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Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

It's already happened Steven. Thanks
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

I'm not sure what to make of that but thanks (sincerely) for the acknowledgement.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Thanks, you're very perceptive. Ha-ha! I don't expect to abolish the bullies in here. I only expect to raise awareness. I've accomplished that whether you like it or not.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Oh horny one (lol)... Wisdom will carry you far. When you drop a pebble into a lake, the lake ripples. Something always happens. It is inevitable. Seeds are planted. Those that are wise will learn....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Well then a mod would have to determine who is the aggressor right? I wonder if he's smart enough to figure it out? He could simply read my posts and then read your posts. He could then ban whomever...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

You starting to feel threatened Mike? Yea... you can identify with a lot of what I've said huh? Everybody watch this one. He's a real gunslinger! ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

I have clearly demonstrated that you're not doing enough. You should resign. If you were in my company, you would have been fired a long time ago. Keeping an overly-aggressive bully out of a forum is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

It's interesting to me, and very telling, how not one person that has debated this issue has talked about how this forum could improve if it did not tolerate overly-aggressive behavior within. It...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

I think Paul should answer this one. It was a question directly asked to him.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Please explain to me what's vague and non-specific about the fact that you have an obligation to stand up against overly-aggressive behavior in this forum by certain members?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Geesh, wait for him to answer it Dan. :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

I'll probably get banned for that one. Ha-ha!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

By chance are you a member of the Tea Party? That would explain a lot. :p
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Hi Frank. I love Christopher Hitchens. Thanks for quoting him! To address; yes, there is proof throughout the forums. Just open your eyes and look around. :) If you don't see bullying for what it is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

That's a copout and you know it. You can definitely enforce banning of overly-aggressive behavior but you choose not to. I suppose you think parenting a teen is an exercise in futility? What do you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Bully Definitions:

1. Bullying may be defined as the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically or mentally.
2. A person who is habitually cruel or...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

My unwillingness to provide specific examples seems to be matched by your unwillingness to concede that the behavior in this forum should match that of what's expected in a professional place of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Wow. Just wow! I can't believe you're a moderator. And therein lies the problem folks. As I've been saying, it all starts with the owners and the mods.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Well, that's like saying the fat kid in this video is the bully because he stood up to the bullies. Watch him body slam that little jerk. I'll bet that hurt! ;)

Bully Gets Slammed By Fat Kid The...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Thanks for the diplomatic reply. I think the disconnect is that you see it as a place where there are time when it's OK to treat someone so aggressively and I see it no different than the business...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Paul, you don't like me and I don't like you. We've established that. But I do respect your attempt to "try" and deal with aggressive behavior if in fact you do according to this post. But I've got...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

And that's coming from the devil. A horny one at that. Ha-ha!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Will do. ;)



On the contrary, if you feel you need to request that someone search the forum to give specific examples of someone (particularly the repeat offenders) being overly-aggressive and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Are you trying to tell me you've never seen intimidation and overly-aggressive behavior in here by (particulary) certain members? Be honest now Mark.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Wow, by your definition, a lot of jerks just got let off the hook. I suppose if one does not beat their wife than they could never commit spouse abuse right? That's how absurd your argument is. The...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Well, that's like saying the fat kid in this video is the bully because he stood up to the bullies. Watch him body slam that little jerk. I'll bet that hurt! ;)

Bully Gets Slammed By Fat Kid The...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

A forum owner and moderators set the standard and tone just like a business owner and low-level managers set the tone and standard for their business. If they tolerate overly-aggressive behavior,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

And that about sums it up. Thanks for having the courage to speak up nik0.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Seems like a lot of people identify with my posts. They're frigging coming out of the woodwork! :D
It's OK. There's a built-in clan mentality that's not much different than protecting your brother...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Guts is enough. Watch this and think. :)

FULL METAL JACKET - THE VIRGIN MARY SCENE - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

It's all too easy to pass it off as "in" or "over-used". That would be like saying that all this attention over the ACA means that we're becoming a nation of whiners about healthcare because a lot of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

That's a pretty immature statement Ken. Would you call trying to do something to stop bullying in schools being a crybaby? Than why on earth would you call it that in the business world? A previous...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

I believe that would be the exception to the rule. That and running out in the street, etc. Quite different from a repeated pattern of bullying that some in this forum display.


I hate laywers....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Steven, I wouldn't call you a bully because you're not one. But I don't think you understand the distinction. Nobody's talking about someone saying "go look it up". I'm talking about obvious patterns...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

No. I consider bullying to be abusive.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Paul, with respect, just because we have different approaches doesn't mean my approach is counter-productive. If you want specifics, you'll need to be in a thread where I'm specifically calling out...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Abusive? How ironic you should use such a word.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Not at all. Here's what I wrote before. You may not have read it:

"Steven, I'm sorry that your takeaway was that, because you felt they were right about the business stuff, they had a right to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Do I really have to do your research for you Paul? Look up the word bullying. Understand it's definition and then simply apply it to the forum in the same manner you'd apply it to the school your son...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

No, I'm comparing bullies to rape. It was just used to make a point just like I used spouse abuse to make a point. The ones that beat their spouses are bullies. This is no great revelation. Look it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Not unless you identify with it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

And that is what I've done.


What if you were to instead say, "That was uncalled for. There is a difference between disagreeing and being a complete jerk. Learn diplomacy or I'll report you to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Steven, I'm sorry that your takeaway was that, because you felt they were right about the business stuff, they had a right to bully you. That's like if a wife were slapped and beat up because her...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Mike, I don't have time to go through the forum and pull out every example of when someones been a complete a**hole. Do your own search. They're not hard to find.



Thanks and that was the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 08:26 AM
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Views: 8,121
Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Paul, I'm not responsible for helping you understand what a bully is. Look up the definition and you've got your answer. Then apply it to the forum wherever it fits. It's really that simple.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd October 2013, 09:17 PM
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Views: 8,121
Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

In your mind. I don't own the forum nor do I moderate it. Therefore, the only vehicle I have is a tiny voice. Call that voice vague if you will but I've clearly defined an issue in this forum and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd October 2013, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Really? Wow! I suppose I could say that since you replied to my post, I consider it an act of hostility. That makes about as much sense.



That's why I posted.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd October 2013, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Another important point has not been mentioned. At least some people are turned off by forum bullies. You know the ones. They can't just comment, they take great pride in intimidating others....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 05:39 PM
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Views: 778
Posted By Giftys
Re: FREE first page adwords advertising ...

Very well said. There are many pathways to the same destination. What works for one might not work for the other. It's worth testing it to know for sure, esp. because it's so easy and inexpensive to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By Giftys
Re: I have a domain with the word Nike on it, is it a problem?

I got cease and desist for "realtor" and "onesie". Both are trademarked. Who knew? :p
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,843
Posted By Giftys
Re: Negative SEO is Alive and Well

There is no way you can prove that. That would be like me saying I'm 99.99% sure that you have no life and/or need attention because you have 12,000 posts in this forum . There's no way I can prove...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,843
Posted By Giftys
Re: Negative SEO is Alive and Well

That speaks to not only the true spammers but those that were collateral damage. If I were them, I wouldn't brag about that statistic. It's a sad statement to how they've handled the whole thing and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,843
Posted By Giftys
Re: Negative SEO is Alive and Well

Mike, you're reading quite a lot into it and making a lot of assumptions. What I'm saying is pretty simple. When you spend time and money with a company, you're investing in that company. When that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 06:56 PM
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Views: 1,843
Posted By Giftys
Re: Negative SEO is Alive and Well

When you spend any amount of time or money with a brand, you're investing in that brand. Pretty simple.

Are you sure you're not Mike Anthony with a second account? :p
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