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Title: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on October 20, 2017, 11:31:59 AM
Why haven't those other two "Honest Question" threads been locked yet? They're devolving into the same type of silliness that has gotten other threads closed recently.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 1 on October 20, 2017, 01:10:44 PM
Do we now have factions within the forum? We have pro-moderation and anti-moderation, pro-Alanland and anti-Alanland, pro-unrealistic fantasy proposals and anti-unrealistic fantasy proposals, etc.

edited post to remove paragraph

Also, you probably know that this thread will devolve into silliness like the other two did.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 20, 2017, 02:01:36 PM
Trump is a xenophobic tushy jester.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: roadman65 on October 20, 2017, 02:43:50 PM
Big question is why are some users on here who have been known to be idiots toward others not been banned other than dzlabe?  Most likely cause mods don't want to jump the gun yet and actually give us the benefit of the doubt. If we really locked everything in sight there would really be no good threads and it would be like being under martial law.

Bottom line is we have to allow the bad if we want the rest of the good to remain. 
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on October 20, 2017, 03:00:29 PM
I was just being snarky.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 20, 2017, 03:16:38 PM
I was just being snarky.

It's the Alanland national pastime.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Alps on October 20, 2017, 03:51:53 PM
Big question is why are some users on here who have been known to be idiots toward others not been banned other than dzlabe?  Most likely cause mods don't want to jump the gun yet and actually give us the benefit of the doubt. If we really locked everything in sight there would really be no good threads and it would be like being under martial law.

Bottom line is we have to allow the bad if we want the rest of the good to remain. 
Of all people
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on October 20, 2017, 07:52:30 PM
It will pass if we don't fuel the flames, and what you're doing is adding another stick to the fire, sir! I'd put the stick back in the Pile of Good Threads and not in the Fire of Hopeless Threads. :bigass:
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 21, 2017, 02:38:16 PM
Big question is why are some users on here who have been known to be idiots toward others not been banned other than dzlabe?  Most likely cause mods don't want to jump the gun yet and actually give us the benefit of the doubt. If we really locked everything in sight there would really be no good threads and it would be like being under martial law.

Bottom line is we have to allow the bad if we want the rest of the good to remain.
I think dzlabe is banned or he just quit.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 1 on October 21, 2017, 02:39:47 PM
Big question is why are some users on here who have been known to be idiots toward others not been banned other than dzlabe?  Most likely cause mods don't want to jump the gun yet and actually give us the benefit of the doubt. If we really locked everything in sight there would really be no good threads and it would be like being under martial law.

Bottom line is we have to allow the bad if we want the rest of the good to remain.
I think dzlabe is banned or he just quit.

He's banned. You can check by looking in the list of members; banned members are not listed, and he's not there.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 21, 2017, 02:52:25 PM
Big question is why are some users on here who have been known to be idiots toward others not been banned other than dzlabe?  Most likely cause mods don't want to jump the gun yet and actually give us the benefit of the doubt. If we really locked everything in sight there would really be no good threads and it would be like being under martial law.

Bottom line is we have to allow the bad if we want the rest of the good to remain.
I think dzlabe is banned or he just quit.

He's banned. You can check by looking in the list of members; banned members are not listed, and he's not there.
Can he ever come back?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 21, 2017, 03:54:37 PM
Can he ever come back?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/banned
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 22, 2017, 05:50:39 PM
Can he ever come back?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/banned
Maybe if he begs the mods enough?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on October 22, 2017, 06:59:02 PM
Can he ever come back?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/banned
Maybe if he begs the mods enough?
You missed his point (http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/992/397/9c9.gif). :banghead: :pan:
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 08:59:09 AM
Can he ever come back?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/banned
Maybe if he begs the mods enough?
You missed his point (http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/992/397/9c9.gif). :banghead: :pan:
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 23, 2017, 09:05:22 AM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 09:15:03 AM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 23, 2017, 02:32:35 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!

Maybe we should let everyone out of jail, too, as long as they sound really, really sorry.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 05:00:09 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!

Maybe we should let everyone out of jail, too, as long as they sound really, really sorry.
This is different.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 21stCenturyRoad on October 23, 2017, 05:47:47 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!
Too bad so sad, he should have thought about it back then. Now he occupies a spot in the Road Enthusiast "hall of shame" along with Carl Rogers and company.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 05:54:10 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!
Too bad so sad, he should have thought about it back then. Now he occupies a spot in the Road Enthusiast "hall of shame" along with Carl Rogers and company.
What if meets the mods in person and they find him to be a wonderful guy?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 23, 2017, 06:07:54 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!
Too bad so sad, he should have thought about it back then. Now he occupies a spot in the Road Enthusiast "hall of shame" along with Carl Rogers and company.
What if meets the mods in person and they find him to be a wonderful guy?

To some people he may be. To others, he isn't. Why do people like one musician and not another?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Alps on October 23, 2017, 08:38:43 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!
Too bad so sad, he should have thought about it back then. Now he occupies a spot in the Road Enthusiast "hall of shame" along with Carl Rogers and company.
What if meets the mods in person and they find him to be a wonderful guy?
Are you asking because you're worried about your own future here? :D
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 24, 2017, 01:08:22 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!
Too bad so sad, he should have thought about it back then. Now he occupies a spot in the Road Enthusiast "hall of shame" along with Carl Rogers and company.
What if meets the mods in person and they find him to be a wonderful guy?

A lot of those in prison for homicide are nice people, too.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 02:22:48 PM
I knew the point, but he could change and the mods could have a change of heart.

 :-D :-D

Oh, to be young and naïve again…
Everyone can change!
Too bad so sad, he should have thought about it back then. Now he occupies a spot in the Road Enthusiast "hall of shame" along with Carl Rogers and company.
What if meets the mods in person and they find him to be a wonderful guy?
Are you asking because you're worried about your own future here? :D
No, why? I prefer to be talk to seriously and not in this joking matter. If you want to talk to me about this send me a pm and we will talk.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 24, 2017, 02:51:53 PM

A lot of those in prison for homicide are nice people, too.

Or so one would assume ;)
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 03:09:31 PM

A lot of those in prison for homicide are nice people, too.

Or so one would assume ;)
Nice to themselves, yes.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 24, 2017, 03:17:13 PM

A lot of those in prison for homicide are nice people, too.

Or so one would assume ;)
Nice to themselves, yes.

No, I mean genuinely nice.  I remember when my mother-in-law was in prison a few years ago, there was a nice lady at the next table over who was serving a life sentence for murdering her husband.  She has since remarried, and her husband visits her regularly.  She's a nice lady, from what I heard.

People change, yes.  Meeting someone who has done bad things might change your view of them, yes.  But that doesn't mean you give a criminal free rein just for coming off as a nice guy.  Cold-blooded killers stay in prison.  Banned members stay banned.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 03:24:23 PM

A lot of those in prison for homicide are nice people, too.

Or so one would assume ;)
Nice to themselves, yes.

No, I mean genuinely nice.  I remember when my mother-in-law was in prison a few years ago, there was a nice lady at the next table over who was serving a life sentence for murdering her husband.  She has since remarried, and her husband visits her regularly.  She's a nice lady, from what I heard.

People change, yes.  Meeting someone who has done bad things might change your view of them, yes.  But that doesn't mean you give a criminal free rein just for coming off as a nice guy.  Cold-blooded killers stay in prison.  Banned members stay banned.
She seems nice. How much remorse does she have?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 24, 2017, 03:25:41 PM

A lot of those in prison for homicide are nice people, too.

Or so one would assume ;)
Nice to themselves, yes.

No, I mean genuinely nice.  I remember when my mother-in-law was in prison a few years ago, there was a nice lady at the next table over who was serving a life sentence for murdering her husband.  She has since remarried, and her husband visits her regularly.  She's a nice lady, from what I heard.

People change, yes.  Meeting someone who has done bad things might change your view of them, yes.  But that doesn't mean you give a criminal free rein just for coming off as a nice guy.  Cold-blooded killers stay in prison.  Banned members stay banned.
She seems nice. How much remorse does she have?

That's not the point.  You don't get out of prison just for having remorse.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 03:37:33 PM

A lot of those in prison for homicide are nice people, too.

Or so one would assume ;)
Nice to themselves, yes.

No, I mean genuinely nice.  I remember when my mother-in-law was in prison a few years ago, there was a nice lady at the next table over who was serving a life sentence for murdering her husband.  She has since remarried, and her husband visits her regularly.  She's a nice lady, from what I heard.

People change, yes.  Meeting someone who has done bad things might change your view of them, yes.  But that doesn't mean you give a criminal free rein just for coming off as a nice guy.  Cold-blooded killers stay in prison.  Banned members stay banned.
She seems nice. How much remorse does she have?

That's not the point.  You don't get out of prison just for having remorse.
I get that. I am just wondering.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 24, 2017, 03:40:10 PM
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Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 04:29:54 PM
(http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1320/13204927/2444945-5903787721-19123.jpg)
I literally just said that I got the point.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 24, 2017, 04:57:54 PM
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I literally just said that I got the point.

Yeah, but he had taken the time to drawn the little picture, then hosted it to a host site, and then embedded it in a forum post.  It'd be a shame to waste all that effort.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 05:08:59 PM
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I literally just said that I got the point.

Yeah, but he had taken the time to drawn the little picture, then hosted it to a host site, and then embedded it in a forum post.  It'd be a shame to waste all that effort.
US 71, did you make it before that post? I really had mixed opinions about your post kphoger, made me think hard.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: adventurernumber1 on October 24, 2017, 06:08:38 PM
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I literally just said that I got the point.

Yeah, but he had taken the time to drawn the little picture, then hosted it to a host site, and then embedded it in a forum post.  It'd be a shame to waste all that effort.
US 71, did you make it before that post? I really had mixed opinions about your post kphoger, made me think hard.

It is possible that kphoger is joking, but I'm not good at reading people, so I could not tell you if that is the case or not.  :D

But whatever the case, I will say that whoever did make that picture (maybe it was US71) did a pretty good job. So kudos to whoever it was (even if they aren't on this forum).  :nod:

Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 24, 2017, 06:39:52 PM
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I literally just said that I got the point.

Yeah, but he had taken the time to drawn the little picture, then hosted it to a host site, and then embedded it in a forum post.  It'd be a shame to waste all that effort.

Why waste the effort when someone else has already?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 07:19:53 PM
(http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1320/13204927/2444945-5903787721-19123.jpg)
I literally just said that I got the point.

Yeah, but he had taken the time to drawn the little picture, then hosted it to a host site, and then embedded it in a forum post.  It'd be a shame to waste all that effort.
US 71, did you make it before that post? I really had mixed opinions about your post kphoger, made me think hard.

It is possible that kphoger is joking, but I'm not good at reading people, so I could not tell you if that is the case or not.  :D

But whatever the case, I will say that whoever did make that picture (maybe it was US71) did a pretty good job. So kudos to whoever it was (even if they aren't on this forum).  :nod:
that face is priceless
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 24, 2017, 07:30:33 PM
So have we resolved this or shall we keep beating a dead horse?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on October 24, 2017, 07:50:45 PM
So have we resolved this or shall we keep beating a dead horse?
Goats beating a dead horse is a past-time in Alanland... :biggrin: :-D
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 09:35:50 PM
So have we resolved this or shall we keep beating a dead horse?
Might as well lock it, this is so off topic now.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on October 24, 2017, 10:12:37 PM
I have a feeling we have a US Route (his name shall not be spoken!) roaming this thread... :hmmm:

He is Mod(ifying)orating our posts and signatures... :hmmm: :-D
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: freebrickproductions on October 24, 2017, 10:24:51 PM
Wait, did Magical Place of Destiny get filtered to post a different way?

EDIT: Yes, yes it did (What I typed was "A l a n l a n d" without spaces).
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 24, 2017, 10:25:37 PM
I have a feeling we have a US Route (his name shall not be spoken!) roaming this thread... :hmmm:

He is Mod(ifying)orating our posts and signatures... :hmmm: :-D

Such as me? I have done NO modifications. Others may have, but I have not. I don't play those games.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: rickmastfan67 on October 24, 2017, 10:32:58 PM
If people had manually modified your posts, there would be a 'last edited by' line at the bottom.  If you don't see that, then it hasn't been manually modified by any Admins/Mods, or even yourself.

Now, could a mod have added a word filter that affects the whole forum whenever somebody posts a word? Yes.  That wouldn't cause the forum to get tagged with the 'last edited by' line.  However, we will not confirm or deny what words may be on that list.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 10:49:14 PM
I have a feeling we have a US Route (his name shall not be spoken!) roaming this thread... :hmmm:

He is Mod(ifying)orating our posts and signatures... :hmmm: :-D
What do you have against us 71?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 11:26:33 PM
I have a feeling we have a US Route (his name shall not be spoken!) roaming this thread... :hmmm:

He is Mod(ifying)orating our posts and signatures... :hmmm: :-D
What do you have against us 71?

Have you seen your signature?
Have you read the last few posts?
Oh god
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on October 24, 2017, 11:33:56 PM
If people had manually modified your posts, there would be a 'last edited by' line at the bottom.  If you don't see that, then it hasn't been manually modified by any Admins/Mods, or even yourself.

Now, could a mod have added a word filter that affects the whole forum whenever somebody posts a word? Yes.  That wouldn't cause the forum to get tagged with the 'last edited by' line.  However, we will not confirm or deny what words may be on that list.
I have nothing against US71, as he has done nothing to me. I was clearly being sarcastic.

I don't really care, I just found it humorous to come check replies to this thread and find some interesting modifications...
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 11:38:57 PM
If people had manually modified your posts, there would be a 'last edited by' line at the bottom.  If you don't see that, then it hasn't been manually modified by any Admins/Mods, or even yourself.

Now, could a mod have added a word filter that affects the whole forum whenever somebody posts a word? Yes.  That wouldn't cause the forum to get tagged with the 'last edited by' line.  However, we will not confirm or deny what words may be on that list.
I have nothing against US71, as he has done nothing to me. I was clearly being sarcastic.

I don't really care, I just found it humorious to come check replies to this thread and find some interesting modifications...
The allanland thing is pretty funny I guess.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 25, 2017, 10:03:21 AM
If people had manually modified your posts, there would be a 'last edited by' line at the bottom.  If you don't see that, then it hasn't been manually modified by any Admins/Mods, or even yourself.

Now, could a mod have added a word filter that affects the whole forum whenever somebody posts a word? Yes.  That wouldn't cause the forum to get tagged with the 'last edited by' line.  However, we will not confirm or deny what words may be on that list.
I have nothing against US71, as he has done nothing to me. I was clearly being sarcastic.

I don't really care, I just found it humorous to come check replies to this thread and find some interesting modifications...

Not everyone's computers are equipped with the sarcasm font, so you may have to start letting people know who are bereft of this feature.

</sarcasm>
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 1 on October 25, 2017, 10:11:17 AM
If people had manually modified your posts, there would be a 'last edited by' line at the bottom.  If you don't see that, then it hasn't been manually modified by any Admins/Mods, or even yourself.

Now, could a mod have added a word filter that affects the whole forum whenever somebody posts a word? Yes.  That wouldn't cause the forum to get tagged with the 'last edited by' line.  However, we will not confirm or deny what words may be on that list.
I have nothing against US71, as he has done nothing to me. I was clearly being sarcastic.

I don't really care, I just found it humorous to come check replies to this thread and find some interesting modifications...

Not everyone's computers is equipped with the sarcasm font, so you may have to start letting people know who are bereft of this feature.

</sarcasm>

I mentioned this in another thread, but maybe [sarcasm] and [/sarcasm] should be "censored" into formatting tags similar to the current Tapatalk messages.

Example: [sarcasm] Thanks. [/sarcasm] → Thanks.

(Colors to be avoided: purple (moderator), red (/me), and anything too close to white or light green.)
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on October 25, 2017, 10:21:38 AM
If people had manually modified your posts, there would be a 'last edited by' line at the bottom.  If you don't see that, then it hasn't been manually modified by any Admins/Mods, or even yourself.

Now, could a mod have added a word filter that affects the whole forum whenever somebody posts a word? Yes.  That wouldn't cause the forum to get tagged with the 'last edited by' line.  However, we will not confirm or deny what words may be on that list.
I have nothing against US71, as he has done nothing to me. I was clearly being sarcastic.

I don't really care, I just found it humorous to come check replies to this thread and find some interesting modifications...

Not everyone's computers is equipped with the sarcasm font, so you may have to start letting people know who are bereft of this feature.

</sarcasm>
Oops, sorry... :banghead:
Will do! :thumbsup:  :D
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 25, 2017, 01:45:20 PM


I mentioned this in another thread, but maybe [sarcasm] and [/sarcasm] should be "censored" into formatting tags similar to the current Tapatalk messages.

Example: [sarcasm] Thanks. [/sarcasm] → Thanks.

(Colors to be avoided: purple (moderator), red (/me), and anything too close to white or light green.)

I like using blue.

On Fakebook, I usually shorthand </s>