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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2002, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Something VERY strange is going on around here ...

Since Wimbledon, there've been serious, (basically) respectful threads on topics that were instant flame war only six months ago.

Anna Kournikova
Race as a basis for rooting interest
Martina Hingis
Performance enhancing drugs
Monica's weight
Beating the Williams sisters
Nationality as a basis for rooting interest

Now we aren't the Mormom Tabernacle Choir, and there's been some nastiness, even some threads closed. But any of the above topics this winter would have degenerated quickly. This summer, we're somehow managing not to let ourselves get completely derailed by people more interested in hurling insults than having discussion. Well, its been fun for me, anyway.

Everyone, pat yourself on the back once. Don't break your arm though.

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For me the biggest difference is that recently I finally started to really use "Ignore List" and therefore don't read messages by trolls, it is so much better for a peace of mind..

Volcana, have you been a member of Sanex Boards? You remind me one poster from there, named Question Mark, were that you?

Anyways, the boards always got more peaceful during the periods of tennis standstills. Wait for Stanford, and things will instantly heat up.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2002, 10:34 PM
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I noticed it too. Strange, but good.

But it could go back to bad a couple of months from now.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2002, 10:40 PM
 
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Long may it continue - although it has to be said that the Monica's weight thread has had a bit of editing one of the moderators which was very welcome believe me .
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2002, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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ys - I got a stalker off these boards once. Plagued me for months. Called me at work, sent nasty e-mail, etc. Now that I've thrown them off my trail, I'm keeping them off. No info on me that might let anyone track me down again. That includes sex, marital status, old user names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

That nonsense I want no more part of.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2002, 10:58 PM
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OK< Volcana, I understand what you mean, but I have my own interpretation of your answer.

"..just knowing that as long as i choose life, there is hope."

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Talking Oooooooooooh, so, there you are...

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ys - I got a stalker off these boards once. Plagued me for months. Called me at work, sent nasty e-mail, etc. Now that I've thrown them off my trail, I'm keeping them off. No info on me that might let anyone track me down again. That includes sex, marital status, old user names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

That nonsense I want no more part of.
Finally, I found you!!! Okay, volcana, I'm after you again!! HaHaHaHahahaha

AND YOU WON'T GET AWAY THIS TIME. LOL
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volcano, how did this person get your email and work phone number? Are you sure you didnt lead this person on?
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2002, 04:30 AM
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Yea well someone wasn't so peaceful, SteadyRock was it? God I hated him/her, always telling it like it was! Well I think he's banned now, much to my relief.
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Well my thread was closed on a ridculous basis and was nothing compared to other ones that were open!
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2002, 04:35 AM
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Yea well someone wasn't so peaceful, SteadyRock was it? God I hated him/her, always telling it like it was! Well I think he's banned now, much to my relief.
Rocksteady was banned?

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hey Strokes, what point are trying to make with your signature?
Just curious

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Yea well someone wasn't so peaceful, SteadyRock was it? God I hated him/her, always telling it like it was! Well I think he's banned now, much to my relief.
Whatever you turn into... I'll always recognise you Rocksteady...

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Re: Something VERY strange is going on around here ...

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Since Wimbledon, there've been serious, (basically) respectful threads on topics that were instant flame war only six months ago.

Anna Kournikova
Race as a basis for rooting interest
Martina Hingis
Performance enhancing drugs
Monica's weight
Beating the Williams sisters
Nationality as a basis for rooting interest

Now we aren't the Mormom Tabernacle Choir, and there's been some nastiness, even some threads closed. But any of the above topics this winter would have degenerated quickly. This summer, we're somehow managing not to let ourselves get completely derailed by people more interested in hurling insults than having discussion. Well, its been fun for me, anyway.

Everyone, pat yourself on the back once. Don't break your arm though.
That and your admission of a gay experience has me speechless.

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