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#387904 - 03/25/08 01:43 PM Re: Distrust [Re: olga]
harlan Offline
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Private forums...you'd be surprised at the vermin that can hide out in private forums.

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#387905 - 03/25/08 01:48 PM Re: Distrust [Re: olga]
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a public forum




Hmmmm. Don't agree there. The diversity of opinion of public forums would seem to reduce the "distrust" factor, since no one is beholden to any one particular POV.
Less chance of the "cult mentality".
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#387906 - 03/25/08 02:14 PM Re: Distrust [Re: MattJ]
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Just because people are free to say what they believe does not make them trustworthy. I tend to enjoy the advice I get on this foum and the arguments... I mean discussions on this or that. But, I still wouldn't say I trust public forums. The very fact that we are free to say what we want (more or less) means we could also be lying through our teeth. ( well our fingers, or, you know what I mean)

Bottom line, I research most things on the internet from getting maps to a medical procedure some scalpel jockey wants to try out on me. But, the first rule of getting information from the net, and yes that includes this forum, is "DON'T TRUST ANYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET!" Why? Simply becuase there is no way to tell if the person you're talking to is professional, professional drunk, male, female, other, multiple PHD holder or chronic bed wetter, rapist, murderer, dolphin hater, and all the way up the most dangerous internet creature of all... the Forum Troll.

Yes I know you said "reduces the distrust factor" and you're probably right there. But, my post still stands. The only members on this forum I'm positively sure study some martial art or another are the ones (very few) I've seen through posted vidz or pics. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of long-time well-informed MAists here. But no way to know for sure, right?


Edited by JMWcorwin (03/25/08 02:22 PM)

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#387907 - 03/26/08 06:25 AM Re: Distrust [Re: JMWcorwin]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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Anyone who walks the streets at 3 am.
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#387908 - 03/26/08 09:15 AM Re: Distrust [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Anyone who walks the streets at 3 am.




Hey! i do that as part of my work dammit
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#387909 - 03/26/08 01:02 PM Re: Distrust [Re: Cord]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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Hey! i do that as part of my work dammit




I mean the "STREETS" not a company compound or Uni campus Anyway it was aimed at Corwin who meet people trying to sell him things at 3 am, ON THE STREETS
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#387910 - 03/26/08 02:25 PM Re: Distrust [Re: JMWcorwin]
MattJ Offline
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Quote:

Just because people are free to say what they believe does not make them trustworthy. I tend to enjoy the advice I get on this foum and the arguments... I mean discussions on this or that. But, I still wouldn't say I trust public forums. The very fact that we are free to say what we want (more or less) means we could also be lying through our teeth. ( well our fingers, or, you know what I mean)




You make a valid point when referring to individuals. But I was referring to the overall gist one can get from a public forum. Tends to be more trustworthy (overall) than limited access forums, IME.

That honesty may not come across as respectful or friendly, LOL. It's not always nice to hear that you or your style or school or instructor may *ahem*......need work.

But sometimes that advice is right on.
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#387911 - 03/27/08 04:28 AM Re: Distrust [Re: Novum]
Stormdragon Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
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Men with tassles on their loafers. Also, clowns (have you EVER SEEN IT?!).
And amazingly gorgeous chicks hitting on me....
Oh yeah military recruiters are a big one.


Edited by Stormdragon (03/27/08 04:30 AM)
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#387912 - 04/23/08 08:39 AM Re: Distrust [Re: Stormdragon]
jpoor Offline
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People who refer to women as "Chicks."

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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#387913 - 04/23/08 10:22 AM Re: Distrust [Re: jpoor]
Raul Perez Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 2805
Loc: Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
I Distrust:

any martial art that does not imploy ANY free sparring at any degree.

my landlord

people driving in supermarket and mall parking lots

people who have endless debates about shakespear

Razwell

The board of education at your local public district

lawyers

People who dress in hip hop rap attire and/or use ebonics to communicate to me in a business setting

My sister's ability to keep any secret

Large people who own little dogs

Adult White belts who come up to me after class and say they want to spar now because they feel they shouldn't have to wait till yellow belt to spar because they have street experience (usually leave after I beat there face in and then choke them out)

Any Canadian named Kaleb

Any dentist who says you will feel a pinch... yeah in the back of my skull doc!!!

Carni Folk - small hands, smell like cabbage

My former employee

OPEC

NRA

PETA

NAACP

Neo-Nazi's

People who want St. Patty's day a national holiday in the USA

People who dont stand for the national anthem

and finally...

People who dont say god bless you to me when I sneeze. OH you heard me I know you did! savages.
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