Friday, January 28, 2005

Have You Seen This Warrior?

From a list I'm on comes an exhaustive debriefing on all the time wasters, trolls, and Flame Warriors you're ever likely to encounter on line. Someone put a lot of time and effort into this; I couldn't read the whole thing in one shot (my eyes started to glaze over) but I could give names to several species. I won't, though...


Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

Oh, that's funny. It's been so many years since Genie, I forgot all about Me Too!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Who could forget Bliss Ninny? Or Furious Typer? Or Nanny, and the various Artistes, and...

It's really pretty spot on.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

I was looking for the category for a certain libertarian, NRA supporting, somewhat crazy guy from GEnie, and found he fit three categories.

I shudder to think of my own category (I found a couple that I fit.)

6:20 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Yeah, I probably fit in a couple of categories. I recognized a number of GEnie denizens (not necessarily fondly), and some others from other communities.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

I certainly had a Genie flashback when I came upon "Cyber Sisters."

6:34 PM  
Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

Since making my last comment, I managed to browse through all of the Weekend Warriors (Mad is right: there are a lot of them).

Mostly they dramatize characteristics that show up to greater or less degrees in individuals who may also show traits from others. (I could see bits of myself in Artiste, Philosopher, and Pinko, plus maybe a few even less agreeable.)

Only one or two seemed perfect matches with someone I have encountered. Sycophant, I'm afraid, was one.

But the other, which made me laugh out loud, was Centurion, who "tries to gain tactical advantage in battle by asserting that he is, or was at one time, in the military. . . He affects the brusque demeanor and clipped style of a drill sergeant, and intimidates opponents by sprinkling his messages with military verbiage and obscure acronyms. He reinforces weak arguments by constantly reminding other Warriors that he has 'done his duty,' or 'served his country' . . . Centurion may actually have a military background, or he may just be a nut case -- no one really knows."

Wasn't there someone like that on GEnie?

12:10 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Weren't there several like that on GEnie?

2:59 PM  

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