A topicjacker is a person who comes into a discussion about a specific topic and hijacks the conversation with irrelevant and usually inflammatory ideas or assertions.
We had a nice little exchange going about the idea of non religious ethics when a flaming topicjacker came in and attempted to make the entire discussion about bible verses.
Forum speak, is when a thread is taken from one direction of discussion to another completely off course topic or many different topics in a short period of time.
The Canadian members on SXC are well known for hijacking many topics in the free photography communities forum.
The act of going into a discussion and hijacking the topic into some self serving diatribe that only the topicjacker cares about.
I was running a perfectly reasonable conversation about rabbit breeding until some topickjacking religious nut came in an got everyone worked up by talking about her theory of how rabbits are the evil demon filled workers of Satans minion.
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1. The ultimate forum hijacking post.
2. An attempt by someone intelligent to end a thread that should have died long before said "I like cheese" post. when used this way often devolves into a silly fun "non-discussion/debate".
3. An attempt by a forum troll to deter intelligent conversation/debate in a thread. when used this way it often devolves into a flame-fest.
I like cheese.
A coward. One who wishes to force his own religious, political or social views on a population by means of causing fear, distress and disruption. Terrorists do not have the means, intelligence or humanity to believe in discussion or democracy. They will not assemble an army and declare war, nor will they confront their problems face to face like men. Rather, they will perform sneaky, underhanded acts of barbarism and brutality - killing thousands of innocent men, women and children just to make a point. They will perform such manly, proud acts as tying a man up and slitting his throat on national TV, hijacking a school full of children and hiding bombs on public transport.
Terrorists have no emotion, no humanity and will even kill themselves in order to perform a successful massacre.
They are wimps and have no place (nor any desire for) a safe and civillised world.
If their God is looking down on them, surely he would not be happy and proud of what his "subjects" are doing.
Russia, Madrid, New York, and London have all been victims of terrorist scumbags.
A technique for hijacking a forum thread that involves keeping the subject entirely on point but creating a level of immersion that overwhelms the original post--often to a comical extent. It works best if it is enthusiastic enough that the original poster feels the need to babysit the thread and try to participate in the discussion.
This technique was perfected on the forum Glocktalk in 2008 by three members, KilgoreTrout, MacG22, and TylerDurden. The orignal poster created a slow, uninvolving thread about watching a pepper rot on his windowsill. The three GT members then engaged in passionate discussion about peppers, pepper artwork, growing techniques, and etc.
The effect is often hysterical for those creating the pepperthread, but others seem to remain oblivious or feel they have simply encountered officionados on various topics.
Pepperthreads are often informed through quick but thorough research using Google.
"Did you see the thread on panama hats? It's time for a pepperthread."
N. A word describing a law school gunner of particular notoriety. Coined via this person thinking of themselves as being of the same caliber as a Georgetown law student, even though they are in a lower ranked school. They take certain, obnoxious, liberties in the classroom, including (1) hijacking the discussion to pursue a topic that is only interesting to themselves, (2) forcing the class time to run over, (3) asking the professor pointless questions during every break and after class, and (4) pretending to be smarter than they actually are.
P.N. A name for a person exhibiting the above traits.
1. Molly, a Georgetown: "How would the legal system of... say, Germany view the concept of promissory estoppel?"
Professor: "Get the fuck out of my classroom."
2. Student, "Oh God. I was 'bout to smack up Georgetown in class today."