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Old 06-20-2008, 08:15 AM   #41
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One can't take things on Internet forums too seriously. I figured that out back in the BBS days. The wide range of opinions and experiences is interesting, but keep in mind that the poster may be someone with nothing better to do than incite riots.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:55 AM   #42
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I agree with Walt.

I have been on some boards with some horrid people before and this group is pretty tame.

Also there is some really sick beyond words people out there. I have read some internet boards where the comments were so awful it stuck with me for a long time. I just couldn't believe anyone thought like that.

Also the advice on staying out of the soap box might be a good idea.



I never took politics as serious as some people do I guess. I have seen people get into screaming arguments over some political thing. I look at it like this. If you think Bush is god great that is your opinion and if you think he is the worst president in history that is fine too.

There will always be a few rotten people on a board of any size but there are so many nice people on here it's worth staying.

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There will always be a few rotten people on a board of any size but there are so many nice people on here it's worth staying.

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I agree with Walt.

I have been on some boards with some horrid people before and this group is pretty tame.

Also there is some really sick beyond words people out there. I have read some internet boards where the comments were so awful it stuck with me for a long time. I just couldn't believe anyone thought like that.

Also the advice on staying out of the soap box might be a good idea.



I never took politics as serious as some people do I guess. I have seen people get into screaming arguments over some political thing. I look at it like this. If you think Bush is god great that is your opinion and if you think he is the worst president in history that is fine too.

There will always be a few rotten people on a board of any size but there are so many nice people on here it's worth staying.

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The soap box section here is quite tame. It seems to be just some people who would like to rant about politics. I have not read much in the way of agressive name calling and dangerous attacks. Am I missing something? I am sitting on my porch typing on a computer and putting something in digital space. Better not to waste others time posting trivial blabber, but then who dictates taste?
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Maybe all the crap the mods delete?
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Now THERES a revenue generating opportunity if I ever saw one. Put all the mod deleted porn and snappy user posts into a private forum and charge $5 a month to read it.
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Maybe all the crap the mods delete?

Mods don't really delete much at all - except boat loads of spam. Are you feeling picked on?
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Mods don't really delete much at all -
Hey, better be careful. Marketing 101 says a lot about the importance of creating customer expectations...
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The only real snippy stuff is the political talk, which is hard to avoid in almost any forum (but at least the good ones isolate political talk into one easy-to-avoid forum, like this one does).

Avoiding the Soap Box can reduce blood pressure by 10 points, I'll bet, for those who are tired of all-politics-all-the-time and tired of people who seem to turn everything into politics.

Most of the people I've known who are obsessed with politics and bring it into every discussion are among the most bitter and unhappy people I've known.
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I have to say I don't know anyone in real life who doesn't talk about politics. Sure I guess ignorance can bring a kind of bliss, but I enjoy the energy and passion of my friends and relatives. I will miss dex and his contributions, including those on politics!

One dictionary definition of politics:
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Hey, if you can avoid that I guess you're golden!
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REWahoo and cfb - yup - as long as it's snappy 'porn', I'll bite ;-) Heck, I need a good laugh lately - babysitting new college grads who had the honor of going to a top rated school for free and yet seem to think life sucks is getting old - listening to their inane comments said with such bravado and confidence is grating - can't wait 'til I'm done with this particular gig the end of July....why, oh, why do people who have issues with authority go into the military
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Now THERES a revenue generating opportunity if I ever saw one. Put all the mod deleted porn and snappy user posts into a private forum and charge $5 a month to read it.
Whoa.

Even better, the people who'd be paying $5/month are largely the same people generating the content!

How much would people pay to be able to read the moderator's discussions?

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...why, oh, why do people who have issues with authority go into the military
Because otherwise being in command would be so boring!

After an unfortunate series of groundings & collisions, the submarine force lassoed together all those malcontents and gave them the burden of "forceful backup". You can question authority whenever you want but you'd better be able to show your calculations and explain your work.

I don't know if the Air Force has a similar saying, but in the Navy it's: "Hey, that's why COs get the big command bucks." Hopefully command pay is not still $100/month.
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Thanks for the kind words - I'll take your advise
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Thanks for the kind words - I'll take your advise

First I want to thank those who took the time to write me a private message and to post to this thread. It was nice to receive the kind words. I never really though my posts might have actually influenced anyone.

So I will be back - and not using a revolving door.

Not to single anyone out but I will be taking Telly's advise on how to approach reading the posts on this board. He reminded me of Poseidon rising out of the sea to give a wayward ship a push in the right direction.

There are some people here and I know I still have things to learn from their experiences. If others can learn from my experinces; so much the better.
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Good for you Dex.
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Welcome back, Dex. I'm glad you decided to return.
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Dex! Welcome back. I missed you.
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What an interesting thread! Welcome back, Dex. I've enjoyed your posts and was sorry to see you go.
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Dex, glad you're back!
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