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Nov 30, 2007, 02:17 PM
 
It's getting old to see the same people over and over harp continuously about how someone has belittled them or been hateful to them. Anytime someone isn't correctly adhering to their standards or blowing sunshine, they are accused of belittling or just being hateful. Is the report button broken or something? Continuing your interaction with said person isn't going to help matters, just use the freaking report button and let the mods handle it in a way that they see fit.

Just plain annoying.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:18 PM
 
This thread is going to be awesome.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
This thread is going to be awesome.
I'm glad you think so.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:22 PM
 
See, if you had a proper car, you wouldn't build up all this frustration - the gentle rumble of the V8 would soothe away your worries.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
See, if you had a proper car, you wouldn't build up all this frustration - the gentle rumble of the V8 would soothe away your worries.
LOL
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:24 PM
 
How does one actually "blow sunshine"?

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Nov 30, 2007, 02:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
How does one actually "blow sunshine"?
Well I totally agree! Your point is extremely valid and I am very glad you brought it up! I look forward to seeing more of your well thought out posts in the future!

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Nov 30, 2007, 02:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
How does one actually "blow sunshine"?
That sounds rather gay, I prefer not be blowing any sunshine around, lol.

People should just be themselves.

     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by macdude View Post
Well I totally agree! Your point is extremely valid and I am very glad you brought it up! I look forward to seeing more of your well thought out posts in the future!

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Could you imagine if the entire forum was like that?

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Nov 30, 2007, 02:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
How does one actually "blow sunshine"?
It's the opposite of ****ing rainbows.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Could you imagine if the entire forum was like that?
Yeah, it would be terrible.

My point is that I am tired of hearing about people being belittled, etc. when all the poster has to do is click the report button and let the people (mods) deal with the issues as they see fit, like they are supposed to.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:41 PM
 
Just put Kevin on ignore.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Just put Kevin on ignore.
But then how would he know exactly what the mods are doing wrong and exactly how all of their problems could be solved, along with a psychoanalysis of each of MacNN's members, and the history of IRC?
     
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But then how would he know exactly what the mods are doing wrong and exactly how all of their problems could be solved, along with a psychoanalysis of each of MacNN's members, and the history of IRC?
Exactly.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:50 PM
 
I'd say welcome to Macnn but you seemed to have caught on about this place pretty quick
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 02:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by macdude View Post
Yeah, it would be terrible.

My point is that I am tired of hearing about people being belittled, etc. when all the poster has to do is click the report button and let the people (mods) deal with the issues as they see fit, like they are supposed to.
Well if your tired of it, you can go over to the forum for care bears. I'm sure their forums have lots of group hugs and have no whiny people complaining about people at the forum - oh wait you better go there then
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 03:06 PM
 
To be honest, this place has gotten more hostile than in years past.

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Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
Well if your tired of it, you can go over to the forum for care bears. I'm sure their forums have lots of group hugs and have no whiny people complaining about people at the forum - oh wait you better go there then
OH BURN!



wait...what did that even say?
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 03:10 PM
 
What ever happened to wdlove?
     
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Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
What ever happened to wdlove?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
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Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I'd say welcome to Macnn but you seemed to have caught on about this place pretty quick
I've been here for over a year...
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 03:46 PM
 
See, when people are hostile to other people, it's 'cause said people are insecure. That's what I heard anyway.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 04:01 PM
 
The problem is that too many people have thin skin and actually care about what people on an internet forum say about them. To them I say, "grow up".
     
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Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
To them I say, "grow up".
Which is another way of saying, "You suck. You should be more like me."
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 04:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
To be honest, this place has gotten more hostile than in years past.
They seem to like me.

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Nov 30, 2007, 04:25 PM
 
they're just staring at your e-tits.
     
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
To be honest, this place has gotten more hostile than in years past.
It's me, I take credit for that. Things were too peaceful after I left.





My name is Sunshine, and I approve of this thread.
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Nov 30, 2007, 05:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by PacHead View Post
That sounds rather gay, I prefer not be blowing any sunshine around, lol.
Scary how you think of gay before a female doing the same blowing.
Creepy.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 05:33 PM
 
Oh ****, SWG may actually have a valid point.

When did that kinda thing start happening?
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Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
Which is another way of saying, "You suck. You should be more like me."
Witty.

Actually, it's simply a way of saying, "Quit acting like a child whose feelings get hurt when anyone calls him a name or offends his fragile ego."

See how "Grow up" is much simpler and to the point?

If I wanted to say, "You suck. You should be more like me", I would have said, "You suck. You should be more like me."
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 06:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by macdude View Post
I've been here for over a year...
I know. I've kept up with your .10 posts per day.

You've blown no sunshine.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 07:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
How does one actually "blow sunshine"?
Well, it's a very tricky thing to do, if you aren't careful your lips might get singed. If you're going to try it, please be careful!
     
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Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
Actually, it's simply a way of saying, "Quit acting like a child whose feelings get hurt when anyone calls him a name or offends his fragile ego."
You're assuming everyone should be thick skinned like you.
     
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How does one actually "blow sunshine"?
Hi.

Let me show you…
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 10:27 PM
 
To everyone feeling down and depressed: I like you.
     
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Dec 1, 2007, 07:05 PM
 
I hate you guys.
     
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Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Just put Kevin on ignore.
Can't blame me. I've not posted in this thread and people have already made character assassinations and attacks on each other.

It's almost ironically funny.
     
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Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
The problem is that too many people have thin skin and actually care about what people on an internet forum say about them. To them I say, "grow up".
There is nothing wrong with being sensitive. Why is it always the sensitive person's job to compromise while the insensitive person continues to steamroller over people?

Asking this question in a general sense...
     
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Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
Actually, it's simply a way of saying, "Quit acting like a child whose feelings get hurt when anyone calls him a name or offends his fragile ego."
Because adults are people without feelings who have nothing better to do than to accuse each other of horrible things and cast the cruelest barbs they can think of at everyone around them?

Has it occurred to you that maybe this isn't normal? I don't know if you surround yourself with terrible people or what, but most adults still have emotions and don't like having really terrible insults directed at them. If anybody said to my face the things some people say here, I'd be just as likely to tell them to stop being a bitchy little twit. Lack of tact is childish; being willing to face up to people is mature.
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Well said Chuckit.
     
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Originally Posted by macdude View Post
It's getting old to see the same people over and over harp continuously about how someone has belittled them or been hateful to them. Anytime someone isn't correctly adhering to their standards or blowing sunshine, they are accused of belittling or just being hateful. Is the report button broken or something? Continuing your interaction with said person isn't going to help matters, just use the freaking report button and let the mods handle it in a way that they see fit.

Just plain annoying.
WTFG ?

Stop belitteling the belitteler !
Stop hating the hater !

And why the fark you you not report the reporter ?

-t
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Scary how you think of gay before a female doing the same blowing.
Creepy.
A man would blow moonshine, don't ya know ?

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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Scary how you think of gay before a female doing the same blowing.
Creepy.
Scary how you conjure up images of the male genitalia in your mind from a statement where no such sexual references where made.

You do know that there are various definitions of gay, and homosexual people do not own that term. Gay can also mean being a sissy or a wuss, though not neccesarily homosexual. Of course, certain people can also be both, it depends.

     
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Originally Posted by PacHead View Post
Scary how you conjure up images of the male genitalia in your mind from a statement where no such sexual references where made.
I don't know about anyone else, but this smokescreen is totally fooling me.
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Originally Posted by PacHead View Post
Scary how you conjure up images of the male genitalia in your mind from a statement where no such sexual references where made.

You do know that there are various definitions of gay, and homosexual people do not own that term. Gay can also mean being a sissy or a wuss, though not neccesarily homosexual. Of course, certain people can also be both, it depends.

Wow that was totally convincing.
     
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Originally Posted by BlueSky View Post
See, when people are hostile to other people, it's 'cause said people are insecure. That's what I heard anyway.
I’m a bad person for it and all that, but I ’ed.
     
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Originally Posted by PacHead View Post
Scary how you conjure up images of the male genitalia in your mind from a statement where no such sexual references where made.

You do know that there are various definitions of gay, and homosexual people do not own that term. Gay can also mean being a sissy or a wuss, though not neccesarily homosexual. Of course, certain people can also be both, it depends.



     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I’m a bad person for it and all that, but I ’ed.
Why lol? For the most part it is true. Hostile/attacking people usually have insecurity complexes. As a matter of fact, most psychologists often treat young bullies by first finding out what their insecurities are. Once they can get them over those, the bullying usually goes away. Bullying usually stems from self defense mechanisms built in hoping others wont see the weakness we see or perceive in ourselves.

Of course no one that does this would ever admit to it being the case. That would go against the self defense mechanisms. Often those that practice such behavior also belittle any explanation as to why it's being done for the very same insecure reasons.

But if you ask them if they are insecure, they will deny it, and then react in defensive mode usually with more "bullying" or "character assassinations"

Just watch the replies to this post.
     
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Only at MacNN can you actually start a thread derailed.
     
 
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