Bring Me Up To Date
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 11 years ago
Good Lord. I'm gone for a bit and we have at least 4 people banned, something is going on with Josh and apparently we are no longer able to edit our posts.

Can somebody give me a "Cliff Notes" version of what's happened?
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Posted by britney yuhas (+199) 11 years ago
i guess josh is allowed to say anything he wishes but those who stand up for themselves get thrown out
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 11 years ago
Kyle, briefly someone posted about some lady that had 5 kids that was dying of cancer and then someone else posted that she was a fraud and the thread stretched over 200 posts...Josh discovered in the meanwhile, that he could edit posts even after someone else had posted and this "bug" caused Larry to get upset and so he has banned editing till he can fix the bug...Hope this update is clear enough and is accurate enough for you to understand...Meanwhile lots of nutty people have tried to really be jerks and Larry has been forced to babysit the site and take away posting priviledges...what a mess this has been...Welcome back by the way...
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 11 years ago
Holy cow. I leave for a bit and things fall apart

Seriously though thanks for the update Howdy. It feels great to be back!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 11 years ago
That's right Kyle. You can never leave again or things will go to hell in a hand basket.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3751) 11 years ago
That pretty funny Wendy.

Usually when I arrive is when things go to pot
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Posted by JCF (+399) 11 years ago
I just wish that we could get Rob Shipley's viewpoint on this whole affair.
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+286) 11 years ago
Maybe Smiley can do another Venn diagram to explain what's gone on the last couple days.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2311) 11 years ago
I found that bug, but it was way worse than editing just my posts. I could edit ANYONES post. Informed larry, and he fixed it. But then I decided to try it on myself, to see if I could remove that crazy persons address and paypal from my post, and it worked. So there is another bug larry learned of, hence the shutdown of Edit.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2311) 11 years ago
Rob Shipleys' Point:

Your cheese has really slid off your cracker now.
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Posted by Smiley (+853) 11 years ago
I don't feel like doing a crappy paint shop job, but here goes....

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Posted by Smiley (+853) 11 years ago
I forgot an arrow... The one connecting Josh and Webmaster also
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2311) 11 years ago
I figured mine had nothing to do with the thread, cause I could use it anywhere. So the arrow not there does make since.
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+286) 11 years ago
Nice work, Smiley.
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Posted by Jody Collis (+222) 11 years ago
We might also need a diagram showing all the tangent threads that the first one spawned. Just to tie them all together.
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Posted by Scott & Mickey Maas (+70) 11 years ago
Smiley,
Oh my, this venn diagram is better than the first one you did! Bringing humor into a "crazy" situation is welcomed! I'm the ex of the crazy woman.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6113) 11 years ago
Jody Collis wrote:
We might also need a diagram showing all the tangent threads that the first one spawned. Just to tie them all together.

None of us have a computer that powerful, Jody.

Welcome back, Kyle.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6113) 11 years ago
Britney, I am by no means the president of the Josh Rath fan club, but please allow me to say this:

Josh is a pretty damned smart kid who contributes to this site. He annoys the heck out of me at times, but I am glad he's here (even if he is gunning for the "Pope of MC.com" crown).

You, on the other hand, are a vile little twit. Do shut up.
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Posted by Scott & Mickey Maas (+70) 11 years ago
To those complaining about "the boot factor":
From what I've seen on this site(s), it is not one's "opinion" that necessarily gets them booted off, it is "how" they say or present it. You are in control of what you write, try thinking about how your going to write it first.
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+277) 11 years ago
with the airing of a family's dirty laundry and such bashing of character, we all read the post(s) with great enjoyment (sorry those who are hurting as a result), while eating popcorn; such great live entertainment had not been witnessed in some time...
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Posted by Scott & Mickey Maas (+70) 11 years ago
unfortunately, sometimes it takes "airing one's dirty laundry" to put the picture out there for everyone to be able to decide for themselves, what they feel the situation may be.
I will never condone one parent who puts a child in a situation where they have to choose between "loyalty" to one parent or the other. I will never allow my kids to think that it's ok to lie to others for their profit, even at the risk of losing their desire to keep in communication with me. Telling the truth will always be the right thing to do.
Trust me when I say, there was NO other way to handle the situation with this "mom".
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1388) 11 years ago
None of us have a computer that powerful, Jody.


(said in Scottish accent) We're gonna need more dilithium crystals Capn'.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 11 years ago
Frankly, I think that airing dirty laundry, while wildly entertaining, is not alway the right thing to do regardless of truth of either party's position. When children are involved sometimes we just have to "suck it up" and act like adults. None of the Maases posting on this site have done that.
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