QUOTE(skylark @ Feb 28 2009, 07:04 PM)
I don't go by second-hand accounts - I've seen it for myself. It was a post which was made very shortly after another member on here had posted insulting comments about me and the other "usual suspects", for no better reason than because we don't share the same sense of humour. Anacrusis continued the jibe and used an emoticon of a pile of **** in connection with the posts made by "the usual suspects" - which incidentally I am proud to be a one of. Her post with the emoticon and another one referring to same thing are still there.
I found that post when I was looking through, but find it a little spurious that you would conclude that the remark was pertaining to you in any way. To review the premises, we have the term 'usual suspects' and two uses of it:
1) The term was used by someone in a thread on here to refer to you;
2) The term was used by anacrusis elsewhere, within a similar time-frame but in an entirely different context, in a manner which could be considered derogatory.
From this, if I understand correctly, you infer:
3) (1) and (2) mean anacrusis made a derogatory remark about you.
The term 'usual suspects' is in the vernacular (close to 3,000,000 results on Google), and is so vague as to mean that any one person's definition of the usual suspects is likely different to anyone else's. As such, supposition that Anacrusis was 'continuing the jibe', and hence two uses of the term by two different people in two different contexts refers to the same cohort is somewhat dubious. Yes, there is some element of temporal coincidence, but applying Occam's razor the explanation for the chain of events is that it is synchronicity at work. Synchronicity is an interesting mental phenomenon, spotting patterns where there are none - walking around a city and being convinced that all the pedestrian crossings turn green just as one approaches them, even though there is no causative mechanism in place that could mean that was the case. In extreme cases, it can cause psychosis - one can see synchronicity everywhere, no matter how tenuous, and from that conclude that there is something fundamentally wrong with the world. In milder cases, as we have here, it can lead to conclusions that seem entirely plausible but are equally, and indeed more likely, implausible.