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No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:36 pm

Places to state the bleeding obvious.
I will start.
Rachel Riley has just blocked Craig Beevers on Twitter
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:15 pm

That was not obvious to me at all.
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:23 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:15 pm
That was not obvious to me at all.
I think your comment was more obvious than the OP.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:06 pm

Ok.
I didn't realise that Craig's Right wing politics were not common knowledge.
Apart from Countdown the only thing that they had in common was a mutual dislike of Jeremy Corbin
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:08 pm

In retrospect I should have named the thread Quelle Surprise
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Ian Volante » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 pm

I don't follow the politics of previous Countdown contestants too closely!
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 pm
I don't follow the politics of previous Countdown contestants too closely!
Sorry in my bubble of the Scrabble community I didn't realise .
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm

The bad person in that scenario is Rachel Riley, unless he was bullying her personally.
If it was purely a block based in a difference of opinion, that's disappointing.
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:02 pm

:roll: aw
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
The bad person in that scenario is Rachel Riley, unless he was bullying her personally.
If it was purely a block based in a difference of opinion, that's disappointing.
I don't do Twitter but from Craig's perspective it seemed an overreaction.
But then on Facebook he accused her of being a member of the Evil left wing Channel 4 media.
I can surmise apart from Countdown the only thing the had in common politically at least is a loathing of Corbin.
Thus dispelling the myth the enemy of my enemy is my friend 😀.
Edit I'm repeating myself from original post lol.
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Fiona T » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:49 am

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
The bad person in that scenario is Rachel Riley, unless he was bullying her personally.
If it was purely a block based in a difference of opinion, that's disappointing.
Anyone can block who they like for whatever reason they like (or no reason at all) - no public justification needed.

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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:51 am

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
The bad person in that scenario is Rachel Riley, unless he was bullying her personally.
If it was purely a block based in a difference of opinion, that's disappointing.
I think you're disappointing.

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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Mark James » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:27 pm

The people who complain about being blocked for a difference of opinion usually have odious opinions and deserve to be blocked for them.

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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:32 pm

I only block people for being abusive or very personal because they have lost the argument.
Everyone else will be dared/goaded to block me first
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:36 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
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I think you're disappointing.
Likewise.
You disappoint me daily when I tune in to watch Countdown and you're *still* not in the challengers chair.
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:41 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:49 am
Anyone can block who they like for whatever reason they like (or no reason at all) - no public justification needed.
i know that, but only the worst sorts of people would do it over a difference of opinions... which makes me question the OP. There must have been a very good reason for a sensible person like Rachel to have done it.
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 pm

Trawling through my Facebook I found that Rachel blocked Craig because he disagreed that Westmonster (?) was a fake news site peddling crap about not opening our borders to refugees.
Hope this helps
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Trawling through my Facebook I found that Rachel blocked Craig because he disagreed that Westmonster (?) was a fake news site peddling crap about not opening our borders to refugees.
Hope this helps
Just did some googling and it turns out Westmonster was founded by Aaron Banks, who also founded the leave.EU campaign, who have been famously truthful in all of their dealings with the public. :roll:

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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:11 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Just did some googling and it turns out Westmonster was founded by Aaron Banks, who also founded the leave.EU campaign, who have been famously truthful in all of their dealings with the public. :roll:
Interesting.
So it was idiotic of him to defend them then. Still not a good reason to block someone ...unless of course the exchange was obnoxious or rude (which I am going to have to assume it was.)

The upshot of all of this is that I sent our Craig a friend request on facebook to see what the craic is... and yes, he is proving to be unashamedly right wing. Good value so far. :mrgreen:
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:47 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Just did some googling and it turns out Westmonster was founded by Aaron Banks, who also founded the leave.EU campaign, who have been famously truthful in all of their dealings with the public. :roll:
Interesting.
So it was idiotic of him to defend them then. Still not a good reason to block someone ...unless of course the exchange was obnoxious or rude (which I am going to have to assume it was.)

The upshot of all of this is that I sent our Craig a friend request on facebook to see what the craic is... and yes, he is proving to be unashamedly right wing. Good value so far. :mrgreen:
Yeah I've had many a bag of popcorn reading through his stuff.
But as he is both a Countdown Series Champ and a Word Scrabble Champ to boot , I cannot bring myself to blocking him.
Not adverse to trying to wind him up though 😀
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Re: No Shit Sherlock

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:31 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:08 pm
In retrospect I should have named the thread Quelle Surprise
Or No Twit Sherlock, given the dominant subject matter in this thread.
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:49 am
Anyone can block who they like for whatever reason they like (or no reason at all) - no public justification needed.
i know that, but only the worst sorts of people would do it over a difference of opinions... which makes me question the OP. There must have been a very good reason for a sensible person like Rachel to have done it.
I don't know. I think some blockings could be described as an overreaction, but is it that big a deal to block someone in the general scheme of things? "The worst sorts of people"?

I don't really use Twitter much anyway, but as far as I understand the block feature is a bit stupid anyway. By blocking someone you can block them from seeing your publicly viewable Tweets while they're logged in, but not when they're logged out because they're publicly viewable! Really, it should just stop you from seeing their stuff.

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