March 11, 2004

Without Faith

Quoting Chuck in comment #171 of that infamous 12 reasons post:

As soon as the discussion leaves faith, progress can begin:

Person A: This is silly, why don’t we find a way to share this land?
Person B: Okay, let’s work it out.

To continue:

Person A: Hey! What’s that over there?
Person B: What? [looks]
Person A: Bang! [takes land]

Posted by James at March 11, 2004 3:07 PM
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I think this probably doesn't qualify as reaching a compromise or solution that doesn't involve one being oppressed by the other. ;)

Posted by: Chuck S. at March 11, 2004 3:12 PM

It's progress.

Posted by: James at March 11, 2004 3:15 PM

I'm OK with oppression as long as I'm on the right side (that's a joke for those of you how cannot seem to tell humor from serious commentary).

Posted by: Bob at March 11, 2004 4:13 PM

Maybe a special sort of formatting for sarcasm. Yeah, great idea.

Posted by: Maggie at March 11, 2004 4:53 PM

Oh, man, shoulda previewed. I had that last line all sarc'd, but the browser interpreted it as a meaningless tag and didn't show the tags. Let's try again.

<sarc>Nice post.</sarc>

Posted by: Maggie at March 11, 2004 4:55 PM

Glad you are well enough to get out of bed. :-) (That was not sarcastic.)

Posted by: Julie at March 11, 2004 5:22 PM

No Julie you have to do it this way.

WARNING NOT SARCASM

Glad you are well enough to get out of bed. :-)

I second Julies message by the way (also not sarcasm).

Posted by: Bob at March 12, 2004 9:25 AM

Hmm... my post from this morning never showed. I must not have hit post. Doh!! Anyway hat I said was (as best I can remember, I'm sure it was much funnier originally).

No...no..no, Julie you have to do it this way!

WARNING. The following text is not sarcasm. It is a real honest statmentn of my feelings. This is my true opinion... honest... even if it sound ridiculous.

Glad you are well enough to get out of bed. :-)

There see now we know you're not kidding about hoping everyone feels better (I second Julie's statement by the way, for real...honestly...aw forget it)

Posted by: Bob at March 12, 2004 3:21 PM

Oh great now it shows up!!!

Posted by: at March 12, 2004 3:22 PM

Gah. That was me. Ok I'm giving up today. I can see that their are new posts on the main page but cannot see them when I go to the comments.

Posted by: Bob at March 12, 2004 4:52 PM

Grr. and I also noticed that my sarc before and after the test didn't show. That's it I really quit now.

Posted by: Bob at March 12, 2004 4:56 PM

Bob, try ampersand-semicolon constructs, as in "&lt;sarc&gt;"... unless I'm mistaken it will show up as <sarc>. :-)

Posted by: Chuck S. at March 12, 2004 5:07 PM

The comments section accepts actual HTML, but filters unrecognized tags (some tags can mess up the page, so only a few are allowed, like the ones for bold, italics, blockquotes, links, etc.)

That's the first problem.

The second problem is that when you submit a comment, sometimes you have to reload the entry page to see your comment here. It depends a little bit on the server, and the browser you are using.

That's why peopel double-post sometimes. They think they haven't submitted their comment.

Try doing a reload on the page if you don't see your comment appearing.

Posted by: James at March 12, 2004 5:51 PM

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