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33 votes (40.74%)
21 votes (25.92%)
10 votes (12.34%)
9 votes (11.11%)
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AxiomOfChoice
AxiomOfChoice
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February 17th, 2014 at 12:53:52 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

If we are nominating people (seriously), I think that Babs would be a great choice.



I didn't realize that my opinion carried so much weight around here!!! :D
Transcend
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February 17th, 2014 at 12:54:39 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Item: I do allow PMs. The bug that prevents a blocked user from sending a PM to the blocker is not my fault.



That makes no sense if you are replying to his posts and if you know this is the case, why PM him in the first place knowing full well he cannot reply.
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Buzzard
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February 17th, 2014 at 1:02:06 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I'm not the one making unwarranted assumptions about other people.

Item: I don't have "zero interest in gaming." Seriously, do you think someone who has vacationed in Vegas every year but one for the past 7 and has "zero interest in gaming"?

Item: This is not a 100% gambling forum, nor has it ever been.

Item: I do allow PMs. The bug that prevents a blocked user from sending a PM to the blocker is not my fault.

I am still willing to answer your query, but not if you are going to approach it with the wrong ideas entrenched already.



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boymimbo
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February 17th, 2014 at 1:45:13 PM permalink
I think the non-gambling threads are given life because they have the most amount of disagreement. Clearly, AZ and Beethoven are wrong about ObamaCare and Global Warming, and it can be proven so (so I think, they obviously think differently), and the thread grows because frankly, there are times when there is little going on of interest around here. The same was true of the HB challenge.

A blackjack, craps, or other gambling system can be debunked pretty quickly with math and statistics. New gaming ideas are interesting. Questions about gambling conditions have mostly been answered and probably could be answered with the search function within this site. AP plays have been quelled here in order to stop the casinos personnel who read this site from removing the AP play.

Our longest threads are those with debate, be it a gambling system, Ahigh's back and forth self-wondering about whether Craps could be AP or not, or the contentious issues in the country (ObamaCare, the election, Global Warming, etc).

The shortest threads are those with no interest.

I think DT can and should be given life. I'm over there now.
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Sonuvabish
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February 17th, 2014 at 2:17:03 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I suppose that a post I made yesterday morning over in the Did-you-send-JJ-a-PM? thread might have been the seed that created this S&W poll thread. At the time of yesterday's post, there was discussion about whether the suspension of Roger for a sarcastic barb was justified. I commented that I thought his post met the Statler and Waldorf criterion and noted that forum rules seemed to be changing without announcement.

If my post was, indeed, the reason that the Wizard is asking about making a formal change in the rules, then I suppose I should make some comment here.

I find a lot of bickering/fighting on this forum to be really annoying. I would like to see pleasant behavior all around, and the long-running, train-wreck-drama threads irk me. I even made a suggestion one time that the HB challenge thread should be closed because of the number of people who had been suspended due to comments they made in that thread. I think I likened closing the thread to shutting down a bar where the proprietors are doing everything legally but patrons keep getting shot by other patrons.

On the other hand, I think a forum in which discussions are so restricted that members cannot make teasing jibes at one another would be boring as all get-out.

I voted to keep the Statler and Waldorf policy (and try to encourage the few jerks that tend to stink up this place to refine their behavior just a bit.)



I sat in my chair, hysterically laughing at this post before I could even finish it. First you compared two people fighting in a thread to a trainwreck and that you find trainwrecks annoying, which I found amusing. Then you intimated that it was legal to support an overweight woman, but preferable to be in a gunfight, so it would be better if neither options were available. At which point I lost control.
Doc
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February 17th, 2014 at 3:19:42 PM permalink
I am pleased that as a newcomer here you are able to find such entertainment in this forum. Perhaps your entertainment is enhanced by creative reading. I think that if you re-read my post, you will find that I never compared people fighting to a trainwreck. (I did say that people fighting and train-wreck dramas both annoy/irk me, but that is quite different.) I can't even guess how you came up with the notion that I thought being in a gunfight was preferable to anything, particularly being preferable to providing support to a woman.

I note that you joined this forum less than two weeks ago but imply that you are familiar with some of the discussions that took place here years ago. Is it possible that you participated here some time ago under a different name? There has been a lot of that going around here lately.
Mosca
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February 17th, 2014 at 4:00:36 PM permalink
For the record, the referenced thread was more of a tire fire than a train wreck.
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Buzzard
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February 17th, 2014 at 4:01:32 PM permalink
More like an ambulance, or Aceofspades would not have been chasing it.
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AZDuffman
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February 17th, 2014 at 4:29:56 PM permalink
Quote: Face

You may have a point, but I still think there's more to it. I mean, boymimbo and AZDuffman should have statues erected of themselves. Those two go at it over every single topic. I mean EVERYTHING. And over all these years, not one spat, not one suspension, and I could easily imagine them sharing a beer at WoVCon East.



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boymimbo
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February 17th, 2014 at 5:14:56 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

For the record, the referenced thread was more of a tire fire than a train wreck.



True story, when the big tire fire hit here in 1990 NY Times story here, the two idiot kids that did this ended up at the group home I was working at. They were just typical teenage idiots who thought lighting a fire would be fun, not realizing that burning 14,000,000 tires would have such an impact on the environment.

But I'm off topic, hey hey.
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