Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    USA East Coast
    Posts
    764
    Thanks (Given)
    840
    Thanks (Received)
    497
    Likes (Given)
    594
    Likes (Received)
    531
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    3726717

    Default I get the hint, finally. Wrong place to be.

    I've decided to call it quits here folks. I'm getting too old to be reminded nobody really cares what I add here, or say. I drop in every day, several times. Often leave a post, and it seems it's just foolishness to expect anybody would respond to an old man who KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING. Or at least, that's the feeling I have been getting for a long time.
    I know my time has come when it seems talking to the wall would get better responses. So. Though I will drop in. There's no sense in trying to be heard anymore. Either deaf ear's, or Ignore seem to be the price of saying anything anymore.

    See ya all around. I've still got my six grandkids who are willing to listen. Bye.
    I may be older than most. I may say things not everybody will like.
    But despite all of that. I will never lower myself to the level of Liars, Haters, Cheats, and Hypocrites.

  2. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes pete311 liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    41,635
    Thanks (Given)
    16354
    Thanks (Received)
    12141
    Likes (Given)
    5011
    Likes (Received)
    2568
    Mentioned
    131 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475416

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icansayit View Post
    I've decided to call it quits here folks. I'm getting too old to be reminded nobody really cares what I add here, or say. I drop in every day, several times. Often leave a post, and it seems it's just foolishness to expect anybody would respond to an old man who KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING. Or at least, that's the feeling I have been getting for a long time.
    I know my time has come when it seems talking to the wall would get better responses. So. Though I will drop in. There's no sense in trying to be heard anymore. Either deaf ear's, or Ignore seem to be the price of saying anything anymore.

    See ya all around. I've still got my six grandkids who are willing to listen. Bye.
    You'll be shocked, but I for one, would be sorry to see you go! I really enjoy your posts about your military time, your grandkids, and the very few you've written about the love of your life.

    I may not respond to your current event posts, but blame me, not what you're posting. Hells bells, most don't like my stuff either.
    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” De Tocqueville



  4. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
  5. #3
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Podunk, WI
    Posts
    9,764
    Thanks (Given)
    4229
    Thanks (Received)
    4493
    Likes (Given)
    4496
    Likes (Received)
    2779
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    20260623

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icansayit View Post
    I've decided to call it quits here folks. I'm getting too old to be reminded nobody really cares what I add here, or say. I drop in every day, several times. Often leave a post, and it seems it's just foolishness to expect anybody would respond to an old man who KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING. Or at least, that's the feeling I have been getting for a long time.
    I know my time has come when it seems talking to the wall would get better responses. So. Though I will drop in. There's no sense in trying to be heard anymore. Either deaf ear's, or Ignore seem to be the price of saying anything anymore.

    See ya all around. I've still got my six grandkids who are willing to listen. Bye.
    Geez man... I usually ALWAYS give your posts a "like." I read them all. If I don't respond it's mainly because I agree with you and don't really have anything to add.

    Course I'm "old" too... but I'm just a chatter box. I don't have people around me to talk to so I let it all out here...
    Last edited by High_Plains_Drifter; 03-12-2020 at 10:00 PM.

  6. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
  7. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    60,925
    Thanks (Given)
    7069
    Thanks (Received)
    28186
    Likes (Given)
    3658
    Likes (Received)
    4325
    Mentioned
    411 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475609

    Default

    Don't bail bro. Things are forever changing. Sometimes I start a thread and it gets 100 various replies, and other times it goes unanswered. All depends on the day and week and the world around us, and of course the subject content. Lately with all the crap in government, and now this virus, times are feeling a little weird.

    But don't bail for a lack of replies. I know for one that I definitely read your posts AND enjoy them. But that goes for most posts so long as it's not fighting crap. Like Kath pointed out, I love the experience you show in some areas and definitely the old navy stories! After awhile, we all learn that little much more about one another and then we feel like we know one another that much more.

    Things fluctuate weirdly, which seems to affect overall posting and then individual responses from many.

    I don't see any issues with you bro. I enjoy your posts as much as from anyone else here. And yeah, sometimes I will click like/thanks and move on as I agree 100% with what you wrote!

    And there's no hint, NO ONE wants you gone!! You ARE part of our little family.

    Oh, and no doubt I enjoy much of your stuff as you can be a funny bastard at times!!
    “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”Bob Barker
    “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”Dean Koontz
    "If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am" - Charles Yu

  8. Thanks Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne, High_Plains_Drifter liked this post
  9. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Posts
    36,500
    Thanks (Given)
    22173
    Thanks (Received)
    19712
    Likes (Given)
    276
    Likes (Received)
    4586
    Mentioned
    235 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    Don't bail bro. Things are forever changing. Sometimes I start a thread and it gets 100 various replies, and other times it goes unanswered. All depends on the day and week and the world around us, and of course the subject content. Lately with all the crap in government, and now this virus, times are feeling a little weird.

    But don't bail for a lack of replies. I know for one that I definitely read your posts AND enjoy them. But that goes for most posts so long as it's not fighting crap. Like Kath pointed out, I love the experience you show in some areas and definitely the old navy stories! After awhile, we all learn that little much more about one another and then we feel like we know one another that much more.

    Things fluctuate weirdly, which seems to affect overall posting and then individual responses from many.

    I don't see any issues with you bro. I enjoy your posts as much as from anyone else here. And yeah, sometimes I will click like/thanks and move on as I agree 100% with what you wrote!

    And there's no hint, NO ONE wants you gone!! You ARE part of our little family.

    Oh, and no doubt I enjoy much of your stuff as you can be a funny bastard at times!!
    There is no rhyme or reason I can figure out. I can post something I think is a stupid, off-color comment and gets thanks and likes from everyone; conversely post something I think is important, well presented and definitely to be considered by all and crickets chirping Even worse, someone else will come along and post the same thing later and get a 3 pager, thanked and liked top to bottom

    As stated, it's just weird and I gave up trying to figure it out years ago.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

  10. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne liked this post
  11. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    41,635
    Thanks (Given)
    16354
    Thanks (Received)
    12141
    Likes (Given)
    5011
    Likes (Received)
    2568
    Mentioned
    131 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475416

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    There is no rhyme or reason I can figure out. I can post something I think is a stupid, off-color comment and gets thanks and likes from everyone; conversely post something I think is important, well presented and definitely to be considered by all and crickets chirping Even worse, someone else will come along and post the same thing later and get a 3 pager, thanked and liked top to bottom

    As stated, it's just weird and I gave up trying to figure it out years ago.
    hells bells, most do not respond to my posts or they start their own thread, ignoring mine. I don't give a fig, I stay and piss them off.
    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” De Tocqueville



  12. Thanks Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
  13. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Posts
    36,500
    Thanks (Given)
    22173
    Thanks (Received)
    19712
    Likes (Given)
    276
    Likes (Received)
    4586
    Mentioned
    235 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    hells bells, most do not respond to my posts or they start their own thread, ignoring mine. I don't give a fig, I stay and piss them off.
    I just found a thread I started that someone actually responded to and got all light in the head about it

    If I start 20 threads and 1 begins a discussion I consider the effort a success. I gave up trying to figure out what is and isn't selling besides the most obvious.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

  14. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne liked this post
  15. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    over here
    Posts
    9,568
    Thanks (Given)
    3915
    Thanks (Received)
    3982
    Likes (Given)
    1820
    Likes (Received)
    1260
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    15020935

    Default

    I switched to a tablet from computer a couple years ago. I can't type as fast so I don't spend as much time responding. Linking to articles is also more complicated. It's not due to who posts the info ... it is just how much time I have.

    I have plenty to say ... just don't want to type one letter at a time. When I switch back to computer I'll say more I'm sure.
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

  16. Thanks Kathianne, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne, jimnyc liked this post
  17. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    60,925
    Thanks (Given)
    7069
    Thanks (Received)
    28186
    Likes (Given)
    3658
    Likes (Received)
    4325
    Mentioned
    411 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    There is no rhyme or reason I can figure out. I can post something I think is a stupid, off-color comment and gets thanks and likes from everyone; conversely post something I think is important, well presented and definitely to be considered by all and crickets chirping Even worse, someone else will come along and post the same thing later and get a 3 pager, thanked and liked top to bottom

    As stated, it's just weird and I gave up trying to figure it out years ago.
    I think it's human nature at times to post and feel like our opinions aren't responded to, or that it means they are ignored and/or discounted.

    I have similar experiences to you. I have posted what I thought were just little funny photos, and sometimes get 20 thanks/likes from it and maybe even some replies feeding off one another. Then other times I can post what I think are similar little pics or such, and get it ignored, no thanks/likes and no responses. Hell, those may be the days that the news is slow and not many here, or a day that has tons of political news and folks are invested in that.

    And yeah, other times I could have written a post that took 30 minutes and well thought out, and it's followed by silence. Sh and the it happens.

    But I can say this, and I think factually, that no one I know hates AT, nor wants him gone, nor has an issue with him.... but I have seen many discuss his Navy experiences and his input based on his experiences. And for me, I think at times he can be a funny old bastard!!

    I truly hope he doesn't go.
    “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”Bob Barker
    “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”Dean Koontz
    "If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am" - Charles Yu

  18. Thanks Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne liked this post
  19. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    over here
    Posts
    9,568
    Thanks (Given)
    3915
    Thanks (Received)
    3982
    Likes (Given)
    1820
    Likes (Received)
    1260
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    15020935

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    I think it's human nature at times to post and feel like our opinions aren't responded to, or that it means they are ignored and/or discounted.

    I have similar experiences to you. I have posted what I thought were just little funny photos, and sometimes get 20 thanks/likes from it and maybe even some replies feeding off one another. Then other times I can post what I think are similar little pics or such, and get it ignored, no thanks/likes and no responses. Hell, those may be the days that the news is slow and not many here, or a day that has tons of political news and folks are invested in that.

    And yeah, other times I could have written a post that took 30 minutes and well thought out, and it's followed by silence. Sh and the it happens.

    But I can say this, and I think factually, that no one I know hates AT, nor wants him gone, nor has an issue with him.... but I have seen many discuss his Navy experiences and his input based on his experiences. And for me, I think at times he can be a funny old bastard!!

    I truly hope he doesn't go.
    If I thanked you for every post you make that I like you might think I'm crushing on you Jim ...
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

  20. Thanks Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes High_Plains_Drifter liked this post
  21. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    60,925
    Thanks (Given)
    7069
    Thanks (Received)
    28186
    Likes (Given)
    3658
    Likes (Received)
    4325
    Mentioned
    411 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    hells bells, most do not respond to my posts or they start their own thread, ignoring mine. I don't give a fig, I stay and piss them off.
    Nah, not true there either. You've been around with us a little bit. You get many replies, and like everyone else you can make some posts that hit the ignored region for no reason.

    And the thread thingy always happens, and folks always think their headline is different than another thread, or that the subject is worthy of another thread, not that it's done to anger anyone. I know that "I" am likely the most guilty of that one, and will sometimes do it to my own threads!

    And if someone has an issue with me, I too will just try and ignore it and post away anyway. There's always someone that digs the subject being posted and will perhaps engage. And if not? Then I go out here in NY and look to kick a liberal.
    “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”Bob Barker
    “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”Dean Koontz
    "If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am" - Charles Yu

  22. Thanks Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne liked this post
  23. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    60,925
    Thanks (Given)
    7069
    Thanks (Received)
    28186
    Likes (Given)
    3658
    Likes (Received)
    4325
    Mentioned
    411 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    I just found a thread I started that someone actually responded to and got all light in the head about it

    If I start 20 threads and 1 begins a discussion I consider the effort a success. I gave up trying to figure out what is and isn't selling besides the most obvious.
    Ding ding ding!

    That's what I try to do. Hit the news circuit and post the important things and things that are of interest to myself. Some will get ignored and some might get some friction.
    “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”Bob Barker
    “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”Dean Koontz
    "If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am" - Charles Yu

  24. Thanks Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
  25. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    60,925
    Thanks (Given)
    7069
    Thanks (Received)
    28186
    Likes (Given)
    3658
    Likes (Received)
    4325
    Mentioned
    411 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    If I thanked you for every post you make that I like you might think I'm crushing on you Jim ...
    LOL

    I used to be extremely reserved about giving them out, only when truly deserved. I mean, I still do, but then found myself sometimes using it instead of replying. Like "I like that and agree 100% with you" and then leave that thread.

    I am still that way with rep points. That's reserved still.
    “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”Bob Barker
    “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”Dean Koontz
    "If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am" - Charles Yu

  26. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
  27. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Posts
    36,500
    Thanks (Given)
    22173
    Thanks (Received)
    19712
    Likes (Given)
    276
    Likes (Received)
    4586
    Mentioned
    235 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    I think it's human nature at times to post and feel like our opinions aren't responded to, or that it means they are ignored and/or discounted.

    I have similar experiences to you. I have posted what I thought were just little funny photos, and sometimes get 20 thanks/likes from it and maybe even some replies feeding off one another. Then other times I can post what I think are similar little pics or such, and get it ignored, no thanks/likes and no responses. Hell, those may be the days that the news is slow and not many here, or a day that has tons of political news and folks are invested in that.

    And yeah, other times I could have written a post that took 30 minutes and well thought out, and it's followed by silence. Sh and the it happens.

    But I can say this, and I think factually, that no one I know hates AT, nor wants him gone, nor has an issue with him.... but I have seen many discuss his Navy experiences and his input based on his experiences. And for me, I think at times he can be a funny old bastard!!

    I truly hope he doesn't go.
    I don't have a problem at all with AT. When discussing the military and deployment via Naval vessel, he's the only Fleet squid I know on the board. Matter of fact, I think he's the only Fleet squid I know anymore.

    I can also say as everyone should know by now, I do and have had to put my grandchildren first. Way it is. But they don't listen any more than any of you ya-hoos
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

  28. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes jimnyc liked this post
  29. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    41,635
    Thanks (Given)
    16354
    Thanks (Received)
    12141
    Likes (Given)
    5011
    Likes (Received)
    2568
    Mentioned
    131 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475416

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    LOL

    I used to be extremely reserved about giving them out, only when truly deserved. I mean, I still do, but then found myself sometimes using it instead of replying. Like "I like that and agree 100% with you" and then leave that thread.

    I am still that way with rep points. That's reserved still.
    I guess I sort of judge both content and delivery. I often agree with the point someone is making, but they go all bad language or prejudices and such, I do not respond or thank, etc. I'm not sorry about not doing so, I wish they'd just make their points.
    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” De Tocqueville



  30. Thanks Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Debate Policy - Political Forums