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Whoa, Starry - I just looked that up.

Sea-Lioning is an Internet slang term referring to intrusive attempts at engaging an unwilling debate opponent by feigning civility and incessantly requesting evidence to back up their claims. The term was coined in September 2014 by anti-GamerGate Internet users to mock perceived online discussion tactics employed by GamerGate supporters.


WHOA! "Incessantly requesting evidence to back up their claims." WHOA!!! I've lost count of how often I've seen that elsewhere here. CONSTANT demands to produce proof, produce links (over and over and over: "Link?", and then snarking "Crickets." Or "SEE! They can't produce any proof!!!" "They can't back up what they say!!!!" "That proves it RIGHT THERE!!!!"

MAN! That's a revelation, Starry Messenger! I had no idea. I'd never heard of that before (you learn something new every day!). But then again, I'm no gamer, never have been, not interested in it, never been in or looked at that world. I know NOTHING about that stuff. I know other parents whose kids locked themselves in their bedrooms and gamed all day. Even well into and after their teens. I thank God my kids didn't do that. They kinda got interested in the real world, instead.

I never bit on those demands here because all that info has been discussed, detailed, referenced, links produced, and posted again and again, earlier in the year. Or, as one of us posted (paraphrasing): "check out the Hillary Clinton website - it's ALL there," and provided THAT link. Still no good. Still didn't work. Still didn't help. Still didn't turn the heat down. Still made no difference. Proof, at least to me, that the only thing that's desired here is simply to stir shit up. Which leads to suspecting disruptors, moles, and trolls.

Maybe most of 'em are gamers?

Well, as a Hillary supporter, I understand that one first-hand.

POH (People of Hillary) are being run off Democratic Underground, too. Myself included. I'm hardly ever here anymore. For my own sanity's sake.
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