So one of the champions of all things good has been a character known as "oolon".
oolon is the one behind @The_Block_Bot, a Twitter utility that allows users to block many critics of Atheism Plus with just a few short clicks. Another utility created by oolon retweets certain hashtags, so long as they are not sourced by people on the block list.
It's quite clear that oolon is a person that fits within a core group of A+ fans. More than simply going to bat for them in comment threads, he's contributed his creativity and technical skills to actually achieve worthy goals in the eyes of the Atheism+ community. People like oolon give Atheism+ the capability to park a domain name, set up forums, and maintain a presence.
Online barnacles like the independently controlled A+ forums and the shielding the block bot allows give the group a modicum of staying power after being jettisoned by larger organizations. There a lot of good reasons that Atheism+ fanboys do not bring their 'social justice' into the light of day on a forum not owned by an ally.
Here's the funny part: a lot of 'social justice' and 'feminist' warriors know oolon's name. And they think he's a bit of a dick.
Here is oolon introducing himself on the Atheism Plus forum:
Been lurking a little, thought I'd better say hello. I'm a cis white male from the UK, I live in [redacted]
Disclosure, I am a little argumentative, in fact I had second thoughts about joining here since it is meant to be a safe space. So if I'm being annoying on a thread just tell me to shut up and I'll go away, honest
On that subject a clarification... I saw there has been a little discussion on the Slymepit and elsewhere that I may be this oolon
I'm not, any more than I was this oolon
oolon is a common nym, so I'll only own up to comments that link to oolon.co.uk. Until the trolls copy that too. Err and yeah - I do post on the Slymepit sometimes - not to hate on anyone, not even the Slymepitters.Here oolon distances himself from his imposters, but goes far to admit he might say some ridiculous things.
And, in true Atheism Plus fashion, moderators immediately put him on notice.
If you follow the rules you'll likely be fine. And if you've been lurking for a while, you probably have read those rules and took to heart the whole "lurk more" advice given to a lot of people.And 'Pteryxx':
You're also this oolon:
http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterflies ... ent-323126and this oolon:
http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterflies ... ent-324407So yeah, seconding Lovely with the eyebrow thing. Just note that talking about how the Slymepit perceives everything is not a priority here, or even much of a concern. If that's what you're planning to post about, I for one would rather not hear about it.
oolon tries to clarify:
You do realise I'm not a fan of the Pit?And mod 'Pteryxx' keeps hypersensitive guard up:
I'd say we'll all soon find out, won't we?
The thread is entertaining, but it isn't as good as PZ Myers' review of oolon:
Oolon: I know you’re not very bright or thorough, but if you looked at the last link in my post, it takes you to an article I wrote directly addressing his ‘apology’, at length.
Do try to keep up.
It may be that this sort of thing is only interesting for those that saw the jettison of EllenBeth Wachs, Julian, and PZ's support of his brigade of jerks.
Here oolon has added his name to the long list of white guys and girls in the fight for 'social justice' and a more inclusive secularism.
How do they fight for inclusiveness?
By despising one another.
Atheism Plus: the friendly community wherein everyone has committed the original sin of being a complete dick.
How will the Women in Secularism conference go with this drama as a background?
Will everyone leave as friends, or will some leave with the labels 'sister punisher' or 'chill girl'?
While pondering these questions, it's important to atone for one's own injustice as oolon would.
Now, do three Hail Marys and check your privilege.