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Dunno about that, UlyssesG gets a few of his threads closed.

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necronx99,

Please, I'm intrigued. Which "Tanhauser Gate" did you mean? From "Blade Runner," or "Soldier"?

Sorry to digress the thread.

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The quote is almost identical to that made by Roy Batty, the dying replicant, in Blade Runner.

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I liken it to being at a pub. A social situation (virtual though it may be) with many different discussions happening at the same time.

Every so often you will encounter a couple having an argument.

At first everyone around listens in slightly amused at the nature and content of the argument - "Why are they getting worked up over such a trivial issue?", "It's funny how he misinterpreted what she said" etc..

After a while, that amusement turns to embarrassment for the people involved, and then eventually annoyance ("Would you just get over it already and move on")

Eventually everyone else in the pub goes back to their own conversations and the couple continue to argue but no one else is paying much attention now, or it fizzles out and they make up and continue talking about something else or go their separate ways.

Very apt analogy.

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Just take a deep breath and think....

"Would I say this in a face to face situation?"

It's easy then. cool.png

I disagree somewhat. I have seen some very intense back and forths on here created because someone commented in a manner that on the surface seemed quite condescending but in a face to face situation and in context would not (I think) have have caused the slightest stir. I think it is much harder to convey intent here..

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I once read a quote/joke that if what I said can be taken two ways and one pisses you off then I meant the other...

Seems a lot of people have an inherent nature to right a wrong and/or school strangers on the interweb and have a tendency to pick the one that pisses them off. Then again the nature of the forum beast is post and expect flames so maybe it becomes something of a self fulfilling prophecy where one sees only that which they expect to see and responds in kind believing they are standing up against unjust bullies!

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I’m not sure the anonymity theory works here in the Rai, where it is quite difficult to remain anonymous. Many people actually use this forum as a way to meet people.

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Besides you, I met you one time when I married, Limbo and Harry, I don't know anyone personal.

Already a long time I walk with the idea Not to use an avatar but a real picture of you. I tried to find a usefull for me but I did not come further than this:

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I’m not sure the anonymity theory works here in the Rai, where it is quite difficult to remain anonymous. Many people actually use this forum as a way to meet people.

Perhaps they do.

I find that people you meet on this forum are completely different in real life.

I give as an example, Villagefarang whose rmubling verbal diarrohea and selfcenterness rubs many people the wrong way.

Yet meet the guy in public and he's the complete opposite..

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Following along with the post by mcgriffith, and in the interest of humor, I would like to offer something regarding self-promotion. Hope no one takes offense.

From a book by Frank Gifford, Courage;

In May 1975, Evel Knievel arrived in London, the day before, to motorcycle jump thirteen lengthwise Merlin buses at Wembley Stadium. Called the local promoters. Bad news. Only 2,000 tickets sold. They would cancel the event.

Knievel told them not to worry. Add more ticket staff.

He donned his striped showsuit, uncrated the motorcycle, and sped off to downtown London. Where, he made daredevil wheelies and high speed runs against one-way traffic, and up onto sidewalks. Eventually, Bobbies cordoned and cited him.

And, reporters arrived.

Knievel asked, "What's wrong with you people? You drive on the wrong side of the road. You've got to get that straightened out. And, your drink tea. That's awful. Can't you get good coffee here?"

An affronted lady, "My, you are a brash American!"

Knievel responded with another brash comment about World War II.

Reporters flipped notepads shut and went to print!

Queues formed immediately at the ticket offices. The fool American could smash a few bones on the grounds of Wembley.

The Stadium sold out. 90,000 seats. Promoters banked the money. And, paid Knievel his show fee.

Knievel responded by fortifying himself with Jack Daniels and jumping twelve and one-half buses, breaking his pelvis in the process.

He limped to Frank Gifford's "ABC's Wide World of Sports" microphone and announced, "Ladies and gentlemen of this wonderful country, ............."

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I’m not sure the anonymity theory works here in the Rai, where it is quite difficult to remain anonymous. Many people actually use this forum as a way to meet people.

Perhaps they do.

I find that people you meet on this forum are completely different in real life.

I give as an example, Villagefarang whose rumbling verbal diarrhea and self-centeredness rubs many people the wrong way.

Yet meet the guy in public and he's the complete opposite..

No, no, no…we simply can’t have this. Surely a case of mistaken identity.ohmy.png

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I hope those who have met me personally agree that I am same fine example of reasonableness and civility that I am on the forum.

Hey VF, if you're such a good guy why are you banned from the PotLuck AND the Hash? cool.pnglaugh.png

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