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Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #80 on: 06-22-2002 14:07 »

Had I seen this thread yesterday, I would have posted something like
"I know so many great PEELers and the discussions here are usually fun to read, so with or without a common interest I'll keep posting."

But the over-sensitive brigade are annoying me. Reading PEEL since the Sarge-Danny thing is increasingly like watching a drunk try to start a fight for the sake of it. Sarge was clearly joking, and bringing the fight into two other threads (by my count) is just low. I think Fred and static should butt out. If Danny's upset, let him handle it and don't turn the whole board into a fight, let it stay between two people so the rest of us can ignore it.

So, I don't think the community is dying, I don't think it ever will, but I do think it's getting up my nose.
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« Reply #81 on: 06-22-2002 14:10 »

If Futurama dies, then we'll eventually run out of topic ideas.

Welcome back Sarge, whoever you are.Sounds like a jerk.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #82 on: 06-22-2002 14:16 »

Bender3k, please read what holly just said. NO more name calling. This is NO sandbox.
AstroZombie

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« Reply #83 on: 06-22-2002 14:22 »

It's not?

DAMN!!

: Throws rattle out of pram

Sarge

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« Reply #84 on: 06-22-2002 15:26 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Sarge came on to PEEL last night with a bug up his arse

It was an earwig.
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« Reply #85 on: 06-22-2002 15:40 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2002 15:40 »

Oooh, the little pincers on those buggers can be nasty. Especially if you are into that sort of thing.   flirt
static

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« Reply #86 on: 06-22-2002 16:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Holly J. Fry:
Had I seen this thread yesterday, I would have posted something like
"I know so many great PEELers and the discussions here are usually fun to read, so with or without a common interest I'll keep posting."

But the over-sensitive brigade are annoying me. Reading PEEL since the Sarge-Danny thing is increasingly like watching a drunk try to start a fight for the sake of it. Sarge was clearly joking, and bringing the fight into two other threads (by my count) is just low. I think Fred and static should butt out. If Danny's upset, let him handle it and don't turn the whole board into a fight, let it stay between two people so the rest of us can ignore it.

So, I don't think the community is dying, I don't think it ever will, but I do think it's getting up my nose.

To one that does not know Sarge, it wasnt clear at all. it definately gave ME the impression that he was insulting people (and me), pardon me for having a problem with that.
If you try to get into a community and then somebody in there writes something that you find offensive/insulting, how would you react? a peaceful nod, thinking that "this is probably how it works here". Or ask "why did you write that" like i did and unfortunately become a target yourself.

personally, i think that tolerance should be extended in both directions here.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #87 on: 06-22-2002 16:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2002 16:51 »

The namecalling and the fights really annoy me.

Back on topic:
I don't think the community is dying.  I probably already said in my  last post in this thread that we get new members every day. 

Sure, not all of them stay.  Some just ask 1 question or do 1 post and then leave.

One thing I thought I noticed is that peel seems to have slowed down.   Am I the only one who thinks it has?
AstroZombie

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« Reply #88 on: 06-22-2002 16:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2002 16:54 »

It's Fox! their on to our plans!  eek

We must bring operation Bloodbath forward!

I'll reschedule delivery of the Batleths and get the home addresses of the Fox execs!

Also we'll have to check our own arse's for more survaillence equipment!

:gets out the surgical gloves, vaseline and a large leather belt   eek   eek
static

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« Reply #89 on: 06-22-2002 16:54 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
The namecalling and the fights really annoy me.

Back on topic:
I don't think the community is dying.  I probably already said in my  last post in this thread that we get new members every day. 

Sure, not all of them stay.  Some just ask 1 question or do 1 post and then leave.

One thing I thought I noticed is that peel seems to have slowed down.   Am I the only one who thinks it has?

i'll tell you this. insult danny and juliets relationship and we can have a whole new bout of flaming/arguing in here. would'nt that be a blast?  big grin

and that was a joke, just in case you misunderstood

hey.. i think im gonna add that im my siggy  big grin
Teral

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« Reply #90 on: 06-22-2002 17:01 »

 
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Originally posted by AstroZombie:
It's Fox! their on to our plans!   eek

We must bring operation Bloodbath forward!

I'll reschedule delivery of the Batleths and get the home addresses of the Fox execs!

Forward my Bat'leth to my new job at Matt Groening Clinics Inc. The old one is rusty from all the blood it has picked up over the months........wait a minute. Old blood and rust, that's bound to give infectious wounds. And that's exactly what those FOX *bleeeeep*s deserve.   evil laugh   evil laugh

Just send some rounds for the Ak-47. The money is in the dumpster, as per our usual arrangement.  big grin
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« Reply #91 on: 06-22-2002 17:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Holly J. Fry:
Had I seen this thread yesterday, I would have posted something like
"I know so many great PEELers and the discussions here are usually fun to read, so with or without a common interest I'll keep posting."

But the over-sensitive brigade are annoying me. Reading PEEL since the Sarge-Danny thing is increasingly like watching a drunk try to start a fight for the sake of it. Sarge was clearly joking, and bringing the fight into two other threads (by my count) is just low. I think Fred and static should butt out. If Danny's upset, let him handle it and don't turn the whole board into a fight, let it stay between two people so the rest of us can ignore it.

So, I don't think the community is dying, I don't think it ever will, but I do think it's getting up my nose.
I agree Holly, you put it better than I could, but then you should you're reading English at Uni  tongue


AstroZombie

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« Reply #92 on: 06-22-2002 17:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Forward my Bat'leth to my new job at Matt Groening Clinics Inc. The old one is rusty from all the blood it has picked up over the months........wait a minute. Old blood and rust, that's bound to give infectious wounds. And that's exactly what those FOX *bleeeeep*s deserve.    evil laugh    evil laugh

Just send some rounds for the Ak-47. The money is in the dumpster, as per our usual arrangement.   big grin

  wink
PCC Fred

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« Reply #93 on: 06-22-2002 18:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Holly J. Fry:
I think Fred and static should butt out

That's rich, considering the vast army of people who weren't here last night voicing their opinions on who's to blame for what went on.

Sarge had a chip at static and I before he started flaming Danny and Juliet, that's why we were arguing with him in the first place.  Flame one person, you've got yourself an argument.  Flame four people in the same night, that's pathetic.

I never came here looking for a fight.  I wanted to talk about Futurama and make some friends, both of which I've done.  But it annoys me when the longstanding members (who really should know better) start winding up newbies just to make themselves look clever.

Ben

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« Reply #94 on: 06-22-2002 22:32 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2002 22:32 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Torq, stat spells his username with a small "s".  When I mention someone's username, I usually try to use identical casing.

Fair point about the here/hear.

As for me being involved in a lot of flaming:

*totalnerduk has a grudge against me because I inadvertantly caused one of his threads to be closed.

*Ben hates me because I dare to voice opinions different to his own.

*Sarge came on to PEEL last night with a bug up his arse, he said some pretty nasty stuff to stat, Danny and Juliet, and since all three of them are friends of mine, I came in on their side.

*I admit I went over the top with bartman and his many alter-egos.

No, I hate you because you post things like this. You have no right to tell people who have been part of this community for much, much longer than you how to go about their business when everyone else outside you and Static is fine with it. I don't think it's necessary for any of us to tell you how to act on the board, but please take this advice on board. Both you and Static have both asked how were you to know that sarge was joking. Well maybe if you pulled your head in and took some time to learn how things operate, then things like that may become a bit clearer to you both. PEEL like Sarge, they like him more than you. if we had to choose between you and Sarge, 95% of PEEL would pick Sarge. Of course, it would never, ever come down to choosing between two posters, but just keep that in mind. You're not winning any friends by continuing with this childish vendetta of yours and being quite new, first impressions last. So cut it out and try and fit in a bit better.
Chump

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« Reply #95 on: 06-22-2002 23:32 »

This is sorta off-topic but:

I read the title again, then went into this thread. But seeing dying made me think of cancer, and cancer made me think of that Chief Wiggum quote:

<Wiggum> Fat Tony is a cancer upon this fair city. He is a cancer and I'm a... uh... what cures cancer?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #96 on: 06-23-2002 10:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
  No, I hate you because you post things like this. You have no right to tell people who have been part of this community for much, much longer than you how to go about their business when everyone else outside you and Static is fine with it. I don't think it's necessary for any of us to tell you how to act on the board, but please take this advice on board. Both you and Static have both asked how were you to know that sarge was joking. Well maybe if you pulled your head in and took some time to learn how things operate, then things like that may become a bit clearer to you both. PEEL like Sarge, they like him more than you. if we had to choose between you and Sarge, 95% of PEEL would pick Sarge. Of course, it would never, ever come down to choosing between two posters, but just keep that in mind. You're not winning any friends by continuing with this childish vendetta of yours and being quite new, first impressions last. So cut it out and try and fit in a bit better.

Sarge made a very ugly comment to static, one that was certain to offend him.  If Sarge had paid any attention to any of static's previous posts, he should have known not to make such a stupid comment.

Sarge also made comments to Danny and Juliet that were certain to offend them.  He may have made them in jest, but when the same joke gets told over and over again, it wears thin.  Danny and Juliet are starting to get very, very annoyed with people continually badgering them about their relationship, and I can't say I blame them, as no one on PEEL seems to know when to stop.

As for me being unpopular, Zed 85, Archie2K, Danny, Juliet, stat and BrainSluggo haven't had any problems with me, and Total and I have sorted out that "Postamania" thing now.

Like I've said a million times, I'm not here looking for arguments, but I'm getting tired of the same people getting on my case over and over again.

Kryten

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« Reply #97 on: 06-23-2002 13:02 »

It was pretty obvious to ME that Sarge was joking.
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #98 on: 06-23-2002 13:11 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 That's rich, considering the vast army of people who weren't here last night voicing their opinions on who's to blame for what went on.



I can read.
But considering the childish nature of the board recently, I'm starting to wish I couldn't.

Static, if I was new to a community and didn't like how someone was behaving, and the tolerant attitudes among other posters, I'd leave. Not out of any altruistic spirit but because I would deduce that these people were not of a similar mindset to me and thus they would only annoy me if I stayed. I've left many boards for that reason and I don't miss them, I'm sure they don't miss me.

Tweek

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« Reply #99 on: 06-23-2002 14:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
It was pretty obvious to ME that Sarge was joking.
I think it was obvious to everybody that's been here any time.
static

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« Reply #100 on: 06-23-2002 15:17 »

can we just PLEASE just bury this whole mess and get on with our lives!?!?

I dont wanna leave PEEL. ive gotten seriously addicted to it, and would feel really bad about leaving now (although my phonebill would probably like it).

And the fact that Sarge was joking was NOT obvious to me! Is that simple fact so hard to understand!?

man, this is getting annoying
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #101 on: 06-23-2002 15:37 »

You think it's getting annoying? Welcome to the club.
Think up an interesting ancronym for it and you may get a custom rank  big grin

Not realising it was a joke is OK, I don't dispute that, I've often not realised things were a joke. What irks me is the fact that two people with nothing to do with the incident not only got involved and contributed to a flame war, but also
brought the argument in two threads other than the one it was in originally.
I'm hereby dropping this, unless I find you guys have said something else. But bear in mind that if two people are fighting, it's their business, not yours.
static

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« Reply #102 on: 06-23-2002 16:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Holly J. Fry:
You think it's getting annoying? Welcome to the club.
Think up an interesting ancronym for it and you may get a custom rank   big grin

Not realising it was a joke is OK, I don't dispute that, I've often not realised things were a joke. What irks me is the fact that two people with nothing to do with the incident not only got involved and contributed to a flame war, but also
brought the argument in two threads other than the one it was in originally.
I'm hereby dropping this, unless I find you guys have said something else. But bear in mind that if two people are fighting, it's their business, not yours.

Look, whatever.
I just want to put this thing behind me. Fighting is just so dis-satisfyingly unproductive. It doesn't even bring happiness if I "win" it. Also, I got pretty worked up at the time so dont hold this against me willya?
*sigh*

And NOW look what you did. You even made me feel so bad that I actually spellchecked my post.  wink


I live to serve, amuse and annoy. In that order.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #103 on: 06-23-2002 16:23 »

Now where 's that pic with the retard kid that says like

"even if you win an arguement, you 're still a retard"
Robotany 500

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« Reply #104 on: 06-23-2002 17:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2002 17:28 »

In answering to the thread's topic:

I believe I'm part of Futurama fan community online
I'm alive
The community is alive
If one day I'll die I'll open a new thread on PEEL to report my death to the community, asking if someone wants to write a Futurama based fanfiction on this event

  big grin
static

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« Reply #105 on: 06-23-2002 17:48 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
Now where 's that pic with the retard kid that says like

"even if you win an arguement, you 're still a retard"

if it appeared on PEEL then Teral should know  tongue
PCC Fred

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« Reply #106 on: 06-23-2002 18:26 »

Ah, just screw the whole thing.
Ben

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« Reply #107 on: 06-24-2002 00:00 »

When did the whole Danny/Juliet thing become so sacred anyway? If you get so god damn sensitive about a part of your personal lives that you choose to bring into this environment, then there is a simple solution. Keep it off-line.
Jeremy

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« Reply #108 on: 06-24-2002 00:13 »

^That's a wise dog.
static

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« Reply #109 on: 06-24-2002 04:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
When did the whole Danny/Juliet thing become so sacred anyway? If you get so god damn sensitive about a part of your personal lives that you choose to bring into this environment, then there is a simple solution. Keep it off-line.

......
yes. the small australian dog is correct.
The best way to avoid any further trouble is to just cool it down with the advertising of it here on PEEL.
my suggestion would have to be that they should keep it inside the chatroom, which they mostly do anyways.

agreeing with Ben... what crazy thing am i gonna do next?  wink
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« Reply #110 on: 06-24-2002 12:16 »

 
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Originally posted by static:
agreeing with Ben... what crazy thing am i gonna do next?

Umm . . . not spamming?  I dunno, stop asking me!  ::Runs off::

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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PCC Fred

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« Reply #111 on: 06-24-2002 12:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
When did the whole Danny/Juliet thing become so sacred anyway? If you get so god damn sensitive about a part of your personal lives that you choose to bring into this environment, then there is a simple solution. Keep it off-line.

Ben, will you stop responding to my ranting with perfectly reasonable arguments!  It's giving me a bad name!  smile

Sarge's comments were ill chosen, but I did overreact.  I apologize.

Let's drop the subject, and return to the good old days of last Thursday.

static

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« Reply #112 on: 06-24-2002 15:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Umm . . . not spamming?  I dunno, stop asking me!  ::Runs off::


why you little!
*goes to get my baseball bat*

wait.. i dont even play baseball. why would i need a bat?
AstroZombie

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« Reply #113 on: 06-24-2002 16:30 »

 
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Originally posted by static:
 ......
yes. the small australian dog is correct.

How The F**k can you tell the dogs Austrailian??

The jaunty way he holds himself, as if to say "look at me!", to all the shelia's?

:looks at clock

Wow I need to get some sleep!

where the hell was I?

: flickers out of reality again

Nice pegonia's Dr evil, grow them yourself, oh I see, that nice Mr Presly is your gardener

Chump

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« Reply #114 on: 06-25-2002 09:51 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
Now where 's that pic with the retard kid that says like

"even if you win an arguement, you 're still a retard"

Beating Teral to the punch: http://www.sickwater.com/arguing.jpg

I shouldn't really post that due to the objection i raised earlier. Sluggo, if you are reading this, they asked for it!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #115 on: 06-25-2002 15:45 »

I like my "Stop arguing, start understanding each other" pic better.
static

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« Reply #116 on: 06-25-2002 16:07 »

yeah but you are a head in a jar, who cares what you think  big grin  wink
AstroZombie

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« Reply #117 on: 06-25-2002 17:42 »

Lets just kill everbody

Mwahahahahahahahahaha

: Unsheaths Claymore

Scratch that lets just butcher the men and ravish the women  flirt
Allen

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« Reply #118 on: 06-25-2002 18:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2002 18:08 »

That plan is confusing and I can't let you do that anyway. Does the end of Futurama hearld the end of PEEL? Yes, and it also means the end of the world, for that is what it would take to end PEEL. I wouldn't worry, I have a feeling PEEL will be around for a long time.
static

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« Reply #119 on: 06-25-2002 18:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
That plan is confusing and I can't let you do that anyway. Does the end of Futurama hearld the end of PEEL? Yes, and it also means the end of the world, for that is what it would take to end PEEL. I wouldn't worry, I have a feeling PEEL will be around for a long time.

considering the fact that the off-topic forum is WAY the most popular one here, id have to say you are right.
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