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LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:16 am

why must we as a board stoop to it?


playing patty cake because you dont want to break any egg-shells that might get walked on is pathetic.


i'm done here for a while...have fun with THAT.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:20 am

yeah, I'M FUCKING OUTTA HERE.


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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by H.G.Crosby » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:21 am

yup, me too...


enjoy the blather.

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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Elderberry » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:21 am

Maybe you and DvD should start your own board. I'm sure, between the both of you, there are enough socks that it would keep the board entertaining even when nobody else joins or reads it.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:22 am

Kisha, suck it.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Elderberry » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:25 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:Kisha, suck it.
I love you too Simon. :wink:
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:34 am

the feeling is not mutual.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:49 am

I have found, I miss, some of the old biting snark of the past.
I'm not so good at it, but, do appreciate it.
And, here on this board, some of the best ever. (well, in my limited experience from any other board).

yup sometimes it pushed limits of propriety, decorum and taste.........but, so what?
It only got "squelched" when it became personal enough, that threats, private info, etc became visible.

I grew a thicker skin, and learned a lot, getting my ass kicked by the likes of AZ, Cowboy Angel, DVD, E2K, Mozy, OED,Spectabilis, Isotopia, Badger, JK, etc....( I know there are others, but, am blank at the moment).

And, Simon..........especially Simon.
He can be acrid, acidic, and snarky, to be sure.....at times "out of bounds".......also, witty, caring and gentle. He offers as much comfort, as he does conflict, if you just bother to read.
Not only rips you, but, offers help, advise, and true caring. and sometimes, he's the only one who gets my jokes
From our early conflicts,( to the point I was just going to "bow out" and not participate any more here), I feel, we've become friends, on and off "eplaya".

well, this is my lament, and, this thread finally gave me a place to voice it.
to much "huggy/feely" is just, for me, boring.
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Post by delle » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:53 am

Ditto Yigg.

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Post by junglesmacks » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:03 am

Personally, I love the smell of snark in the morning.

..but that's just me.
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Post by tamarakay » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:32 am

Seriously, Simon is a backbone on here. And Yig's right. To schmoozy is too boring. I miss the lively back and forth.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Trishntek » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:39 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:yeah, I'M FUCKING OUTTA HERE.


THE NEW KINDLER GENTLER CENSORED EPLAYA SUCKS MY ASS.
WAAAAAAAAA fuckin' WAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by thisisthatwhichis » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:40 am

I don't know any of the details, but gotta agree with YG.........

Soft Porn is gonna get boring real fast................
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:46 am

Does anyone know what happened? Did he have a post pulled? Do we know it's pulled pulled, or is it just in quarantine?
For the record, I thought Roberto was pretty unkind to tg, who may need a gentler touch than most of us. Also, she hasn't spent enough time with him to realize that Simon is not malicious. So my issue is target only. If he'd said that about me, I'd have gone off on some stripper pole riff...
But I sure as hell want him to stay. All of him. I consider him as one of my special eplaya friends.

(Yeah, the rest of you are special, too)
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Post by graidawg » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:49 am

Trishntek wrote:
Roberto Dobbisano wrote:yeah, I'M FUCKING OUTTA HERE.


THE NEW KINDLER GENTLER CENSORED EPLAYA SUCKS MY ASS.
WAAAAAAAAA fuckin' WAAAAAAAAAAAA

oh that made me laugh. I wonder if its what simon wants as a response
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Post by junglesmacks » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:07 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:well, on the upside, the world always needs strippers.

I seriously.. have been.. inoperable for 5 mins now.. cant.. stop.. laughing..
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Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:10 am

junglesmacks wrote:Personally, I love the smell of snark in the morning.

..but that's just me.
There is no life after snark...

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Post by junglesmacks » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:21 am

unjonharley wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Personally, I love the smell of snark in the morning.

..but that's just me.
There is no life after snark...

Au contraire, mon frere..
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Post by moonrise » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:14 pm

Huh, maybe it has to do with too many socks?

I say let 'em have as many socks as they want (especially when they're fun/funny!)
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:11 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Does anyone know what happened? Did he have a post pulled? Do we know it's pulled pulled, or is it just in quarantine?
For the record, I thought Roberto was pretty unkind to tg, who may need a gentler touch than most of us. Also, she hasn't spent enough time with him to realize that Simon is not malicious. So my issue is target only. If he'd said that about me, I'd have gone off on some stripper pole riff...
But I sure as hell want him to stay. All of him. I consider him as one of my special eplaya friends.

(Yeah, the rest of you are special, too)
I'm only guessing that it might have something to do with this thread http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=51736
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:31 pm

Waa, I need someone to scratch my ass for me.

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:52 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Waa, I need someone to scratch my ass for me.

Ain't no stick long enough

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Post by trilobyte » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:47 pm

What I believe happened is that one of the other moderators was reading another thread, saw Simon's responses as a bit harsh, and messaged him privately to ask him to tone things down and possibly cut the OP some slack for one reason or another. I believe that moderator had the best of intentions, and don't believe that the intention was to either play favorites, give anyone special treatment, censor the boards, or any of the other things it could have been construed as. Simon was rightfully and understandably upset about that, which is where things are now. I'm sorry for the way that was handled, we (as a team and individually) will work on that.

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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:13 pm

i hate to be a princess as has been implied by some of my detractors, but the whole free speech thing is a real sticking point with me, to the point of often getting me in trouble...

i say the shit that people think but wont utter out loud, or at least in public...it is a curse sometimes.

i am also often misunderstood by those that dont bother or are unable to dig thru multiple layers.

that is also a curse as well.

im sorry i flew off the handle, but it seemed ridiculous, and i wanted no part of the gagging of opinions...


im sorry if i've made your job harder trilo, that is not my intention.

The beauty of the playa, and burning man is the ability to feel comfortable in your own skin, to be true to ones self, to be without pretension or premise, at least for one week....The Eplaya gives us a brief virtual representation of that freedom, then it's back to defaultia with all of its masks and foibles.

if i have to pull my punches, i'd rather not throw them at all, And truth be told, i have EVOLVED into a Less Snarky, Less Vicious, Kindler Gentler Eplayan anyway (IN RELATIVE TERMS, OF COURSE...) and have tried to pick my targets sparingly and wisely when i whip out the 50. cal. snark gun.

when i gnash my teeth because i cannot respond to giant heaping gobs of drivel or out and out lies, i get angry and internalize that anger, and i would rather not have to go thru that process if at all possible.

i only do two things on the net....facebook, and this....facebook because i have to, Eplaya because i love it, and the people, and the whole notion of Burning all year, albeit virtually.

i pretty much behave the same all year, on or off playa, i yam what i yam.

i will try to keep the name calling out of it, i can and will be more intelligent than that.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Dr Helix » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:17 pm

trilobyte wrote:What I believe happened is that one of the other moderators was reading another thread, saw Simon's responses as a bit harsh, and messaged him privately to ask him to tone things down and possibly cut the OP some slack for one reason or another. I believe that moderator had the best of intentions, and don't believe that the intention was to either play favorites, give anyone special treatment, censor the boards, or any of the other things it could have been construed as. Simon was rightfully and understandably upset about that, which is where things are now. I'm sorry for the way that was handled, we (as a team and individually) will work on that.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by neon tetra » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:17 pm

The thing is... this is a public forum for information about an event, as well as a place for attendees (or past/future attendees) to communicate with each other.

But when you have people like Simon & a few others, it becomes "their" playground. It becomes a place for all of their mental problems & their obvious need for constant attention. Which is fine, but not when it gets in the way of an otherwise enjoyable & informative board.

We get it... you have dozens of socks & tens of thousands of posts. And obviously way too much time on your hands.
A break from this board would definitely do you (and it) some good.

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:18 pm

Simon, Your my kind of people..I need you around so I can pick your nose now and then..

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:20 pm

dear neon, i only have three personalities now, i forgot the passwords to the rest.

And because of your post, i have decided to stay.


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Post by neon tetra » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:26 pm

Why would I care?

Your narcissism has nothing to do with me, kid.

But it's obviously not serving you well, so you should probably examine it. When you're ready.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:29 pm

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah....

How's that treating you, the being clever thing?

Hate me because i called you out on your non-existant RULE about noise at the temple?

Man, that was a while ago.

you really need to work on that latent anger issue YOU have, it's eating you up inside.
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