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In Reply to: Definition of Irony posted by Joe II-V on August 04, 2001 at 10:34:38:
...or you're not as funny as you think you are. Your original post really didn't seem fair to Red Rose. What's the definition of troll?
Your later post Rod, you have already proved to the world what a Jerk you are, there really is no need to underline the fact.certainly qualifies as a flame.
C. No flames, personal attacks or contentious off-topic comments: The idea is to make this a pleasant environment to discuss audio, not a schoolyard, or name-calling and rock-throwing festival.
So, both rules B and C broken in one day. Bravo. Soon this place will become the Audioreview forum. Sorry to be such a pedant.
> > Your original post really didn't seem fair to Red Rose. What's the definition of troll? < <
You're new to this, aren't you?
> > So, both rules B and C broken in one day < <
Can you explain how falsely accusig someone of slander for making an Ironic statement is not also a flame, genius?
Perhaps 'slander' by Quad was incorrect, but it was based on a post that seemed unfair to ML, attempt at irony nonwithstanding. Does this justify your flames of others?
I've been here a while, both reading and posting. I think rules B and C are good ones, and encourage following them.
Perhaps re-read your posts, and moderate your tone in the future.
Thanks for calling me a genius, I'm flattered!
How does applying the Red Rose logo and slapping on a $2000 price hike suddenly make it a high-end amp?
Does not read(to me) as a good example of irony, instead it seems like a statement of fact. While in the form of a question, it implies that Red Rose made no other physical modifications except "slapping on a $2000 price hike" . The only way that your sentence could be factually true is if you, or someone else, has made a direct comparison of both amplifier's physical components, both external and internal. Were you referring to a published review comparing the units?
Although, your following sentence was clearly ironic in nature:
Oh, sorry, I forgot, they're not the same: one is an inexpensive piece from China and the other is a inexpensive piece from China with a Designer label. :-).
So, to me, it seems your post was a mixture of both accusation and irony, maybe that was the reason people misinterpeted it.
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