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Steven Denton

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Reading all of my old posts
« on: 25 June, 2018, 04:37:50 pm »
I've been reading all of my old posts (helpfully organised in my profile) and it's a strange mixture of complimenting peoples work, posting art, and aggressively arguing about random things. It's quite surprising if not terribly insightful looking at everything I have ever posted here in isolation.

I need to either calm down the arguments or increase the hostility in the compliments to bring some kind of consistency.


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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #1 on: 25 June, 2018, 06:13:36 pm »
Mine's an interesting rabbit-hole. I'm sure most of them were written by someone else...

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #2 on: 25 June, 2018, 06:49:41 pm »
Having read an article on the BBC about someone who read their entire Facebook posting history, I was tempted to do the same thing here. I don't have Facebook.

But I quickly formed the view that when I started posting here, I was unmarried, in my early 20s and a pain in the arse. I wouldn't like to meet me then, now.
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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #3 on: 25 June, 2018, 06:59:49 pm »

I need to either calm down the arguments or increase the hostility in the compliments to bring some kind of consistency.

That depends, I mean, do you want the five minute argument or the full half hour?

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #4 on: 25 June, 2018, 07:22:50 pm »
Always the full half hour and no just contradicting what I say!

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #5 on: 25 June, 2018, 10:29:04 pm »
No-one has the time to read all mine, especially not me.  On the occasions that I've delved into the shite mountain to try to remind myself of something or other, I've just wanted to nuke the whole sorry mess.  It's a pointless trajectory from earlier, funnier me (or so earlier, funnier me apparently believed  ::)) through a period of endless whining, perving and unwise bitching, to a sort of heat-death where I just drone on and on repeating myself, half unaware, half uncaring, my shrinking handful of facts and opinions attenuated across vast acres of screen so that information and order has given way to the sucky nothing of entropy.  And still on I go.

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #6 on: 25 June, 2018, 11:45:28 pm »
I've been reading all of my old posts (helpfully organised in my profile) and it's a strange mixture of complimenting peoples work, posting art, and aggressively arguing about random things. It's quite surprising if not terribly insightful looking at everything I have ever posted here in isolation.

I need to either calm down the arguments or increase the hostility in the compliments to bring some kind of consistency.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #7 on: 25 June, 2018, 11:59:18 pm »
No-one has the time to read all mine, especially not me.

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #8 on: 26 June, 2018, 12:24:37 am »
my shrinking handful of facts and opinions attenuated across vast acres of screen so that information and order has given way to the sucky nothing of entropy.  And still on I go.

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #9 on: 26 June, 2018, 12:41:16 am »
No-one has the time to read all mine, especially not me.  On the occasions that I've delved into the shite mountain to try to remind myself of something or other, I've just wanted to nuke the whole sorry mess.  It's a pointless trajectory from earlier, funnier me (or so earlier, funnier me apparently believed  :rolleyes: ) through a period of endless whining, perving and unwise bitching, to a sort of heat-death where I just drone on and on repeating myself, half unaware, half uncaring, my shrinking handful of facts and opinions attenuated across vast acres of screen so that information and order has given way to the sucky nothing of entropy.  And still on I go.

You're very nearly ready to write for the Daily Mail, give it a few more years of bitterness and hatred...

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #10 on: 26 June, 2018, 08:30:03 am »
my shrinking handful of facts and opinions attenuated across vast acres of screen so that information and order has given way to the sucky nothing of entropy.  And still on I go.

You will always be King Reaper of the pixel harvest.

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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #11 on: 26 June, 2018, 10:57:56 am »
My take away is I need to post on things I agree with whilst happy as well as things I disagree with whilst in a bad mood or risk coming across as a lot angrier than I actually am*

I read that BBC article too and I remember reading one much like it on a tech website a few months ago, that and boredom inspired my read through . Our internet history is a time capsule more real and more emotionally raw than any diary could be. 

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« Reply #12 on: 01 July, 2018, 10:43:53 pm »
Having read an article on the BBC about someone who read their entire Facebook posting history, I was tempted to do the same thing here. I don't have Facebook.

But I quickly formed the view that when I started posting here, I was unmarried, in my early 20s and a pain in the arse. I wouldn't like to meet me then, now.

Me also pain in the arse but I didn't have your reasons!
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Re: Reading all of my old posts
« Reply #13 on: 03 July, 2018, 07:29:23 am »

I daren't. That way, madness lies...