Last evening I dropped in on both MM and MC and virtually nothing was happening at either. Clicked on the 'Who's Online' at both places... one person here at MM, around fifteen at MC.<br>If you had a question or just something you wanted to say... where would you post?<br><br>I suppose it would depend upon the question, and how welcome I had been made (impersonally) at either or forum. One forum attempted to tell me what posts were more valuable and others, and asked me to remember which forum to post which question. The other forum doesn't care what I post where. Where would you post?<br><br>Comparing the web to brick and mortar establishments (Starbucks) is like comparing apples and oranges. BTW... I've never set foot in a Starbucks.<br><br>I don't believe your last sentence, but if true, I applaud you. They're okay, don't get me wrong, but they are the Windows of coffee. Not AS great as it's thrust upon you. I've always prefered Seatle's Best Coffee, but the herd made sure that disappeared quickly enough.<br><br>You're saying comparing Starbucks to forums is apples and oranges, which is true, but I never made such a comparison. I said people like to be where the other people go, typically without evaluating where they are. Same goes for McDonalds. Don't think-- just follow.<br><br>I'm thinkin you really took the change at MC too personally.<br><br>I think you're confusing passion with emotionalism. I wasn't one of the people personally attacked. Topper, SteveG, and few others were more directly offended. (I don't know specifically because I know that magic trick of skipping over posts I don't give a rat's @ss about.) <br><br>Anyhow, my suggestion of moving here was more compassionate than anything else. I understood how some were wronged, as well as how many of us were wronged. That's why a lot of people came gleefully came here predicted MC would wither away. Had they chose to stay here and not look back, that may have happened. But then within a matter of hours many have forgotten why they've left. I can't say it enough how amazing it is.. the complete decay of long term memory.<br><br>So, yes, I'm passionate about my view, but I'm not taking it personally.. there's a BIG difference. Some see the mere mention of feelings AS emotionalism. Again, there's a difference.<br><br>Don't worry, though. These words will be forget in hours, no matter what I say..<br><br>:-)<br><br>(minutes..)<br>(seconds..)<br>(what words..?)<br>(huh?)<br><br><br><br>Everybody has a heart. Except some people.. BD
Sheesh! There's something for everyone and lots of options if you keep an open mind. NTO1, I thank you for pointing us in this direction, but IMHO, you're taking the MCF thing way too personally and way too seriously Ñ but that's entirely your business. Things are getting back to normal there, and for the most part, everyone is finding the Lounge and GD content criteria pretty easy to deal with after all. Lots of folks floatng from room to room with no hassles. No content police, no bickering. And no one has sold their soul to the devil. Add MM to the mix, and you've really got some diversity. It would be nice to see you in both places. Think about it, ok?<br><br>
Heh, I'm a salesperson, so sometimes work takes a lot of my day, but sometimes, it's slow as hell at work (which is nice).<br><br>This week has been particularly tough. We're installing some new group/sales software and the training is taking all week, then I have to try and call my clients in between sessions, just to say hi... and answer any emails that I can....<br><br>I'll be looking forward to next week.<br><br>
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
you're taking the MCF thing way too personally<br><br>Again, as in my response to Terry, you're confusing passion (or compassion) as emotionalism. <br><br>If you know me well, you know I resent all religious trappings thrust upon us Americans in our allegedly seperated church and state country. You know, like 'In God We Trust' on our currency. If asked, I will still 'rag' on that, as I will the election Dubnuts stole.<br><br>With such topics I am most passionate. I can be compassionate towards it's victims, even if they aren't so aware of how they've been taken for a ride. It's my way..<br><br>Compassion- for me- means that if one person is particularly wronged, and you wouldn't like to be treated like that one person, than it's as if YOU'VE been wronged the same way. I know the herd doesn't like to function that way, but it's how I back up my rhetoric with some principles.<br><br>It is so ironic I have to explain this to YOU SteveG, someone DIRECTLY attacked for his content, but I hear you when you say, "What me worry?". If you don't take things personally- even when they're directed at you personally- a most sincere 'Good for you'.<br><br>Everybody has a heart. Except some people.. BD
Steve has plenty of "online friends" both at MC and here at MM - any isolated personal attacks from the likes of Lomax and others is more than likely laughed off and forgotten quickly.<br><br>[color:red]semicolon dash parenthesis</font color=red>
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