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By jdclyde ·
First, Discussions. I almost NEVER go into a topic and then look for discussions. It is mostly from "HOT", "NEW", or "Posts from my contacts".

Because of this, I have no idea what the topic is the discussion is posted under. Why isn't this listed SOMEWHERE on the page? Ideally where it lists "Top Members in topic". What topic is that? Change it to "Top poster in Network Administration" or something. Can always shorten it to NetAdmin or Gen Tech.

Second, instead of listing just the top tags, is there a place to see a list of ALL tags?

Sort by usage AND alphabetically would be GREAT!

I am still waiting for "Blogs by my contacts" in my contacts page!

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Political debate with Oz

by M_a_r_k In reply to Real men don't cry...

Thanks, ITgirli, but you warned me about 5 minutes too late. He already lured me into a political debate.

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=177500&messageID=1808838

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heh. yep.

by ITgirli In reply to Real men don't cry...

Oz is all about himself and what he is. If you aren't exactly like Oz, then you are wrong. He is the most opinionated, self-centered, narrow-minded individual I have ever conversed with. He doesn't care about anyone else's opinion either. He's a bum. But we like him anyway, because he's fun and at least he knows what he's talking about from his perspective and can give actual information instead of misconstrued spew he gobbled up on some wing-nuts web site. Someone that low could only be jck, our local swill.

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No Mark

by JamesRL In reply to Real men don't cry...

I think you lured Oz.

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=177500&messageID=1808644

And for all this macho posturing about being a man and not crying, you seem to be crying over Oz. Turn your sarcasm detector on for crying out loud.

James

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re: No Mark

by M_a_r_k In reply to Real men don't cry...

Mr. Linn, who's crying? I stopped crying after reading ITgirli's message here saying that only sissies cry. And I don't have a sissy bone in myh body. I just showed a link to your buddy Oz's silly yapping about everything that he knows to be wrong with the USA where I just made a couple of factual statements, and then he jumped all over something that I will gladly go to war to defend--my country. Well, the one statement about the Republic of Texas was a slight exaggeration from a born-and-bred Texan. If you have a comment to a post made in another forum, don't you think it would be best to post it in that forum? And finally, regarding sarcasm, if you don't like sarcasm then you probably don't need to be involved in any forum on the Internet because 90% of what you read in these things is gonna be filled with with inflammatory but witty and bombastic saracasms. Ease up, my Canadian friend. Have a cold one this evening and relax. Life is too short to worry about what each and every other human being and inhuman being on this planet is prattling about.

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Mark

by ITgirli In reply to Real men don't cry...

Don't bother with them, they're canadian. They wouldn't get it. You have to be born an American to understand what it is to be an American. Besides, we fought many battles to make this country ours (though I think we should have eased up on the natives and dwelled with them in piece. It is their land after all), many long wars with the british to earn our freedom. Canadians don't understand that because no one wanted canada and it was just more or less given away. (I hope everyone realizes that I'm kidding, the last thing I want to hear his a bunch of canadian crap)

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Mark

by JamesRL In reply to Real men don't cry...

Sarcasm, oh I am never sarcastic.

I was taking you to task for getting upset at Oz's sarcastic post. I love good sarcasm. But its true that much of sarcasm is conveyed through tone of voice, and reading it in written form is not the best choice, unless you happen to be Oscar Wilde. If you didn't get that, I did a poor job of communicating - we all have bad days.

It cracks me up that many Americans here feel free to take pot shots at other countries, and get all huffy and defensive when someone says something similar. I don't get upset - why would I.

As for Texas - hot enough for you? I've spent lots of time in Dallas, and wife has cousins near New Braunfels. I remember Dallas in July, and not fondly, though the humidity is less than here.

And as for the internet, I've been a poster on alt.folklore.urban since 1993, and if you think this place is rough, consider AFU a meat grinder - though sadly a lot of the more acerbic and witty posters don't hang around much any more.

James

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ITgirli

by M_a_r_k In reply to Real men don't cry...

<we fought many battles to make this country ours>

And we fought many battles to make the world a peaceful place because the rest of the world couldn't do that on their own. Oh how quickly the world forgets about a couple of little scrapes commonly called World War I and World War II that the U.S. involved themselves in.

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Not only that,

by ITgirli In reply to Real men don't cry...

but we then lent them money to rebuild their war ravaged countries. Do you know how many have paid us back? We go and help them in their time of need, and now we have a time of need and not only do they turn their backs on us and talk down to us, they also don't pay back their debts.
It makes me sick.

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James

by M_a_r_k In reply to Real men don't cry...

I wasn't upset at Oz's remark. As you so elegantly stated, the typical problem with communicating only by writing is that we can't attach body language, facial expressions, tone of voice with forums and emails.

Texas heat -- Mid-June through Mid-September you can be pretty certain it's going to high 90's or low 100's (Fahrenheit). Relatively low humidity helps some. Mornings and most evenings are pretty humid though. And in July and Aug, the temperature will usually be over 80 degrees all night long. The worst part is it hardly ever rains in July and August. 100 deg and no rainfall can be pretty brutal.

New Braunfels -- nice city. I grew up about 60 miles from New Braunfels in a small town near San Antonio.

This alt.folklore.urban news group sounds like my kind of place. I think I can match wits with the most acerbic of characters who are slithering around this planet.

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re: Not only that

by M_a_r_k In reply to Real men don't cry...

I know. Hundreds of thousands of Americans died in those wars and then we spent millions to rebuild them. Hardly even so much as a "Thank you". I wonder what the world would want us to do if Hitler and the Nazis came around today instead of 70 yrs ago.

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