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WHO IS ILOVEPHILOSOPHY.COMS MOST FEROCIOUS & OUTSTANDING MEMBER?

Carleas
1
4%
MagsJ
2
7%
Wendy Darling
6
21%
Arcturus Descending
1
4%
Gloominary
4
14%
Serendipper
3
11%
fuse
1
4%
Iambiguous
2
7%
Karpel Tunnel
7
25%
Meno_
1
4%
 
Total votes : 28

the best of us

Postby barbarianhorde » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm

It is time. Tonight is the night, when all of us will know, who is the top dog of this place.

well tonight, the vote begins.
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Re: the best of us

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm

I'm not sure anyone on that list is ferocious. I'll vote for Gloominary. A worthy opponent and not afraid to give a nuanced response.
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Re: the best of us

Postby encode_decode » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:57 am

I vote for you Karpel :)
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Re: the best of us

Postby Icerion » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:00 am

I voted Karpel too! :D
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Re: the best of us

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:53 am

1. I don't think moderators should be on the list.. we do have to practice a certain amount of restraint, you know.

2. Where's Urwrongx1000? surely he should be on here..
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: the best of us

Postby barbarianhorde » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 pm

MagsJ wrote:1. I don't think moderators should be on the list.. we do have to practice a certain amount of restraint, you know.

2. Where's Urwrongx1000? surely he should be on here..


ok lets put together a list here then for the whole society.

Urwrongx1000 is added with 1 vote!

I gotta keep my votes secret. But sure Karpel ferocity in philosophy is nothing if it isn't staying nuanced in the storm. Because it is a storm of adders and you have to calmly bite all their heads off.
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Re: the best of us

Postby iambiguous » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:56 pm

Let's pin down how seriously we should take this.

Pick one:

:wink:
:lol:
#-o
:-"
:icon-redface:
:banana-linedance:
:happy-cheerleaderkid:
:happy-wavemulticolor:
:obscene-buttsway:
:romance-grouphug:
:violence-hammer:
:violence-smack:
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Start here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176529
Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382
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Re: the best of us

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm

I tried to find a smilie that said this thread is a joke, but
I couldn't find an good one.

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Re: the best of us

Postby Carleas » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:11 pm

I vote Dancing Banana for Most Ferocious and Outstanding Smilie.

:banana-dance:
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Re: the best of us

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:27 pm

Carleas wrote:I vote Dancing Banana for Most Ferocious and Outstanding Smilie.

:banana-dance:




=D>

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Re: the best of us

Postby MagsJ » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:20 am

barbarianhorde wrote:
MagsJ wrote:1. I don't think moderators should be on the list.. we do have to practice a certain amount of restraint, you know.

2. Where's Urwrongx1000? surely he should be on here..

Urwrongx1000 is added with 1 vote!

I said Urwrong should be on here, I didn't say I was going to vote for him.. or anyone. I wont be taking part in the poll.. just thought he should be on there.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: the best of us

Postby barbarianhorde » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:11 pm

Im sorry you didn't make the list Kropoptkin. But are you 3? Insulting a project just because it doesn't give you compliments is a bit childish.
Same of Iambiguous. Do you know what this says about your confidence levels..... you don't wan to know.

MagsJ, you actually spoke out a preference so no, you clearly are partaking. Cant have it both ways.

+ you voted for yourself didn't you.
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Re: the best of us

Postby MagsJ » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:32 pm

Haha no, but evidently someone did.

Karpel is out in the lead, with Gloominary in 2nd place, and the rest trailing in 3rd, with 2 also rans in definite last.. subsequent votes permitting.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: the best of us

Postby iambiguous » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:44 pm

barbarianhorde wrote:Same of Iambiguous. Do you know what this says about your confidence levels..... you don't wan to know.


Please feel free to excise me from the competition here. This is precisely the sort of thread that, in my opinion, detracts from the overall quality of ILP as a philosophy venue.

From my frame of mind, it is basically Kidstuff.

Unless of course I'm wrong.

Though "here and now" I'm rather confident that I -- "I" -- actually might not be. :banana-dance:
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176529
Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382
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Re: the best of us

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:04 am

barbarianhorde wrote:Im sorry you didn't make the list Kropoptkin. But are you 3? Insulting a project just because it doesn't give you compliments is a bit childish.
Same of Iambiguous. Do you know what this says about your confidence levels..... you don't wan to know.

MagsJ, you actually spoke out a preference so no, you clearly are partaking. Cant have it both ways.

+ you voted for yourself didn't you.



K: actually, I don't give a shit if I am named or not, my problem is it is a
shitty list besides you and Meno and Carleas. WendyDarling and Karpel and gloomy are
terrible choices. Which leads me to note that the quality of philosophy on
this site is pretty crappy at the moment but as with all things, it is about cycles.
Soon, I hope, the quality will improve and we will have much better quality
of philosophy. History is all about cycles and right now the cycle is not good, but
soon.....


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Re: the best of us

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:06 pm

Carleas wrote:I vote Dancing Banana for Most Ferocious and Outstanding Smilie.

:banana-dance:


Ah, Carleas, if only Trump was as diplomatic as yourself.
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: the best of us

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Barbarianhorde,

How are you using the word ferocious here ~ to mean assertive, aggressive or violent and cruel?
I think that ferocious and outstanding can be two different categories.

One that is outstanding as a philosopher in my opinion is Fixed Cross. You left him out and of course there are others too which at the moment I cannot remember which I admire. Let me ask you a question: Are these people which you noted (including myself #-o) those with whom you have most posted?

Aside from that, I do not necessarily see anything wrong with this kind of a diversion.
One never knows how it can evolve and it is quite interesting to note just how it sometimes does.

Nothing wrong with feng shuing (oh, how I love that phrase) the mind a bit. :happy-smileyinthebox:
hahahaha
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: the best of us

Postby MagsJ » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:27 pm

Karpel still out in front, with Gloominary still in 2nd, and Serendipper now pulling away from the pack in 3rd.. who are now all trailing behind in 4th, with the 2 also rans still in definite last.. subsequent votes permitting.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: the best of us

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:43 pm

MagsJ wrote:Karpel still out in front, with Gloominary still in 2nd, and Serendipper now pulling away from the pack in 3rd.. who are now all trailing behind in 4th, with the 2 also rans still in definite last.. subsequent votes permitting.


The above just reminded me of this:

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cfa5c2c7 ... a11fa01631

Run Baby Run!
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: the best of us

Postby MagsJ » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:08 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Karpel still out in front, with Gloominary still in 2nd, and Serendipper now pulling away from the pack in 3rd.. who are now all trailing behind in 4th, with the 2 also rans still in definite last.. subsequent votes permitting.
The above just reminded me of this:

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cfa5c2c7 ... a11fa01631

Run Baby Run!

:lol:

..this running commentary comes to you courtesy of having spent far too many hours watching 'the horses'.. courtesy of my father's love of betting on 'the ponies'. :)

I can't do the hand signals though :|
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: the best of us

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:34 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Karpel still out in front, with Gloominary still in 2nd, and Serendipper now pulling away from the pack in 3rd.. who are now all trailing behind in 4th, with the 2 also rans still in definite last.. subsequent votes permitting.
The above just reminded me of this:

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cfa5c2c7 ... a11fa01631

Run Baby Run!

:lol:

..this running commentary comes to you courtesy of having spent far too many hours watching 'the horses'.. courtesy of my father's love of betting on 'the ponies'. :)


Ah, now I get it. That pattern has become embedded in your brain, MagsJy. It was an instant image. Horses are awesome ~ such noble creatures.

I can't do the hand signals though :|
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"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: the best of us

Postby MagsJ » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:30 pm

WendyDarling and Serendipper both now in 3rd place, with Karpel still out in front and Gloominary in 2nd place.. subsequent votes permitting
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: the best of us

Postby MagsJ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:41 am

Fixed and Pedro give good banter.. did you put them out to pasture?
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Re: the best of us

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:10 am

It's me. Duh.
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Re: the best of us

Postby Gloominary » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:19 am

I voted for Wendy Darling, not just because we seem to share many of the same positions on SG&E, but she's a pretty skilled, and relentless debater.

Carleas and Serendipper are also, very skilled debaters.

Karpel Tunnel said I'm nuanced.
I have to say the same thing about him, he's one of the more nuanced, openminded and thoughtful people here.

I think everyone on the list brings something unique to the forum, tho I haven't gotten to know some as well as others.

I think Silhouette deserves to be on the list.
He's one of the more insightful and philosophically gifted people we have, and he's a good writer.

In the main, I enjoy this forum, most of the regulars are capable of handling controversial topics in a reasonable, openminded and respectful manner, on everything from metaphysics, to SG&E, which's what I look for in a forum.
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