews, then I know something is wrong, but having nothing but a string of positive reviews makes me doubt the validity ofof the reviewing system.

 

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/27/2017 10:05:16 AM
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@perl_geek: ...the world ratio of idiots to keyboards is astonishingly close to 1...

OMG -- I think I have my new T-Shirt logo right there!!!

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perl_geek   1/26/2017 5:27:18 PM
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First, ask yourself if you have any reason to give an ISRP (International Standard Rodent Posterior) for this person's opinion. In the casr of someone who wastes time sending mail that says "You're a waste of time", isn't the answer self-evident? :-)*

Seriously, the world ratio of idiots to keyboards is astonishgly close to 1. If a conversation doesn't provide amusement or information to one or both parties, it's a waste of time. Trolls should be left alone to yell under their bridges.

 

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