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    Default Due to current circumstances

    IMPORTANT:

    Enough ad hominems.
    ANY, and I emphasize ANY new reply with ad hominem - content, posted by any member who was involved in these previous discussions, will mean: Ban of this member. It is a last official warning.

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    That's what SHE said.

    (Finally good to see the moderator team trying to 'do good')

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    Who is SHE?

    You do not have to comment this, Yagan Kiely. A German meaning: Talking is silver, silence is gold.

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    Don't be harsh on the moderating team, they always try to do good. They are always doing what they think is best.

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    Who is SHE?
    Um.... it's quite obviously a joke.

    Talking is silver, silence is gold.
    Yes, being silent while treated unfairly, that always rectifies the situation....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yagan Kiely View Post
    Um.... it's quite obviously a joke[/URL].

    Yes, being silent while treated unfairly, that always rectifies the situation....
    I nearly killed myself with laughter when reading this! Even on a thread designed to relax our current climate, you have to argue to the bitter end! If you post "that's what SHE said" after a moderator has spoken do you understand that this might easily not be interpreted as a joke? We are all being treated the same by various threads being put on hold and the rest of us are not making sarcastic comments. Be silent, it might make a refreshing change!
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    Even on a thread designed to relax our current climate, you have to argue to the bitter end!
    Put it this way, I brought a joke to this thread. You have decided to bring an argument to the thread. Now why don't you bring a joke that YOU think is funny?
    If you post "that's what SHE said" after a moderator has spoken do you understand that this might easily not be interpreted as a joke?
    To me it is an obvious joke, which I emphasised with the capitalisation. Maybe I have a weird sense of humour, but cyanide and happiness IS a popular comic strip.

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    Same old Yagan, projecting your lust for argument onto me! You don't even try and defend your use of sarcasm, just straight in there challenging my sense of humor which really has nothing to do with anything! I'm getting so used to your weak method of counter-argument I may be able to predict what you are going to say before you say it!
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    Please, I again tried to promote a joke from you but you are arguing again.

    I was criticising my own sense of humour, suggesting it may be a little weird, not yours. I have not used sarcasm at all in this thread! My post was indeed a weak argument, because there was none. I suggested you post a joke that you find funny. If you find the one I posted not funny, then that's fine (there are those that do).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yagan Kiely View Post
    I have not used sarcasm at all in this thread!
    How about:
    Quote Originally Posted by Yagan Kiely View Post
    Yes, being silent while treated unfairly, that always rectifies the situation....
    ?
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    You jokers just can't help your selves eh there is nothing wrong in good robust discussion, it's just that no one wants to back off

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    I was talking about with you Elgar. Why can't you just leave it? Why do you have to make it antagonistic all the time? You are so defensive, I suggest you bring a joke you like (if mine you don't find funny), and you believe I am attacking your humour....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    ...there is nothing wrong in good robust discussion, it's just that no one wants to back off
    An EXCELLENT point.

    Rather than say some of the things I've said before, let me add some new observations.

    1. I believe that letting others have the last word in a thread is often a sign of posting maturity. (I feel as though this relates directly to Andante's point, above.)

    2. The "24 hour" rule: if someone makes a post that really incenses me, I sometimes impose a "24-hour rule" on myself- that is to say, I intentionally wait a day, so that some of my unproductive initial impulses have a chance to settle down. I pass this along because perhaps others might find it useful in repsonding to points without main-lining into one's temper.

    3. In extreme cases, we have an "ignore poster" function. I've almost never used it- but I've had occasion to use it recently...
    The hardest knife ill us'd doth lose his edge. Shakespeare- Sonnet 95

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    2. The "24 hour" rule: if someone makes a post that really incenses me, I sometimes impose a "24-hour rule" on myself- that is to say, I intentionally wait a day, so that some of my unproductive initial impulses have a chance to settle down. I pass this along because perhaps others might find it useful in repsonding to points without main-lining into one's temper.
    I do that sometimes, but often with posts that challenge me, or have a complicated answer. I actually have never been incensed by anything written on a forum.

    3. In extreme cases, we have an "ignore poster" function. I've almost never used it- but I've had occasion to use it recently...
    I find such a feature offensive. If this feature is used it reflects on either the person using the feature, or the ineptitude of moderating. This is my opinion.

    Elgar: I have tried to respond to you kindly and defuse the situation you have with me. Can we start again (or something)?

    If not, what do you want from me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_town/Philly View Post
    I believe that letting others have the last word in a thread is often a sign of posting maturity.
    Not commenting on anyone in particular - we're probably all guilty of it every now and then, but I sometimes have the impression that people think that giving the last word to another poster is equal to 'admitting defeat.' But in reality it can just mean that you stand by what you have said in your previous post(s) and that you simply don't have anything more to add. Giving someone else the last word is not the same as admitting that you are wrong.

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