Post by jvangurp Post by HRM Resident
Nobody posts here anymore. Jack and Carter set out some years ago
to destroy this NG, like they did to ns.general earlier. In the words
of GWB, "Mission accomplished."
Reminds me of bullies who sneak into playgrounds and bust all the
kid's equipment. You know, "real" men. One has to wonder what pleasure
people like that take at destroying other people's enjoyment.
I don't know... the discussion has been pretty sporadic. I've been contributing a bit lately in as 'normal' a tone as possible and it's been quite fun! The retirement countdown has been as fun as heck. As LB indicated we even had a social gathering a little while ago. Stick around HRM Resident, we value your comments!
Oh, I ain't going anywhere! I guess I didn't express myself
properly. I just read what LB and Donna had to say as well. Sure,
there are 4-5 still posting here, although it's a pale comparison with a
few years ago. Remember the Sunday Shopping debate! That was fun! And
many others with multiple posters offering their thoughts on the topic
of the day. Now when you find something interesting AND related to HRM,
be it Cornwallis, the Bluenose refit, health care, you name it . . .
there are one or two posts and it runs out because all 4-5 of us pretty
much know the others' views on most topics.
I understand why Donna has better things to do. I watched Jack, in
particular, post crude insults directed at her son. He was asked to
stop, and instead he doubled down. He also took every chance possible
to attack LB, James and anyone else. It was clear to me 10-15 years ago
he was a not-too-bright troll. Carter was better at it in that he'd
suck one of us into what appeared to be an innocent conversation and
then flip to one of his (in his mind) excellent interrogation
techniques. Usenet is a lot of things, and so is free speech. However,
I didn't come here to play games with a self-proclaimed military
interrogator who bragged he could and would beat the truth out of
people's mothers. He's good at leading questions, rhetorical questions,
putting words in other people's mouths and the list goes on. By some
reports he's now dead which, if true, makes Canada a slightly better place.
The problem I have with filters, although I now use them 100%, is
that you have to filter the thread to be effective. We could be
discussing what is the best restaurant in HRM and along comes one of the
trolls and adds a vile comment that'd make an Alabama cracker puke, and
then the thread is dead. So, yeah, filters work, but tend to throw the
baby out with the bathwater.
I intend to stay around . . . I'm just disappointed that 2-3 bored
low-brow racists were able to cut the active posters here from 20-30
down to 4-5. As hard as we tried to ignore them, filter them, engage
them, etc, it didn't work. The proof is in the current number of posts.
LB says they, or some imitator, is still posting as them. I
wouldn't know because of the filters. It's too bad James left, as he
was able to tie them up for days trying to defend their stupidity. Such
Keep posting . . . I check here every morning and still find
pleasure in chatting with the 4-5 remaining posters who are civil and