Why Didn't You Delete My Thread?

by tpw
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As a contrarian, I see things, and I want to do the exact opposite to rattle the nuts in people's heads sometimes.

Far too often, people get all bent out of shape because their posts were deleted, as if they should have been exempted from the rules that apply to other forum members.

"Where is the democracy," they say...

As if yelling "fire" in a crowded theater is a form of protected free speech...

The WF Old Timers will tell you that we all get posts deleted... Without explanations... Or spoken reasons why...

With 6 mods keeping the sanity of a forum with more than one-quarter million registered members, why would anyone really expect to believe that mods have time to answer every poor schmuck who believes that he/she is "entitled" to a reason why?



And therein resides the problem that so many of these folks really have...

They are not upset that posts and threads disappear everyday... Nor are they upset that they did not convince the mods to hold their hands...

Instead, they are upset because they believe that they are "entitled" to receive special treatment.

The "entitlement mentality" is the one thing that causes more wanna-be Internet Marketers to fail, than any other single reason.

Successful Internet Marketers tend to be those people who go against the grain of society, and they go further against the grain by believing that they can excel where others will fail...

The Entrepreneurial Mindset that is so common among successful Warriors, is not one that encourages "entitlement"...

The only people who really believe in "entitlement programs" are governments that want to encourage reliance on the government and those who are on the entitlement dole offered by their governments.

If you feel entitled to those benefits offered by others, then perhaps you need to ask those who offer entitlement programs what other entitlements you are qualified to receive...

But when you are here in the Warrior Forum, in the midst of some of the sharpest business minds on the planet, perhaps you would be better off to learn the Entrepreneurial Mindset that is so prevalent in this forum.

We are not here to teach you how to get freebies from your government. Instead, we are here to teach you how to overcome the obstacles set in your path, to become one of the people that we will also look up to one day.

So, why don't they delete my threads and posts?

Well, they do... But you will never hear me whine about it.



p.s. This post took on a new life for a short time, as described here.
Score +1 for Dan C. Rinnert

#delete #entitlement #entrepreneuers #thread #whining
  • Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    [SNIP]If you feel entitled to those benefits offered by others, then perhaps you need to ask those who offer entitlement programs what other entitlements you are qualified to receive...[/SNIP]
    Hahahaha! This line here made my day. Thanks!

    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    [SNIP]Instead, they are upset because they believe that they are "entitled" to receive special treatment.[/SNIP]
    Spot on. Being equipped with something doesn't guarantee entitlement to anything. We're all [EDIT: ALMOST] equipped as porn stars, though I don't even know one, personally...
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

      Spot on. Being equipped with something doesn't guarantee entitlement to anything. We're all equipped as porn stars, but only a few rise above everyone else...

      Great analogy!! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexisMoore
    In the little time I've spent here I have come to notice that a common trait among a lot of members is that they are highly driven for success. In my opinion there are plenty of role models here, and sometimes it helps to have someone remind you when you are being a big baby!
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  • Profile picture of the author sanssecret
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post



    Instead, they are upset because they believe that they are "entitled" to receive special treatment.

    And of course, 'they' are not.

    But surely I am? :confused:
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    I see a new business model here.

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  • Profile picture of the author weblink29
    I've been on a few message boards. They all have their own rules and "personality". The big picture is it's their message board and they can run it any way they want to.

    I've seen some of my threads disappear before. The ones I noticed were threads that had no replies by the time they exited the first page. The mods probably delete these to keep a tight board.

    I can understand some peoples frustration when they write a huge post for a thread and it gets nuked into never never land without being read....but once again the people running the board make the rules
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    So this means I can whine BUT I'll be charged 5$ each time I do it? :p

    I strongly disagree. And I want a refund. This place sucks. And I want to be different, special. Do you feel me? There. Now you know how I feel about this stupid law.

    Now, where do I pay the 5 bucks?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      Now, where do I pay the 5 bucks?
      Send your payments via PayPaul.com

      ~MM~
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Michael,
        Send your payments via PayPaul.com
        That actually belongs to Paul Colligan.


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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Michael,That actually belongs to Paul Colligan.


          Paul
          Yeah, I found out when I went to see if it was available.
          I was going register it and give it to you.

          Oh well,
          Have a Great Day!
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          • Profile picture of the author JDArchitecture
            Dear Mods,

            Have you seen my stapler?

            Someone keeps taking my stapler.

            Those Boston staplers suck.

            They took my Swingline.

            I want my Swingline.

            Thank you.


            Me with my Swingline
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          • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
            Michael,
            Yeah, I found out when I went to see if it was available.
            I was going register it and give it to you.
            A kind thought. I'm not sure Paypal would approve, though.

            Paul's had the domain for years. I don't recall him ever doing anything with it.


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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Originally Posted by Arushii View Post

    Ahh. nice buz tips here I may interested.

    Link Drops Rule.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Coverdale
      You know what?

      I disagree with this "Privately owned website mentality"

      I will take my bat and ball and go down the road to the forum that has 236 registered members that let me post anything. I can even post my product for sale there and get 39 visitors a day.

      Stick your massive, powerful, money making forum up your a##!!! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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    Sooooo....anyone got a coupon code for whining entitlement?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      Sooooo....anyone got a coupon code for whining entitlement?
      Yes, there's more than one, here are a couple coupon codes that you can input into the field when you purchase:

      WHINE2011

      or

      IWONTMAKEMONEYCUZIWANTTOWASTEMYTIMEWHINING2011

      The former is recommend as the latter, I believe, may not fit into the coupon code field.

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      • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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        Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

        Yes, there's more than one, here are a couple coupon codes that you can input into the field when you purchase:

        WHINE2011

        or

        IWONTMAKEMONEYCUZIWANTTOWASTEMYTIMEWHINING2011

        The former is recommend as the latter, I believe, may not fit into the coupon code field.

        RoD
        Does the former include cheese?
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        • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
          Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

          Does the former include cheese?
          Yes, but I believe only as a One-Time-Offer. lol

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I dunno Bill. I've read a few rants from newbies that have had posts disappear lately and apparently it IS a mods duty to give a full report of reasons for every thread deleted. They have also informed me that if we've been here long enough to know the other members well, that we are exempt from repercussions such as post deletion.

    So you're saying that's not true? You mean I still have to contribute value after I've made all those friends here? What's up with that?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
      Hi Bill,

      They deleted my posts sometimes. Happens. But I'm convinced, there was a reason of deleting. If you look at yourself, you can find the cause, almost always.

      This only needs to grow up.

      In my opinion, the amount of time needed to cry, may be sufficient to write another post that give some value to the community.

      All the best,

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    • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      ...apparently it IS a mods duty to give a full report of reasons for every thread deleted.
      Cool!

      Mods, on Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 at 6:21 PM GMT, someone deleted a thread of mine and I demand to know who did it and why! :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Mods, on Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 at 6:21 PM GMT, someone deleted a thread of mine and I demand to know who did it and why! :rolleyes:
        Ummm... Mike? Look at your sign up date...
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
      You guys see funny problems, I see a solution.

      New WSO coming soon. Real testimonials from folks banned for asking 10 times why their threads and posts were delete. Also includes a step by step guide on "How to piss off Mods in 2 posts". Special Bonus: a new account created for free at [deleted]. Upsell: Can't think of anything right now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sam England
        Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

        You guys see funny problems, I see a solution.

        New WSO coming soon. Real testimonials from folks banned for asking 10 times why their threads and posts were delete. Also includes a step by step guide on "How to piss off Mods in 2 posts". Special Bonus: a new account created for free at [deleted]. Upsell: Can't think of anything right now.
        Hey dude...wanna JV on that one...

        An added Bonus:
        A special report "Serial Refunders" how to buy and instantly refund...I think this one will help us sell tons more...don't you?
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
          Originally Posted by Sam England View Post

          Hey dude...wanna JV on that one...

          An added Bonus: A special report "Serial Refunders" how to buy and instantly refund...I think this one will help us sell tons more...don't you?
          Sam,

          Any chance I can get a review copy before I get my refund?

          ~Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Whatever, OP.

    I'm entitled to free health care, to have every thread I want kept on the WF, to a million dollars with the push of a button (I just pay $47), and job.

    My government told me so.
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  • Profile picture of the author ehawkmarketer
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    Instead, we are here to teach you how to overcome the obstacles set in your path, to become one of the people that we will also look up to one day.
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    Awesome thread.

    When its said and done, the best thing about WF and this thread is the commitment from other warriors.

    WF is always open for business and represents the 'free market's guiding hand' This is those ppl who have made it on their own hard work, and now, freely turns back to help new entrepreneurs, who can in turn bring jobs to the local economy, etc.

    As a Minnesotan, I cannot buy lottery tickets right now or even get a fishing license with the government closed right now.
    PS Can I get a free review copy of my governemnt report? I'm sure there will be serial refunds
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    ROFLMAO Dan!!!

    LESSON: This is what happens when you rely upon 3rd-party resources!!!

    I originally posted this picture in my post:



    But, I posted the version from Dan's website, because his version looked better.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      But, I posted the version from Dan's website, because his version looked better.

      And Dan swapped the images on me to the sh1t-stirring spoon. LOL
      Bloody hotlinkers...

      LOL.
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        You Evil Genius Dan!!!! Beautiful!!!!
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