Let's not fight

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Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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JUST MY OPINION:

It seems as if people here are becoming a bit touchy over little things.  To some degree, that has always been true, but now appears much more so.  I notice it from people that were NEVER quick tempered in the past.

We now argue over where an apostrophe should be placed, misspellings, and one thing after another.  Little things that aren't worth getting upset over.  Things that, formerly, would be ignored.  Or, at best, a simple "There, fixed that for you" is all that is needed.

I think it is due to the hassle that the new, improved forums have caused.  Very few of us are really happy with the changes.  Some, such as points, are just useless.  Others, such as getting logged out, get on our nerves, and rightfully so.  It defeats the reason for these forums.  Communication is why we come here and when we can't communicate, in a timely fashion, we get angry.  That's justified.

But please, we should attempt to be courteous to one another.  Yes, even when we disagree.  If someone posts incorrect information it is fair to point out where they are misinformed.   It's the right thing to do, no question.  But try to be a little considerate of that persons thoughts.

Let's not attack one another just because these "improved forums" are not only NOT improved, but not anywhere near as efficient as the old forums were.

Please and Thank You,

Q     

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Enthusiast , Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009
"A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us.  We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work - he is the purpose of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him.  He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to serve him." Gandhi

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Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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"A customer is the most important visitor on our premises.
He is not dependent on us. 
We are dependent on him.
He is not an interruption in our work - he is the purpose of it.
We are not doing him a favour by serving him. 
He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to serve him."

Gandhi

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Mentor ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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Well said, I couldn't agree more

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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Oh bite me!

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Participant ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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"we should attempt to be courteous to one another"

What kind of rule is that? Another attempt to change these forums.

Here graffiti, I'm going to bite you with the new 2010 Caterpillar Excavator steel bucket claw tooth attachment.

This will hurt.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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Saskatchewanobie wrote:

This will hurt.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

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Participant ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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it's a My Baaaaaaaaaaaad

Thing.

You do realize that this thread is being replicated in all forum areas don't you?

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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I don't know personally, but someone with experience once told me the worst "bite me" there is... is a nursing child who has a new, sharp tooth coming in

Makes me cringe just to remember when she told me that little bit of information

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Contributor ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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~graffiti,

Well, excuuuuusse meee....

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Guru ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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6 posts and the forum posts are back to normal. I was getting worried.

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Contributor ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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dec9,

"6 posts and the forum posts are back to normal. I was getting worried."

It's a bit ironic because I think this is pretty much how the forums were in the past.

~graffiti told me to bite him.  I'm not offended for two reasons.  First, I'm familiar with his name and I believe him to be a reasonable person due to his many posts in the old forums.  (It helps when poster can use the name he/she has had for years).  Second, he included a winking smiley.

I replied "Well, excuse me" with a goofy smiley. I'm not offended and I don't think he is.  It's just taking jabs at one another.  No harm intended.  I'm pretty sure you are aware of all this, dec9.  I'm just trying to make myself understood.

I've stated numerous times that I'm concerned about Dave Milbut and his mental state.  Something just isn't right with that boy, I feel for his family.  And I informed all here that John Joslin broke up the Beatles.  Are either offended?  I rather doubt it.

And again, I honestly believe that a bit of the hostility is brought about due to the poor implementation of the new forums.  It is aggravating.

And I realize I'm most likely making too big of a deal of all this.

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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I'm concerned about Dave Milbut and his mental state. 

o_O

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Contributor ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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Hi Q!

Hi dave!

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Guru ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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The attack mode goes into high gear once in a while but is mild in contrast to other forums.

The old forums were simple thus better.

New is not always improved thus driving posters away because they just don't want to deal with it. For many it was like being forced to move out of a house that has been a nice comfee home for many years.  

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Participant ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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This house doesn't have any bathrooms.

Or running water.

Or electricity.

Or furniture.

Or food.

Or appliances.

Other than that it is pretty cool, oh yeah, no heat.

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Guru ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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Just a bunch of squatters doing yoga.

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Mentor ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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As a tag line I use in my signature file for regular emails goes: "If its fixed, Don't Break it!"

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Advocate ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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Sans apostrophe, naturally

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Mentor ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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Of course used as a contraction

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Guru ,
Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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Some people change things to make it look like they are accomplishing something.

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Participant ,
Jul 03, 2009 Jul 03, 2009

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Happy 4th Everybody!

And remember... We wouldn't have the 4th of July to celebrate if we hadn't fought for it.

Peace,

Ken

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Mentor ,
Jul 03, 2009 Jul 03, 2009

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LATEST

Saskatchewanobie wrote:

Happy 4th Everybody!

And remember... We wouldn't have the 4th of July to celebrate if we hadn't fought for it.

Peace,

Ken

Amen Brother!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 25, 2009 Jun 25, 2009

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Q Photo wrote:

But try to be a little considerate of that persons thoughts.

... person's ...

Q Photo wrote:

"There, fixed that for you"

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Jun 26, 2009 Jun 26, 2009

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Pat Willener,

Thank you for correcting me.  Truth be told, my spelling is pretty bad.  I always type in Word, using spell check, then copy and paste here.  I'll try to do better but can't promise anything.

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