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02-24-13, 11:13 AM

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Back from "vacation," in the mood for another casual thread.

First off, let's go with a definition:
In forum parlance, it means rushing to the aid of another poster for whatever reason. An accusation typically reserved for when a poster is being hammered by another poster(s) and the accused leaps in to defend them, usually without thinking things through as to why the person is being attacked.

—Urban Dictionary (definition 1)

Ignoring the obvious reason of "to get laid hurr durr", why do people do it?

Acceptable behavior? Been guilty of doing it yourself?

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Maybe something along the lines of "MellowJello is such a mellow fellow". Idk. BOPPITY BOOP BOP.
[4:51:45 AM] Asap: i recorded it for you so you can listen to it wherever you go mellow http://vocaroo.com/i/s1l0a4pD8yVg
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[7:06:46 PM] Tsuchimikado: mellow
[7:06:49 PM] Tsuchimikado: ill fuck your butt
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[16:43] <lupadim> I miss trolling, ffs
[16:43] <lupadim> now everytime I try to troll someone I get 1-month bans
 
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02-24-13, 11:20 AM

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Me no comprende.
 
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02-24-13, 11:24 AM

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Sophilia said:
Me no comprende.
I know you comprende. It's when people stick up for other people for whatever reason on the internet. I'm asking what that reason is. And people's opinion on it of course.

...almost fell for it though.
[4:51:45 AM] Asap: i recorded it for you so you can listen to it wherever you go mellow http://vocaroo.com/i/s1l0a4pD8yVg
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[7:06:46 PM] Tsuchimikado: mellow
[7:06:49 PM] Tsuchimikado: ill fuck your butt
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[16:43] <lupadim> I miss trolling, ffs
[16:43] <lupadim> now everytime I try to troll someone I get 1-month bans
 
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02-24-13, 11:26 AM

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MellowJello said:
You know you comprende. It's when people stick up for other people for whatever reason on the internet. I'm asking why.

...almost fell for it though.
Idk what you're talking about.

cuz MAL. duh
 
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02-24-13, 11:29 AM

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They identify with people they defend or their positions. So when you challenge person A's statements, person B feels like you are attacking their beliefs. Its a matter of ego.
Next question.
 
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02-24-13, 11:29 AM

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I suppose the same reason people do charity. They want to feel better about themselves.
In this case particularly by feeling like a real "alpha" knight by defending the wee womenfolk in their time of distress. And I assume most likely because they would never do something like that IRL.
Eigi man ek þá lǫg jómsvikinga ef ek kviði við bana eða mæla ek æðruorð. Eitt sinn skal hverr deyja
 
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02-24-13, 11:30 AM

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Meri said:
Next question.
MellowJello said:
Acceptable behavior? Been guilty of doing it yourself?
[4:51:45 AM] Asap: i recorded it for you so you can listen to it wherever you go mellow http://vocaroo.com/i/s1l0a4pD8yVg
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[7:06:46 PM] Tsuchimikado: mellow
[7:06:49 PM] Tsuchimikado: ill fuck your butt
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[16:43] <lupadim> I miss trolling, ffs
[16:43] <lupadim> now everytime I try to troll someone I get 1-month bans
 
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02-24-13, 11:30 AM

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I usually do it when I agree with someone getting hammered and want to hammer the person who's doing the hammering. IMO white knighting generally helps in that situation.
It is said God created the universe, but where did God come from? Luckily in this age of science we have found the answer.
 
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02-24-13, 11:31 AM

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Because some people don't feel like being terrible to one another?
 
02-24-13, 11:33 AM

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MellowJello said:
Meri said:
Next question.
MellowJello said:
Acceptable behavior? Been guilty of doing it yourself?
It's the interwebz. I'm doing it right now.

Next question.
 
02-24-13, 11:33 AM

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MellowJello said:
Meri said:
Next question.
MellowJello said:
Acceptable behavior? Been guilty of doing it yourself?
How is this white knight behavior? Im just being snide. And yes being a bit snide is acceptable to me.
 
02-24-13, 11:33 AM

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because it makes them feel better about themselves
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02-24-13, 11:33 AM

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ForgoneReality said:
Because some people don't feel like being terrible to one another?
More like, some people don't know the meaning of FUN.
Eigi man ek þá lǫg jómsvikinga ef ek kviði við bana eða mæla ek æðruorð. Eitt sinn skal hverr deyja
 
02-24-13, 11:35 AM

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Baman said:
ForgoneReality said:
Because some people don't feel like being terrible to one another?
More like, some people don't know the meaning of FUN.
Or a joke.
 
02-24-13, 11:36 AM

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Sophilia said:
Next question.
Do you like white knighting? Do you appreciate others defending you?
[4:51:45 AM] Asap: i recorded it for you so you can listen to it wherever you go mellow http://vocaroo.com/i/s1l0a4pD8yVg
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[7:06:46 PM] Tsuchimikado: mellow
[7:06:49 PM] Tsuchimikado: ill fuck your butt
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[16:43] <lupadim> I miss trolling, ffs
[16:43] <lupadim> now everytime I try to troll someone I get 1-month bans
 
02-24-13, 11:38 AM

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MellowJello said:
Meri said:
Next question.
MellowJello said:
Acceptable behavior? Been guilty of doing it yourself?


Of course it's acceptable, at worst its ignorable, at best it helps keep the community together.
It is said God created the universe, but where did God come from? Luckily in this age of science we have found the answer.
 
02-24-13, 11:38 AM

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MellowJello said:
Do you like white knighting? Do you appreciate others defending you?
Translates to:
MellowJello said:
Do you like white knighting? Would you have sex with someone who is defending you online?
Eigi man ek þá lǫg jómsvikinga ef ek kviði við bana eða mæla ek æðruorð. Eitt sinn skal hverr deyja
 
02-24-13, 11:39 AM

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MellowJello said:
Sophilia said:
Next question.
Do you like white knighting? Do you appreciate others defending you?
I can annihilate on my own, but thanks.
 
02-24-13, 11:40 AM

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ixsetf said:

Of course it's acceptable, at worst its ignorable, at best it helps keep the community together.

>MAL
>Community

 
02-24-13, 11:41 AM

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Sophilia said:
I can annihilate on my own, but thanks.
What about this one?

Baman said:
MellowJello said:
Would you have sex with someone who is defending you online?
Nailed it.
[4:51:45 AM] Asap: i recorded it for you so you can listen to it wherever you go mellow http://vocaroo.com/i/s1l0a4pD8yVg
==========
[7:06:46 PM] Tsuchimikado: mellow
[7:06:49 PM] Tsuchimikado: ill fuck your butt
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[16:43] <lupadim> I miss trolling, ffs
[16:43] <lupadim> now everytime I try to troll someone I get 1-month bans
 
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