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Mannlicher
July 29, 2006, 02:22 PM
when the kids are back in school? There has been a lot of goofy stuff posted recently.

JohnKSa
July 29, 2006, 02:34 PM
Maybe a little...

Al Norris
July 29, 2006, 02:36 PM
Oh, just be happy that I closed the "what Would You Do" thread in L&P instead of moving it here!

281 Quad Cam
July 30, 2006, 11:39 AM
Not really... You've been here since '01. You oughta know it's always been this way. ;)

OneInTheChamber
July 30, 2006, 09:38 PM
I don't know, will the silliness taper off when the old folks go play BINGO tonight? :p

Age has no relevant influence on one's ability to post potent information on TFL. I bet you'd be suprised to hear some of the most competent member's ages.

There are more than enough old timers who post worthless junk daily in their retirement.... Not naming names or anything .......

There are also many know-nothing punk teenagers.

There's two sides to every coin.

IZinterrogator
July 30, 2006, 09:41 PM
How soon we forget that Gunkid was 55.

WhiteFeather93
July 31, 2006, 01:31 AM
Quite an odd name for such a trash post. Isn't that kind of a Oximoron? Uh oh maybe I spelled that wrong. Must be because I'm 20 and don't know any better. Shucks... Hey since you know so much about this stuff why don't you give me a few pointers oh wise and mighty Oz. :rolleyes:

At least I am proud to report that the silliness will always be alive and kicking since people have this point of view.

Anthony Terry
July 31, 2006, 03:26 AM
This thread is headed for disaster! :D Some of the people on here should refrain from silly threads, but I can't see how age would have anything to do with it. Stereotyping at it's best.:cool:

CDH
July 31, 2006, 05:39 AM
You young whippersnappers don't know how good you've got it... why, when I was young, we used to reload bullets by pressing them into the case with our teeth... AND WE LIKED IT!

Uhh, what's my name?...

buzz_knox
July 31, 2006, 08:20 AM
when the kids are back in school? There has been a lot of goofy stuff posted recently.

There's been goofy stuff posted since the boards were founded. Tolerance for said goofiness has decreased, and thus the appearance of it seems more pronounced. It's the same phenomenon that causes some members to protest threads that are essentially identical to ones I seem to recall them enjoying and participating in years past.

281 Quad Cam
July 31, 2006, 11:14 AM
The questions you asked as a newbie are now goofy. :D

James K
July 31, 2006, 11:50 AM
I love those "scenarios" that sound like (and probably are) out of some computer game. I think some of the kiddies have a little problem telling those games from reality. That is not a good thing when the gun is real.

Jim

Bud Helms
July 31, 2006, 12:28 PM
:D @ buzz_knox.

Charles S
July 31, 2006, 02:20 PM
I realize that goofy threads can be very frustating.

I know I have become frustrated lately, but keep in mind (as pointed out to me). There is usually some good information posted in even the goofiest threads. There are posters at TFL that will quickly correct errant information.

Really bad post are usually closed quickly.

There really is more good than bad at TFL.

Just try to contribute in the most positive manner. It takes all of us to make this message board what it should be.

Charles

Bud Helms
July 31, 2006, 02:30 PM
Charles S said: It takes all of us to make this message board what it should be.

Can I have an AMEN?

springmom
July 31, 2006, 02:35 PM
Preach it, brother.

Springmom

atlctyslkr
July 31, 2006, 06:57 PM
Until I found this forum I never thought about being attacked by zombies in a parkinglot!

Harley Quinn
July 31, 2006, 07:20 PM
CDH
mentions:

You young whippersnappers don't know how good you've got it... why, when I was young, we used to reload bullets by pressing them into the case with our teeth... AND WE LIKED IT!

Uhh, what's my name?...

HQ mentions:

Well I am not so sure how old you are, but they pulled um with their teeth, using the Brass for ear protection. A Detective at that. HUH????

I can remember that. But I did not do it. Throwing them into the fire, you know real good clean fun.:D

HQ

High Planes Drifter
August 1, 2006, 12:32 PM
Until I found this forum I never thought about being attacked by zombies in a parkinglot!
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Well see there ; now you know its a real posibility and you should prepare for it . :D

Hard Ball
August 1, 2006, 03:16 PM
Probably not.

Scorch
August 1, 2006, 04:27 PM
I love those "scenarios" that sound like (and probably are) out of some computer game. I think some of the kiddies have a little problem telling those games from reality. That is not a good thing when the gun is real.
Well, Jim, they won't do that again!

Savage10FP308
August 1, 2006, 04:29 PM
I hate when people play the "age" card. Hey, here is a thought! Maybe this post is silly and just maybe you're an old man. Im guessing it wont die down anytime soon.

Ares45
August 2, 2006, 01:13 PM
I just counted 20 locked threads in the 1st two pages of the T&T board.

It seems self-evident that the "sillyness" is surging as of late.

Mannlicher
August 2, 2006, 07:58 PM
Ares45
I just counted 20 locked threads in the 1st two pages of the T&T board.

It seems self-evident that the "sillyness" is surging as of late.

I could well have been wrong about the silly threads coming from the summer teen set, but golly there certainly is an awfully lot of locked threads, off the wall responses, and over the top meanderings.
Yeah, I know, diversity of thought. :D

WhiteFeather93
August 2, 2006, 08:46 PM
Diversity of thought is one thing. Outright disrimination is another. To play a age, sex, religion, or nationality card of any kind is wrong. I agree that some threads can get off the wall, but to point the finger at any one sect is an open inventation for trouble. This is what causes people to leave message boards, and also to loose faith in some of the information that available.

atlctyslkr
August 2, 2006, 09:02 PM
As the resident old thread dredger I doubt the silliness will taper off ever. Posts now are pretty tame compared to what I found from years past. Some of the stories and things posted just had to be outright lies.

JohnKSa
August 2, 2006, 09:49 PM
To play a age...card of any kind is wrong.Exactly--this is why a person can buy ammunition, guns, alcohol, tobacco, and can also vote and drive regardless of age... :rolleyes:

Anthony Terry
August 2, 2006, 10:11 PM
There's alot of threads being flamed out by senior members anymore. I myself, would be considered a noob. I know my way around a firearm as good as the next guy. But I will not flame anyone for asking a stupid question because it's not my place or any other senior's place to do it. To flame a noob is to put yourself lower than him/her. It's the moderators job to put stupid questions/people in their place, not any members. If you have something to complain about, PM a mod, otherwise, you should turn your head. Flaming a person for something you think is dumb or silly is as immature as posting a silly question. Just my opinion.

Denny Hansen
August 3, 2006, 11:04 AM
Silly posts can be found on any board and in any forum. I’m closing this one because it has nothing to do with Training & Tactics.

Denny