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  1. PatriotsReign

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    Why is that some members seem to constantly gravitate toward attacking a poster rather than addressing a topic?

    Seems to be a librul tactic and it's grotesquely idiotic and childish.
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    Some poster do the same thing with right vs left.....what's your point?

    Its just as childish to say
    but I guess its just another case of the pot calling the kettle black...


    Edit: BTW PR, I like you man and your a great poster on some stuff its just other things your out to lunch on...I'm not trying to be rude or disrespectful of any of your post, I just call it how I see it! I think some people need to take a step back and realize not to take things personalty.

    I can tell you one thing, I have learned more the last few years on this board then I ever learned in school or from a parent, I've been wrong about things, I prob been a little rude at time and I prob could do better at being for clear on some of the stuff I write.
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    Ok...I agree with you that it doesn't matter whether a person is right or left, it's stupid to attack a poster rather than address the subject matter.

    I stand corrected!
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    Do you really want me to go through threads and find all the times you've done it yourself, PR?

    I mean, really?
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    MrsP...we've all done it from time to time. But there are a select few who do it as a norm....that's what I'm referring to. No matter what one posts, their reply is always personal.
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    The people that do it are perhaps the master lever pullers? :confused3:

    when you say master lever you are giving away your age also ... :eek:

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    Is this taking place in a parallel universe??
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    Nope...in hyperspace Darryl. C'mon in!
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    Constantly done to me, they despise what I post that is in the Free Press and because they don't like it instead of talking about the content they attack me and the source that originally reported it.

    They HATE Drudge Fox etc for the same reason, they believe that news should be repressed that they and their little world don't agree with.

    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    If I was the first person to post about OJ Simpson beheading the mother of his children they wouldn't condem Simpson they would call me a racist for posting it, it's weird, it must of killed them that 9/11 made the news.
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    Oh, it's all right. I'm sure that we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, Mr..........Poopy Pants?:D

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    Think you have me confused with Real World...who never made it home after driving really fast cuz he hadda poop. :D
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    always the victim...
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    so we are clear...

    That line is "comedy" correct?
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    Not just that line.

    The entire schtick.
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    PR explained it to me one time.....if there's a little :) next to it, then it's meant to be a joke. If there's not a little :) next to it - then it isn't.
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    Why does the Left Wing Liberal Democrat Media and many in Congress including Harry (weasel) Reid want to do away with Talk Radio and Fox News..................:confused:
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    Well the world would be a better place without Faux news......Talk radio is a joke, new gen won't even be tuning in, Talk Radio will be dead in 10 years.

    I just want the facts, I don't care about opinions or what people "think" give me the facts and let me decide.Most if not all news is bias but Fox and talk radio are just out of control.

    H.Reid is a low life scum sucking POS. We can agree on that:rocker:

    Fox News is for the stupid people that can't think on their own:http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=3409
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    shut the @#$% up, you are an idiot.
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    On a serious note - in well moderated forums you either stick to the topic at hand or your post gets deleted ... just saying ... back to your regular scheduled programming now.
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    Yeah, having done the mod gig for a couple years on AOL, I've made that point. You train mods, you tell them they're supposed to model good behavior, "smile from the wrists down" (yeah cracked me up too,) etc. etc. And above all, you enforced ad hom rules. It's a well-known principle, and one they just don't do here. It falls under the rubric of "the rules are looser on the political forum because you're all a buncha hotheads etc."

    Given that I don't have the time to be a mod here, I'm not about to pound away on that solution. When I've brought it up, it seemed like this Utopian solution to the board brass, like it's sooooo hard to decide when someone is going after a person rather than their arguments.

    It's incredibly simple. There are gray areas but there are gray areas either way. You can walk a fine line, but you can walk a fine line either way.

    It's probably the single most effective rule (no ad hom attacks) for improving the quality of a board like this -- but it's apparently not what we do here.

    Que sera sera.
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