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  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Oct 06, 2007 3:21 PM GMT
    This board is getting incredibly confrontational and flaming over the past few monthes.

    In a recent post I made some general observations about Arab culture.

    In addition to many people not bothering to read my actual post accurately, many found the time to inaccurately quote me, flame me, and even send me hate mail.

    One of the more printable emails (some were not suitable for reproduction):

    "From:peobody
    To:ITJock
    Subject:lashings
    Date:Oct 06, 2007 at 8:13 AM
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    it sounds like your a fuckin muslim......you forgot to mention that your savior also liked to fuck 9 year old girls........but thats ok isnt it?"

    Might I suggest everyone take a step back and endeavor to respect and acurately depict other posters on this board.

    Some of these Flame wars are getting outrageous.

    Please respect the other guy.

    R

  • Laurence

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    Oct 06, 2007 3:52 PM GMT
    IT

    You're always gonna get your share of jerks on boards like this.

    I am constantly surprised how bigoted people can be. Then surprised that I am surprised.

    Just be true to yourself and don't let ignorant people get to you. I have found it is often easier to walk away from an argument than try to change the minds of people who don't even have minds to change.

    Lozx
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    Oct 06, 2007 4:06 PM GMT
    Hear! Hear! Laurence. Well put.

    and remember, always treat others as you would want them to treat you....even if they don't. It will break that cycle of hate.
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    Oct 06, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    For several months there weren't many flame wars, but I always ignored the threads about monogamy.