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Old 10-20-2010, 01:35 PM
TerrenceStuart TerrenceStuart is offline
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

I will start being more "repectful towards newbies" i tend to forget I was a newbie once myself!
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:41 PM
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

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As far as digging up old threads, we encourage that in most cases because if a topic is already posted about something theres no reason to make a new thread if theres an old one you can add to or post in. I always thought it was ironic that alot of members are so quick to say "search noob" when a new member asks a question but than turn around and complain when they search, find a thread that might be old and post in it. kind of bass ackwards if you ask me.
x2. I sometimes get a chuckle out of members posting in extremely old threads, but at the same time I appreciate the fact that they spent the time searching.

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just remember people, we were all noobs at one time and someone sent us all down the right path at one time or another so please do the same for someone else. the best thing you can do if a new member posts a thread about something thats been asked alot is to KINDLY point the member in the right direction with links or whatever and tell them about the search function OR just ignore the thread completely if you feel you cant be nice about it. Im not singling you out machine090767, there are many other members that do it and ive been guilty of it too. i understand its frustrating to answer the same question over and over but this is a forum and thats just the nature of the beast.
x2. I'm guilty of this myself. For example, when a new user registers they automatically receive a PM from me that among other things, includes a link to my "how to post on the forum" thread. There is also a large banner uptop guiding them to that thread to learn how to post. I still receive about 15 messages a month from users asking how to post on the forum, who usually thank me after I link them to the "how to post on the forum" thread.

It can sometimes get annoying but I just need to remember that not everyone has used a forum before, and I think that is the key element. New users who have never used a forum before don't understand what a sticky is, nor are they aware of the existence or importance of stickies.

It's also a numbers game. We have a LOT of new members registering everyday so while the "annoying noobs" may stand out the most, they are definitely in the minority. The new member who does everything properly... creates a good intro, nice signature, searches etc. goes basically unnoticed.
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:08 PM
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Question Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

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I will start being more "repectful towards newbies" i tend to forget I was a newbie once myself!
i'M A NOOP I have a ? for machine090767.
Is theat the CG_60 uss NORMANDY?
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:24 PM
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nope, thats the Vincennes, CG 49. I was stationed on her from 1988-1992
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:28 PM
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nope, thats the Vincennes, CG 49. I was stationed on her from 1988-1992
I ask cause my brother retired on the NORMANDY as m/c (fire control)
I been out since 72.LOL couldnt take going backto SE a$$hole
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:56 PM
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Thank you and your brother for your service!
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

x3 on posting in old threads... sometimes you just can't find info in a new thread & some old threads really are worth bringing back to life.
I'm sure I've resurrected an old thread from the depths from time to time
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:51 PM
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

I dunno Terry I posted a stupid comment meant to joke around with you in your well justified "stop the tire size threads" thread. You proceeded to jump up and down with comments like your really are a stupid motherf****" and a question about my level of education. I have no idea why other than to figure that it was late night fourth of July. Your post was quietly deleted as was my not so very belligerent (IMO) response.

But hey your a progressive enough kind of mind to have opened a potential personal can of worms for discussion. I like that and I really respect that.

But your question implies two extremes between which is plenty of middle ground.
There is a definite line between being overbearing, being mature enough to tell it like it is, or being overly polite and someday I hope to learn it. Right now I'm sure I stumble to both sides of that line.

But that's not to say that wisecracks aren't going to happen. Thing is can we handle a fairly measured retort back at us?
If we can then it's all good.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

I think, it's the internet and if you get butt-hurt over something that somebody says on the forums then you either need to get over it or get the fuck out.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:49 PM
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Mickblock, I appologize for being so rude, I don't really recall typing what you said I did (and no, i wasn't drunk. Been alcohol free since 2003) I might have just had a bad day.
I need to remember that with age should come wisdom and patience.
I am most likely 15-20 years older than many members on FRF and I tend to forget that I too, was young once.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

I live by the rule if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.....I don't have time and energy to devote to "angry" posts or "highly opinionated" posts.....

If someone asks a question, and I know the answer or have an opinion of the topic...I display it in a non personal as I can way as to not offend...if someone disagrees with it and gets imature about it...that's their issue...I don't waste time with that kind of stuff on the internet....I'd rather have fun, and enjoy life....but that's just my opinion LOL
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:41 PM
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I've been told I'm just an *******, so I live with it.
Now, what size tires will fit on my truck?
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:03 PM
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I'm gonna mount foglights all over my friggin truck...and remove my headlights....not to blind other drivers....just to pissoff Mr. machine :-) lol
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

I'm a noob here, but I've been on forums for a long time. Long enough that very little bothers me anymore. People who can't take a response they don't like probably shouldn't be on forums at all–or at the very least, stop asking for opinions on things that are up to their preference.

I generally don't ask for opinions on things like mods…I know what I like, it's My Truck, I don't need opinions of others to justify what I choose to do.

Product opinions/experiences are a different thing though…that's researching before buying to get the best result! Informed responses are always welcome there, even ones that equate to a 1-star review.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: am I an ******* or just someone who doesn't "sugarcoat" it ?

I couldn't think of it before, but this reminds me of the old Dennis Leary song "A-SS-HO-LE" ... funny stuff... somebody needs to find that video & post it here
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