Is this NG Infested?


F

Finnegan

The personality type attracted to the post/function/role of net nanny
is extremely well described in the professional literature. The
description is so good that even the untrained observer after only a
first reading is able to make a positive identification. It is better
described than any other aberrant personality type.

According to the literature they tend to be emotionally and sexually
immature. Personal relations are a nightmare for them, more so for the
object of their attention. They just cannot cope with other people
especially those of their preferred sex. They are described as being
highly authoritarian and very seriously pedantic. Taking the highly
authoritarian aspect first, they defer to and are weak with the strong
(others who have some sort of control or hold on them). On the other
hand they "kick the shit" ot of those they regard as weaker or
inferior to them. They are the sort of people who when asked to kill
people only ask how many and how often. Pedantry, in this type of
personality, is a consuming and all pervading passion. In newsgroups
they tend to examine messages for spelling, punctuation, grammar,
query syntax, whether the message is on topic, and general netetiquet
before getting down to the message contained in the posting. If they
do get down to the message they have nothing to contribute and
bizarrely may even congratulate you for being on topic etc. (There are
many examples around now).
WARNING:

NET NANNY CAN BE HAZZARDOUS TO THE HEALTH OF YOUR GROUP!!!


A word to the wise. They are very easily offended because of their
basic underlying pathology. Being rigid and unable to make concessions
or to admit they may be "mistaken" every disagreement is taken as
personal slight. Coupled with their inability to correct misinformed
notions and their lack of adaptability they tend to have ill balanced
aims way out of proportion to any perceived slight. Responses to
perceived slights are always over the top. War can break out over the
miss-spelling of a word, a miss-placed punctuation mark, or minor
difference of opinion. Cause indeed to have you banned from the Net.
They fall out at the drop of comma!

Newsgroups, especially the uk.local. ones are ideal for them partly
because face to face relationships are not just a nightmare for them,
but anyone within a 50 mile radius and partly because each group has a
"charter" which they can refer to. A weapon with which to keep us all
in line. A number of news groups are so badly infested that they
either become deserted or the domain of one small "clique", ruined for
everyone else. It is best to remember that inter-personal relations of
any kind always become a veritable nightmare for them. Exposure to
normal human beings fills them so full of pain that the only thing
they can do is to dish torture.

This is not an exhaustive description but I hope it helps.
I don't normally subscribe to uk.local groups but an academic friend
of mine suggested that I might find considerable material here. Its
been very rewarding so far.
 
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J

John Pointon

Finnegan said:
According to the literature they tend to be emotionally and sexually
immature. Personal relations are a nightmare for them, more so for the
object of their attention. They just cannot cope with other people
especially those of their preferred sex. They are described as being
highly authoritarian and very seriously pedantic. Taking the highly
authoritarian aspect first, they defer to and are weak with the strong
(others who have some sort of control or hold on them). On the other
hand they "kick the shit" ot of those they regard as weaker or
inferior to them. They are the sort of people who when asked to kill
people only ask how many and how often. Pedantry, in this type of
personality, is a consuming and all pervading passion. In newsgroups
they tend to examine messages for spelling, punctuation, grammar,
query syntax, whether the message is on topic, and general netetiquet
before getting down to the message contained in the posting. If they
do get down to the message they have nothing to contribute and
bizarrely may even congratulate you for being on topic etc. (There are
many examples around now).
WARNING:

NET NANNY CAN BE HAZZARDOUS TO THE HEALTH OF YOUR GROUP!!!


A word to the wise. They are very easily offended because of their
basic underlying pathology. Being rigid and unable to make concessions
or to admit they may be "mistaken" every disagreement is taken as
personal slight. Coupled with their inability to correct misinformed
notions and their lack of adaptability they tend to have ill balanced
aims way out of proportion to any perceived slight. Responses to
perceived slights are always over the top. War can break out over the
miss-spelling of a word, a miss-placed punctuation mark, or minor
difference of opinion. Cause indeed to have you banned from the Net.
They fall out at the drop of comma!

Well said!

Keith take note.



John Pointon
"In business to grow your business"
 

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