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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by szarmes, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    For the most part of this week I have sat back and watched while many threads have gotten derailed by personal quibbles, arguments, unnecessary immaturity, and hate directed at people for the wrong reasons. For Christ's sake, we all want the Chargers to succeed and we are all on here to discuss one thing, Chargers football. If you want to be negative and sarcastic all the time, post about how you hate our FO and our players, and start arguments with others just for the sake of arguing to try and get a tiny point across (not calling anyone out here), then so be it. But keep in mind, some of us here might not agree with what you say and may take offense to it. Arguing for the sake of arguing and deliberately going out of your way to argue with someone are things to be frowned upon and are things children do. If you want to argue a topic, start your own damn thread about it and do not turn the 1st 2 pages of a perfectly interesting thread into one big argument about something completely off topic. Discussing football is something we choose spend our time on, time that we won't ever get back so save all the crap for your own threads. For example, the first post in the "Merriman to play, Tolbert to still get plenty of work" thread was begging to start an argument and succeeded in derailing the whole 1st page of that thread. Seriously people, grow up and realize that what you want to discuss shouldn't interfere with what someone else is already trying to discuss. Make your own threads if you want to start something.

    That is all.
     
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  2. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Screw you buddy.




    :D
     
  3. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    and the Raiders suck!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    !!!!
     
  5. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I am surprised that someone hasn't come by and tried to derail this thread already...

    Pointy
     
  6. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Anarchy.

    Just pop caps in as.ses
     
  7. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    Change happens...sometimes slowly. Like when we where the perennial losers of the division.
    I remember that.
    Threads get jacked.
    I'm here.

    I will also be in Chokeland this Sunday on the 50 yd. line donning a Rivers jersey Bitches!

    p.s. San Dimas High School Football Rules!!!
     
  8. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    how do you see this one turning out? :icon_shrug: :icon_tease:
     
  9. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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  10. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    I second that emotion.
     
  11. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    IMO it all started with two new posters. I think one has disappeared but the other is still around. These are agenda driven posters and all of their posts reflect one thing. Waaaa Brees is gone, Waaa LT is gone, Waaaa Vincent Jackson is not playing or traded, Waaaa AJ is an *** and it is all his fault, Waaaa Norv is a bad coach. Some of their posts may have value but their delivery clouds that information. These are the types of posters that drove me away from the official forums and the SOSD forum. These are classic ESPN forum types that will post here and complain about how this forum is beneath them and the posters have no knowledge but they STILL stay around to post. Let me ask you this... if you do not like a place and it's people then would you keep going there? Why is this different unless this is the ONLY place left to go unless you have been banned from all other places. Now it seems these type of posters have migrated over here. It is almost impossible to go through the drivel in these threads. Someone email me and let me know when or if it clears up over here. I may have to show back up if there is the occasional missed FG though.:D
     
  12. tunaman

    tunaman BoltTalker

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    ...and the Raiders still suck!!!
     
  13. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    I dont think I could have said it any better
     
  14. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Chargers kick arse in Oakland
     
  15. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    We all know who Tman is referring to. Just get rid of one poster in particular and this board will be fine. :conc:
     
  16. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    ^^
     
  17. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I'm calling the conspiracy theorists on this one. The two alleged posters are one and the same using two different screen names to add to the confusion. Kind of like a bad comedian with a hand puppet, and the puppet engages in conversations just like a real person. Looks like the puppet enjoys having a hand up it's azz. Notice that this clown has never really come out of the closet and state which team he/she/it really supports?
     
  18. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I do not advocate getting rid of anyone.

    I have read most of LightEmUp's posts and he is correct most of the time. He is entitled to his opinion and he is gang tackled by the forum and mods. The poster seems capable of defending his position. I know he hates AJ and I am an AJ supporter and do not mind reading a million different ways how AJ sucks by any fan or Norv for that matter. It keeps my perspective in check and questions my beliefs which I find refreshing and not antagonistic. He speaks his mind much the same way I do. People need that lattitude for a forum to grow otherwise; it is no better than the rest of the forums with the same tired tactics.

    There will be disagreements and it pushes the boundaries of thought when you are pushed to THINK on your toes. Nothing wrong with that but it gets under skins it appears and that is unfortunate.

    1 Cool Guy 13x Champ posted like someone with a disorder so why should I attck that poster ? They may be disabled or they may be imposters. I do not know or try to figure that out and just read what is the intent of the poster.

    Oh well.

    My .02
     
  19. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    BOLTS4LIFE and LEU are not the same person.

    Anyone who's argued with BOLTS4LIFE should be able to easily tell this despite the similar agendas and similar argument tactics.
     
  20. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    B4L has a different writing style vs. LEU and that is really obvious.

    B4L should have never been banned. No one should ever be banned unless it is a BOT. B4L is passionate about Norv - his fixation - I dig it.
     
  21. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I don't like the banning either. But I guess the mods just caved into the masses on that one.
     
  22. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    The Ignore button exists for a reason.

    Staying out of threads exists for a reason.

    Not reading someones posts by choice exists for a reason.

    I will never understand the reason to try and change someone by punitive measures in a forum which exists to communicate thought - passion - fixations - you name it. It is counter productive in my opinion. A divergence of posters and thought makes a site unique and when it starts getting trimmed with the butcher knife ..............
     
  23. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    The ability to ban people exists for a reason, too. I have no problem debating someone I don't agree with. But when some obnoxious, immature twit gets on here and drags the whole place down by trying to make every thread about him, I think it's perfectly within reason for the mods and admin to decide that the site would be better without him.

    I'm all for free expression and an open exchange of ideas. But this is a moderated forum. If 99% of the people in here thought I brought nothing to the table, as much as I like posting here, I would hope that the mods would ban my ***. There are plenty of unmoderated forums for those that wish top post anything they want. This is not one of them.
     
  24. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Where is the ignore button, anyway?
     
  25. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I have never used it and .... I am not even sure where to look. I think it disappeared and needs to be installed.

    Ahhh...I think it is a weak feature anyway.
     
  26. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    If a guy is posting porn - yeah - out of bounds.

    I have been reading the posts of whom most of you consider trolls and I disagree.

    Words like flaming and troll mean very little to me unless it is way out of hand. I have seen nothing which rates starting threads to ban posters. That is crap. I would hate for this site to have to force posters to CONFORM because someone is passionate or even psychotic on an issue. Let the psychosis roll I say. Freedom rules.
     
  27. Enormo

    Enormo BoltTalker

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    He is certainly a troll and regularly goes off topic to the detriment the discussions. I don't understand how anyone can get a different reading on him.

    However, the only reason he is afforded this sort of power is that PEOPLE RESPOND TO HIS TROLLING. (sorry for the caps) Although these folks are not intentionally derailing conversations like the user in question, they bare as much responsibility for the decline in the quality of discourse. If we ban the troll we should also ban everyone who plays into his hands. But without users this forum wouldn't ammount to much.

    So, wise up boys and girls. If you don't want to talk about AJ in a thread about Shaun Phillips' then ignore the posts about AJ and write something interesting about Shaun Phillips.

    This is as much time as I'm willing to give to this topic. Out.
     
  28. CoronaDoug

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    I can give a rats asss if he says AJ has AIDS and likes little boys as long as he is civil to the rest of the tribe. Which he has not been.
     
  29. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Trumpy is B4L!!!!!!!!
     
  30. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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