So what no critisms of WF allowed?

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Ok moderator, I know you'll at least get this. Why did you delete my thread about Traffic Phoenix and my criticism of how the posting rules work here on the WF?

I think it's a totally valid argument, so why wouldn't you allow it?

Why can't I post to a thread about some software that some people at least are saying is a rip-off? Why do I have to have 20 posts in order to reply to a thread? I have never heard of a forum rule like that.

It sure seems like you're just trying to totally control the conversations here. Do you think maybe you're trying to exert to much power? I know the WF is a powerful forum, but don't abuse the power and let us speak. Otherwise people will eventually just go elsewhere!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Well, since you've decided you want to be banned for a while...

    First, there are valid reasons for the posting limit in the reviews section. You've made it clear you've made up your mind about that already, though. I'm not going to waste my time arguing with the convinced.

    Second, it has long been the case that re-posting a deleted thread will get you some time in the penalty box. As will most "Why was my thread deleted?" posts.

    Third, reviews belong in the review section. Not main discussion.

    Fourth, you really need to read the rules. Pay special attention to Rule #1.


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      • Profile picture of the author TheKeys
        Originally Posted by bretski View Post

        This describes the situation perfectly. Ha.

        Just read the rules, I don't know how much simpler and to the 't' I can get.
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      • Profile picture of the author dracoboar
        Originally Posted by bretski View Post


        Can I complain that everyone has this popcorn eating monster except me!
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
          Originally Posted by dracoboar View Post

          Can I complain that everyone has this popcorn eating monster except me!
          No. You just earned yourself a timeout. Go sit in the corner for five minutes and think about what you've done.
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        • Profile picture of the author bretski
          Originally Posted by dracoboar View Post

          Can I complain that everyone has this popcorn eating monster except me!
          No! MINE! ALL MINE! LOL

          (just right click on that little cutie and copy the link. when you are prepared to sit back and be entertained you can just paste it in using the picture link at the top of your reply... the thing that looks like a yellow picture of mountains... VOILA! You are one of us!!! You have been assimilated... resistance is futile!)
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      • Profile picture of the author HigherPrThanGod
        Originally Posted by bretski View Post

        I think that should be posted in any and all threads.
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by HigherPrThanGod View Post

          Originally Posted by bretski View Post


          I think that should be posted in any and all threads.

          Anytime you get the urge to bring in the popcorn munching fool, you can go to my WF Blog. I have it posted there for quick retrieval.
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            Anytime you get the urge to bring in the popcorn munching fool, you can go to my WF Blog. I have it posted there for quick retrieval.
            Thanks Bill, I've often looked for that and the usual suspects always get it on the thread before I do. This thread is however ever an excellent graphics thread for future "Why did you delete my dam post you a**hole" threads that seem to be appearing daily.

            They are great fun though and thoroughly worthwhile distraction from the standard mayhem.

            I may start thanking the OP's in future for creating these threads.

            Why can't I post to a thread about some software that some people at least are saying is a rip-off? Why do I have to have 20 posts in order to reply to a thread? I have never heard of a forum rule like that.
            Respectfully if you'd bothered to read the rules you'd know not to do that.

            Why did you delete my thread about Traffic Phoenix and my criticism of how the posting rules work here on the WF?
            Again, if you'd read the rules you'd know not to do that.

            I think it's a totally valid argument, so why wouldn't you allow it?
            I don't think it's a valid arguement at all and again, if you'd read the rules you'd know not to do that.

            Otherwise people will eventually just go elsewhere!
            Splendid.

            Paul, apologies in advance if I'm not helping but shall we stick this in the OT forum and start up a nice conversation about vinyls, CD's and records and stuff? In the last one of these threads I not only learned a new word but got a great insight into the history of the music industry.
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        Originally Posted by bretski View Post

        My first belly-laugh of the day!! Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author rhondaklewis
        Originally Posted by bretski View Post

        What kind of forum are we running here. Rule #1 should be CHEW WITH YOUR #$#% MOUTH CLOSED!
        Disgusting!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Coverdale
      It's pretty simple really.

      If you don't like the way it works, go away.

      This forum is actually owned by a person, not the public. He makes it so the public can participate. He makes the rules. If you don't like it, don't participate.
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      • Profile picture of the author timpears
        Originally Posted by Mark Coverdale View Post

        It's pretty simple really.

        If you don't like the way it works, go away.

        This forum is actually owned by a person, not the public. He makes it so the public can participate. He makes the rules. If you don't like it, don't participate.
        Boy Mark, that was pretty direct and to the point. I couldn't have said it any better.

        I do wish that mods would tell the folks why they delete their threads when they do it though.
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          Tim,
          I do wish that mods would tell the folks why they delete their threads when they do it though.
          I sincerely hope that was a joke. You've been here way too long and read and commented in way too many of these threads to not understand why that is neither possible nor a good idea.


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          • Profile picture of the author NicheMayhem
            Truth is, this forum is top dog for opportunity and accurate business building information being available to the masses. There is a whole bunch of reasons for that, there is no question that the mods job is an integral part.

            Entitlement can be a nasty disease that too many people take way too far. I for one am happy that most of the time this forum community outs these fools and spanks them accordingly. Plus, its quite entertaining.

            I also think the best advice is to keep your mouth shut and observe for quite awhile before you go screwing up what could be a huge part of your eventual success. Learn by this example peoples, you never know what words you post will come back and bite you in the ass someday.
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            • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
              To the folks who think they want a place where anyone can say anything anytime...

              I really wish you could go back and see the dying days of Usenet newsgroups. Especially the deliberately unmoderated ones.

              They went from entertaining places with freewheeling discussions and semi-creative flame wars to a collection of spam programs busily burying each other's posts under a thick layer of fresh bovine digestive byproducts. No one was actually reading any of it, but it didn't stop the spammers from posting it...
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              • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

                To the folks who think they want a place where anyone can say anything anytime...

                I really wish you could go back and see the dying days of Usenet newsgroups. Especially the deliberately unmoderated ones.

                They went from entertaining places with freewheeling discussions and semi-creative flame wars to a collection of spam programs busily burying each other's posts under a thick layer of fresh bovine digestive byproducts. No one was actually reading any of it, but it didn't stop the spammers from posting it...
                Yeah ... and that's the same thing that happens to unmoderated forums. I had one that I got sick of and left it to it's own devices. Dropped by after a few months ... all the members were gone and there was nothing but spam posted everywhere. I just deleted the whole mess. It doesn't take long for the parasites to devour a site.
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              • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
                Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

                To the folks who think they want a place where anyone can say anything anytime...

                I really wish you could go back and see the dying days of Usenet newsgroups. Especially the deliberately unmoderated ones.

                They went from entertaining places with freewheeling discussions and semi-creative flame wars to a collection of spam programs busily burying each other's posts under a thick layer of fresh bovine digestive byproducts. No one was actually reading any of it, but it didn't stop the spammers from posting it...
                Not to mention they became a haven for stolen software, sharing passwords and registration codes, virus drops, and other illegal activities.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Well, since you've decided you want to be banned for a while...

      First, there are valid reasons for the posting limit in the reviews section. You've made it clear you've made up your mind about that already, though. I'm not going to waste my time arguing with the convinced.

      Second, it has long been the case that re-posting a deleted thread will get you some time in the penalty box. As will most "Why was my thread deleted?" posts.

      Third, reviews belong in the review section. Not main discussion.

      Fourth, you really need to read the rules. Pay special attention to Rule #1.


      Paul
      Fifth, pay great attention to the above 4 points.


      Originally Posted by JohnMessmer View Post

      Otherwise people will eventually just go elsewhere!
      That's unlikely.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      He couldn't keep posting. It sounds like Paul sent him to the corner to think abut what he'd done...

      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Well, since you've decided you want to be banned for a while...

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        He couldn't keep posting. It sounds like Paul sent him to the corner to think abut what he'd done...
        No ... his profile says he's still with us and visited today. Actually, this guy wasn't as obnoxious as the last big "where did my thread go" thread. He's not at all combative about it and probably won't make the same mistake again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    Originally Posted by JohnMessmer View Post

    Otherwise people will eventually just go elsewhere!
    Hmmm... the forum has been around for over a decade. Wonder how long before they wake up and go elsewhere?
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Rankin
      Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

      Hmmm... the forum has been around for over a decade. Wonder how long before they wake up and go elsewhere?
      Your missing the point...

      They don't want people starting bashing threads to bash others and others bash them and pretty soon no one is talking about internet marketing, just talking about bashing each other.

      Kinda like where this thread is going :p
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Scott Rankin View Post

        Your missing the point...

        They don't want people starting bashing threads to bash others and others bash them and pretty soon no one is talking about internet marketing, just talking about bashing each other.

        Kinda like where this thread is going :p
        Hi Scott,

        I can't speak for Tina, but I have a feeling she was being sarcastic. If I know Tina, she was NOT agreeing with the idea that people would leave, but pointing out the inanity such claims.

        All the best,
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        (It's also possible that I'm missing sarcasm in your post, Scott, but I'm not sure one way or the other.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Scott,
        Your missing the point...
        I think the irony in Tina's comment got past you. Easy to happen on a discussion board, especially if you don't know the regulars.

        People have been predicting that moderation would kill the forum ever since the first moderator told someone they couldn't say here whatever it was they couldn't say here. 13 years and several hundred thousand members later, people are still saying that.

        Do some people leave because of the moderation? Sure. Just as with restaurants, social activities, and any other aspect of life, different folks, different strokes. Nothing wrong with that. Some restaurants have dress codes, others are more relaxed. Some clubs will throw you out for speaking loudly, while some bars view the Friday night fights as entertainment.

        That variety allows almost everyone to find - or build - the kind of environment they want.

        Some people get angry because they want the benefits that come from using the place for their own purposes, but they don't want to have to deal with the restrictions that make it useful in the first place. That's where most of this stuff starts.


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    Bret,

    Maybe we should use this one for a while...

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

      Bret,

      Maybe we should use this one for a while...
      I SO just snagged that from you!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Bret,

      Maybe we should use this one for a while...

      Geez. The red color doesn't match the forum red. Heck, the two reds in the sign don't even match each other.

      This pains me. This really pains me.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Dan,
        Geez. The red color doesn't match the forum red. Heck, the two reds in the sign don't even match each other.

        This pains me. This really pains me.
        Feel free to fix it.


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

          Dan,Feel free to fix it.

          PS: That will be five dollah, please.
          Done. Where's my five dollah?

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          • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
            Dan,
            Done. Where's my five dollah?
            Take it out of the five you owe me.


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

              Dan,Take it out of the five you owe me.


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              Can you make change? Here's a five now give me two tens...
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  • Profile picture of the author dracoboar
    Plus I sell cb radios so the kinda people who still buy cb radios might take a while to cath on, this just keeps getting better and better!
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
    You guys are killing me! Too funny-the guy has 4 posts and he's using at least 2 of them to challenge the rules and complain about the forum. Off to a running start-I wonder if he just set a new record for percentage of posts in which the entire purpose of the post is to complain about parts of the TOS he doesn't like?

    Amazing how true the old cliche is that if you give some folks enough rope, they will use it to hang themselves.

    On the other hand, he did do us all a favor with his prophesy about the impending exodus resulting from the censorship of whiners. Just in time to save the forum from itself! Let the renewed wave of whining commence!
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Greg,
      Amazing how true the old cliche is that if you give some folks enough rope, they will use it to hang themselves.
      I give out a lot of rope. Occasionally someone will use it to create a ladder and climb out of the hole they've dug for themselves. Not often, but it's worth it when it happens.


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        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Greg,I give out a lot of rope. Occasionally someone will use it to create a ladder and climb out of the hole they've dug for themselves. Not often, but it's worth it when it happens.


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        Well that finally explains where that huge coil of rope in my backyard came from
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        • Profile picture of the author Sam England
          No one wins...cause you were all focusing too much on his/hers good looks...

          Seriously, if you would pay attention...

          Jamie Ray has too much packin down stairs...if ya know what I mean...

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          Still kind scary...
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Greg,I give out a lot of rope. Occasionally someone will use it to create a ladder and climb out of the hole they've dug for themselves. Not often, but it's worth it when it happens.


        Paul
        I applaud your generosity of spirit-give them every chance to become contributing members, and a few will redeem themselves-good on you for that.

        I have to admit though, that I find it pretty entertaining to watch the ones who keep digging until you can't see them anymore-especially those that call us all "sheep" if we won't join their "Warrior Forum Liberation Front", and put our lives (well, okay-not our lives, but our WF memberships-almost as serious) on the line in the revolutionary effort to "Free The Whiners".

        PM me, if you'd like to get a great deal on my "Free The Whiners" bumper stickers, fridge magnets, Goodyear blimp messages, Superbowl ads, etc. I won't join the liberation front, but that doesn't mean I can't service their public whining needs!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKeys
    I just feel like instead of trying to weave through the rules of the forum just abide by them. It will be much easier in the long run. It's all about the connections you make.. good or even the bad. So make a good rep for yourself
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by TheKeys View Post

      I just feel like instead of trying to weave through the rules of the forum just abide by them. It will be much easier in the long run. It's all about the connections you make.. good or even the bad. So make a good rep for yourself
      So what is a 'rep' in this context
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  • You have to be careful what you say people get pissed I got warned also and also people want you to talk the way you are suppose to talk which pisses me off.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      You have to be careful what you say people get pissed I got warned also and also people want you to talk the way you are suppose to talk which pisses me off.
      What, like no swearing and stuff? Damn, what a drag.
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      • Profile picture of the author bretski
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        What, like no swearing and stuff? Damn, what a drag.
        ...and no getting pissed off which.... gets me pissed off!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author dracoboar
          Originally Posted by bretski View Post

          ...and no getting pissed off which.... gets me pissed off!!!
          man i am loving this thread, you guys are keeping me in tears
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    • Profile picture of the author Spyder77
      Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      You have to be careful what you say people get pissed I got warned also and also people want you to talk the way you are suppose to talk which pisses me off.
      Nominated for most ironic post of the day.
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    Originally Posted by JohnMessmer View Post

    Otherwise people will eventually just go elsewhere!
    Don't let the door hit you on the way out...or something like that...
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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Originally Posted by JohnMessmer View Post


    It sure seems like you're just trying to totally control the conversations here. Do you think maybe you're trying to exert to much power? I know the WF is a powerful forum, but don't abuse the power and let us speak. Otherwise people will eventually just go elsewhere!
    Totally agree.

    The mods have god-like powers. God complexes. They're power hungry.

    And you know what else? They censor. We're being oppressed! Whatever happened to free speech?

    Worse yet, there's a major conspiracy going on behind the scenes. Let's just say the all-powerful are holding the little guy down so that the gurus can thrive.

    Worst of all, most here are so brainwashed and oppressed that the thought of leaving would never cross their minds.

    Cheers,
    Becky

    P.S. Now if someone would just insert a Nazi comment, this thread would be complete and we could all call it a day.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

      P.S. Now if someone would just insert a Nazi comment, this thread would be complete and we could all call it a day.
      nazi nazi nazi.
      hotsy totsy here comes a little nazi
      sorry ... couldn't help it :p
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        ...
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        nazi nazi nazi.
        hotsy totsy here comes a little nazi
        sorry ... couldn't help it :p

        /thread
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

          ...



          /thread

          Didja notice that the guy with the complaint never came back to post.

          He bitched and ran. :p

          At least some of the other recent ones stood and fought for their point of view. But then again, those guys came out smelling more like turd than roses.
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          • Profile picture of the author bretski
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            Didja notice that the guy with the complaint never came back to post.

            He bitched and ran. :p

            At least some of the other recent ones stood and fought for their point of view. But then again, those guys came out smelling more like turd than roses.
            Could be that he learned something... it happens. I think Paul's post about giving someone enough rope to make a ladder to climb out of the hole that they dug is key. I mean, look at HigherPRThanGod... here having a good time being a productive member of the Commie Party Proud of you bro!

            Now, someone told me there were dancing Nazis in here somewhere...
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            • Profile picture of the author tpw
              Originally Posted by bretski View Post

              I mean, look at HigherPRThanGod... here having a good time being a productive member of the Commie Party Proud of you bro!

              Good point.
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    man you sound like a google/paypal/FB employee!

    If you don't like the way it works, go away.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Coverdale
      Originally Posted by sloanjim View Post

      man you sound like a google/paypal/FB employee!
      I wish.

      I'm all for free speach and all that, but if this guy really believed he was right he would have posted here more than once.

      Just wanted to reiterate that someone actually owns this forum. Not the government. Not a DEMOCRACY.

      OMG! Someone has the power to decide what is displayed on THEIR forum.

      WE HAVE THE POWER TO NOT POST HERE. (now look at everybody leaving)
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Mark Coverdale View Post

        OMG! Someone has the power to decide what is displayed on THEIR forum.

        WE HAVE THE POWER TO NOT POST HERE. (now look at everybody leaving)

        And who can blame them? We get to decide what goes on our own websites, so why should a forum be any different?
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Coverdale
          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          And who can blame them? We get to decide what goes on our own websites, so why should a forum be any different?
          Exactly Bill.

          At the end of the day, this is a website. Owned by Allen.

          If people feel they are hard done by, then leave. That's the option. There really isn't anything else you can do about it.

          I like the fact he complained then went to bed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
        Originally Posted by Mark Coverdale View Post

        ...I'm all for free speach and all that,
        Mark,

        This is not directed at you personally, but for the OP and anyone else to actually consider.
        Forget that this is a privately owned forum and not a Democracy, as you say.

        Do we really want to belong to a forum where anyone can say anything at anytime they wish?
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
          Originally Posted by Matt Maiden View Post

          Mark,

          This is not directed at you personally, but for the OP and anyone else to actually consider.
          Forget that this is a privately owned forum and not a Democracy, as you say.

          Do we really want to belong to a forum where anyone can say anything at anytime they wish?
          That's an excellent point, Matt. It also points out the hypocrisy that's often present in such threads (this one appears to be an exception).

          An OP complains about not having "freedom of speech", then spends the rest of the thread telling people to basically shut up. You know, I never noticed what was really going on until you mentioned it.

          Most of the people who scream about wanting free speech here don't really want free speech. What they really want to do is say what THEY want to say, AND to control the rest of the conversation.

          All the best,
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        • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
          Originally Posted by Matt Maiden View Post

          Mark,

          This is not directed at you personally, but for the OP and anyone else to actually consider.
          Forget that this is a privately owned forum and not a Democracy, as you say.

          Do we really want to belong to a forum where anyone can say anything at anytime they wish?
          I do.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Hell, I know a niche when I see it!

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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    What some newcomers don't realize (and I didn't when I first joined the forum - took me a while to get a good feel for it) is that this forum has been around for many, many years. I've seen it go through changes, different rules, seen the drama, people making big announcements that they were leaving (many of them end up coming back), etc. and new rules have been added after a lot of consideration. They aren't created in a vacuum, nor without merit.

    A lot of the rules are in place for a good reason. A common complaint I see from newcomers is they make a post asking why their thread was deleted. Then they ask why they weren't given a reason. Occasionally the mods will leave up one of these threads so people can see WHY no explanations are given. It's just not logistically possible because of the sheer numbers.

    Most people will fight and debate tooth and nail, thus wasting the mods time. If the mod had to explain every thread they deleted or moved, they wouldn't get any moderating done - let's not even get into posts that are deleted. My conversative estimate on how many threads are started in the wrong forum would be 100 a day. And that's just one rule violation out of many.

    Like any forum, it takes time to get a good feel for the place. I mean, sheesh, I've been a registered member here since 2004, and even I re-read the rules every few months just to remind myself what they are and to see if there have been any changes or updates.

    It sure seems like you're just trying to totally control the conversations here. Do you think maybe you're trying to exert to much power? I know the WF is a powerful forum, but don't abuse the power and let us speak. Otherwise people will eventually just go elsewhere!

    Yes, the conversations here have to be controlled to an extent, otherwise some debates might get way out of hand or certain topics (or the manner they are presented in) might not offer any value to the community as a whole. The mods also have some discretion. Also the members are moderators too, in a sense, in that they can report threads.

    As far as people going elsewhere: Yes, many people do go elsewhere, which simply means this community and how it's run is not for them. Yet, many people stay here and contribute as well. There are also many new members that join up everyday, so that point isn't germaine.

    As long as I've been here, I am glad we have the mods and community that we do. This place would go to hell in a hand basket in a jiffy if they weren't here and if we didn't have the rules in place. That's doesn't mean it's perfect, heck, this place is made up of people and people make mistakes. But overall, it's a pretty well-oiled machine, and I'm glad to be a part of it.

    Like any community, the onus is on you to learn the rules of the community, how the community socializes (if you want to be part of that), and to become a contributing member of that society. You will get out of this place exactly what you put into it. I can think of a handful of friends I've made here over the years who literally started with nothing and now own and operate 6 and 7 figure businesses. This place is a goldmine, if you know where to look.

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    • Profile picture of the author David McKee
      I would like to lodge a complaint...

      Every time I sign into this forum, I learn something, and then I have to slog over to my sites and implement something (Work! Dammit!), and then I got to deal with more money coming in, and you know what that means... MORE TAXES!

      Sheesh! The Audacity! Someone should do something...



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      • Profile picture of the author Duggs
        Originally Posted by David McKee View Post

        I would like to lodge a complaint...

        Every time I sign into this forum, I learn something, and then I have to slog over to my sites and implement something (Work! Dammit!), and then I got to deal with more money coming in, and you know what that means... MORE TAXES!

        Sheesh! The Audacity! Someone should do something...



        -DTM
        I would like to add my name to that complaint as well... we are victims in this Warrior Forum Universe

        I'm also shocked at the idea of any one laughing or having a sense of humor, yet still be productive and positive....incredible!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
          Roolz!

          Noboddy tole me there are roolz.

          Atcherly, I'm wun ov thoze rare anal types.

          Wen I joined - I RED THA ROOLZ!

          (Sory 'bout me dyslexic keebord)

          Wot evil b*stard decided to call it dyslexia?
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      • Profile picture of the author GeekChick
        Originally Posted by David McKee View Post

        I would like to lodge a complaint...

        Every time I sign into this forum, I learn something, and then I have to slog over to my sites and implement something (Work! Dammit!), and then I got to deal with more money coming in, and you know what that means... MORE TAXES!

        Sheesh! The Audacity! Someone should do something...
        Awesome. Just freaking awesome.

        This thread gave me a much-needed laugh today.

        Kim
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Boy, shows you how stupid I am. I thought this was a marketing forum.

        Turns out it's Friday Night At The Improv with Robin Williams as your guest
        host.

        Thus, I feel the following is more than appropriate.

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        • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          Boy, shows you how stupid I am. I thought this was a marketing forum.

          Turns out it's Friday Night At The Improv with Robin Williams as your guest
          host.

          Thus, I feel the following is more than appropriate.

          YouTube - &#x202a;Robin Willims - Golf (full version)&#x202c;&rlm;

          About Tiger Wood's racial mix: "Not even a German geneticist could have thought that up"!-Hilarious-thanks for the laughs!
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      • Profile picture of the author vverrall
        I wonder what the content was to be banned?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      What some newcomers don't realize (and I didn't when I first joined the forum - took me a while to get a good feel for it) is that this forum has been around for many, many years. I've seen it go through changes, different rules, seen the drama, people making big announcements that they were leaving (many of them end up coming back), etc. and new rules have been added after a lot of consideration. They aren't created in a vacuum, nor without merit.
      I love the "Goodbye Cruel World" posts!

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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Don't joke Paul. I know plenty of people who would pay $5 (or $40) just for the privilege to whine in here. Allen could let people have 1 whine per $40 fee and BUMP their whine for an additional $40.

    And you KNOW people would pay! LOL!
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    • Profile picture of the author candoit2
      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

      Don't joke Paul. I know plenty of people who would pay $5 (or $40) just for the privilege to whine in here. Allen could let people have 1 whine per $40 fee and BUMP their whine for an additional $40.

      And you KNOW people would pay! LOL!
      It would probably even be one of the most viewed sections LOL.

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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Don't joke Paul. I know plenty of people who would pay $5 (or $40) just for the privilege to whine in here. Allen could let people have 1 whine per $40 fee and BUMP their whine for an additional $40.
        Problem is - then they would demand sympathy points. They would complain they paid for a whine and did not get the return in sympathy they expected. Then we'd need to add a complaints section for them. Could go downhill fast.

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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          Problem is - then they would demand sympathy points. They would complain they paid for a whine and did not get the return in sympathy they expected. Then we'd need to add a complaints section for them. Could go downhill fast.

          kay
          My next WSO: 100 sympathy points for $5.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

            My next WSO: 100 sympathy points for $5.
            Can I get a review copy, please.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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    Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

    Thanks for that. I love Pokemon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken
    Typical 'Bully' behavior. I want it my way. I want it now.
    I'll shout, scream and browbeat until you change.

    The thing to remember is, "Bullies don't like it when you fight back."
    They get embarrassed when they're not winning, they don't like to be
    wounded in public.

    As a 'general' rule they run and hide when confronted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janet Sawyer
    This is the guys home page as listed here at the forum.

    internetmarketingclinic.com

    Here's the message you get when you try and visit it today 07/08/2011
    Sorry, This Site is Currently Unavailable!

    Much like the OP!

    Insert popcorn munchies here!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Janet Sawyer View Post

      This is the guys home page as listed here at the forum.

      internetmarketingclinic.com

      Here's the message you get when you try and visit it today 07/08/2011
      Sorry, This Site is Currently Unavailable!

      Much like the OP!

      Insert popcorn munchies here!
      Maybe he had his say with his hosting company too!
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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    I need to put that picture about whining up for my kids.
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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    This thread made me laugh so hard I had to explain to my husband what I was laughing at.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter


      Somehow this horse looks sickly to begin with. lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post



        Somehow this horse looks sickly to begin with. lol
        LOL

        Seriously?

        This is what's really going on in the picture.

        The guy was trying to save money by having his horse chew the grass on his lawn. However, the horse got bored and decided to take a nap. So, the guy went into his shed and got out his lawn mower in an attempt to embarrass the horse into getting up.

        The ploy didn't work, so he decided to to just mow the lawn himself. Unfortunately, the lawn mower hadn't been used for quite some time, so now it's very difficult to start.

        That's all you're seeing in the picture...a guy trying to pull-start his lawn mower.

        "Beating a dead horse"? I think not. Perhaps the caption should be "Buy a push-button start lawn mower".

        Sheesh!

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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

          LOL

          Unfortunately, the lawn mower hadn't been used for quite some time, so now it's very difficult to start.
          LOL, yes, I see it now. Looks kinda like the pull start cord is broken.
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
            Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

            LOL, yes, I see it now. Looks kinda like the pull start cord is broken.
            AHA!

            The guy is a MIME! That also explains the face makeup.

            Can't believe I missed that. Thanks, Jill!

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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Do we really want to belong to a forum where anyone can say anything at anytime they wish?
        I do.
        That's something a lot of people say, until they see what it really means. The principle sounds nice, but the unprincipled make it impractical.

        This place wouldn't last a week without moderation before every serious contributing member left. If all the mods did was keep out the blatant spam, it might last 2 or 3 weeks. Not much more than that.

        And who would be left to listen to what people have to say that can't be said here now? Certainly not the folks who are here for the purpose of the forum: Building their businesses. They'd be gone, along with most of the visitors who just come by to read and learn, or who look to the sales sections for products and services.

        There was a period of a couple of hours this morning during which there was no-one watching the mod section. In that short time, it only took two people to turn some of the senior members into an angry, frustrated mini-mob.

        Without moderation, by both the members and the "formal" mods, there'd be nothing here for you to benefit from, and no reason for Allen to maintain the place. It would be gone, right quick. You'd have to go to some other, likely moderated, forum to get whatever it is you want from this place.

        Every group has a purpose. It is moderated or not depending on what that purpose is and how moderation helps it achieve that purpose. The purpose of this group would not be served by allowing the place to turn into a free-for-all.


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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    This thread has been really entertaining...thank you...thank you...its like its own ice breaker...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    It looks like I started a trend posting that popcorn eating gif in threads like this one (Bloody copycats)

    If only I owned the copyright to that animation.

    Ah well, back to the drawing board, looks like I am going to have to find a new one.

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by Chris Worner View Post

      It looks like I started a trend posting that popcorn eating gif in threads like this one (Bloody copycats)

      If only I owned the copyright to that animation.

      Ah well, back to the drawing board, looks like I am going to have to find a new one.

      Chris
      How do you think I feel? Not only was I the first one to ever post something on the interwebs about zombies, I was also the first one to post a picture of cat with a caption using humorous misspellings and bad grammar.

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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Chris,

      Originally Posted by Chris Worner View Post

      Ah well, back to the drawing board, looks like I am going to have to find a new one.

      Chris


      BTW OP,

      So what no critisms of WF allowed?
      What's a critism?

      One of these?

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  • Profile picture of the author christopher jon

    A picture is worth a thousand words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner


    I think I found it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by Chris Worner View Post



      I think I found it.

      Chris
      Quick Chris, copyright it.

      Actually, I've had a WSO plan. Seeing as these threads are happening more and more, you could knock these out for $5 a pop. Custom made individual versions showing our own avatars munching away.

      Fancy a JV?
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    Well Its good to read the rules. they are governed and enforce by the maker. The moderator own the rights to sustain or delete your post. There has to be a reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author SparringMind
      All this thread did was to remind me to stop wasting time on WarriorForum and get back to doing things that actually make me money.

      Thanks guys!
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by SparringMind View Post

        All this thread did was to remind me to stop wasting time on WarriorForum and get back to doing things that actually make me money.

        Thanks guys!
        No worries :rolleyes: Don't waste another minute chap. I'm surprised with all those "Stay productive" apps in your signature that you've just come to that conclusion.

        LeeLee - Forums are not democracies.

        If people would only read the dang rules before posting it would all be so clear.

        Show of hands. How many have actually read the rules? Gosh I wish I had a hand raised pix to insert.
        Very well said indeed Sir.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sam England


        Crazy Redneck Relatives...always eatin popcorn...

        We have a special door prize here...

        First person to successfully tell me if my cousin is a she or a he...WINS!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
          Originally Posted by Sam England View Post



          Crazy Redneck Relatives...always eatin popcorn...

          We have a special door prize here...

          First person to successfully tell me if my cousin is a she or a he...WINS!!
          Judging by what looks like light hair on the chest, lots of tattoos, and broad shoulders...

          It's a she!

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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    I have belonged to different forums since the 90's. I can remember feeling very frustrated when I was told to like it or leave it. Now there was only a fraction of people online then and so much was new. We didn't necessarily understand that forums were not democracies.

    Forums are not democracies.

    If people would only read the dang rules before posting it would all be so clear.

    Show of hands. How many have actually read the rules? Gosh I wish I had a hand raised pix to insert.
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    Definitely a HE! What do I win?
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by LeeLee View Post

      Definitely a HE! What do I win?
      Come on chap, you know that's Sams pretty lady cousin.

      Don't be so dam rude.
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      • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Come on chap, you know that's Sams pretty lady cousin.

        Don't be so dam rude.
        I dont' know Sam so I didn't know his cousin was previously known here. I surely meant no offense. Just as I am sure you really don't mean to call me chap when I am also female.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by LeeLee View Post

          I dont' know Sam so I didn't know his cousin was previously known here. I surely meant no offense. Just as I am sure you really don't mean to call me chap when I am also female.
          Dam! You got me there. My sincerest apologies madam.

          As for Sams cousin, this is Redneck territory, does that really look like a man to you?

          (Just so you're aware, this is just a bit of tongue in cheek joking, I think that part may have passed you by....)
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          • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
            "(Just so you're aware, this is just a bit of tongue in cheek joking, I think that part may have passed you by....) "

            Like they say it isn't always apparent in text. BTW I'm a rebel born though not bred in NC
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Is this what people common quote as "viral threads"? Guess OP has some skills after all. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam England
    Originally Posted by Gujju Boy View Post

    Ok..Now someone from the mods please lock this thread
    How bout we put a ban on popcorn...



    That's my thoughts...
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Originally Posted by Gujju Boy View Post

    Ok..Now someone from the mods please lock this thread

    The OP had a stick up his craw to dictate how the forum should be ran...

    Now you want to step up and fill the role that he failed to fill?

    Tsk, tsk...

    There is something to be said for threads like this.

    If the first set of posts teach a valuable lesson, there can be a strong argument made for keeping the thread on page one, so more newbies will find it, read it, consume it, and learn the lessons taught in it.

    The only reason threads like this one are ever allowed to stay in the forum is as a teaching lesson to other Warriors about how things are done and why...

    And if it has survived this long, any mechanism to keep it on page one, so long as it is not angry or disrespectful, is worthy of using so that the thread can keep on teaching the lessons it had taught.

    Besides that -- it is now in Off-Topic forum, where it will be allowed to live in perpetuity.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    That original animated popcorn eating thing...what IS it?

    I think it looks funny but it worries me that I might be admiring something nasty. LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Gotta give props to the OP for one thing ... for a new guy, he sure managed to get a lot views and comments for his first thread. :rolleyes:


    Do you think he'll ever be back?
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Gotta give props to the OP for one thing ... for a new guy, he sure managed to get a lot views and comments for his first thread. :rolleyes:


      Do you think he'll ever be back?

      92% of posters never return to the arguments they start.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        92% of posters never return to the arguments they start.
        What a coincidence. I've heard 92% of marketers make up their own statistics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    The fact that there are rules is what I like.

    It keeps the riff-raff away, and upholds a standard.

    Hey, we all enjoy some fun, and we all have opinions, but it's all in how you present things.

    Presentation is the key to successful constructive criticism.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      entertaining to watch the ones who keep digging
      :p When I see one who just keeps arguing his "point" no matter how many explanations he gets I get the urge to scream "stop digging and put down the damned shovel".

      If someone insists on continuing to dig a deeper hole, the least we can do as fellow warriors is fill in the hole so someone else doesn't fall in. If he doesn't want to climb out first, well....

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      Every child needs a pet because every family needs an optimist

      Saving one dog will not save the world....but will forever change the world for one dog.
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