Couldn't help a nostalgic grin as I read this article, at the use of the 'Edinburgh Defence' towards the end: "it was all meant as a joke".
Wonder how the old chap is doing these days?
What a crap thread.
I imagine he's doing just fine, I'd rather take 100's of T-J's than put up with some of the other ignorant **** who have filled the void on the forum.
Like you somafunk?
Only joking somafunk.
Lolz at DD
Only joking DD.
You know how I insinuated you were a gobshite on the rugby thread Tom B?
I was only joking.
I personally think it was just another way that the forum and the mods let the bullies bully him.
It was done to mock him
He was many things but he was sincere and he brought something to the table.
he is doing fine
Not joking on either point.
Damn it….DD has outed me - you arguing eh?……..
Yeah, come on if you think you're **** hard enough.
I'd echo the points already made; TJ is an all round good fella. Baiting him became an ugly 'sport'...
Baiting him became an ugly 'sport'...
There are some masters on here.
This is no joke!
As TJ pointed out himself on many an occasion, he wouldn't, or couldn't "let it lie"
Yes he was baited on occasion, but no more than any other 'big hitters' on here who set themselves up for it. He's a adult and he knew what he was doing.
being opinionated doesn't get you banned
indeed it is having the wrong opinion
Humph!….well that fizzled out rather quickly didn't it?, i was all set up for a proper rumble but i just can't be arsed anymore….ho-hum.
You're joking aren't you?
I thought the bullying of TJ was great..
It made it really easy to spot the messed up, spiteful and vindictive little herberts of the forum that would clamour together in a baying pack, wagging their tales furiously and crawling over one another to lick each others balls
Disagree TJ was bullied badly and the main culprit IMO is still here yeah tha would be you Al.
yunki now im trying to picture that in my head and i now cannot sleep. i always slope off when things get tasty never having a proper education i normally say fxxkxxt and walk off but TJ would stay there till the end death by honour and all that.
I liked TJ. Being able to be so unremittingly positive about Scottish rugby was amazing to me.
he was recently banned from a rugby forum for arguing
he cannot help himself and he knows it but folk did goad him
That was the sort of bullying he got
Do adults really take the Internet and what random strangers who have a different opinion say on it that seriously? To the extent that they are being bullied? I can understand the weak minded taking things to heart or the vulnerable and needy perhaps being offended by bad language/sexism/racism but for somebody to actually get wound up that it actually affects their day to day lives?
I did have an now banned STW member mail me once as he took umbrage at something I posted (didn't read it just junked it) I guess this Internet lark is serious bizness
So now it looks like junkyard is having a go at himself.
MrSmith - Member
Do adults really take the Internet and what random strangers who have a different opinion say on it that seriously? To the extent that they are being bullied?
Well yes. Because, you know, the internet is full of real people. Not susprisingly, the people who're the biggest **** on the internet are also the people who're best at forgetting they're dealing with real people.
I received a few messages from TJ a while ago. He's seems a decent bloke but he let the bullies goad him; he has strong views (which I admit I generally share).
I personally think the use of the phrase "the Edinburgh defence" is somewhat cowardly now as you're taking a pop at someone who cannot defend themselves.
I guess this Internet lark is serious bizness
Yeah it noticed that, they tend to infer that the 'abuser' doesn't have an active life beyond the keyboard or is not what they say they are. I guess that is pretty tragic.
I have always thought that those who use therm "Edinburgh Defence" misunderstood TJ.
TJ enjoyed humour, he just wasn't particularly good at it, and because he was often rather serious when discussing issues close to his heart people often misunderstood him to be serious when he was actually joking.
I recall occasions when it was clear to me that TJ was only joking but many took him as being serious. Unfortunately TJ usually reacted by pointing out that he had been joking, something which I personally would only do in extreme circumstance - it amusing me greatly when people assume I'm being serious, and more so the more ridiculous it is.
TJ's unfortunate need to explain his own jokes and that he was joking was interpreted by many as him back-tracking and making false claims.
He never appreciated that taking the piss works best when people take you seriously.
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