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'Twitter Taliban'

Postby pb21 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:59 pm

Who are they?

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby bompington » Thu Nov 08, 2012 14:03 pm

Are they related to the Facebook Fascists?

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby ddraver » Thu Nov 08, 2012 14:11 pm

Some examples:-

@UCI_Overlord
@festinagirl
@cycletard
@DiggerForum
whatever the name of Not Mario Cipplini is

A collective of (usually) american "commentators," often related to www.cyclismas.com, who usually spout utter rubbish interspered with a rare nugget of something good (Kimmage defence fund being an example) which they can cling on to to claim they re relevant. Are feeling particularly please with themselves about Armstrong at the moment. Irrational Hatred of Team Sky/Wiggins becasue they are Team Sky/Wiggins. Always annonomous. Pretend they re helping cycling by asking "difficult questions" but usually just end up asking stupid questions.

They re the people Wiggins called W*nkrs and cnuts, and increasingly he's starting to look 100% correct...
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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Timoid. » Thu Nov 08, 2012 14:17 pm

UCI_Overlord is ok. You can keep the rest.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 14:24 pm

Timoid. wrote:UCI_Overlord is ok. You can keep the rest.



He is a f^&kwit who needs a tissue time a pro replies to a tweet of his. He is also a proven liar. Not just someone who likes to stir the point, but an out and out liar.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby pb21 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 14:35 pm

So they are essentially egotistical nobodies?

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby ShinyHelmut » Thu Nov 08, 2012 14:43 pm

pb21 wrote:So they are essentially egotistical nobodies?


On twitter? Surely not?

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby ddraver » Thu Nov 08, 2012 15:04 pm

Ha ha - yes basically... ;)
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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby afx237vi » Thu Nov 08, 2012 15:28 pm

pb21 wrote:So they are essentially egotistical nobodies?


And yet people go on and on about them anyway, which is equally as tiresome. See also the Cyclingnews forum.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby skylla » Thu Nov 08, 2012 15:41 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
Timoid. wrote:UCI_Overlord is ok. You can keep the rest.



He is a f^&kwit who needs a tissue time a pro replies to a tweet of his. He is also a proven liar. Not just someone who likes to stir the point, but an out and out liar.


yup. very strange character.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby MrTapir » Thu Nov 08, 2012 16:10 pm

Also is 'Twitter Taliban' a sort of Godwin's law thing?

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 16:19 pm

MrTapir wrote:Also is 'Twitter Taliban' a sort of Godwin's law thing?



I'm sure they've compared DB and Sky to Hitler and the Nazis, on a number of occasions

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby TailWindHome » Thu Nov 08, 2012 16:22 pm

OT

I wish TweeterSagan would come back. He was great value.
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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 16:28 pm

TailWindHome wrote:OT

I wish TweeterSagan would come back. He was great value.



+1. Top entertainment during ToS and TdF

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Above The Cows » Thu Nov 08, 2012 16:32 pm

Another +1 for Tweeter Sagan. Pure comedy gold. Please come back Tweeter Sagan if you read this. And I don't really even like the real Sagan (and no I cannot tell you why it is just irrational).
Correlation is not causation.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 17:53 pm

ShinyHelmut wrote:
pb21 wrote:So they are essentially egotistical nobodies?


On twitter? Surely not?


Quite.


On a similar note, I've heard that that Rick Chasey tweeter is excellent, when he's not too busy working.

For a change.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby LeicesterLad » Thu Nov 08, 2012 19:40 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:
ShinyHelmut wrote:
pb21 wrote:So they are essentially egotistical nobodies?


On twitter? Surely not?


Quite.


On a similar note, I've heard that that Rick Chasey tweeter is excellent, when he's not too busy working.

For a change.


Funny you should say that, apparently whoever tweets as @intheGC is usually pretty spot on, about, well, everything.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Walter White » Thu Nov 08, 2012 20:02 pm

afx237vi wrote:
pb21 wrote:So they are essentially egotistical nobodies?


And yet people go on and on about them anyway, which is equally as tiresome. See also the Cyclingnews forum.


Daryl Webster , immediatly you know hes a first class knobhead because he has his real name as a handle ..... the sad loss seems to make it his lifes aim to come up with as many conspiracy theories involving Sky as possible , even sadder still you have others hanging off his balls believing every word he says , freaks the lot of them.

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby MrTapir » Thu Nov 08, 2012 20:12 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
MrTapir wrote:Also is 'Twitter Taliban' a sort of Godwin's law thing?



I'm sure they've compared DB and Sky to Hitler and the Nazis, on a number of occasions


I was sort of referring to the use of 'taliban' to refer to people who shout loudly on the internet...

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Re: 'Twitter Taliban'

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 20:16 pm

MrTapir wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:
MrTapir wrote:Also is 'Twitter Taliban' a sort of Godwin's law thing?



I'm sure they've compared DB and Sky to Hitler and the Nazis, on a number of occasions


I was sort of referring to the use of 'taliban' to refer to people who shout loudly on the internet...



Ah, I thought you were using the Godwin's Law analogy, literally


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