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What the heck is going on around here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Lately I have seen several threads around here that could have quickly deteriorated into a flame fest and been closed. That was what happened with threads like that in the recent past. Instead we have been posting thoughtful, humorous and intelligent responses.
    I am starting to wonder about you my sisters and brothers. Are you okay? :p
  2. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    I was thinking the same thing
  3. jeffmensch

    jeffmensch Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Cambridge, Ontario
    Truly, it is a sign of the end times.
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Right? Pickles *can* be a divisive issue!

  5. BboogieXVII


    Feb 4, 2013
    Closing in 3..2..1..
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It'll get there.

    Pickles----->salty food is bad for you----->heart disease from high salt and fat diets----->poor dietary habits and their affect on healthcare costs----->insurance rates----->Obama----->thread closed.
  7. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Matticus hasn't been around...
  8. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    A few weeks ago I began thinking that my own responses to certain topics and people were actually causing threads to get more contentious. I've tried to cut way back on that.
  9. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    So it's your fault then.
  10. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Same on the former, not so much on the latter. I'm not a proud man.


    (I blame whoever created that emoticon, so useful)
  11. Income tax time
  12. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Hey, if you want me to escalate things, just ask. Your wish is my command... :D
  13. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    It's possible. I was actually wondering that. ;)
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    We have all upgraded to Grey Poupon class.

    You're welcome.
  15. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    You jest but several of the more *ahem* vocally aggressive members have been on involuntary vacation for awhile now. I'm sure that has a little to do with it.
  16. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Agreed, although I probably am seen as falling into that camp by more than a few members.:oops:
  17. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    In this context, "members" is a serendipitously ambiguous word.

  18. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Yes but we still love you :)
  19. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    LOL. Was going to post something clever... but then the truth of the above hit. I was hanging in a vegetarian thread the other day that went quite lovingly.

    What is going on here?

    May have to take a trip over to the lobby to see how things are cookin over there.
  20. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Welcome to the future. I don't have a flying car or a robot maid, but mind rotting distractions are on tap. The internet contains the sum total of mankind's knowledge up until this point, as well as our theories for the future. But mostly just p0rn.
    Our utopian future has degenerated into Idiocracy.