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Endlessly Amusing
« on: August 12, 2011, 11:13:50 AM »
This forum really gets me laughing sometimes.  You guys and gals have some great senses of humor!

Goodnight Gracie... :D

That's got me ROFLMAO  Good one!

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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 11:51:21 AM »
Talk about crazy eyes!

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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 12:12:44 PM »
When I think crazy eyes, I think of only one person.

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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 12:29:53 PM »
whats endlessly amusing to me is how some threads get shut down right away and some get to live for a while... all while bending/breaking the same rules... not exactly sure why so many restrictions or lack of consistency in the mods...
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 12:42:15 PM »
Some of it is because we try to let things run,  this thread for example, which is a spinoff of one that was locked.  Most mod actions are only taken after a discussion.  And we do have to read the thread first.  I certainly don't read every thread on the board.
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 12:58:23 PM »
I got the impression that it was the the general direction the thread was moving. I don't envy the moderators, they walk a fine line performing an often thankless service.
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 01:07:51 PM »
I got the impression that it was the the general direction the thread was moving. I don't envy the moderators, they walk a fine line performing an often thankless service.

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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 01:11:22 PM »
I'd say the mods here gives us a lot of slack ( or rope to hang ourselves with ) with some topics.  Some other forums have a serious iron hand...
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 01:19:38 PM »
We try to make this a fun place to be. There are some rules that get broken from time to time, but in general we have some really fine folks that hang out here. Some of which are above this post.  ;)
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011, 02:21:59 PM »
Meh, I hate locking threads.

I'd rather we'd be loose, but we have to deal with the reality that people here have radically different beliefs on a number of things that are closely held. Even among the mod crew, it's different.

Our only directive is to maintain a modicum of focus and a heap of decorum without being obnoxious.

Some folks want to fight and frankly I don't think anyone wants that here.

I want to talk beer and not my leftist commie pinko atheistic beliefs in comparison to your not so leftist commie pinko atheistic beliefs. I'm not here  looking for an echo chamber or a fight over anything other than beer.

In reality it boils down to this - the second a thread heads towards people being less than kind - the thread goes - the people stay. The only people who go are the people who want to fight that idea. Hell, we give those people tons of opportunities too.
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 02:32:37 PM »
being the last smart alek to post before that thread got locked. i apologize. i never mean to pick fights and i usually try to avoid most political talk (because i don't want my non commie pinko....) to interfere with making better beer., i also don't like it to interfere with drinking better beer
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 02:38:09 PM »
Threads are rarely locked because of one post or one person. Generally it's just a sense of "heading" as in "well, this isn't going in a good direction", etc.

You just happened to be in before the lock. :)
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 03:07:49 PM »
Meh, I hate locking threads.

The way that you ended the one you did was in such an eloquent, succinct, and amusing way I was compelled to comment.  I had tears of laughter in my eyes as I wrote the OP.  It was certainly not meant to continue down the path that caused the lock.

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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 03:21:25 PM »
I guess whats really irking me is from the first post I could see that it would go in a political direction, it has consistently done that every time a post like this comes up. Denny posted a warning (and now that post is gone!) and then went on to participate in the conversation. I get what you're trying to do, this is a beer forum. I'm not looking for a fight or trying to argue, just looking for consistency... which is crazy cause the only thing consistent on the internet is inconsistency...
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Re: Endlessly Amusing
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011, 04:24:19 PM »
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 my leftist commie pinko atheistic beliefs in comparison to your not so leftist commie pinko atheistic beliefs. I'm not here  looking for an echo chamber or a fight over anything other than beer.

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