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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    I continue to wonder why people are so uptight and flustered about trying to get into the ORG? The Sun Deck is the exact same in every way to me with a few thread exceptions here and there. The fact that people obsess about it and get beyond angry is rather amusing in itself. If you want to chat baseball you can still do that in the Sun Deck and its still free. ???????
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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    I have serious problems with 3, 6, 7, 9 and 11.

    I've been on too many message boards where those limitations are blasphemy. It's in my blood.

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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    I'm not so sure about #2. I've got people on my ignore list because they use emoticons like they're get out of jail free cards.

    For instance:

    I hate you and I hope you die.

    I fantasize about killing you. :dancingco
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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    lol

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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    I have long considered emoticon abuse to be the online equivalent of the dude who insists on laughing at his own jokes (or otherwise punctuating the end of his speech with a gesture or a slap on the back or a "Hey, high five me, bro!").

    The only reasons one would ever behave like this are: (1) one is a self-involved obnoxious twit who can barely believe how hilarious and likeable he is, or (2) one has a complete disregard for the intelligence and judgment of one's audience to determine on their own whether or not they feel like laughing or otherwise acknowledging your oratory.

    Neither is fetching behavior.

    [I know it speaks ill of my gender boundary aptitude, but I guess a third explanation could be (3) one is a girl or does not mind exhibiting effete tendancies. Chicks are allowed to be smiley and giggly and whatever, and nobody thinks anything of it; but if you're a dude doing it? You better be prepared to be taken as seriously as a male figure skater.]

    That is my rant. It comes without emoticons, because I know you view me as a clever and charming (if slightly jerkish) wordsmith, and in return, I view you as intelligent enough to not fly of the handle. And if you WOULD fly off the handle? Well, then clearly you aren't intelligent enough to be operating the internets and I really do hate you and it was my intent to offend!

    Yeah! Not emoticonning RULES!


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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    Quote Originally Posted by FlightRick View Post
    I have long considered emoticon abuse to be the online equivalent of the dude who insists on laughing at his own jokes (or otherwise punctuating the end of his speech with a gesture or a slap on the back or a "Hey, high five me, bro!").

    The only reasons one would ever behave like this are: (1) one is a self-involved obnoxious twit who can barely believe how hilarious and likeable he is, or (2) one has a complete disregard for the intelligence and judgment of one's audience to determine on their own whether or not they feel like laughing or otherwise acknowledging your oratory.

    Neither is fetching behavior.

    [I know it speaks ill of my gender boundary aptitude, but I guess a third explanation could be (3) one is a girl or does not mind exhibiting effete tendancies. Chicks are allowed to be smiley and giggly and whatever, and nobody thinks anything of it; but if you're a dude doing it? You better be prepared to be taken as seriously as a male figure skater.]

    That is my rant. It comes without emoticons, because I know you view me as a clever and charming (if slightly jerkish) wordsmith, and in return, I view you as intelligent enough to not fly of the handle. And if you WOULD fly off the handle? Well, then clearly you aren't intelligent enough to be operating the internets and I really do hate you and it was my intent to offend!

    Yeah! Not emoticonning RULES!


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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    Quote Originally Posted by FlightRick View Post
    I have long considered emoticon abuse to be the online equivalent of the dude who insists on laughing at his own jokes (or otherwise punctuating the end of his speech with a gesture or a slap on the back or a "Hey, high five me, bro!").

    The only reasons one would ever behave like this are: (1) one is a self-involved obnoxious twit who can barely believe how hilarious and likeable he is, or (2) one has a complete disregard for the intelligence and judgment of one's audience to determine on their own whether or not they feel like laughing or otherwise acknowledging your oratory.

    Neither is fetching behavior.

    [I know it speaks ill of my gender boundary aptitude, but I guess a third explanation could be (3) one is a girl or does not mind exhibiting effete tendancies. Chicks are allowed to be smiley and giggly and whatever, and nobody thinks anything of it; but if you're a dude doing it? You better be prepared to be taken as seriously as a male figure skater.]

    That is my rant. It comes without emoticons, because I know you view me as a clever and charming (if slightly jerkish) wordsmith, and in return, I view you as intelligent enough to not fly of the handle. And if you WOULD fly off the handle? Well, then clearly you aren't intelligent enough to be operating the internets and I really do hate you and it was my intent to offend!

    Yeah! Not emoticonning RULES!


    Rick
    lol

    This is the best post in the thread. I'm going to check out some of your other posts to see if you should be nominated in tORG.

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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    I'd like to reiterate a point that seems to be a really important factor that's been swaying votes recently in the "call up" process. Disagreeing is good-just disagree respectfully.

    At times, we all lose our tempers or succumb to frustration causing us to occasionally post something that we're not proud of after the fact. That said, such posts really stick out during the voting process and basically give people a reason to vote no. When a call up requires a plurality of the vote, it only takes turning off a few voters to get rejected.

    So my best advice is that if you're interested in being in the ORG, post with an eye on how what you say will look in the archives.
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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I'd like to reiterate a point that seems to be a really important factor that's been swaying votes recently in the "call up" process. Disagreeing is good-just disagree respectfully.

    At times, we all lose our tempers or succumb to frustration causing us to occasionally post something that we're not proud of after the fact. That said, such posts really stick out during the voting process and basically give people a reason to vote no. When a call up requires a plurality of the vote, it only takes turning off a few voters to get rejected.

    So my best advice is that if you're interested in being in the ORG, post with an eye on how what you say will look in the archives.
    Quoted for truth.

    Bring out your personality when you post, but heed the above guidelines when you do. You'll thank yourself should you be voted on to join the ORG.

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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    I just thought I'd bump this thread. It's a good one and could help others that have an interest in the ORG.
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    Re: camisadelgolf's 10 Tips to Get Elected into tORG

    Here's some advice:



    Or to put it another way, the best way to avoid stinking is to avoid skunks.
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