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BirthdayClown

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« #120 : 01-07-2009 23:36 »

None of those people (except maybe VF and Nerdo and DavidA) nominated or voted for the PEELies last year, and we had the highest turnout out of any year. 

Last year: BirthdayClown!
This year: No BirthdayClown.

Coincidence?
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« #121 : 01-07-2009 23:44 »

My shining star.

:(
BirthdayClown

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« #122 : 01-08-2009 00:01 »

As long as winna is on the council, the PEELies will be a great success. :)
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« #123 : 01-08-2009 01:53 »
« : 01-08-2009 04:20 by totalnerduk »

This post removed because there was no real need for it.
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« #124 : 01-08-2009 02:16 »

lol.

Do your best, tnuk.  I laugh at your posts, even when you're trying to be serious.  As for rupturing an aneurysm (medical terminology for "popping a blood vessel"), that won't happen, because only the good die young.  The rest get old and bitter, like me.  Nice to hear that you're back on your meds, if anything to keep you from getting banned again.  I really look forward to your hate-and-bile filled posts because I just have to wonder if you're really that miserable in real life.

Yet, in some sort of macabre way, I actually like you.

And even though I like you (most of the time), you're probably one of the most disliked and least respected members of this board.

Even less respected than Jeremy.

Even less respected than me.

The last one's gotta hurt.
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« #125 : 01-08-2009 02:21 »

You both bring colour to the community, and in my mind are additive, instead of subtractive to the board. I don't know how "liking" and "disliking" have to factor into things when you don't have to read their posts.  :rolleyes:
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« #126 : 01-08-2009 02:38 »
« : 01-08-2009 02:41 »

Why, thanks for the compliment, Books.

I'm a moderator for a Mustang and a Corvette Forum and nothing is more pitiful than people who entire life is wrapped up with the internet and the forums are substitutes for interpersonal interaction.

It's sad, I banned a longtime member yesterday for placing libelous posts against one of the vendors (after several warning from me and three other mods).  He sent me an e-mail today that was disturbing - the forum is his only contact with people.  He was begging me to lift the ban (I can't, only an Admin can and they're tired of dealing with him) because he's lost his job, his wife left him and the forums are all he has.

That's.  Fucking.  Sad.  Maybe he needs to spend time looking for a fucking job instead of flaming everybody on the forum for having a nicer car than he'll ever own.  The same can be said of the denizens of any other forum on thw web.

And now I'm viewing members of other forums through the same blood-tinted glasses.

It's really sad because my first post wasn't damning anybody, it was just my opinion.  Like assholes, everbody has one and they often stink.

So for people to take that post so personally shows that they have thin skins and really need to reassess what is important in life.

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« #127 : 01-08-2009 02:57 »


So for people to take that post so personally shows that they have thin skins and really need to reassess what is important in life.



Why Ralph?  Why can't this be important in my life?  I worked hard on it last year, and I planned to do the same this year.  Why can something on the internet NEVER be important?

My life doesn't revolve around this forum, I go to school, I work, I live my life away from the computer all the time - so why is it that when I do something for a forum, that involves skills that I can apply to my everyday job - should it be deemed unimportant, and I should be ashamed of taking something personal. 

You DID have an opinion, and it WAS personal because you are saying that everyone who put any ounce of work into the PEELies is wasting their time.  How is that not offensive?

You think you are all thick skinned because when people insult you here you don't take it personally?  (which by the way, you do, every single time.)  And I have thin skin because I called you out when you decided to put down everyone here?  Sorry I have some pride in what I am doing, and that I actually give a damn.  We were even trying to get a special prize for all of the winners. 

Clearly you think the internet is important because you are part of at least two communities.  How come it can be important to you but not the rest of us?
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« #128 : 01-08-2009 03:01 »
« : 01-08-2009 04:21 by totalnerduk »

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« #129 : 01-08-2009 03:30 »
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@ Slackit:

I really wasn't looking for a fight with you. 

@ tnuk:

I really wasn't looking for a fight with you.

That said, I really wasn't trying to insult anybody with my first post.  I just stated that some of the magic is gone and some people are burned out on PEEL.  I mentioned a lot of members have moved on.  I stated that the influx of new members can't make up for the old mebers leaving.

I fail to see how that is insulting to anybody.

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« #130 : 01-08-2009 03:36 »
« : 01-08-2009 04:21 by totalnerduk »

This post has been deleted because... well, did you see the other two?
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« #131 : 01-08-2009 14:55 »

:eek:

You people have LIVES?
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« #132 : 01-08-2009 15:28 »

:eek:

You people have LIVES?

Yes but I doubt they're as interesting as yours. Looking for berries, hunting deer, stealing picnic baskets and mauling tourists. What fun. :D
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« #133 : 01-08-2009 18:17 »

I thought Bears hibernated over winter....
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« #134 : 01-08-2009 18:36 »

:eek:

You people have LIVES?

If I had ultimate godlike power over the universe, I'd transform you into an actual bear for that remark. A bear in a zoo.
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« #135 : 01-08-2009 20:48 »

I'd come visit you Bear :)
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« #136 : 01-08-2009 21:18 »

PEEL just went on a recent surge in activity.

Wanna fight about it?
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« #137 : 01-09-2009 00:49 »


So for people to take that post so personally shows that they have thin skins and really need to reassess what is important in life.



Why Ralph?  Why can't this be important in my life?  I worked hard on it last year, and I planned to do the same this year.  Why can something on the internet NEVER be important?

My life doesn't revolve around this forum, I go to school, I work, I live my life away from the computer all the time - so why is it that when I do something for a forum, that involves skills that I can apply to my everyday job - should it be deemed unimportant, and I should be ashamed of taking something personal. 

You DID have an opinion, and it WAS personal because you are saying that everyone who put any ounce of work into the PEELies is wasting their time.  How is that not offensive?

You think you are all thick skinned because when people insult you here you don't take it personally?  (which by the way, you do, every single time.)  And I have thin skin because I called you out when you decided to put down everyone here?  Sorry I have some pride in what I am doing, and that I actually give a damn.  We were even trying to get a special prize for all of the winners. 

Clearly you think the internet is important because you are part of at least two communities.  How come it can be important to you but not the rest of us?

QFT. Very well put Amy. It's a shame more people aren't viewing this thread, cause that deserves to be read.
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« #138 : 01-09-2009 06:29 »

I guess that I won't be winning any awards or receiving a prize.   :cry:
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« #139 : 01-09-2009 09:42 »

We don't really receive prizes anyway, do we?
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« #140 : 01-09-2009 14:13 »

I don't remember who was in the running... I've seen them though... and I don't recall them being varied enough. :hmpf:
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« #141 : 01-09-2009 14:57 »

You know, I actually wrote my noms a while ago in a fit of Gold Coast induced boredom and didn't get to send them in because my lame, lame internet access bitched out.

I'm almost tempted NOT to send them in because you kids are being so damn whiny or sanctimonious, or... whatever. What I will do instead is change my nominations for most irritating poster to amy, ralph and tnuk, and then submit. Sorry, Frisco. Maybe next year.
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« #142 : 01-09-2009 15:16 »

I should get some credit for being on the council and not whining about it.
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« #143 : 01-09-2009 19:31 »

I think that was supposed to be a secret Frisco.
Slackit02

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« #144 : 01-09-2009 20:03 »

We don't really receive prizes anyway, do we?

mArc (not surprisingly) has never gotten back to me about it.  It was going to be sorta like a custom rank, just a peelie logo next to your name for the year.
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« #145 : 01-09-2009 21:41 »

I don't irritate the beejeemus out of you rach?

I thought we were friends. :poutyface:
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« #146 : 01-10-2009 00:00 »
« : 01-10-2009 00:02 by totalnerduk »

You know, I actually wrote my noms a while ago in a fit of Gold Coast induced boredom and didn't get to send them in because my lame, lame internet access bitched out.

I'm almost tempted NOT to send them in because you kids are being so damn whiny or sanctimonious, or... whatever. What I will do instead is change my nominations for most irritating poster to amy, ralph and tnuk, and then submit. Sorry, Frisco. Maybe next year.

True story, I nominated you for the same award. 'Cause all you do is whine at Chay. :p Guess that makes us even!

Actually, when you're whining at Chay, I secretly picture you whining at Gopher. Sometimes. Because of the whole Chay = Gopher thing from the Madness.

Y'know. When I remember to.

I forget what the point of this post was meant to be. Anyways, thanks for the nomination. That's one award I might just have a shot at winning!

I should get some credit for being on the council and not whining about it.

That's called being on the council and not putting any effort in. :p

I guess that I won't be winning any awards or receiving a prize.   :cry:

Perhaps we could give you a consolation prize... the "Kiss My Jockstrap" award for crotchetiest old man ? :p
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« #147 : 01-11-2009 01:33 »

...wait i'm confused, i thought i already voted... what do i do now?
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« #148 : 01-11-2009 03:04 »

You nominated.

Now you vote. Then we post a winner. Then you cheer or jeer, depending on who you voted for.
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« #149 : 01-11-2009 03:32 »

Worst PEELies ever?

Just kidding.

Not really.

Heh.

Anyway, 'tis a shame, I guess. There's probably a few factors in this... several PEELers on vacation, a council made up less of "old", familiar PEELers than in previous years, nominations/voting coming during the holidays (when people generally have more real life issues to attend to), what else? Perhaps cutting the number of categories has backfired.

I'll be honest, I didn't make any nominations this year, and only checked this forum now on a whim. I could've easily missed voting entirely. I was on the PEELies council the last couple of years, and without that attachment to them, I wasn't nearly as interested. Oops.

Now, does all this mean PEEL is dying? I doubt it. People vanish on occasion (I don't think I had posted since New Years), but in general I believe the "core" will come back to this place. We've developed a fondness for this place.

Is this a place? A tube, maybe?


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« #150 : 01-11-2009 04:36 »

I think it's a website Mr.MastodonFarm.
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« #151 : 01-11-2009 04:45 »

Come visit me Bear!!
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« #152 : 01-11-2009 05:26 »

I always find your site when I'm googling marg. <_<
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« #153 : 01-11-2009 08:51 »
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I think we've made a big step forward as a message board to have finally nominated a male PEELer for the PILF Award.  Oh, I see Books is also up for that award.

EDIT: I'm also pleased that my Wiki page made it.  If any page deserves to be foisted upon the ballot, it's that one.
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« #154 : 01-11-2009 17:24 »

I should add that Most Sanctimonious would be an excellent award.
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« #155 : 01-12-2009 02:21 »

I shall check out DrThunder's wiki sometime.
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« #156 : 01-12-2009 05:26 »

I should add that Most Sanctimonious would be an excellent award.

Awww... you should've mentioned that 8 weeks ago. :(

You're awesome MMF!! :D
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« #157 : 01-12-2009 05:26 »

I always find your site when I'm googling marg. <_<

You don't find anything specific though.... do you?
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« #158 : 01-12-2009 15:24 »

Nickssf you are a web WIZARD :eek:
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« #159 : 01-12-2009 22:52 »

He's more like a web lizard.
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