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(BBC-US)   British Olympic team complaining that people aren't being nice or supportive enough of the team online and it hurts their feelings, calls for moderation of all comments on all social media platforms to make sure the atletes only see the nice ones   (bbc.com) divider line 42
    More: Obvious, London Olympics, British Olympic Association, British, platforms, Sochi, mixed feelings, use common sense, online harassment  
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2014-02-17 09:33:29 AM  
atletes? another quality green there subby
 
2014-02-17 09:33:34 AM  
Welcome to the internet. Sorry about your teeth.
 
2014-02-17 09:49:20 AM  

divgradcurl: atletes? another quality green there subby


See, this right here is what these peolpe are talking about! How rude.
 
2014-02-17 09:51:14 AM  
It's not me, that's for damn sure.

The thing I like most about the Olympics is Eve Muirhead and the other Brit curlers sliding around and shouting "HARD!  HARD!"
 
2014-02-17 09:53:55 AM  
Thats because the british team sucks.
 
2014-02-17 09:54:26 AM  
Way to not define yourself as a nation of poncy C3POs
 
2014-02-17 10:00:11 AM  
What's an atletes?
 
2014-02-17 10:02:16 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What's an atletes?


They're the yutes they send to the olympics.
 
2014-02-17 10:02:50 AM  
www.rtlnieuws.nl

A Bing image search brought this up for atletes, so I don't see why people would say anything negative about them.
 
2014-02-17 10:06:21 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What's an atletes?

They're the yutes they send to the olympics.


FTFY

Lympics. Atletic yutes do Lympics.

Only athletes go to the Olympics...
 
2014-02-17 10:08:11 AM  
I think if I ever had any level of notoriety I would never look at social media or Google myself, ever.

Hell, I'm an old bastard - been on teh intarwebs since I was old enough to blue box my way into overseas BBS's. I had to learn about Greater Internet Farkwad Theory the hard way. I would just assume that most of these athletes, having grown up with all this social networking nonsense would be immune to this bullshiat, but I guess the opposite is true - I guess they really just can't live without it. That's actually kind of terrifying to me.
 
2014-02-17 10:22:28 AM  
British?
Are any of them good looking? Or are they just British good looking?
 
2014-02-17 10:23:55 AM  
You must be new to the internet.  Either don't suck, or don't look.


sure why not?
 
2014-02-17 10:39:49 AM  
Sod off, ya wankers
 
2014-02-17 11:15:07 AM  
wat r dem rehd squigglie lihns 4 ender mi worhds
 
2014-02-17 11:40:21 AM  
The last British Winter Olympic athlete anyone has any interest in was Eddie the Eagle.

The rest since 1988 are not even worth mentioning.
 
2014-02-17 11:51:07 AM  
Mean comments on the internet?

Fetch me my clutching pearls.
 
2014-02-17 12:08:02 PM  
Saying that is like putting blood in the water
 
2014-02-17 12:22:25 PM  
Stiff upper lip, you poncey ponces.
 
2014-02-17 12:31:11 PM  
Something tells me these young whipper-snappers were never involved in a Usenet flame war. I mean, you want to see mean and nasty? Yeah. And, of course, there's the Politics tab.

/God, I'm old....
 
2014-02-17 12:36:19 PM  

groppet: Saying that is like putting blood in the water


There's no women's swimming events in the winter olympics.
 
2014-02-17 12:43:54 PM  
FTFA "Why are the service providers getting a free pass? It's unconscionable," the British Olympic Association's Darryl Seibel told BBC Sport in Sochi. "They provide the portal. They have full sight of what's going on."

The hell kind of parallel universe is Britain in where they think it's a good idea to encourage their service providers to censor social media?
 
2014-02-17 01:54:12 PM  
What a bunch of whiny children.
 
2014-02-17 02:57:57 PM  
I've got nothing but love for Lizzy Yarnold. In fact, to show what a good sport I am about her beating Katie Uhlaender and Noelle Pikus-Pace, I am inviting all three of them to spent that night at my place.
 
2014-02-17 03:12:17 PM  

shut_it_down: FTFA "Why are the service providers getting a free pass? It's unconscionable," the British Olympic Association's Darryl Seibel told BBC Sport in Sochi. "They provide the portal. They have full sight of what's going on."

The hell kind of parallel universe is Britain in where they think it's a good idea to encourage their service providers to censor social media?


I am pretty sure "Britain" doesn't think this is a good idea, just this guy because it makes his job harder. Lots of people are willing to suggest all sorts of things that are completely stupid if it makes their life easier.
 
2014-02-17 03:15:51 PM  
This is what the Nanny state accomplishes.  People who are incapable of leading a mature, adult life with out their mommy and daddy government holding their hand and keeping them from getting their feeling hurt.  It blows my mind that liberals think the purpose of government is to use the police powers of the state to protect their precious feelings.
 
2014-02-17 03:54:03 PM  
i4.ytimg.com

They've just been given all like medals and this that and everything else, and we, like, haven't got given no medals
 
2014-02-17 03:55:36 PM  

HotWingAgenda: I've got nothing but love for Lizzy Yarnold.


upload.wikimedia.org

Agreed, but the curlers have to go.
 
2014-02-17 04:12:34 PM  
They are the product of a cradle-to-grave nanny state. The leftists here should be happy.
 
2014-02-17 04:27:30 PM  
Why are British people such incredible pansies?
 
2014-02-17 04:54:43 PM  
I don't know.. you know maybe they could win a medal if they paid attention to their sport and keep practicing instead of playing social butterfly.
 
2014-02-17 07:44:21 PM  
And these are the people that stood alone against Hitler in 1940?
 
2014-02-18 01:18:48 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: And these are the people that stood alone against Hitler in 1940?


Nope, most of 'em weren't alive back then.
 
2014-02-18 01:58:58 AM  
Ah, the irony of everyone saying that social media must not be censored on a site where criticising the mods will get you banned.

Which is fine. Terms of service are not censorship.
 
2014-02-18 04:56:53 AM  

JesusJuice: Why are British people such incredible pansies?


I guess because we don't have big guns to make us feel like a real man? (by real man I mean to compensate for being poor and living with the false sense of freedom only the man that has never stepped foot out of his country is deluded by)
 
2014-02-18 07:40:56 AM  

JesusJuice: Why are British people such incredible pansies?


Dunno, I mean one really couldn't say why.  Although we find it somewhat amusing that we're often being called pretty flowers by ex-colonials using an oddly familiar language.

Funny that.

Why are Americans so whiny?
 
2014-02-18 07:46:39 AM  

gmoney101: JesusJuice: Why are British people such incredible pansies?

I guess because we don't have big guns to make us feel like a real man? (by real man I mean to compensate for being poor and living with the false sense of freedom only the man that has never stepped foot out of his country is deluded by)


More likely that the celebrated stiff upper lip has gone all wobbly.
 
2014-02-18 08:26:45 AM  

dittybopper: gmoney101: JesusJuice: Why are British people such incredible pansies?

I guess because we don't have big guns to make us feel like a real man? (by real man I mean to compensate for being poor and living with the false sense of freedom only the man that has never stepped foot out of his country is deluded by)

More likely that the celebrated stiff upper lip has gone all wobbly.


We can always do things the American way; whine like a little biatch and sue.   Nothing says taking things like a man than a questionable lawsuit...
 
2014-02-18 09:45:41 AM  

Vaneshi: JesusJuice: Why are British people such incredible pansies?

Dunno, I mean one really couldn't say why.  Although we find it somewhat amusing that we're often being called pretty flowers by ex-colonials using an oddly familiar language.

Funny that.

Why are Americans so whiny?


You sound so effete when I read this in a British accent. You people are adorable.
 
2014-02-18 02:33:45 PM  

gmoney101: dittybopper: gmoney101: JesusJuice: Why are British people such incredible pansies?

I guess because we don't have big guns to make us feel like a real man? (by real man I mean to compensate for being poor and living with the false sense of freedom only the man that has never stepped foot out of his country is deluded by)

More likely that the celebrated stiff upper lip has gone all wobbly.

We can always do things the American way; whine like a little biatch and sue.   Nothing says taking things like a man than a questionable lawsuit...


Now, you just whine and plead for the nanny state to protect you.

Though I should give the UK its proper due:  It holds a unique place in World history, being the only nation on Earth that has had its ass kicked, and its ass saved, by the United States.

Twice.
 
2014-02-18 02:41:45 PM  
BTW, before it gets mentioned, War of 1812 was a British ass-kicking:  They lost the largest battle very badly (New Orleans), didn't gain any territory, and the reasons the US declared war on the UK were all decided in favor of the US:  We were free to trade with France, the impressment of US sailors into the Royal Navy stopped, and the support the UK was giving to Native American tribes that were harassing our western frontiers stopped.

It was as much of an ass-kicking for the Brits as we received from Vietnam.
 
2014-02-18 03:57:12 PM  
Welcome to the Internet. Here's your crying towel.
 
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