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Old Aug 24th 2017, 10:23 am
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I'm active on another forum where AMA threads are not uncommon. We never do them on here. I have a few hours to kill this afternoon, due to the sudden and unexpected extension of a deadline that was to keep me busy right up to the flight.

Perhaps it's ego, perhaps it's curiosity, perhaps it's even a genuine attempt at being entertaining but I thought I'd give it a try. Go ahead, ask me anything and I'll answer as best as I can (within reason).
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Are you the same in real life as you are on here or is this a persona?
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A persona of what?

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A persona of what?
Are you as you are on here in the real world? OR is this a bit of an act?
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The anonymity probably allows slight exaggeration in character but that is likely true for all of us. For example, I'm sure Millhouse is a perfectly nice chap in real life and not a sarcastic and rude misogynist who takes pleasure in ruthlessly belittling innocent newbies.

Truth be told I wasn't aware of giving off the aura of a contrived personality.

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The anonymity probably allows slight exaggeration in character but that is likely true for all of us. For example, I'm sure Millhouse is a perfectly nice chap in real life and not a sarcastic and rude misogynist who takes pleasure in ruthlessly belittling innocent newbies.

Truth be told I wasn't aware of giving off the aura of a contrived personality.
He is nice in real life, you're right. I sometimes have to remind myself that it's easy to take things very much the wrong way in written. Inflection, context, speed of delivery, tone type things etc are impossible on a forum.

OK.

Next.

How many women have you slept with?
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OK.

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What's your least attractive quality?


I think it's just us by the way.
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I know. This AMA is falling flat on its face. But I don't mind. I'm leaving on holiday tonight

As regards the least attractive quality (not including internet misogyny that seems to affect all of us on BE) probably impatience. I hate situations where I have a lack of control or options, such as flight journeys, and when something goes wrong or is delayed I can be very rude to the poor staff even though it's not their fault. I've worked on overcoming this. This also applies to other areas in everyday life.

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I couldn't possible contribute to your self indulgence, but will settle a point of clarification.

I'm super calm and nice in real life, but incredibly direct and honest. If you're an idiot, I will tell you to your face. I have no fear of the consequences. So far this strategy has worked very well for me.

I love woman and would never be misogynistic. Quite the opposite in fact. I also find gay men the most misogynistic people on earth that feel the need to flag all instances of potential misogyny wherever they can - almost in an act of denial.
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Millhouse, you were unnecessarily rude to the girl who asked about salaries in Qatar by mocking her spelling and grammar and you have done this to quite a few other new posters who, no surprise, never return. You claim you're direct and honest but that's the typical excuse used by misogynists. It's akin to someone claiming they're forthright when in reality they're just rude.

You are probably right about some gay men to a degree. There is a streak of.... well, we'll call it misogyny for now as it's a convenient term (I'd have used something else). It is primarily the consequence of having been shunted to the sidelines of life for so long, always an outsider, so you come to think the social rules that smoothen the rough edges of human interaction in this messy world of ours don't apply to you. Glad to say this is not true for most gay men I know.

The same reaction can also be seen in certain types of other people. So it's not just a gay thing.

I don't care if you love women. Good for you. But that alone does not make you not a misogynist.

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I couldn't possible contribute to your self indulgence, but will settle a point of clarification.

I'm super calm and nice in real life, but incredibly direct and honest. If you're an idiot, I will tell you to your face. I have no fear of the consequences. So far this strategy has worked very well for me.

I love woman and would never be misogynistic. Quite the opposite in fact. I also find gay men the most misogynistic people on earth that feel the need to flag all instances of potential misogyny wherever they can - almost in an act of denial.
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I couldn't possible contribute to your self indulgence, but will settle a point of clarification.

I'm super calm and nice in real life, but incredibly direct and honest. If you're an idiot, I will tell you to your face. I have no fear of the consequences. So far this strategy has worked very well for me.

I love woman and would never be misogynistic. Quite the opposite in fact. I also find gay men the most misogynistic people on earth that feel the need to flag all instances of potential misogyny wherever they can - almost in an act of denial.
You're on the roids
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You're on the roids
Emma Roids not Stella Roids, unfortunately.
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misogynist
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1. a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women.

It seems quite extreme that we would have people who genuinely feel this strongly towards women, doesn't it?
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Yeah, you're right. I don't know what I was thinking. I was using the completely wrong term. Misanthrope is the correct word

But let's all be peace and chill out for the weekend. Wish someone would delete this thread.

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It seems quite extreme that we would have people who genuinely feel this strongly towards women, doesn't it?
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