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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:58 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Brian may have rubbed some people the wrong way but when he went sniffing for crooks and shysters he was almost always correct about them.


Pipswich wrote:[Bclarkie] also ran a lot of good people away from here.


deimos3428 wrote:Oh really?  Name one, please.  As I recall, everyone he ran off deserved it in spades.


Well, i know i wasnt considered that much on these boards but pls be aware of the fact that i decided to leave the Acaeum due to the lies and (fake) accusations of your fellow... and it happened one week after i had been asked to be part of the Acaeum valuation board, i really feel bad for having left... i honestly think i didnt deserve it: what he wrote was pure invention of his mind and IMHO it happened to me but i believe to many others...

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:54 am 
 

aia wrote:
Well, i know i wasnt considered that much on these boards but pls be aware of the fact that i decided to leave the Acaeum due to the lies and (fake) accusations of your fellow... and it happened one week after i had been asked to be part of the Acaeum valuation board, i really feel bad for having left... i honestly think i didnt deserve it: what he wrote was pure invention of his mind and IMHO it happened to me but i believe to many others...

Anyway, thanks and happy new year to everyone.

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Pardon me in advance for speaking out of turn about something that happened before I joined the forum, but I was a lurker here for a looong time before that and do remember this incident pretty clearly. As I recall, you got upset that bclarkie declared the actual value of an item sent to you on a customs form, rather than misrepresent the value to save you some money. The exchange then degenerated into both of you flaming each other. Seems to me you had no cause to be so outraged.

On the other hand, one of the main reasons I finally decided to register was that the tone of the board seemed to have mellowed over the last year or so, and I attribute that in part to the absence of some users with combative attitudes. Just my take.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:46 am 
 

Wow.  Human nature... it remains the same no matter which game site I frequent.

But though my experience here is very limited so far, truth is you guys seem a lot more mature and considerate than the place I am used to.  Kudos for that.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:13 pm 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:
Pardon me in advance for speaking out of turn about something that happened before I joined the forum, but I was a lurker here for a looong time before that and do remember this incident pretty clearly. As I recall, you got upset that bclarkie declared the actual value of an item sent to you on a customs form, rather than misrepresent the value to save you some money. The exchange then degenerated into both of you flaming each other. Seems to me you had no cause to be so outraged.

On the other hand, one of the main reasons I finally decided to register was that the tone of the board seemed to have mellowed over the last year or so, and I attribute that in part to the absence of some users with combative attitudes. Just my take.


Seems a pretty good assessment of the situation to me..

viewtopic.php?p=121846&highlight=#121846

I had no issue with aia, I was rarely on the boards until late last year I guess, although I popped on and off for a couple of years, so I just saw that he was here and then disappeared.

Meta's post above covers it very well, so I can't see anything untoward from bc, other than perhaps going public.

However, I agree with Meta as well, the whole atmosphere has relaxed around the site and community, apart from the occasional and well deserved sacrificial nailing of the head to the floor of the random idiots that decide to start a fire...   :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:32 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:random idiots that decide to start a fire...   :lol:


Just makes you want to break out and sing...

"We didn't start the fire...." *cough* maybe not, or... "I fell in to a burning ring of fire..."

I know a way to get Brian back to talking.  Penn got lucky, should have never been a penalty for trying to get people off the ball so that more plays could be run. :wink:

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:54 pm 
 

If this is the guy I am thinking of he suggested to me that charging anything more than exact postage was wrong. Even the cost of the envelop or box was too much. He also was angry that I didn't professionally grade every item I sold. Selling and buying needed to be taken with the utmost seriousness and done his way. Came off as a total douche to me. I remember thinking if this is the kind of asshole that hangs out here I am not sure I want to be here as well and I left.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:44 pm 
 

I like bclarkie.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:48 pm 
 

Icar wrote:If this is the guy I am thinking of he suggested to me that charging anything more than exact postage was wrong. Even the cost of the envelop or box was too much. He also was angry that I didn't professionally grade every item I sold. Selling and buying needed to be taken with the utmost seriousness and done his way. Came off as a total douche to me. I remember thinking if this is the kind of asshole that hangs out here I am not sure I want to be here as well and I left.


I'm not sure about the rest of the board, but, this is EXACTLY the type of "asshole" I want selling me D&D collectibles. To each his own, I suppose. Miss ya Bclarkie. Come back soon amigo.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:34 am 
 

If having someone talk down to you with a misplaced sense of smug superiority is your thing then I guess I could see why you would miss him. I prefer friendly, easy going people when I do business.

There are lots of great sellers here should I list them? They are professionals as well, just relaxed and enjoying what they do rather than enduring it.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:14 am 
 

Wow another thread that has been thrown off course.  Thanks guys keep up the good work. :?

The question from bbrash was simple. Has anyone heard from Brain? Well has anyone?    

Pipswich wrote:... but also ran a lot of good people away from here.


You know it is threads like this that keep me away from this site. Brian isn't even here and yet look at the crap being dished out.

I weary of this.  Gaming is meant to bring people closer together.  :x

Foul, close off this thread and throw it in the bin.  It serves no purpose except for those who feel the need for a pedestal to voice their opinions of others.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:08 am 
 

Actually if Foul would pull out the Troll Banner Hammer +10 and use it on pipswich, who contributes nothing to the Acaeum but Troll posts, it would solve a huge portion of the problems


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:36 am 
 

Brian posted in another thread a week ago.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:04 am 
 

RaisedFromTheDead wrote:Brian posted in another thread a week ago.

It appears that Brian may be reading the forum occasionally, just not posting anymore (other than last weeks **cough**).


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:43 am 
 

improvstone wrote:Wow another thread that has been thrown off course.  Thanks guys keep up the good work.


This particular line of discussion is exactly how the thread started:

gyg wrote:Where are they now? Is this just natural wastage? Have they left the hobby? Did I say something to upset them? (Or did Deadlord say something to upset them?


..and is thus exactly on topic.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:23 pm 
 

FWIW , I think the thread of the title (and a definite cue for a song) says it all.

Brian certainly rubbed certain people up the wrong way, and was never afraid to mince his words , but without any doubt in my mind he is one of the 'Good Men'.

I feel that this forum misses him.

(If only we could do substitions - one out/one in - though perhaps thats for another thread :D )("go,walk out the door, don't turn around now, you're not welcome any more," if you need another song title/thread title :lol: )


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:44 pm 
 

gyg wrote:FWIW , I think the thread of the title (and a definite cue for a song) says it all.

Brian certainly rubbed certain people up the wrong way, and was never afraid to mince his words , but without any doubt in my mind he is one of the 'Good Men'.

I feel that this forum misses him.

(If only we could do substitions - one out/one in - though perhaps thats for another thread :D )("go,walk out the door, don't turn around now, you're not welcome any more," if you need another song title/thread title :lol: )


Your opinion, fair enough, but the forum as whole does not miss him at all and many rather rejoice in his absence.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:01 pm 
 

each to their own, but I wouldn't say the 'forum' but more a split it seems... Glad to see that he is around though and hasn't fallen off the planet..
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:32 pm 
 

I don't know where the good men have gone, but the reason they're going is undoubtedly due to threads like this one.

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