Just sayin...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by PeteCalvin, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. PeteCalvin

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    but I feel like I lose a little piece of my soul whenever I read this forum. The venom, vitriol, and flat out hate that is spewed on a daily basis is just astonishing. Seriously, this is one depressing forum. There should be a suicide hotline number posted at the top. I'm just waiting for the end, because that's what people seem to think is going to happen. "The barbarians are at the gates and the American Empire is about to fall!" It appears some want it to fall just so they can blame Trump.

    Just a sad, sad place. No optimism anywhere. Is it going to be like this for the next four years? If so, I recommend the admins consider locking the entire forum and sending everyone to Syracuse.com. I'm half serious.

    I used to come here to catch up on big stories that I may have missed while buried in life and work, but now there is nothing of substance to read. Everything just seems mean spirited. It's like this forum has become a direct reflection of our cynical society.

    Can we have an Off Topic forum for optimists? :) Or how about a "Trump sucks" politics board so most of the crap posted here can be isolated over there?

    I don't think this forum can last four years at the rate it's going.
     
  2. rrlbees

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    Thanks trump. :)
     
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    It's like a yoga thing. You control your own inner peace. Don't take it too seriously, for not every argument is against you personally. Actually they mostly all aren't. It's like the freedom that comes while gliding on skates over the cold, hard, unforgiving ice. I know I seem deeply involved, but I control the level, and I let a ton of crap let slide. In the words of Mork from Ork, "Fly little one! be Free!" :)
     
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  4. HOFCeluck

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    I remember lurking on this boards predecessor circa 2003 in the lead up to the Iraq invasion. Discourse was no more polite then.
     
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    It isn't that bad. Don't like the name calling sometimes though
     
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  6. Eric15

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    To each their own, but I completely disagree. I think for internet standards this place is extremely civilized.
     
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    I first checked it out around '04 or '05, and yeah that seemed to be arguably the worst time that I can recall.
     
  8. MiniCuse

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    There are some people on here that are dishonest and hateful as a hobby and then pretend they are above it all. They drag the whole board down.
     
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    Ain't gonna happen when one of the admins uses it to post non stop all day everyday
     
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    Trump supporter that hated Obama. Amirite?
     
  11. Eric15

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    I noticed that it's only conservative posters liking Pete's OP.

    I thought it was us liberals who were the sensitive snowflakes. ;)
     
  12. Trueblue25

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    Judging by the state of the country, and more importantly the state of our basketball program... I can understand why many have been grumpy
     
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    Hey amigo, we both remember the old SUfans.com days, and actually, the acrimony leading up to the creation of the site. Remember when Moqui was running amok as "fargnicehole," fighting his personal battles by reading PM's and selectively publishing them? Now there was some serious goin' down! Bloom, twizz, et al ... :D
     
  14. dasher

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    If only there was a way for you not to see any of this.
     
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    I love posting here. Bees is a little annoying with his Trump obsession but aside from that he seems like a good guy.

    Most people seem to bring a good amount of depth to their posts and if they don't, they at least have some good one liners or sarcasm.

    I'm sure I annoy people all day with my condescension but I assure you, it's out of love.
     
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    You weren't here when Tristy was, I take it.
     
  17. dasher

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    Don't be so hard on yourself
     
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    I can feel the love in all your posts. :)
     
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    8 years of constant obama bashing. A year plus of Clinton bashing. Constant posts about servers, emails, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation, daily Wikileaks posts. Now they start complaining?
     
  20. Cowtown

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    There's no abuse of position there. The posts rrlbees has made, while certainly persistent, do not violate the user agreement we all signed off on, regardless of his status as a moderator. When I first joined, as an eternal SU Hoops fan, but also a Penn State football fan, I took him to task about comments he and others made over the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Not once did he ever threaten to ban my log-in or constrain the viewpoints I posted. And I've been rather assertive from time to time (yeah, assertive, that's the ticket ;)) without penalty or threat of one. I've also taken a run at Bayside44 on occasion, and while there was push back at the positional level, there was never any abuse of authority. Honestly, you should have seen some of the freak shows that preceded this place. It's actually pretty well run. I think it's a privilege to be part of it, and I think your complaint is without foundation. And no, I've never been plied with alcohol at a Fine Mess tailgater.
     
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  21. Cowtown

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    Dawg!! :D
     
  22. Cowtown

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    Remember what I said about the ol' Republican double standard? :cool:
     
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    Wow that's a blast from the past. Didn't know you were there. I vaguely recall some drama that I didn't know all the background on, I was a mod there for a while following the blowup. The guy who ran it seemed cool, but one day it just ceased to exist, never knew what happened, I migrated over here to what was a much bigger pond and have managed to stick around in some capacity ever since.
     
  24. Eric15

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    Does a separate off-topic board for optimists fall within the formal definition of a safe space?
     
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    Example #1 of being hateful for no particular reason.