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Offline Izzie45895

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RE: I have a better idea...WHAT??????
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2008, 03:11:51 AM »
What are you going to ban next? Motorcycles? Hot cars? Pics of sunsets? Prayer requests?

There have been some pretty lively debates here on political subjects. Banning them is giving in to one person who loves to troll. Not a great attitude.

I personally don't think this needs to be turned int another 'Big Brother' forum. The folks around here do a pretty good job of chastizing their own.

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RE: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2008, 03:58:02 AM »
Should people be banned for being jerks? It's one thing to ban someone because they continue to break posting rules despite being warned. It's another to ban someone because you don't like what they have to say; or their manner of delivery.
I've only been here a short time, but it seems to me that one needs some pretty thick skin to hang out discussing politics in the back room. I've only voiced political opinions a few times, but I have already been called a liar twice. a socialist, and "the opposition". I have even made demeaning posts in reference to responses.  I have read insults, racial slurs, and statements that could be construed as outright threats posted from one member to another. All of this type of behavior is against GTA forum rules. Even this thread is basically against forum rules. (no personal attacks against other members)
If the rules are going to be enforced; they should be enforced in every case-regardless of member social status.
I think that ignoring the posts or posters that one finds offensive/combative/ignorant/troll-like/stupid/blasphemous...might be the best bet. For one, I'm ashamed of getting sucked in to some of the threads I've been part of. My solution= stay out of them if I can't be constructive and polite.
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Re: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2008, 04:27:51 AM »
I totally agree with Jeff on this... I haven't been attacked, but I also have kept out of it and haven't been reading any of his posts anymore either.
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RE: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2008, 04:48:48 AM »
Timmy, I hear you loud & clear buddy but what has he really done to be banned,I began feeding into his garbage & acted no differnt than him,should I be banned also & if I'm banned for my part,who-else should be banned for their participation,I could name 4-5 right off the top of my bald head  :o   INSANITY: Doing The Same -Thing Over Again & Expecting A Different Result!!!!!!!!! :p  This is exactly what we've been doing. We keep trying to get through to this guy with no success,over & over & over again!  INSANE :o Just don't allow him to rent free space in your head,then he can't,we all know his style....IGNORE HIM!   Hell, there are many times that I'm the biggest A$$-HOLE around,  Guess What,,,,,I still get respect from most of this GREAT FORUM!!!!!!!  FUGEDDABOUDEMMMMM,,,,DON'T EVEN DHINK ABOUDEMMM!!! :D  :D  :D
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Offline Izzie45895

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RE: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2008, 05:05:13 AM »
Hehehe! That's a good one!

"Never argue with pig, it just frustrates you and annoys the pig."

Have you put that one in the 'Random Quotes' yet?? Hehehehehe!

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Offline Curioguy

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RE: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2008, 05:15:58 AM »
David stated:  â€œRather than ban Mahonri, or Curioguy, or Timmy, or eliminate the Back Room, let’s ban political discussion here”.   Why even consider that?  After all it is the back room and if an individual finds that their skin is too thin for the Back Room then stay out!  Also, I find it interesting that you include me and Timmy (of all people) in your post.  Did I miss a suggestion that the two of us be considered to be banned?    I know that I initiated a post that brought this issue to the surface and I, like some others, even ended up adding a little gasoline to the fire, but why mention Timmy?  Was it that he dared to bring up the banning of this person?  Was it a Freudian slip on your part? Am I just reading too much into the post? Sorry if I am.  I don’t want to start another p***ing contest.  I guess my skin is getting a little too thin, or, just maybe a little sore.

BTW, I haven’t noticed any warnings from the administrators or received a PM regarding my conduct so I can presume, at this time, that no one has been hurt or that no rules were broken. If so, I can be taken to the wood shed for a whipping if necessary.  

Dang it, I have to stay out of this room!  It’s getting addictive.


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My 2 cents . . .
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2008, 05:21:52 AM »
Gonna ban me because I post controversial stuff, too? As long as we're civil, there is no problem. We allknow what'personal attack' is and that really is uncalled for in a close community, so let's not do that.
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As for what people post, it has to do with their perspective and beliefs. I usually seem way out in right field, but I spent alot of time researching the validity of my 'points' of information. Others hear and see the media propaganda as truth, then base their beliefs on the lies they've been told. That is going to cause contention, but that is exactly what the NWO wants to do ~ divide and conquer!
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RE: My 2 cents . . .
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2008, 05:59:15 AM »
I think we should have a banned member gate :D  I will probably be right there with the family :o  :o  :o LOL!
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Re: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2008, 06:54:43 AM »
The bar for banning should be higher than just being disagreeable and/or lacking basic social skills.
As long as it stays in the Back Room I don't personally see the harm, within the forum rules (which are pretty wide open re: the Back Room).
He can be ignored, or countered, or even educated.
I did respond so I am guilty. But it was kind of interesting. The Back Room should remain interesting, otherwise what's the point? Anyway, it's not as though he insulted Patsy Cline. Now THAT should be in the forum rules.
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Re: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2008, 06:58:03 AM »
Oh yeah. 100%. Let's not mess up the Back Room. I guess what's gonna happen, barring some intervention by the forum managers, is that everyone's gonna deal with the dude as they feel fit, individually. Cool with me.

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Offline Curioguy

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Re: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2008, 07:14:51 AM »
Hey Joe, I’ll nominate you and you can nominate me for the Banned Member Gate.  Could be fun! After all, those of us with hot Italian blood have a way of sticking our foot in our mouths.  

Or, instead of the Banned Member Gate we can give out the AOTW (A$$h**e Of The Week) award.  

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Re: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2008, 07:19:29 AM »
AOTW...LMAO

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Re: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2008, 07:20:09 AM »
ALL THE TIME!!! :D
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RE: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2008, 07:20:32 AM »
This is exactly the reason I tend to stay out of these things :-(!  You two seem to be leading the charge, so I turned it around, from Mahonri's point of view, I figured he has good reason to want both of you banned.  Do I agree with or even like what he has to say?  Probably not, but then, I'm not especially crazy about a lot of your posts, either.  So, no, not Freudian, and yes, you are getting thin skinned.  Or maybe I'm just getting cranky, us old farts get that way sometimes.  You are right about one thing, though, if you don't like the heat, stay out of the kitchen.  That's the primary reason I mostly avoid the Back Room, a little too much irrelevant bull$hit in my opinion, and life is just too short for that.  And this, so I'm going to go do something more pleasant, like dig some more fence post holes.  BTW, I'm as entitled to my opinions as you are to yours, so don't be getting in my face about it.  Yup, definitely getting cranky.  Later.

Dave

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Re: Poll,, Lets Vote,,
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2008, 07:34:07 AM »

I can't take credit for coming up with the award.  Got the idea from

http://www.grouchyoldcripple.com/archives/006025.html