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Posted by Tongue River Millworks & Meado (+240) 5 years ago
Forums of "mewbie" post"s are instantly attacked by the main. We should welcome new input,
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Posted by Tongue River Millworks & Meado (+240) 5 years ago
The show get's boring when you drive off the help
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Posted by Marie Schott (+98) 5 years ago
This post was removed 5 years ago.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 5 years ago
What's a "mewbie" post? Is it somewhat similar to the sharp claws of my toothless cat who is needing (sp?) my thigh as I type this?

Mewbie post......

I no I am not as edjewcated as u but I like to kill birds and skwirls and oh lord lets not get started on mice and voles I am just a Kristian cat who wants to say what I want dont attack me just let me attack yor mice please lets meet at the Golden corral for some cream in a saucer
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1501) 5 years ago
Nah. Richard was right.

I'm probably too fed up with the hokey Ohana facade out here in "Paradise" anyhow. I'm going to take a break for a bit.

[Edited by Dave Roberts (1/10/2016 10:53:35 PM)]
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 5 years ago
Reply to Tongue River Millworks & Meado (#364314)
Tongue River Millworks & Meado wrote:
Forums of "mewbie" post"s are instantly attacked by the main. We should welcome new input,

Is that actually happening? I can't control how people vote. I guess I could change the way voting works if there is a problem. Some ideas that come to mind:

A. I could get rid of the "Dislike" button, so posts could only get likes. Or no likes. This would be the same as Facebook.

B. I could add rules for making voting available as a revocable privilege. Whatever those rules would be, users who didn't meet the criteria couldn't vote.

C. I could replace Like / Dislike with Up / Down voting, and instead of showing a tally of each, combine into 1 single number.

D. I could come up with some sort of weighted/reputation type system, where the weight of any particular vote is relative to the "reputation" of the user (which would have to be calculated by some formula).

Or ... ????
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2410) 5 years ago
Or you could stop being so intolerant towards others and their views.
Maybe hold your comments from time to time.
Not running down Christians or Jews or Islam etc..., or calling someone else's God a fairy person.

Maybe label people that do bad things properly, not masking it with personal perception and conjecture.
Possibly read people's writing that is poor without telling them they can't write well enough to have any say so. If you can't read it, then don't respond. There are plenty of things you can do besides leave the site/ take your toys and go home.
It always helps to talk to people the way you want to be talked to, and most importantly, don't resort to calling names. I have heard cracker/mouth breather/privileged/ etc... All because I believe in a persons right to protectionism. If you don't believe in Nationalism or things like states right, that's cool with me, there's no need for your comment. Your name calling is a reactionary response to a perceived threat, so it lends my view credence. I say stop being threatened by the different views that people have, and more importantly, see your own biased and work on it before telling people about theirs.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 5 years ago
Reply to Brandy Allen (#364331)
I assume that's not directed towards me, is it?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 5 years ago
Not running down Christians or Jews or Islam etc...,


I believe the eastern european jewish word we're looking for here is chutzpah...
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2410) 5 years ago
That's directed to whomever is touched enough to respond to it.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 5 years ago
Well, Larry, Dave, Thank you for everything. Keeping this thing going, for as long as I am aware of must be a real trial. Well, it seems to me that linear thinking has taken the reins, on both sides and there is not enough critical thinking going on to even imagine another side. The lines have been drawn in the sand

I don't know if anyone remembers fifteen years or so ago. I tried to get an "Utne Reader Coffee Shop" Vibe going. Remember the Limerick thread We started a Salon in Miles City to share ideas and discuss solutions. It was open to all and we really wanted a dialog. The first MC Independence Day Parade that had been seen in town, since the fifties grew out of that and is still rolling today. I know of at least two writing groups that germinated in that environ. Liberals and conservatives worked together and name calling was not welcome. I recall telling a young woman that her her business knowledge was naive. I was called on it. A brief conversation ensued and all was amicable.

To paraphrase a line from "The Holy Grail" "I was wrong, Patsy, Miles City is a silly place, let's go."

The following is blatant plagiarism from the same movie. It will be playing in my head as I gather my toys and load up my wagon. Thank you, the good memories outweigh the rest but goddammit, MC dot calm has become a bore.

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...

...always look on the bright side
of life...
(Whistle)

Always look on the light side
of life...
(Whistle)

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle
- that's the thing.
And...always look on the bright
side of life...
(Whistle)

Come on.

Always look on the right side
of life...
(Whistle)

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain
with a bow
Forget about your sin - give the
audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance
anyhow.

So always look on the bright side
of death...
(Whistle)

a-Just before you draw your terminal breath...
(Whistle)

Life's a piece of poop, when you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see its all a show, keep 'em laughin as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And...
Always look on the bright side
of life...
(Whistle)

Always look on the right side
of life...

C'mon Brian, cheer up

Always look on the bright side
of life...

Always look on the bright side
of life...

Worse things happen at sea you know.

I mean - what have you got to lose?
You know, you come from nothing
- you're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing.

Always look on the right side
(I mean) of life...
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1917) 5 years ago
I think the like/dislike button is not working. It is based on WHO makes the post, not what the post SAYS. I asked about the Alta Club fire and got down votes. Not because they were opposed to history but because two people hate me for being a loudmouth atheist feminist.

They are welcome to hate me because I think differently than they do but voting down a post asking a factual question because they hate me is dumb.

And I await the down votes. Waves to Oddie and Brandied.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 5 years ago
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I think you should leave it the way it is. This is a free forum to post ideas etc on. You have to be expected to be criticized. If a person can't take it, don't post. The like/dislike buttons should stay. I sometimes like or dislike something so I hit the button either way. I could go on and post rants and raves about why I don't like it or why I do. Maybe the likes/dislikes would have the person who wrote the post to rethink his position if he sees a lot of dislikes.
I think some people post just to see how many dislikes they can get. To be argued with and disliked is their reward/orgasm.
I am a Wendy supporter when it comes to spelling and dictation. It doesn't have to be perfect but should readable.
Well that's my 2cents. Think I'll have a tall cool one
Hey the Bison are 5 times national champions and spring training is a month and half away>!!!
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 5 years ago
Amorette
I just disliked you because I disagree with you
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1917) 5 years ago
Notice that Oddie and Brandied got there first!

Fortunately for me, I don't care. I will continue to express my atheist feminist progressive liberal agenda and occasionally ask questions and expect to get down voted even if all I post is a casual mention of the weather.

Winter has been pretty tolerable round here so far.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 5 years ago
Screw you AMORETTI!

(I'm hoping that this sort of non-linear thinking on my part will keep Tucker around)

[Edited by Bridgier (1/11/2016 1:55:52 PM)]
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Posted by LRS 2014 (-85) 5 years ago
People don't like the Truth it always hurts. All just need to no what is right from whats wrong to see things.The light will always be in the things that are Right.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 5 years ago
Well, that's the problem, isn't it? It's not like all things in life come stamped 'right' or 'wrong'.
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Posted by LRS 2014 (-85) 5 years ago
Yes it is the problem. It is just the choices u and I do that will make or break things.
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Posted by Dark Beer (+253) 5 years ago
Reply to LRS 2014 (#364345)
LRS 2014 wrote:
People don't like the Truth it always hurts. All just need to no what is right from whats wrong to see things.The light will always be in the things that are Right.


I don't know about that... there is NOTHING "right" about Busch Light.
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2410) 5 years ago
I have liked daves and bridgiers comments when they made the more logical since, and even Gunners.

And the guy that posted earlier about the lines being drawn, lines can be moved. Centers can readjust. If the center happens to settle in the middle of far right and far left, I could accept that, could you?

I for one like this site, I can appreciate the time and effort that goes into designing and keeping a site going. The set up of the navigational buttons are well located, and the ads are nice. I do think the web master and many founders and members are not willing to admit where a centrist idea should settle. A good policy is a success, until it begins to override other great policies that preceded it.

Meaning that socialisms helps, until it undoes ones right to achieve what the content of their character will allow. It is now doing that. Proof is in the low labor participation rates.

[Edited by Brandy Allen (1/11/2016 4:37:41 PM)]
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Posted by truck (-199) 5 years ago
It is pretty obvious that some dont really read the comments,all they look at is who was the poster. When I first joined this page I figured every one actually was living in M.C due to some of their comments. I was commenting on a certain issue that had to do with all the trash thats left along the dike and some of the comments had me scratching my head along with the thumbs down. Come to find out those commenters dont even live in MC, they live 300-400 miles away. Theres some that even bully or speak of one's parent which again they live 300-400 miles away. I dont really understand the whole Miles City.com thing beings its not ever really about MC. To them it's more lets see how many MC people can we belittle. If it is about MC.like the topic Golden Corral, they that dont even live here bashes the idea and makes unnecessary comments about it. I realize people can say what they want but more times then not there is those that are just looking for a battle.
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Posted by Oddjob (+194) 5 years ago
Reply to Amorette F. Allison (#364337)
Amorette F. Allison wrote:


And I await the down votes. Waves to Oddie and Brandied.


I never use the buttons. Looks like à whole bunch of other people who object to your bigotry and intolerance. When something comes out of you that's so lame it's worth commenting on, you will see a response, not a vote.
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Posted by David Schott (+17052) 5 years ago
Is it ironic that 5 people have given "Oddjob" a thumbs up button to his statement that he never uses the buttons?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 5 years ago
I have no opinion about the like/dislike buttons. Do as you see fit, Webmaster. But I would like to start a haiku thread.

This site has been fun
But now some are unhappy
Go back to Twitter
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 5 years ago
Reply to Wendy Wilson (#364356)
Wendy Wilson wrote:
I have no opinion about the like/dislike buttons. Do as you see fit, Webmaster. But I would like to start a haiku thread.

Have at it. I've gotten over the whole anti-haiku thing.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 5 years ago
>>But I would like to start a haiku thread.

That will give the dislike button a workout. : -)

http://milescity.com/sear...sc.q=haiku
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 5 years ago
the tears are so salty
the butthurt it stings it burns
i blame obama
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 5 years ago
The gauntlet has been thrown.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 5 years ago
That second line's going to be an issue for some.
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1501) 5 years ago
Blabber all you want
Put your money where your mouth
is. Buy a damn badge
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1501) 5 years ago
Reply to truck (#364351)
truck wrote:
I realize people can say what they want but more times then not there is those that are just looking for a battle.


It's not that. It's tension, be it here or IRL, or both, and for that I apologize.

Matter of fact, having been on here so long, maybe too long, it feels a lot like some folks jet skiing in my fishing spot, which you can probably relate to.

Doesn't mean that they're wrong, it just means that things are changing and I'll have to work out for me if I can go along with the changes or not.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 5 years ago
Reply to MilesCity.com Webmaster (#364328)
Maybe it should be "Agree / Disagree" buttons instead of "Like / Dislike"
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 5 years ago
I like Tom's suggestion.
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2410) 5 years ago
It's like seeing a new set of kids playing marbles on main St.

[Edited by Brandy Allen (1/13/2016 7:55:12 AM)]
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Posted by Shu (+1794) 5 years ago
"the tears are so salty
the butthurt it stings it burns
i blame obama"

Sorry Bridgier, but that is NOT a haiku due to the first line having 6 syllables instead of 5.

Bridgier's butthurt verse
does NOT follow Haiku style
such an epic FAIL

[Edited by Shu (1/13/2016 1:40:27 PM)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 5 years ago
OH SNAP YOU'RE RIGHT.

And I was suggesting that OTHER people would have problems when the count shifted to the second hand.

I've been hoisted by my own petard.

In my defense, that's like, the first haiku I've ever written.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1606) 5 years ago
Bridgier:

In my defense, that's like, the first haiku I've ever written.


You'll be able to deja vu this comment the next time you give it a try and succeed!


FH
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 5 years ago
I have no idea why anyone would 'dislike' Shu's post. Sweet jesus people, you don't NEED to push the buttons...
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Posted by Busch Lite (+3) 5 years ago
Reply to Dark Beer (#364349)
Dark Beer wrote:
LRS 2014 wrote:
People don't like the Truth it always hurts. All just need to no what is right from whats wrong to see things.The light will always be in the things that are Right.


I don't know about that... there is NOTHING "right" about Busch Light.


Careful there, Dark Beer. At least I am somewhat "hoppy", unlike you that is made from fermented friars and nuns.

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IMO, Haiku is the "fail of Milescity.com".
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 5 years ago
>> Sweet jesus people, you don't NEED to push the buttons...

Oh Man . . . now I have to push Bridgier’s button . . . and I’m not really into that sort of thing . . . not that’s anything wrong with those who are ; -)
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