Author Topic: The Scary Head on the Bridge  (Read 4193 times)

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The Scary Head on the Bridge
« on: February 23, 2009, 09:46:26 PM »
Well, you know the story The Nation reported: a head severed from its body was found hanging from a bridge in Bangkok. The police suspects it to be a foreigner's head.

Somebody posted it on that certain other forum. The guys there were that scared that they immediately started fighting with each other again, telling each other how much they hated each other's posting etc. What had happened?

Yesterday there was a story of a canadian in Phuket who was gunned down.

All of a sudden these guys who cannot get scared by the Thai wives killings of their "ATMs" they just loose control over their behavior again. They're scared about being foreigners in Thailand. But what does result from their being scared for their lives? Do they reflect about how to change their miserable conditions of the big guys who brought their heavy fortune (???) to Thailand? Do they maybe think about what could be done to improve their situation?

Would they maybe become more open towards an expat society that is meant to help and support each other than the WW3 scenario they're practicing?  :o


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Re: The Scary Head on the Bridge
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 12:45:42 PM »
There is an update:

They found the body in the river by now. The coroner does not exclude suicide anymore. And the Russian Embassy suggests it might have been a Russian by the facial features. Well, so the Russian Mafia made one commit suicide again. What are those Brits afraid of??? ???

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Re: The Scary Head on the Bridge
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 09:55:50 PM »
The mystery of the scary head is solved. It was the suicide of an unemployed and homeless 54 years old architect from Italy. By the note he left his landlady on Khao San Road he must've been a nice guy in despair. He was thanking her to let him stay so long, after she told him to vacate the room after two weeks not being able to pay anymore. Back in Europe you don't immediately commit suicide when you're down on your luck. But who's gotta help you in Bangkok? Your embassy? Better not think of getting help in a desperate situation from them.

But our topic here is why the guys on the other forum immediately started WW3 over this story, so the admin saw his only way of moderation by deleting the whole thread and just post the original story there instead. Could it be that the guys were reflecting their own destitude situations they don't want to admit? Could it be that they started fighting and putting each other down again because they were aware of the situation but wanted to suppress their own feelings about it?

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Re: The Scary Head on the Bridge
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 11:50:49 PM »
The mystery of the scary head is solved.

But our topic here is why the guys on the other forum immediately started WW3 over this story, so the admin saw his only way of moderation by deleting the whole thread and just post the original story there instead. Could it be that the guys were reflecting their own destitude situations they don't want to admit? Could it be that they started fighting and putting each other down again because they were aware of the situation but wanted to suppress their own feelings about it?

The spat didn't start over the story. It started over a personal comment by the OP about the situation in Thailand. He basically said 'it's time for me to leave LOS'.

Another poster replied '^ go already'. Not very eloquent or elegant language but the message is clear - Go on then. Sod off (my interpretation)

The OP responded to that post and it all snowballed from there.

The spat had nothing to do with the head or the article. As you may or may not know, that particular forum has been split for a while. Many former and present members now post on another new forum where they feel they can post more to their style. The spat was related to that split. It was also related to the style of moderating on the first mentioned forum. It's part of an ongoing battle that is probably not finished yet, but nearing the end. 

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Re: The Scary Head on the Bridge
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 08:22:01 AM »
I'm not a regular reader of that board, but I caught a glimpse of that thread before it was deleted. Right, the spat started over the clear message of the OP to finally leave (the board?). To my memory he had already deleted the account he had under his personal name.

I've never met him, but I recall that he was or felt to be the object of one of the vicious ridicules going there before ("Laugh at the losers"). So his announcement to leave seemed to have been understood more like "leaving the gang". That seemed to upset!

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Re: The Scary Head on the Bridge
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 09:31:40 AM »
The order of events as far as I recall:

A member posted the head story.
OP was attacked and responded and the thread developed.
Another member took one line form the personal comment of the OP's first post and started a new thread to discuss that.
The first OP responded to the second thread.
Other comments followed.
The first OP said he'd had enough, made a few more personal comments and resigned his account.
Other members made more comments - some attacking the OP
Admin locked the first thread, took out the original media article and started a new thread with it asking members to stay on topic. That thread is still there.
Admin deleted the first thread. 

 

 

 



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