Make these ads go away.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 42

Thread: new to site

  1. #11
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    9,691
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    09:00 AM

    Re: new to site

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_ View Post
    Welcome Gary! (Saint shakes Gary's hand vigorously) It's a small community, but very diverse. And ignore Ahso! Apparently "nothing personal" was lost to them.
    If one considers diversity as variants of Christianity.

    Look who's being personal.

    As an aside: I've often wondered: why Saint and not Lazarus? Or does it stand for Saint Lazarus?

    Just asking!

  2. #12
    Supporting Member spot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brigstow
    Posts
    34,786
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    02:00 PM

    Re: new to site

    Quote Originally Posted by gary28mr View Post
    hello everyone . my name is Gary. I am 56 years old.I live in Greenville s.c in the USA.i am retired.because of congestive heart failure. I was in the army 26 years.
    please always remember. in our discussions,

    nothing personal.
    We're delighted to see you.

    The way to talk about topics you're comfortable with is to start your own threads and then be very rude to anyone who oversteps your line in them.

    That, oddly enough, is - and is intended as - good advice. If you dislike someone else's thread, don't pile in. If someone disrespects you in a thread you started, make them miserable. The only curator of your thread is you unless a moderator loses patience, and we try hard not to do that.

    I know, admins aren't meant to say things like this but you asked and I've helped.
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

  3. #13
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    9,691
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    09:00 AM

    Re: new to site

    Did Gary mean that he didn't want to divulge personal information by his "nothing personal" comment, or did he mean no personal attacks? I took his comment as the latter because he already had, in fact, supplied personal info about himself in the OP.

    Gary, if I've overstepped, I apologize, though, reading your OP it's very easy to see my point. Is it not?

    ETA: it could have also meant that even if discussions become tense, not to take what's posted as "personal". This is the other interpretation I read into the OP.

  4. #14
    Supporting Member spot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brigstow
    Posts
    34,786
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    02:00 PM

    Re: new to site

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    ETA: it could have also meant that even if discussions become tense, not to take what's posted as "personal". This is the other interpretation I read into the OP.
    I think "The Convention on Defusing Bulletin Board Discussions" says one may attack an argument by contesting a fact or by requiring justification for an opinion, but one may not attack the person who wrote the argument. I think Gary is asking for greater sensitivity than is offered by this gold standard, saying he might sink his teeth into you if you burn the Stars and Stripes where he can see you do it. Don't use the words Patriot or Warrior or Mattis in a demeaning manner, that sort of thing.

    Having posted an average ten posts a week onto this site since birth [1] I've seen others behave the same way. I think it's healthy - threads like that become an equivalent of Korea's Joint Security Area. You can go there and come back having talked, while still taking very opposite positions.










    [1]: 9.88, according to my calculator.
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

  5. #15
    Senior Member Saint_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    The High Rockies
    Posts
    3,192
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    07:00 AM

    Re: new to site

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    If one considers diversity as variants of Christianity. Look who's being personal.
    I was just kidding around with you...

    As an aside: I've often wondered: why Saint and not Lazarus? Or does it stand for Saint Lazarus?
    Just asking!
    That's a personal question! (Just kidding again!) LOL!

    Actually, Saint is my middle name. But there really was a Saint Ives (My last name)...

    St. Ives

    St. Ives, born at Kermartin, near Tréguier, Brittany, 17 October, 1253; died at Louannec, 19 May, 1303, was the son of Helori, lord of Kermartin, and Azo du Kenquis. In 1267 Ives was sent to the University of Paris, where he graduated in civil law. He went to Orléans in 1277 to study canon law. On his return to Brittany having received minor orders he was appointed "official", or ecclesiastical judge, of the archdeanery of Rennes (1280); meanwhile he studied Scripture, and there are strong reasons for holding that he joined the Franciscan Tertiaries sometime later at Guingamp. He was soon invited by the Bishop of Tréguier to become his "official", and accepted the offer (1284). He displayed great zeal and rectitude in the discharge of his duty and did not hesitate to resist the unjust taxation of the king, which he considered an encroachment on the rights of the Church; by his charity he gained the title of advocate and patron of the poor. Having been ordained he was appointed to the parish of Tredrez in 1285 and eight years later to Louannec, where he died. He was buried in Tréguier, and was canonized in 1347 by Clement VI, his feast being kept on 19 May. He is the patron of lawyers, though not, it is said, their model, for — "Sanctus Ivo erat Brito, Advocatus et non latro, Res miranda populo."

    Advocate for the poor...strange. And here I am, seven centuries later, his direct descendant and what do I do for a living? I am a teacher at an Alternative High School stocked with...you guessed it...the poor!

    Life is indeed strange, is it not?

  6. #16
    Supporting Member spot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brigstow
    Posts
    34,786
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    02:00 PM

    Re: new to site

    I bet if he'd had direct descendants he'd not have been canonized! Frowned on back then, descending while being a Franciscan, you hat to be at least Pope to get away with it.
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

  7. #17
    Senior Member Saint_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    The High Rockies
    Posts
    3,192
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    07:00 AM

    Re: new to site

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I bet if he'd had direct descendants he'd not have been canonized! Frowned on back then, descending while being a Franciscan, you hat to be at least Pope to get away with it.

    lol! Ok then, indirect!

  8. #18
    Zero mod strikes. HAH!!! YZGI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Middle America
    Posts
    11,528
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    08:00 AM

    Re: new to site

    I laughed at Ahso's question #6) Religious or educated?

    Asked to an 26 year veteran with congestive heart failure.

    If you're still lurking around don't mind Ahso. He's harmless.

  9. #19
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    9,691
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    09:00 AM

    Re: new to site

    Ah, a glimpse back to the way FG used to be. I miss that.

  10. #20
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    9,691
    Local Date
    06-27-2019
    Local Time
    09:00 AM

    Re: new to site

    Register to remove this ad.
    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I think "The Convention on Defusing Bulletin Board Discussions" says one may attack an argument by contesting a fact or by requiring justification for an opinion, but one may not attack the person who wrote the argument. I think Gary is asking for greater sensitivity than is offered by this gold standard, saying he might sink his teeth into you if you burn the Stars and Stripes where he can see you do it. Don't use the words Patriot or Warrior or Mattis in a demeaning manner, that sort of thing.

    Having posted an average ten posts a week onto this site since birth [1] I've seen others behave the same way. I think it's healthy - threads like that become an equivalent of Korea's Joint Security Area. You can go there and come back having talked, while still taking very opposite positions.










    [1]: 9.88, according to my calculator.
    You think it was a presumptive disclaimer of sorts (that's the best description I can come up with)? Interesting.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts