The "Edinburgh Defence"
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 bannedPosted 3 years agoyunkiMember
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 ballsPosted 3 years agoMrSmithMember
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 biznessPosted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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.Posted 3 years agoAdamWMember
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. 😕Posted 3 years agoernie_lynchMember
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.Posted 3 years ago
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