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Forum topic by Jorge G. posted 01-26-2013 06:07 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jorge G.

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01-26-2013 06:07 PM

It should be common courtesy that if you are going to talk about someone, you at least allow them to respond on that thread, and not block them before that person even has a chance to respond.

Not long ago in the “Marking and measuring” thread you wanted to start an argument with me about ferrules which I nipped in the bud. So it seems you do like to argue as well, but get annoyed when others do.

I agree that the arguments between thescam50 and myself ruin the threads, but even if I did not participate he would ruin them any way by trying to impose his point of view an all responding. It is time something is done about it.

The best way I could figure out was to issue a challenge that would settle the skills of each other once and for all and maybe stop this guy from continuing his tirades on every thread.

Having said this, unlike you, I am allowing you the courtesy to respond in this thread.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.


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#1 posted 01-26-2013 06:17 PM

I think this should be settled with a wholesome ‘dance-fight’.
Or better yet, maybe you could be the bigger man and simply stop participating in the BS that you admit is ruining threads.

Just some unsolicited advice from an independent 3rd party.

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Jorge G.

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 06:21 PM

maybe you could be the bigger man and simply stop participating in the BS that you admit is ruining threads.

You know, I try, but on every thread once you disagree with this guy he keeps just going on and on….until it just ruins the thread.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Tedstor

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 06:31 PM

Some people have mastered the art of pissing people off. It can be hard to ignore such people. But do realize that when you respond to these folks, you become a puppet, and they are effectively pulling your strings.
Most of these folks are just “internet tough guys”. In real life, they are most likely a first-class, solid-gold pu$$y.
Don’t get mad at them….....feel sorry for them. Roll your eyes and move along. Perpetual pissing contests are not an answer that will bring you satisfaction.

Just trying to help.

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idiotstick

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#4 posted 01-26-2013 06:41 PM

Well put “Tedstor”
Asimple common sense solution.
Pete.

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 06:48 PM

Since you posted this where all can see, I’ll weigh in.

Jorge, this is not directed at you specifically, you have plenty of company.

<soapbox>

Some of you act like pimply face 12 year old’s, squabbling about who has the cooler/better/faster BMX bike.

Arguing on the internet is still retarded. If you have a serious problem with someone here, try keeping it between yourselves. Some people are going to be contrary, just to be contrary. Not everyone is going to agree and want to sing Kumbayah.

Lumberjocks is here so that we can show off our work, receive constructive feedback, seek and give advice and even gloat a little. I am fairly certain it was not set up to be a lumberyard version of Fight Club.

Presumably, you are over the age of consent, which makes you an adult. Try acting like one. Not every jab or feint from someone you don’t like or disagree with needs to be met with a response.

In my experience, if you let this kind of thing slide by, your rival/opponent/bully/retard on the internet will tire of it quickly and move on, because they want a response.

</soapbox>

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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Tedstor

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#6 posted 01-26-2013 06:48 PM

Well, if you feel that scuttling a thread is better than just moving on? I respectfully disagree with your opinion.
If the guy is being an insufferable pest, just report him/her to the website management. If they fail to act, find another site to patron. LJs is a great site, but its not the only show in town.

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Jorge G.

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#7 posted 01-26-2013 06:56 PM

Well, if you feel that scuttling a thread is better than just moving on? I respectfully disagree with your opinion.

Definitly not Tedstor, but the thread is usually ruined anyway since even if no one responds to him, he keeps responding to people regardless of whether they are addressing him or not.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Derec

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#8 posted 01-26-2013 07:15 PM

I agree with Richard and Tedstor.

I am new to Lumberjocks and woodworking, I enjoy reading the blogs and looking through the projects that people post. It is very frustrating and disappointing when I am trying to read and learn, and a blog gets hijacked by two people who are ranting off topic.

Acknowledging the remarks of people who make disparaging comments only encourages their behavior. By ignoring them you are not feeding into self deprecating acts. By challenging them you have lowered yourself to their level and they have beaten you, even if he does not accept your challenge.

You may have the best of intentions, but they always come through in text or blog.

-- Derec

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OnlyJustME

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#9 posted 01-26-2013 07:38 PM

Kumbayah Richard, Kumbayah.
Just flag the post and move on. If enough people flag the post the moderators will take care of it.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Jorge G.

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#10 posted 01-26-2013 08:09 PM

If enough people flag the post the moderators will take care of it.

That is the problem is that it seems that strategy is not working. [edited by moderators] There seems to be no consequence to his actions. I am starting to think of the flag button as the same as those buttons in the cross walks, they have no use other than to make you feel good, the light ain’t changing any faster… :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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OnlyJustME

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#11 posted 01-26-2013 08:14 PM

Just like elevator buttons. lol

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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OnlyJustME

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#12 posted 01-26-2013 08:15 PM

People just like pushing buttons. some people push different buttons than others that’s all.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#13 posted 01-26-2013 08:19 PM

It’s hilarious that one of the two participants in a never-ending flame war, who has been asked multiple times by multiple people to take it offline or walk away but refuses, is now talking about common courtesy.

I don’t know or care what originally caused your problems with the Dude, but both of you need to act like adults.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#14 posted 01-26-2013 08:27 PM

Sharing opinions is one of the primary attractions of woodworking forums, but not everyone shares dissenting opinions well. Not everyone has the ability to accept other’s opinions for what they are, nor the wisdom to know when to express their opinions and when not to, so sometimes sparks fly. Those who offend frequently/constantly should be dealt with.

(Shared in Rick’s thread too)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Tedster

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#15 posted 01-26-2013 08:31 PM

This is almost as entertaining as woodworking.

Actually, no it’s not.

In fact, changing baby diapers is more entertaining that this… albeit similar in many ways.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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