Xenophobia On The Borderline

Stumbled across an interesting website -- Flame Warriors by Mike Reed -- that has some excellent cartoons with insightful definitions explaining various participants in the blogosphere. The cartoon tittled "Xenophobe" reminded me of what goes on over at the www.ontheborderline.net blog when someone wanders on to that blog and ties to interject debate on a post. Here's the definition for the picture above...

Xenophobe is usually a long-term discussion forum participant and he thinks of the forum as his private compound. Xenophobe regards new forum arrivals as mentally deficient and perhaps even having criminal tendencies, and they are invariably approached with suspicion and condescension. Xenophobe will mount a furious attack if a Newbie has the temerity to make critical observations about the forum's social dynamics, or questions its prevailing opinions.

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