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Monday, April 26, 2010

What's a Forumpian?

Ken G asks in a thread below, "What's a Forumpian?" It's a term applied by one of us early on to those who read this blog.

Since then, I've decided that it applies to those who, in comments, accuse the good and tender-hearted moderators of having a "punk-ass attitude."

Those who, like me, keep their comments civil and tender-hearted, are more appropriately thought of as "Foruminants."


Bill Fleming said...

Forumpians are a now extinct, short lived breed of internet creature who once subscribed to freedom of expression without reprisal.

Bob Newland said...

Reprisal, eh? Like calling "Bullshit!"? Which is what I'm doing right here.

Bill Fleming said...

Yes. Case in point, actually.

still repeteing said...

If I'm a Forumpian, do I have to be that self-righteous too?

Bob Newland said...

Choose carefully. Are you a Forumpian or a Foruminant?

Ken G said...

Thanks for the definition.

Not sure which I fall into, probably right smack in the middle depending on the topic of course.

Thanks again.