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Saint Samuel Gordon Stewart first martyr of RiotACT

Jonathon Reynolds 7 February 2006 71

Many readers on this site may fondly remember the young, highly opinionated, AM loving talkback radio fanatic and at times somewhat naive, Samuel Gordon Stewart, recent winner of several Australian blog awards.

Apparently Samuel has decided that he will no long frequent these esteemed pages and will now tread his own precarious path to self proclaimed sainthood by becoming a martyr of RiotACT.

You can read all the sordid details here.


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RandomGit 9:59 am 09 Feb 06

Great, you had to ruin it!

kimba 9:38 am 09 Feb 06

I’m only making this post as the current post count is 69 and this would embarrass little Sammy.

el 6:34 pm 08 Feb 06

“He’s…special.”

“Gifted?”

“Sort of….”

jr 5:36 pm 08 Feb 06

Finally, in closing, I would like to do my best Jerry Springer impersonation. Just as Jerry does at the end of each of his shows… and no body better say otherwise because I consider this my god given right given that I posted the story in the first instance that has created all the heated discussion here!

“Remember folks, that what is posted on the net is there for virtually forever* and cannot be easily removed, deleted of altered. So think wisely before you post or it will come back and eventually bite you in the bum as some have already – to their dismay -discovered”

* at least until you fail to pay your hosting bills or your hard disk crashes.

bulldog 5:15 pm 08 Feb 06

I think some give Sam too much credit by sayng he is trying to be a shock-jock. I think he has his opinions and feels free to express them in the hope he will find like-minded people, as he has on his own SGS blog. I choose not to go there because I find Linux discussion akin to plucking nose-hairs, but I won’t post any ridiculous articles with petulant overtones telling people why I won’t go there.

I agree with a couple of comments posted – that the net puts everyone on a level playing field, so fcuk theories about psuedonyms giving people bigger balls; Anyone who flamed Sambo took the risk of being flamed themselves. I’ve seen pretty much everyone here get flamed for saying something stupid (including myself)- and lo and behold the flamees stopped making stupid (or inflammatory) remarks before thinking…

As for RA players ‘ganging up’, well Sam put a few noses out of joint with his yarns. Some fairly harsh things were said; but that’s the game we all play when we post, isn’t it?

I also like andy’s retard remark. (snicker snicker)

This is your proverbial storm in a teacup. I don’t feel I’ve said anything I wouldn’t say down at the pub – regardless of someone’s age, race, colour, whatever; so I won’t apologise. If someone wants to try and take me to task for it than more power – I’m able to back up what I have to say and I’m able to swallow any bitter pills thrown my way for having the balls to say it here or at the local.

Oh, and I didn’t hear you telling anyone to pull their head in Konrad, so don’t preach now, buddy. I don’t disagree with most of your statements or your sentiment, but you’re coming off ‘holier-than-thou’ and that just blows.

Sambo, come on back when you’re ready, you may be nerdish, you may be outspoken but you are entertaining when you aren’t sulking – so no hard feelings from my end.

lenny 4:23 pm 08 Feb 06

Sam I always thought deep down you were a good bloke, good luck with future ill miss your opinions

Bodhichitta 1:55 pm 08 Feb 06

Actually, if you view it in light of the right (or want) of people to remain anonymous while still being allowed to abuse other people who dont see the need to divulge thier identity or nor to remain anonymous or not in that the rage expressed through this anonimity can only be supressed (perhaps) when the desire to do so is excreted onto a forum where those that are anonymous allow those that arent anonymous the expressed opinions of the identity witheld on the forum itself.

Konrad_Lenz 1:49 pm 08 Feb 06

Andy, you’ve just declared yourself, myself and everyone having this disagreement a retard. That’s a fantastic way to close debate…

RandomGit 1:29 pm 08 Feb 06

Now you have it andy.

andy 1:18 pm 08 Feb 06

further.. i mean.. seriously, you object, fine, just leave
but why tell everyone you are going to leave.. its just attention grabbing in itself.

andy 1:17 pm 08 Feb 06

theres a picture floating around on the net of a disabled child running through a finish ribbon, with the quote “fighting on the internet is like running in the special olympics… even if you win, you’re still a retard”

Its the internet, grow up and get over it.

Konrad_Lenz 1:06 pm 08 Feb 06

Bonfire, I never said I was brave and I won’t be accepting such a claim. bravery was never my forte. All I said was that either you’re public or your anonymous. When dishing out abuse you may as well not do it anonymously. As I said, where’s the fun in that? And on top of it all I’m dishing out is abuse to those who’ve dished out unneccessary abuse. My name’s been Konrad Lenz for a lot longer than I’ve been using the internet too so where does that leave things and what’s real. If I use my “real” name its less public but still identifiable… In your case though Bonfire is probably not the name that 90% of friends, work collegues, acquaintences and people who’ve seen you around know you as in which case you shouldn’t really lump abuse on someone using it. That just seems decent. If its too difficult for you to understand then that’s fine. Not my problem.

LurkerGal 11:35 am 08 Feb 06

I’m a bitch in real life same as on line. Sorry.

Absent Diane 11:18 am 08 Feb 06

In real life I am witty, prone to weird sometimes agro outbursts and live with my girlfriend in a cubby house located in our dining room. SO as you can see my internet ‘persona’ is completely different to my real world persona

RandomGit 10:53 am 08 Feb 06

As for talking online rather than in person, I think naturally you would talk to people online differently, simply because the medium is slower and you can pick your words more carefully. Plus you have to use more of them because inflection is hard if you are trying to avoid using smilies.

Also I can take my time to think and post. In real life just about anyone could run verbal rings around me, I’m not nearly as rambunctious or mean in person either.

But I do love a witty pisstake.

T_Bone 10:40 am 08 Feb 06

Sammy forget the harsh comments. If you want to have your own Radio show one day you need to get your name out there. It is free marketing! Just ask Konrad.

LurkerGal 10:34 am 08 Feb 06

I actually feel bad, and withdraw all my comments about Sam. I think he’s intellectually disabled, in which case I can’t really bag him out. I’d never really “READ” his blog before. Now I have, I feel really awful.

No more words on SGS from me.

bonfire 10:22 am 08 Feb 06

pseudonyms – a useful tool to allow free discussion by people who for various reasons dont wish to disclose their identities.

konrad can harp on about how brave he is to use his real pseudonym, and were all cowards but i dont see any rule in the riotact terms of agreement where it says ‘real names required’. this is a voluntary forum, and you can call yourself aunt mary if you want.

i think what matters more is the logic in what you say, not who is the person saying it.

sgs – if you cant defend what you say, dont say it. a small percentage of his posts were just ill informed. when the flaws in his arguments were pointed out he became quite petulant. go back and read the posts and you will see how he turns the debate about his arguments int a personal attack on himself. particularly the summernats bilge.

however i note that a few blogs in canberra do have a real anti-sgs bent to them, and someone has been trying to hack his blog (according to his blog last night). this is just wrong.

he is young and lacks expericene in life. and we all were once. if he didnt pass judgement on others lifestyle choices i suspect he wouldnt cop the shit that he has.

although he may be sulking, i suspect the experience will do him good in the long term.

also, iirc wasnt ufuckface monkeybike boy our first martyr ?

Absent Diane 9:54 am 08 Feb 06

The internet allows some people to indulge in latent personality traits… eg sam being outspoken in things he believes in, where in real life people wouldn’t take any notice…. The internet puts all people on a far level playing field..if your ideas offend the mass then it becomes a little more like reality and you have to then deal with mob mentality…

Konrad_Lenz 9:45 am 08 Feb 06

Oh yeh, simto I agree, not everyone using a pseudonym is hiding exactly. Johnboy is fairly public and there are others. I might finally meet Bonfire soon at my next gig and buy Bon a drink… So I’m not attacking EVERYBODY here. Just to clarify things a little more…

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