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Forum topic by Loren posted 04-01-2014 05:26 AM 1384 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2014 05:26 AM

Don’t read the off-topic stuff.

That’s where you see the political venting or whatever.

I never get mad at anybody here. Yet I often see interesting
people leave for reasons that baffle me…. as I’ve rarely
even glanced at the threads that upset these individuals.

Don’t get me wrong, I think some posters are a little
annoying because they don’t write clearly or have a
pugnacious attitude, but in the end all I do on here is
read and write about woodworking, which for me is a lot more
interesting than getting upset with people on the internet.


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#1 posted 04-01-2014 08:31 PM

Loren excellent points.

I honestly have to wonder how one can truly get mad or upset on the internet. I see it often, guys wanting to be removed, deleting all their posts, removing photos, and the classic “I am out of here, last hurrah post”. They must have a lot of difficulty living in the real world or have a very limited group of people that tolerate them as they having the coping skills of a 2 year old.

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 09:08 PM

I have fairly strong political views. They are mine and I rarely share them outside of family and friends. I would never wish to offend anyone here. I only read rants if they are written in a humorous way.


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#3 posted 04-01-2014 09:17 PM

If you leave this website because of a disagreement about something not related to woodworking, then (IMHO) you have other issues. If you only look for the negatives, then that’s all you will find. Sad.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 10:22 PM

Easy on the practicality Loren, you could give the interwebz a bad name, lol. It is a lot like TV, just change the channel if the programming is not to your liking. Kinda simple.

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 10:31 PM

Despite the folks who
1) cause trouble
2) bicker and whine
3) are high and mighty, the expert at everything and will let you know it

It is the best woodworking site out there IMO….and I will continue to be a member

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 10:45 PM

Two things that helped me stay here; one, I didn’t know about: the block option. The second: the mental ignore button. With those two tools all is well.


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#7 posted 04-05-2014 11:57 PM

Right on Loren.

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#8 posted 04-06-2014 04:39 PM

I agree with you Loren, if I do stumble onto something I do not like it is easy to stop reading and move on
to some of the excellent topics and posts on this site. As a friend once said when asked about someone
who was being real obnoxious towards him, “They never passed a law or rule saying everyone had to like
me, nor that I had to like everyone else, so I just consider the source and ignore it. If I am right no problem,
and if I am wrong, ignorance is bliss.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 04-06-2014 04:45 PM

I read the off topic posts and occasionally participate in a debate because I actually enjoy a little mental jousting. But it never ceases to amaze me how many people get all bent out of shape over political and religious arguments in the forums, and then call for the coffee lounge to be removed altogether because they don’t have the self-control to just not click on it.

Humans are funny. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 04-06-2014 05:00 PM

Someone once told me if you read a post that makes you so angry enough to respond,,instead of going straight to the keyboard ,put both hands under your butt and sit on them for 5 minutes or so,don’t type anything until you calm down,chances are you’ll be happier later.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#11 posted 04-06-2014 06:19 PM

A drunk will never run into the back of you if you are following him.

Moral: If you see a drunk, let him go by.

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#12 posted 04-06-2014 09:37 PM

Nailed it

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#13 posted 04-06-2014 11:02 PM

Ya ever slow down to gawk at a wreck?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 04-06-2014 11:10 PM

sometimes ya just got to poke the bear for the fun of it!
Andre of Alberta.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#15 posted 04-06-2014 11:30 PM

I guess I’m sick. There are some folks at work that I just can’t resist. Just pull the string and watch them go.
They keep me entertained. I work in a lab and the people are, well, different. Very high strung. I call them delicate geniuses. It’s just so easy.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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