Now that ya mention it. It's been about 20 years since I used any
kind of Spanish and almost 35 since I used real Spanish. Oh well,
it's the thought, sure wasn't the spelling. Tom, I'll miss you,
and you writing. Come back if/when the crap dies down.
Dave in Fairfax
Sorry to see ya go but....
You denigrated others and the crowd roars...
You get others to do your dirty deeds and the crowd reacts mindlessly...
You taunt and purposely exaberate situations so they turned nasty and the
crowd thinks that's okay...
You convinced others to do your dirty work rather than working out a
You didn't have the common decency to admit you made a mistake in
You weren't man enough to apologize... so you kept slinging mud...
You're now looking for sympathy...
You were called out - and you run...
You have wreaked more havoc here than most of the trolls but since you write
cute stories - that's overlooked by most.
I'm certainly not winning any popularity contests by critizing your
actions - but you were dead wrong.
If I can make one person pause and make them realize it is not okay to do
things that way... I'll consider it worth the effort.
Trust me Bob, I knew what the crowd reaction would be if I called him on
this. A popular individual - even though his actions were flat ass wrong -
would be put on a pedestal to be revered and I would become the target.
That's okay - the goal was accomplished.
I considered those that signed the list to be just blind followers who would
pay any price to read a story - and to be part of Tom's gang. That conduct
was reprehensible and I wouldn't want to be associated with anyone that
condones that kind of moral conduct. And Keith... I'm really surprised that
you did his bidding for him since in the past, you had always shown you were
above that - or at least I thought you were.
Perhaps some of you loyal followers should read his posts again - all the
words this time and apply the same standard to him that you do to everyone
else - but fairly this time. I'm sure Tom will become very active over in
alt.stories and create quite a following shortly. Please join him there and
you can have your mutual admiration society meetings and gloat over your
No guy's, I'm not going away either. The small segment that you represent
doesn't amount to squat in the overall picture. I can still contribute and
learn here, as well as clean house when needed - just like you but without
the gangland tactics.
We're one for one.......next.
Before you appoint yourself as the Wreck traffic cop, ask yourself if
one is really needed. If you don't like one particular persons
postings, just don't read them. Killfile him if necessary. I don't need
anyone to eliminate a contributor ( "clean house when needed" ) on my
behalf. You are a human version of Saw Stop, a device no one wants that
takes the place of free choice.
I could give a rat's ass whether Tom stays or goes. The consensus is
he's a gifted writer, but I'm primarily here for wwing help. That being
said, if I'm in the mood for a story, occasionally I will read his work.
But that happens rarely.
So whenever you're done patting yourself on the shoulder, figure out
who your next target will be. I'll just be sitting back and watching the
show. Nothing personal meant here, I just don't need your help
filtering out the noise.
No, I am not the Wrecks traffic cop, nor do I want to be. About 20 others
self-appointed themselves as the wrecks cleanup crew though and that was
okay huh. I went after one person for one specific reason.
Exactly... and that is the whole point here. Aggrevating the individual and
egging him on, then publicly shunning him were the tactics used by the gang.
Hmmmmm... and what about the others? You can justify their actions...?
I'm not patting myself on the shoulder. I don't need your help and nothing
personal but I didn't ask for your input.
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