Flame Warrior Profile: JammieWearingFoolAugust 2, 2008
I know its been a little while since my last FWP post, but I’m going to assure my readers that this one isn’t borne out of some need to include a token entry or create some drama out of nothing. You see, after years of commenting on blogs and message boards and perusing the political web, I’ve posted thousands of comments on literally hundreds of sites. And in all my travels, I’d only been banned from one site (LGF). Well, now, that tally has risen to two, as last night I was apparently deemed unworthy of commenting on JammieWearingFool’s blog (a netizen, as it should be noted in the interest of full disclosure, who is also an active member of LGF).
So, if I had to choose the Flame Warrior variant that best represents Mr. Fool (or JWF, as is commonly seen), it would probably be Xenophobe:
Xenophobe is usually a long-term discussion forum participant and he thinks of the forum as his private compound. Xenophobe regards new forum arrivals as mentally deficient and perhaps even having criminal tendencies, and they are invariably approached with suspicion and condescension. Xenophobe will mount a furious attack if a Newbie has the temerity to make critical observations about the forum’s social dynamics, or questions its prevailing opinions.
As I I take a few seconds to ponder further, however, I come to the conclusion that perhaps Xenophobe doesn’t accurately encapsulate JWF’s persona. In fact, its more likely that Mr. Fool is just simply an absolute wuss, and unable to handle someone dissecting their logic. Or, it could be that JWF felt predisposed to ban me all along (as a loyal LGF sycophant, which of course is also indicative of wussitude), and I had reached a last straw. In any case, I’m banned, and it happened on this thread:
As you can see from the screencap, I’m no longer able to post on the site. What the screencap doesn’t capture, however, is the fact that I had responded to Mr. Fool’s comment. In other words, as far as any visitor to the site is concerned, JWF had the last word and there’s no indication that anything has been deleted. But unfortunately for Mr. Fool, I use coComment, and it remembers everything:
Lost a battle of wits? No problem! Just ban and delete!
No wonder the JWF site averages < 1 comment per thread.
Oh well, I’m going to take the banishment as a badge of honor and JWF’s concession of weakness and defeat, and take the liberty of awarding myself the Wonder Palm:
I pity the Fool.
(and BTW, if JWF feels the need to comment on this thread, you have my personal assurance that no bans will be handed down. Not my style.)
Update: I noticed that JWF declined to respond here, opting rather to post a comment in the aforementioned thread on wuss HQ. So, I decided to change my ISP for one last hurrah: