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heyahoney
heyahoney

Redneck Woman
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw
Member Since: 27th Oct 2004
Total posts: 566
Posted:Whats happened to my faveorite website?

People biting off each others heads and being rude to each other?

Being upset when there is a new game?

What is wrong w/ everyone? Noone is acting how they used to.

WHATS UP?! DID I MISS SOMETHING?!


Top Three Things I've Learn While Being A Mom
1. Baby poop comes in many colors.
2. Makes sure all dirty diapers are not accessable to my dog.
3. Burp rags are not big enough.

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Devilsarmy
Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 14th Oct 2005
Total posts: 2984
Posted:hey you used to be a newbie you dare touch/hurt them and you will see why everyone thinks hop has gotten bad!!!! angry

Actually back on HoP guys ...

Owned By MiG
Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:DA I think it was a joke hun. Take a deep breath and then give us a hug smile hug

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:umm

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Praps the use of a wink at the end of Geoffrons last post would have further shown fact that he was being sarcastic...

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:it was blatant sarcasm though, so no wink needed!! haha

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:i think everyone needs to chill out a little, huh?

no more noob bashing, or stuff that is likely to annoy people.

hell, we might even get something out of this...


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:You say things have changed....... well take a look HERE. Remebering to note the date on it, take a look at the last comment in this intro thread....... Nothings changed ubblol

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Devilsarmy
Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 14th Oct 2005
Total posts: 2984
Posted:*hugs Skulduggery* okies

Actually back on HoP guys ...

Owned By MiG
Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Hey Guys - cool it! There is nothing wrong with HoP!!!

Really isn't! I'm convinced NOW!

It's winter in the northern hemisphere and as the dominant HoPper is a white, 25 yr., Pommie - shrug what ya expect?
Besides: it's not HoP - it's the social forum wink

*ducks from the incoming shoes* ouch! - too late footinmouth


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:Wat?? No noob hunting? man, I just got kitted up as well ubblol

I'll take the stink bombs back then frown

(all jokes btw wink )


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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:I tell ya - it's the

lack of light,
cold,
little opportunity to spin or be outside,
alcoholic environment,
being confined on a foggy, rainy island...

- maybe check the "hostility" threads (dates)...

This time, people might even be frustrated they can't keep their new years resolutions (already)... get into a :rant: for little to no reason... wink when they should have to study for their examns...

shrug

I find HoP a nice place in general... nothing really happened meditate biggrin


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:true Tom, I'm so fed up of the English weather I could murder every noob!!
Hehehehe, just kidding, although I do like the term "noob". It reminds me of "moobs" (man boobs).


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I think a bunch of you are just enjoying complaining right now. I, along with several others in this thread, have offered a lot of constuctive ways forward, but there has been barely any discussion of them... just more whining.

So, let me spell it out: Okay, we recognise that there is a small behavioural problem within some of the forums of late... so, let's do what we need to do to make things nicer around here, okay?

End of discussion.


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Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Written by: flash fire

So, let me spell it out: Okay, we recognise that there is a small behavioural problem within some of the forums of late... so, let's do what we need to do to make things nicer around here, okay?

End of discussion.



Has the level of sarcasm increased in recent months? I don't know if it has or not...

I reckon if we kept the sarcasm lower, we might have more genuine discussions...and less in jokes... shrug


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meghann
enthusiast
Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to ...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2004
Total posts: 302
Posted:no-one liked change, it got too samey, thats why i havnt been on here for so long

ive learned
life is tough... but im tougher

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:I wonder whats happening occassionally, then I look at my feet, and starting wondering, I wodner why we have 10 toes, then i start talking to them, only they dont talk back....no.....they dont talk back

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:I wonder whats happening occassionally, then I look at my feet, and starting wondering, I wonder why we have 10 toes, then i start talking to them, only they dont talk back....no.....they dont talk back

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:Umm, I think if everyone mentally made a note before replying to anything that, so long as it doesn't violate the rules, people can say whatever they want, it's their right.

If you don't like it, you're not required to post. If you do want to disagree, do it politely and with as little sarcasm as possible.

I know if someone says something and I think "What the hell?" then I can write posts that reflect that attitude. Despite my strongest disagreement, I always try my best to phrase such posts politely. Maybe strive to attack the opinion, not the person.

And if someone disagrees with you, keep your cool and reply calmly, coherently and politely. They're allowed to have a different opinion.

That's what I think, anyway... smile


After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I agree, nicely said Sethis! smile

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery


You say things have changed....... well take a look HERE. Remebering to note the date on it, take a look at the last comment in this intro thread....... Nothings changed ubblol



Ok but maybe you should read the rest of the thread and take into account that some people change their user names... wink hug



Written by: Kyrian
NYC, you still owe me to tell me where to find trance.

He still owes me a chicken. It's been 4 years now. I'm starting to think he was joking...


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Written by: Cantus

Written by: Skulduggery

You say things have changed....... well take a look HERE. Remebering to note the date on it, take a look at the last comment in this intro thread....... Nothings changed ubblol






rahahhahaha! I remember contacting that user and asking her to change it from Rancid Bitch to something more appropriate. Was that you skully?


HoP Posting Guidelines
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:HoP wins. Seriously.

Some people take the internet too seriously. It's all wikipedia's fault.

Wiki "serious business" wink


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:ubblol No hun it wasn't me. I was kind of using it as an example of peoples sarcasm, but nevermind.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Medusa
Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:Sometimes people forget that being over the internet and the fact that we can't hear the tone that someone is really using when they are trying to communicate that we may be crossing our wires....

When someone types something meaning it to be some constructive wording it may come across as very nasty....

Maybe before getting nasty with people we should make sure they weren't just trying to be helpful instead of mean....


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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:pats Medusas bottom

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Medusa
Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:Now gnor...I took offense to that bottom pat!

That's sexual harrassment....I dobbing on you!

wink

No seriously though guys, hostility is part of everyday life. I know there has been a couple of times that I have said something not just on here but also in real life and people have taken it the wrong way.

I too have been guilty of jumping on someone thinking they were being mean when they were only trying to be helpful the problem is that because we are an internet community we can never truly be aware of what context someone is saying something or what tone they are trying to use.

I really think that before you get upset because you think someone is attacking yo, you may want to check it out with that person...PM them. That may also stop little "I'm ganging up on you" type discussions.

If you can clear something that may be just a simple misunderstanding up via PM instead of going at it on the boards where everyone can see it then wouldn't that be nicer for everyone invovled.

I am sure, as someone who has been misunderstood before, that it is not that pleasant for the person who thinks they are being nice and helpful to suddenyl find a type of message after theirs saying something along the lines of "well fire truck you". That is how the hostilities start.

I'm rambling...sorry.


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I really think every person has a different experience on HoP. That experience can become more or less confrontational depending on what conversations you chose to take part in.

I don't think it's always fair to say "HoP has become so.." just because the threads that you hang out on have "become so.."

As an experienced user, it becomes easier to predict what threads will turn into what. Sometimes I'm in the mood for passionate political discussion, sometimes I'm in the mood for artificial warm and fuzzies.

If you're getting caught up with nasty people then change what threads you're posting on. This is a big enough community to have many specific sub communities with many different vibes.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: NYC

sometimes I'm in the mood for artificial warm and fuzzies.




I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the artificial-ness to all that. Having said that, nothing beats a good e-hug with a stranger... umm


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:HoP is great because it has people like NYC, Skully, the mods, OWD and all the newbs to make it that way...

And of course, mad Scottish ladies who post things like this to make us all smile:

"No seriously thou, what other joy can you get out of life apart from ruthlessly taking the piss out of newbies? They learn everything so fast, (mostly cos you taught them) that the only pleasure you have left (cos the glamour of your skillz has left your ego an empty shell) is rampantly abusing them?"

ubblol ubblol ubblol


Getting to the other side smile

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:haha, I know who said that. and I like her too.

NYC + FRD, I wouldn't say it's all artificial though. Maybe it's just me but I'm all over people in real life like I am online.

tongue

I know it's different for other people. But the only thing I really hear about a difference in my online vs real life self is people thought I'd be taller in real life ubblol


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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