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Old 23-11-2010, 02:20   #106
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I find it amazing that this has generated 7 pages of comment in 12 hours.
Some people obviously have too much free time on their hands


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Old 23-11-2010, 02:36   #107
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Some people obviously have too much free time on their hands
That's an invalidating statement, and posting a big grin doesn't make it any more conducive to civil exchange.

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This is a sailing forum, not a semantics forum.

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Old 23-11-2010, 03:23   #109
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What's the temperature in Thunder Bay now?

Gord...Look south....take some time....... go cruising
As I sit, a swirling sea of passion gives it's poems in waves underneath me.
The whispers of the sun in my eyes, a silence within.
Rhythm of the surf, drums of the sea. Thoughts tumble and toss about the deep blue abyss inside me, where the love of you dwells.
I'm fighting currents to get back to you, listening to the flow of your liquid language as you beckon me, "Come Play"
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Old 23-11-2010, 03:25   #110
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so this guy sails into the harbor and (all happy after another safe passage)

a fun thread read, specially the posts where people post that others must have too much time on their hands to have posted on the thread
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Old 23-11-2010, 03:37   #111
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Banning the expression of thoughts and emotions is a censorship - nothing more.
I lived 35 years of my life in the country censoring everything - even the reading on the pack of matches was censored...
I hope You will never have such an experience in Your life, Gord.
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Old 23-11-2010, 03:39   #112
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a fun thread read, specially the posts where people post that others must have too much time on their hands to have posted on the thread
Methinks we need an Irony Smiley.

To cover that particular cross-cultural bridge that ends in a place north of Mexico. and south of Canada - no names . The nearest I can find is..........

(Irony because it's written. Verbally it would be called taking the p#ss, including of self )
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Old 23-11-2010, 04:03   #113
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Go get a boat.
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Old 23-11-2010, 04:21   #114
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Originally Posted by Fortytwo View Post
Go get a boat.
Would that I could.

Originally Posted by Tellie View Post
... sometimes even your friends have to put their arm around you and say "lighten up a bit bro, it ain't that important"

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... While I respectfully disagree with Gord, he is a moderator and I'll follow whatever rules that exist for the forum.
It should be noted that I (Gord) am & have not been a Moderator for some considerable time.
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Just for the record, the above quote (it seems) is the post which motivated Gord's OP for this thread. The post raised Trim50's ire and it got a bit testy. FWIW, my view is that the Joli post was offensive and the reaction understandable (although it'd be wiser to have ignored it). The headbanger emoticom should be reserved as a comment on one's own behaviour or actions.
I completely see where GordMay is coming from. I kind of think of Gord as a Demi-God of Cruisers Forum. He has contributed for a long time, and his posts are always informative, pertinent, accurate, helpful, and productive. So I think if he says the Emoticons go, then they should perish.

*I would miss those little buggers, though*

I think that the thread that the head banging post appeared on that 'sea' is referring to, and which possibly prompted Gord's reaction, is one of a serious, and grave nature...and in light of the spirit of that thread the use of in that way seems to somehow bring inappropriate brevity to that which cannot be summed up in a nutshell...

Couldn't let the thread die yet...and of course had to display the strong possibility of the use of run-on sentences if, in fact, the emoticons were banished
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Old 23-11-2010, 04:28   #116
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If I can't use these emoticons, then I'll just have to type more words in order to say the same thing the emoticons were saying anyway.........
I've sent in my application to the Real World. So I'm hoping to hear back from that....
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I certainly agree with the spirit of your comment Gord but personally I find most of these useful in a different context. For instance the whistle can imply sly humour or an oops moment. I think they are examples of emoticons that are useful for self deprecation but unfortunate when used as an insult.
Agreed. I find them useful, but can certainly see where they could be mis-used.

Keep them. If someone wants to be rude, they'll find a way to be rude.
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Old 23-11-2010, 11:11   #118
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I love our CLOD. If he needs a boat, he can borrow my little one as long as he maintains it. But it is ice up there right now...if fact it is ice down here too, which may explain why I just read this thread from top to bottom
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The only time emoticons bug me is when someone uses the wrong one in the initial post of a thread, like the thumbs down when they are asking a simple question and not ranting or the rolleyes when posting about something cool. Some folks have no clue what the emoticons even mean... Regardless, I think they should stay, even if I rarely use them. They work real well in indicating sarcasm and preventing fights for the simple reason, ya can't read what someone is REALLY saying up here. No body language to read or smirk/smile to see.
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I love our CLOD.
Amen. People have clicked his thank you button more times than any of the next ten of us.

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