Please note - I have marked this post as Off-Topic, so I both apologise for\nthat -but- would like to point out that it *was* inspired by my stoush on\nthis NG with a very sad and increasingly pathetic individual. (no names...\nno pack drill...)\n\nSome musings, if I may:\n\nYesterday afternoon, after amusing myself in this NG, I shut down the\ncomputer and went off to undertake the annual "washing-of-the-car" exercise.\n(I look after my car!) ...and yes, Noons, I did it with a bucket, not a\nhose. *I'm* not a law-breaker.\n\nIn the process I undertook to clean up the frayed end of a rope that I keep\nin the boot (along with the cable ties, duct tape, box cutters and so on,\nbut that's another story...) Easy enough job. Just melt the end with a\nlighter and let the frayed bits melt together. Done it a hundred times - no\nworries.\n\nUntil a blob of molten (and burning) polypropylene plastic dropped onto my\nright-hand index finger and proceeded to burrow its way in. YOWSERS that\nbl**&y hurt! To add further injury to injury, I seem to have skinned my\nknuckle, waving my hand back and forth trying to extinguish the flame and\nremove the blob. (It seems that God is indeed on the other guy's side!)\n\nWell, I dunked it in a bucket of cold water (see, Noons? I had a bucket of\ncold water!) and eventually the throbbing subsided. Bugger! That was\nunpleasant. I try, as far as possible, to avoid physical pain in my life.\nThat's the kind of chap I am. Mostly I'm successful. (I won't mention the\nbathroom here)\n\nAs a consequence I had kind'a forgotten the effect of adrenaline and the\nrush that we all experience when endorphins are being pumped willy-nilly\ninto our system.\n\nNot long after the accident, my finger started to feel re-e-e-a-a-ly good.\nMy pulse rate was up, my respiration was deep, and my finger, which had just\na few seconds ago been a source of some considerable pain, was now\nfeeling -well- intensely *good*. Some folks liken the endorphin rush to the\npleasure of an orgasm, but lets not go there, huh?\n\nLong story short:\nThe nasty pain quickly became, if only temporarily, a really nice feeling.\nIntensely nice, even.\n\nSo, WTH does this have to do with this NG and the posts herein?\n\nI put it to you, gentle readers, that *some* individuals post on this NG\neven though they know they are wrong. They know they're going to be proven\nfoolish - to be proven a liar - and yet they continue to post, and to\nre-post. They know that they're going to be shown up for the fools they are\n(notice the polite, ambiguous plural?) yet they still engage. They're not\nsimple trolls. A good troll just starts a thread, then leaves. No\nfollow-ups.\n\nI think they enjoy the failure. I think they enjoy the pain of defeat. I\nthink they get a compensatory endorphin rush after the pain has peaked, and\nthis is the closest they can come (pause on that word) to *pleasure* in\ntheir poor, sad, unfulfilled life.\n\nSuddenly I start to understand some of the whole S&M thing - something which\nhad previously totally escaped my ken.\n\nMasochist: "Beat me ! Beat me ! "\nSadist: (wicked pause) "No !"\n\nSo - whadd'ya think?\nDo you think that some folk here post rubbish because they enjoy the\nendorphin rush which follows the pain of defeat?