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Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 24 (670000)
08-07-2012 10:47 PM


I've had a fair amount of communication with FEY, via PM and e-mail.

The short explanation - I just like the guy (or something like that).

Now, I truly ask all parties to keep the civility at a high level.

FEY - Don't let yourself get overloaded by the many replies you may get. You don't have to reply to all of them. If you're have problems with other members, just don't reply to them.

If you're having problems, please Private Message and/or e-mail me (or another admin) about them. PLEASE, do not have another public melt down. Do that, and I'll personally suspend you permanently.

Adminnemooseus

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Change "Personal" to "Private".


Or something like that.

    
nwr
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Message 2 of 24 (670002)
08-07-2012 11:14 PM


Welcome back, foreveryoung
I'm glad to see that you have been reinstated.

Please try to follow the advice you have been given.

Try to avoid being angry (and I know that can be hard to do).

Pace yourself. Set a limit of how many replies you will do per day, and don't exceed that. Best is to reply in a way that will represent your position well.

Remember that you are not trying to persuade the other posters at EvC. Rather, you are trying to leave behind a record for other people (lurkers and guests) who read the arguments. And you will make a better presentation to those other readers if you can keep control.

I hope other people will try to avoid piling on. But even if they try, it will happen.

Maybe consider an occasional Great Debate thread, where you are debating with only one other person. Moose can help set that up, if you are interested.


Jesus was a liberal hippie

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foreveryoung
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Message 3 of 24 (670004)
08-07-2012 11:20 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by nwr
08-07-2012 11:14 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
I will always get angry. There is no avoiding it. I will just suspend myself temporarily until the anger subsides. I appreciate being reinstated and will respond sparingly and certainly not to every post directed at me. If anyone does not understand why I don't respond, it is because it is either logistically impossible or it is emotionally in my best interest not to do so. I will do my best to hold back, and if I cannot, I will simply go away for awhile.
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Message 4 of 24 (670019)
08-08-2012 2:26 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by foreveryoung
08-07-2012 11:20 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
Welcome back Foreveryoung!

I hope that we'll be able to enjoy some constructive discussions going forward. Just try not to take things so personally.

I agree with NWR that the Great Debate threads would be a good venue for you and I'm sure that many of us would be more than happy to open a GD to discuss whatever subject you have in mind. People tend to be more conversational and more polite in GD threads.

Mutate and Survive


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Taz
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Message 5 of 24 (670023)
08-08-2012 4:26 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by foreveryoung
08-07-2012 11:20 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
I joke on here a lot that I have high blood pressure problem due to anger and all that stuff. In reality, my friends typically would describe me as being calm all the time and kinda cold. Actually, I just asked some of them last week and that's exactly what they said to me.

My experience is that emotional people seem to be proud of the fact that at times they allow their emotions to get a hold of them. After all, it feels good to act out in anger. It doesn't stop at anger. Rash decisions and actions during strong emotional state typically brings about a satisfying feeling. That's why it can be addicting to people.

FEY, a word of advice, and I know you hate me right now. If you ever hope to better yourself and bring yourself closer to truth, following your strong emotions sure as hell ain't the way to do it.

When I was a cop, an old cop gave me a very good advice. If it feels good to do it, it's probably a bad idea.


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CosmicChimp
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Message 6 of 24 (670032)
08-08-2012 6:39 AM
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08-07-2012 11:20 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
Good for you! Good for all of us here. Yesterday on another part of the interwebs a lady who had studied Alice Stewart said, "Alice and George were very good at conflict. They saw it as thinking." They were right about that.

Nobody said it was going to be easy.


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Dr Jack
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Message 7 of 24 (670035)
08-08-2012 7:11 AM


Welcome back, foreveryoung
Glad to see you again
  
jar
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Message 8 of 24 (670040)
08-08-2012 8:31 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by foreveryoung
08-07-2012 11:20 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
Welcome home. Pull up a stump and set a spell.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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ooh-child
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Message 9 of 24 (670074)
08-08-2012 12:21 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by foreveryoung
08-07-2012 11:20 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
I'll add to the welcoming chorus. Looking forward to seeing which path you'll be taking next.
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nwr
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Message 10 of 24 (670075)
08-08-2012 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by foreveryoung
08-07-2012 11:20 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
I will always get angry. There is no avoiding it.

The positive thing, is that you recognize that it is part of your nature, and you are trying to minimize the bad effects it can have.

I suppose it is human nature, though perhaps it affects some people less than others. I know that I can get very angry at times. When that happens, I try to put of responding until I have calmed down.


Jesus was a liberal hippie

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New Cat's Eye
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Message 11 of 24 (670078)
08-08-2012 1:56 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by foreveryoung
08-07-2012 11:20 PM


I will always get angry. There is no avoiding it.

I find that not giving a fuck helps in avoiding the anger. I mean, its just the internet... the anonymity brings out the worst in people and you don't even know if they're just lying or not. Its just not something worth getting angry over.


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herebedragons
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Message 12 of 24 (670082)
08-08-2012 2:49 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by foreveryoung
08-07-2012 11:20 PM


Re: Welcome back, foreveryoung
See look how nice everyone is ... they are giving your member rating a huge boost

Seriously, I don't think we have interacted much before, but welcome back. I agree with CS. Don't take this so personally. You should not expect that you are going to change anyone's mind around here, but you can expect to understand other's POV and perhaps reinforce your own beliefs or modify them to accommodate new information. Either way, its all good.

Peace

HBD


Whoever calls me ignorant shares my own opinion. Sorrowfully and tacitly I recognize my ignorance, when I consider how much I lack of what my mind in its craving for knowledge is sighing for. But until the end of the present exile has come and terminated this our imperfection by which "we know in part," I console myself with the consideration that this belongs to our common nature. - Francesco Petrarca

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Theodoric
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Message 13 of 24 (670091)
08-08-2012 5:33 PM


kudos
Well good to see forever getting another chance.

Tell me again why was hooah suspended for 4 weeks?


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


    
Shield
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Message 14 of 24 (670099)
08-08-2012 6:54 PM


Now unban Artemis
Welcome back, FY.

Artemis Entreri still need to have his ban removed IMHO.

And Hooah too.


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fearandloathing
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Message 15 of 24 (670101)
08-08-2012 7:28 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by Shield
08-08-2012 6:54 PM


Re: Now unban Artemis
IMHO AE was given far more chances than Foreveryoung was. FY was booted off too soon, he is a passionate person, but I never think of him as being a TROLL. AE on the other hand????

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
― Edward R. Murrow

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them" - Ray Bradbury


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