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Old 04-27-2010, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Northeast PA
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People take the internets WAY too serioiusly.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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Dan,

Thank you for illustrating each and every one of my points so brilliantly and clearly.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Some of you have really made my jaw drop. ::shaking head:: What amazes me is this is the ONLY forum where I have ever seen this level of negativity.
I guess you haven't been on the C-D politics forum (the NEPA forum is tame in comparison)....I've also seen sports forums worse than this.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Drama Central
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Dan,

Thank you for illustrating each and every one of my points so brilliantly and clearly.
You are welcome. Now back to our regular scheduled snooze fest.

PS Is this an empty post? Thanks for the delete big brother. Thus proving the basis for this very thread.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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Oh and I will come out and say right now:

Yes, I have reported personal attacks. Yes, I've reported other rule violations. Why? Because if you can't follow the rules like a civilized adult, you should be told about it. If you can't disagree without resorting to personal attacks, then you shouldn't be posting.

Ok, enough is enough. I am sure there are many others that feel the same way but won't say it or don't but here it goes.

I don't care what your sexual preference is, if you are a tree hugging hippie, the color of your skin - none of that means squat to me and I don't judge anyone based on such shallow issues.

What happened to this forum - a few posters killed it. You know the song Video Killed the Radio Star? Well a few posters killed CD.

This forum was to help people that wanted to relocate, get back in touch with their roots, give advice, and it did succeed in that area. In the past year I've watched this forum go down the toilet. The forum wasn't set up for debates, to poke someone in the eye, to stalk others - but that's what it turned into.

I've been a member for 2yrs - I have few posts. I notice others that are here more or less time with thousands of posts. Why? If you are not exchanging info that can be helpful then don't post. Simple.

Oh and btw, this post IS useful - it's pointing out a few reasons CD died.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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I've been a member for 2yrs - I have few posts. I notice others that are here more or less time with thousands of posts. Why?
There are forums on city-data besides the NEPA forum....there are forums here that cover just about any interest you might have. I pay more attention to the baseball forum these days than the NEPA forum.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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I guess you haven't been on the C-D politics forum (the NEPA forum is tame in comparison)....I've also seen sports forums worse than this.

You are right I haven't been. But thanks for the warning! I'll steer clear! LOL
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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You are welcome. Now back to our regular scheduled snooze fest.
Oh Irony, how I love thee....
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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I think in the big picture there have been some spirited debates here, very enlightening, but there's only a very few who get their panties in a bunch and complain / report to mods... by and large most get along here fine..
Ha, people running and reporting to mods, that reminds me of being a kid and hearing this from one of my siblings "i'm telling mom on you".
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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Well, Karen, you made it no secret I'm the person in particular you are referencing, and I hope you'll never someday have to deal with people sending you all sorts of harassing e-mails, stalking you onto multiple forums, creating fictitious Facebook accounts, threatening your job, etc., etc. because then maybe you wouldn't be so quick to condemn. This has grown to be MUCH more severe than just "innocent fun." These people potentially even know where I live, and I've grown so paranoid now I look everywhere when I'm coming and going. Judging by what I experienced in a fracas involving the police on the NoVA sub-forum and what I've witnessed from the city council meetings in Scranton there are PLENTY of people who can't keep Internet squabbles ONLINE.
They know where you live because you broadcast every aspect of your life on here. This is the internet, it's meant for entertainment, information and what not. It's not for broadcasting every little detail about your personal life and what goes on in it. My advice is get off of here and go live your life. There was no internet to complain on years ago and we all made out fine.
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