[Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

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[Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Edi » 2009-05-19 05:21pm

I propose we brand Ryan Thunder with the title of Village Idiot. He has demonstrated a thorough lack of ability in debating things rationally, has a habit of stating his opinions and expectations as fact, ignoring points that demolish his arguments and displayed bigoted attitudes toward various groups on several occasions.

Some evidence:
  • Trouble in Juarez, Mexico
  • Which got it's very own HoSed spinoff thread
  • Followup to Bus Rider Beheading Story where Ryan repeatedly fails to get a simple point through his thick skull
  • Iran Manhattan Project Speeds Ahead where he displays utter ignorance of military and political realities
  • Tau Technology in Other Sci-Fi where he acts like a complete wanker, ignores points in favor of fapping over the Tau because naturally HIS opinion is the only one that counts, damn analysis and forum rules regarding evidence
  • Internet Explorer 8 WTF? thread in Gaming & Computers where the stupid fucker completely ignores all points made because his opinion is again the only one that matters
  • Pirate Bay DDo$ thread in N&P, whiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!
  • China steel dumping thread in N&P where he just keeps trolling for pages and pages because Third World countries industrializing might threaten his precious, precious living standards and they have no right! WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!!!
There would be many, many more hits if one bothers to look, but I have better things to do. Would somebody please care to second this so we can tar and feather the asshat?
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by fgalkin » 2009-05-19 05:34pm

The gentleman is impervious to reason. The gentleman's title should reflect that.

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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by GrandMasterTerwynn » 2009-05-19 05:59pm

The man-child has a grasp of economic and foreign policy rivaled only by that of George W. Bush, and displays the sort of mouth-breathing RAH RAH RAH interweb tough-guy bullshit that wouldn't be out of place in a beer-soaked trailer-park full of rednecks.

Yes, I wholeheartedly support the notion of titling him.

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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Thanas » 2009-05-19 06:07pm

I concur.

I move we start a poll immediately.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by CmdrWilkens » 2009-05-19 06:20pm

For this title discussion thread all I ask is that we give this until the weekend to gestate at that point if there is a motion we can proceed to the vote.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by LadyTevar » 2009-05-19 07:20pm

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That sounds like a good title. We'll need to keep that one handly.
Thanas wrote:I move we start a poll immediately.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by The Yosemite Bear » 2009-05-19 09:42pm

hey, I feel for him. I have a hard time typing with one hand today. (see venting and professional front lines as to why I am typing with limited manual dexterity.)
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by K. A. Pital » 2009-05-19 10:59pm

I wouldn't say he's impervious to reason, just very childish and explaining anything to him takes a painstakingly long time, as well as requires a complete breakdown of the argument to the basics until he grasps very simple concepts...

Edi did a good job of collecting his greatest hits, I actually forgot some of them. Had a few good laughs.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Edi » 2009-05-20 02:40am

A contribution from a member of the public, How Do You Envision Technology 50 Years From Now? in SLAM.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Tiriol » 2009-05-20 08:08am

Ryan Thunder has shown himself either to be childish enough or callous enough (his stance on the Third World countries developing their industries possibly at the expense of the western world's (namely, his) luxury's expense is a proof of that) to merit a Village Idiot title. And while not completely unfamiliar nor impervious to reason, his particular style of debating and stating his opinions requires a bulldozer to get through, something that does not add anything of value to discussions, besides increasingly more heated arguments.

Let him be awared the rare and highly sought-after prize: the donkey hat of the Village Idiot.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Stark » 2009-05-20 08:15am

His stock responses to criticism of any argument appear to be 'oh, yeah?' and <repeat last statement>. This would be bad enough, but his attitudes towards politics is pretty odious - although I'm not sure that's worthy of titling. I'm ready to vote on this.

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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Broomstick » 2009-05-20 08:16am

Sure, fine with me - where's the voting thread?

(No, really - I can find it on my own, Thx. I'm not the idiot here)
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Thanas » 2009-05-20 10:44am

Broomstick wrote:Sure, fine with me - where's the voting thread?

(No, really - I can find it on my own, Thx. I'm not the idiot here)
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2009-05-21 05:51am

I do object to giving RT anything other than "Village Idiot", because we should not consider him to be a special or worthwhile idiot, he is simply an idiot, and needs to be labeled as such. This has only been, oh, maybe a year in coming I'd say, and let's not give him anything to be proud about. Brand him for the edification of the general population, and move on.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Knife » 2009-05-21 10:43am

While I don't share the vim and vigor others here do on the subject; he does indeed seem to fit the charge, and I can't readily think of an argument to object to the proposal.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Patrick Degan » 2009-05-21 11:09pm

I read the trainwreck of a thread that was the Iran/SPECTRE Manhattan Project™ and what I saw was bad enough. It took just his first two posts in the China Steel Dumping thread to convince me that Ryan is seriously in need of a notice that he needs to stay in the kiddie pool until he grows the fuck up.

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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by RedImperator » 2009-05-22 12:08am

Yeah, this guy is an idiot. Not a total idiot, but big enough to wreck more than his share of threads. Title him.
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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by Simplicius » 2009-05-22 12:12am

He does come off a bit dim - one would think he'd put more thought into those short, oversimplified opinions of his after being nailed up by them a few times. I'll await the poll.

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Re: [Discussion] VI for Ryan Thunder?

Post by CmdrWilkens » 2009-05-23 12:01am

Vote will go up tomorrow/later today (depending upon your time zone :D). As an alert I will not be packaging the vote spam messages until the rest of our voting comes due. Since nominations close in 2 days and I'd like to vote on potential Whips at the same time PMs will not be sent to anyone prior to Monday morningish.
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