posted on Jan, 9 2003 @ 04:46 AM
kano, aye I did see the times.
Quiet One posted their comment on 4-7-2002 at 11:40. FM didn't post until 6-1-2003 at 06:13. There's a good few months inbetween the postings to say
the least. Now I grant you that QO could be an alter-ego of FM, quite possible. However, I thought you guys were able to log IP addy's and the like,
which has meant that you have been able to tell when other users have been doing the same in the past.
Again, I concede that you may not want to trawl through the logs if it is not recorded with the message itself, but if you cannot prove it one or the
other then I believe that you have to concede it is a leap of faith at best making the statement that QO and FM are one and the same.
Also, as your modding this thread and that post quite clearly didn't bring anything to the party, may I ask why you didn't remove it? Were you more
casual about posts then and its only recently that the quality has annoyed you so much as to take the actions you now do? or was there some other
I referenced QO because as I originally stated, their post didn't contribute anything to thread which you have stated should be taken in all
seriousness. If it should be then why was it allowed to remain. Also, the nature of the post was pretty confrontational to the thread as a whole, yet
it wasn't deleted. FM makes a confrontational post and it snowballs into what has happened now.
FM challenges the actual usefulness of machine gun as does IknownotwhoIam and Saucerian. Who also both state that it would be useless as an attacking
weapon - so they have misunderstood the MS concept too? or rather, they have understood one of the proposed uses for it and challenged its
Agree about the hoax claim as already stated.
As I said previously, it then seems to degenerate into a 'who knows most about what' between FM and MS with both appearing to concede points and
move to another area of the subject to press the other person over.
I think ppl, who have been involved in this discussion at least, will think a lot more when posting on a subject, but in time I think the habit will
die off for the vast majority and some still won't bother - sometimes I don't have time to fully think my points through I admit, like if its in my
dinner break and I just wanna raise a point or something - I just wanna start a conversation and maybe point things out that interest me or learn from
Unfortunately, its not a face to face conversation and things said in words can often be misinterpreted and so as well as thinking, maybe we all just
need to be more explicit in what we mean to say. If you stay generic you have to expect all sorts of sh|T to come back at ya, be specific and you get
specific answers (hopefully).
I know you think you were doing it for the right reasons so why don't you just post a reply and lock it off to act as a reminder to everyone who
posts in this area. Lets all take a breather eh? and carry on with what really matters.
[Edited on 9-1-2003 by phait]