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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Waz, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Waz

    Waz Monkey+

    New to site, and want to pass on a well done to not only Mods but all the other members here, I used to belong to another Survival Forum, and it is just ugly, most are filled with anger and just post to attack someone's beliefs, ideas and questions, a newbie would come in and post a question and he would be incinerated for not using search or posting a stupid question, and if the poster responded, he would then get flamed for not having any (you know what) or stop being a girl attitude, and God forbid, mention God and the haters were all over you, whereas this Site doesn't have any of that, and I sure hope it stays that way, it is nice to read posts and not sift through the hate responders.
    Keep up the good work everyone, you may not know it, but some do appreciate decent sites and civil minded people, even if you may disagree, there is no anger, so well done
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  2. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Waz. melbo had a vision for our forum and we have been very fortunate to have members who appreciate the sense of community on which the forum was founded in 2005. We used to kid about being the smallest little forum on the net but as you can see, we have grown to include worldwide members. Nice to count you as one of us
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Dupe. If you would have searched first you'd have found hundreds of sniveling thank posts just like yours.

    Seriously, we're here to learn and help others. I don't mind responding to the same question a hundred times if it helps 100 people.

    Glad you found us and that you see our vision and mission for what it is.

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  4. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I too visited this place from another survivalist board...that place was Lord of the Flies. This place was a breath of fresh air...and you get to learn something every once in a while to boot. :D
  5. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Omg, I hate this post.. yeah.. soo.. did I just make friends in a weird sort of way or was that just beans I had?
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  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Why is it that I see this happen to many forum admin/site owners? They have a great thing going and then they get this weird, bully complex. Not just survival sites either as I've seen it elsewhere. My way or the highway.

    Oh well, you're all safe from that here until the Badministrator logs in...

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  7. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    See theres a lil catch to this here site. First they suck you in by being informative & nice. Then they fully indoctrinate you into being a Prepper!!! Its True Its True!!! I was bad enough when I joined but still mainly just a Gun Nut. Sucked in by an interest in the reading room stories. Now *sniff sniff* I'm A PREPPER!!! My Mother would be so ashamed of me! :rolleyes:
  8. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Waz alot of us have came to the Monkey and found the same a new home and family. It's a place where you can be yourself, stand by what you believe and be respected it. Great place and good people.
    tacmotusn, Gator 45/70 and Waz like this.
  9. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    It had nothing to do with the site owner...from what I can see, he's a pretty good dude ... but rarely posted and never really wagged his finger at anyone. It's just everybody else...every difference of opinion turned into vitriol and negativity. Additionally, there were sooo many posts, you had to wade through the crap to find something worth reading--there's only so many times in a week you can debate AK vs AR. With limited time...you just don't get a lot of juice for your squeeze.
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    My story is a bit different than the others... Momma and I come fron a long line of Prep'ers, that goes back generations. I was looking for information on a weapon, and ended up here on SurvivalMonkey.com. Found a great bunch of folks who are just like Us. Salt of the Earth, types with good Old Fashioned values. Found a lot of very good information, here, and over the last year, I have made some very wonderful Friends, from the Users, and Founders, of this Site. I have a personal Policy, that I support places that have value to Momma and I. Very early on, I felt, and saw, Great Value in this place, So we, supported the Site, both with our time, and our money. The Rules here are very simple, treat the other users like you would a Beloved Grandmother. Do that and you will get along famously, here. ..... YMMV....
    STANGF150, peanut, tacmotusn and 4 others like this.
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    No fingers get wagged, we just wake up the badministrator. [loco] He makes a fist and slams the Big Red Button -- Poof!!!

  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    We've always looked for quality over quantity which dubbed us

    "the slowest growing site on the net"

    Can anyone name the author of that quote ;) bonus points if use use his avatar turned smilie.

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  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    [GR] IIRC If not, blame it on Alzheimers.
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  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I really miss him around here. Has E.L. or anyone heard from [GR]

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  15. goinpostal

    goinpostal Monkey+

    I use to be a very active member of a great Fl.Site.
    Then the founder/Admin moved out of state,and turned it over to a mod to run.
    Well since then a few RP/OWS followers have been running rough shod over members,who have left in droves.
    If you even mention anyone but MR.PAUL,they take the flame thrower to you.
    When you get called a T-bagger on what use to be a site full of Tea party supporters,it's time to move on.
    The lack of moderation there is astounding.I got tired of it,and joined up here.
    Except Gunkid of course.He's at least entertaining.
    I actually found this simian colony,searching for info on Him.
    Welcome to the Monkey Jungle!!
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  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Well i'm not going to suck-up to Melbo...
    Since this is the BEST site on the web...
    Why shop anyplace else.!!!!
    Sapper John, melbo and Alpha Dog like this.
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