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OnceDear
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November 18th, 2021 at 11:06:34 AM permalink
Quote: coachbelly

Are Marcus or MDawg to blame for the suspensions of other members?

Didn't the contributors who left in disgust choose to leave, rather than simply follow the repeated advice of the admins to either ignore or block bothersome members and posts?

Are Marcus and MDawg to blame for the choices made by other members?

Posts that went unchallenged by 'management' influenced members. Members who often failed to stay within the rules as interpreted at those times. I'm not attributing blame. We have causes and we have effects.
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Quote: OnceDear

The posts of Mdawg and yourself have certain characteristics. It's those characteristics, of the posts, which I feel a certain hostility to.


In the original (now closed) "Adventures" thread, you directed Marcus to do the following...

Quote: OnceDear

Drop the hostility.


This smacks of "rules for thee, but not for me" - ism.

How about you drop your admitted hostility, instead of reacting with hostility?

You quote out of context. I directed two posters to drop interpersonal hostility. There is no rule that says I cannot be hostile to the concepts and characteristics contained within posts.
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Quote: OnceDear

You simply told the cards how to proceed and they obeyed you?**
** What does one call a man who claims such magical powers?


The quote above is just straight-up trolling.

He Did do that. I held back from calling him anything but implied that others might make their own judgement (silently). That's not trolling to me. YMMV.
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Yet another mod in desperate need of a self-check.
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I'll pass on that. Thank you for your contribution.

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November 18th, 2021 at 3:04:10 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

You simply told the cards how to proceed and they obeyed you?**
** What does one call a man who claims such magical powers?


Quote: coachbelly

The quote above is just straight-up trolling.


Quote: OnceDear

He Did do that.


Quote: MDawg

I cut the next shoe, and declared that Player was gonna be it


You are asserting, that in the quote above, MDawg claims to have told something to the cards, and that he claims magical powers?
Quote: OnceDear

Well you can start by not putting words in my mouth.


Rules for thee, but not for OD...straight-up trolling....have you no shame?
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November 18th, 2021 at 3:31:25 PM permalink
Quote: coachbelly


You are asserting, that in the quote above, MDawg claims to have told something to the cards, and that he claims magical powers?

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That matches my initial read of MDawg's statement.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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November 18th, 2021 at 4:10:11 PM permalink
Quote: Dieter

That matches my initial read of MDawg's statement.



Where in this statement did he claim to have told something to the cards, and that he has magical powers?

Quote: MDawg

I cut the next shoe, and declared that Player was gonna be it



My read is that he declared that his initial bet would be on Player.
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November 18th, 2021 at 4:31:01 PM permalink
Quote: coachbelly

Quote: Dieter

That matches my initial read of MDawg's statement.



Where in this statement did he claim to have told something to the cards, and that he has magical powers?

Quote: MDawg

I cut the next shoe, and declared that Player was gonna be it



My read is that he declared that his initial bet would be on Player.
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Cutting is certainly a form of influencing the deck.
My interpretation of the "Player" declaration is that it is a prediction as to which wager will be favorable this shoe.

Zero or more of us may be misinterpreting something.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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November 18th, 2021 at 4:38:34 PM permalink
I took mdawgs pronouncement as a command, not a wish. I can't see such a man engaging in wishing.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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November 18th, 2021 at 5:02:03 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I took mdawgs pronouncement as a command, not a wish.


A command? Like when a player calls for a monkey in Blackjack?
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November 18th, 2021 at 5:13:18 PM permalink
It almost sounds like you are suggesting it was mere luck that mdawg called player and it was player for the next dozen or so hands.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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November 18th, 2021 at 5:14:58 PM permalink
I am reaching for my headache medicine.

I don't know who will be more irritating: MDawg and his claims, or OD alternately defending and attacking MDawg. Time will tell.
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November 18th, 2021 at 5:48:35 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

It almost sounds like you are suggesting it was mere luck that mdawg called player and it was player for the next dozen or so hands.



Has anyone suggested otherwise?

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