Is the light attractin em?

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Howdy folks... I was just sittin here thinkin bout somethin. I was thinkin bout somethin someone told me bout ole Dookie Walker and it gots me to thinkin about this here Warrior Forum.

Seems Dookie's wife, Guano (she was Hispanic you see), went into labor right in the middle of the dadburn night. Dookie sent his son, Poo (that was his son's nickname cause he was fond of that Disney bear), to fetch the doctor and get him back there lickety split.

The Walkers did not have no electricity so Dookie had to hold up the lantern so the doctor could see what he was doin. After a while, out pops this here baby girl and Dookie set the lantern down to hold her. Ole Doc Ordure (he was French) hollered at Dookie and said, "Hold on a minute, Dookie. It looks like another one is on the way! Hold that lantern up higher!" Dookie held the lantern up higher and, sure enuff, out pops another little un!

Dookie was prouder than a peacock and he was reachin for that baby when he hears the doctor say, "Dookie, you ain't gonna believe this but here comes another one! Hold up that lantern again!"

Well, ole Dookie was a might perplexed as he watched another little baby come into this world. Dookie thought about it for a minute, scratched his chin and said, "Say Doc, you think it might be the light that is attractin em?"

Well, I gots to wonderin what would happen if the Head Hog at the Trough of the WF made a rule where there could be no signatures in folks posts? How many folks would still post? Would the discussions be more relevant if people couldn't advertise their wares in the signature? Would a bear freeze his butt if he didn't have no fur? (I was just seein if you was payin attention on that last one)

Now most of you folks is good, hard workin folks and I don't begrudge you a little advertisin but I have read some mighty peculiar posts that didn't make a lick of sense in the discussion other than they had a signature that advertised just what the original poster was asking about!

Personally, ole Thad would love to see the WF do away with signatures. It would level the playin field and folks what like to spam others would just go away.

Personally Allen, I don't think it is the light that is attractin em... I think it is the nearly one million folks who are members here that is mighty attractive to them!
#attractin #light
  • Profile picture of the author Alice grubb
    good question, but I disagree. There are a lot of folks giving great advice on here, but the money they make from signature traffic helps keep them motivated to keep posting here. Of course you're going to have people making valueless posts as well, but seems that just comes with the territory.
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    • Originally Posted by Alice grubb View Post

      good question, but I disagree. There are a lot of folks giving great advice on here, but the money they make from signature traffic helps keep them motivated to keep posting here. Of course you're going to have people making valueless posts as well, but seems that just comes with the territory.
      Alice, I shore hear where you are comin from but I want to make another point iffin I might!

      What would be happenin to lots of folks if the Warrior Forum was to go away? The WF has created a whole economy unto itself out there and lots of folks would be incomeless if there was no WF because this is where they make all their dinero!

      Now I doubt that the WF will go away any time soon but it shore does create a security blanket mentality to lots of folks out there. There is a whole dadburn economy on just the WSO part of the WF alone. That is the only money some folks make!

      There is a big ole world out there that is almost as large as the WF and folks need to spend some time out there. It is sorta like the mama bird pushing the baby bird out of the nest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Thad -

    I ain't givin' up my siggie...oh wait, I don't have one here. Never mind.

    Might could work a deal - where only folks who invested here (members who paid a registration fee or joined the War Room) get to do sigs.

    kay
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Thad ya'll let me down on this one. This has been discussed more times than your old old hound has fleas on its back.

    And I suspect your going to release the same barrage of "for and against" replies that have been stated before.

    Just caus Thad cain't write don't mean other folks ain't a bit smarter and no how to writ. However, I do agree with the one liner and jibber jobber replies that make no sense to just get their sig in front of other on a marketing forum.

    At least my jibber jobber reply has more than a 1 liner to get my signture out there.

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    • This has been discussed more times than your old old hound has fleas on its back.
      Maybe so but they shore did not talk bout ole Dookie!
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        Maybe so but they shore did not talk bout ole Dookie!
        I bet yore rite!


        An I be a betting that no one tole ole Dookie that playing hookie from bein a bookie just for some nookie with Guano is wat was attracktin them there babys!

        Ain't I rite?

        Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    wtf did I just read? lol

    Did I somehow wake up in the 1930's but with electricity & internet??
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    I would pay to have a sig file here on the forum. I would pay, because it would be a good investment. (When I come out of retirement, that is!)

    I have no sig file now cause I don't want any more babies. Or chickens, or hawgs, for that matter. Or for whatever it is I'm selling, which at the moment is nothing.

    Of course, that's not to say, I'd marry ya in a minit Thad!!! Being such that I'm a whole lot fonder of Hoggs, than Hawgs, that is!
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    • Originally Posted by I.M.Retired View Post

      I would pay to have a sig file here on the forum. I would pay, because it would be a good investment. (When I come out of retirement, that is!)

      I have no sig file now cause I don't want any more babies. Or chickens, or hawgs, for that matter. Or for whatever it is I'm selling, which at the moment is nothing.

      Of course, that's not to say, I'd marry ya in a minit Thad!!! Being such that I'm a whole lot fonder of Hoggs, than Hawgs, that is!
      Howdy I. M., I shore do appreciate that there proposal and I shore do hope you are a woman cause ole Thad's door just don't swing that other way!
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    I won't pretend for a moment I do not enjoy the benefits of the sig file here. It helps me build a list as well as engage with a lot of WF list members on a more personal level. Would I quit The WF if the resource was taken away?

    No.

    Would I participate as much. Probably more. Why? ...

    Because the same results could still be accomplished. It would just take a different approach. One might even be surprised at the elevated confirmation and open rates if we were to find it a must to step our content up a notch and utilize the vast array of resources here that has nothing to do with a click on a sig link.

    Leads that are developed by the reader needing to follow a content trail should be of a lot higher quality. Your content in it's self could easily start the funneling process well before the reader was ever introduced to an AR form.

    In the 14 or so years I have enjoyed email marketing, the main thing I have learned is the quality and not as much the quantity of leads determine the success of your business.

    While I am not endorsing the change, I would understand why it came about as well as adapt my marketing to match the change.

    A feller hillbilly,
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    ...ole Thad's door just don't swing that other way!
    Well, now, that's good to know, Thaddaeus, cause my door don't swing the other way neither.

    Ya, I'm a woman. Gettin' on a bit - I must warn you Thad. (Before you accept my proposal that is.) But never forget the saying - "Where there's snow on the roof, there's fire in the furnace.") Just to warn you ahead of time, of course...
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    • Originally Posted by I.M.Retired View Post

      Well, now, that's good to know, cause my door don't swing the other way neither.

      Ya, I'm a woman. Gettin' on a bit - I must warn you Thad. (Before you accept my proposal that is.) But never for the saying - "Where there's snow on the roof, there's fire in the furnace.") Just to warn you ahead of time, of course...
      Well, I heard that the fire in the furnace would be meltin the snow on the roof! What do I mean by that? Heck, I don't have any earthly idea but it sounded good!

      Because the same results could still be accomplished. It would just take a different approach.
      Words of wisdom right there! Folks, I ain't sayin we ought to get rid of siggies. It WOULD cut down on some of the stupid remarks some people make in here but I DO want you to be understandin one thang...

      LEARN TO MAKE MONEY IN PLACES OTHER THAN THE WF!

      Heck, you can still come in here and make some money. You can still list WSOs. The thing you need to understand is that there is a big ole world out there that is just waiting to be marketed to. There are fantastic niches that don't have nothin to do with interneet marketeering. In fact, you would probably make MORE money in those other niches.

      I LOVE the WF and I have shore nuff been around here for a long, long time but sometimes I am thinkin that the WF is like a little lake where there are a bunch of fishies. They is all feedin off each other and I worry that someday there may not be many fishies left. Then what?

      Once you figure out that there is a big ole ocean out there that you can swim in you might find the swimming a whole lot better!

      I am so wound up bout this that I wrote a little poem for each and ever one of ya...

      Swim little fishie, out to sea
      and discover new horizons
      swim little fishie, go be free
      and your income will be risin
      you will swim and swim all over the place
      and oh what a beautiful site
      all over the water you will race
      till ole Thad shows up with his phone and dynamite!

      That there poem brought a tear to my eyegballs so I gots to go now <sniff> <sniff>
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    Thaddaeus Dear: You say:

    ... the fire in the furnace would be meltin the snow on the roof...
    It wasn't exactly the fire in my furnace meltin' the snow of on my roof that I was referring to... if you get my meanin' ... :p
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I might be a havin me a sig... but I was a Warrior long before havin one, and I agree. Heck you wanna advertise, cough up forty bucks!
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      I might be a havin me a sig... but I was a Warrior long before havin one, and I agree. Heck you wanna advertise, cough up forty bucks!
      People abusing the Sig and the good folks need to pay for the ratbags ? and that would not even stop it as the good people would go without and the ratbags would fork out for the 40$ conair ticket to crapsville.

      Yesterday a new wso had 9 yes 9 people all of different standing join dates but all with 0 posts to their name all line up and post in the wso how wonderful this shiny new toy was and that yes, every player was indeedy going to win a prize.

      What are the odds that 9 random people who have been here over a period of time and never made posts all of sudden appear out of the black hole and magically within hours all post how wonderful the new Saviour is.

      People don't need Sig's to peddle crap here all they need is fiverr dot com and a few shackles and by the blessed almighty we will have salvation and all ye that follow shall be saved from peril and doom.

      "If it smells like bull dung it probably is", should stamped on peoples passport to the forum on entry.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        in the 1930's but with electricity & internet
        ....but have you checked the indoor plumbing yet?
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    ...you wanna advertise, cough up forty bucks!
    Oh John, thou art being dreary!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    Can I have some of whatever this guy is on? Plz??? LOL

    I think someone is starting to celebrate a lil too early this year!

    And for the record, I still can't understand 95% of what is being said in this thread :confused:
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    • Can I have some of whatever this guy is on? Plz??? LOL
      I done sell it by the quart jar!

      I think someone is starting to celebrate a lil too early this year!
      What exactly IS "a little early"

      And for the record, I still can't understand 95% of what is being said in this thread
      Well DANG, you might wanna consider gettin one a those Rosemary Stone language courses and learn the English language!
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      • It wasn't exactly the fire in my furnace meltin' the snow of on my roof that I was referring to... if you get my meanin' ...
        Well, I shore do not think that you should be using other folks furnace without what they give their permission first... but no, I ain't shore I DID get your meanin!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    English language I understand.. but this is a mix between pirate-speak & the early 1900's!! hahaha
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Whos That Guru View Post

      English language I understand.. but this is a mix between pirate-speak & the early 1900's!! hahaha

      Don't let him fool ya... That is not English... That is Hillbilly-speak...

      And believin it or not, thar are lots of folks that be talkin that way in real life...
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    I ain't shore I DID get your meanin!
    Thaddaeus Darlin' - you don't mind if I call you Darlin' do you - after all, you DO make the back of my knees sweat and all that... not to remind you that the name Thaddeus does mean 'courageous heart' does it not - though your spelling does leave something to the imagination...we'll discuss that later, dear. Unless, of course, you are named after Judas Thaddaeus, which is another topic entirely.

    I'se be shure you DID get my meanin! Yer jess too durn bashful to admit it!!!

    Oh dear, there I go again. Reverting to Hillbilly talk instead of my usual, serfisticated city-veneer language.

    What I meant Darlin', since your hat seems to be 'pertectin' your brain somewhat, is that us <ahem> older ladies, well, just because we might have snow on our roof (now think about it Thad - what color is old lady's hair...?) it doesn't necessarily follow that we don't have fire in our furnace. The furnace being located just a little lower on our anatomy. (I hate it when I have to spell these things out for you, especially in a public forum.)

    I hope Paul or Allen isn't reading this. (I think Ken would probably understand!) I'm probably going to get banned for posting this, but honestly, Hillbillies can be a bit on the thick side at times and dear Thaddaeus, you are no exception!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      It's not the light. It's just someone turned over the rock and everything comes scuttling out.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by I.M.Retired View Post

      Thaddaeus Darlin' - you don't mind if I call you Darlin' do you -

      I'se be shure you DID get my meanin! Yer jess too durn bashful to admit it!!!

      I always thought ole' Thad reminded me more of bigfoot...




      But, now that you mention it, Thad does look an awful lot like Bashful...




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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by I.M.Retired View Post

      Thaddaeus Darlin' - you don't mind if I call you Darlin' do you - after all, you DO make the back of my knees sweat and all that... not to remind you that the name Thaddeus does mean 'courageous heart' does it not - though your spelling does leave something to the imagination...we'll discuss that later, dear. Unless, of course, you are named after Judas Thaddaeus, which is another topic entirely.

      I'se be shure you DID get my meanin! Yer jess too durn bashful to admit it!!!

      Oh dear, there I go again. Reverting to Hillbilly talk instead of my usual, serfisticated city-veneer language.

      What I meant Darlin', since your hat seems to be 'pertectin' your brain somewhat, is that us <ahem> older ladies, well, just because we might have snow on our roof (now think about it Thad - what color is old lady's hair...?) it doesn't necessarily follow that we don't have fire in our furnace. The furnace being located just a little lower on our anatomy. (I hate it when I have to spell these things out for you, especially in a public forum.)

      I hope Paul or Allen isn't reading this. (I think Ken would probably understand!) I'm probably going to get banned for posting this, but honestly, Hillbillies can be a bit on the thick side at times and dear Thaddaeus, you are no exception!

      Careful theer Thad!

      Make shore you swaller sum more lighten' and get to movin around so moths don't gather there under ye hat.

      Moth's are attrackted to flames and there shore seems to be flames a burnin brite in Val's dagbum furnice there!

      Oh an as fer siggies, I don't think theys the only thing attractin the trolls frum under the bridge...I thinks we need a billy goat gruff to set loose an run around here!!

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author seriousjake
    I can't even view sigs (even my own, although everyone else seems to be able to). No one knows why.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by seriousjake View Post

      I can't even view sigs (even my own, although everyone else seems to be able to). No one knows why.
      Click the Quick Links link in the section under your user name and click the Edit Options link. Scroll down to the Thread Display Options and put a check mark by the Show Signature option. Yours is apparently unchecked. Scroll down and save the changes and your good to go.
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      Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    @tpw:

    @MissTerraK: Youse got the 'burnin' bright' part right. Thad better be careful in considering my proposal - moths or no moths!!!

    @Tryinhere: You said:

    ...by the blessed almighty we will have salvation and all ye that follow shall be saved from peril and doom.
    Shouldn't that read:

    ...by the blessed almighty we will have salvation and all ye that believe shall be saved from peril and doom.
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    • [quote The furnace being located just a little lower on our anatomy. (I hate it when I have to spell these things out for you, especially in a public forum.)][/quote] Sometimes ole Thad feels like a little lamb bein led to the slaughter!

      Oh an as fer siggies, I don't think theys the only thing attractin the trolls frum under the bridge...I thinks we need a billy goat gruff to set loose an run around here!!
      Now THERE is an idear! Actually, wouldn't it be a mite funny if there was some way to rig up the WF where, when somebody spammed, made a stupid post or was down-right rude, it would send an electrical shock through their body... or maybe not cause if that we to happen when folks make a stupid post, I would be a walkin round all quiverin and shakin with my hair standin on end!

      Click the Quick Links link in the section under your user name and click the Edit Options link. Scroll down to the Thread Display Options and put a check mark by the Show Signature option. Yours is apparently unchecked. Scroll down and save the changes and your good to go.
      Dennis, you shore are a good boy for helpin folks like that. Dennis is another one a them folks what lives in the holler. This IM thing is a side hobby for Dennis cause he works as our full-time elementary school teacher. He teaches learnin to the first through third graders at the Stumpwoody Elementary School. He was gonna teach fourth grade too but ain't nobody made it that far yet!
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      • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        Now THERE is an idear! Actually, wouldn't it be a mite funny if there was some way to rig up the WF where, when somebody spammed, made a stupid post or was down-right rude, it would send an electrical shock through their body... or maybe not cause if that we to happen when folks make a stupid post, I would be a walkin round all quiverin and shakin with my hair standin on end!

        Dennis, you shore are a good boy for helpin folks like that. Dennis is another one a them folks what lives in the holler. This IM thing is a side hobby for Dennis cause he works as our full-time elementary school teacher. He teaches learnin to the first through third graders at the Stumpwoody Elementary School. He was gonna teach fourth grade too but ain't nobody made it that far yet!
        No question Thad, you would be walking around with hair sticking straight up and little tendrils of smoke coming off you head.

        Dennis, I'm really glad I know you and proud to be on your list. You reached out a helping hand to seriousjake in this thread. You continue to show the true spirit of the WF when it comes to helping people out. What shames me is I didn't even think of checking to make sure he had signature button checked.

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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        Dennis is another one a them folks what lives in the holler. This IM thing is a side hobby for Dennis cause he works as our full-time elementary school teacher. He teaches learnin to the first through third graders at the Stumpwoody Elementary School. He was gonna teach fourth grade too but ain't nobody made it that far yet!

        Now, don't get me wrong, because I honestly believe that Dennis is fine folks, BUT given what you said, I don't think it speaks too well of Dennis...

        He teaches 1-3, but not 4, because "ain't nobody made it that far yet..."

        Whose fault tis it that nobody made it that far yet? Would it be the teacher's fault, or do we account for that because the students have too much inter-breeding in them, and as a result, they are not too bright upstairs?
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        • Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          Now, don't get me wrong, because I honestly believe that Dennis is fine folks, BUT given what you said, I don't think it speaks too well of Dennis...

          He teaches 1-3, but not 4, because "ain't nobody made it that far yet..."

          Whose fault tis it that nobody made it that far yet? Would it be the teacher's fault, or do we account for that because the students have too much inter-breeding in them, and as a result, they are not too bright upstairs?
          Well, it is this interneet marketeering craze! These kids today come out of the womb working on a pooter so they already know how to do all this here online stuff. By the third grade they is already earnin over $43.74 and with them kinds of riches why should they continue their education?
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