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Re: American friends
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2010, 09:45:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
I recieved the following pm from one of our American breatheren...

While I agree that the person who PM'd you needs to remember that this type of commentary is usually in jest, I do feel the need to point out that posting a PRIVATE message that was sent to you is incredibly rude, and is an instant banning offense on many forums.

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Re: American friends
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2010, 09:47:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Love the animated Tigger, us cartoon characters gotta stick together

Surprised no-one commented that Dilbert and his author (Scott Adams) are both Americans, so I can't dislike them that much   :017:

I was, but then decided discretion might help tone things down a bit ...  :164:

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Re: American friends
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2010, 11:37:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by markbvt [+]

While I agree that the person who PM'd you needs to remember that this type of commentary is usually in jest, I do feel the need to point out that posting a PRIVATE message that was sent to you is incredibly rude, and is an instant banning offense on many forums.

--mark

If it's done so in a way that it's origin isn't obvious I don't find it offensive... in this case the origin is unfortunately somewhat clear. More select portions could have been quoted to eliminate identity.

I don't think it's worthy of banning, folks should be accountable for their statements regardless of the stream used to make them... simple, if you don't want it out there, don't put it out there at all. In too many cases the PM function is hidden behind as a avenue for attack w/o accountability to the community, which is much stinkier BS IMO.
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Re: American friends
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2010, 11:53:18 AM »
I'll get on a plane today if someone will spot me a round trip ticket. :062: I'd bet that y'all would enjoy riding where I live a lot more this time of year. So, bring a truck load of T8s & let's ride all around the Gulf of Mexico. When spring gets here we'll load up & head back to the mother land.


Life is way to short to get upset everytime somebody post an offensive statement. Over on ADVrider, that's all part of the fun :010:
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Re: American friends
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2010, 05:35:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by DirtFreak [+]
Life is way to short to get upset everytime somebody post an offensive statement. Over on ADVrider, that's all part of the fun :010:

Or ST.n !  :050:
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Re: American friends
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 05:13:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by GRN [+]
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
I recieved the following pm from one of our American breatheren who is clearly suffering from a humour transplant to his nether regions, since he is totally unable to see that I was already answering some of his fellow countryman's general silliness, BTW a troll is generally someone who makes dumb and hateful comments, not someone who joins in the obvious light hearted fun and banter  :138:

 It's common for folks to get rubbed the wrong way for the wrong reason and pull the trigger prematurely


  A sort of friendly fire so to speak.

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Re: American friends
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2010, 12:24:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by GRN [+]
*Originally Posted by markbvt [+]

While I agree that the person who PM'd you needs to remember that this type of commentary is usually in jest, I do feel the need to point out that posting a PRIVATE message that was sent to you is incredibly rude, and is an instant banning offense on many forums.

--mark

If it's done so in a way that it's origin isn't obvious I don't find it offensive... in this case the origin is unfortunately somewhat clear. More select portions could have been quoted to eliminate identity.

I don't think it's worthy of banning, folks should be accountable for their statements regardless of the stream used to make them... simple, if you don't want it out there, don't put it out there at all. In too many cases the PM function is hidden behind as a avenue for attack w/o accountability to the community, which is much stinkier BS IMO.

Good point mate, personally I would be more concerned that people were contacting me privately with comments they don't have the balls to make in a public arena, but yes just leaving the name out possibly wasn't enough if some have guessed who it was, although you may have guessed wrongly of course  :084:
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Re: American friends
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2010, 09:51:29 PM »
Dilbert,Dilbert,Dilbert,............It,s everywhere you post. :110: :110: :110:........Tut,tut :008:

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Re: American friends
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2010, 12:33:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Good point mate, personally I would be more concerned that people were contacting me privately with comments they don't have the balls to make in a public arena...

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