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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:36 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote: some of you guys act like the members of my gaming group in the '80's (i.e., like 13 year olds).


I could hardly be more offended.

I try to act like a 12-year old at most!


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:53 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:

I try to act like a 12-year old at most!


My lad is 11 next week, thus outstripping me in maturity!!


(Postage,shipping,trolling,reselling,STD,blah,blah,blah - feel free to ignore this, as you should most of the rest of this thread)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:57 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:
Okay, I was actually feeling a bit sorry for you after all the abuse (deserved or undeserved, I don't know) I've seen bclarkie fling at you, since I was also blasted by him recently.  But now, not so much.  Who said anything about a $10,000 handling fee?  Seems to me that you're the one trying to (re)inflame "the community" at this point.  Calling it a community is a real stretch, from what I've seen in my short time here <sigh>.  I guess this place stirs up nostalgia for me for reasons other than just the old AD&D material; some of you guys act like the members of my gaming group in the '80's (i.e., like 13 year olds).


I was intentionaly staying out of this mess, because I am firmly now in the camp of not feeding the troll(s), but this is the second time now my name has been mentioned by you in this thread for no reason what-so-ever.  

We all act like 13 year olds?  You are the only one here so far that I see that's crying, so if we are 13 exactly how old does that make you? Perhaps you need a tissue or maybe even a feminine napkin while you are making your home?   I am thinking that maybe we should all just pitch in an buy a cross and mail it to you so that you can f**king nail yourself to it every single time that you come here in the rememberance of how you got "picked on" for opening your mouth about someone that you have no idea is.  

To be 100% honest, I am not entirely sure why you are even here in a "Collectors Forum" in the first place, as you have made it pretty plain that you are not a "Collector" except for maybe some "wow is me"  feelings, but regardless I will give you the same invitation that I will also again give to STD-Games as well.  If you both think it sucks here so bad, then please do not let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.  And just so there is nothing lost in the translation of my message:

IF IT SUCKS SO BAD HERE, LEAVE AND DO NOT COME BACK. GO FIND SOME OTHER FORUM TO CRY ON.

Get it?  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:20 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:or maybe even a feminine napkin while you are making your home?  


Scary...I'm imagining Rat's apartment furnished with, well...Consider those pics of all the FedEx furniture, only the same exact items constructed entirely of feminine hygiene pads... 8O


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:21 pm 
 

Wow.  I think if you look again, you'll see that I wrote that I think "some" of you guys act like 13 year olds.  The name-calling, constant swearing, outrageously out of proportion emotional outbursts in reaction to opinions you don't like, etc.  All of a sudden I've become "Rat"ovarl because a couple of you don't like what I have to say about handling fees.  

Perhaps I should have said "a small minority" of you guys act like 13 year olds.  The overwhelming majority of the people I've interacted with here have been nothing but nice, nicer than most one meets online, in fact.  

bclarkie, why don't we just agree not to respond to each other's posts, eh?  And if it bothers you so much for me to mention you, I'll refrain in the future.  I never said I wasn't a collector; I'm just a more casual collector than many here seem to be.  I don't think I've become a major nuisance or a "Troll" (whatever that is, no one has explained it to me yet), so the invitation to exit without allowing the portal to strike me in the posterior is unwarranted, at least coming from you.  It wasn't my understanding that this is your own personal fiefdom, although you certainly seem to feel yourself to be important.  

I'll resist the (strong) temptation to blurt out a string of colorful and purely conjectural descriptives concerning your personal habits, upbringing, and physical characteristics at this point.  Whatever it is about me that bothers you so much, I suggest you just ignore it and move on.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:30 pm 
 

I appreciate the sympathy, but I love abuse. That's why I got married.
Like I said, I don't think you honestly believe STD's yearly-wage handling fee is legitimate.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:30 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:
Okay, I was actually feeling a bit sorry for you after all the abuse (deserved or undeserved, I don't know) I've seen bclarkie fling at you, since I was also blasted by him recently.  But now, not so much.  Who said anything about a $10,000 handling fee?  Seems to me that you're the one trying to (re)inflame "the community" at this point.  Calling it a community is a real stretch, from what I've seen in my short time here <sigh>.  I guess this place stirs up nostalgia for me for reasons other than just the old AD&D material; some of you guys act like the members of my gaming group in the '80's (i.e., like 13 year olds).


There's basically a handful of posters here that have decided it is their job in the community to "initiate" new members.  If you don't agree with them, they'll hammer you bloody.  Just roll with it and continue on, it'll get better after awhile.  I'd recommend posting exclusively in opinion neutral threads like "1st edition modules I loved" or "Music Love to Listen" (my favorite) or "We all hate Cougar", stuff like that, for an undeterminate amount of time.  Or, conversely, bid a gigantic amount on the next ST1, Orange B3 or original manuscript to come down the pike.  They might not love you, but they'll respect you...well, respect your wallet....

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:32 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:Wow.


What did the message finally get through?  

And please spare me the rant about how I am angry or whatever, because please do not kid yourself and actually think that you are somehow important enough in my life for me to care enough to get angry about you or anything that you say.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:40 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I appreciate the sympathy, but I love abuse. That's why I got married.
Like I said, I don't think you honestly believe STD's yearly-wage handling fee is legitimate.


Maybe I missed "STD"s statement about a yearly-wage handling fee.  My only point about the handling fees is that if they're expressly stated in the listing and the buyer knows about them in advance, I don't have a problem with whatever the seller is charging.  Like a few others mentioned, the buyer will just move on to the next seller if S&H is excessive.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:45 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
There's basically a handful of posters here that have decided it is their job in the community to "initiate" new members.  If you don't agree with them, they'll hammer you bloody.  Just roll with it and continue on, it'll get better after awhile.  I'd recommend posting exclusively in opinion neutral threads like "1st edition modules I loved" or "Music Love to Listen" (my favorite) or "We all hate Cougar", stuff like that, for an undeterminate amount of time.  Or, conversely, bid a gigantic amount on the next ST1, Orange B3 or original manuscript to come down the pike.  They might not love you, but they'll respect you...well, respect your wallet....

Mike B.


So I'm being hazed (sp?) is what you're saying?  That's too funny.  I somehow think that "a certain someone" (see, I didn't mention your name) would find something wrong with anything I might have to say, even in "1st edition modules I loved" (all of them, incidentally).  I don't really want an ST1, so I'll have to go with the OB3 option, I suppose.  I'll start saving my pennies.  Actually, if I quit smoking today, I might almost have enough by the next time one comes up (yeah, I smoke ALOT).


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:47 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
What did the message finally get through?  

And please spare me the rant about how I am angry or whatever, because please do not kid yourself and actually think that you are somehow important enough in my life for me to care enough to get angry about you or anything that you say.  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:26 am 
 

'move along please - nothing to see here' :D

Radovarl - you previously stated thet you were unaware of what a 'troll' is. Now I'm no expert on exact definitions but I believe it could be said that somone who deliberately tries to make divisive and contentious points could be described as a forum troll.

In my opinion I would say that your posts make you into a troll on this particular forum. While I might not possibly put it as strongly as BC I really would suggest that you try to 'get along', in what is generally a forum peopled by mainly decent individuals.

Forgive me if you feel I am speaking out of turn but I do feel strongly that threads like this belittle what 'we' are trying to do here.

Remember if you do love D&D and the like this is the place for you, if not, then you are wasting your time posting, and by continuing in the vein you are in you are unlikely to make many friends here.

Sorry if this is a bit rambling but to quote Woody out of Toy Story '....play nice.'

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:44 am 
 

Ah, okay, I see now (what a troll is).  I don't think I qualify, in this forum or any other, but I appreciate you expressing your opinion in a civil fashion.  It seems to me there's a fine line between, and a lot of subjectivity involved in, deciding which opinions are deliberately divisive/contentious and which are not.  Some seem to want to call anything they disagree with strongly "trollish" (if that's the proper adjectival form), which I think is a mistake.  If only the majority or popular or whichever view can go unlabeled as contentious, then what's point of discussing anything at all.  I'm not sure what vein I've been in, but I'm more than happy to discontinue it.  I would very much appreciate not getting explosive responses to my posts in size 40 fonts, though.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:48 am 
 

gyg wrote:'move along please - nothing to see here' :D

Radovarl - you previously stated thet you were unaware of what a 'troll' is. Now I'm no expert on exact definitions but I believe it could be said that somone who deliberately tries to make divisive and contentious points could be described as a forum troll.

In my opinion I would say that your posts make you into a troll on this particular forum. While I might not possibly put it as strongly as BC I really would suggest that you try to 'get along', in what is generally a forum peopled by mainly decent individuals.

Forgive me if you feel I am speaking out of turn but I do feel strongly that threads like this belittle what 'we' are trying to do here.

Remember if you do love D&D and the like this is the place for you, if not, then you are wasting your time posting, and by continuing in the vein you are in you are unlikely to make many friends here.

Sorry if this is a bit rambling but to quote Woody out of Toy Story '....play nice.'

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Or perhaps gyg, just put a little more PC than me.  My post was meant to caustic, because I wanted to get my point across.   Here is my issue, I do not care if you stay or if you go, I really don't.  My issue(which has been comapounded by STS' insistant posts here) is that if you are going to be here don't do two things:

1) Criticize people here for their collection size, because this is after all a "D&D Collectors forum".

2)  Most importantly, Don't bitch that this place sucks and then continue to post here.  Its perhaps my biggest Pet Peeve(or Pet Hate if you are from he UK  :) ), both on this forum and to be honest in real life as well.  

To underline my second point, as I think the first point pretty much speaks for itself, is long ago I used to work as a manager in a restaurant.  In this restaurant every once in awhile, we would have a customer complaint where a customer would complain and then say, "Every time I come here there is a problem!". Now obviously I couldn't say it, but one of the first things that used to pop into my head was, "If everytime you come here there is a problem in your mind, then why the f**k are you still coming here?".  I mean, its seems obvious to me that if everytime you go someplace you hate it and it sucks, then its probably best if you find someplace else to go and yet these people just could not seem to get it.

Same thing applies here, if you like this place, then great hang out and post away (assuming that you do not take the route of STS who goes out of his way to say things that are nothing more than bait tactics meant to do nothing more than to piss people off), but if for some reason you find that this place is not to your liking per se, do yourself and everyone else a favor and find someplace that you do find more to your liking. Everyone (yourself included) will be happier for it.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:30 am 
 

Well put Brian - as I would have expected from you :roll: (jk with the rolly eyes!!)
So Radovarl, the ball is in your court - we all know there are no hard and fast rules for posting here (god knows I've posted some shite!!) BUT it's worth posting in a manner that makes you part of this community, and don't bother asking how to do that, as it should be quite clear by now.(Because if you do not want to be part of it, then why are you here? ( a question you should ask yourself rather than bouncing back more inane questions))

Sorry to be blunt but this is all very tedious and getting away from the forum's reason to be.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:59 am 
 

hey talking about shite, about 20 of my posts have been useful :D

but hey how cant you like me :D

Rad. just enjoy the forum chummer. its a fun place to be. you will get used to the nooks and crannys of the place if you just take a little time to step back and watch whats going on.

in general, this lot are a great bunch. ppl come n go, but they are a-ok, despite some heavy-handed comments at times, which come with very good reason.

my earlier post did not insult anybody. what i did was call the comments stupid.

but hey its a new day, so enjoy it!

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:01 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/AD-D-D-D-Massconfus ... dZViewItem



Here is an auction from the genius (I noticed you used my term above, Badmike...thanks) who sells copies of tournament modules.



(I am thinking of bidding just to get a photocopy.   :D )



What should be noted is his terms for "combined shipping."



His shipping price and "combined shipping" terms are a nice example of what I mentioned above in this strand....



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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:10 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:
** expired/removed eBay auction **


Here is an auction from the genius (I noticed you used my term above, Badmike...thanks) who sells copies of tournament modules.

(I am thinking of bidding just to get a photocopy.   :D )

What should be noted is his terms for "combined shipping."

His shipping price and "combined shipping" terms are a nice example of what I mentioned above in this strand....

Mark   8)




I don't always give you credit Mark but you know you invented the term so I don't bother... :wink:  Isn't appropriation the finest form of flattery?



And speaking of the genius....



So if I get four of his items, shipping is $18?  Geez.



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