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UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
right...

i have to get something off my chest that has...to be TOTALLY honest...been pissing me off..

its about new people...

...now...how can i put this..

about how EVERY SINGLE NEWBIE (in the non derogatory sense) feels obliged to post about their first fire spin.

i can remember being new (a long time ago compared to today) but i didnt post saying someting like

"i span fire for the first time today! yesss!" etc..

im sorry...but its been pissing me off....yes we all know about how amazing spinning fire for the VERY first time is...i still practically cum in my pants when i spin to be honest. I love it.

but do we REALLY need the posts about how yet again, ANOHTER person has spun for the first time. I know this is very contraversial...but this is how i feel.

and another thing ( not having a go at anyone...or anything)

in intros...in bold goddam letters for f*cks sake, does it, or does it not say.. "....witht he title being you name"...and how many people have put random stuff? like: "hello from..." or "my name is....." or "new poi" etc.

im sorry...but this is seriously getting on my tits.

i dont know if its the fact that i have had a bit to drink...but i have had these feelings whilst sober...

i know some of you wont agree with my views but i dont particularly give a flying shit. im sorry but i dont.


and another POInt that Chris form UCOF raised...about hippies and "tripping out and spinning some poi man.."

that annoys the both of us.

i sorry..

but its off my chest now

im all in favour of new poeple joining HOP nad learning spinning cos, to be blunt, its f*cking cool and i love it.

so my message is this...

BRING ON THE NEW PEOPLE, but do we REALLY need so many "i had my first spin last night" threads.


i dont give a shit if you delete this thread...but this IS how im feeling.

sorry..but its true.


genuine and and if you want to all the new people joining us every day.

DioHoP Mechanical Engineer
729 posts
Location: OK, USA


Posted:
I think having a definitive thread is a bad idea because it costs them the individuality aspect of the achievement. Posting on their own is a privilege and they get their moment in the spotlight that every spinner deserves. After that first burn, it's hard work to get recognized. But being another name on what breaks down to just a list of fire users takes that initial pride away from a fire dancer and turns them into just another number.

Same reason why the "just learned a new move" thread is so easily deviated from topic - it devalues the achievement.

Just my 2

What hits the fan is not evenly distributed.


KajiQuantum Theorist
564 posts
Location: Vansterdam


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by flid:
how about an 'Official I'm not drunk, just a bitter poi snob and want to rant' thread?
I'll second that motion glares pointently at Eeyore. I like the either or thread it's a way to find out things and get to know your fellow hop'ers.

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.


CharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
Unfortunately, we are all forgetting the nature of newbies to a bulletin board.

THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT THESE THREADS!!

Coz they are new!

which is not their fault!

So there!

(sorry, there are lots things that get annoying, like famine and droughts and nappy rash, so we are allowed to vent, just don't expect many of them to change (diapers)).

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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?


Nathdaninjamember
271 posts
Location: Manchester, England


Posted:
Yes yes yes yes and yes....on and re either/or...but it's fun eeyore...even when some people try and break it.

Randy..I was waiting for someone to do that

N

boing...boing...When the naive man admits his naivete, he is no longer naive.Thus, all people are regarded by society as either ignorant or a liar.Wonders never cease, as long as you never cease to wonder.


Eeyoremember
18 posts

Posted:
*cowers under table*

Makes you wonder really.


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
jon. go skin up and leave that alcohol alone mate. remember terry the law abider...?

i bet you hate all those f*cking learner drivers getting in the way on the roads too don't ya?

and don't get me started on babies! i mean, for f*cks sake, they could at least learn to bloody talk before they start making noise...

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


Jezaddict
642 posts
Location: UK, London


Posted:
I think its ok.

UCOF has vented himself now me thinks.

I also think that there should be a moderator solely responsible for monitoring UCOF's posts in case the lightweight starts to drink again.

'Happiness is liking peeing on yourself. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.'

'If *I* had a hammer, there'd be no more folk singers.'


GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
eeyore

but when it gets to 3000 posts
pk and minero have promised to read it.... all of it.

and thats worth playing for

Tinmans heartmember
67 posts
Location: Staffordshire


Posted:
Woah crazy ass circle here! Jon get what your saying as i suppose it is annoying when your looking for a good thread and you just get the same thing over and over when it could just be under one board, but i guess its just a way of saying hey here i am i'm new i do this talk to me!
I'm a newbie and joined HOP to meet new people but normally just go on random rabbling trips and ur message has made me a bit paranoid! THinking i'm gonna be your next victim of 'What the ****....'
Anyhoo Get what your saying but at the end of the day thats the way it is!
(Is it just me or am i talking a load of crap?)

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.


RandyBRONZE Member
member
42 posts
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA


Posted:
ROFL.. Terry the law abider.. I'm quite suprised I got that reference.. I'm more of a Tim the criminal.

KajiQuantum Theorist
564 posts
Location: Vansterdam


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Jez:
I also think that there should be a moderator solely responsible for monitoring UCOF's posts in case the lightweight starts to drink again.
Thats probably a good Idea. UCOF don't be Terry the law abider. Be Tim the criminal

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Eeyore, my girlfriend - the wonderful and lovely FNF - started the either/or thread cos she saw it on another board and thought it was a good game.


Not to start a popularity contest or whatever.

Please try to be nicer in future....

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


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Oh and I DO have more posts than other people. And am, therefore much, much, much more important than other people.....

and am almost never extremely sarcastic.

[ 12. July 2003, 08:19: Message edited by: C@ntus ]

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


GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
yes

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Cantus

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
is

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
the

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
most

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
important.

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
But if I keep going like this, I will catch up with him in precisly 4 weeks of continuous posting on hop

be cool, glastonbury neighbour
and mind the trip wires


[ 12. July 2003, 09:57: Message edited by: Glss ]

flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
i thought the more posts you had the better at poi you are? (upto 3000, more than that and you have no time for practice)

Eeyoremember
18 posts

Posted:
Cantus, im just jealous of her making a thread with so many posts.
(That the other thing that determines how good you are at poi.)

Makes you wonder really.


GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
eh.

jelous
why?

CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
did we drift off topic again?

Before you get near me Glassious you'll have to overcome Mr "greased" Lightning. And that's no mean feat - although i suggest plying him with drinks....

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


GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
and remeber hop is a race and its the quantity, not the quality of posts that count.

Bowling*Greenmember
6 posts
Location: Simcoe, Ontario


Posted:
anyone else feel like they're reading a script for a Poi soap opera?

lol who cares guys, it's just words. Hope everyone has a nice day

CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Glass and I are (ooh I wouldn't go as far as friends.... ) fairly well aquainted, Bowling Green, and are just joshing with each other. But thanks for the concern anyhoo.


And I wouldn't have to watch out for the tripwires Glass, if that bloody hippy of yours hadn't roped off the camp in the middle of the night

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


ASTRO FAERIEBRONZE Member
ummmmmmm.............
724 posts
Location: Rotherham, UK


Posted:
Personally, it feels kind of weird being a newbie and trying to fit in. The term 'Newbie' its self can make some people inferior. I know it can get annoying when you see the same stuff over and over, but these 'Newbies' are only trying to fit in and get to know people. Everyone has to start somewhere. But its also nice to see other opinions being shown. I dont think anyone has the right to have a go at jon for his opinions either, everyones entitled to them. Take care guys!. xx

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909


ASTRO FAERIEBRONZE Member
ummmmmmm.............
724 posts
Location: Rotherham, UK


Posted:
Sorry 'feel inferior', NOT inferior.
Some people worry about spelling, i just miss words out. lol

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909


flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
quote:
it's just words
Just what?!?! She's a witch! Burn the witch!!!

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