Man kicked out of Internet forum for “knowing things” NewsBiscuit
Alan James, 43, found himself vilified and excluded from Internet forums for “knowing things”. “It started when I saw a question posted on a thermodynamics forum,” said Alan, a thermodynamics engineer working for Rolls Royce. “The question was a bit technical but otherwise simple, so I answered it in simple and reasonable terms. Follow-up clarifying questions that I expected – but had no verbal abuse in mind when I hit the send button. ‘
Clara1998 explained the problem. “I knew there was something wrong with him – to start with, who’s using a real name?” Weird. Then the telltale preamble – if it doesn’t start with “I don’t know if I’m kidding thermodynamics but …” tells you right away that you have an ass on the forum. No one wants facts when opinions are so much more interesting.
Alan feels he has been treated unfairly. ‘OK, the differential equations probably aren’t to everyone’s liking, but my explanation of the flammability of a wet fart is probably as good as what you’d get anywhere, but it looks like they wanted just know if it is better to pull the undercrackers to the left or the right before setting the fart on fire. FFS, no one mentioned whether the person was right-handed or left-handed, or whether he was responsible for holding the lighter.
Alan has vowed to follow the line in the future, and his final challenge is to explain why the universe will never drop below minus 273.15 degrees centigrade using only Walkers chips and a complete lack of understanding of quantum mechanics. “It’s a bit difficult, but luckily I am very familiar with Walkers crisps,” he said today.
Posted: Jun 2, 2021 by throngsman