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AxelWolf
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March 10th, 2014 at 12:04:03 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Too many questions about forum rules may eventually lead to some sort of limit on questions about forum rules.

: )


(It's like kids screaming in the back seat. We aren't stopping! No ice cream! Stop hitting your sister! I don't care if it's fair! Finally, WHAP!!!)

This seems like it was directed at me since i was the last to have a conversation about it.

Who is asking specifically about forum rules? I was discussing what started off as a joke about closing it. I don't want to know about the exact rule, I just wanted to know if its a personal preference rule. I don't even think I wrote the word RULE in the other 2 or 3 comments. I'm not even asking for clarification of a rule or what the rule is.

How any times have I asked about forum rules or objected to them? or asked for a rule to be enforced? Only rule I care about is spamming. Don't put me in the Nareed, I need to know the rules and want them to be fair category.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 10th, 2014 at 12:09:40 AM permalink
Not intending to make you the scapegoat for what goes on a lot by so many. Just noticed it is fairly constant.
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AxelWolf
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March 10th, 2014 at 12:13:51 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Not intending to make you the scapegoat for what goes on a lot by so many. Just noticed it is fairly constant.

There is a specific thread for that, would you like the link?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 10th, 2014 at 12:18:18 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

There is a specific thread for that, would you like the link?



Thanks for asking.

No.
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March 10th, 2014 at 12:52:10 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Thanks for asking.

No.

Are you sure? It's really a page turner, lots of drama.
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March 10th, 2014 at 9:12:05 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

aside the fact that handle gives it away, the first thing I recall you ever posted was whether a priest could gamble. That kind of gives it way, too ;)



Actually my first posts and threads were not about religion at all and then you and I, even before I mentioned I was a priest, had some good conversation about does God exist? I am actually a little hurt that you forgot about the beginning of our relationship ;)
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March 10th, 2014 at 9:16:01 AM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

Actually my first posts and threads were not about religion at all and then you and I, even before I mentioned I was a priest, had some good conversation about does God exist? I am actually a little hurt that you forgot about the beginning of our relationship ;)



Shh! You're letting out that we're not mortal enemies!!! ;)
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March 10th, 2014 at 9:27:02 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I am happy to contrast the two threads, actually. I missed the Quote of the Day before it was closed, so had no preconceived opinion before you called it to my attention and I read it. I think the Wizard was 100% correct in both cases.

In the Celebrate Religion thread, Fr. Gamble started it almost 2 1/2 years ago, labeled it for what he intended to talk about, and has tended it thoughtfully and politely as a gentleman despite more than a few ugly posts (I'm talking about decorum/how he was addressed or how things were said, not what position the posters took on religion). It has brought a significant amount of thoughtful, valuable conversation to the board.

In the Quote of the Day thread, soxfan started it with what turned out to be a sarcastic title, and quoted a mean-spirited and profane email that turned out to be falsely attributed to V. Putin. Thread devolved immediately into political bashing duplicated elsewhere. Value right down around zero, from the negative side of that number.

I'd like to see us have a legitimate Quote of the Day and/or Favorite Quotes thread; I think both could be lively and interesting. But this wasn't it, sorry, soxfan.

The Wizard made the statement a couple of weeks ago that he (and under his direction, we) would be closing off-topic, non-gambling, non-productive threads rather than letting them keep lowering the standard of the forum discussion, so it follows that you are seeing that happen. This one qualified.



Apparently it didn't qualify to be closed at the DT site. Are there different standards over there?

The Wizard's response to soxfan when closing the thread was "please take that over to DT". That sounds to me like it would be allowed there. Does that mean that the Wizard did not find it sarcastic, mean spirited and profane as you did?

Do you not find it mean spirited when someone is ridiculed over and over for their religious beliefs especially when that person who started the thread, in good faith, is a priest? Do you not find it mean spirited when the terms flying spaghetti monster, noodly appendage and invisible friend are used over and over when discussing one's religion and the God that they worship?

Make just one comment about someone's lifestyle or orientation and see how long you last. Innocently use a politically incorrect term that may have just been coined and see what happens.

I'll say again that I am not religious but I am respectful to everyone that deserves it and that includes priests, atheists, gays etc. It doesn't hurt, it doesn't cost anything and it actually feels good.
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March 10th, 2014 at 9:39:32 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB


I'll say again that I am not religious but I am respectful to everyone that deserves it and that includes priests, atheists, gays etc. It doesn't hurt, it doesn't cost anything and it actually feels good.

There is some system players in much need of respect perhaps you can go cheer them up and everybody can feel god
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 10th, 2014 at 9:50:26 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

There is some system players in much need of respect perhaps you can go cheer them up and everybody can feel god



Only on DT. I'll get right over there. :-)
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