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Old 10-10-2009, 02:26 PM   #81
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Yeah I tried bringing this up on another thread, and most just agreed with smitty. I guess complaining of his constant, off topic rants was infringing on his rights as an American & for some comprehensible reason, a lot of people agreed with him. Apparently the everything else category is a green light for 100's of posts of anti-government rants, and conspiracies.

I put smitty on my ignore list which kinda helps, but then you can't really follow a thread with posts missing... so I do the next best thing, and don't visit at all. Sure I miss out on a few tips about skoolies, but it's hardly worth reading one here and there after pages and pages of "everything else" talk about a waste of bandwidth.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:15 PM   #82
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hehe...... wow... a feller misses a lot when he doesn't come around as much as he used to...

When I was a kid I was bigger than everyone in my class. I was also a bit clumsier than they were. I also have very poor vision and couldn't read the chalkboard, which made my schoolwork suffer and made me look stupid. I was picked on a lot for being big, dumb, and stupid. Truth is, I was only big and clumsy, though I didn't know it at the time. I just knew I got picked on a lot.

I became a bully. It seemed to be better than getting picked on all the time. Oh sure, they still made fun of me, but at least they didn't do it within earshot, and I could pretend I was better than they were when I was pounding on them. I didn't enjoy it but I enjoyed it better than being the constant butt of everyone's cruel jokes.

Eventually I grew up, as most people do. I sorted through all the childish crap and realized that this is just how kids sort through their own insecurities. We all do it and most of us sort it all out by adulthood and become functioning members of society.

Not everyone does.

Ice Czar, you're a pseudo intellectual and a verbal bully. Someone else said you were nothing but a pot stirrer. They were right on. If you were anywhere near as smart as you think you are you'd be off doing something productive with your intelligence and your verbal skills and wouldn't have the time or the inclination to carry on like you do here.
Your debating skills aren't as good as you think they are either. You seem more interested in belittling specific people than of actually convincing them of anything. Sure, you toss around a lot of information, but again, to what end? To convince anything of anything? Isn't that the purpose of debate? Just because you have the stamina to be the last man standing doesn't mean you've won the debate. You've only shown yourself to be the bigger fool.
Whats worse is that you actually appear to enjoy what you do. Even as an ex-bully myself I have a hard time seeing through to understand that you're probably just as miserable as I was when I was a bully. It's probable that Smitty reminds you of someone from your childhood who gave you one too many wedgies, and upon whom you swore you'd grow up and get even with someday. Does it feel good? Or would you rather just give Big Ray a hug and talk about it?

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Old 10-11-2009, 11:06 AM   #83
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Oh bloody hell... I read one of smittys posts and already my head hurts...

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Then what does that tell you? Perhaps the problem is you, not "everyone else". Smitty
Yes clearly I'm in the wrong for expecting a SKOOLIE site to have content mainly about SKOOLIES. How wrong of me to speak up when I see the entire site morph into the rants & raves thread on craigslist...

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By you posting here....aren't YOU posting an "off-topic rant" How is your bitching about me any different or "more better" than any of my posts? Start your own forum, it's easy....then you can play god (or Obama) all you like.
No smitty it's not the same; me posting here with concerns that skoolie.net is going down the toilet, is not the same as you posting 100's of off topic threads. No matter how much you'd love it to be. I don't see how anyone could see you and I as being smiler. And how do you wrap up that sentence? well with a reference of your dislike for Obama of course... oh please go on, we're all so interested in what you think of Obama... yeah, that's why we all come to a school bus conversion site.


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Now wait, by ignoring me, all you've done is kept yourself from reading MY posts, not any others, just mine, sounds like you're claiming that I have something worthwhile to post, and you miss me "Everything else" is generally subjects not related to buses.....so why lower yourself to even come to this board. If you're "all 'bout da buses", then stick to those boards....you'll save lotsa money on tissues that way.
Again you couldn't be further from the truth. I guess I'll have to explain this to you as if you're 5, don't worry I get lots of practice - I have 2 kids under 5...

You see smitty with you on my ignore list, I see all the posts on a thread...
then I see "This post was made by Smitty who is currently on your ignore list. Display this post." then I see a response to your post (which, if you remember I can't see... you following me?)
now if the posts after yours are responding to you, it makes it hard to only follow 1/2 of the conversation....

get it now? have I made it clear enough for you to understand?

And again you come back with your 2 great arguments.
1. "if you don't like it, don't read it" and
2. "you're no better, since you're telling me to stop"

again... what are you 5? People like you are the reason there's so many damn laws in the country, you read between the lines of everything you read, looking for a way out of something. If it's not spelled out in plain 1st grade English you don't understand...

Here's my 1st grade response to your "if you don't like it, don't read it" argument, I'll try to make this simple... pick a topic, any "everything else" topic... say cheese... if on a given day there's 50 posts on skoolie.net & 40 of them are from one member about cheese, would you like it? Sure the person has every right to post about cheese, all he wants, but after a while you start to wonder if you're a cheese.net or a school bus conversion site. I choose to say something, and apparently, I was wrong to do so?

Now onto "you're no better, since you're telling me to stop" really? that's an argument? we're the same because you rant & piss-n-moan for months, then I speak up on 2 or 3 threads and say something? You really want to compare me to you don't ya?

You're like a guy screaming in a crowd, then after a while someone yells back "shut up" & your response is "why don't you shut up" Sounds like a conversation with a 5 year old to me.

I'm sure I've left some loop holes in my response for you to find and pick apart, completely missing the whole point... like you always do (and very much like arky always did when he posted on here) I say good luck to you, as I won't be making the mistake of reading one of your hidden posts anytime soon. It's not that I don't like a good argument (I clearly do) it's that I simply don't have time explain every sentence to you as if you're 5.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #84
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i gave up on reading this thread a while ago, but just today noticed that someone opened a can of whoop-a** on smitty. I was so amused, that i went back several pages and read most of the posts. I even clicked to read each of smitty's poor excuses for a rebuttal. Although i don't agree with a lot of things the czar says, it sure is fun to watch smitty and his gang get all defensive and run away.

Funny thing is that smitty says he isn't going to read any more of your posts....then he continues responding to each and every one.

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You know what I find odd....you say you have a bus, but never post about it, or working on it. Instead you offer no experienced advice other than what you can find on the internet. Why is that? Seems to me all you've done here is shown how big of an ass you are, and that's obvious by opinions other than mine. Perhaps you would feel more at home on the MENSA forum with those of your own kind.

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smitty, if that's not the pot calling the kettle black! How many hundreds of posts did you make on skoolie.net before the recent purchase of your first bus?

smitty does act an awful lot like arkascajun.....except smitty can use spell check and proper grammar for the most part. I generally feel it's best to not feed the trolls, but ice czar has done a fantastic job of feeding skoolie.net's biggest troll which has resulted in a great deal of entertainment.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:05 PM   #85
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Re: Do you have concerns?

Can this post and others that get out of hand be locked down or deleted as with other forums? Although it seems as though the original post was to bait an arguement, it is even way off topic of the original emissions topic. The admin should kill it.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:19 PM   #86
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got his bus on Sept 15, 2009

that is 530 days, which works out to 1 year, 5 months, 12 days that smitty was here posting his garbage before he had a bus.

Smitty is number 3 on the list when it comes to the total number of posts made by a single user. That's pretty bizarre for a guy who never owned a skoolie.

As of today, he has made a total of 2138 posts. I don't have the data from the exact day he received his skoolie, but it is safe to estimate that he made over 2,000 posts before actually acquiring a bus.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am the top of the list when it comes to total number of posts. I've been here for 5 years, 10 months, 12 days and made 2422 posts. In that time, i have successfully built 5 skoolies and posted their progress along the way.
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:39 PM   #87
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Can this post and others that get out of hand be locked down or deleted as with other forums? Although it seems as though the original post was to bait an arguement, it is even way off topic of the original emissions topic. The admin should kill it.
Although that would be nice, this has been brought up before... The yahoo skoolie group is edited in such a way, but its way out of hand, to the point that if someone disagrees with arky (the psychopath that runs the yahoo skoolie site) he'll kick you off and remove every post you've ever made. Nice when you have trolls, but he goes way to far.

I like that skoolie.net isn't run that way... as least I did. Now you tell someone they're off topic & out of line for spewing their conspiracies & they get all bent out of shape like you're taking away a constitutional right.

So I guess it's one extreme or the other, since no one seems to have any common sense.
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #88
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #89
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i should really stop feeding the trolls

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Lapeer- Ouch, that really hurts coming from you. I take it you, PB, and the "Czar" are related? PLEASE show me where it states those with busses "aren't allowed" here.
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the entire point, which you are very good at missing, is that you are a complete Hypocrite for criticizing ice czar about posting when he doesn't have a bus, when you posted over 2,000 times before YOU had a bus. Don't you see the irony in that?

If i didn't know better, i would have thought the following quote was bad ABOUT you, not by you.

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Smitty wrote:You know what I find odd....you say you have a bus, but never post about it, or working on it. Instead you offer no experienced advice other than what you can find on the internet. Why is that? Seems to me all you've done here is shown how big of an ass you are, and that's obvious by opinions other than mine. Perhaps you would feel more at home on the MENSA forum with those of your own kind.

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Old 10-11-2009, 04:54 PM   #90
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So I guess it's one extreme or the other, since no one seems to have any common sense.
They should just have a separate area for off-topic discussion. That way it is easily avoided by people who only want to see posts about bus stuff. Seems to me that'd be a good common sense middle ground approach!!

I think I should get some sort of prize for thinking it up!

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