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#1 theresa113

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:20 AM

There has been much debate about the General Forum lately and I would like to address a few issues. One of the major complaints I read is people complaining about the same subject being repeated. So, I am going to address this issue. Many have stated that the mods should lock or delete these threads. Others say that the general forum has become a vast wasteland. Well, here is my point of view.Threads should only be deleted if they break a forum rule. Now one of the forum rules is:Please refrain from using offensive language or aggressive behavior towards fellow members of FCP's Poker Forum. At times, however, topics may present spirited debates and as such FCP's staff has implemented word filtering to censor certain words commonly viewed as offensive or vulgar. These word filters are in place to inspire a clean and friendly environment for all; we ask that all members respect that when posting messages.This is a tough rule to enforce because there is a lot of grey area. Opposing viewpoints are welcomed. Criticizing someones train of thought is OK. Attacking someone, and or everyone ganging up together to attack someone, is not OK.Daniel is a celebrity. I am a huge fan of Daniel. I see some threads that make me cringe because 1. I am a huge Daniel fan and 2. This is his site. However, the threads theme is to criticize Daniel's play or words in his blog. I can not in good faith delete these threads since a rule has not really been broken. However, I personally wou like to see less insults and more explanation on why someone feels a particular way. Good debating skills can go a long way on both this forum and in life. It will make a much cleaner and friendlier forum if we all embrace this skills of a good debater instead of a good insulter.As far as threads being repeated, that is another tough subject. Some people feel their point of view is totally different than what was alreay discussed so a new thread is started. Or maybe, they feel that even though they may be talking about the same celebrity, the event in discussion is different so they feel that another thread is warranted. I usually check out the OP on each thread and compare to see if there is a difference. I can say there usually is, even though the threads may wind up all becoming simular.Turn on the evening news. You will see a news story that will be repeated for days because other developments have happened within the story. That is what happens here. So if something is a current event (WSOP, New Site launching, New HeadsUp Game) you will see several stories over a few days that will have different points of view and or updates and or questions. Think of the General Forum as the news. And for those of us who have been here a while, we know the news stories die down within a few days or a week or so at tops. If you are tired of the current news, switch to another story within the forum. I know some of you wish threads were locked. I personally am on the fence about locking threads. Some people like it when a thread is locked because something simular has been posted already. Other people complain because they only visit the site once every few days or weeks and they were not aware of the other thread. Some of us diehards forget that most people only visit a forum every now and then. Some people have complained that there is not much moderating being done over the past week or so. I personally find it funny since a month or so ago, there were lots of complaints that the site was being over moderated. Here is my suggestion... Let us know if something needs to be adressed. You can PM any of the mods, you can send an email to admin@fullcontactpoker.com or you can start a thread in the suggestions and updates area of the forum. I will admit that I have not put in as many hours as I normally do because of the holidays. Off Topic is the area I mod first, then I swing over to the General area. You all keep me very busy (especially in Off Topic.) What I love most about FCP is the sense of community. It takes everyone in this community to make this a great place to hang out. So, please, be respectful of each other. Debate ideas instead of attacking the person who has the idea. Try to keep on subject. If what you want to say is simular to what has alreay been said, then find the right thread. Post in the right area and if you are not sure, then post in General or Off Topic and we will move it to the right area. Just my 2 cents. :)Thanks!Theresa
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:24 AM

shut up

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:32 AM

Or, if you have any issues with the General Forum or anything on FCP, you can always PM DNA4EVER. :club:
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:44 AM

Lock it up, Mods.http://fullcontactpo...a0d984014c07f46 :club:
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:13 AM

Theresa, it gets me hot when you are the voice or reason while still being cool. We love you and stuff. Anyone who disagrees with me can pm DNA with the appropriate complaint.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:14 AM

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What? Just because I said I loved Ron Mexico? I know it's an old topic, but it's not any less true.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:18 AM

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What? Just because I said I loved Ron Mexico? I know it's an old topic, but it's not any less true.
If every thread that had someone loving Ron Mexico got locked, this place would shut down.Thanks for the morning love.Sorry we don't chat so much any longer. You are missed. I'm gonna try to check back more now that the thread is new.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:21 AM

And to think that almost all of us were against a veteran's forum. General is a noob fest now and I rarely post here at all.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:26 AM

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And to think that almost all of us were against a veteran's forum. General is a noob fest now and I rarely post here at all.
I miss you almost as much as I miss my anal beads. Did you take them

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:28 AM

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krup24 said:

And to think that almost all of us were against a veteran's forum. General is a noob fest now and I rarely post here at all.
I miss you almost as much as I miss my anal beads. Did you take them
yes i recently stepped it up to 7 beads, i know i know i got a long way to go to achieve Ron Mexico status but I'm a noob.you had me at anal beads
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:32 AM

krup24 said:

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krup24 said:

And to think that almost all of us were against a veteran's forum. General is a noob fest now and I rarely post here at all.
I miss you almost as much as I miss my anal beads. Did you take them
yes i recently stepped it up to 7 beads, i know i know i got a long way to go to achieve Ron Mexico status but I'm a noob.you had me at anal beads
Well mail em back. I can't afford new ones. P.S. Don't wash them.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:36 AM

for some reason I doubt this is the direction theresa had expecte for this thread to go in

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:38 AM

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for some reason I doubt this is the direction theresa had expecte for this thread to go in
You may be right.Everyone clean up your act, and your beads.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:44 AM

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What? Just because I said I loved Ron Mexico? I know it's an old topic, but it's not any less true.
Not *just* because of that. Ron and I have this neat Interstate Love Triangle between myself, him, and Krup--and I am the jealous type.On another note, Ron, I was in and out of the bank in 10 minutes. I talked to the accounts manager or some such and he had me sign a couple papers and boom, here I am. My total owed = 0$
I'm also fed up with the common cold but I just hate to say goodbye.

#15 theresa113

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:55 AM

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for some reason I doubt this is the direction theresa had expecte for this thread to go in
Once I saw DNA post "shut up" I knew where this thread was going.:club:
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:58 AM

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ShakeZuma said:

for some reason I doubt this is the direction theresa had expecte for this thread to go in
Once I saw DNA post "shut up" I knew where this thread was going.:club:
you know I love you theresa, you do a great job here and im sure you said alot of great things up there and maybe someday i'll read it.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:18 AM

DREAMCLOWN JUST CALLED ME WITH JACK HIGH!having trouble with the hand converter though
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:19 AM

DrawingDeadInDM said:

Nikki_N said:

DrawingDeadInDM said:

What? Just because I said I loved Ron Mexico? I know it's an old topic, but it's not any less true.
Not *just* because of that. Ron and I have this neat Interstate Love Triangle between myself, him, and Krup--and I am the jealous type.On another note, Ron, I was in and out of the bank in 10 minutes. I talked to the accounts manager or some such and he had me sign a couple papers and boom, here I am. My total owed = 0$
I'm really glad to read that it worked out. I knew the first people were steering you wrong. They were just lazy and didn't want to do the work.Seriously though, before you owed $300, I make some suggestions and offer my services, you now owe $0. My 30% comes to $90. I'll cut you in on the FCP discount, so basically, you owe me $50.FCP Ron Mex on FTMagscm23 on PSI'll expect the money in 2 business days.All seriousness, send the moneyActual seriousness, I'm glad it worked out.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:39 AM

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Nikki_N said:

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What? Just because I said I loved Ron Mexico? I know it's an old topic, but it's not any less true.
If every thread that had someone loving Ron Mexico got locked, this place would shut down.Thanks for the morning love.Sorry we don't chat so much any longer. You are missed. I'm gonna try to check back more now that the thread is new.
You'd better. You know that the army loves it when you pop in. Are you coming to Vegas with us?

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:40 AM

sadly no.I'll be going in Christmas 2006.Kind of a family trip. One first/last time./fingers crossed/




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