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Lets all be a little more civil

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatik, Nov 22, 2023.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Staff Member Club Member

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    The contentiousness on some of these strings has gotten a bit too much. It drives people from the site. In trying to keep us relevant, I’m going to attempt to moderate this forum.

    Disagree all you want. Discuss. But leave the personal attacks out of it. I’m going to delete the offending stuff if I see it. I’m a huge free speech kinda person so I’m hoping this will be few and far between instances.

    You can always PM me but let’s not piss and moan about minor edits in the strings.

    Fins Up
     
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  2. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving.
     
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  3. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Happy Thanksgiving everyone and an even happier Black Friday (with a big Fins win)!
     
  4. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    There are about 8 active users here at this point, the only entertaining part of this site is the hen house fights about Tua and infighting.
     
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  5. Tuanon4Life

    Tuanon4Life Well-Known Member

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    You obviously haven't visited the cheerleader of the week thread.
     
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  6. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    I have, someone didn't like my 2/10 rating of the last one. This place is quite unwelcoming and at the same time boring now. Do any of you even remember Fanhell?
     
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  7. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    It's really not difficult. If you disagree with somebody, tell them why you disagree without saying the person is a liar, troll, or ignorant. Personally, I don't like engaging with either of those so if they struck me in such a negative way, I'm ignoring them.

    Besides that, if you feel compelled to engage in a bitter dispute, take it to DM and spare the rest of us. If you can't do that, you're just arguing because you want to make the other poster look bad, not because you think you can change his mind.
     
  8. Hooligan

    Hooligan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Finatik, congratulations on your being named as the latest Staff Member. Certainly well deserved. Fins Up.
     
  9. Phin McCool

    Phin McCool Well-Known Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on the other side of the pond.
     
  10. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    We’re not on the other side. You are :tongue2:

    Oh wait. More civil. Right.

    Top o tha marnin to ya matey and a fine how do ya do too!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours also
     
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  11. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    Dude what is it with you trying to drive off long time members now?

    Not a good look.
     
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  12. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I've been out the door for close to a decade at this point. Good strategy though, maybe you can create a Taxi Driver situation here for yourself where it's just you talking into the mirror.
     
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  13. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    I've never understood why anyone would let themselves be chased away from a message forum or whatever by someone whose opinion they don't respect. Particularly since you can block people here.
     
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  14. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    The real reason this board has few active members now is because message forums are a dying media. I'm 57 and I've been posting on different forums since I was in my late twenties. Younger people don't look for internet message forums. They go to subreddits if they do that sort of thing at all. Most of them use SnapChat and Instagram and even Facebook and the X Formerly Known as Twitter are for older adults. They're photo and video oriented. We're a dying breed.
     
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  15. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Yeah Don’t come in a LETS BE CIVIL THREAD and insult the board twice.

    pretty simple common sense for most.
     
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  16. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The post lacked respect for the board and common decency. Perhaps the poster needs to look in the mirror.

    :
     
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  17. Phin McCool

    Phin McCool Well-Known Member

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    I'm not in Ireland you know. A simple 'Nah-then mi owd **** sparra, how tha doin?' would have sufficed.
     
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  18. Springveldt

    Springveldt Season Ticket Holder

    This is true. Most forum users are older and generally continue to visit the same forums they have for years and years.
     
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  19. Tuanon4Life

    Tuanon4Life Well-Known Member

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    What would make it alive and exciting for you? I personally love it here. We're just a dysfunctional family of long suffering Fins fans enjoying the best season we've seen since 1984. Everyone here is awesome IMO... Even Resnor! So I hope you find an exciting place to go if you leave. We'll all be here.
     
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  20. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    "Let's all be civil" = Fighting and bickering in a forum with that title. I expect nothing less. I believe this forum (for the most part) is made up of older fans and the thing with older people is that the older they get, the more unreasonable they become. The more set in their ways they become. Others just can't help themselves and have to pick fights.

    I was talking to my oldest son last night about the differences in generations between us. I was born in the 80s and I'm a 90s kid. I grew up with every day violence and bullying. It was face to face every day at the schools I went to whether I experienced it directly or indirectly. There was no hiding from it unless you hid in the school library. My son was telling me that it's not like that these days. These days, bullying is all on the internet, on social media, and in forums such as this one. I hate to say it, but he's right. The only other time I see it in a personal setting is when I'm driving, and it's usually the boomers who have finally gotten to the point where they can afford their GMC Denali that do it. It's a sad existence at times. Happy Thanksgiving day ya'll.
     
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  21. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Staff Member Club Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
     
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  22. KeyFin

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    Happy Turkey Day, my friends!
     
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  23. Fishhead

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all!


    Is it me or is it kinda weird that there’s no AFC teams playing today? (At least we’d have someone to root against)
     
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  24. djphinfan

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    To the folks on this board that matter and who care about the health of this boring message board, for the ones who know how to celebrate and evaluate properly and in a civil respectful manner….. happy thanksgiving
     
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  25. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
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  26. Ophinerated

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you had a wonderful day with family and/or friends. The food is just a distraction, a tasty one, but the company of friends, family and loved ones. That's what it's all about and I hope you all at the very least were able to enjoy that.

    On to the Jests! Take care everyone.
     
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  27. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    AMERICA!
    And thats the way we like!
     
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  28. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    AMERICA!
    Hope you and the fam are doing well Rick.
     
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  29. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    Seriously dude?

    This is the stuff that causes fights.

    Anyone who has been on this board for years posting, cares about the forum.

    Maybe people who keep getting threads shut down don't care.

    Anyway, I hope EVERYONE had an awesome Thanksgiving, even if we are not in agreement on everything.
     
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  30. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I didn’t address you so mind ya business
     
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  31. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    We're doing great! My wife and I love living here in Wyoming. Daughter has a year left at UF and my son is an EMT in Jax. Hope you're doing good also!
     
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  32. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    So civil.
     
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  33. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    You’re exhausting
     
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  34. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    :sidelol::sidelol: Holy ——! Lol! Completely bat poop insane. Lol!!
     
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  35. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    Let me get this straight:

    YOU make a post, in which you continue to troll and throw passive aggressive shade at posters, while accusing them of not being civil, and mocking them.

    I point it out, and you're rude to me.

    Try looking in the mirror, DJ.
     
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  36. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Guys, as funny as it would be to see people getting banned for picking fights in the "don't pick fights" thread, it's just nonsense all the way around. Let it go and enjoy the season, enjoy the holidays. Eat some turkey and take a nap before kickoff, LOL.
     
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  37. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    You’re exhausting because you constantly have to be reminded what triggers people, and what triggers people justifiably is disrespect and opinions that lack any accurate content or common sense.

    Like you said “ I support anyone who has an opinion”, well I have the right to mine as well.

    Move on
     
  38. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    I've not commented on your opinion, but on your behavior. You have every right to your opinion, and shouldn't be harassed, but you don't have a right to be rude and instigatory to posters you don't agree with or hold low opinions on.

    Yes, I support anyone who has the balls to post what they think, regardless of whether or not everyone agrees with them.

    Further, you're whining about people being disrespectful, while every response you have towards people you are disgruntled with right now are disrespectful comments.
     
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  39. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Cool good for you support the indicters lol..fits you
     
  40. Sceeto

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    Just brilliant.
     
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