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Offline (poco) Sforzando

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1160 on: May 03, 2015, 04:42:13 AM »
I am, as can be seen above, with poco on this topic, but Dave is right about this. First thing James said to me was to call me an idiot.
Possibly in reply to my post saying "Hello."  ;)

QED; you can hardly blame him.

(And I hope a smiley is not necessary, but you never know with this crowd.)  ;D
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1161 on: May 03, 2015, 04:46:11 AM »
I assure you I am "over it," whatever that means, and that l'affaire James is of no importance to me one way or the other. But it's amusing to point out how some people have no hesitation in employing the same tactics towards James that they complain of in him.

If you see me using this tactic repeatedly (like James did), please let me know.

"...whatever that means..." See, you do the same thing, only more subtly. :D

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1162 on: May 03, 2015, 04:50:01 AM »
QED; you can hardly blame him.

(And I hope a smiley is not necessary, but you never know with this crowd.)  ;D

A smiley would hurt the joke. I always place the joke first. (And if that means James gets a seat ahead of me I can live with it.  ;D )

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1163 on: May 03, 2015, 04:54:10 AM »
I am, as can be seen above, with poco on this topic, but Dave is right about this. First thing James said to me was to call me an idiot.
Possibly in reply to my post saying "Hello."  ;)

Some men of a certain age, have issues…. ::)
As a member, I just avoid anyone that generates unpleasantness. No matter how interesting their posts sometimes are.

Of course in my role as a moderator things are different….

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Offline (poco) Sforzando

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1164 on: May 03, 2015, 04:56:08 AM »
If you see me using this tactic repeatedly (like James did), please let me know.

"...whatever that means..." See, you do the same thing, only more subtly. :D

Of course. But subtlety is everything.
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« Reply #1165 on: May 03, 2015, 04:56:38 AM »
A smiley would hurt the joke. I always place the joke first. (And if that means James gets a seat ahead of me I can live with it.  ;D )

Quite right. Forgive me for not trusting you.
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« Reply #1166 on: May 03, 2015, 05:31:36 AM »
One last word (because I'm so over this): James's only real fault, besides over-rating Beethoven and confusing "i.e." and "e.g.," was heavy-handedness. We all have our shortcomings, and no one should ever mind being insulted so long as it's done with style. Of course the best insults are when the insultee thinks he's being complimented; i.e., WS Gilbert's remark to an actor after an execrable performance: "My dear fellow, good is not the word . . . ."
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« Reply #1167 on: May 03, 2015, 05:52:12 AM »
We all have our shortcomings, and no one should ever mind being insulted so long as it's done with style.

Oh, I don't agree with this at all. Either you allow insults or you don't.


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« Reply #1168 on: May 03, 2015, 06:03:45 AM »
Oh, I don't agree with this at all. Either you allow insults or you don't.

Such as saying James is a dick?  ;)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1169 on: May 03, 2015, 06:04:25 AM »
One final post about James:

I don't mind someone joking around with me and calling me 'idiot' or whatever as long as I know it's all in good fun, but the vindictiveness of his last post to me indicates he had no tact and, most of all, no class whatsoever. I'm frankly surprised that some people here are actually defending him. He trolled on this board all the time and I ignored him (most of the time) but any kind of reason I brought to the table when we did interact was pointless. I certainly will not miss him and I'm happy he 'left' (even though he's still registered).
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« Reply #1170 on: May 03, 2015, 06:06:49 AM »
Such as saying James is a dick?  ;)

Exactly.

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« Reply #1171 on: May 03, 2015, 06:08:18 AM »
One final post about James:

I don't mind someone joking around with me and calling me 'idiot' or whatever as long as I know it's all in good fun, but the vindictiveness of his last post to me indicates he had no tact and, most of all, no class whatsoever. I'm frankly surprised that some people here are actually defending him. He trolled on this board all the time and I ignored him (most of the time) but any kind of reason I brought to the table when we did interact was pointless. I certainly will not miss him and I'm happy he 'left' (even though he's still registered).

Not defending him. Kidding around with a sense of style is one thing, heavy-handed vindictiveness another. He never really bothered me personally, but then I generally stood up to him on the few occasions we clashed.

Oh, I am so over this.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1172 on: May 03, 2015, 07:31:03 AM »
Well, that's basically what I said. But MN Dave and Dancing are "unconvinced."

If it's your contention that I must be convinced then.....wait, what were we talking about?



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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1173 on: May 04, 2015, 04:13:46 AM »
What. Ever.

Am I the only one here who can think for himself?
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« Reply #1174 on: May 04, 2015, 07:29:14 AM »
What. Ever.

Am I the only one here who can think for himself?
No. You're also in charge of thinking for me.

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« Reply #1175 on: May 04, 2015, 07:34:44 AM »
If you read what I said . . . .
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« Reply #1176 on: May 04, 2015, 07:40:14 AM »
If you read what I said . . . .
Bzzt. You're in charge of reading for me too.


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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1177 on: May 04, 2015, 07:45:59 AM »
You need to get a life.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1178 on: May 04, 2015, 12:46:54 PM »
You need to get a life.
Fixed that for you.

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« Reply #1179 on: June 30, 2015, 05:50:28 PM »
Dudes, my humblest apologies; I set out for the 14th Annual Rochester International Jazz Festival fully intending to report daily, but sadly, without my confoundedly complicated GMG and email passwords.  Since I don't own a blackberry or a strawberry or elderberry nor any other similarly fruitful device - nor do my parents, my hoteliers in Rochester, I was a Man With No Computer (this is the modern equivalent of a Man Without a Country or perhaps more aptly, this digital age is No Country for Old Men.   Will report on the Jazz Fest and CD purchases mañana .