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  1. Folks, some of you have asked if we were trimming our forums since there are no sports at the moment. We’re going to keep everything open on the forums to provide a sense of normalcy here. It’s our hope Gator Country can be a place of comfort for you during these crazy times. Be safe my friends and take care. -Ray and the GC staff. GO GATORS IN AL KINDS OF WEATHER!

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Discussion in 'GC Hall of Fame' started by Solari, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    The IMDB message boards about movies were ended because the community was so vile and hostile. Hard to balance liberty so people feel free and civility so people feel they are treated fairly. Hope you guys nail it.
     
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  2. solari

    solari GC Janitor VIP Member GC Staff

    I know who you're referring to. ; ) In fact, he has been banned before. He means well and often makes good points but I know how he can rankle others because he is so ardent in how he feels. He is very loyal and protective of Gator Country. That said, I've personally reached out to him to ask him to tone it down a bit in lieu of our new policy.

    Ray
     
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  3. jsgator

    jsgator GC Legend

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    Can we make an exception for Nussmeier and Nord? ;)
     
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  4. UFsports24_7

    UFsports24_7 VIP Member

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    Don't mean to be complaining Ray. I think you do a great job with this site, as evidenced by the membership. Keep doing what you feel is best!
     
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  5. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't tread on me! VIP Member

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    Hear! Hear!
     
  6. solari

    solari GC Janitor VIP Member GC Staff

    No worries, your input is always appreciated! Thanks.

    Ray
     
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  7. greater_gator

    greater_gator Premium Member

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    Well done Ray. More discussion about Xs and Os and less whining (about coaches, playcalling, results, posters and players) is always good in my book. Protecting the insiders from idiocy is also a key. Zo, KC, genesis, gary, (others im sure) are the main reason many love GC.

    I am guilty of having a penchant for the F bomb, the MF bomb, the B bomb, the S bomb, and lots of other bombs...but thats mostly from my sense of humour and not mean spirited. I apologize for any of that in the past. I look forward to the new heavy-handed regime, #istandwithGCsecretpolice
     
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  8. kennystyle

    kennystyle VIP Member

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    Thanks. I understand I have multiple degrees and in my profession I know how to speak with out being vulgar.

    Sometimes though it’s nice to come to a place and be able to say somethings you can’t say everyday.

    Again not that I get in here and cuss all the time. But I think adults in a message board should be able too.

    But. If you say no. I will respect it and do it.
     
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  9. jlight

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    Is it the one who thinks he is always the smartest one in the room and attacks those he disagrees with even when he is not being addressed? I’m not sure if we are talking about the same person but it’s very irritating and it’s out of control in my opinion. Those kinds of posters are the ones who created unnecessary agitation when people want discussion.
     
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  10. UFsports24_7

    UFsports24_7 VIP Member

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    Yes we are talking about the same one. And like you stated, he seeks people to argue with even when they are having absolutely no discussion with him. I finally got him to block me a few months back when I just decided to argue with hm and prove he was wrong. So he took the "high road" and blocked me lol.
     
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  11. bhrgator

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    Thank you, Ray. I haven't made it past page 4 but want to say that I was sick and tired of the infighting, the negativity of supposed fans and the language on other sites (I'm not a prude and do use a bit of profanity now and then, but I don't want to read it in every other post). When I found GC, it was like a breath of fresh air. Thanks for keeping it that way!
     
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  12. hbgator76

    hbgator76 Premium Member

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    ...um...I think it's PR you mean...just correcting in a nice, helpful manner.

    ...and I wish I'd said it first...
     
  13. 67walkon

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    As a younger man, I sought out the gyms in black communities to play basketball. Often, I was the only white guy in the gyms. Usually, my skin color ceased being an issue and it became a question of whether I could help guys win games.

    I also played with white guys and wherever there was a good game.

    My language got kind of bad. There was a word that began with f that could be a noun, a verb, an adverb or an adjective. I used it a lot.

    After I became a father, but not right away, I decided my vocabulary needed expansion. I determined not to use that word. It was a good decision. Occasionally, I slip, but not so often.

    And it's been ok. Guys still understand me.
     
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  14. hbgator76

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    I add my thanks as well. I quoted the above because I was going to say the same thing. I belong to "TOS" as well, but the place is rife with immature, ill-considered posts and does not, indeed, add anything helpful to my life or my understanding of all things Gator.

    As I said in another thread recently...as much of a pain as the the last few years of football have been as expressed on this Board, the last couple of weeks have proven to me again why I love being here among passionate fans who are (well, many anyway) intelligent and informed.

    I truly look forward to the changes!
     
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  15. G8RLegist

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    Shoot, you're right! My bad.
     
  16. lhnewman

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    ahh...The Four Agreements!!
     
  17. gatorgrl76

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    A lot of things change for sure when we have children. I know that when I lose it my son reminds me "It's just a football game mom." He is 21 and I wish I had half the wisdom that he does. He has told me over and over during the last few weeks that it's not worth stroking out over. He also reminded me of something that his grandfather said to him before he passed away. He told him to choose his words wisely because "your words are a true reflection of your character." Ouch!
     
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  18. nastyreptile

    nastyreptile Nasty Reptile VIP Member

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    I only use that word when discussing things with my computer when I have a glitch...:rolleyes:
     
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  19. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    I have the cure-all for the Gator Nation: Shelve the coaching hire talk, and go watch the hoops team. You'll be happy again. (And tired, if you begin doing so this weekend)
     
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  20. solari

    solari GC Janitor VIP Member GC Staff

    Very wise kid! Sounds like you've raised him well, remember that. :)

    Ray
     
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