HEY im the original author of that popular post "SOMS FLUFF". (Changed from macncheez, i like this name bettter). So this is part two, I diagnosed the problem, now I shall prescribe 2 of the many potential cures (discludeing the fluffy spells, can't do much bout that...) When some young noob comes here n says "hey, I wana be a vamp! how do i turn into a fairy? im a mermaid unicorn hybrid!" you have two options. 1.(the way wich will cause them to study) insult them, say "your young, your dumb, you will never understand" works like a charm;) and then theres 2.(the way to get rid of them [2 parts] ) you can ignore them, they crave atention. or you can say "yes, your so right, u are a ___, or you can physicaly, on this earth be a ____", they will either think "wow, dumb people..." or "darn, i still am not a ____, i give up!!!". or of course..."i still think im a mermaid, becuase i am a dummy". Honestly, ive met some people with some prety cook secrets, secrets like that r held close. People with secrets like these usualy tend to hold them for thier soul mate, or true love, rather than posting it on some fluff filled websight:) truth be told! -good luck:)
Re: SoMs FLUFF(part 2) By: Personified Moderator / Knowledgeable Feb 28, 2012
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Firstly, please spell out your words fully. It is difficult to understand what you are trying to say. English is not my first language, and seeing it abbreviated with random letters missing makes it difficult to interpret. I'm sure I'm not the only one having issues with it.
Secondly, I disagree with both things you suggested. There's no need to be rude and call misinformed individuals "idiots". Harassing them and telling them "you will never learn" will make them leave, when we really only want to help them see the correct way of things.
Ignoring them is not the answer either. Ignorance begets ignorance. It is better, in my opinion to tell them why we believe them to be wrong (in a civic manner) and then explain why- so that they may learn from this and become productive.
I agree that you definitely can't be rude. I've seen many members become more stubborn in their belief they're more than human after their beliefs were insulted. They're either liable to stick to their original belief out of anger or believe that do to such an attitude your not correct as those who show anger rarely show wisdom. I can understand your irritation over those labeled fluffy but anger or sarcastic/fictitious agreement isn't a solution.