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Posted by: Lynn Watson

...I'm not sure how many bystanders are out there desperate for neutral reviews...?

Hi, Lynn - You mean people not watching TP who are looking for viewer comments that will persuade them to also watch? - Maybe it's because I avoid reading any comments, pro reviews and viewer feedback on Anything, but it honestly never occurred to me that posting on this forum would serve the purpose of promoting the show. I'm just here to have a conversation with people already watching the show.

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Posted : 23/07/2017 11:52 am
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Posted by: Lynn Watson

...I'm not sure how many bystanders are out there desperate for neutral reviews...?

Hi, Lynn - You mean people not watching TP who are looking for viewer comments that will persuade them to also watch? - Maybe it's because I avoid reading any comments, pro reviews and viewer feedback on Anything, but it honestly never occurred to me that posting on this forum would serve the purpose of promoting the show. I'm just here to have a conversation with people already watching the show.

Randy - I really don't think that neutral bystanders exist - the very thought of trying to follow the story of series 3...!

There just seems to be a recurrent theme of someone popping up & saying 'this is no good'.  Now if they said 'I'm really not liking this' that is fair enough...  but then we get the circular argument of someone else saying it IS good - and them being called 'fanboy' (haven't witnessed any fangirl accusations - yet)

Maybe there's a bit of a language/culture barrier going on - but I don't interpret a 'fan' as someone who blindly loves everything about something.  I would have though being a fan was quite a sensible reason for watching so far...

I suppose it's the same with people dismissing other poster's theories - as far as I'm concerned everything's up for debate.  We've got a woman as a doorknob & a bloke's foot talking to him - so I'm damned if I'm going to dismiss anything as a glitch, never mind tell anyone else that their theory (looks around to check that I can get away with that) is not right...

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Posted : 23/07/2017 12:03 pm
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Posted by: Lynn Watson
...There just seems to be a recurrent theme of someone popping up & saying 'this is no good'...

Yeah, I sure agree, Lynn - That's nutty to just pop into a forum and drop a hit-and-run negative opinion and then leave. And most of the time, those pointless posts are implied to be The Last Word - the only opinion worth considering, or a statement of irrefutable fact. Silly stuff.

I always assume an "IMHO" (in my humble/honest opinion) to be implied in anything I read on a forum, and certainly in my own posts.  I usually omit any kind of IMHO caveat in my own posts because it seems redundant - all I ever write about is from my perspective. If someone doesn't get that, I rush to clarify. And I'm saying it's not only my own posts where I assume the IMHO - even when someone is clearly attempting to be The Authority on a topic - I can't grant them that, so don't grant them that authority even if they attempt it, and I think, "Ah well, he may not know it, but he means IMHO."

I enjoyed your reply - Thanks. Forums can be fun for discussions, but arguments are pointless, circular, spiraling wastes of time.
 

 

 

 

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Posted : 23/07/2017 12:41 pm
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Posted by: Lynn Watson

See, I don't think being a 'fan' does imply lack of critical faculties, but some appreciation of what you're watching.
Which just seems, errr, sensible.

If I ever found myself watching 10 hours of tv (not to mention posting on a forum) and calling other people *fanboy* - I think I'd look for a new hobby!

Some people get their jollies being condescending to others on teh interwebs.  Some post deliberately insulting or inflammatory comments.  Strange, but there ye go.

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 23/07/2017 2:13 pm
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Posted by: Randy Bowser
Posted by: Lynn Watson
...There just seems to be a recurrent theme of someone popping up & saying 'this is no good'...

Yeah, I sure agree, Lynn - That's nutty to just pop into a forum and drop a hit-and-run negative opinion and then leave. And most of the time, those pointless posts are implied to be The Last Word - the only opinion worth considering, or a statement of irrefutable fact. Silly stuff.

I always assume an "IMHO" (in my humble/honest opinion) to be implied in anything I read on a forum, and certainly in my own posts.  I usually omit any kind of IMHO caveat in my own posts because it seems redundant - all I ever write about is from my perspective. If someone doesn't get that, I rush to clarify. And I'm saying it's not only my own posts where I assume the IMHO - even when someone is clearly attempting to be The Authority on a topic - I can't grant them that, so don't grant them that authority even if they attempt it, and I think, "Ah well, he may not know it, but he means IMHO."

I enjoyed your reply - Thanks. Forums can be fun for discussions, but arguments are pointless, circular, spiraling wastes of time.
 

 

 

 

Ah well, there we differ.  You'll never, ever see a IMHO in any of my posts.  That's because my opinion ain't humble.  Not arrogant, either.  It just is.

Admittedly, my reaction to the word "humble" in that context is from learning that people who affect humility are not to be trusted.  Think Uriah Heep - the character, not the band - and you'll get it.

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Posted : 23/07/2017 2:19 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

Ah well, there we differ...

Oh, there's no differing on that, SamX, even though that would of course be fine if there were.

For clarity, I was just using the internet parlance for "here's my opinion" - the "H" in IMHO standing for "honest" or "humble," preference being for the former, but neither one being quite what I mean when I think of IMHO. Opinions are the only thing possible to post, even when the poster may think he/she's posting The Final Word. That's why I never use the IMHO acronym.

All I post are my personal observations and reflections, and if someone doesn't already understand that all anyone can do is post an  opinion, that's really their shortcoming - though I will patiently explain, when needed, that what they're seeing from me and possibly taking exception to, is "only" my opinion.

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Posted : 23/07/2017 2:44 pm
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Ah, but that's because you're a reasonable person, like Lynn.  In fact, the vast majority here seem to be reasonable people.

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Posted : 23/07/2017 2:54 pm
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We've got a woman as a doorknob & a bloke's foot talking to him

Best quote ever 😀

And it's funny cos it's true. 

 

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Posted : 23/07/2017 3:01 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

...the vast majority here seem to be reasonable people.

Yes, they do. Perhaps surprising in a gathering of TP/Lynch fans. 😎

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Posted : 23/07/2017 3:06 pm
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It's cool a lot of us spoke out on this thread and kept it mostly civil. Where is OP??

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Posted : 23/07/2017 3:08 pm
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Probably left in a huff.  Or a minute and a huff.

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Posted : 23/07/2017 3:23 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: Myn0k

I wonder if the original poster is still ready to quit?

Probably has.  Or it was just a drive by trolling.

Not sure if it's a trolling. I think it's understandable of a s1-2 fan to be bored of this season.

 

 

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Posted : 23/07/2017 9:37 pm
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Posted by: Lynn Watson

See, I don't think being a 'fan' does imply lack of critical faculties, but some appreciation of what you're watching.
Which just seems, errr, sensible.

If I ever found myself watching 10 hours of tv (not to mention posting on a forum) and calling other people *fanboy* - I think I'd look for a new hobby!

If the shoe fits.....

 

Lynch could air a pink screen for 45 minutes and there's blindly loyal "fans" who would ooh and ahh about how deep it is while condemning anyone who says otherwise as "not getting lynch".

 

 Those, are fanboys 

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Posted : 23/07/2017 9:41 pm
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Posted by: Randy Bowser
Posted by: SamXTherapy

...the vast majority here seem to be reasonable people.

Yes, they do. Perhaps surprising in a gathering of TP/Lynch fans. 😎

It is a surprisingly pleasant forum. Kudos to those who set this site up.

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Posted : 23/07/2017 9:43 pm
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