Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 25 of 25
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    over here
    Posts
    9,576
    Thanks (Given)
    3916
    Thanks (Received)
    3985
    Likes (Given)
    1828
    Likes (Received)
    1268
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    15020935

    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 used to get and give tons of rep. Since the thanks and like feature showed up I don't give as much rep. Only give rep if I want to give private kudos.
    Last edited by SassyLady; 03-13-2020 at 03:06 PM.
    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.

  2. Thanks Kathianne, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne liked this post
  3. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Posts
    36,500
    Thanks (Given)
    22173
    Thanks (Received)
    19713
    Likes (Given)
    276
    Likes (Received)
    4587
    Mentioned
    235 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    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.
    Guilty of the same. Whole discussions/topics are often lost due to presentation.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

  4. Thanks Kathianne, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne liked this post
  5. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    8,053
    Thanks (Given)
    909
    Thanks (Received)
    3000
    Likes (Given)
    254
    Likes (Received)
    544
    Mentioned
    58 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    11198953

    Default

    Hell, I rarely post here these days. I read, sometimes I reply, once in a blue moon I'll start a thread... usually non-political. But I'm not going jump ship.

    My hope is things will change when the Trump era ends. I have, on occasion, felt that the strong support for the President here on a less populated board is less friendly to a moderate, such as myself, who is inclined to criticize him from time to time. To be honest, I'm okay with that. I don't think any less of any member because of their views. I'd still bend an elbow with any one of you. But after a couple of unexpectedly hostile responses from a couple of folks, I decided to scale back. I was utterly surprised.

    I hold no grudge, my feelings are not hurt, I am just biding my time... you won't get rid of me that easily...

    It's all good...


    ICSI, why not just take a break, a little vacation? There's no need to take the drastic step of abandoning ship permanently...
    "I am allergic to piety, it makes me break out in rash judgements." - Penn Jillette
    "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with a lot of pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
    "The man who invented the telescope found out more about heaven than the closed eyes of prayer ever discovered." - Robert G. Ingersoll

  6. Thanks Kathianne, Gunny, Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
    Likes Kathianne, jimnyc liked this post
  7. #19
    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

    Well, we have all branches of the military represented here with AT, true? But we'll lose our Navy rep if he splits. We can't have that.
    Last edited by High_Plains_Drifter; 03-13-2020 at 04:11 PM.

  8. Thanks Tyr-Ziu Saxnot thanked this post
  9. #20
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    USA, Southern
    Posts
    24,795
    Thanks (Given)
    28118
    Thanks (Received)
    16025
    Likes (Given)
    1989
    Likes (Received)
    1718
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    21475181

    Default

    AT, you are without doubt a person that has a lot of life knowledge. And certainly an important contributing member here.
    Myself, I am around a lot less but have notice my threads started get either zero or one/two replies as of late. In my case it is both my busier life( as of late), my other distractions and also my ill-health. I have gotten used to just reading, hitting like, thanks and moving on.
    Sometimes I read but forget to hit the like/thank reply. Memory loss being one of my ongoing illnesses.
    I think its just a cycle going on here and as in the world cycles come and they go.

    Sincerely , I value highly your posts and I know you from the other liberal/nazi board we both came from(Perspectives.com)..
    Where you and I both gave those nazi-type liberal/dem bastards living hell by so refuting their damn insanity.
    Hoping you stay and telling you this truly , for me-- "your being here has always been a positive and welcomed presence."
    Example these last three/four days I have been quite sick. Such is one of the curses of old age my friend.
    Such so limits us that still have very active minds and true conservative/patriotic souls but bodies that cause us to not be
    nearly as active as we once were..

    And look, I got on to simply read for a couple minutes but your thread caused me to post.
    And its not poetry I am doing!
    Hoping you rethink your decision my friend.
    It is acknowledging your contribution here and your friendship. God bless you and yours,
    .. Robert
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 03-13-2020 at 06:38 PM.
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

  10. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    9,002
    Thanks (Given)
    36
    Thanks (Received)
    208
    Likes (Given)
    20
    Likes (Received)
    100
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    1187271

    Default

    wait.....we're supposed to READ posts?....
    ...full immersion.....

  11. Thanks Gunny thanked this post
    Likes LongTermGuy liked this post
  12. #22
    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

    @icansayit ... I think you've heard some pretty compelling reasons to stick around pard. Just because people may or may not respond to a post of your's doesn't mean by any shape, way or form that no one hasn't read it or didn't appreciate it. You're as much part of this little tight knit group as anyone else, so... I hope you reconsider just leaving.
    Last edited by High_Plains_Drifter; 03-14-2020 at 09:14 PM.

  13. Thanks icansayit thanked this post
    Likes jimnyc, LongTermGuy liked this post
  14. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    USA East Coast
    Posts
    764
    Thanks (Given)
    840
    Thanks (Received)
    499
    Likes (Given)
    595
    Likes (Received)
    532
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    3726717

    Default Thanks to you all, but..

    Quote Originally Posted by High_Plains_Drifter View Post
    @icansayit ... I think you've heard some pretty compelling reasons to stick around pard. Just because people may or may not respond to a post of your's doesn't mean by any shape, way or form that no one has read it or didn't appreciate it. You're as much part of this little tight knit group as anyone else, so... I hope you reconsider just leaving.

    I'm just gonna drop by, read what's going on. Then skip. Conversations are supposed to be TWO WAY. I can talk to myself all day if I want. If just reading is what all of us do. Think about it!

    Later.
    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.

  15. Likes High_Plains_Drifter liked this post
  16. #24
    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'm just gonna drop by, read what's going on. Then skip. Conversations are supposed to be TWO WAY. I can talk to myself all day if I want. If just reading is what all of us do. Think about it!

    Later.
    Yep... I get what you're saying completely there, pard.

    Be like me... be a damn chatter box... sooner or later someone HAS to reply...

  17. Thanks icansayit thanked this post
  18. #25
    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 icansayit View Post
    I'm just gonna drop by, read what's going on. Then skip. Conversations are supposed to be TWO WAY. I can talk to myself all day if I want. If just reading is what all of us do. Think about it!

    Later.
    I still hope you will rethink this. Maybe take a little break and then come back and help us speak the truth.

    I am certainly not arguing with you. And seeing things from your point of view, I would feel similarly. But I opened like the last 50 or so of your posts. I do see enough not getting replies. But those posts do tend to get the thanks/likes, and IMO those without replies that do get those, tend to be more the picture and video style postings.

    But when you do post on a subject, you do in fact get more replies! And plenty enough even in those last 50 I opened.

    I think sometimes we have to look at what we're posting, when & even where. Just as an example, posting images in other "fun" related areas, right now during the virus crap, seem to get little to no replies. So it seems like other important events can certainly affect that. And that wasn't just you, as that last example were of my own posts.

    But when it tends to be a more of your important political subjects of the day, or an important event that may have taken place, and we post more than images, we tend to get more replies.

    I also noticed that if I start a thread, quite a few may quote what I wrote and reply to it. But if I enter someone else's thread and offer a small amount if input, I may not get as many replies, and sometimes not at all.

    Either way, take your time my friend. I think you see that you are liked by many here, even if you don't think we reply to much of what you post. You would be missed, folks DO appreciate your input here, both the comedy of the images you may share with us, and your replies based on your life and navy experiences. I consider them a little unique.
    “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

  19. Thanks icansayit 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