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    Posted: 19 Jan 2011 at 20:27
Hi,
 
I named myself youngblood because I am quite young, but still quite passionate about history. I probally will rarely post topics myself, but I plan on taking in all the information you guys have to offer and maybe eventually become educated enough in the human past to actually hold a conversation with you guys. 
 
Just a little about my interests they are wide and vary greatly, but one topic is very dear to me. That is the story of the mighty Byzantines and of their tragic fall from power. I consider it a great travesty to see how they have been so rudely looked over in the American education system and I come seeking more knowledge about them.
 
Anyway thanks and I hope you will find my presence tolerable Smile
 
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Welcome, Youngblood! Smile
 
The people to talk to would be Constantine XI, es_bih, and Byzantine Emperor. I'm sure you'll meet them around. Feel free to search through our archive, or to look through the threads we have here on the site.
 
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I'm sure we'll tolerate you. We tolerate quite a lot around here. Just ask a certain South American. Smile
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Originally posted by Parnell Parnell wrote:

I'm sure we'll tolerate you. We tolerate quite a lot around here. Just ask a certain South American. Smile

Parnell is our resident racist. He is tolerated as long as he keeps his views about South Americans to himself. It's like he's got racist tourettes.

But don't mind him, welcome to the forum, and don't be afraid to offer your opinions Smile
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Originally posted by Parnell Parnell wrote:

I'm sure we'll tolerate you. We tolerate quite a lot around here. Just ask a certain South American. Smile

Parnell is our resident racist. He is tolerated as long as he keeps his views about South Americans to himself. It's like he's got racist tourettes.

But don't mind him, welcome to the forum, and don't be afraid to offer your opinions Smile


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Heck, if we can tolerate the Irish, then we can tolerate just about anything!Big smile
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hahahahaha Thanks for the warm welcome and I am sure I will be enjoying the vast knowledge that you guys have to offer.

and racist tourettes sounds horrible i bet you regret everything you say Tongue
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Originally posted by Akolouthos Akolouthos wrote:

Welcome, Youngblood! Smile
 
The people to talk to would be Constantine XI, es_bih, and Byzantine Emperor. I'm sure you'll meet them around. Feel free to search through our archive, or to look through the threads we have here on the site.
 
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Definitely would love to get back into some multi page Byzantine history days.

Welcome to our forum, and your forum as well now. Please visit our "archive" page and re-start any Byzantine topic from there, or a new one. 


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Originally posted by Parnell Parnell wrote:

I'm sure we'll tolerate you. We tolerate quite a lot around here. Just ask a certain South American. Smile


LOL

Indeed. Tollerancy is our lemma.



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I have already read many of them and they are quite alot of fun how you guys know so much astonishes me.
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Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

Originally posted by Parnell Parnell wrote:

I'm sure we'll tolerate you. We tolerate quite a lot around here. Just ask a certain South American. Smile


LOL

Indeed. Tollerancy is our lemma.
 
"Tollerancy" is what and it--whatever it is--most definitely does not qualify as a lemma!
 
PS: This late and irreverent comment is but a little housecleaning for the sake of the Forum directory.


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Anyway thanks and I hope you will find my presence tolerable Smile
 
It "Depends", and that does not mean "underwear!"
 
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I like this forum.
By the way,I am a newer here.
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I see that trolls and spammers recognize each other immediately! The two posts above are clear evidence...
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

I see that trolls and spammers recognize each other immediately! ...


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It was you and opuslola that welcomed the spammer. Granted you both carelessly jumped in without checking, you can't defend yourself. An apology would be more appropriate.
 
I left in your response rather than delete it partly because it makes you look silly, which is a pity.
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Edit  By Dawn  for inappropriate language

 


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That will be about enough of that non sense gentlemen Thank you
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Sorry Dawn, but I sometimes get a little peeved! My apologies to all above! But, it is daunting to post almost anything on this site, and then get double teamed in taunts, and insults by both gcle2003 and drgonzaga!

It is an issue that needs some concern! And it also usual that when I retort "tit-for-tat" that some one moderates!

Gcle2003 and drgonzaga, bless them both, seem almost immune from such words of warning.

But, by now, I really do expect it! As of course does at least one other poster.

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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

It was you and opuslola that welcomed the spammer. Granted you both carelessly jumped in without checking, you can't defend yourself. An apology would be more appropriate.
 
I left in your response rather than delete it partly because it makes you look silly, which is a pity.

So what?

You expect an in-depth investigation from every current member before they welcome a newcomer? Give them a break on this one, they were merely welcoming an ostensively legit new poster. Jeesh.


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Case in point: if two of the more 'endorsed' members had made the same mistake, would there be such a backlash? I don't think so.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dawn- Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 2011 at 05:41
The comment was intended to stop the bickering and trolling from all sides. The edit was offensive language.  I made no judgement on who was right (I don't care) or even what it was about.  

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I think Dawn did very well, in dealing with the rather clear part of the situation which she outlined.

In addition to this, I would beg everyone to let me make a request, with a wee bit of context. I understand gcle_2003 when he says that two people welcomed the spammer; indeed, there are two rather obvious links in his signature that would reveal him for what he is -- although, as I recall, Frasier liked those watches. Wink That said, I would likely have made the same mistake (i.e. I would have welcomed him) had I seen the rather innocuous post he made without checking the signature. That is because I am careless and gcle is not. If anyone were to be reprimanded because of the situation, it would be me.

That said, I think everyone could agree on the following provisions:

1) We need to be welcoming to forum members.

2) We need to be vigilant of spammers.

Since we can all agree on those, can we also cover the faults of our brothers in this matter? I know there was a bit of a disagreement here, and one that was somewhat justified -- although you will note that there are legitimate arguments to be made on both sides of the matter. Could we agree that this was but a small disagreement, and one where merits are to be found in the outlooks of everyone involved? Pleeeeeaaaaasse? Embarrassed If you guys don't agree, I can spam-beg 20-30 times per day for the next week -- not a threat or anything like that. Wink

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Well, thanks, I think?, Akolouthos! Just what did I miss that gcle2003 and others did not? It would be more likely that neither of us would make the same mistake again, if, indeed, we know just WTF was going on?

But, my sincere thanks for the way you handled the entire event!

My greatest regards,
Ronald

PS, now I do feel the fool!

These were, of course the words;

"Cartier Love
cartier love charity bracelet"

I guess I just thought that he or she was in love with "Cartier?"

Next time I will be on the lookout, and I will not try to embarass current, or new members. Unlike some of the "trolls" who do so with regularity!

It is now very hot here in Mississippi, but it must well be very cool under the bridges where our famous "trolls" now reside?

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