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Since: Jan 10

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#61 Aug 19, 2012
MovingForward wrote:
<quoted text>A registration has nothing to do with character and credibilty. Character and Credibilty has more to do with hanging around long enough to respond to posts and using the same screen name every time.
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So by using the same name each time is as "good" as registering? What if someone uses your "name"? If you're registered, no one can use your name (I think).

How good is your credibility (note the proper spelling :)) if someone "uses" your name? If you register and post under your name, "we" know it's you. Otherwise, you could be posting under more than one names (as some do).

Hmmm...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#62 Aug 19, 2012
What's funny about the so called "grammar police"...someone has to come back and say, "This is what I meant to say."

Sounds similar to what is coming out of the liberal leaning party "that's not what he meant to say ("You didn't build that"), that's not what he meant ("back in chains")."

IMHO, if you usually can't take the time to make sure your post is accurate and correct, you shouldn't be posting it. An occasional typo or grammar mistake is OK, but when someone has 4-5 (or more) in most every post, I'm not going to try and figure out what they're trying to say. If you're not smart enough to get something correct, I'm not going to spend time reading it.

If you're going to act like you're (somewhat) intelligent or say something with some credibility, having a bunch of typos isn't going to help you.

In my work career, I probably looked at over 2,000 resumes and cover letters. If there was a typo in a cover letter (I remember one person spelled my name wrong AND our company name wrong) or resume, I stopped reviewing it right then and threw it away. I worked in an industry where an error could result in the loss of a lot of $, or, more importantly, loss of someone's life or damage to their health. "Lazy" errors were not tolerated.

That being said, I've seen those "tests" that have most of the words misspelled, intimating that the human mind can determine what is being said by the context of the statement at the first and last letters of each word. So, does that mean it's OK to have a lot of typos? I think not. If someone has a lot of typos, they don't appear to be intelligent.

Bottom line on typos: if you're going to do something, do it right.

Re: people that don't register on the site: I think you gain some measure of credibility by having registered and people usually know your thoughts/beliefs (we know ____ is pretty smart and conservative), when someone just "drops in", you don't have a reference points in viewing their comments. I'm sure in many cases, people are posting under more than one name and responding directly to their own posts (under another name). No credibility. For example, more than one person could be posting as Lou the real estate "expert". If someone posted using that name with an unbiased, conservative viewpoint, would we think it's the same person? Why one would do so is beyond me, but you get the point.

To the OP: I think you'll see the same situation in most city or regional type boards (why is someone from Florida interested in D'ville anyway?). It may be that the "same 5 people" are the ones most interested in a particular topic, or, in my case (I know of someone else in the same situation), they're retired and look at the Baord as a type of entertainment (as I'm watching the Braves on TV).

If you don't like the posts, no one is forcing you to read them. I skip over most of the topics in here, either because I'm not interested in them (e.g., religion related) or they're started by a non-registered person with whom I'm not familiar.

There are some really sharp posters in here, I've had the benefit of meeting some of them (there's a little group called the Topix lunch group, names will be withheld to protect the "innocent" or those that might not want to be associated with me).

Another one, for example, is Mr. Dockery. We don't (or didn't) have the same beliefs in politics (although he seems to be coming around to the "good" side), but I met him at a musical type gathering and found it he's a damn fine musician and quality person. By saying he posts a lot here, are you insinuating he doesn't have a life outside Topix? That would be quite clueless of you...

Apologies for the length of the post.

Just my $0.02.
bored monitor

Waleska, GA

#63 Aug 19, 2012
"If you don't like the posts, no one is forcing you to read them. I skip over most of the topics in here, either because I'm not interested in them (e.g., religion related) or they're started by a non-registered person with whom I'm not familiar."

Maybe you should read the posts on religion, it will serve you well.
theONEhasspoken

Lithia Springs, GA

#64 Aug 19, 2012
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay....I'll bite. What is the name calling you are referring to? As I have already posted, name calling is new for me. My name calling is pretty benign....mostly sarcasm. Can you be more specific? I have even referred to Obama as "that individual" instead of what I would like to say. SO! How have I offended you, dear one?
As for your first paragraph, that actuallly happens on Topix a LOT. Your last sentence is just plain old hyperbole. You must have me confused with someone else.
For the record, you don't agree with much of what I say or you wouldn't bother chastising me. See wutta mean? lol
Oh come on. Are you serious? You don't think you call people names, especially Lewholt, whenever you want to get a "dig" in? You may call it sarcasm, but you have basically admitted that you do it here whenever you feel justified. And, it all boils down to admitting that you are resorting to being childish because you have no better response.

Just calling it like I see it. But, I try not to resort to childish behavior when I post. That is the difference between you and me. Have a great life, Synergy. I'm done explaining this to you.
bored monitor

Waleska, GA

#65 Aug 19, 2012
the ONE has spoken? A little full of urself aren't u?

Since: Nov 08

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#66 Aug 19, 2012
theONEhasspoken wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh come on. Are you serious? You don't think you call people names, especially Lewholt, whenever you want to get a "dig" in? You may call it sarcasm, but you have basically admitted that you do it here whenever you feel justified. And, it all boils down to admitting that you are resorting to being childish because you have no better response.
Just calling it like I see it. But, I try not to resort to childish behavior when I post. That is the difference between you and me. Have a great life, Synergy. I'm done explaining this to you.
This is the biggest load of B.S. I've read in awhile. You didn't mention any specific incidences. I guess I HAVEN'T called anyone names. I didn't think I had, but was willing to give you benefit of the doubt. lol Yeah, move on. I've gotten under your skin(yay me) and I'm laughing at YOU! Lew, is that you? lol

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#67 Aug 21, 2012
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
I've been "nailed" plenty of times and called names more times than I can count. WHO CARES??? This is strictly entertainment. NYC18, I'm somewhat surprised at your comment about what happens if you don't agree with the popular kids. Seriously? YOU were a popular kid until you took a break. As a matter of fact, I was wondering what happened to you. Realistically, how can you even have a discussion forum if everyone agrees. Also, why should someone who doesn't agree, just step aside? Obviously, there are more conservatives on here right now, but liberals are welcome, too. I take what is dished out and others should be expected to, also.
I was just joking about the popular kids. I didnít say we all have to agree. I just think it would be nice for everyone to stay on topic. That way if a person choose not to talk about race, religion, etcÖ they have a choice to just not to read or post to the thread. But when every single thread gets turn into more of the same it does become repetitive.

And yes you are right I have seen you called names on here plenty of times as I have been called names. You donít care and you already know I could give a damn but itís still a childish way to carry on an adult conversation. It's like a round of I know you are but what am I.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#68 Aug 21, 2012
Bill in Dville wrote:
What's funny about the so called "grammar police"...someone has to come back and say, "This is what I meant to say."
Sounds similar to what is coming out of the liberal leaning party "that's not what he meant to say ("You didn't build that"), that's not what he meant ("back in chains")."
IMHO, if you usually can't take the time to make sure your post is accurate and correct, you shouldn't be posting it. An occasional typo or grammar mistake is OK, but when someone has 4-5 (or more) in most every post, I'm not going to try and figure out what they're trying to say. If you're not smart enough to get something correct, I'm not going to spend time reading it.
If you're going to act like you're (somewhat) intelligent or say something with some credibility, having a bunch of typos isn't going to help you.
In my work career, I probably looked at over 2,000 resumes and cover letters. If there was a typo in a cover letter (I remember one person spelled my name wrong AND our company name wrong) or resume, I stopped reviewing it right then and threw it away. I worked in an industry where an error could result in the loss of a lot of $, or, more importantly, loss of someone's life or damage to their health. "Lazy" errors were not tolerated.
That being said, I've seen those "tests" that have most of the words misspelled, intimating that the human mind can determine what is being said by the context of the statement at the first and last letters of each word. So, does that mean it's OK to have a lot of typos? I think not. If someone has a lot of typos, they don't appear to be intelligent.
Bottom line on typos: if you're going to do something, do it right.
Re: people that don't register on the site: I think you gain some measure of credibility by having registered and people usually know your thoughts/beliefs (we know ____ is pretty smart and conservative), when someone just "drops in", you don't have a reference points in viewing their comments. I'm sure in many cases, people are posting under more than one name and responding directly to their own posts (under another name). No credibility. For example, more than one person could be posting as Lou the real estate "expert". If someone posted using that name with an unbiased, conservative viewpoint, would we think it's the same person? Why one would do so is beyond me, but you get the point.
To the OP: I think you'll see the same situation in most city or regional type boards (why is someone from Florida interested in D'ville anyway?). It may be that the "same 5 people" are the ones most interested in a particular topic, or, in my case (I know of someone else in the same situation), they're retired and look at the Baord as a type of entertainment (as I'm watching the Braves on TV).
If you don't like the posts, no one is forcing you to read them. I skip over most of the topics in here, either because I'm not interested in them (e.g., religion related) or they're started by a non-registered person with whom I'm not familiar.
There are some really sharp posters in here, I've had the benefit of meeting some of them (there's a little group called the Topix lunch group, names will be withheld to protect the "innocent" or those that might not want to be associated with me).
Another one, for example, is Mr. Dockery. We don't (or didn't) have the same beliefs in politics (although he seems to be coming around to the "good" side), but I met him at a musical type gathering and found it he's a damn fine musician and quality person. By saying he posts a lot here, are you insinuating he doesn't have a life outside Topix? That would be quite clueless of you...
Apologies for the length of the post.
Just my $0.02.
Hey, thanks Bill... just a quick hello and to say I hope to get back here and catch up with all the threads when time permits!

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#69 Aug 22, 2012
I don't stop by as often anymore mainly due to the cookies downloaded to my laptop and the dang ads.

It takes a minute or two before I can even navigate around here.. It's easier to visit Topix on my phone sometimes.

The religious threads have gone over the top in my opinion, and I don't even go there. Once a thread goes over the top with the name calling and race baiting I usually disappear, too.

I guess the ability to be anonymous (to most) on here make people more nasty and once that happens I disappear.

While I do know who some of you are...(thanks for the trust) and I can reach you in other ways....some of you I don't know and I miss interacting with you here even when we don't agree.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#70 Aug 22, 2012
bored monitor wrote:
"If you don't like the posts, no one is forcing you to read them. I skip over most of the topics in here, either because I'm not interested in them (e.g., religion related) or they're started by a non-registered person with whom I'm not familiar."
Maybe you should read the posts on religion, it will serve you well.
No thanks... I get my religion from the Star Trek reruns...

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#71 Aug 22, 2012
NYC718 wrote:
<quoted text>
I was just joking about the popular kids. I didnít say we all have to agree. I just think it would be nice for everyone to stay on topic. That way if a person choose not to talk about race, religion, etcÖ they have a choice to just not to read or post to the thread. But when every single thread gets turn into more of the same it does become repetitive.
And yes you are right I have seen you called names on here plenty of times as I have been called names. You donít care and you already know I could give a damn but itís still a childish way to carry on an adult conversation. It's like a round of I know you are but what am I.
You are right, NYC. When I asked point blank whom I had called a name and what name I used, that person disappeared. I couldn't recall calling anyone a name(s), but I gave that person the benefit of the doubt. Calling names is not my MO, but I'm getting close.:)
I don't know why "it" always gets back to race. Normally, it's a troll who pops on and gets it started and then it's off to the races.

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