What is the deal with that other forum? I hate to tell tales out of school, but it's been quite the broken toilet recently. Sure, you can pee in it, but the turds floating in it are still there. I stopped posting there regularly when the commies couldn't keep from flooding the board with their propaganda, nor could the elders and their band of flying monkeys keep from looking down their noses at opposing viewpoints, and then circling and attacking. But lately it's been out of hand. I feel unclean when browsing through there.<br><br>It's almost like creeping yourself out on a page about ghost stories... then you have to go to a happy site before you can go to bed. Same deal with that other forum. Out, damned spot!!!<br><br>
I believe you see a difference, but I really don't. There has been some response to the return of JC, and that GOP dude with an avatar remarkably like someone else's , but otherwise, I don't see anything really outrageous. No doubt there are more liberals per capita over there than over here, but that's just the breaks. Commies? Does that mean anything any more?<br><br>
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The deal with MacCentral is that there seems to be a queue of anonymous agitators waiting to become the next avengers of all the wrongs foisted upon the world by the commies and libbies. For example, the current guy signed up about three weeks ago and has made over 200 posts in that short time, with growing intensity, gradually insulting more and more people. The behavior has become an established one; it happens again and again. <br><br>Why? If someone wants to talk, what's wrong with just posting or joining conversations? It's a little hard to ignore a guy with adolescent maturity level who makes that many flame-baiting posts with a mentality that he's going to teach everybody a lesson. Where does he even get the time for it? <br><br>It seems to me that whoever does it isn't really there to interact with us in any way other than to stir up the hornet's nest and make MacCentral look like a mean and dirty place. I've seen this forum just as bad, if not worse, on many occasions. <br><br>As one who fell for some of the present agitator's bait-posts, I hope it dies down soon. We just begin to enjoy normal conversation in our forum when another jerk has to come along and start flame wars again. It would really be nice if it would stop, but there appear to be some people carrying grudges who don't intend to ever let it stop. But I think you're wrong to cast the entire blame on the people of MacCentral or the "elders and their band of flying monkeys." Consider the entertainment challenged person who anonymously enters that forum, usually to fond welcomes, and then just proceeds to rip everything to shreds--with plenty of smiley faces, this time. He isn't the victim of political oppression; he's just a flame-baiter who, like most flame-baiters, has reached the martyrdom point where he starts screaming "look, look, they're beating me up!." If you actually were to read carefully, you'd find some pretty well-reasoned responses to him. And he backs off now and then. He's really good! He plays the forum like a fish on a line. Backs off, sounds humble, then hits people again... backs off, a little more fake humility, then insult. No, MacCentral isn't the cause of what's happening there, but I do think we're all going to have to come over here to MacMinute to get away from these guys who won't stop this endless cycle of "poop."<br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
it's really nice to see your concern for the "other" forum that you stopped posting to regularly some time ago. like yoyo, i don't see the problems there any more prevalent than i see problems here. this forum has its moments as well, though this forum doesn't have a sockpuppet agitator trying to wreak havoc at the moment. MC is larger in membership, so it will have its problems more amplified at times. it's happened in the past and it will happen again...especially in an election year.<br><br>
Loc: New Hampshire
I've always thought forums were like bars. <br><br>Some bars are rowdy and play loud music, others are quieter, and some are in between.<br><br>Every forum has it's flavor. I'm enjoying chatting about politics in the 'other' forum <br><br>I just miss FreeRider and wish he didn't get banned <br><br>[color:blue]All your sock puppets are belong to us</font color=blue>
What I find so amusing (and agonizing at the same time) is how serious and possessive and snippy everyone gets when it comes to a message board...<br><br>Ignorance would seem to be the best policy, wouldn't it? If people didn't LET themselves get riled up so much, then the ones doing the riling wouldn't have much of a head of steam, would they? Sure, everyone has a breaking point, but you wouldn't believe how many angry replies I've typed out, and then just hit the 'cancel' button- the post never to be seen in the light of day. I got it out of my system, and no one's feelings got hurt.<br><br>And I think Sam was referring to Spymac, if I'm not mistaken. What a bunch of idiots over there, huh? Huh?<br><br><br><br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
#145289 - 03/04/0407:10 PMRe: That other forum.
<s>Shut up, DM. You don't know what the hell you're talking about. You think you're so high and mighty. Try looking at yourself for a change, jerk!</s><br><br>Well said, DaddyMac! Cheers!<br><br><br><br>
Not so unique that bit about typing a post/response and then deleting it before actually posting it. Shooshie and I actually mentioned that we do the same thing a lot! I've read where others do it too.<br><br>Imagine what the places we hang would look like if we and others did not show good restraint now and then. You're a good man <s>Charlie Brown</s>, er, DM<br><br>KateMate
Loc: the ancient forests of MiddleE...
just about everything I say ends up misinterpreted so I just say less. <br>trouble is that some never shrug off their grudges.<br>some take them to the grave.. <br>not pretty,<br>is it<br>?<br><br><br><br>
Trog, Freerider was banned from MacCentral for continuing rude behavior after many requests from many people, including myself, to stop it. Some are trying to spread the rumor that he was banned for his politics, but nothing could be further from the truth. MC has many people who are further out than he ever was, politically, and there has never been talk of banning anyone for a political position. It was entirely because of continuing rudeness to other members, and only after a year of it. On top of that, he was apparently spoofing his IP, which is like waving a red cape in front of a forum administrator. And the biggest mystery of all is why he did not immediately come here to join his friends who miss him so much, or for that matter, why he hasn't been here all along. <br><br>Shooshie<br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
Believe me, I've done the same thing, DM. And I mean a LOT. I don't know about Sam's initial post; I don't hang out at SpyMac. I replied about MacCentral. It's another forum, and it's undergoing another troll; I guess it's going around. The thing is, why should anyone have to put up with trolls? To use Sam's toilet analogy, what if every time you went into your favorite bar, someone opened the roof and emptied a Port-a-Potty on everyone's head? And everyone is supposed to just turn around and enjoy their beer? It wouldn't be your favorite bar for long! Often, I wonder if that's the intent of the string of trolls at MacCentral--to make people so miserable they'll leave.<br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
Often, I wonder if that's the intent of the string of trolls at MacCentral--to make people so miserable they'll leave.<br><br>Personally, I never left because of any troll or sockpuppet- I left because I was being made to feel like a brainless moron by a 'regular member'. I didn't come to MacMinute because I agree with everyone in here 100% of the time (see 'backslappers'), but what I did find was a smaller, more reasonable group of people who can carry on an argument or a discussion without resorting to personal attacks when something goes against their personal beliefs. <br><br>And thankfully, even when a few of us DO get in a scuffle, the grudges held around here are mercifully short..<br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
Actually, if you do a search for FreeRider in this forum, you may still find a few of his posts* But if you try to access his profile -- it is no longer here.<br><br>Does that mean he use to frequent this place but has been "removed" from membership?<br>*<br> <br><br>I do not know. Quite frankly, the Spirit of FreeRider is still present at MacCentral and only he and the Shadow knows . . . heh, heh, heh . . . Free has many names and faces; his voice is always the same.<br><br><br>KateMate
Loc: New Hampshire
whatever *rollseyes*<br><br>They should have just banned FreeRider without the fake warning from Jim. The warning was pretty transparent. Some folks didn't like FreeRider, complained and complained alot. Jim banned FreeRider with this phony this is your last warning post as a cover.<br><br>[color:blue]All your sock puppets are belong to us</font color=blue>
Kate, no offense, but I'm gonna throw out a big fat 'WHO CARES'....<br><br>I'm noticing a distinct abundance of free time if people are going to start digging through profiles and home pages just to expose some loser on the other end of an ethernet cable...<br><br>Not everyone here (contrary to popular belief) has the same slant on life that FreeRider does, but at the same time no one got their dander up enough to go running to the admin and have him/her banned from MM...<br><br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
No offense taken, DM. Thanks <br><br>You could have ignored my post, but found it interesting enough to take time out of your busy schedule to at least respond.<br><br>To top it all off, you did it nicely and I appreciate that. Makes me feel I can respond here without getting stomped on. <br><br>This place isn't bad at all, is it? <br><br><br><br>KateMate
Well, you saw the post that FreeRider's profile had been deleted from MM, so I guess anything's possible.<br><br>Pretty disturbing that someone might have the power to reach across more than ONE web site and have someone's screen name banned in both places.<br><br>Because I don't recall anyone ever tussling with FR here...<br><br>(or was that slap on the back a little too hard..? )<br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
As Kate's little investigative graphic pointed out, he made about a half a dozen posts here...<br><br>When exactly were we supposed to get riled up over his presence OR his politics?<br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
#145315 - 03/05/0407:09 AMRe: That other forum.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>When exactly were we supposed to get riled up over his presence OR his politics?<p><hr></blockquote><p>No, I wouldn't expect that.<br><br><br>G<br><br><br>
Ok, point taken...is this what you want to hear from us:<br><br>"GARSH, DO WE LOVE THAT FREERIDER AND GOOD OL' G.W...."<br><br><br><br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
#145317 - 03/05/0407:40 AMRe: That other forum.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>and come November your only apparent reason to live and breathe and bitch will be removed from power as well.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Are you trying to make me feel stupid and worthless? Just for a second there I felt a twinge of worthlessness. But I got over it before I started to push any buttons.<br><br>G<br><br>You'll have to edit a little quicker, Daddy.<br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Garyola on 03/05/04 10:43 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Hey, just because you threw the 'quote' tags around doesn't make it true...<br><br>In your adamant distrust for the government, you should realize THAT much...<br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Wasn't Freerider MattMac? There was some weird dynamic between him and Kate, right?<p><hr></blockquote><p>There was a loose association made between the two of us .. It was something I wasn't interested in or had control of. While I received an apologetic PM a while back, I still read where that association was still there .. hence personal weight / fat references .. hence the reason I left there in the first place and hence why someone can take their apology and shove it up their ass.<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>That's the ultimate admission of a failed argument....when someone starts criticizing your appearance. <p><hr></blockquote><p>I don't think it is an admission as much as it is a denial of a failed argument. Either way, it failed.<br><br>G <br><br>
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