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Re: Disagree in part
Wed Dec 21, 2011 20:22

What you're describing, in return, is only accurate..To a point.

A couple of "the old guard" still remain, and even with the newer, more active members (that is to say, who actually post comments) at best, you're only talking about a very SMALL HANDFUL of people at the caveboard forum.

What I have witnessed at the board is quite different from what you're describing.

I don't know about the incident you're referring to. I can only speak from my own past experience.

You're right that it's pretty quiet and nonthreatening...As long as you fall lock-step in line with "prevailing attitudes" and perspectives.

From my own past experience, I can tell you I was insulted and berated, treated very rudely, simply for having a differing view and standing by it.

I didn't go in expecting to be "dissed", nor did I leave with a "told you so" attitude. So I'm quite sure I'm not the person you're referring to in the incident you describe.

Because of the very narrow views, and the fact these views have become comfort zones for the members, it's highly doubtful any real "stimulation" could survive without being squelched in one way or another.

Although stimulation is desperately needed, it's not really encouraged.

I'm afraid that what would be regarded as acceptable "stimulation" on that particular board wouldn't really be stimulation at all.

Thinking about it, 'quiet and nonthreatening' is an apt description, as it also perfectly describes an Old Folks Home.

As I said previously, in regards to the original post, I just thought it unseemly for the dying to gloat over the dead.

  • Disagree in partAnonymous, Tue Dec 20 09:32
    Accurate up to a point. However, the most active current posters are not part of the old guard from Schutz. Not aware of prevailing attitudes, beyond an interest in the series and in what new media... more
    • Re: Disagree in part — Anonymous, Wed Dec 21 20:22
      • Re: Disagree in partAnonymous, Fri Dec 23 15:06
        I fully agree the gloating is unseemly. For the most part, this board was a well regarded and appreciated "place". If the gloating is being done by someone who asserts or implies that the cave board... more
        • Re: Disagree in partAnonymous, Sat Dec 24 00:30
          I didn't say the "Old Guard" asserts themselves to enforce prevailing attitudes. I don't know where you're getting that. I'm saying over all, if (As was my case)a member introduces and maintains... more
          • Re: Disagree in partAnonymous, Sat Dec 24 06:15
            As familiar as I am with the cave board, I have no clue as to who made the grim reaper post here. The people I know who were once here and are now over there - I don't think any of them would gloat,... more
            • Re: Disagree in partAnonymous, Sat Dec 24 19:18
              Hope you have an enjoyable, Happy Holiday Weekend too. As for posting the link to the thread where my incident took place, I'd rather not. And incidentally, for the first time in a VERY LONG time, I... more
              • Correction:Anonymous, Sat Dec 24 19:21
                I didn't mean to imply I was responding to a "gloat" made by you. Upon re-reading what i had written, it can come across that way. I meant I was just responding to your POST.
                • Re: Correction:Anonymous, Sat Dec 24 20:15
                  Got it. Interestingly, it has been a bit of a surge week for the old guard. Some of the names you see there currently have gone weeks or months w/o a post. Well, we just might be dancing on different ... more
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