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  • #76
    Originally posted by Jaecp View Post
    Oh look, it was an obvious hoax and not even an obvious hoax for some kind of political point, but a marketing ploy for some novel!

    For God's sake people, and I use that with the barest whiff of irony, stop being so damn easy to troll. It's pathetic.
    You're still doing that "hey, look, I'm a grownup cause I can say damn" thing. That's pathetic.
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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    • #77
      We knew it was a hoax... a sick one too.
      If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        You're still doing that "hey, look, I'm a grownup cause I can say damn" thing. That's pathetic.
        Oh, yay, moralizing!

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
          We knew it was a hoax... a sick one too.
          I suggest you re-read the thread and, likewise, if you do know something is a hoax then don't increase the hoax's pageviews

          All that does is encourage stuff like this

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Jaecp View Post
            I suggest you re-read the thread and, likewise, if you do know something is a hoax then don't increase the hoax's pageviews

            All that does is encourage stuff like this
            If you don't think the page views should be increased, then don't post in the thread.



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            • #81
              Originally posted by mossrose View Post
              If you don't think the page views should be increased, then don't post in the thread.

              That makes WAY too much sense!!!!!! GTG
              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                If you don't think the page views should be increased, then don't post in the thread.

                That isn't a good argument, Mossy

                My posts here don't meaningfully effect the hoaxes page views. and if my comments about it being a hoax, when at least half of the people here were taking it seriously at first, kept even one person from sharing it via email or Facebook then I'm at a huge net positive. If the memory of how easily the hoax was believed spurs them to caution the next time then even better.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Jaecp View Post
                  That isn't a good argument, Mossy

                  My posts here don't meaningfully effect the hoaxes page views. and if my comments about it being a hoax, when at least half of the people here were taking it seriously at first, kept even one person from sharing it via email or Facebook then I'm at a huge net positive. If the memory of how easily the hoax was believed spurs them to caution the next time then even better.
                  I would rather take something that is that appalling seriously until it is proven a hoax than to ignore it altogether and find out it is real.

                  I was suspicious at first, as is evident by my initial posts in this thread, but had no way to check whether it was phony or not. And I don't think that asking about the resolution of such a horror is a bad thing, even though it may be fake.



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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                    I would rather take something that is that appalling seriously until it is proven a hoax than to ignore it altogether and find out it is real.

                    I was suspicious at first, as is evident by my initial posts in this thread, but had no way to check whether it was phony or not. And I don't think that asking about the resolution of such a horror is a bad thing, even though it may be fake.

                    It was a publicity stunt for a book.
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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                      I would rather take something that is that appalling seriously until it is proven a hoax than to ignore it altogether and find out it is real.

                      I was suspicious at first, as is evident by my initial posts in this thread, but had no way to check whether it was phony or not. And I don't think that asking about the resolution of such a horror is a bad thing, even though it may be fake.

                      That approach opens one up to the abuse of your good nature by marketers like the ones in this case.

                      By nature of my usual job, I have to consider what is worth going after. While it could have been true, sure, there were so many red flags that the prudent course of action is either wait and see or dismissal until more evidence came forward.

                      Treating every faint possibility as serious is a recipe for destruction.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Irate Canadian View Post
                        It was a publicity stunt for a book.
                        Yep, it wasn't even the fun viral marketing where some outof touch activist was trying to make a point.

                        More the pity, but I wish people would take more skepticism to things seemingly designed to push all of their buttons

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                          I would rather take something that is that appalling seriously until it is proven a hoax than to ignore it altogether and find out it is real.

                          I was suspicious at first, as is evident by my initial posts in this thread, but had no way to check whether it was phony or not. And I don't think that asking about the resolution of such a horror is a bad thing, even though it may be fake.

                          You have to realize that people will sink to lows you never knew were possible on the internet - I've seen far worse than this on the internet that I'd rather not go into. People know that it's easy to fake just about anything behind a computer, due to people not being able to look at a person in the eyes and have to convey sincere emotions

                          On the internet, if something looks like troll bait, it probably is.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Irate Canadian View Post
                            It was a publicity stunt for a book.
                            and the writer should be told that that was in very very very poor tastes to say the least and it shows how immoral he/she is

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by RumTumTugger View Post
                              and the writer should be told that that was in very very very poor tastes to say the least and it shows how immoral he/she is
                              lots of bad reviews on Amazon because of it.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                                lots of bad reviews on Amazon because of it.
                                good

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