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the best of us

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm
by barbarianhorde
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.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm
by Karpel Tunnel
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.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:57 am
by encode_decode
I vote for you Karpel :)

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:00 am
by Icerion
I voted Karpel too! :D

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:53 am
by MagsJ
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..

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 pm
by barbarianhorde
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.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:56 pm
by iambiguous
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:

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
by Peter Kropotkin
I tried to find a smilie that said this thread is a joke, but
I couldn't find an good one.

Kropotkin

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:11 pm
by Carleas
I vote Dancing Banana for Most Ferocious and Outstanding Smilie.

:banana-dance:

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:27 pm
by Peter Kropotkin
Carleas wrote:I vote Dancing Banana for Most Ferocious and Outstanding Smilie.

:banana-dance:




=D>

Kropotkin

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:20 am
by MagsJ
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.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:11 pm
by barbarianhorde
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.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:32 pm
by MagsJ
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.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:44 pm
by iambiguous
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:

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:04 am
by Peter Kropotkin
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.....


Kropotkin

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:06 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Carleas wrote:I vote Dancing Banana for Most Ferocious and Outstanding Smilie.

:banana-dance:


Ah, Carleas, if only Trump was as diplomatic as yourself.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm
by Arcturus Descending
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

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:27 pm
by MagsJ
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.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:43 pm
by Arcturus Descending
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!

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:08 pm
by MagsJ
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 :|

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:34 pm
by Arcturus Descending
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 :|

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:30 pm
by MagsJ
WendyDarling and Serendipper both now in 3rd place, with Karpel still out in front and Gloominary in 2nd place.. subsequent votes permitting

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:41 am
by MagsJ
Fixed and Pedro give good banter.. did you put them out to pasture?

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:10 am
by Mr Reasonable
It's me. Duh.

Re: the best of us

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:19 am
by Gloominary
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.