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What is virtue signalling?

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Created by FormulaNova A week ago, 9 Jan 2020
FormulaNova
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9 Jan 2020 7:53PM
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This seems to be a very polarising topic. Everyone seems to be strongly on one side or the other, thinking that the other is the one that offers advice and does nothing.

Kamikuza
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9 Jan 2020 7:40PM
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log man said..
Don't think that's a good example either. The radio station could be accused of being over sensitive but that not the same as vs


That anyone knows about it is what makes it virtue signally.

Kamikuza
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9 Jan 2020 7:41PM
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FormulaNova said..
This seems to be a very polarising topic. Everyone seems to be strongly on one side or the other, thinking that the other is the one that offers advice and does nothing.



The great thing about virtue signaling is it's bipartisan.

FormulaNova
NSW, 9926 posts
9 Jan 2020 9:39PM
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Kamikuza said..

FormulaNova said..
This seems to be a very polarising topic. Everyone seems to be strongly on one side or the other, thinking that the other is the one that offers advice and does nothing.




The great thing about virtue signaling is it's bipartisan.


Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!

log man
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9 Jan 2020 9:40PM
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log man said..
Don't think that's a good example either. The radio station could be accused of being over sensitive but that not the same as vs



That anyone knows about it is what makes it virtue signally.


Nah, dont think that's quite right either.

log man
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9 Jan 2020 9:58PM
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Kamikuza said..

FormulaNova said..
This seems to be a very polarising topic. Everyone seems to be strongly on one side or the other, thinking that the other is the one that offers advice and does nothing.




The great thing about virtue signaling is it's bipartisan.


Nah, don't think that's quite right either.

VS is almost exclusively directed against left wingers by conservatives. Why? Because left wingers are progressives and progressives advocate cultural change. It's a conservatives mission to drag down leftys to their level.........the do nothing, why bother, denying, punishing, small minded world of ya run of the mill right winger.

Truth is, when have the conservatives ever put forward anything that is virtuous or visionary or uplifting or inspiring. Not increasing new start allowance isn't very virtuous is it!

Chris 249
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9 Jan 2020 10:04PM
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Kamikuza said..



FormulaNova said..
This seems to be a very polarising topic. Everyone seems to be strongly on one side or the other, thinking that the other is the one that offers advice and does nothing.






The great thing about virtue signaling is it's bipartisan.




In reality it's bi-partisan, but one side claims that it's exclusively done by the other side.

Wearing a "I saved the world by going to a protest" meeting while buying a new SUV may be virtue signalling, but so is claiming that you have the virtue of being clear-minded and smarter and not fooled by Greenies because you don't believe in AGW.

My current pet example of vs is in the TP52 class yachts. They use vast amounts of materials to build high tech racing yachts, fly crews around the world, and then at regatta venues they get the locals to pick plastic up off the beach and the TP52 owners get to pretend that they are really environmentally aware. Bizarre. They would do more for the environment by freezing their yacht designs for one season.

Chris 249
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9 Jan 2020 10:13PM
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log man said..

Kamikuza said..


FormulaNova said..
This seems to be a very polarising topic. Everyone seems to be strongly on one side or the other, thinking that the other is the one that offers advice and does nothing.





The great thing about virtue signaling is it's bipartisan.



Nah, don't think that's quite right either.

VS is almost exclusively directed against left wingers by conservatives. Why? Because left wingers are progressives and progressives advocate cultural change. It's a conservatives mission to drag down leftys to their level.........the do nothing, why bother, denying, punishing, small minded world of ya run of the mill right winger.

Truth is, when have the conservatives ever put forward anything that is virtuous or visionary or uplifting or inspiring. Not increasing new start allowance isn't very virtuous is it!


To be fair, to many conservatives their vision IS virtuous and uplifting. They may claim, for example, that making it hard to live on Newstart will get people off their bums and into work and therefore get a better life. You or I may not agree with it - and they could just be virtue signalling with their claims - but there's probably not much doubt that many conservatives do.

I was interesting that Peter Costello's very left-wing brother thought that Peter was actually a softy but had a different vision, where the idea was to encourage people to lift their game and improve their lives. Again, you and I may think he ignored many factors but the point is that apparently he did have a vision and inspiration.

Kamikuza
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9 Jan 2020 10:30PM
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FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!


Oh are you talking about the calling out virtue signaling or actually doing the virtue signaling? Cos that's been explained for me by Chris -- cheers.

Kamikuza
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9 Jan 2020 10:32PM
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log man said..
Nah, don't think that's quite right either.

VS is almost exclusively directed against left wingers by conservatives. Why? Because left wingers are progressives and progressives advocate cultural change. It's a conservatives mission to drag down leftys to their level.........the do nothing, why bother, denying, punishing, small minded world of ya run of the mill right winger.

Truth is, when have the conservatives ever put forward anything that is virtuous or visionary or uplifting or inspiring. Not increasing new start allowance isn't very virtuous is it!


You were doing so well, then your fundamental lack of understanding of ... well, anything ... let you down. Try again.

Kamikuza
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9 Jan 2020 10:32PM
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log man said..
Nah, dont think that's quite right either.



So if they did the self-censor thing and nobody else knew about it ... how would that be "signaling"?

Kamikuza
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9 Jan 2020 10:37PM
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FormulaNova said..
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Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?

FormulaNova
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9 Jan 2020 11:37PM
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Kamikuza said..

FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!



Oh are you talking about the calling out virtue signaling or actually doing the virtue signaling? Cos that's been explained for me by Chris -- cheers.


Nah, I am just being an idiot and trying to make a joke

I should just get with the program and buy myself a Prius with fuel economy stickers all over it. Can you get similar keyrings because its quite impractical to show people in the office the actual car.

FormulaNova
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9 Jan 2020 11:39PM
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Kamikuza said..

FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!



Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?


It seems weird today. There are either a lot of people with strong opinions or something else, hence my comment on 'polarising', as posts are either no green thumbs (mine) or ALL green thumbs (anyone else's). I am sure I have seen someone's posts show as 'seconds ago' but with all green thumbs...




Pugwash
WA, 6552 posts
9 Jan 2020 8:41PM
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Kamikuza said..
FormulaNova said..
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Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?


Bots... trying to widen the gap

Pugwash
WA, 6552 posts
9 Jan 2020 8:45PM
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FormulaNova said..
Kamikuza said..

FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!



Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?


It seems weird today. There are either a lot of people with strong opinions or something else, hence my comment on 'polarising', as posts are either no green thumbs (mine) or ALL green thumbs (anyone else's). I am sure I have seen someone's posts show as 'seconds ago' but with all green thumbs...






Bots?


Kamikuza
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9 Jan 2020 10:48PM
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FormulaNova said..
Nah, I am just being an idiot and trying to make a joke

I should just get with the program and buy myself a Prius with fuel economy stickers all over it. Can you get similar keyrings because its quite impractical to show people in the office the actual car.


You're being a lot less subtle as the pages go by

I think people are right though about the calling out virtue signaling being partisan, because if you can't maintain pace with the left careening over the progressive cliff like lemmings, you're clearly a "rightard denier bigot racist" ... no matter how close you are behind.

Would you like a plastic model of a Prius? I can't send it by airmail because OMG emissions ... and surface mail is worse. I'll just leave it on my doorstep for your carrier pigeons to pick up...?

Spotty
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9 Jan 2020 11:55PM
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FormulaNova
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9 Jan 2020 11:57PM
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Kamikuza said..

FormulaNova said..
Nah, I am just being an idiot and trying to make a joke

I should just get with the program and buy myself a Prius with fuel economy stickers all over it. Can you get similar keyrings because its quite impractical to show people in the office the actual car.



You're being a lot less subtle as the pages go by

I think people are right though about the calling out virtue signaling being partisan, because if you can't maintain pace with the left careening over the progressive cliff like lemmings, you're clearly a "rightard denier bigot racist" ... no matter how close you are behind.

Would you like a plastic model of a Prius? I can't send it by airmail because OMG emissions ... and surface mail is worse. I'll just leave it on my doorstep for your carrier pigeons to pick up...?


Its okay. Please send the model Prius by point to point courier. I NEED it. I can always say that it was hand crafted in some special fair-trade deal where I am singlehandedly supporting all the orphans in Cambodia and giving them life skills at the same time.

I need it, because even photos don't go far enough to prove to people how good I am about everything.

I even cycle for 40 minutes on the bike in order to power the computer in order to post these posts. I only need 30 minutes, but the extra 10 minutes is to feed back into the grid so that I can do my bit for humanity.

FormulaNova
NSW, 9926 posts
10 Jan 2020 12:00AM
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Pugwash said..

FormulaNova said..

Kamikuza said..


FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!




Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?



It seems weird today. There are either a lot of people with strong opinions or something else, hence my comment on 'polarising', as posts are either no green thumbs (mine) or ALL green thumbs (anyone else's). I am sure I have seen someone's posts show as 'seconds ago' but with all green thumbs...







Bots?




Oh so you saw it too then. I honestly "knew" it was you with your aliases (TheTruth, Adriano, Bonominator, and Logman, but not PiousAvocado) just green thumbing your own posts. Now I am only 97% sure.

I am nothing but humble so I won't call attention to my excellent deductive skills.

NotWal
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9 Jan 2020 11:01PM
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Virtue signaling definitely exists but it has become an overused putdown used to justify and rationalise unvirtuous behaviour.
Its almost invariably gratuitous and vapid because it requires mind reading to be accurate.

You can talk about it in a general sense but you can't use it in any particular instance without looking like you're just throwing around defamatory guesswork.

Pugwash
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9 Jan 2020 9:02PM
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FormulaNova said..
Pugwash said..

FormulaNova said..

Kamikuza said..


FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!




Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?



It seems weird today. There are either a lot of people with strong opinions or something else, hence my comment on 'polarising', as posts are either no green thumbs (mine) or ALL green thumbs (anyone else's). I am sure I have seen someone's posts show as 'seconds ago' but with all green thumbs...







Bots?




Oh so you saw it too then. I honestly "knew" it was you with your aliases (TheTruth, Adriano, Bonominator, and Logman, but not PiousAvocado) just green thumbing your own posts. Now I am only 97% sure.

I am nothing but humble so I won't call attention to my excellent deductive skills.



It's still happening now... ain't no way any real people give enough sh!ts about a few old blokes arguing the toss to push that many thumbs...

FormulaNova
NSW, 9926 posts
10 Jan 2020 12:09AM
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Pugwash said..

FormulaNova said..

Pugwash said..


FormulaNova said..


Kamikuza said..



FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!





Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?




It seems weird today. There are either a lot of people with strong opinions or something else, hence my comment on 'polarising', as posts are either no green thumbs (mine) or ALL green thumbs (anyone else's). I am sure I have seen someone's posts show as 'seconds ago' but with all green thumbs...








Bots?





Oh so you saw it too then. I honestly "knew" it was you with your aliases (TheTruth, Adriano, Bonominator, and Logman, but not PiousAvocado) just green thumbing your own posts. Now I am only 97% sure.

I am nothing but humble so I won't call attention to my excellent deductive skills.




It's still happening now... ain't no way any real people give enough sh!ts about a few old blokes arguing the toss to push that many thumbs...


Yeah, that's what i thought too. Should I be offended that they have chosen not to green thumb my posts? I don't think I have seen any seabreeze posts where anyone has green thumbed that fast, so it was a bit strange from the start.

I think the bot that automatically says 'you are wrong, and I have invented something better' is much more clever though.

FormulaNova
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10 Jan 2020 12:11AM
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NotWal said..
Virtue signaling definitely exists but it has become an overused putdown used to justify and rationalise unvirtuous behaviour.
Its almost invariably gratuitous and vapid because it requires mind reading to be accurate.

You can talk about it in a general sense but you can't use it in any particular instance without looking like you're just throwing around defamatory guesswork.



... because I can't green thumb you, I have to quote you and agree with you. It has become a putdown, even if its not actually the case where it has been demonstrated.

I don't like what you just said, well you are obviously virtue signalling.

I nominate NotWal in the icebucket challenge.

If you blame the "Boomers" for not looking after the world and ruining it for "them", surely that's virtue signalling? Here's looking at you, TheTruth.

Subsonic
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9 Jan 2020 11:14PM
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FormulaNova said..


Kamikuza said..



FormulaNova said..
Its so polarising that there are no green thumbs left to agree with you, so instead I will just acuse you of virtue signalling somehow.

The fact that we all see to think the other guys are doing it suggest that its not really a big thing and just something that happens normally? At least from my obervations, the 'doing something about it' appears to be very much based on perception.

So stop virtue signalling! I don't!





Green thumbs means you've been virtue signaling. That makes many post without greens thumbs actually virtuous.

EDIT: 'kin hell, where did all those green thumbs come from?




It seems weird today. There are either a lot of people with strong opinions or something else, hence my comment on 'polarising', as posts are either no green thumbs (mine) or ALL green thumbs (anyone else's). I am sure I have seen someone's posts show as 'seconds ago' but with all green thumbs...







Someone well enough versed in computers playing virtue signally games.

perhaps Captain Pugwash has something to do with this dastardly treachery. He is a pirate after all.

Chris 249
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10 Jan 2020 8:21AM
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That guy is spending a lot of time signalling his virtues as a clear-thinking, clear-speaking authority who knows "the truth" about everything in life. A perfect example that the right does at least as much virtue signalling as the left.

Chris 249
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10 Jan 2020 8:26AM
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FormulaNova said..


If you blame the "Boomers" for not looking after the world and ruining it for "them", surely that's virtue signalling? Here's looking at you, TheTruth.


Dead right, it's a classic example of virtue signalling. It signals that you are younger (and that you think that's a virtue); that you think you are smarter than older people; and that if you had been born earlier, you would have made better decisions than the boomers.

holy guacamole
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10 Jan 2020 5:32AM
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'Virtue signalling' has existed for ever. Even animals do it in mating displays and without a word uttered. They virtue signal the f^ck out of the joint.

I also agree with Notwal, the label is used particularly to dismiss valid ideas and denigrate opinions that do not align with one's very biased views. In this respect, the public put down is in effect a far worse form of virtue signalling since it is ENTIRELY dismissive and devoid of intelligence.

Clearly, if someone is virtue signalling crap, then it's fair game my friends. It happens a lot here.

FormulaNova makes a valid point about The Truth's disgusting behaviour here. I'd also say that Japie and logman and others make some disgusting and very loud sentiments known, signalling a particularly conspicuous and pejorative tone.

Cheers, HG

cisco
QLD, 11463 posts
10 Jan 2020 9:48AM
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Virtue signalling is the most popular sport of the celebrities such as Swarzenegger, JK Rowling, Di Caprio, Elen Degenerate, DenyRo, Clowney and wife, No Dono Bono to name a few.

Kamikuza
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10 Jan 2020 9:49AM
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holy guacamole said..
the label is used particularly to dismiss valid ideas and denigrate opinions that do not align with one's very biased views.



Naturally. /sarcasm

Actually, I take that back. Can you provide and example of that?



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