What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?

Discussion in 'VMBB General Discussion' started by inplanotx, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
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    (2/3/02 3:30:32 pm)
    Reply What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    I came back to copy some information I had posted in it and the whole thread is gone!!
    (It was about Kert Warner.)

    Edited by: GRUNT at: 2/3/02 3:33:21 pm

    Posts: 90
    (2/3/02 3:41:13 pm)

    Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Grunt - I truly don't have a clue.

    I do know that ez-board was having some technical problems the other day and some things just vanished into the wind. I am sorry.

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    (2/3/02 4:42:16 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Then I'll quit posting them...I see where members can't delete their threads

    'nuff said

    this was written in reply to wilborns post about being a bit upset with the "Storys" being exposed. His deleting his post made this one look rather stupid with out those facts

    Edited by: GRUNT at: 2/4/02 2:23:16 am

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    (2/3/02 8:32:06 pm)
    Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Only staff can delete threads however, anyone
    can edit out there own replies!

    I don't know what happened to the thread you
    speak of but as T said the entire system has
    been having an array of different problems on
    many boards but they are working on it and it
    should be fixed soon!

    You can get more info on this by going to the

    Hope this helps!
    The Firearms Forum Vietnam Memories Bulletin Board Contact Administrator

    Posts: 10
    (2/3/02 8:55:48 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Grunt, I'm the new kid on the block, but I can honestly speak for the problems EZ Board has been haveing the past few weeks! Thread, post's are being deleted along with milti- posts in differents forums. EZ Board swears to us they are feverishly working on the problem. Don't give up. Thing will get better!

    Edited by: blackguns at: 2/5/02 3:15:00 pm

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    (2/3/02 10:19:58 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    and I thought I was the only one missing some marbles.....I posted a post and "knew" that I had posted and when I went back, it was gone....but I did understand that something with EZ board must have been amiss. - Hope

    Posts: 70
    (2/3/02 10:40:24 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Me being a one finger....hunter-pecker, wait till you spend an hour and hit "add reply" and when you look only a few sentences are there instead of a few paragraphs....%%$$##@%#@@$$#%$!!!!!

    needs to get this straightened out, cause I ain`t a super typer....fast either. LTS

    Posts: 91
    (2/3/02 10:48:01 pm)

    Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Tac, Wilborn said he had deleted the thread because he found out it wasn't true (he had started it). Now it looks like he deleted his post here saying so.

    I'm soooooo confused.

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    (2/4/02 2:20:24 am)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?

    Just curious for the reasoning behind the members not having the ability to delete their own threads or posts when that ability is used by the powers that be quite frequently.

    Thanks for all the explanations..but I too had seen wilborns before it too disappeared.

    'nuff said

    The Price Of Freedom Is Written On The Wall

    *Senior Chief Moderator*
    Posts: 639
    (2/4/02 6:03:17 am)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Here goes the happy version again. If any of you took offense at my deleteing the whole schmeer, pleas accept my apologies---I had posted the following version and then Grunt followed up with the sad, but 'true' version. My intentions were to just to have it as if it hadn't happened. It's kinda like excitement being caused when that was the very last thing you wanted. Enjoy the read--I did. wilborn sends.WORTH READING!!

    In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice
    came over the asking for a carry out at check register 4.

    Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to
    answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand a distant smile caught
    his eye, the new check out girl was beautiful. She was an older woman (maybe
    26, and he was only 22) and he fell in love.

    Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock to
    find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at him, took
    her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card, BRENDA. He walked
    out only to see her start walking up the road.

    Next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered her a
    ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When he dropped her
    off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She simply
    said it wasn't possible. He pressed and she explained she had two children
    and she couldn't afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the
    baby-sitter. Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date for the following

    That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her tell him that she
    was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled. To which
    Kurtis simply said, "Well, lets take the kids with us."

    She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again
    not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda, brought him inside
    to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just as cute as a
    bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in a wheelchair. He was
    born a paraplegic with downs syndrome. Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't
    understand why the kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men
    would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had
    disabilities. Just like her first husband and father of her children did.

    That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner and the
    movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him. When he
    needed to us the rest room, he picked him up out of his chair, took him,
    brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the end of the evening, Brenda
    knew this was the man she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life
    with. A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her
    children. Since then they have added two more kids.

    So what happened to the stock boy and check out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt
    Warner, now live in St. Louis, where he is employed by the St. Louis Rams and
    plays quarterback. And he will be in the Super Bowl Sunday.

    V.I.P. Member
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    (2/4/02 10:25:41 am)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Please do me the honor of deleting any threads I may have started as i may not have liked some of the replies to them.

    The Price Of Freedom Is Written On The Wall

    Posts: 1734
    (2/4/02 2:59:04 pm)

    Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    First of all, EZ sets the rules as far as who can
    delete and who cannot and EZ has it set that
    one MUST be a Mod in order to have the delete
    feature therefore, ONLY staff members of a site
    will have this feature and if staff aren't "Loyal",
    trustworthy and picked very carefully then by
    having this delete feature they would be able to
    delete every topic in every forum at the site thus
    wiping out the entire sites contents which did
    happen to 25% of this site awhile ago and it will
    NEVER happen again!

    Chief probably deleted the thread because someone
    had informed him that the story was untrue, I can
    and will say that there is noone with more integrity,
    well meaning and kind hearted as Chief, this is a man
    who doesn't have an unkind word to say to anyone,
    is always there if someone needs his help and would
    give the shirt off of his back to a complete stranger!

    Also, we noticed that you are a member of another
    site of which some of it's members have been known
    to harrass this board, and we also noticed a comment
    you made at their site where you seemed to be in favor
    of them stopping the harrassment at that time and we sincerely appreciate it and hope that you still feel this
    way, we have no problem with what sites any of our
    members visit either!

    We knew about the other sites where some former staff
    have been harrassing this board from and have known since the first day they opened them, and that a few current(now former)staff members that thought they had us fooled and
    and that it was a big laugh, but they were not fooling any of us, and I'm sure the Vets here will appreciate knowing this and further more, one more spook/troll/trouble maker that shows up to this site to make trouble will not only feel the legal effects and local ISP effects but will also see for themselves how EZ handles these types of situations and
    will also find out just who else they are dealing with!

    Hope this sets things straight, the last paragraph isn't
    really directed towards you, it's there for our members
    to be informed of what the real situation is and also
    for the former disgruntled staff mentioned above who make
    it a point to continue to lurk here looking for more trouble!

    Hope you understand our position, we appreciate your membership!

    Thanks, Tac

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    (2/4/02 4:16:47 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    My biggest gripe is that some posts are wiped out if there is any sign of disagreement,also that when a post is deleted in it's entirety, it makes the following posts look rather foolish.
    I have had this happen several times on this board. As far as finding out something isn't true after posting, it would serve the members better by leaving both versions posted so they won't forward the false story if they happen to see it elsewhere. A simple "thank you" like was given the previous time that I debunked a wonderful story would go further in building trust of the remaining and new members.

    And you're quite welcome on my posting about Trolls. I don't believe in the principal of trolling..if you don't like a site or are unwelcome (which I feel is fast becoming my case) then don't go to that site.
    I am not an ass kisser, but a person who sits back and tries to take in the whole picture based on information at my disposal.
    While being a member of several veterans boards and a Moderator of two and an Admin of a Hunting site, I still take the time to give input to the ones "I" feel worthy. That is one reason I don't like the deletions of threads or posts here. If the subject leads to a good clean and civil debate, then it is still a worthy thread.

    As I stated previously, I will no longer correct any stprys that I find untrue as it seems to be a waste of time. I will however send an Admin a corrected version.
    Don't delete this as it is the longest post I've made anywhere.

    Posts: 74
    (2/4/02 5:47:10 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Much like old Chinese proverb
    on Blackman who slide down back of
    zebra and claim......

    Now you see me......now you don`t

    Edited by: LIKTOSHOOT at: 2/4/02 5:50:35 pm

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    (2/4/02 6:46:55 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    or maybe like 'abra -cadabra-poof!! it's gone

    Edited by: GRUNT at: 2/5/02 1:56:31 am

    Posts: 1735
    (2/4/02 6:59:11 pm)

    Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?

    Well said and I do agree with you on several of
    the following issues but I will answer in the order
    of each.

    The first being that we don't delete posts here or
    at TFF just because of difference of opinion, both
    sites have always had a policy to agree to disagree
    however, we do not allow personal attacks on anyone,
    troll posts, spam, etc., in those cases a delete or edit
    will take place and in cases where we know that a
    person is a former troll who has returned to cause
    additional harrassment and or if we know that they
    are affiliated with former trolls and came to take
    their turn in line, which has been the case over
    the past couple of months or so. In cases of heated
    debates between members that may get out of hand
    as far as foul obscene language, personal attacks etc.,
    we usually will edit the post and place a note inside of
    it telling them to please keep it civil which in the few
    cases we've had here seems to work and most are
    understanding and do comply and only if they don't
    do we delete or ban if it becomes persistent.

    I do agree with you in general though that when non
    offensive normal posts/replies are deleted that it does
    kinda confuse the rest of the thread and can be
    a little bewildering to say the least and it does serve
    the members best to leave it up wether true or false
    and we normally do but sometimes mistakes happen
    that are of good intent, this same scenario happened
    recently where one of these posts(possibly the one
    we are speaking of)was posted here and at TFF and
    to my knowledge the last I looked it was still up at
    TFF as far as I know, we do go over all of the threads
    when they reach the 20th page in order to archive
    the quality, informative and just plain good threads
    and we delete the older non-important posts that
    have 1, 2 or very few replies in order to make space
    available because as I'm sure you know, once they
    reach the 20th page the EZ server automatically
    starts deleting the threads on it's own and we don't
    want to loose the good ones.

    I don't know why you feel that you are getting the
    impression that you aren't welcome here because
    unless you know something that I don't, that is
    simply not the case at all, in fact you are very
    welcome here and at TFF and personally I have
    enjoyed your postings and hope you enjoy being

    Please do feel free to place a corrective reply if
    you or anyone else for that matter has the correct
    info, oh and don't worry, we would never delete
    this or any of your posts for no reason, and yes
    you are right I think this is your longest post and
    I think that rates archive material lol!

    It's been a pleasure as always to speak with you
    and as I want all of our members to know, feel
    free to email me anytime for whatever concerns or
    reasons you may ever have if you wish!

    Thanks again, Tac
    The Firearms Forum Vietnam Memories Bulletin Board Contact Administrator

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    (2/5/02 3:40:39 pm)
    Reply Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    Thanks to all of you for hearing me out

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    (2/5/02 5:43:51 pm)

    Re: What Happened to the "Good Reading" thread?
    That's one of the things we're here for Grunt!

    Thumbs Up!
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