Started by 1111, May 24, 2008, 11:24:09 am
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QuoteI`m an easy going type and don`t care for the wind-up merchants or those who consider themselves to be the oracles of the forum. People who throw a bomb into a conversation to test peoples reactions and then when questioned or asked to support there arguements run to some other part of the forum rather than admit they are wrong.
QuoteI must admit I discussed my leaving the site yesterday with a few people as I was (am) tired of the constant bickering.I appreciate that I am certainly one of the main culprits and as ARH said I have an amazing ability to get people's backs up (which I took as a compliment ::)).For my part, I am not going to leave the site - which will no doubt disappoint some people ;D - but will change my virtual persona as, has ARH also pointed out, I am an ace bloke. ;)I was developing into someone who's only real reason to come onto the site was to see who Jonners, Fishy and Slim were pissing off at the time, (see, I can name names :P) and then respond to them, almost on behalf of what I perceived as a majority. It seems clear that if I simply ignore posts that I dont necessary like/enjoy/agree with, this is the best reaction.I will also offer an example where Slim posted "Rush should feck off and retire" and also doctored the word "feck" so the censor didn't work, which to my ideal is babyish and a ridiculous thing to find on a Rush site. On an anti-Rush site for anti-Rush fans, fair enough. But not here. The way that phrase was delivered I objected to and said so. Most people then construed this as me whinging. :( I made an objection and was shot down for doing so. No constructive criticism, no apology, no defence of the post, nothing.Anyway, it is mainly Slim that's bothered me recently - I can cope with Jonners and Fishy's tomfoolery. I am going to send him a PM next week when I've had a think about what I want to say. As he is a nice guy in real life, I want to at least make some effort to "shake hands".I've had over 5 years on this site, most of it has been good banter and the meet-ups have always been a great occasion and I've met some good mates which I would have never met if this place didnt exist.So, my advice to people leaving or thinking about it, dont. Stick around. Maybe cut down the number of visits you make for a few weeks or months. See what happens. :)My apologies to those people who I spoke to, emailed and texted yesterday. I was being a drama queen. Plus, the missus wouldn't back me up. :PThanks guysVT. :)
QuoteBut why do the likes of Breesey and Slim etc, (who are really nice blokes btw), have to make 'offending' posts?
QuotePlease don't ask for that to be explained, surely you know what I mean... :)
QuoteYou just agreed with BlackpoolPhil's post and then did exactly what he said shouldn't happen ie drop one and run, something I don't do.
Quote What? :-?But I haven't cut and run! :-/ Phil said in one post what I've been trying to say in quite a few. I simply agreed with his post, because it was what I'm trying to say. I haven't left anyone or anything in limbo? :o
QuoteThere are people on here who in a normal social situation I know I would avoid because I`m an easy going type and don`t care for the wind-up merchants or those who consider themselves to be the oracles of the forum. People who throw a bomb into a conversation to test peoples reactions and then when questioned or asked to support there arguements run to some other part of the forum rather than admit they are wrong.
QuoteSorry to see Gman go but I can't get my head around people leaving for those reasons.
QuoteI rely on the mods to make any further controls beyond those I make myself on my own posts. I think once, maybe twice, I have had a post modded.
QuoteThen given how liberal the mods are, your post(s) must have been utterly outrageous and suffered a deserved fate. :D ::) ;)
QuoteMay we, then, in the same spirit, ask you to support this claim? I'm interested in particular to know how you can determine a "bomb" intended to "test peoples' reactions" from a legitimately expressed, sincerely held opinion. Please share that with us.
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