1BB
1BB
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October 17th, 2012 at 7:29:49 AM permalink
Quote: avargov

Posts like this are exactly why I have been staying away from the forum. Other than for reading material while in the restroom. I hope the kids get the backing they need.



My post has nothing to do with the kids. I too hope they get their money.

Enjoy your time in the restroom!
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
Ahigh
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October 17th, 2012 at 9:05:25 AM permalink
I'm a little bit confused, but whatever.

I will leave this quote for the intellectuals who are offended by such an off-topic post intending to be altruistic towards those who I appreciate their efforts at making the world more entertaining:

Quote: Thomas Sowell

It may be expecting too much to expect most intellectuals to have common sense, when their whole life is based on their being uncommon -- that is, saying things that are different from what everyone else is saying. There is only so much genuine originality in anyone. After that, being uncommon means indulging in pointless eccentricities or clever attempts to mock or shock.



My point being that the biggest disappointment that _I_ have with this forum is that it is filled with too many intellectuals mocking each other and does not have enough entertainment beyond that sort of pointless drivel.

I live in Las Vegas and I make it my business to help other people and I charge nothing at all for it, but it's still my business.
FarFromVegas
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October 17th, 2012 at 9:09:05 AM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

I'm a little bit confused, but whatever.

I will leave this quote for the intellectuals who are offended by such an off-topic post intending to be altruistic towards those who I appreciate their efforts at making the world more entertaining:



Thomas Sowell once argued against funding special education classes by saying his son didn't talk because he didn't want to talk. That guy is the wrong one to use to convince me of anything, honestly.
Each of us is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. Preparing for a fight about your bad decision is not as smart as making a good decision.
Ahigh
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October 17th, 2012 at 9:18:34 AM permalink
Quote: FarFromVegas

Thomas Sowell once argued against funding special education classes by saying his son didn't talk because he didn't want to talk. That guy is the wrong one to use to convince me of anything, honestly.



For what it's worth, I wasn't trying to convince you, FarFromVegas. I hadn't even contemplated you or your opinion. I was trying to make a point about the overall board having an issue with petty disagreements and mockery, for which you provided another excellent example.

And as far as the quote, I'm not supporting the guy, nor do I know as much about him as you apparently know. But the quote is particularly applicable to the activities that occur on a daily basis on this forum that are quite counterproductive and downright annoying. Especially as it relates to mockery.
FarFromVegas
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October 17th, 2012 at 9:35:39 AM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

For what it's worth, I wasn't trying to convince you, FarFromVegas. I hadn't even contemplated you or your opinion. I was trying to make a point about the overall board having an issue with petty disagreements and mockery, for which you provided another excellent example.

And as far as the quote, I'm not supporting the guy, nor do I know as much about him as you apparently know. But the quote is particularly applicable to the activities that occur on a daily basis on this forum that are quite counterproductive and downright annoying. Especially as it relates to mockery.



So good luck with your fundraising, then!

Each of us is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. Preparing for a fight about your bad decision is not as smart as making a good decision.
WongBo
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October 17th, 2012 at 10:14:47 AM permalink
What if every single member of this forum, all 5000,
decided to make a commercial post for some pet project in which they had taken an interest?
D you suppose that would be annoying?
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
Ahigh
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October 17th, 2012 at 10:34:43 AM permalink
Quote: WongBo

What if every single member of this forum, all 5000,
decided to make a commercial post for some pet project in which they had taken an interest?
D you suppose that would be annoying?



What if 50 out of 5000 continuously started diverging conversations on each and every thread ridiculing one another creating so much noise that 3500 of the members never visited?
CrapsForever
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October 17th, 2012 at 11:18:05 AM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

What if 50 out of 5000 continuously started diverging conversations on each and every thread ridiculing one another creating so much noise that 3500 of the members never visited?



GOLD!!!!!!!!!


Just to be 100% clear; I am using the term "GOLD" to mean I AGREE 100% with the highlighted Quote!
Craps is the most "Jekyll and Hyde" casino game ever invented!
avargov
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October 17th, 2012 at 12:27:33 PM permalink
Just to be clear Ahigh, my disappointment is not in your post or what you are trying to do. It has everything to do with what another member called "gold".
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes." ~ William Gibson
Mission146
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October 17th, 2012 at 2:20:13 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

The Kiosk is for your Vegas based business. Note the words your and Vegas.

These are the Wizard's words. He also says that he will remove anything that has nothing to do with Vegas.

Has he been overruled?



Quote: Da' Rules

The punishment for violating these rules will be meted out on a case by case basis. Options include a warning, temporary ban, and permanent ban.



AHigh,

Given that you are an established Member of the WoV Forum, and that I find this advertisement non-pervasive and also not for your personal interests, I am hereby giving you a public Warning that you will suffer a temporary ban should you post any more solicitous materials, even if they be for a cause in which you do not profit, unless they are YOUR business interests and are Vegas-Related. Even in this event, they must be posted, initially, in the Kiosk.

However, despite this Warning, the thread will be allowed to remain as it has already gone two pages and clearly generated discussion.

Finally, this thread will be moved to Off-Topic.
Vultures can't be choosers.

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