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turbulentfurball
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2006-10-17, 16:54

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An internet user has been found guilty of what police said was Britain's first "web-rage" attack.
Paul Gibbons, 47, tracked down John Jones using details obtained online after the pair exchanged insults in an internet chatroom, a court heard.

He travelled 70 miles to Mr Jones' home in Clacton, Essex, and beat him up with a pickaxe handle in December 2005.
Moral of the story: Be careful who you flame on the intrawebs. You might be beaten up with a pickaxe. Also, don't give out your address. Obviously.

Personally, I'm worried about macgeek200x coming after us.

Edit: Perhaps posting this here was a bad idea... he might come after me next
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drewprops
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2006-10-17, 16:55

Well not me, I thought he/it was swell!!
/suckup
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Barto
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2006-10-17, 17:58

I think it stops counting as "-rage" if it takes you longer than an hour (which it must have, given he lived 70 miles away).

Surely you'd have the prescence of mind between your house and his house to calm the hell down.

The sky was deep black; Jesus still loved me. I started down the alley, wailing in a ragged bass.
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turbulentfurball
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2006-10-17, 18:01

Quite. Apparently the offender has a 'violent past' which might explain his extended rage.
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autodata
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2006-10-18, 00:09

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Originally Posted by turbulentfurball View Post
Also, don't give out your address.
It's actually pretty easy to track down people without having their addresses in hand. It really depends on the person's online behavior, but it's usually pretty easy to very quickly find out quite a bit. I don't think people realize how much of their info is out there.

Last edited by autodata : 2006-10-18 at 00:25.
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pscates2.0
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2006-10-18, 06:58

Great, a new little term we get to explain new forms of asshattery. "Road rage" was getting so...yesterday.

Now we can add Internet rage, iPod rage, cell phone rage, diaper rage, bottled water rage, text message rage, HD rage, oil change rage, produce stand rage, pancake rage, etc.

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thegeriatric
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2006-10-18, 07:18

Moral of this story don't post when suffering with post rage.
ARGGGGGGGHHHHHHH hate this post i said
HATE THIS POST............*Sounds of breaking monitor, keyboard, mouse running away*

I used to be undecided.....But now I'm not so sure.
No trees were harmed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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thegeriatric
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2006-10-18, 07:32

Roll up. Roll up. Anti rage pills for sale. Any colour, size, you name it, we got it.

Pardon, what do you mean the yellow ones don't work.

Of course they work, all our pills are tried and tested approved formulas.

Yes of course i took some this morning you dick head.

No we are out of stock of the blue triangles.

Look why don't you just go away.I have a business to run.

Which bit of GO AWAY are you not understanding.

Thump, Crash, Bang. Now where's my spare yellow pills.

I used to be undecided.....But now I'm not so sure.
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