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  • The Atheist
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    Listen mon, mi promise, mi not Jamaican! Err, I mean "man." Crap, the secret is out :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by Pego
    Nobody (at least I) have a problem with anybody's faith. It is when they scream it repeatedly that becomes IMHO a bannable offense.
    Yeah, especially when that faith is in some sprinter or other and is screamed through quoting of every other bit of screaming in a thread :roll:

    I can skim over an eldrick/malleymo flame war with the greatest of ease but to scroll through page after page of quoted and requoted crap tests my limits. If people can't be bothered to marshall their quotes (and thoughts) and learn the difference between the reply and quote buttons, then they care nought for other board members or those offering a free service here.

    Recently, I have moved back to mostly reading results with just a quick skim here to try and find some discussion or, perchance, some facts. Sadly, the Things Not T&F are now the most readable when I used to rarely venture there.

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  • TrainerPhil
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    Originally posted by The Atheist
    I must say, I am rather amused that justblaze actually thinks I'm Jamaican.
    You like Bolt, you must be Jamaican !!!!!! :wink:

    (edit: I added the wink in case someone misiniterprets my post)

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  • The Atheist
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    I must say, I am rather amused that justblaze actually thinks I'm Jamaican.

    Lol.

    Anyway, all I will say is this:

    If I have offended any of you (yes, even you, Keithrun) by predicting that Usain Bolt will defeat Tyson Gay next week, I appologize.

    It is not my intention to offend or deeply disturb anyone on this site.

    I actually like track and field fans. Really. I do. When I go to track meets, I usually have a great time, and chat it up with whoever happens to be seated around me, and tend to get along great with pretty much anyone in attendance, regardless of who they are a fan of, or whether their opinions are different from mine about various things.

    For some reason, things tend to get a bit hairy when people argue on the internet. That's just the way it is. But I think most of us would get along just fine if we were sitting around in real life, watching a track meet together.

    So other than Trackdaddy's hatefulness towards homosexuals, which I will simply never tolerate, I forgive everyone of any past disagreements we've had on this forum, and I hope you can all do the same.

    Good luck to whomever all of you are rooting for in the World Championships, and have a fun summer!

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Marlow had lunch with Eldrick in England and found him quite charming but Eldrick could be a crazed bulldog while posting.

    My point is try to post what you would say to someone in person. My bet is your posts while be much more civil and you will be loved by everyone like i am. :P I love you, Squack

    P.S. I dont love you as much as Lagat. 8-)

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  • Pego
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    I can only speak for myself, but I suspect, quite a few people (including the mods) will agree.

    Originally posted by scottmitchell
    Track Daddy has the truth of it, but his truth is too threatening to the T&F News status quo.
    This is exactly the attitude that got TrackDaddy banned, not his beliefs. Elevating his set of beliefs to a higher moral plane than of those that debated him. Calling an established science "nonsense", when it did not fall within his set of beliefs. Condemnation of the homosexuals in the name of his faith. There are several homosexuals among the regulars here, some of them expressed their deep sense of offense over his remarks.

    Nobody (at least I) have a problem with anybody's faith. It is when they scream it repeatedly that becomes IMHO a bannable offense.

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by imaginative
    there will be a considerably variation in personality
    and a few individual ``tea drinkers'' in a greater mass are almost unavoidable.
    I admit it! I drink tea. ops: And I like it.

    But I'm known to drink coffee too.

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  • imaginative
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    A point in the above discussion that has surprised me highly is the claim
    that the non-TS poster should be stuffy, condescending, or similar.

    This is something I cannot agree with, and I suspect that this is simply a
    misperception---possibly based in a difference in general background, education
    or similar (on average).

    There are a few posters who can be a bit stuffy (I, arguably, being one of
    these exceptions), but I would not count Marlow as one---nor e.g. EPelle and
    bad hammy. (To mention some of the most frequent posters here.) Generally,
    in any group of this size, there will be a considerably variation in personality
    and a few individual ``tea drinkers'' in a greater mass are almost unavoidable.
    (Leaving aside the question if there is something wrong with being a tea
    drinker---I prefer coffee myself.)

    Certainly, many of the older posters here have an amazing depth of knowledge
    and experience, and between them cover almost any corner of the sport.
    Certainly, the overall level of constructiveness and sharing of information
    (as opposed to pie throwing) used to be a lot higher here. (Excepting some
    individuals who constantly got into page long fights with each other---but now
    seem to be on a permanent vacation.)

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  • bman
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    Although I never posted at trackshark I learned a lot about the sport by browsing the forums when I was new to the game a few years ago. I'm sure no one wants my opinion but I will give it anyway.

    I am not going to say trackshark is better or anything because it really doesn't matter at his point. What is will say is that rumor, speculation, national allegiance and allegiance to certain runners, coaches, etc as well as personal opinion is an essential part of the life of our sport. Invariably there are going to be heated discussions and things will get very partisan and maybe some people won't come off as the nicest in the world. What would be nice, however, is to have an unwritten understanding of civility between rivals. This is what is meant by saying "a layed back atmosphere". This does happen often on this board which is great. Unfortunately, there is also a trend here where differences of opinion devolve into contests of intellectual one-upmanship. This is what is meant by "snooty". No one is going to win an argument on a message board by appearing to be smarter. We might as well just argue for the fun of it.

    In addition, on the topic of bans, I would say that there are obviously going to be general warnings in the guidelines, but in specific instances sometimes things can get into a mystery area where there is a difference of opinion on what is appropriate. So I really don't see the logic in saying that people should know exactly what to say at all times, and have no beef if they are banned without warning.

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  • Daisy
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    Im my experience here, the guideline that often leads to bans is:
    14. This isn't a personal message board. If you want to get into a 2-person debate—particularly when you are highjacking a thread—please take it off-line.
    It is not as obvious as transgressions involving religion or politics, so can lead to surprise bans.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    I actually do like it here.

    However, the Guidelines, which we were just reminded are for everyone, include these words;

    and not everybody has the same level of education. If you wish to be a pedant, please do it elsewhere.

    16. Above all, try to remain courteous, adhering to the old adage, "it's not what you say, it's how you say it."
    Words to live by. It especially pleases me the the word pedant was used in the guidelines. :twisted:

    Courtesy goes both ways, "how you say it" goes both ways. If quite a number of people here are made to feel somehow less, I bet it's not a coincidence. There's some reason. Tone and pedantic behavior is the culprit in my opinion.

    Wooo!!! Less than a week until Berlin!!!!

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by bhall
    Read the guidelines. This includes everyone.
    The guidelines.

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  • bhall
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    There is no ambiguity in my statements. Read the guidelines, stick to the guidelines, or go away. It is that simple. This includes everyone.

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  • justblaze1011
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    Originally posted by 2 cents
    Yes, your post was an illustration of arrogance, as you attempted to give a meaning to the word snooty which was not accurate in order to gratify your narcissism. That is all.
    Ut...better be careful, you might get banned!!!

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  • TrackDaddy
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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74
    Track Daddy has the truth of it, but his truth is too threatening to the T&F News status quo.

    I was a member here BEFORE I wandered over to TS, but found the laid back atmosphere much less stuffy at TS so posted almost exclusively over there.

    Now that TS has gone away and many TSers have migrated over here I find it's the best place available, if not completely satisfying.


    The Track and Field knowledge at TS was OUTSTANDING. On par with the knowledge here, but not as pompously delivered. It was delivered with emotion, candor and exclamations!!! Here it seems to be delivered with a suit, tie, tea and horn-rimmed glasses.

    But like I said, it's the best show in town. Since I was chastined a few weeks back I've simply stuck to the T&F chatter. That's good enough for me.
    We have a lot in common, Scott.

    Maybe I should stick to posting about track too?

    Nah. 8-)

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