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Old, but eerily still appropriate at times.

Are you a flamer?

Nobody admits to being a flamer, it's always the other person's fault. This quiz will help you to determine if you are, indeed, that other person.

Score yourself one point for every a, two for every b, three for each c; and four for each d.

You read a message you believe to be incorrect. You ...

a) sigh and go on.
b) reply with a query that elicits more information.
c) draft an angry response in your mind.
d) post that angry response NOW.

Have you ever posted a message with any of the following phrases:
"You (descriptive adjective or pejorative noun)" or "You obviously don't understand/know/appreciate ..."?

a) never.
b) sometimes.
c) often.
d) it's in my signature file.

Your postings ...

a) what postings? You're a lurker.
b) ask what you need to know.
c) answer questions when you're sure of the answer.
d) restate the replies of others, only better.

Within the group or forum that you most often frequent, you are:

a) less knowledgeable than most.
b) about average.
c) more knowledgeable, but I don't flaunt it.
d) without me, the group would fall into an abyss of ignorance.

Everyone else in the group is:

a) encyclopaedic and intimidating.
b) just folks.
c) in need of guidance.
d) functionally incapable of understanding my simple, well-articulated points.

Replies to your postings most often take the form of:

a) sneering silence.
b) reasonable discourse.
c) multiple, angry diatribes.
d) death threats.

When first entering a new group, you:

a) read all the threads in awe.
b) read everything but hang back.
c) engage in discourse where you feel comfortable.
d) respond to as many messages as possible, so people know I've arrived.

Online, you most enjoy:

a) reading others' conversations.
b) give and take.
c) getting a rise out of people.
d) really making the fur fly.

The most important thing in an online group is:

a) consensus.
b) keeping threads on-topic and relevant.
c) introducing new ideas and asides.
d) hawking my product, service or coding brilliance to a new, ripe audience.

How did you do?

9-15 points: You're holding back.
16-22 points: You're a team player, if a bit on the quiet side.
23-29 points: You probably get on people's nerves occasionally.
30+ points: Burn your keyboard before you inflict yourself on anyone else.

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Rofl!

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d) without me, the group would fall into an abyss of ignorance.

I got 24 or 25 (the last ine I was either B or C)

Laughing out loud

I've edited it for readability, hope you don't mind!

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I wouldn't dare argue with a twenty-fiver Laughing out loud

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so, what were you then Lorraine?

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Around 20 - and you?

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:? Okay, ya sucked me in! I got 18.

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Lorraine wrote:
Around 20 - and you?

around??? highly suspect Lorraine. Wink

I got exactly 20!

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40

But you forgot "when you see a post that is rude, dumb, do you" d: delete it out of hand without mention as it's just not worthy to be read .

Hmm interesting thought Psychometric testing for all newcomers to test for emotional stability and eligibility of joining Smile

I think I've just failed though Sad

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Hugo the Birthday Boy wrote:
I think I've just failed though Sad

big stylee!

why aren't you out celebrating your birthday???

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What for

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Please validate and ensure you have included a full Doctype before posting.
Why validate? Read Me

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awww

'cause you're worth it.

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What?! I'm a 24!

None of you guys find me occasionally annoying do you? Sad

Heh some were a choice between b and c. so i guess i tipped myself over the edge Tongue

I am Dan, Dan I am.

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Fruitcake wrote:
What?! I'm a 24!

None of you guys find me occasionally annoying do you? Sad

my lips remained sealed

Wink

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larmyia wrote:
Lorraine wrote:
Around 20 - and you?

around??? highly suspect Lorraine. Wink

I got exactly 20!
That's 'cos I'm a bit of a ditherer and slow typist :roll: . I could have been into the insufferable stage, if I had got some posts in before others had already said what I would have said Wink .

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You notice posted HTML with no doctype, resembling Tag Soup. Do you:

a) Reply politely, informing the OP of the need for a doctype
b) Answer the original question, mentioning the need for a doctype
c) Ignore the topic; it's obviously a waste of your time
d) Unlease your full wrath on the OP, with evil smileys, big bold red text, pointing and laughing at them, then feeling good about yourself.

Score 0 for a, b and c, and 395380052 points for D

:twisted:

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There must be a HUGE difference in the meaning of "a flamer" in the UK compared to where I am.

I'll ask Elton John to write up a questionnaire.

This is my big chance . . . yep, I blew it . . .

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I don't think I want to know what you think it means!

Life's a b*tch and then you die!

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I don't think I want to know what you think it means!

's alright. He's probably talking about something on the menu at Burger King. Tongue

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There must be a HUGE difference in the meaning of "a flamer" in the UK compared to where I am.

Which Doncaster are you at :?:

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Lorraine wrote:
Which Doncaster are you at?

This one http://www.doncasterviews.info/, in reference to this post.

Actually I am currently in a place called Rio in the US. I had forgot that I had changed it.

roytheboy wrote:
I don't think I want to know what you think it means!

It makes no difference what I think it means here, the actually meaning of "a flamer" has already been defined by millions of urbanites. Laughing out loud

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Did you know about the Firefox quick searches?

Example:

typing urbandictionary flamer into the address bar searches Urbandictionary.com for flamer. How effing good is that! You can be so lazy!

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1. flamer
A homosexual, a gay person, a faggot, in other words, lover of the penis.
Dude, did you hear about Belyeu, he's a flamer. Hey Now!!!

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