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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsilius View Post
    I go away for the weekend and look what happens.
    FWIW, I have been trying to ignore the classifieds in favor of the other posts as a matter of principle. Plus I canít buy more pens for a bit . . . I am enjoying it more. Nothing against classifieds, but they were getting overbalanced. I cured that by looking at them less.
    I think the content is a bit more balanced today than before.
    At least I see some of us deliberately contribute with fun contents ... sometimes too much fun
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    Default Re: forum rules suggestions

    Just when I thought this thread had at last died a natural death it seems to have been resurrected again.
    Last edited by Chrissy; December 12th, 2017 at 11:10 AM.

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    And a maximum of one post for people playing the victim.

    Sod it, not even one, grow some balls.

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    Default Re: forum rules suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Rule 142 - Maximum public forum "I quit!" limit per member: 10
    You should've set that limit a lot lower, Fred. It appears to have been taken as an invitation for repeat performance.
    You're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Rule 142 - Maximum public forum "I quit!" limit per member: 10
    You should've set that limit a lot lower, Fred. It appears to have been taken as an invitation for repeat performance.
    You're right.
    Yep. Here we go again. Believe me, I take no joy in being correct in this one. The self-deprecation to garner attention is truly exhausting.
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    This is terribly faskinatin'. I wish I understood what everyone was talking about. (I'm too lazy to go back more than about two pages into this thread.)
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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.
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    Default Re: forum rules suggestions

    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.
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    From earlier in this thread, and a reminder to try not to be hypocritical when attempting to foist 'rules' on other people.

    Peer pressure just takes longer to bring about change in behavior.
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    In some respects, this lack of moderation is an experiment in patience, toleration and acceptance.
    - FredRydr (same post as above)


    I am free to express myself however I choose. Of course, you may choose to put me on your ignore list. If instead you decide to be mean spirited remember that one reaps what one sows.

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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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    As I was quoting myself verbatim (that's word for word) I rather think it is fair.

    This thread was started by TSHerbs with a good intention. However, it has devolved into a thread that is only concerned with bashing me. Members should really take a good honest look at how they treat others. And if you (all) are honest with yourself you will find much to be ashamed of.

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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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    Considering we've even had back-channel communication and responded to each other in various threads, you cannot claim not to know me a bit.

    Many posts on this thread have been aimed at me, but the aspiring intimidators (see Fred's "Peer pressure" quote) are careful not to use names. The intent is crystal clear though.

    And now, from you:

    Either keep to your word or keep your head down and behave yourself.
    First part, I quoted what I have already said about taking considerably less involvement here, and this year I have done just that. Until posters in this thread started bashing me again I had just 4 posts this year.

    Second part, who the hell do you think you are to tell me how to behave? See Fred's quote again. This puts you on the side of the intimidators.

    Over the last few years I have been a regular contributor to this forum, either responding to other people's threads or creating very many of my own. I've been at times normal, eccentric, infuriating, generous (though most who have benefitted from my largesse are loathe to acknowledge it), thought-provoking, rude, funny... and so on. In other words, a regular human being of many facets. Somehow this is unacceptable to a small but very vocal group of self-righteous people on here.

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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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    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.
    Last edited by Empty_of_Clouds; February 4th, 2020 at 03:28 PM.

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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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    I appreciate the comment, Will.

    Focussing on the positive side of subjects and members is the way to go. And I am accepting of the fact that I don't always do that myself. It is for others to recognise that trait in themeselves.

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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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