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What should we do with this thorn in our side?

Leave him be, he represents valuable opposition
- 11 (28.2%)
Don't respond to his posts, because it gets us nowhere
- 9 (23.1%)
Put him on ignore, to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio
- 7 (17.9%)
Make his life miserable, God knows he's done it to us
- 4 (10.3%)
Petition Ian and Mark to ban him, he is basically a spammer
- 3 (7.7%)
Hunt him down and kill him, he's compelled us to labor for our existence for too damn long!!
- 5 (12.8%)

Total Members Voted: 13


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Taors

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2007, 03:10:13 PM »

Yes, the lengths of his posts are "RIDICULOUS". ;)

Don't be a bitch. :lol:
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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2007, 05:36:30 PM »

Ben does not bother me much. For the most part, I ignore his posts, since if you've read one, you've pretty much read them all. He does represent the difficulty in spreading the libertarian cause: People who think the world owes them a living. However, at least he does not post offensive material, flame, or engage in other trollish activity.
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aquabanianskakid

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2007, 05:41:25 PM »

So he doesn't post the fun stuff? Sorry you find life offensive Mike.
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Bill Brasky

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2007, 05:45:47 PM »

Ben does not bother me much. For the most part, I ignore his posts, since if you've read one, you've pretty much read them all. He does represent the difficulty in spreading the libertarian cause: People who think the world owes them a living. However, at least he does not post offensive material, flame, or engage in other trollish activity.

I kinda wish he did, instead of hammering out all these unibomber manifestos.  Its a little unsettling. 
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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2007, 05:50:20 PM »

So he doesn't post the fun stuff? Sorry you find life offensive Mike.

Oh, I don't mind the "fun stuff." At least, when it's appropriate.
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BenTucker

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2007, 05:53:52 PM »

Ben does not bother me much. For the most part, I ignore his posts, since if you've read one, you've pretty much read them all. He does represent the difficulty in spreading the libertarian cause: People who think the world owes them a living. However, at least he does not post offensive material, flame, or engage in other trollish activity.

I don't think the world owes anyone a living...just to have their absolute right of self-ownership upheld in a world that needs to grant exclusive use of land inorder to avoid conflict.
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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2007, 05:57:49 PM »

How about a good flogging?  He might benefit greatly from a flogging.
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Bill Brasky

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2007, 06:06:57 PM »

Only the people in his community could flog him. 
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aquabanianskakid

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2007, 06:07:08 PM »

Ooooh flogging sounds fun, is there lube involved?
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Taors

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2007, 06:10:50 PM »

We need to take bets on the exact time and date that his karma gets to -1000.
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Bill Brasky

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2007, 06:13:53 PM »

Ooooh flogging sounds fun, is there lube involved?

Only for the spectators. 
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cerpntaxt

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2007, 06:15:37 PM »

We need to take bets on the exact time and date that his karma gets to -1000.
That bet would be flawed because we can all control the outcome... flogging seems more fun
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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2007, 08:49:14 PM »

I voted to "Leave him be, he represents valuable opposition."

Despite his broken-record mantra ("economic rent economic rent economic rent"), he does have an interesting point now and again. I think he is not very good at debate - he doesn't fully address his partners' points and sometimes he ignores them altogether.

I almost voted "Don't respond to his posts, because it gets us nowhere," but I think it would be better to, in each topic, reply to his original post once and then if he repeats himself and/or ignore your points, then ignore him.

I think "Make his life miserable, God knows he's done it to us" and "Hunt him down and kill him, he's compelled us to labor for our existence for too damn long!!" are rediculous options, and not very libertarian considering he has not infringed any of our rights. Surely the last was made in jest, though.
 
To "Petition Ian and Mark to ban him, he is basically a spammer" is not wise, as it would be a step in the direction of turning this very free forum into a limited group.

- Mike

gandhi2

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2007, 08:57:57 PM »

So far, I'm pleased with what I see.

Just so you know, Ben, the object of the game was not to create a petition to get your removed.
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BenTucker

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Re: What to do with BenTucker?
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2007, 09:04:19 PM »

So far, I'm pleased with what I see.

Just so you know, Ben, the object of the game was not to create a petition to get your removed.

don't flatter yourself into think that I really care...
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