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  • Rodentman
    started a topic Chris.edu...???

    Chris.edu...???

    Is he OK? I haven't seen him post for awhile.

  • ChrisEdu
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    For crying out loud, Andrew, stop twittering on like an old woman!

    Now then, about a nice gold 6015 Bubble Back, who'd like one. Probably be a birth year watch for some of you oldies!

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  • andrew
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    Originally posted by Rodentman View Post
    I agree that forums should stick to their subject......... I am sorry if my comments were misplaced.
    No 'misplacement' from my perspective Rodentman, so all is okay. This forum does sway around with the sentiment relative to where the people come from - many moons ago it was heavily frequented by people from USA, but I suspect today it is much more UK based, and the topics and sentiments will move accordingly. This fluidity is what makes this forum a good place. There can be discussion and differences of opinion but what it clear to me is that regardless of topic, people will keep away from extremes. If for no reason other than to be polite (and I'm not saying that you have not been polite, so please don't misinterpret this). And as I say, this is regardless of whether it is about bikes, cars, watches, colours, man landing on the moon (and other conspiracies), fountain pens, and the old chestnuts of politics/firearms/religion.

    Like many threads, this has wandered off course and the original idea of it has been sorted out ie concern for Chris has been allayed by him turning up and posting a few things. (just like the 'so and so' he thinks he is )

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  • ChrisEdu
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    Originally posted by learningtofly View Post

    That's just a little too much information...
    Sharing is caring!

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  • learningtofly
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    Originally posted by ChrisEdu View Post
    I would hope that respecting differing views would accompany not getting offended by things as easily as some people like to appear to be.

    Personally, maybe because, generally, I don't give a damn, it's quite rare for me to become offended. Yes, I might not agree with, or like, something that Harb has written, but it doesn't mean that I have to have a hissy fit like a pubescent schoolgirl! Fortunately, my skin is thick enough, and my balls big enough, to get through life without worrying too much about what people say or think.
    That's just a little too much information...

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  • ChrisEdu
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    I would hope that respecting differing views would accompany not getting offended by things as easily as some people like to appear to be.

    Personally, maybe because, generally, I don't give a damn, it's quite rare for me to become offended. Yes, I might not agree with, or like, something that Harb has written, but it doesn't mean that I have to have a hissy fit like a pubescent schoolgirl! Fortunately, my skin is thick enough, and my balls big enough, to get through life without worrying too much about what people say or think.

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  • learningtofly
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    Originally posted by andrew View Post

    To be frank, I don't know what forum is being mentioned as I only frequent one watch forum and that is TURF.....and to continue the frankness,I don't care which forum it is.

    In saying that, I don't see the issue with that particular prohibition but perhaps that's not surprising given I am an Aussie. If it is owned by Aussies, then if they are not simply trying to prevent circular, venomous, 'I hate this vs you hate that' posts then I expect all they are doing is expressing their own cultural upbringing. Just as you have expressed yours. Even this forum sways on tolerance/acceptance/number of posts surrounding firearms and other weapons in lie with where the more frequent member posters come from. USA and some other countries have plenty of guns in the day to day environ. Other places like UK and Australia don't.

    You've been here a long time Rodentman, as have I and others such as Reorx, Harb and so on. What does make this forum so good is that we don't often have the firearm/religious posts and resulting arguments and tension that they will inevitably bring.
    Very well put, Andrew. I think there's a very diverse range of cultural influences here, and we shouldn't be expected to share the same views on such (or other) things. It's important to respect the views of others, however - in fact, that's what sets this forum apart, IMHO.

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  • ChrisEdu
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    Originally posted by simon_e View Post

    I think he is also one of them Harb 😉
    Moi!? How very dare you!

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  • simon_e
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    Originally posted by harb View Post

    Better than being a so and so...
    I think he is also one of them Harb 😉

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  • harb
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    Originally posted by ChrisEdu View Post

    Ahem! I see, I'm now a so on!
    Better than being a so and so...

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  • Rodentman
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    I agree that forums should stick to their subject. Perhaps I let my fervor for my "other hobby" get the better of me. Many of us are faced with pending legislation with which we strongly disagree and we get wound up about it. And there's plenty to dislike about the other forums(s) irrespective of firearms. I am sorry if my comments were misplaced.

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  • ChrisEdu
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    Originally posted by andrew View Post
    You've been here a long time Rodentman, as have I and others such as Reorx, Harb and so on. What does make this forum so good is that we don't often have the firearm/religious posts and resulting arguments and tension that they will inevitably bring.
    Ahem! I see, I'm now a so on!

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  • andrew
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    Originally posted by Rodentman
    ....... Owned by Aussies it prohibits firearms and knife posts. Get a life, people. God bless freedom, the right to protect oneself, and the 2nd amendment.......
    To be frank, I don't know what forum is being mentioned as I only frequent one watch forum and that is TURF.....and to continue the frankness,I don't care which forum it is.

    In saying that, I don't see the issue with that particular prohibition but perhaps that's not surprising given I am an Aussie. If it is owned by Aussies, then if they are not simply trying to prevent circular, venomous, 'I hate this vs you hate that' posts then I expect all they are doing is expressing their own cultural upbringing. Just as you have expressed yours. Even this forum sways on tolerance/acceptance/number of posts surrounding firearms and other weapons in lie with where the more frequent member posters come from. USA and some other countries have plenty of guns in the day to day environ. Other places like UK and Australia don't.

    You've been here a long time Rodentman, as have I and others such as Reorx, Harb and so on. What does make this forum so good is that we don't often have the firearm/religious posts and resulting arguments and tension that they will inevitably bring.

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  • harb
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    Originally posted by Rodentman View Post

    They really should have just a Faceschmuck page where the couple dozen millionaires can slather up and brag amongst themselves.
    Ah, so that's what we're doing wrong...LOL!

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  • Rodentman
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    Far be it from me to badmouth another forum, but I shall comment on its persona, the elitist mentality, and the retromingent moderation. Even though it may boast over 200k members, the vast majority of those post for a bit and then leave. There is a core clique of wealthy people who fawn all over each other and their $400 dinners, $300k cars, and Rolesor nail clippers. Owned by Aussies it prohibits firearms and knife posts. Get a life, people. God bless freedom, the right to protect oneself, and the 2nd amendment.

    They really should have just a Faceschmuck page where the couple dozen millionaires can slather up and brag amongst themselves. And frankly, there isn't very much real ROLEX or other watch information there, other than "hey look at me."

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