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1 vote (3.84%)
5 votes (19.23%)
1 vote (3.84%)
6 votes (23.07%)
11 votes (42.3%)
2 votes (7.69%)

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mkl654321
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February 19th, 2011 at 1:02:10 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

It would be in my best interest not to engage him at all. As soon as he stops stomping on me, we can go back to ignoring each other.



Which one of us started a thread about the other?
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benbakdoff
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February 19th, 2011 at 3:56:26 AM permalink
I enjoy most of mkl's posts and have learned a lot from him. Nareed , why are you so hung up on him that you can't even get his name right and why do you drag GLBT into yet another thread? The Wizard gave you your own corner and you've taken full advantage of it. Yes, it's your corner.

Nareed, up until a month ago, I enjoyed and even looked forward to your posts. Now you're acting like a spoiled child throwing tantrums when someone disagrees with you. You sound like a sad and bitter man.

You made this poll because you know there's a few members who will help you fan the flames. I'm fairly confident that mkl wouldn't start a ridiculous poll like this.

I wish you the best in all your endeavors and look forward to reading the good posts that you are capable of writing.
Nareed
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February 19th, 2011 at 4:22:29 AM permalink
Quote: benbakdoff

Nareed , why are you so hung up on him that you can't even get his name right and why do you drag GLBT into yet another thread?



I'm very good with typos. It's a gift :)

As to GLBT, it's mkl's contention that's why I don't like him. I'm testing that.

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Nareed, up until a month ago, I enjoyed and even looked forward to your posts. Now you're acting like a spoiled child throwing tantrums when someone disagrees with you.



I don't mind people who disagree with me. I mind people who state opinions as facts, then refuse to admit factual mistakes and simply keep repeating their opinions like sheep. And I dislike them a lot more when they take an offensive and condescending attitude while doing so.

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You made this poll because you know there's a few members who will help you fan the flames. I'm fairly confident that MKL wouldn't start a ridiculous poll like this.



He's done polls on JL which were more ridiculous than this one.
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SOOPOO
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February 19th, 2011 at 4:52:23 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I mind people who state opinions as facts



He's done polls on JL which were more ridiculous than this one.



Be careful Nareed. It seems like you stated an opinion, that mkl has done polls more ridiculous than yours, as a fact. You are doing EXACTLY what mkl does. So you should 'mind (yourself) as you state opinions as facts'. If I started a poll (WHICH I WILL NOT) on whose poll is more ridiculous, I would say yours is. Again, you do not seem to handle the insensitivities of an anonymous internet poster well. It would be better for YOU to ignore him.
Nareed
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February 19th, 2011 at 5:06:29 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Be careful Nareed. It seems like you stated an opinion, that mkl has done polls more ridiculous than yours, as a fact. You are doing EXACTLY what mkl does.



I don't use the word Trekkie as an insult, I used to be one. Right now you're using classic Trekkie nit-picking methods. Yes, it's an opinion. I didn't mean it to be more than that, but I fail to see why you think so.

If I'd said "mkl's posted more ridiculous polls about JL, therefore we know he's this or that," you'd be right. In such a case, I'd be using an opinion to derive a conclusion. In other words using an opinion as a fact.

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Again, you do not seem to handle the insensitivities of an anonymous internet poster well. It would be better for YOU to ignore him.



Some things can't be ignored. Or if you prefer, there are some things I can't ignore.
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AZDuffman
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February 19th, 2011 at 6:33:02 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Probably useless. But why the hell not?



Completely useless. First, why would you start a poll that is a very thinly veiled personal attack on another person? And if you decided to do it, why would you do it when the site owner has already put the FSZ on "probation" for personal attacks? Secondly, what on earth does a person's being gay have to do with their opinion of MKL?

And finally, why your constant obsession with pushing gay issues on a gambling/vegas website? For that matter, why your constant pushing of gay issues and topics, period? Maybe you haven't noticed but other than you 99% of posts here do not discuss the issue. No one seems to care if a gay person discusses sports betting, card counting, or dice control. But many (including myself) do get tired of people feeling the need to tell us they are gay 10 times a week. I won't speak for MKL but I would guess he is one of them.

You have, in the last 2 months or so, moved from wanting "tolerance" for coming out on the board to wanting "acceptance" and now to wanting others to talk about your sexual choices. Well, most people are not interested in "sex talk" here as this is not 7th grade. Of those most people, most ignore you and hope you move on. MKL seems to be one of us who suspect you will not move on and are just asking in a firmer and firmer tone that you drop the subject, just as if you were at a bar and agitating everyone you would be asked to drop it by the bartender or the guy at the corner of the bar.

So, why not drop it? Post gay issues in the GLBT Corner section that you asked for and were graciously given by the Wizard. For other posts, stick to the topic and refrain from caring about the other guys (or gals) sexual choices. In all cases, quit demanding people accept your choices in life. If you cannot do the last one, use the ignore feature.


BTW: I know Nareed has me on ignore but I know he is peeking. Maybe this will show up via MKL or another person replying so he does see it.
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RonC
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February 19th, 2011 at 7:00:43 AM permalink
Nareed,

I come to this board to read about gambling. Your sexual status/preference are not the reason I read posts here. It has become a distraction because you two can't seem to keep it in the section of the forum designed for those types of conversations. I don't know who is worse about it--I'm not going to read all the posts and figure out "who started it"--but I do know that people who try to "get your goat" generally go away when you don't give them any attention.

I had no clue you were GLBT when I started reading your posts. I enjoyed reading this forum and you were a decent contributor. I have to say that the whole GLBT has gotten out of hand IN MY OPINION and is now invading sections of the forum that should be kust about gambling. If you are bringing it up in other areas, you are wrong. If MKL is bringing it up, he is wrong. Your sexual situation (and mine, for that matter) is not appropriate material for threads not about...sexual preferences.

I have a brother-in-law who is gay and out. I have talked to him about the behavior of people who push their sexuality on others--the ones who insist that everyone like gays, everyone support gays, everyone believe in gays, etc.--and it offends him just as it offends me. Keep your sexuality where it belongs--out of the rest of this forum about gambling, please!!!

The bad here is beginning to outweigh the good. I hear that happens on many forums, but strong moderators sometimes are able to overcome it by enforcing very specific rules that everyone can understand. They are rules that may allow less than totally free speech, but this is not the public square...it is the Wizard's playground. Do any of us really think some of the crap that has been going on here is worthy of the Wizard? I'm not saying that we should bow at his feet; just that we should treat his internet home just as we would his real home.

Thanks, Wizard, for allowing us to discuss things on this board. My opinion is that you should tighten up the rules and not allow some of the things that have been going on here in the future. If it is a discussion of GLBT issues, keep it in that zone. If it is about an issue other than gambling, keep it in the free speech area (if it continues to exist). I'd love to read more about gaming here...not about other things.

My two cents worth...thanks for reading!!
Nareed
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February 19th, 2011 at 7:09:59 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

I'm not going to read all the posts and figure out "who started it"--but I do know that people who try to "get your goat" generally go away when you don't give them any attention.



You don't have to, it was mkl. I admit I made an offhand comment in this section about the GLBT section (about the section, not the contents of it), which set the troll off. Perhaps I shouldn't have responded, but I can't change the fact that I did.

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I have to say that the whole GLBT has gotten out of hand IN MY OPINION and is now invading sections of the forum that should be kust about gambling.



You see, I don't get that. The forum was never just about gambling. It's a big part of it, yes, but also about Las Vegas. In addition there have been sections for posting about things other than gambling and Vegas. No one complained about long discussions on orbital mechanics for some reason, though they are as far removed from gambling as discussions of movies (which also no one seems to mind).
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odiousgambit
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February 19th, 2011 at 7:26:10 AM permalink
I am happy to say I missed any friction between these two, probably something to do with my tendency to abandon old threads, a practice I recommend.

It certainly surprises me that this is something to do with the transgender thing.

I'd say I get a suspicion that a poster's personality might bug me if I engaged them alot in about 50% of the cases here. I just don't come here for those purposes. If MKL wanted my opinion on how he should be going about his internet life, I'm sure he would ask me. Perhaps it's fair to say that he belongs on a list of folks here that will quickly send me away from certain threads, he seems to take offense rather easily.
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RonC
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February 19th, 2011 at 7:30:53 AM permalink
You are right, Nareed. I should have taken it further. It is about Las Vegas but it is an offshoot of the "Wizard of Odds" site, which is mainly about...gambling and the math behind it.

Orbital mechanics is likely a subject of interest to people who enjoy talking about math and science. It may not be "on topic" but it is still in the arena of math. However, to be fair, that type of discussion should be in the proper section of the forum also.

GLBT issues have a section. If anyone wants to discuss them, this forum is "friendly" by providing that area (though some of the comments may not be friendly)...

So your contention is that MKL started it and you responded...okay, if it was bait, you took it. Instead of taking it the next time, ignore it. We'd all be better doing that when someone annoys us. Keep in mind that people who annoy me might be funny to you...we won't all be offended by the same person. If you think MKL won't change, just ignore him!! He can do the same to you...

My opinion only--I want to read about gambling, math, and Las Vegas here...

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