Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra days ?


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Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra days ?

Postby eldrick » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:28 pm

Humble request to gh :

Could you keep this forum open for possibly 2 - 3 days after the election, as obviously we need to digest the result & have some discussion about it's repercussions/ramifications.

We have behaved ourselves very well here these past few days ( surprisingly ( where's mike6.9 cm ? ) !!! )

It would be a nice reward for us ( & you might be quite interested to hear the views ! )
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Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:47 pm

Although I think this forum is a mistake, since it has been surprisingly restrained, I second the motion to extend it a couple of days.

Besides, there are seven people here I have not yet alienated. :)
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Postby eldrick » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:52 pm

lonewolf wrote:Although I think this forum is a mistake...


why ?
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Postby gm » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:48 pm

eldrick wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Although I think this forum is a mistake...


why ?


If you have to ask...
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Re: Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra da

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:51 pm

[quote="eldrick"We have behaved ourselves very well here these past few days ( surprisingly [/quote]

Shirley, you jest!!!

Calling GW a criminal and the Speaker a traitor isn't exactly behaving now, is it?
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Re: Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra da

Postby bad hammy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:59 pm

Marlow wrote:
eldrick wrote:We have behaved ourselves very well here these past few days ( surprisingly
Shirley, you jest!!!

Calling GW a criminal . . . . isn't exactly behaving now, is it?

Uh, he has several hundred tons of unnecessary US blood on his hands courtesy of his administration's lies and bungling over there in Iraq. Mission accomplished . . .
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Re: Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra da

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:07 pm

bad hammy wrote:Uh, he has several hundred tons of unnecessary US blood on his hands courtesy of his administration's lies and bungling over there in Iraq. Mission accomplished . . .


Exhibit 117 - I rest my case! 8-)
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Re: Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra da

Postby gm » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:14 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
eldrick wrote:We have behaved ourselves very well here these past few days ( surprisingly
Shirley, you jest!!!

Calling GW a criminal . . . . isn't exactly behaving now, is it?

Uh, he has several hundred tons of unnecessary US blood on his hands courtesy of his administration's lies and bungling over there in Iraq. Mission accomplished . . .


Only about 2 million tons to go to match JFK and Truman...
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Re: Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra da

Postby bad hammy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:20 pm

gm wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
eldrick wrote:We have behaved ourselves very well here these past few days ( surprisingly
Shirley, you jest!!!

Calling GW a criminal . . . . isn't exactly behaving now, is it?

Uh, he has several hundred tons of unnecessary US blood on his hands courtesy of his administration's lies and bungling over there in Iraq. Mission accomplished . . .


Only about 2 million tons to go to match JFK and Truman...

Nice non-sequitur - the subject was Bush.
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Re: Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra da

Postby gm » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:21 pm

bad hammy wrote:
gm wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
eldrick wrote:We have behaved ourselves very well here these past few days ( surprisingly
Shirley, you jest!!!

Calling GW a criminal . . . . isn't exactly behaving now, is it?

Uh, he has several hundred tons of unnecessary US blood on his hands courtesy of his administration's lies and bungling over there in Iraq. Mission accomplished . . .


Only about 2 million tons to go to match JFK and Truman...

Nice non-sequitur - the subject was Bush.


So? It's free speech week buddy.
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Postby eldrick » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:25 pm

gm wrote:
eldrick wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Although I think this forum is a mistake...


why ?


If you have to ask...


yawn...

from the guy who doesn't believe athletics fans are capable of discussing politics

i cannot understand your stance

either you believe :

1) athletics fans are incapable of political debate

2) politics shoud only be discussed by a "higher" form of intellectual life which you have not deigned to inform us of ( obviously if someone used the handle "kissinger" or "mcnamara" you'd be creaming yourself to read every post here )

3) you wish to censor free speech

4) you are not intellectually capable of discussing politics with athletics' fans

pick one closest to the above instead of your inevitable ( yawn... ) option 5) ( your 5) is not required to enlighten - just closest, is sufficent infomation to elucidate & of course "none of above" is disallowed as it contradicts the request in bold )
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Postby gm » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:33 pm

You let me know when there is actual debate on a message board, ace.
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Postby eldrick » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:48 pm

gm wrote:You let me know when there is actual debate on a message board, ace.


i'm actually left speechless with this comment

i actually have to "quote" it to preserve it's originality for posterity before the inevitable :

"Last edited by gm on 30 Oct 2008 16:34; edited 3,141,592,654 times in total"
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Postby gm » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:53 pm

You want me to print it out and color in the spaces and send it to you? You could put it on your fridge.
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Re: Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra da

Postby Pego » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:21 pm

gm wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
eldrick wrote:We have behaved ourselves very well here these past few days ( surprisingly
Shirley, you jest!!!

Calling GW a criminal . . . . isn't exactly behaving now, is it?

Uh, he has several hundred tons of unnecessary US blood on his hands courtesy of his administration's lies and bungling over there in Iraq. Mission accomplished . . .


Only about 2 million tons to go to match JFK and Truman...


Are you saying Korea and Vietnam were unnecessary? Welcome to the other side.
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Postby kuha » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:26 pm

eldrick wrote:
gm wrote:You let me know when there is actual debate on a message board, ace.


i'm actually left speechless with this comment

i actually have to "quote" it to preserve it's originality for posterity before the inevitable :

"Last edited by gm on 30 Oct 2008 16:34; edited 3,141,592,654 times in total"


Man, gm just could not quit editing that message--I admire his stick-to-it-iveness, however!
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Postby gm » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:30 pm

kuha wrote:
eldrick wrote:
gm wrote:You let me know when there is actual debate on a message board, ace.


i'm actually left speechless with this comment

i actually have to "quote" it to preserve it's originality for posterity before the inevitable :

"Last edited by gm on 30 Oct 2008 16:34; edited 3,141,592,654 times in total"


Man, gm just could not quit editing that message--I admire his stick-to-it-iveness, however!


I can't resist pi, much like your Glowing Savior Himself ;) haha
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Postby kuha » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:43 pm

You are diabolically clever!
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Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:04 pm

See?
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Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:07 pm

See? :)
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Postby gh » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:35 pm

To answer the subject line succinctly..... NO.
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Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:40 pm

gh wrote:To answer the subject line succinctly..... NO.

ah, euthanasia
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Postby EPelle » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:47 am

eldrick wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Although I think this forum is a mistake...


why ?

You made arguments both for and against it in the same fell swoop(s).
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Postby gh » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:08 pm

Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.
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Postby rasb » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:22 pm

gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.



Oh ya - sez who ??? :wink:
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Postby dukehjsteve » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:22 pm

gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.


Thank you. Come Wednesday, let's all be Americans, not Republicans or Democrats. Corny, but apt.
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Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:24 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:
gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.

Thank you. Come Wednesday, let's all be Americans, not Republicans or Democrats. Corny, but apt.

BITE ME! :twisted:
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Postby dukehjsteve » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:26 pm

Marlow wrote:
dukehjsteve wrote:
gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.

Thank you. Come Wednesday, let's all be Americans, not Republicans or Democrats. Corny, but apt.

BITE ME! :twisted:


Jo Momma bite me ! :lol:
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Postby gh » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:27 pm

Y'all need to be Murkans come tomorrow; this forum closes today.

However!...........

We will permit non-partisan election-related thread(s) to propogate on the Things Not Track forum. But that forum operates under the old rules, so please be aware of a required change in attitude when posting.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:30 pm

gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.

All in all I thought this was quite a civil forum. Conrgrats to all . . .
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Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:52 pm

gh wrote: But that forum operates under the old rules, so please be aware of a required change in attitude when posting.

Oh man, that's a short time to have to learn how to be civil again. I was just getting the hang of that INcivility thang!! How many banishments will we see before everyone gets the hang of the new-old rules again? :twisted:
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Postby AthleticsInBritain » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:53 pm

bad hammy wrote:
gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.

All in all I thought this was quite a civil forum. Conrgrats to all . . .


I agree - there's been more incivility on a "Wariner should do the 800" or an "Alan Webb: Discuss" thread. Even when we've disagreed we've mostly disputed the facts or interpretation of the facts rather than descending to insults. It's been fun.
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Postby rasb » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:15 pm

Maybe we should go "rogue" on gh, and make him ban us all :)
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Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:20 pm

rasb wrote:Maybe we should go "rogue" on gh, and make him ban us all :)

So we open the "Banned on T&FN,com" message board? We could have all opposite guidelines. You MUST troll, be rude, discuss politics & religion, accuse everyone of DRUGS! :twisted:
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Postby AthleticsInBritain » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:21 pm

Marlow wrote:
rasb wrote:Maybe we should go "rogue" on gh, and make him ban us all :)

So we open the "Banned on T&FN,com" message board? We could have all opposite guidelines. You MUST troll, be rude, discuss politics & religion, accuse everyone of DRUGS! :twisted:


Sounds like my old athletics club in the pub of a Thursday night after training. ;)
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Postby lonewolf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:58 pm

bad hammy wrote:
gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.

All in all I thought this was quite a civil forum. Conrgrats to all . . .


Hammy, if you thought this forum was civil, it was because you were on the majority side. :( :)
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Postby Powell » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:23 am

eldrick wrote:from the guy who doesn't believe athletics fans are capable of discussing politics

i cannot understand your stance

either you believe :

1) athletics fans are incapable of political debate

2) politics shoud only be discussed by a "higher" form of intellectual life which you have not deigned to inform us of ( obviously if someone used the handle "kissinger" or "mcnamara" you'd be creaming yourself to read every post here )

3) you wish to censor free speech

4) you are not intellectually capable of discussing politics with athletics' fans


How about: 5) this is a T&F site, if any of us feels the urge to discuss politics, there are plenty of other places to go to.
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Postby Powell » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:25 am

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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:27 am

Powell wrote:...

I could NOT agree more!
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Postby SQUACKEE » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:00 am

I think the bottom line here is- Are you willing to forgive your fellow track nuts for being completely wrong on politics?

Let me start. All you idiots who dont have a clue, i forgive you , i really do. Peace out dog. :P
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