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Forum topic by Rich posted 06-26-2017 10:43 PM 3437 views 1 time favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rich

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06-26-2017 10:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

I guess I don’t have to name names regarding who sent me the rude PM since only the OP can block someone from their thread, and I’ve been blocked.

I also got another rude PM from this individual, but obviously can’t respond because he blocked me after he sent it. I love the snipe-and-hide technique. It really exposes a person’s true character.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner


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#1 posted 07-02-2017 09:11 PM

In reality, this is too funny. He’s like many of the snowflakes out there these days – he spouts crap, they claims a safespace to avoid opposition.

He set the private mail below. When he didn’t like the kind for kind response, he retaliated and booted me too. Guess my life is over now, or not.

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Of course, his justification for his trash talk is a matter of record.

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#2 posted 07-02-2017 09:38 PM

Yep, sounds just like what I got. I had posted a link in his cherished thread to a browser extension to remove the Amazon affiliate tag from a URL, and got a PM from him telling me not to do that again. When I dared to call out his nonsense in the thread, bam. I got a nastygram that I couldn’t reply to because I was blocked.

He’s clearly petulant and of low character. What kind of real man has to hide like that? My block list contains exactly zero members. Maybe if someone was repeatedly harassing me with PMs I’d do it just to cut down on the noise, but I can handle insults and toss them right back.


Of course, his justification for his trash talk is a matter of record.

Educate me. I’m not aware of that.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 07-02-2017 10:47 PM

The simple of it is, snowflake’s justification didn’t exist, which could be seen by back tracking on the thread we were bumped from. He just wanted to trash talk equipment he didn’t own, but I did and I called him on it (I only have one piece of Grizzley equipment among my PM, Delta, and other equipment and it’s shown itself to be a good bang for the buck, which offends him).

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#4 posted 07-02-2017 11:33 PM

Does snowflake mean whiner?

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#5 posted 07-02-2017 11:39 PM

Yes snowflake, it does! ;-)

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#6 posted 07-04-2017 09:00 PM

Don’t get too upset about it.

I made a comment awhile back about how it didn’t seem right for the “deals” thread to be a place where someone can post their affiliate links. At least be open about it and don’t try to hide it…

But, alas, he blocked me from the thread as well.

Welcome to the club.

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#7 posted 07-04-2017 09:23 PM


Don t get too upset about it.

I made a comment awhile back about how it didn t seem right for the “deals” thread to be a place where someone can post their affiliate links. At least be open about it and don t try to hide it…

But, alas, he blocked me from the thread as well.

Welcome to the club.

- RustyHacksaw

That’s pretty interesting that two of us were blocked over affiliate tag issues. If I was a suspicious person, I might even think that the petulant one has a stake in those tags being there. If that’s not against the rules on LJ, it should be, and the offender’s account should be locked.

I might bring it up with the admin, just to see what the rules are, and if any are being broken.

I did get the last laugh a few days ago when it was posted on there that Amazon had the 36” 2-1/2” throat depth Bessey F clamps for half what they normally go for. I snagged four of them and stripped the affiliate tag out, so whoever was trying to make a buck off it got nada.

Can’t block me from looking — and stripping affiliate tags…lmao.

Edit: If anyone is interested, they can do a web search for “amazon tag remover extension.” There are several for different browsers. Since I use a Chrome variant, I decided to install Amazon Tag Remover, and it works automatically to remove the tag without you having to do anything. I’d originally only mentioned its existence on that thread but hadn’t installed it. After I was blocked I decided to install it and now anytime I buy something from Amazon through a link on his thread, the tag is removed.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#8 posted 07-04-2017 10:59 PM

I have had experience with being blocked from sites. I have learned not to exceed my authority on those sites and have refrained from using colorful metaphors, and generally not to purposefully piss anyone off. It is hard to do, but people who know too much and brag about it,should also refrain from causing conflicts.

-- swschenk@hotmail.com

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#9 posted 07-05-2017 12:25 AM

are the prices different under an affiliate tag? ..not trying to be funny, just don’t know. but, if nothing is different such as product, price, service or warranties, why care? they’ll be receiving their kickbacks from amazon or another business. you even said you took advantage of the post that alerted you of bessey f clamps so why care that someone makes few cents from amazon?
someone admitted he gets his deals off a FB page… well, that guy is working to list all those deals into a convenient location so why not let him make a small commission? i’m not talking about these bs review/comparison blogs that trys to get you to click and sneak in a cookie…i hate those!

again, i don’t know this stuff so i could be completely off…;)

-- Two is One, One is None

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#10 posted 07-05-2017 02:38 AM

Shoot, if someone does the legwork to save me a few bucks and the cost is the same either way, good for them for making a small commission.

Find the deals for me and I’ll gladly toss a little bit your way. Win win.

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#11 posted 07-05-2017 03:06 AM

Of course, sometimes it is the one blocking doing the inciting.


I have had experience with being blocked from sites. I have learned not to exceed my authority on those sites and have refrained from using colorful metaphors, and generally not to purposefully piss anyone off. It is hard to do, but people who know too much and brag about it,should also refrain from causing conflicts.

- swschenk


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#12 posted 07-05-2017 12:13 PM

Maybe he is just trying to save you from that money pit ? :-)

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#13 posted 07-05-2017 03:31 PM

The issue is the deceit.

However, it’s not that big of deal. There are many websites, many different forums, and many threads. The www is a big place.

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#14 posted 07-07-2017 03:02 AM

It appears that there is a lurker on this humble thread. One who prefers to run back to his safe space and toss out little snipes like “drama” and “uproar” (things that only exist in his head), and offers to explain the facts to anyone who PMs him. Why? Because he can’t defend his behavior publicly.

This is an open thread. Since I have not blocked a single LJ member, anyone is free to comment here — including the lurker. There have been differing opinions about affiliate links presented here politely and intelligently, and not a single member was blocked. Some of us don’t feel the need to control the narrative because we don’t fear what others might say.

Hiding in a controlled environment also makes it possible to tell falsehoods, like I don’t care if you use an affiliate blocker — even though I blocked users for discussing them. It’s easy to say you don’t care, since no one can stop people from using them anyway. It just sounds noble.

Again, here, anyone is free to speak. Chime in with your opinion, pro or con — everyone is welcome.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#15 posted 07-07-2017 01:07 PM

Let’s stop with the drama thread of who blocked who.
http://lumberjocks.com/CricketWalker/blog/42535

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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