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Offline tommymorris

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Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:30:14 PM »
I saw that a regular contributor here was recently attacked rather intensely and persistently by a jerk on another forum for not liking Briess malts.

I am glad that type behavior is rare here.

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 11:34:10 PM »
Crazy.

This place is 99% polite. It's why I come here.

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 11:52:38 PM »
This is where the grown-ups hang out to discuss beer.

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 11:55:25 PM »
I've actually stopped going to the "other" forums and spend all of my time here...where I get to talk to real homebrewers and professionals
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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 12:03:19 AM »
I'm trying to picture myself laying awake at night trying to come up with the most hateful thing I can say to a person who simply doesn't like a certain brand of malt.... that night would end with a bang.

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014, 12:08:46 AM »
Some of you may remember the early days of the forum here we had a few trolls and jerks who finally got bored with the civility of decent folk and took their antics elsewhere. I had some very odd PM discussions with a couple of really creepy folks. Man, its been a breeze being a mod here the last 3 or 4 years. You guys are the best invisible friends a guy could have! :)

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 12:27:41 AM »
Big +1 from a new guy.

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 12:44:56 AM »
I love coming here because I learn a lot! There is no such thing as a dumb question. Thanks to all for having a teaching mind set!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2014, 12:47:20 AM »
Having been here for a bit, my guess is that we have a couple things going for us. 1. Decent people to begin with. 2. Many of you go to NHC, so it would be kind of weird meeting nice people with whom you've been a butt hole to for the past year. I said, couple things, so I'll keep the other reasons to myself for now.

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2014, 01:22:33 AM »
+1 from another newb.  This is the only forum I've been able to enjoy for more than a couple months.  I ride a Harley but have yet to find a forum that's very civil at all.  This place is full of truly great folks.


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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2014, 01:38:56 AM »
I read and got a feel for a few of the other forums before joining in here, taking in info and comparing it to my own experience. But in some cases, when I was about to join in a discussion, it had already dissolved into ugly, unnecessary BS - no time for that.  Maybe bad timing, but I moved on. But this forum is a few notches above that stuff. People disagree here but it's usually a GOOD thing, because we learn something in the process, instead of just talking a bunch of territorial BS.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2014, 02:35:20 AM by HoosierBrew »
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2014, 02:01:48 AM »
And in closing, Briess malts rule! If your not down with Briess, you don't know what you're doing. /sarcasm

Edit - your does not = you're. I'm a few pints in tonight.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2014, 02:16:19 AM by Steve in TX »

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2014, 02:06:29 AM »
And in closing, Briess malts rule! If your not down with Briess, you don't know what your doing. /sarcasm

Yep, some other domestic 2 row will destroy your beer. There are no other variables.   :D
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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2014, 02:43:45 AM »
I don't know if I like Briess malts or not, but, I promise to be nice to those who do and don't.

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Re: Internet != free pass to be a jerk
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2014, 04:05:18 AM »
Man, its been a breeze being a mod here the last 3 or 4 years. You guys are the best invisible friends a guy could have! :)

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