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  • deadlydarcy
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    What a crap thread.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Only joking.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    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.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Like you somafunk?

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Only joking somafunk.

    Tom B
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    Lolz at DD

    Tom B
    Member

    Only joking DD.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    You know how I insinuated you were a gobshite on the rugby thread Tom B?

    I was only joking.

    Junkyard
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Damn it….DD has outed me – you arguing eh?…….. 😀

    deadlydarcy
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    Yeah, come on if you think you’re **** hard enough. 😮

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Only joking.

    bullheart
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    I’d echo the points already made; TJ is an all round good fella. Baiting him became an ugly ‘sport’…

    sc-xc
    Member

    Baiting him became an ugly ‘sport’…

    There are some masters on here.

    jodafett
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    This is no joke!

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    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

    Junkyard
    Member

    indeed it is having the wrong opinion

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    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.

    Junkyard
    Member

    only joking

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    You’re joking aren’t you? 😯

    yunki
    Member

    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

    Pigface
    Member

    Disagree TJ was bullied badly and the main culprit IMO is still here yeah tha would be you Al.

    showerman
    Member

    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.

    Junkyard
    Member

    he was recently banned from a rugby forum for arguing 8)

    he cannot help himself and he knows it but folk did goad him

    ditch_jockey
    Member

    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?

    Junkyard
    Member

    That was the sort of bullying he got

    Well played

    MrSmith
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    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

    Jamie
    Member

    So now it looks like junkyard is having a go at himself.

    Noice.

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    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.

    AdamW
    Member

    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. 😕

    Junkyard
    Member

    I guess this Internet lark is serious bizness

    I hear some bother to type outrageous shit they dont believe in order to get reactions from strangers. Apparently they feign disinterest as well. Tragic eh.

    MrSmith
    Member

    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.

    ernie_lynch
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    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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    wrote:

    I recall occasions when it was clear to me that TJ was only joking but many took him as being serious.

    The irony is that his “fall out” with cynic-al was because he couldn’t recognise this same behaviour in others. 😆

    He was many things but he was sincere and he brought something to the table

    x 1000

    Principled and articulate whether you agreed with him or not, STW is the worse for his absence.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Our loss is his gain

    colonel wax
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    Don’t agree Onion/druidh, Al was a dick. Not any more, but he definitely came across like that in the Aziz/fred/elfin days.

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    Only Joking 🙂

    Just another way of trying to haul your way out of the hole you are digging by continuing to argue for no real good reason.

    As always the friends of TJ/ain’t in crap in here now lot have turned up.

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