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    Whiteblaze shut down

    Wow, they have temporarily shut down Whiteblaze due to the bickering and name calling among participants! I never went to any threads other than hammocking. But unless it really went down hill in the last few days, I never really noticed any significant hostilities amongst the hammock folks. Although, any time a newby would post a question, it did seem that a few non-hammockers would always quickly show up to say how much hammocks stink, but with harsher words.

    I've got to say that, even including some threads branching out into politics and religion things have mostly stayed pretty darn civil over here.

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    Really, how is it even possible for adults to get into vicious arguments over hammocks or backpacking and the related equipment? There is nothing about this worth fighting over, IMO! Whatever, HYOH gals and dudes.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    I visited the other day and they were slamming some guy hard over there. I don't hardly visit anymore. Don't feel the need like I used to.
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    Really, how is it even possible for adults to get into vicious arguments over hammocks or backpacking and the related equipment? There is nothing about this worth fighting over, IMO! Whatever, HYOH gals and dudes.[/QUOTE]

    Some people will get mighty brave when the person that they are insulting isn't standing right in front of them. It's a little weird that this should be a problem in a medium that requires more time to think than talking does. I am sometimes thankful that I'm a poor typist, because it makes me more careful about how I express myself (usually).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
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    Really, how is it even possible for adults to get into vicious arguments over hammocks or backpacking and the related equipment? There is nothing about this worth fighting over, IMO! Whatever, HYOH gals and dudes.


    Most of them folks are ground dwellers. Maybe that explains things a bit.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    The situation there didn't happen overnight. I know that attroll really struggled with the decision to put WB on it's timeout. Now that it's done, though, he's committed to weeding out the troublemakers. Hopefully WB will soon return to civility.

    Thanks to everyone for keeping the peace on this site!
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    yes, thanks guys!!!!

    it was ugly this past week in several threads....... a shame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Most of them folks are ground dwellers. Maybe that explains things a bit.


    makes sense, i guess if i had to sleep on the ground all the time, I'd be cranky too
    Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Most of them folks are ground dwellers. Maybe that explains things a bit.
    Sleeping on the ground would make anyone cranky!

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    I've got to say that, even including some threads branching out into politics and religion things have mostly stayed pretty darn civil over here.
    We are adults, and relaxed because we sleep good at night. If you had a rock in your back all night, you'd get pretty uncivil by the end of the day too!

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
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    Really, how is it even possible for adults to get into vicious arguments over hammocks or backpacking and the related equipment? There is nothing about this worth fighting over, IMO! Whatever, HYOH gals and dudes.
    AMEN, BROTHER! HYOH!

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    here and groundspeak forums are the only places I like due to the professionalism of users and moderators. I hope with the closeing of whiteblaze those people dont make there way over here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    here and groundspeak forums are the only places I like due to the professionalism of users and moderators. I hope with the closeing of whiteblaze those people dont make there way over here!
    Hey another geocacher. Roadtorque you are more then welcome to attend my event cache next weekend .

    I also hope with the closing of WhiteBlaze that they will not make there way over here and start there crap here. This has already been discussed among our moderators here and we will handle it.

    The reason WhiteBlaze is remaining down is so the Adminstrators can work out how they are going to address this and what steps they will take when it opens back up.

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