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ok, kids, let's play nice(28 posts)
|ok, kids, let's play nice||DougSloan|
Dec 11, 2003 8:20 AM
|Please stop the personal attacks, baiting, trolling on a personal level, name calling, vulgar/obscene language, etc. I really don't want to have to stop the car and come back there. Most people here do not want to read all that crap, and I don't want to have to intervene. Let's keep it respectful and civil. If you have a gripe with the way the moderation is taking place, please email me, Gregg, or post in Site Suggestions.
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|he hit me first (nm)||bill105|
Dec 11, 2003 8:38 AM
|See? Bill's already started up again! (nm)||Cory|
Dec 11, 2003 8:44 AM
|Ok, not a peep for 30 minutes. nm||DougSloan|
Dec 11, 2003 8:45 AM
|re: ok, kids, let's play nice||jtolleson|
Dec 11, 2003 8:41 AM
|Thanks Dougie! I've been a little scarce of late and thus feel very clueless about who is who (whom), who is fighting with who (whom), why people are mad at each other, and who is kidding (and who is not).
But I do know that one of the reasons I've grown weary of the "Love Forum" at Bicycling.com is that every discussion devolves into juvenile name calling and no real substance.
Shame to see any of it here.
(drawing invisible line down the middle of the car seat and telling siblings not to poke me).
|IME, the best way to drive off pests is to||OldEdScott|
Dec 11, 2003 8:50 AM
|absolutely refuse to acknowledge their existence. No matter what annoying thing they say, ignore 'em. The reason they're pests in the first place is they're desperate for attention; if you engage them, you're just feeding their compulsions and neuroses. Give them nothing but glacial silence and they'll eventually go away.
Of course, I make exception to that rule for Steam. Poor Steam has earned the right to be listened to, a little.
|re: ok, kids, let's play nice||MJ|
Dec 11, 2003 8:52 AM
|No_sprint "Where is the libby outrage?" 12/11/03 8:17am
is it ok that No Sprint keeps calling me a Eunuch or are you gonna say something? is this over the line? from the tone of your post it appears it is - are you gonna delete his posts or not?
or do you wanna delete this point I posted too?
|LOL! Have some cheese too! nm||No_sprint|
Dec 11, 2003 8:56 AM
|as I said, just alert me||DougSloan|
Dec 11, 2003 8:56 AM
|Gone. I've done every single thing you have requested. Right? Why the attitude?|
|as I said, just alert me||No_sprint|
Dec 11, 2003 9:06 AM
|Funny how he whines and cries about the situation he brought upon himself.|
Dec 11, 2003 9:48 AM
|it seems to me that you were the only person to ever threaten anyone else here with violence and then duck out...|
|yep - fair comment - sorry - nm||MJ|
Dec 11, 2003 9:33 AM
|Did he really hurt you?||Spoiler|
Dec 11, 2003 9:18 AM
|Honestly. He doesn't know you well enough to hurt you. You don't know him well enough to hurt him. I agree with lots of your political views. But allowing yourself to be dragged down into this childness is embarrassing. If it was two rabit conservatives acting like this, I'd be silently, or not so silently, encouraging them to escalate the fight.
I'm not trying to come off as parental. I'm just trying to save face for us liberals.
Which ever one of you posts an apology to the other will be the winner.
Of course all of this is coming from the alpha smart-ass himself, but try to consider it nonetheless.
Dec 11, 2003 9:51 AM
|it's been entertaining baiting for me
he keeps digging deeper holes for himself - jesus challenging someone to a fight on the net - how freaking stupid must he be?
anyways - when somebody does go down that route I don't think it's right to just ignore it - ultimately it's more than just the fight idiocy it's the general nastiness that needs to be addressed
|you mean like this one||bill105|
Dec 11, 2003 10:00 AM
|that you posted below to me earlier? no provocation, having a discussion then you launch into the "running your mouth" bit. look in a mirror.
Posted by: MJ
Dec-11-03, 08:49 AM
"not that again.."
and do you think that Halliburton's profits are going to be plowed back into reducing the record breaking deficit level or into profits?
hmmm I wonder
it's pretty self-evident - forbidding Euro companies from involvement in Iraqi reconstruction while asking those same countries for financial assistance with reconstruction isn't going to impress anyone - and certainly won't diminish the ever growing deficit
will it? do you have anything of substance to say or are you just running your mouth again?
|anything to keep you on point||MJ|
Dec 11, 2003 10:03 AM
|insults related to your posts and general ignorance are warranted
you haven't addressed any of my points below - you make general assertions poorly - keep it up - you are making yourself out to be a world class idiot
|anything to keep you on point||bill105|
Dec 11, 2003 10:18 AM
|i have addressed anything i think you might understand. i try to keep it simple but since its getting late over there i guess youre having a hard time with reason. your points are refuted, and very well so, by both myself and others and your general lack of dicipline and propensity to name call when challenged clearly illustrate your child like thinking. as far as your "threat" to vote in the next election, i bet thats a bluff and ruse to make your points here relevant, which they never were.|
Dec 12, 2003 8:23 AM
|Do you by chance see the irony that you refer to someone as stupid in a thread to remind people to keep a civil tone with one another?|
|we need a penalty box. (.....or maybe a stick.) nm||128|
Dec 12, 2003 9:15 AM
|a penalty box would be great||DougSloan|
Dec 12, 2003 10:06 AM
|It would be nice if I could just hit a button and suspend somone's IP for a while. The way it works now, I either have to be attentative and draconian and keep deleting entire messages, or attempt to actually communicate and reason with people. A penalty box would be sooo easy... ;-)
|My first thought was to tax the offenders||128|
Dec 12, 2003 10:39 AM
|But the Libs liked the pain and the Cons wanted a credit for time served. Got complicated.|
|Let's celebrate RBR Festivus this year. Virtual Festivus.||OldEdScott|
Dec 12, 2003 11:12 AM
|The 'Airing of Grievances' would be grand!|
|Let's do it! December 23rd will be RBR Festivus! Details?||DougSloan|
Dec 15, 2003 10:22 AM
|"Festivus is a holiday held on 23 December of each year. It was created as a response to the commercialism of the other December holidays. Its slogan is "Festivus, a holiday for the rest of us".
The Festivus celebration includes three major components.
The Festivus Pole - display of an unadorned aluminum pole, apparently in opposition to the commercialization of the decorated Christmas trees.
The Airing of Grievances - where the celebrant tells their friends and family all of the instances where they disappointed the celebrant that year.
The Feats of Strength - where the head of the family tests their strength against one participant. Festivus is not considered over until the head of the family has been pinned. A participant is allowed to decline to attempt to pin the head of the family only if they have something better to do instead."
|don't make me turn this car around.||rufus|
Dec 11, 2003 10:00 AM
|cause i'll do it.|
|What is this Jerry Springer review?-nm-||CARBON110|
Dec 11, 2003 10:13 AM
|What is this Jerry Springer review?-nm-||bill105|
Dec 11, 2003 10:20 AM
|yeah, except the british carpetbagger episode with bad teeth and all|
|I reserve the right to totally disregard this thread.||critmass|
Dec 12, 2003 12:26 AM
|No_Significance is a dolt.
The real cost of Dubya's lies:
538 grieving families
Total U.S. wounded: 2572
Christopher Wesley, 26, Portland Oregon,1st Bat., 23rd Inf. Reg., 3rd Brig., Hostile fire, 9 km NE of Balad.
|Penalty box! Thanks for the reminders about the killers...||No_sprint|
Dec 15, 2003 7:45 AM
|We'll get 'em.|| |