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Title: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 05, 2009, 05:27:30 AM
Denny,
I read your FAQ and - well things are still a little unclear, so could you please post examples of things that are just this side of acceptable so we can use that as our redline. Images, language and slang much appreciated.  ;)

-OCD
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: majorvices on November 05, 2009, 12:25:29 PM
I'm pretty sure as long as you follow the Brewer's Code nothing bad could possibly happen. The code, for anyone who doesn't know it, is simple. "Don't be a dick". 8)

That said, good natured ribbing is always welcome IMO.  ;)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: zee on November 05, 2009, 01:39:16 PM
i'm confused, if you don't talk about religion or politics at the pub what do you talk about? [race and sexual identity i understand.]
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: theDarkSide on November 05, 2009, 01:46:19 PM
The weather perhaps?  ;D
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: brewboy on November 05, 2009, 01:51:31 PM
I think it's supposed to rain here later in the week.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bonjour on November 05, 2009, 02:25:04 PM
Religion and politics are hot buttons we don't want that type of heat. 

Now about the Lions . . . . . . . . .
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 05, 2009, 04:33:24 PM
i'm confused, if you don't talk about religion or politics at the pub what do you talk about? [race and sexual identity i understand.]

Family, job, car,  there's a lot of other stuff.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bluesman on November 05, 2009, 05:30:43 PM
I think we need to ban the Yankees from baseball.  >:( 

Can you tell I'm a huge Phillies fan.  8)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 05, 2009, 05:34:47 PM
I think we're doing pretty good here talking about stuff not to talk about. You gotta start somewhere.

I have a question about the Hombrewer's Code. This is only the second time I've ever seen it mentioned. Where would that rule be from( book, magazine article)?

-OCD
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: theDarkSide on November 05, 2009, 05:45:41 PM
It's a creation of The Brewing Network ( www.thebrewingnetwork.com ).

Brew Strong!!!
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: theDarkSide on November 05, 2009, 05:46:26 PM
I think we need to ban the Yankees from baseball.  >:( 

Can you tell I'm a huge Phillies fan.  8)

I was a Phillies fan...until last night.  Now I'm back to a Red Sox fan!!
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bluesman on November 05, 2009, 05:51:34 PM
I think we need to ban the Yankees from baseball.  >:( 

Can you tell I'm a huge Phillies fan.  8)

I was a Phillies fan...until last night.  Now I'm back to a Red Sox fan!!

That's classic.  8)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: majorvices on November 05, 2009, 08:48:04 PM
I think we will need to hear about that for sure.  ;)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: maxieboy on November 05, 2009, 09:01:11 PM
What if my dog chewed up my Bible, got sick and threw up on my political party membership card, which was sitting on top of my off color joke book. Should I leave that out of the pub?  ???

Yup... 8)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 05, 2009, 11:01:05 PM
Wasn't Denny supposed to post a picture of an ethnic worman, scantily clad(or less), weilding a fully automatic weapon, wearing a pope hat, and a campaign button. Oh and a cartoon bubble with profanities.  :o

That would seem pretty all inclusive.

-OCD

Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: matthew on November 05, 2009, 11:15:04 PM
What about Huntin? It's season.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 05, 2009, 11:28:00 PM
Matt, I'm not much of a hunting fan, but that has nothing to do with it.  If you'd like to discuss hunting, be my guest.  I'll warn you to avoid subjects like gun control, though.  You can talk about the guns you like to use all you want, though.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: matthew on November 05, 2009, 11:40:31 PM
It _can_ be a touchy subject, Denny. But I'm a member of those types of forums and get my fill of it,
they just dont talk beer. Where I live, when th hunt's over and th guns are safely stored it's time for a
beer and talk of th days hunt-but this could upset people so I will tread very lighty, if at all.
Thanks
Matthew
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 06, 2009, 12:40:57 AM
What about Huntin? It's season.

Meat is good! I figure if you eat what you hunt it's cool.

My Boss goes AWOL(well that's not true, he takes vacation) for a few  weeks a year. First the BOW then the other way.

-OCD
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: ski4fun on November 06, 2009, 01:34:12 AM
Living in IL it's funny to see how many guys "call in sick" when shotgun season starts. Which is coming up in a few weeks. I guess there will be an increase in "the flu".  :D
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: Brew.Drink.Repeat. on November 06, 2009, 02:44:17 AM
I think we need to ban the Yankees from baseball.  >:( 

Can you tell I'm a huge Phillies fan.  8)

I was a Phillies fan...until last night.  Now I'm back to a Red Sox fan!!

LOL...I've been a Phillies fan my whole life, and will be until I die... last night was unfortunate but not wholly unexpected. I think most folks are still very proud of the team and getting to the Series for a second straight year (victory or not). And next season is already looking to be a good'un.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: Robert on November 06, 2009, 03:30:22 AM

And next season is already looking to be a good'un.

Unless Hamels decides mid-season that he wishes the season were over. And who's gonna close?  ;)


I like Utley and the offense. Happ is a helluva young left-hander and Lee will teach him some things. They'll be solid again next year. Watch out for the Ranger's though!  :D
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: slimsparty on November 06, 2009, 09:42:27 PM
If you post something to far over the line, the thread will get driven into the ground by people arguing.

Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: theDarkSide on November 06, 2009, 09:48:55 PM
If you post something to far over the line, the thread will get driven into the ground by people arguing.



Will Not!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 06, 2009, 09:55:21 PM
If you post something to far over the line, the thread will get driven into the ground by people arguing.



Will Not!!!  ;)

Might get more interesting over the weekend. As people drink more of their homebrew, while reading about homebrew and maybe feeling a little plucky. We'll see.

-OCD
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 06, 2009, 09:59:36 PM
If you post something to far over the line, the thread will get driven into the ground by people arguing.



Only if it's civil, respectful arguing!  Otherwise, I have the power....
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 06, 2009, 10:29:43 PM
Otherwise, I have the power....

Until you and I engage in a deadly power struggle, old man.  :D

Then it will probably be Lindsay and Kate's (really isn't it already though?)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: majorvices on November 06, 2009, 10:51:41 PM
FWIW I'm in Denny's camp.  :P
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 06, 2009, 10:53:55 PM
Otherwise, I have the power....

Until you and I engage in a deadly power struggle, old man.  :D

Hmmmm....reminds me of a book I read...

Then it will probably be Lindsay and Kate's (really isn't it already though?)

Aye
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: majorvices on November 06, 2009, 11:16:27 PM
I meant between the epic struggle of the administrators. One thing about old guys, they may not be quick or strong - but they are mean as hell. You know the saying .... "Youth and speed are no match for old age and treachery/" 8)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 06, 2009, 11:17:35 PM
but they are mean as hell. Best to be on their side.

Meanwhile, I'm wily and charming. I think. Ahh, hell. :)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 06, 2009, 11:37:53 PM
Hey, Drew, this looks really interesting..Big Ghost Saison (3 ways - Fantome, WLP565/Wy 3711 and mixed)

Would you post a bit about it in the recipes section?  I'd like to hear more.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 06, 2009, 11:50:38 PM
Would you post a bit about it in the recipes section?  I'd like to hear more.

Sure thing Denster

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=111.0
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: weazletoe on November 07, 2009, 04:50:40 AM
Am I allowed to say "wenis" on this board?
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bluesman on November 07, 2009, 07:07:18 PM
Am I allowed to say "wenis" on this board?

Look what the cat drug in... ;D

Hey dude...good to see you over here.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: weazletoe on November 07, 2009, 08:42:35 PM
Well, no one has said no, so.........................Wenis.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bluesman on November 10, 2009, 07:07:52 PM
Well, no one has said no, so.........................Wenis.

I'm guessing no... :-\

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wenis

but what the hay...you said it twice now  ::)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: zee on November 10, 2009, 08:16:30 PM
Well, no one has said no, so.........................Wenis.

I'm guessing no... :-\

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wenis

but what the hay...you said it twice now  ::)

oh man, i bet that god got his ass kicked every day in god school when he was a little godling. ;)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: scottyb on November 10, 2009, 10:12:26 PM
watch your avatars everybody :o
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 10, 2009, 10:30:18 PM
If you look in the FAQ, there are Rules of the AHA Discussion Forum.  The specific ones that apply here are in #4 "Avatars, images, and language will be moderated to a professional office environment level.".  If you any specific questions, please PM me.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: scottyb on November 10, 2009, 10:39:05 PM
I work in the office at a strip club.  ::)

I rest my case
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: majorvices on November 10, 2009, 10:47:18 PM
Well, the real reason is because we hope to attract female users and we don't want to encourage them to post pictures of Brad Pitt with his shirt off. Surely you guys can understand that, right?
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 10, 2009, 10:48:30 PM
Surely you guys can understand that, right?

I would feel threatened and less confident with that for comparison, but at least Brad Pitt doesn't have my awesome beer powered belly!
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bonjour on November 10, 2009, 10:49:48 PM
I would feel threatened and less confident with that for comparison, but at least Brad Pitt doesn't have my awesome beer powered belly!
I'll put mine up against yours anytime ;)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 10, 2009, 10:50:54 PM
I'll put mine up against yours anytime ;)

Great, now I'm not even manly enough for the beer forum. *sigh* Will I ever win? Will I ever fit in?
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 10, 2009, 10:54:53 PM
*sigh* Will I ever win? Will I ever fit in?

You don't really want an answer, do ya??   ;D
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: weazletoe on November 10, 2009, 10:55:53 PM
I would feel threatened and less confident with that for comparison, but at least Brad Pitt doesn't have my awesome beer powered belly!
I'll put mine up against yours anytime ;)

  Insert your own gay joke here.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 10, 2009, 10:56:06 PM

I'll put mine up against yours anytime ;)

Sick. But anyway since bonjour takes his belly to the office, can he post a pic of his belly?
I missed the original avatar in question - how can such a small pic contain enough pixels to be offensive? (just wondering aloud)

-OCD
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 10, 2009, 11:14:53 PM
I missed the original avatar in question - how can such a small pic contain enough pixels to be offensive? (just wondering aloud)

The trick is this: This forum is supposed to be the public face of the AHA and all of our members. We want to maintain an open and inviting environment to everyone and a part of that means keeping it from turning into "boyzone". While the hobby is largely comprised of 30-50 year old married men with a college degree, we have large swaths of the population that don't fall into that group and it's currently changing at a rapid rate. (Seriously, we're heading towards a youth skew that makes me feel old)

An alternative way of thinking/filtering for those of you who've ever met the AHA staff, would you say the things you post or show in front of Kate, Janis, Jill Lindsey, Erin or any of the 16 women who make up the AHA/BA's 31 staffers?

We're really just getting started here and are feeling our way out on where the balance lies. This is a first of what I hope will be many pathways that allows the membership to contribute to and shape what the perception of the AHA is to the world. I guarantee you there will be missteps along the way, but for now we're erring on the side of caution towards ensuring we meet our goals.


Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: zee on November 10, 2009, 11:22:47 PM
This forum is supposed to be the public face of the AHA and all of our members. We want to maintain an open and inviting environment to everyone . . .

you might want to look into changing your avatar then, drew.  ba-zing! ;D
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 10, 2009, 11:25:05 PM
you might want to look into changing your avatar then, drew.  ba-zing! ;D

Damn, what is it with today and my pride/ego taking shots? :)

Sad part is... that's about the best damn picture of me out there. I can't help it if I make Jojo the Dog Faced Boy look pretty.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 10, 2009, 11:27:53 PM
you might want to look into changing your avatar then, drew.  ba-zing! ;D

Damn, what is it with today and my pride/ego taking shots? :)

Sad part is... that's about the best damn picture of me out there. I can't help it if I make Jojo the Dog Faced Boy look pretty.

If it makes ya feel any better, you don't make him look _that_ good.  ;)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on November 10, 2009, 11:54:56 PM

An alternative way of thinking/filtering for those of you who've ever met the AHA staff, would you say the things you post or show in front of Kate, Janis, Jill Lindsey, Erin or any of the 16 women who make up the AHA/BA's 31 staffers?

We're really just getting started here and are feeling our way out on where the balance lies. This is a first of what I hope will be many pathways that allows the membership to contribute to and shape what the perception of the AHA is to the world. I guarantee you there will be missteps along the way, but for now we're erring on the side of caution towards ensuring we meet our goals.

This should be easily accomplished.  It's usually a misfit, or two, that show up and stir up trouble.  Discussion forums generally behave as well as they are moderated.  This site is shaping up to have a great membership that should give the mods minimal trouble.  I'm seeing great brewers on here that I haven't encountered in years.  I truly believe that keeping politics off the board really minimizes the trouble.  I refuse to participate in any boards that allow any political discussions (even in a political section).  It sure seems like you're off to an incredible start.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: denny on November 11, 2009, 12:12:22 AM
This should be easily accomplished.  It's usually a misfit, or two, that show up and stir up trouble.  Discussion forums generally behave as well as they are moderated.  This site is shaping up to have a great membership that should give the mods minimal trouble.  I'm seeing great brewers on here that I haven't encountered in years.  I truly believe that keeping politics off the board really minimizes the trouble.  I refuse to participate in any boards that allow any political discussions (even in a political section).  It sure seems like you're off to an incredible start.

Can I adopt you?   ;)

Seriously, thank you for your comments.  You've summed up what the philosophy of the mods is, and what the AHA is trying to accomplish with this board.  With the help of the users of this forum, we'll do our best to make sure this is the premiere homebrewing site on the internet.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 11, 2009, 12:39:38 AM
While the hobby is largely comprised of 30-50 year old married men with a college degree, we have large swaths of the population that don't fall into that group and it's currently changing at a rapid rate. (Seriously, we're heading towards a youth skew that makes me feel old)


Another board had a poll recently - I knew there were some old guys on the board. Didn't really realize I was one of em until the bar graph showed the poll results. As far as the bell curve went - I was definitely over the hill.

-OCD
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 11, 2009, 12:45:39 AM
Another board had a poll recently - I knew there were some old guys on the board. Didn't really realize I was one of em until the bar graph showed the poll results. As far as the bell curve went - I was definitely over the hill.

Its only going to get worse (aka better). I look forward to a younger crowd and their ideas, but they better respect their elders! (Says the 35 year old)

Seriously, looking at the crowd at the AHA conference since my first in 2001, the shift if very apparent and has been accelerating ever since the Denver Conference.
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bluesman on November 11, 2009, 02:05:31 AM
Can someone pass the popcorn please?  8)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: zee on November 11, 2009, 05:38:07 AM
you might want to look into changing your avatar then, drew.  ba-zing! ;D

Damn, what is it with today and my pride/ego taking shots? :)

Sad part is... that's about the best damn picture of me out there. I can't help it if I make Jojo the Dog Faced Boy look pretty.

actually in that picture you totally look like david zayas. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0953882/]
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: rabid_dingo on November 11, 2009, 06:24:51 AM
you might want to look into changing your avatar then, drew.  ba-zing! ;D

Damn, what is it with today and my pride/ego taking shots? :)

Sad part is... that's about the best damn picture of me out there. I can't help it if I make Jojo the Dog Faced Boy look pretty.

actually in that picture you totally look like david zayas. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0953882/]

Or Kevin Smith...(a.k.a. Silent Bob)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: narvin on November 11, 2009, 06:31:04 AM
Looks like Achy Breaky Heart-era Billy Ray Cyrus to me.  Did you ever have a mullet? ;)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PT9PJ8FRL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: dbeechum on November 11, 2009, 06:42:43 AM
Did you ever have a mullet? ;)

Oh god yes, fortunately no one has ever decided to take my senior high school yearbook photo and put it online!

Quote from: rabid_dingo
Or Kevin Smith...(a.k.a. Silent Bob)

I met Kevin Smith once at a signing. He looked at me, did a double take and laughed when I told him "No seriously, this is my natural look"

Now for the fun embarrassing photo of me that a college roomie of mine posted a while back. This is me in my Freshman year of college.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2108/2284237199_a09cc83bb0.jpg)

What do I mostly wear these days? Black work boots, jeans and black t-shirts. Only difference is the beard, the gut and the grey hair.

Ok, I think I've now helped turn this thread into a complete "Embarrass Drew" thread. :)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: theDarkSide on November 11, 2009, 01:41:06 PM

Or Kevin Smith...(a.k.a. Silent Bob)

Kinda of Silent Bob and Dante mix...Silent Dante.  :D
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: zee on November 11, 2009, 01:57:30 PM
Ok, I think I've now helped turn this thread into a complete "Embarrass Drew" thread. :)

one mod down, 8 more to go. ;)
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: beerocd on November 11, 2009, 04:14:28 PM
one mod down, 8 more to go. ;)

Some of them haven't even got one post. So does that make it harder or easier to pick on them?

-OCD
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on November 11, 2009, 04:19:42 PM

Can I adopt you?   ;)


Oh heck yeah.

I'm thirsty Dad.  Whatcha got?
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: woody on November 11, 2009, 10:49:39 PM
This should be easily accomplished.  It's usually a misfit, or two, that show up and stir up trouble.  Discussion forums generally behave as well as they are moderated.  This site is shaping up to have a great membership that should give the mods minimal trouble.  I'm seeing great brewers on here that I haven't encountered in years.  I truly believe that keeping politics off the board really minimizes the trouble.  I refuse to participate in any boards that allow any political discussions (even in a political section).  It sure seems like you're off to an incredible start.

Can I adopt you?   ;)

Seriously, thank you for your comments.  You've summed up what the philosophy of the mods is, and what the AHA is trying to accomplish with this board.  With the help of the users of this forum, we'll do our best to make sure this is the premiere homebrewing site on the internet.

Agreed, this forum is excellent.  I jumped ship on the last forum not because of the mods, but because of a few jokers that showed up simply for the off topic threads and to start crap.    That forced the hands of the mods which ended up being painful to everyone in the long run.
This forum is awesome, all the members, ones I already know and ones I don't, are great.  Great beer talk and advice, pleasant off topic conversation,  Nice little community thats growing.   I hope to see it grow but I want to see it stay just as tight knit as it is now
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: timo on November 12, 2009, 03:02:22 AM
Agreed Woody. I've seen too much crap happen to a couple of sites lately to want to have it happen here. Now we have a site where its the face of organized home brewing and there ain't no place else left to go but down. I monitored this a while before I signed in and am happy they have put on their game face and seem determined from the start to keep the riff raff down and the quality up, its up to us to play by the rules and make this a great place to come.

But then there is always gonna be that guy who wants to push the limits. Those are the guys that bring the whole house down eventually because the next numb nut follows suit and so on. I've seen it way too often on NB BN and TB over the years.

TimO

Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: timo on November 12, 2009, 06:06:49 PM
The only reason I pop in there anymore is its still in my favorites section on the browser....I may have gotten bored and clicked on it. Nobody ever dissed me there but I didn't like the tone and the blathering still going on daily so, like others, I pretty much leave it alone. Here the blathering should happen here in the Pub section istead of the beer section. I can come in and leave and go talk beer in the other sections.

I'll concentrate my attention here as much as possible going forward. Support my AHA brothers and sisters and promote brewing. I will push only this site to the classes we teach, with all due respect to the other sites of course.

TimO
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: bonjour on November 12, 2009, 06:14:08 PM
I'll concentrate my attention here as much as possible going forward. Support my AHA brothers and sisters and promote brewing. I will push only this site to the classes we teach, with all due respect to the other sites of course.

TimO
I really appreciate that Tim

Thanks
Title: Re: Banned!
Post by: timo on November 12, 2009, 11:16:37 PM
Quote
I will push only this site to the classes we teach, with all due respect to the other sites of course.

That's probably best, because TB has really become, for the most part, a site for experienced brewers. Cheers.

This is why I'm not there anymore. Nice...