The Original Intent of this Forum

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Now days the woods are filling up with discontented northerners looking for warmer, friendlier, more gun acceptable sections of the country--like Georgia and other southern states. Getting more of them than us in some areas. That is great as long as they do not want to turn it into a place like they came from--which some do--grrrr.
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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Thought it fitting to bring attention to this thread again. Our tribe is like wayward children who stray over time and need a friendly reminder. Below is the message that every new member receives upon successful registration and manual approval:

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  3. Ak4570Remote

    Ak4570Remote Monkey

  4. Recon24

    Recon24 Monkey

  5. bagpiper

    bagpiper Heretic

    "Considering where many of us feel the world is headed, the time for ridiculous spats and pettiness is over. We need to come together and support each other in each of our individual endeavors. If we can't do that, I don't think we'll have much of a chance once the real problems begin."

    Thanks for this part... not too much of that around here, that's why I stick around...
    I don't post much except in the reading room, don't have time for "petty" arguments... simply because the Former USA, is WELL and TRULY F*d and I'm too busy to waste time.
    I pray it don't happen in my lifetime, but I don't run my life based on hope either...

    G'day... ;)
  6. D2wing

    D2wing Monkey+

    Roger that. I am a cranky old vet at times and opinionated. Sometimes I make remarks that may come off as offensive. So I will try to play nice and not be too stupid. I invite others to message me if I need to chill. So here is to a kinder gentler me and you.
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  7. Recon24

    Recon24 Monkey

  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

  9. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Got it.
  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Just to clarify something: this thread is from 2011 - we periodically bump it from time to time as a reminder to ourselves and to others.
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    From one old vet to another.... crankiness aside!! [beer]
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  12. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Never thought it could be any other way... [winkthumb]
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  13. bagpiper

    bagpiper Heretic

    From one cranky old vet to two others, I wonder, how many of us are around, and how much could we do as a UNIT?
  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Probably quite a lot.
  15. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    OY! Another year gone? That sure was fast. Somebody needs to find that darn time faerie and end her shenanigans post haste. She's stealing time faster than I can enjoy it.

    I think crankiness is an exponential function. Hopefully this year brings a few things to divide some of mine out.
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  16. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    Understood. Very respectful people here.
  17. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Snarling left at the gate [seeno][hearno][sayno]
  18. rockriver

    rockriver Monkey+

    taking the opportunity to say thank you for making the site available..
    I joined previously.. then came back unable to remember (case of crs!) handle and password.
    I like what I see...
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  19. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    I try to tread lightly when in a new camp. Just pm me if I cross the line. I think I'm getting the tone here. Nice to be here and I got the message.
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  20. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I happen to have a PhD in Creative Spelling thank you...;)
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