1. MatrixGravity
    Offline

    MatrixGravity Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New York

    What would you say in this particular scenario?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MatrixGravity, Apr 9, 2011.

    I posted a question on Yahoo Answers in the wordplay section because I needed help understanding some terms I wasn't familiar with, and somebody wrote "Stop asking stupid questions. Get a hobby."

    What would you personally say in this situation? Thank you
     
  2. AltonReed
    Offline

    AltonReed Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Greater London
    My Hobby is asking questions. What's your favourite vegetable?
     
  3. Elgaisma
    Offline

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,337
    Likes Received:
    92
    I wouldn't say anything but kind of like Alton Reed's suggestion - What is your favourite vegatable ?
     
  4. Trish
    Offline

    Trish I've been deleted.. again Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,986
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    New York
    Stop posting just to be unhelpful. Get a hobby.

    Now if anyone else would like to help me?

    (I'm a bit confrontational at times though) :D
     
  5. AltonReed
    Offline

    AltonReed Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Greater London
    If your character is like that, then the stranger the question the better:

    'If you had a tail, what would you do with it?'

    'Did you enjoy your breakfast this morning?'

    'What day were you born on?'

    ect.
     
  6. MatrixGravity
    Offline

    MatrixGravity Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New York
    im looking for serious responses.
     
  7. AltonReed
    Offline

    AltonReed Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Greater London
    Thats what I would honestly say, along with a lot of my MCs. It is an honest reply for me.
     
  8. Elgaisma
    Offline

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,337
    Likes Received:
    92
    It is serious - to respond I personally think is silly - why create bad feeling with someone on the internet that has no serious impact on your life. However if you must - you are going to make yourself look better and them look siller if you give a humour filled response.
     
  9. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    I would ignore their reply. Trolls do not deserve attention.
     
  10. sadiemaddie
    Offline

    sadiemaddie Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Me personally, just roll my eyes and ignor their responce. If it kept going then perhaps I would become witty, but then again, my mouth just gets me into trouble.
     
  11. MatrixGravity
    Offline

    MatrixGravity Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New York
    ....Sigh, what would a witty response be? Is what im asking.
     
  12. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Make up your mind. But in my opinion, a "witty" response is stooping to their rather juvenile level. Why engage in a battle of wits against an unarmed foe?
     
  13. NateSean
    Offline

    NateSean Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Salem, Mass
    Not going to Yahoo for answers to anything more complicated than how to tie one's shoes would be my first suggestion. But even then you'd get nasty replies.
     
  14. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    i'd say nothing... responding will only bring on more idiotic abuse... don't encourage nitwits... or do you really want to descend to that level?
     
  15. Ellipse
    Offline

    Ellipse Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    32
    I agree with this. Don't bother with a response. Acknowledging his response will do nothing but encourage him to respond back. This is the internet. You're not face to face with someone. Everyone is Mr. Anonymous in front of a giant crowd. People will be jerks on the net because they can do so without fear of punishment.

    Honestly, it's situations like the OP described that make me feel like we would be better off living in barbarian tribes. People weren't rude to others for fear of getting their skulls cleaved by a sword.;)
     
  16. TheSpiderJoe
    Offline

    TheSpiderJoe Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Arizona
    There's room to be witty but it borders on insulting. At the end of the day, that person moves on with their life as you do. If you let that comment get to you then he wins.
     
  17. hiddennovelist
    Offline

    hiddennovelist Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,256
    Likes Received:
    161
    Location:
    Fabulous Sin City
    Amen to all of these, a thousand times. Silence is your best comeback.
     
  18. aimi_aiko
    Offline

    aimi_aiko Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Kentucky
    I highly agree with Cogito.
     
  19. Ashleigh
    Offline

    Ashleigh Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    4,186
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    In the comfort of my stubborn little mind.
    You're asking another question! Ok, so this was a guy trolling - but maybe he has a point. Asking too many questions can be bad for your personal growth. My solution? Think for yourself for once - come up with your own witty response or don't bother answering. You learn the gift of the gab by practising, not asking others to bail you out.
     
  20. Myers
    Offline

    Myers Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    I wouldn't worry about it. The internet is full of idiots, don't let them get under your skin. Just ignore them. If you respond the whole thing will turn in to a pointless internet argument that will just waste your time, anger you and not give you any answer to the question you originally asked.
     
  21. ProsonicLive
    Offline

    ProsonicLive Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    6
    ...Ummm
    "stop posting stupid answers"
    type this in red script
    "we are sorry, It seems you have accessed this site without the proper parental or I.Q. requirements. Please see your system administrator."
    "I ask stupid questions, yet you have failed to answer."
    " you say I have stupid questions, yet you are the one assessing the intellectual capacity of a sentence in the first place."
    "but mommy said if I took my flinstones I would be as smart as everyone else! MOMMMMYYY!!!"
     
  22. Wreybies
    Offline

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    18,890
    Likes Received:
    10,075
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    I would say nothing at all. Feed a troll once and they never go away.
     
  23. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Please don't resurrect older discussion threads, especially such generic ones with no immediate relevance.
     
  24. Michael O
    Offline

    Michael O Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2013
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    6
    It's not what we might write but what your reply would be if any. Some say to ignore dickweeds but I say not to give all a free pass. Let some help you hone your writing skills.

    It's the context that matters. Stated in humor to "Go find a hobby?" No worries.

    But the two commands when added does have that tweak of ridicule...Still no worries. No shortage of ridiculing dickweeds in the world and life can be a whole lotta fun if you learn how poke some of them with a stick. Kinda like a wind-up toy to be played with until you grow weary of their repetitive nature. Then just lace-up up your literary boot and swiftly...Oh ever so swiftly, place it where the sun doesn't shine.

    BTW My hobby...I'm an axe murderer. Can't tell you how much exercise I get nor the enjoyment such a hobby brings.

    But be mindful of your words, it's often the second retort which draws the flag if done vagrantly. Such is life when you wield an axe even if the blows are well deserved.

    Here's a few at no charge for practice...

    I'm sorry you feel that way. Perhaps if you took a break and sat on the commode for a bit it would relieve your constipation. (Sympathy followed by a mere suggestion and any further comments can be ignored. You have won.)

    Perhaps! But that's Mr./Mrs./Sir/Lord/King/Queen Stupid to you!:) (With humor you have placed yourself above the dickweed's mentality and any further addresses will come from beneath you. Your now rule.)

    Sorry, just looking for a stupid answer...It a hobby I have. Trying to ID the dickweeds here and we have a winner! (Apology, an answer and you probably have isolated the dickweed. Unlikely anyone wants to try win that game.)
     
  25. Myers
    Offline

    Myers Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Sorry, this thread came up on the Similiar Threads for another thread I was reading. Had no idea it would generate one from almost two years ago! It was only once I'd replied that I realised it was such an old thread.
     

Share This Page