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I've been doing it wrong
Thanks to another redditor, an xkcd comic, and the SCP Foundation,  I have had a vision of an internet that is a lot more fun, and way less frustrating.

Instead of arguing, reasoning or trying in any way to educate, change or even reason with the batshit crazy online, just try to one up them.

https://xkcd.com/966/

http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3477

Instead of trying to reason with nutjobs,  you make their lunacy seem tame by comparison. If someone tells you the moon landing was faked, the correct response is "You believe in the moon?!  Jesus man, you are so delusional.  There is no moon."

Or if someone is promoting the flat earth, you laugh at that, you start explaining why the earth is actually a cube.  (or a hot dog shape, or whatever the craziest shit you can come up with)

Then go after them for being so stupid to not believe in the hotdog earth.

There are several threads here that could benefit from this approach.



"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

Re: I've been doing it wrong
Reply #1
Thanks to another redditor, an xkcd comic, and the SCP Foundation,  I have had a vision of an internet that is a lot more fun, and way less frustrating.

Instead of arguing, reasoning or trying in any way to educate, change or even reason with the batshit crazy online, just try to one up them.

https://xkcd.com/966/

http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3477

Instead of trying to reason with nutjobs,  you make their lunacy seem tame by comparison. If someone tells you the moon landing was faked, the correct response is "You believe in the moon?!  Jesus man, you are so delusional.  There is no moon."

Or if someone is promoting the flat earth, you laugh at that, you start explaining why the earth is actually a cube.  (or a hot dog shape, or whatever the craziest shit you can come up with)

Then go after them for being so stupid to not believe in the hotdog earth.

There are several threads here that could benefit from this approach.




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While you were getting your PhD in virology, I got my PhD in truth detection. :wave:  Dave Hawkins

  • F X
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Re: I've been doing it wrong
Reply #2
 :parrot:
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

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Reply #3
"You believe in the moon?!  Jesus man, you are so delusional.  There is no moon."

*That's no moon.

  • F X
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Reply #4
Exactly.  The moon is actually an alien spaceship. 
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

  • ffejrxx
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Reply #5
this is a moon
:moon: 


and :pisstape:

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Re: I've been doing it wrong
Reply #6
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

Re: I've been doing it wrong
Reply #7
Thanks to another redditor, an xkcd comic, and the SCP Foundation,  I have had a vision of an internet that is a lot more fun, and way less frustrating.

Instead of arguing, reasoning or trying in any way to educate, change or even reason with the batshit crazy online, just try to one up them.

https://xkcd.com/966/

http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3477

Instead of trying to reason with nutjobs,  you make their lunacy seem tame by comparison. If someone tells you the moon landing was faked, the correct response is "You believe in the moon?!  Jesus man, you are so delusional.  There is no moon."

Or if someone is promoting the flat earth, you laugh at that, you start explaining why the earth is actually a cube.  (or a hot dog shape, or whatever the craziest shit you can come up with)

Then go after them for being so stupid to not believe in the hotdog earth.

There are several threads here that could benefit from this approach.
Props on citing one of my all time favorite XKCDs.

I suspect we might apply that strategy to different threads though. If well done, it could be quite humorous regardless though.

  • Pingu
Re: I've been doing it wrong
Reply #8
Thanks to another redditor, an xkcd comic, and the SCP Foundation,  I have had a vision of an internet that is a lot more fun, and way less frustrating.

Instead of arguing, reasoning or trying in any way to educate, change or even reason with the batshit crazy online, just try to one up them.

https://xkcd.com/966/

http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3477

Instead of trying to reason with nutjobs,  you make their lunacy seem tame by comparison. If someone tells you the moon landing was faked, the correct response is "You believe in the moon?!  Jesus man, you are so delusional.  There is no moon."

Or if someone is promoting the flat earth, you laugh at that, you start explaining why the earth is actually a cube.  (or a hot dog shape, or whatever the craziest shit you can come up with)

Then go after them for being so stupid to not believe in the hotdog earth.

There are several threads here that could benefit from this approach.





It doesn't work if you are the lunatic though
I have a Darwin-debased mind.

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Re: I've been doing it wrong
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It doesn't work if you are the lunatic though

Actually, it would work even better if you have no limits on your imagination.
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

  • uncool
Re: I've been doing it wrong
Reply #10

It doesn't work if you are the lunatic though

Actually, it would work even better if you have no limits on your imagination.

Is there a difference?

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Reply #11
 :parrot:
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

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Reply #12

It doesn't work if you are the lunatic though

Actually, it would work even better if you have no limits on your imagination.


The main trouble is that the comic relies on the nutjob believing 2 BS things that can effectively be played off of one another. If you are attempting to use the method against someone who accepts prevailing science, you would be matching up prevailing science of one field with prevailing science of another, which would just be making a scientific argument. It's a good argument strategy, but not a funny one.

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I bet you are fun at parties.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor