A most cordial question for Quinn, tangentially related to the Marquess thread

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by uncle janko, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Hi Quinn:

    Interesting, isn't it?

    Here at degreeinfo, when a thread on this institution threatened to turn into a referendum on you, several of us were quick and vehement to spring to your defence. I consider myself in that number.

    On another forum, a thread about this institution quickly turned into a festival of attacks and lies about me. No one defended me. What do you think that means? Since you have posted on both threads, your opinion would I think carry extra weight.

    Best wishes to you and your family, especially to your esteemed wife from one who honours very greatly the culture of Iran, and deplores the cowardly racialist comment made elsewhere about her.

    Janko muy fino y muy frio

    (PS My apologies for starting a new thread. It is no longer consistent with my pledged word for me to post on the Marquess thread proper. You of all people I am sure will understand when a point d'honneur is involved.)

    Carthage must be destroyed.
  2. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    I understand the method you used to respond, Quinn. Multumesc foarte mult.

    Carthage must be destroyed.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It's been one of those years, 2005 has. Certainly has. Full of tests, full of challenges.

    Here are a few of the strategies I've personally tried over the year -- let's call them The 8 R's of an Unsuccessful Internet Fora Poster.

    • Reason

      This strategy involves trying to use reason.
    • Rage

      Yeah -- I've blown my stack.
    • Rebuke

      When I see something I think is just plain wrong -- well, I've chastised.
    • Redaction

      When I hit "reply" with quoting -- I've tried to cut out any personal content.
    • Retraction

      When I've said something I ought not have -- I've endeavored to retract.
    • Repentance

      When I've engaged in blowing my own stack -- I've endeavored to repent.
    • Reticence

      Just ignored it, hoping it would go away.
    • Retreat

    • Return

      Came back.
    Other strategies have included singing opera (poorly), pulling out my hair, chain smoking, and interpretive dance.

    Year's almost over. Time for the discovery of a 9th R?

    (Addendum -- Rum. Haven't tried rum yet.)
  4. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    You could do what I do: go to this site and sing along.


    I didn't say it made sense, but it's a great way to blow off steam.
  5. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    How about Recognize, acknowledge the merits and contributions of others in a discussion.

    Just a thought.

    P.S.: Glad to see everyone still friends!!!:cool:
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  6. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Hi Quinn: In A.J. Jacobs' book "The Smartest Man in the World" there is an interview with a man named Hoeflin in New York who edits some high-IQ newsletters. Thought you might be interested. Janko

    Carthage must be destroyed.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That's a good point. Recognizing the other side -- and stating this -- another strategy for unsuccessful fora posting. :D

    I still think I'll try some Rum before the year's done with -- it might work.
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ronald Hoeflin is the granddaddy of all the ultrahigh IQ associations. Before him -- it was mostly just Mensa -- an association I've never belonged to. His reputation in the ultrahigh IQ world is very good -- I've read some of his stuff -- but have never communicated with him directly, though many have.
  9. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    I concur with Jimmy in his latest post on the trolled Marquess thread.
  10. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    Just make sure is Bacardi or it will not be real Rum. :D

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