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#22425 - 02/22/03 04:23 PM *** Disruptive Posts ***  
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Posts: 3,458
Sometimes things are posted at a Forum like this that I can't help but think are only meant to be disruptive. I do not know the reasons why someone would do that, but it really bugs me.

What bugs me even more is that there is no gracious way to negate said disruption. Challenging it directly usually causes more of a disruption and deleting it can cause thoughts or comments about censorship or similar ideas among those that are so inclined. It's a no-win situation. So here's my turn to vent:

The following was recently inserted into a "Welcome Thread". You decide the intentions:
(these are screen shots with relevant area cropped to fit here)

[Linked Image]

Here is the Topic:

[Linked Image]

And the Question:

[Linked Image]

I would say that I need a Vacation, but I am already on one.

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#22426 - 02/22/03 04:58 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
Scotts  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 209
Ventura, CA, USA
Uh Oh!!! Do I hear Joe warming up his war wagon? It looks there is going to be a dancing M&M in the future. [Linked Image]. As we have learned don't piss off Joe T.

Then of course the almighty Bill will just make you disappear into cyberspace.

I have said it before and I will say it again. I want to thank Bill, and the other members and moderators here, for running a civil forum here. All of us regulars (If I can call myself a regular) are behind you Bill.


The correct word is off.

[This message has been edited by Scotts (edited 02-22-2003).]

#22427 - 02/22/03 06:19 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
Scott, I agree. Webmaster and Bill Thanks.


#22428 - 02/22/03 07:07 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
BuggabooBren  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 328
As one of the least relevant posters, I can say that this forum is one of the best sources of info and one of the most welcoming for newbies, youngsters (and oldsters), and the uninformed to come, visit, ask a few questions, toss a few answers out, seek advice and input, and generally engage in open discussion about all things electric.

I think you pegged the disruption correctly - it's a blip on the screen meant to irritate rather than a real inquiry about something someone needed feedback on.

Just use the favorite 4 letter word in a house of ill repute and move on...

"NEXT!" [Linked Image]

(and you thought it was something else.... tsk, tsk, tsk...)

#22429 - 02/22/03 08:11 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  


Bad Language Removed here.

[This message has been edited by Webmaster (edited 02-22-2003).]

#22430 - 02/22/03 08:45 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
walrus  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 680
Bangor Me. USA
The thing with any forum is that it is owned by someone. That someone has the right to allow or disallow any or all posts at their discretion. No one is guaranteed a post or a thread. You play by the owners rules or he takes his ball and goes home [Linked Image]. I appreciate this site for what it is, info and entertainment. Thanks for all the work you guys do, to allow us a place to go and read stuff that interests us

#22431 - 02/22/03 08:47 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
dana1028  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 163
San Carlos, CA
I've got to chuckle - it comes as no surprise there are some real jerks (fools) out there - what is surprising is the extent they will go to advertise it.

#22432 - 02/22/03 08:57 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
gramps  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 112
there is no shortage of idiots in the world.....some of them have a "potty mouth" too

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#22433 - 02/22/03 08:59 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
There were two before this person who were banned!

They are gone and forgotten ---- SO LONG ...... You Are Fired! ... Wildturkey101

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#22434 - 02/22/03 09:02 PM Re: *** Disruptive Posts ***  
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Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Wow! [Linked Image]

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