Since people often do and say stupid things in the heat of battle, maybe posts in a war-zone thread should have a finite and short life to allow heaing between flame wars.
geekster wrote:I think the Lost and Found thread should be brought back fairly early since this is fundraiser season and there are a lot of peripheral events going on.
Observer wrote:Sorry to be contributing to the problem of topic drift, but the system wouldn't let me start a new topic when I tried, just now.
Observer wrote:My question: will the url http://oldbbs.burningman.com start working again?
Observer wrote:I heard that some hacker gained root level access to the boards and wiped out the archives.
LeChatNoir wrote:When logged on earlier today (+/- 2:30 PST?), I noticed someone appeared on my Buddies list, but not in the list of those logged on. I suspect the hidden member/buddy list thing may still be a problem.
So I like AG's notion of creating a place, a war-zone, for those that want to do battle -- a safety valve for pent up pressure. Since people often do and say stupid things in the heat of battle, maybe posts in a war-zone thread should have a finite and short life to allow heaing between flame wars.
My feeling is that, as somebody said here, "if you've got the balls to attack somebody on the board, you should have the balls to go on record as having done so", or something like that.
geekster wrote:people say things in the heat of emotion that they probably wish they hadn't upon reflection
Dispite the fact that I still feel a little huffy towards Stuart and I know that I'm making myself at least a minor fool of myself thereby, I agree.GuinivereElise wrote:My feeling is that, as somebody said here, "if you've got the balls to attack somebody on the board, you should have the balls to go on record as having done so", or something like that.
I'm of this school of thought, too. Thanks for putting it so well, observer.
I find the handcuffs agravate my tunnel carpool.joel the ornery wrote:geekster wrote:people say things in the heat of emotion that they probably wish they hadn't upon reflection
I've heard different theories about that. There's 1) the the Wop family was all born at once like a litter of puppies and 2) that you are the result of yet another cold war experiement gang awry and have too many mothers and fathers (ie genetic doners) to count.Rob the Wop wrote: most of the insults are far less than what me and my brothers greet each other with. Except less 'yo mama' jokes. Doesn't work too hot when you have the same mother.
helitack wrote:And heli will be accused of cross posting but it is time to let "the members" start tossing in some thread topics. Release the hounds!
yup. Sorry to be so declasse, but I feel like you ride me on this. The title of that thread seemed to me to be asking for those sweeping broad things. MEanwhile someone on on "nurture your inner food snob" says something like ~I eat shark because shark would eat me~ and gets off scot free for a much more pernicious overgeneralization. It didn't help that I feel like a total newb over there and I felt very called on the carpet--plus all those 3playans chimed in directly. It fed my insecurities and I admit it was about the perception of your tone.stuart wrote:come on, you're taking a minor gripe from another board and bringing it back here when we are all trying to start fresh like?
theCryptofishist wrote:So the "page width" sticky is interesting. The thread is said to have been begun by GuinevereElise, even though it was really begun by Spanky. And certain threads pertaining to the idea were pulled out of hte other (parent) thead. Is talking about that form of thread creation interesting to anyone, or is that just too refined a subject?
people say things in the heat of emotion that they probably wish they hadn't upon reflection and additionally, there is no need for someone to stumble upon those words at some point far in the future and breathing life into a long-dead horse.
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