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Old 07-04-2006, 01:49 PM   #21
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Interesting responses. Thanks!.

Nords. Just answer the bloody questions. If I ever get a book published that makes money I'll send you (but only you) a lump of coal. There's your quid pro quo. And here I was thinking that all you ER types already had enough money. Boy was I wrong. :P
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Re: How old were you when your retired early?
Old 07-04-2006, 06:50 PM   #22
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All,

When I asked my questions, I did not expect to get answers. Who, after all, would post their net worth on a board? No one did. The questions intentionally provocative and were asked to see what the response would be and to get an idea of the personalities.

While I didnít actually think that anyone would answer, I was surprised how quickly angered respondents were. I thought ERs would be mellower. I was also surprised at how many people wanted money for their answers or were upset at the thought that someone might profit from the answers.

Here are some of the responses:

1. If you're using this board and its posters to benefit your book (and presumably its profits), how are you going to deliver a quid pro quo?

2. How much are you paying for this information? Usually people get paid whenthey take part in a consumer survey.

Next there were responses that accused me of just being lazy or insinuated that I wasn't entitled to ask the questions, to wit:

1. The OP needs to roll up his/her shirt sleeves and do some homework on the posts in this forum. It SEEMS the OP wants a shortcut.
2. Maybe its [sic] that the people on this board don't like to be mined for information by someone who hasn't done his/her work beforehand.
3. I think it's fair for a respondent to expect you to demonstrate your credibility.

Whatís that all about?

And then of course there was this classic response:

Go away, asshole.

Iíve been ERed for 2 years now, and have been working on a book. This experience has given me an idea to study the personality types of ERs. Are all ER so testy?

Sorry I got everyone so pissed off.

Going away,

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:12 PM   #23
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When I asked my questions, I did not expect to get answers. Who, after all, would post their net worth on a board? No one did. The questions intentionally provocative and were asked to see what the response would be and to get an idea of the personalities.


Well, that isn't very nice.
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:25 PM   #24
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Maybe you need to go check the definition of provocative ?
Of course if your post wasnt provocative enuff the response to Nords was.

I did like the use of the word bloody though
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:59 PM   #25
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Dang, all the snappy answers are already taken, although mine was going to be pretty close to Brewers...

I predict a short and unhappy career in writing for this fine fellow...followed by a long and unhappy career asking "would you like fries with that? I'm just asking because I wanna be provocative and see how you'll respond!"
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Iíve been ERed for 2 years now, and have been working on a book. This experience has given me an idea to study the personality types of ERs. Are all ER so testy?
Waitaminnit-- ER'd, working on a book, trolling...

*****?!?
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When I asked my questions, I did not expect to get answers. Who, after all, would post their net worth on a board? No one did. The questions intentionally provocative and were asked to see what the response would be and to get an idea of the personalities.

While I didnít actually think that anyone would answer, I was surprised how quickly angered respondents were. I thought ERs would be mellower. I was also surprised at how many people wanted money for their answers or were upset at the thought that someone might profit from the answers.
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Patience grasshopper.

The truth lies in reading though the old threads. What? - you want it easy!

We don't do no stinking easy.

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Waitaminnit-- ER'd, working on a book, trolling...

*****?!?
Heh, funny, I just had the same thought. But h0suc wouldn't gve up that easily, nor would his posts be that short.
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When I asked my questions, I did not expect to get answers. Who, after all, would post their net worth on a board? No one did. The questions intentionally provocative and were asked to see what the response would be and to get an idea of the personalities.
I was staying out of this one but that quote has to be the biggest pile of BS I have read in a long while. Now this idiot is writing a book about emotional volatility in ER'ers? Gimme a break.
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When I asked my questions, I did not expect to get answers. Who, after all, would post their net worth on a board? No one did.
Maybe it's time for a serious answer to what seems to be a lack of same in the questions.

Roscaroo, if you'd actually done a little research on this board you'd have found the poll where we anonymously posted our net worths. It's an entertaining thread, too, because no one can agree to a common definition of net worth. (It makes the GAAP guys look like carefree gunslingers.) You'd have also found the answers to the rest of your questions, as well as enough material for several books.

If you'd lurked this board for a while you'd have noticed that the same topics tend to recycle. Your questions will all be answered again over the next year in one way or another over 50,000 posts, despite your insistence that no one would possibly debate such intimate topics on an Internet discussion board. And you're really gonna love the threads on vasectomies, medical problems, hormonal changes, diapers (both kid's & adult's), and other topics that just can't be brought up at a face-to-face social gathering-- outside of Jerry Springer's little get-togethers.

We're tired of being pestered by people like you who want us to do your research and your writing. A simple "What can you do for us?" question quickly separates the serious authors from the ones just here to raise a little ruckus.

So ruck you, pal...
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INTJ

Ain't that Greany's turf?? Thought we been there - done that.

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What Nords said!

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Darn, no questions about kayaks...
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and I've been watching porno movies for a research project.
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Let's hear it for hard science!
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You people spend a lot of time on the posting of one troll!
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You people spend a lot of time on the posting of one troll!
Nah, he has got to be long gone. We're just turning the pile.
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and I've been watching porno movies for a research project.
So hows your research coming ?

I think a more interesting question would be who was the first to come and then retire early
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