Things that will cause endless BB arguments - Wiki

A listing of those topics which will automatically cause a topic to derail in circular arguments.

  1. Cast Iron cleaning methods
  2. Knife sharpening methods
  3. Coffee brewing equipment
  4. Flammability rates of electric cars
  5. Discussions about derailing
  6. “Misogynistic statements are ok when my favorite person does it”
  7. The proof of telepathy
  8. Why are we platforming [this person]. If we ignore them they’ll go away!
  9. Whether punching Nazis is bad
  10. Bidets
  11. Cycling
  12. Whether people who use leafblowers are bad people
  13. Bikes vs cars, or bike lanes
  14. Woody Allen, artistry vs creepiness
  15. Ketchup on hotdogs
  16. Pointless White Male hero worship and stanning/caping for insufferable asshats
    16(a). Clever definitions of libertarianism
  17. Homelessness in LA or SF
  18. Guy whose name rhymes with Peel On Rusk
  19. Rockstars and their penchant for underage girls (yes, even David Bowie)
  20. I did it to piss off Joey\
  21. Boingboing is not the same as it used to be
  22. Whether electric cars should pay road maintenance taxes
  23. How to pronounce “gif”. Hint: rhymes with knife.
  24. Masks: Protection or theater?
    24(a). Also, which type of masks?
  25. The quality of items offered in the BoingBoing Store. [SOLVED]
    25(a). Also, are they tactical or strategic?
  26. Whether the retired “Pedant Pendant” is desirable
  27. William S Burroughs: literary outlaw, or wife-murdering pederast?
  28. Do definitions even mean anything?
  29. Are hot dogs sandwiches?
  30. Is “whom” even a real word?
  31. Lists; who is in charge anyway?
  32. Is the driver an idiot, or is the infrastructure to blame?
  33. Do we need to use soap and shampoo?
  34. When folk insist (and insist, and insist) on making a topic about themselves
  35. Gun control? You don’t even know the difference between an AR-15 and an M-16.
  36. Mоist vs. Damp
  37. Whisky vs. Whiskey
  38. The correct number of humans that should live on Earth at any one time.
  39. Anything filmed in portrait mode except for giraffes and the Eiffel Tower.
    39(a). Saying “film”, “tape”, or “rewind” when talking about digital recording.
  40. Racism and other forms of marginalisation; do average white men really know best?
  41. AksHuaLLy…
  42. Ed Snowden - Russian asset or principled hero? (or is that covered by 16?)
    42(a). Also, what’s the best way to get to Ecuador? (Asking for a friend.)
  43. Anytime someone attributes Kanye West’s behavior to mental health issues.
    43(a). In fact, mental health in general.
  44. Robots replacing cleaning crews
    44(a) Date, time, proximate and societal causes and ultimate nature of the robot rebellion.
  45. Kyrsten Sinema
  46. Cats, their habits, proper care and keeping of.
    46(a) What side will cats be on during the robot rebellion?
  47. Frozen peaches.
  48. Discussions on whether color XX is really present in an image (pixels vs perception).
  49. “Literally”, “figuratively”, “actually”, particularly the first in non-literary contexts.
  50. Is the correct plural of octopus Octoputrices or octoputrixes?
  51. Ancient engineering know-how vs. Aliens dunnit.
  52. The “correct” way to cook, well, anything really.
  53. Whether housing made from shipping containers are worth it.
  54. The only way to load a dishwasher properly.
  55. Whether electric vehicles or internal combustion vehicles catch fire more often
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Kinfe-sharpening!

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Discussions of derailing.

Misogyny in someone’s fav medium.

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Is China a Communist Country? Ok, then just what exactly is Communism, then Mr. Smarty-pants?

Anything to do with iPhones.

Punching Nazis

Woody Allen for some reason.

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The Dutch.

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“Why are we platforming this person? Shouldn’t we just bury their output under a mountain of ignorance?”

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Pizza?

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Bikes vs cars, or bike lanes in general

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I mean if we are comparing NY or Detroit style to the delectable offerings in Chicago, then sure.

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Do you have any hobbies? Magnets. : r/wallstreetbets

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Top post is a wiki. Edit it. :slight_smile:

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I disagree that the arguments we have over this one are ‘pointless.’

Commentary that is rooted in hatred is toxic to the whole community, and it behooves us all to push back against it whenever we see it rear its ugly head…

But then how will everyone else know what we each did individually to ‘advance the discussion?’

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I think I goofed up the wiki. I’m seeing double.

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Fixed :slight_smile:

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I’m compiling comments into the Wiki. Will edit to the spirit of @KathyPartdeux post

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Whether or not to use soap and shampoo.

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You poor bastards.

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Pointless White Male hero worship and stanning/caping for insufferable asshats

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Please check above.

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I use dish soap. Good enough for baby ducks

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