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Old 10-14-02, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thanks folks

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I just wanted to say thanks for 'not' being so overly argumentative about 'every, single, little post' that's made here such as, 'how do you house your snake', 'what do you use to clean', 'how often do you feed'. We're on some other lists and rather than reading the posts and 'noting' the headers, it seems that half the smart alec no nothings on these lists, just go post to post looking for things to pick up on to argue over, they don't bother to read the 'complete' post, they don't even try to pick up on the 'context', they pic out random words and make smart alec comments with regards to it and say things like, "you're WRONG, I woud never do that, you should NEVER do that, or so and so said that you shouldn't do that!" It's like trying to reason with a 5 year old throwing a temper tantrum and it just wears on my last nerve.

These people make broad sweeping assumptions about new users as if every new user that comes to their sites has either never had a snake, or is on their first one!!! I've pretty much been herping native species since I could walk, it's just the way you're raised in the south when you farm for a living, a fact of life and not a novelty hobby. Boas and pythons might be new to my home, but I worked in the trade and have worked with them for years, not all species and that's a given, I don't know anyone who has worked with 'all species' for an extended period of time... but you sure get a lot of wannabes that want to dole out bad advice and criticism as if they have been working with herps of all species for thousands of years! GEESH!

I just wanted to say that this is the most pleasant list that we frequent, it has it's problems at times, but they're very few and far between. Each poster tries to show civility and respect to all others on the board and they try to conduct themselves as if they have at least a tiny modicum of decency and that deserves a pat on the back and at least a nod of appreciation. On these other lists and boards you can't go one day without seeing at least 10 posts full of disrespect and disregard for other's feelings and the sadness therein, is that most of this teenage bickering is coming from the moderators who are over the age of alternative (or should be) and over the age of 30! It's ridiculous that the kids act better than the adults on these lists. I just wish they would stop and think how their words and actions hurt the hobby and the trade. These incidents stick in the minds of the younger generation and they won't ever want to aspire to be seen as these folks and who could blame them???

Again, thanks to all who post here and conduct themselves with dignity and thanks to the moderators who don't take their problems with posters onto to the message boards for all to see as if it's some sort of popularity contest, you are deeply appreciated.

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Old 10-14-02, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What!!! id like to argue that point, i think this is crazy......lol sophia i think we do have a wonderful group of members, moderators....one hell uva webmaster and one fantastic site...nice to hear some encouraging words now and then...Thank you...you said exactly what i always feel on here. Cheers to everyone....and to you for such a nice comment!
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I would have to agree.. thank you to all members and moderators who make this reptile community one of if not the friendliest and user friendly on the net
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this is a very nice and peaceful thread. Oh yes, ********, your are one hell of a webmaster! Just like shane said!
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Old 10-14-02, 02:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What!!! id like to argue that point, i think this is crazy......lol
hehe - you know you're joking and I know you're joking, but if I had posted this at other forums to remain un-named, I would have gotten just that kind of argumentative response!!! Have I told you guys lately how much I appreciate you??? *G*


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sophia i think we do have a wonderful group of members, moderators....one hell uva webmaster and one fantastic site...nice to hear some encouraging words now and then...Thank you...you said exactly what i always feel on here. Cheers to everyone....and to you for such a nice comment!
You all deserve the compliment believe me! I think you're doing a bang up, fantastic job and visiting here is usually nothing but pleasant!

Thank you!

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Old 10-14-02, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would have to agree.. thank you to all members and moderators who make this reptile community one of if not the friendliest and user friendly on the net
Jeff, it is the friendliest and easiest to use that I've found with a broad range of good information! You've done an excellent job building this site and attracted a very good cross-section of herpers who honestly care more about the reptiles than 'looking smart'... you know what they say, you can always tell the dumb*ss in the crowd, they're the one's talking the loudest! You find a lot of that on the web, here however, they're far a few between!

And Cranwill... LOL did I see you somewhere else on the net ducking for cover recently??? *G*

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I agree with your comments Jon & Tay.
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Stick it out here Josef, you won't find a nicer hidey hole *G*

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yeah lets hear it for jeff he and the other moderators are doing a wonderful job keeping everyone in line
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LOL Lance yes they are without even trying and I think that's the secret, being there and blending in until you're needed *G*. They do a bang up good job on here though and I pretty much blew off one of the other lists and gave them the finger tonight, I'm so sick of the bickering....

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other board moderator harassing members

You guys are not going to believe this, but I've had to report one of their moderators to the owner and to his ISP for harassment, he's now writing me, flaming me in private email; a total of three mails today alone! If you're wondering it's a very popular reptile forum board that many here should be familiar with. But this guy, he's NUTZ, completely flaming mad, making up things in email to bash me with, subjects that have never been brought up, alleging that I was probably happy when the twin towers were attacked, etc... Stuff right out of left field, all because I defended Ray (Cobraman) when the guy slandered him on the main page of the site.

I've had just about enough!

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Jeff, it is the friendliest and easiest to use that I've found with a broad range of good information! You've done an excellent job building this site and attracted a very good cross-section of herpers who honestly care more about the reptiles than 'looking smart'... you know what they say, you can always tell the dumb*ss in the crowd, they're the one's talking the loudest! You find a lot of that on the web, here however, they're far a few between!

And Cranwill... LOL did I see you somewhere else on the net ducking for cover recently??? *G*

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well it would be a good site if it wasnt grey, but i'll talk to you about the new upcoming colors for the web later if you mail me the intro info
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