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Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
WTS thread on 06/11/2008 15:55:06 MDT Print View

I ws just finishing the last page of that very lengthy WTS thread when it disappeared....did someone step over the line?? If so, it would be nice to know what line was crossed...

P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: "WTS thread" on 06/11/2008 15:57:55 MDT Print View

Allison, I'd been reading it but not participating. The last comment I saw was a perfectly civil one by Ben. Someone must have crossed the line afterwards or the powers that be just got tired of it all.
Ah, I love the smell of testosterone in the morning. ;-)

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
WTS thread on 06/11/2008 16:08:24 MDT Print View

I'm still trying to figure out why people were getting so wound up. Life's too short........

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: WTS thread on 06/11/2008 17:19:24 MDT Print View

The thread turned into a quagmire of hazing. I'm glad it got deleted cuz I couldn't stop watching that youtube video and I was getting no work done. My laughing was beginning to annoy the workmates.

Yours truly,

AFT

Edited by jshann on 06/11/2008 17:20:04 MDT.

Steve O
(HechoEnDetroit) - F

Locale: South Kak
Re: WTS Thread on 06/11/2008 19:29:32 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by HechoEnDetroit on 06/12/2008 02:10:12 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: WTS thread on 06/11/2008 19:46:01 MDT Print View

So BPL put out the fire. I somehow see this new thread as a smothering pile -- ready to flare up again into an all-consuming fire any minute... :)

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/11/2008 20:26:26 MDT Print View

[pours water on smoldering ashes]

Maybe LNT should apply to more than just the backcountry...

Adam

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/12/2008 14:40:28 MDT Print View

It may be a smouldering pile, I just want to know WHY it's a smouldering pile??? Was there profanity? Name-calling? Outright lies? Or was it just some heated opinions??? I didn't get to the last page before it got deleted, so I'm not sure why it was so inflammatory. Maybe someone in the know could just PM me the details and then I can delete this query from the public eye....

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/12/2008 15:07:28 MDT Print View

LNT Adam? Leave No Trolls?

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F - M
Leave No Trolls on 06/12/2008 15:13:16 MDT Print View

That was the best post of the day, John. I really did laugh out loud.

Joseph Porrello
(jap361971) - F

Locale: Coconut Grove
Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/12/2008 17:19:46 MDT Print View

what was the you tube video? I followed the thread for a while but missed that.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: WTS thread on 06/12/2008 17:40:18 MDT Print View

Please do NOT post that YouTube video here again. If everyone got all upset about one poster's words which I saw as civil I do not think it is fair to post something much more in bad taste. I particularly think that if the BPL moderators are so keen on people not using profanity here then allowing a link to a video full of profanity would definitely be a double standard. The moderators deleted that thread with the video for a reason. Please respect their decision. If you post it here again this thread will most likely be deleted, too.

What is it with all the brouhaha lately??? I have never seen this much rancor at BPL, even in the days of Vlad.

Edited by butuki on 06/12/2008 17:42:43 MDT.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/12/2008 18:33:22 MDT Print View

Speaking of which, I'm surprised the profanity filter doesn't flag Vlad :).

Adam

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/12/2008 22:06:59 MDT Print View

John,
Leave no trolls? Oh, man, that's priceless.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: WTS thread on 06/13/2008 02:51:37 MDT Print View

Speaking of which, I'm surprised the profanity filter doesn't flag Vlad :)

I always imagined him speaking with Bela Lugosi's Dracula voice so I was never able to take anything he said too seriously or get upset by it.

Maybe we should have an "accent" button, so that when a post gets too volatile you just press the accent button and the post will be read from any number of choices, "Darth Vader", "Marvin the Martian", "Yoda", "Miss Piggy", "Igor", "Ronald Reagan"...

Jeff Cadorin
(JeffCadorin) - F

Locale: paper beats rock
Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/13/2008 03:01:39 MDT Print View

I am envisioning the marvin the Martian voice right now....oh that takes the cake

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: WTS thread on 06/13/2008 03:03:37 MDT Print View

Should WTS participants carry hand guns for protection in the backcountry?











(fire bug retires to safe distance and watches...)

Edited by ben2world on 06/13/2008 03:11:47 MDT.

Jeff Cadorin
(JeffCadorin) - F

Locale: paper beats rock
Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/13/2008 03:23:06 MDT Print View

"Should WTS participants carry hand guns for protection in the backcountry?

(fire bug retires to safe distance and watches...)"




Ben you are such the antagonizer, but I.......never mind I'm tired of fighting for the rights of others.....to each their own...

*edit* the comment to Ben was meant in a playfull tone, hope no one misinterpreted it

Edited by JeffCadorin on 06/13/2008 12:29:22 MDT.

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Re: WTS thread on 06/13/2008 04:29:40 MDT Print View

Miguel Arboleda said:
"Maybe we should have an "accent" button, so that when a post gets too volatile you just press the accent button and the post will be read from any number of choices, "Darth Vader", "Marvin the Martian", "Yoda", "Miss Piggy", "Igor", "Ronald Reagan"..."

If none of these work, there's always Emo Phillips.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: WTS thread on 06/13/2008 14:29:05 MDT Print View

When posts get volatile, I think adding Miss Piggy will flame up tempers even more! :)