as a courtesy for those who care...

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    Apr 11, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    i'm taking a break from the forums. they're an exercise in frustration at best. i'll check email still, but all this other "conversation" isn't worth the elevation in heart rate i tend to experience. it's true that diversity is the spice of life, but i think i'll prefer my food bland for a while.

    pax.
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 11, 2008 9:07 PM GMT
    We'll miss you babe.

    AND YOU BETTER COME BACK!!!
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    Apr 11, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    I am sorry to hear that, but I cannot say I blame you, some of the forums are getting, well never mind. I am using more discretion on which ones I comment on.
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    Apr 11, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    dancer, I'll miss you here, but I understand where you're coming from. I've limited my time and energies here, too, but I won't go away - that just means the nasties get their way. I hope you'll come back real soon...
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    Apr 11, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    Djack- I enjoyed your post!! Take a break and then get you tail back here.
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    Apr 11, 2008 11:08 PM GMT
    I'm not sure I get the threads like this that contend the forums have gotten ugly. I just don't see it. Are there debates? Yes. Are the discussions sometimes rigorous? Yes. Are they getting personal and ugly? Not that I've seen.

    I think a good spirited debate is healthy and beneficial. That's what I've seen here, nothing worse than that.

    If there are threads here that are causing people so much consternation, which ones are we talking about?
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 11, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    The problem is most of these discussions are not good spirited.

    The 'you're all rascists' thread (not the actual title, but that's bascially what the OP is ranting about) was not started in a good spirited way, nor was the 'was Hitler a homosexual?' thread.

    It's hard to have an intelligent discussion when the original post is written in such as way as to cause strife amongst the RJ membership. Thankfully, the rascist gay community thread was hijacked by intelligent, well-spoken people and was able to be turned into an interesting and informative discussion.
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    Apr 12, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    It is understandable dancerjack----there's one guy I'd like to strangle when he puts down some of my/our young muslim friends. Hurry back we always need voices of reason like yours !!!!
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    Apr 12, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    boourns that you have to feel that way jack. see ya when you get back in here.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 12, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    Hey Jack.... promise you will be back soon. You add to much to the forums here....icon_biggrin.gif
  • kjm1990

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    Apr 12, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    ohhh icon_cry.gif hugs i guna miss u an ya humar
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    Apr 12, 2008 4:47 AM GMT
    I think your leaving deserves a mahna mahna award; alas, I haven't quite figured out that darn embedding thing. Help someone?
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    Apr 12, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    You will be Missed DJ!
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    Apr 12, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    I totally understand - I'm getting tired of the negative comments on the posts as well. I will miss you - because I thought you gave honest but positive comments with some wry humor thrown in...
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    Apr 12, 2008 8:05 AM GMT
    *sigh* icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 12, 2008 8:08 AM GMT
    Well when it gets hot I suppose one must take a break to cool off.

    You'll be back. They always come back. :-)
  • calipally

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    Apr 12, 2008 8:12 AM GMT
    will miss the bod and witty reparte!
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    Apr 12, 2008 8:13 AM GMT
    I will totally miss you and stuff. I might even cry.icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 12, 2008 8:19 AM GMT
    I'm crying already. icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 12, 2008 8:49 AM GMT
    DancerJack - I hate to see you go away, man.....your style of irreverent humor and your insightful comments are a good read. Your contributions to Forums are going to be missed. Stay on with us - at least in a limited basis!
  • GQjock

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    Apr 12, 2008 11:30 AM GMT
    Take care Dancer...

    We'll miss you here
    and hopefully you'll be back soon

    I hope no one else takes this stuff too seriously
    afterall it's just words on a forum

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    Apr 12, 2008 1:44 PM GMT
    Enjoy your break.

    But if you don't come back, I sweat to god I will hunt you down mister!
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    Apr 12, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    Just don't quit your membership, ok? I wish I can call you... I'm on the phone with Kinetic at least once a week. xx
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    Apr 13, 2008 3:13 PM GMT