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Old 03-18-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Isn't it great to have a chat thread where it's almost impossible to be "off-topic" or to get an infraction for "hi-jacking a thread"? People just chat, although I admit I do not check this thread very often.

Anyway, the following is something Caladium posted in connection with the King's Point documentary:

"Looks interesting, but at the same time I could just as easily film a documentary in Kings Point featuring other people and painting it in a completely different way. Every place will have a mix of upbeat people and depressed people.

Imagine someone deciding to do a documentary about the people who post in this forum. We have our share of helpful people, cheerful people, crabby people, lonely people, people who are full of baloney, and people who get their kicks out of putting other people down. You could portray this forum in many different ways just by choosing which one of us to interview." [End of Caladiums post.]

Now this is kind of an evil thought, but Caladium's perceptive post got me to thinking how much naughty fun it would be to make lists of which posters we think belong in which categories (and I would add some categories). Of course we can't really do that in the open forum because the negative judgments would be "attacks".

However it's certainly true that over time we come to know the personalities of certain posters. And not only the personalities, also the English skills, the interests, the knowledge in certain areas, the obsessions,etc. I once shared with someone via DM my own list of best and worst posters and made up my own categories such as biggest nut case and so on. See what I mean about an "evil thought"? Perhaps I have been on somebody else's privately shared list, and perhaps I would not have been flattered!! LOL

 
Old 03-18-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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However it's certainly true that over time we come to know the personalities of certain posters. And not only the personalities, also the English skills, the interests, the knowledge in certain areas, the obsessions,etc. I once shared with someone via DM my own list of best and worst posters and made up my own categories such as biggest nut case and so on. See what I mean about an "evil thought"? Perhaps I have been on somebody else's privately shared list, and perhaps I would not have been flattered!! LOL
Personally, I wouldn't waste a moment of my senior days analyzing others. For the most part I enjoy CD and the many perspectives, much the same as I enjoy the many perspectives of students in the classes I teach. The down side is having to hear the insulting posts, but there are always those who think themselves better than others (kind of a microcosm of the 55+ community). I do like debate and find it disappointing that there are few who know how to do that. Instead there are put-downs rather than sticking with the topic and exploring it from all angles. Gossip isn't my thing. And, if it makes you happy, put me in the nut case pile.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Personally, I wouldn't waste a moment of my senior days analyzing others. For the most part I enjoy CD and the many perspectives, much the same as I enjoy the many perspectives of students in the classes I teach. The down side is having to hear the insulting posts, but there are always those who think themselves better than others (kind of a microcosm of the 55+ community). I do like debate and find it disappointing that there are few who know how to do that. Instead there are put-downs rather than sticking with the topic and exploring it from all angles. Gossip isn't my thing. And, if it makes you happy, put me in the nut case pile.
We certainly have some regulars who are most definitely neurotic and a few who are clearly psychotic (per DSM-IV classifications). You do not fall into any of the classifications so you do not get placed in the nut case pile.

That said, I'm confident I will be one of the first regulars to exhibit signs of dementia if I continue to post for the next 5 or so years. <sigh>
 
Old 03-19-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You know that little TH that Escort Rider talks about? Well I found out this is where he really lives. I get the willies just looking at that swimming pool.


15105 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles CA - Trulia

Good going, Escort
 
Old 03-19-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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We certainly have some regulars who are most definitely neurotic and a few who are clearly psychotic (per DSM-IV classifications). You do not fall into any of the classifications so you do not get placed in the nut case pile.

That said, I'm confident I will be one of the first regulars to exhibit signs of dementia if I continue to post for the next 5 or so years. <sigh>
Well, I have not noted the least sign of dementia in your posts as yet. In fact, in my private ranking list, I placed you as one of the "best posters" because of the analytical quality and careful factuality of your posts.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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With snow in the forecast for Sunday/Monday I'm really missing the SF Bay Area climate. I love this easy paced country life in the Blue Ridge mountains but about this time every year I'm so done with winter but this year it's not done with us.

Just went to get a refill on my coffee and saw that the darn goat is out of the pasture and in my side yard - probably ate all my little blueberry shrubs that I planted last year. Gotta go deal with him.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Just went to get a refill on my coffee and saw that the darn goat is out of the pasture and in my side yard - probably ate all my little blueberry shrubs that I planted last year. Gotta go deal with him.
Reminds me of the incident when we lived on a Midwest farm and had seven goats. We separated the billy from the nannies but he would have none of it—he burst out of the barn through the wall. It was like a cartoon seeing the shape of the hole he left. It did not end well.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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You know that little TH that Escort Rider talks about? Well I found out this is where he really lives. I get the willies just looking at that swimming pool.


15105 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles CA - Trulia

Good going, Escort
Yea, I wish! I am a retired high school teacher.
 
Old 03-20-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Reminds me of the incident when we lived on a Midwest farm and had seven goats. We separated the billy from the nannies but he would have none of it—he burst out of the barn through the wall. It was like a cartoon seeing the shape of the hole he left. It did not end well.
Sure it did, if it ended up with goat stew!
 
Old 03-20-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Sure it did, if it ended up with goat stew!
You'll have to get the real story in my memoir, coming to a bookstore in the Ozarks soon.
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