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    Yep. It didn't last, as usual. We should start taking bets on how long until it happens again, how much angst and drama will accompany the next grand exit, and how long the absence will last.
    Online arguments are a lot like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    As soon as the audience begins to participate, any actual content is lost in the resulting chaos and cacophony.
    At that point, all you can do is laugh and enjoy the descent into debasement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Taken from New Year's Resolutions 2020

    5. My reputation on this forum is toast no matter what I do or say, so I will spend considerably less/no time here. Probably as an anonymous reader and not a member.
    I've posted about 3 times so far this year (couple of thread replies and a classified ad). This is "considerably less", so, considering the bolded part in the quote above, your continual bleating about what I do or don't do here just makes you look like an asshole. That goes for those who support you too. Have you not got anything better to do? Perhaps, you know, actually creating content for example. I know it would be a radical departure from your usual sniping. [I see from your history that it has been 2 years since you last started a thread.]


    Freedom of speech, freedom of expression. It's all well and good until the other fella says something you don't like, isn't it Dreck. Then you're all for shutting them down.

    The claim that you had gone for good was also in your Signature, now modified. Therefore its not really fair of you to make comments against others 'bleating about what I do or don't do' when you have previously stated that you had cleared off and would no longer post.

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    I dont know Dreck and I dont know EoC, I cannot see much in this thread that has targetted EoC, especially when a declared exit has been made.

    Either keep to your word or keep your head down and behave yourself.

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    Sorry to be blunt but I have no connection to you, I just donít like drama , your FPG life seems surrounded by drama

    I cannot speak for anyone else but it doesnít matter two hoots whether you posted in the future or not, I am sure that if I never posted again no one would notice. All I want is to read something on here that is interesting or informative or entertaining all to do with my FP hobby.

    If I want to take a break then thatís just as good, but I am not going to make a drama about it, and I cannot think of a reason why anyone would want to say something like

    "I've got 12 minutes before midnight ends my involvement here - but if I lose this there are virtually no chances of getting anything like it. My resources here are limited and thin.Ē Ending your involvement, trying to understand how that works for you

    Whatís that all about?

    I have no axe to grind here, yours, mine and 80% of the posts on here are not sufficiently important or even entertaining enough for anyone to care that much, just donít make a drama out of it, you are the only one who does it and maybe the only one who cares. You had been on my Ignore list and only removed your name when I thought you had gone for good.

    I am not usually one to tell anyone how to behave but it seems to me that you have two choices, go for good or behave yourself in an undramatic way.

    This is much less important to me than the time I have already given, I dont really care enough to comment further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreck View Post
    Yep. It didn't last, as usual. We should start taking bets on how long until it happens again, how much angst and drama will accompany the next grand exit, and how long the absence will last.
    You know what. I for one appreciate David (EoC)'s contributions to FPG.

    He came up with topics of discussions and I learn a lot from the responses.

    Do I always agree with his view? Of course not, we are different persons.

    But that's what makes this forum useful and good: Genuine questions, comments, and preferably free of snarky-ness.
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    We might re-read the opening four or five posts of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Fred

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    What are we watching?
    People being people.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Fred

    Pass the popcorn

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    What are we watching?
    Groundhog Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
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    Fred

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    What are we watching?
    Groundhog Day.
    Groundhog Day is about enlightenment. I'm not sure this thread is.

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    Yep. It didn't last, as usual. We should start taking bets on how long until it happens again, how much angst and drama will accompany the next grand exit, and how long the absence will last.
    You know what. I for one appreciate David (EoC)'s contributions to FPG.

    He came up with topics of discussions and I learn a lot from the responses.

    Do I always agree with his view? Of course not, we are different persons.

    But that's what makes this forum useful and good: Genuine questions, comments, and preferably free of snarky-ness.
    I'm not questioning the usefulness or validity of actual content--when and where it exists. I've no problems whatsoever with different viewpoints or personalities--to a point. What is as exhausting as it is entertaining is the ubiquitous, egregious, insane, and overblown drama that inevitably accompanies the content. If an individual insists on acting like an hysterical toddler, nobody should be surprised at the reactions to such behavior.
    Last edited by Dreck; February 5th, 2020 at 12:27 PM.
    Online arguments are a lot like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    As soon as the audience begins to participate, any actual content is lost in the resulting chaos and cacophony.
    At that point, all you can do is laugh and enjoy the descent into debasement.

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    Yep. It didn't last, as usual. We should start taking bets on how long until it happens again, how much angst and drama will accompany the next grand exit, and how long the absence will last.
    You know what. I for one appreciate David (EoC)'s contributions to FPG.

    He came up with topics of discussions and I learn a lot from the responses.

    Do I always agree with his view? Of course not, we are different persons.

    But that's what makes this forum useful and good: Genuine questions, comments, and preferably free of snarky-ness.
    I'm not questioning the usefulness or validity of actual content--when and where it exists. I've no problems whatsoever with different viewpoints or personalities--to a point. What is exhausting and exasperating is the ubiquitous, egregious, insane, and overblown drama that inevitably accompanies the content. If an individual insists on acting like an hysterical toddler, nobody should be surprised at the reactions to such behavior.
    Iím with penwash, I know EOC quite a long time, already from the dark side.
    He was always eccentric, but I like his contributions, he makes the forum brighter and more interesting.
    As for my part I would like to see him contributing more again.

    And his handwriting is excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    If you don't want to comment then apply your own advice and don't comment. Ignore lists are the fingers in the ears of the internet world.

    And a peacefull salvation. The trite little phrase of fingers in the ears of the internet needs to be called out for being what it is.

    Adding a name to an ignore list is for the users own benefit because they dont want to read the posts of the person being ignored.

    No BS please.
    Last edited by Bzzer; February 6th, 2020 at 04:59 AM.

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    Please go to another thread with all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    If you don't want to comment then apply your own advice and don't comment. Ignore lists are the fingers in the ears of the internet world.

    And a peacefull salvation. The trite little phrase of fingers in the ears of the internet needs to be called out for being what it is.

    Adding a name to an ignore list is for the users own benefit because they dont want to read the posts of the person being ignored.

    No BS please.




    You cannot call another person's perception* of something as BS unless you are attempting to gaslight them.
    You do a good gaslighting job on your own, I couldn't compete.

    The point I was making was if people want to ignore posts it is their choice and nothing to do with having fingers in ears, a better comparison is changing the channel on the radio when you don't like the music being played.

    No offence, I wish you well, but I don't want to have a dialogue with you. It has also been said above that this is the wrong thread to have this, or indeed any exchange, so please, give it a rest.
    Last edited by Bzzer; February 10th, 2020 at 12:45 PM.

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    Rule 63: Do not revive a thread where there's joy in it slipping towards and off the bottom of the page, for example:

    Seems this thread has died*, but to put in a bit of input**....
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