reply to post by John Q
I could see your point if I were coming here to make friends.. but alas, I have plenty of friends IRL and don't have the need to make them online
(although if I find like minded individuals in the process that is all good and fine).
If that were the case, we should label everyone experts of something so we can all hop around from the thread to thread announcing what big boys and
girls we are.
The title would have been fine and let go of.... in fact the only time anyone "harrasses" him about it is when *HE* brings it up.
For me personally, being a single mother and working doesn't afford me much time to discuss this kind of stuff as often as I would like on a face to
face basis. This site fulfills that ADULT need to discuss with other adults current events and ideas.
But ya get into an adult discussion about a topic and then suddenly a juvenile personality pops into the discussion in bold letters saying
(paraphrasing) "LOOK AT ME!! LOOK AT ME!! ATS DUBBED ME THE EXPERT OF BLACKWATER. BLACKWATER IS EVIL. CHECK OUT THE LINK IN MY SIGNATURE AND IF YOU
DON'T MIND ADD TO IT.
Check out the minimum wage thread. What the hell does blackwater and him being labeled an expert have to do w/ minimum wage? We were having a great
discussion about minimum wage (one of which I was actually learning from) and then *POOF* in comes the village idiot and the topic changed for a bit
to blackwater at which point to keep from mouthing off at him, I had to bow out for awhile.
That isn't the only example. I have watched as he used the "expert title" against slackerwire when it had nothing to do with the topic of the
thread slackerwire was replying to. Again just *POOF* "SLACKERWIRE, I WAS NAMED BLACKWATER EXPERT AND I HAVE PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE" (again,
paraphrasing... I think it was actually much worse and I felt embarrassed for the guy much as you would feel embarrassed for a mentally challenged
Now the guy is trying to greet ppl at the door of ATS and is this the impression of ATS that should be given to new members? If so, then I have to
question if this place is really for serious discussions.
You say we are harrassing, but this thread was just begging for nothing other than what he has received on it. It is arrogant, ridiculous,
embarrassing and some of us would just like new members coming in to know that we are not all bumbling idiots here.
I care about this site not being made into a joke, not the feelings of the joke.
The guy is making a joke of the title he was VERY KINDLY given (bc personally I don't see that it fits) and himself. If he would have accepted it
graciously and left it out of discussions where it isn't necessary to bring up, there wouldn't be this issue.
EDITED TO ADD: And his fishing for posts on his BW thread really should stop, IMO. I can slap up numerous examples of his fishing across the board if
need be. If someone wants to post on his thread, they will.. the fact that they aren't is bc they don't want to. We are not retarded and fully aware
that it exists bc he won't let us forget and obviously we know how to click a link and post, we just don't want to do it on his.
[edit on 18-8-2008 by justamomma]