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GOGS...Grumpy Old Gits Society..

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after all the years of suffering being called a miserable old bar-steward by mrs zz , I am finally rejoicing that she has come round to my way of thinking. the source of this wonderment?... a newly found joint loathing of the foul phenomenon of otherwise seemingly intelligent individuals starting a sentence with the word "so"!!!! if you have been asked , "how do you propose to re-attach that button"? , or , "what method would you use to distribute seed in your garden" , fair enough but otherwise , nooooooooooo! other current hot favourites are "yoofs" with their kecks hanging out the top of their trousers and newly qualified drivers with a green p plate (clearly designating pillock) who refuse to commit to crossing a roundabout without having received a written invitation at least a fortnight in advance! what gets your hackles up?
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PLEASE, PLEASE ........ JUST MAKE HIM STOP ..........

Do you mean the person who keeps posting track plans?
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I'm very grateful to 'Splendid' I love the nostalgia from when I first joined the hobby and all he stuff I couldn't afford and still can't. Do what I do, if it's not of interest, scroll past.

Cheers

John
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We live in the era of the permanently offended, Mr Ickx. Some people's knee-jerk reaction to anything is to assume the worst, to turn life grey like our wretched English skies. C'est la vie.

I'm off to play with the grandchildren's colouring pens. Especially the gaudy lurid ones.
I love our English skies, particularly at this time of year, with the sun low, catching the wonderful colours of the autumn leaves. It's beautiful.
Do you mean the person who keeps posting track plans?
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Oh thanks, I'm guessing that's me then?
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Plenty more to come I'm afraid.
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No offence meant Jason, my tongue was firmly in my cheek. Just an illustration of something that's not my scene so I just scroll on by. Carry on posting.

Cheers

John
I love our English skies, particularly at this time of year, with the sun low, catching the wonderful colours of the autumn leaves. It's beautiful .
It's depressing it's just a reminder of the long cold dark damp days of winter that are coming.
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we should welcome and encourage people to post, not ctriticise them . Splendid has put in a great effort in restoring valuable content.
Man, have you entirely lost the ability to read? There were subsequent explanations that the comments weren't intended to be criticism. Presumably those explanations don't suit your argument so have been ignored. Grey? Perhaps I should have said dense dank fog.
No offence meant Jason, my tongue was firmly in my cheek. Just an illustration of something that's not my scene so I just scroll on by. Carry on posting.

Cheers

John
No offence taken at all John, my tongue was firmly in my cheek as well. And I completely agree with you. We all have differnt areas of interest, just scroll past what you're not interested in.
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Man, have you entirely lost the ability to read? There were subsequent explanations that the comments weren't intended to be criticism. Presumably those explanations don't suit your argument so have been ignored. Grey? Perhaps I should have said dense dank fog.
That's a bit unfair, and quite aggressive.
This is meant to be a 'grumpy' thread but it's making me grin from cheek to cheek.
I love our English skies, particularly at this time of year, with the sun low, catching the wonderful colours of the autumn leaves. It's beautiful.
I, too, love Autumn with all its colours. OK, so it's a precursor to darker days to come but I try not to let that bother me too much. The only thing I find hard to deal with in Winter is laying snow - I have enough trouble keeping upright as it is, without having to deal with slippery stuff under foot. I have to say, though, that last Winter I was among several people who agreed that they had never felt the cold for so long, even after cranking the heating up.
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Snowflakes!

Yes, we'll be seeing them soon enough. Falling from the sky. And elsewhere.

Ah, yes, with those circuit posts I just about held my lid on. The magazine ones tipped me over the edge.

Anyhoo, if I've read correctly, the dark days are gone and the work completed. My fingers are crossed.
Thank you .......... :thumbsup:
Snowflakes!

Yes, we'll be seeing them soon enough. Falling from the sky. And elsewhere.

Ah, yes, with those circuit posts I just about held my lid on. The magazine ones tipped me over the edge.

Anyhoo, if I've read correctly, the dark days are gone and the work completed. My fingers are crossed.
Aww, give us a break man. We've been working really hard to make this forum better. Over the last couple of years,weI've spent more time than I care to think about, trying to get this creaky old ship running smoothly, and also trying to promote this forum and our hobby in general. I actually think we've done a good job.

So obviously it feels like a bit of a kick in the nuts when people start to actively discourage other members from posting. That just doesn't feel right to me .

Unless we want SlotForum to become an ever decreasing irrelevance, then we really need to welcome new members, accept the rich tapestry of our hobby, and perhaps not get too grumpy about having to scroll past a few threads that you're not interested in.

Is that really too much to ask?
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It really is a shame, to me, that many in this day and age have lost any tolerance for opinions that don't sit square with their own world view and then whine, or call names or plain go aggressive rather than just see it as valid free speech and just a contrary opinion. They're out there. Opinions. Many of them are not the same as yours, dear reader.

Once more, this is, or was last time I looked, the grumps thread. That word suggests a triviality, a lack of seriousness. Rants? Yeah, maybe. Genuine anger and death threats? Active discouragement of posting?? No. Lighten up. "Grumpy Old Gits"; the clue is in the title.

It's possibly too long ago for many to know but this site was, in part, set up as a counter to what was perceived as a heavy-handed administration of a popular US-based slot forum. One with illustrations but, alas, no bikinis. And as an early member here I did my time as a moderator and enjoyed it. I never expected any thanks, I took it as an honour to try and keep the place running smoothly. And fully acknowledged that my take on things, my reading of things, might differ from that of others. That actually makes life more interesting when you get that.

I think the moderators here are doing an okay-ish job (damning with faint...). Probably more strict than I'd play it but whatever.

But if you don't enjoy something, if it doesn't reward you, and starts draining you... Take a break, maybe?
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people start to actively discourage other members from posting.
Codswallop. With the exception of some mods, who else does that?

I'll answer my own question. Nobody, other the aforementioned "some mods".
Codswallop. With the exception of some mods, who else does that?

I'll answer my own question. Nobody, other the aforementioned "some mods".
Wouldn't know if it discourages or not but it's still bloody annoying seeing criticism of people who are giving up their spare time to try and make this place more instructive and inclusive.
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It really is a shame, to me, that many in this day and age have lost any tolerance for opinions that don't sit square with their own world view and then whine, or call names or plain go aggressive rather than just see it as valid free speech and just a contrary opinion. They're out there. Opinions. Many of them are not the same as yours, dear reader.

Once more, this is, or was last time I looked, the grumps thread. That word suggests a triviality, a lack of seriousness. Rants? Yeah, maybe. Genuine anger and death threats? Active discouragement of posting?? No. Lighten up. "Grumpy Old Gits"; the clue is in the title.

It's possibly too long ago for many to know but this site was, in part, set up as a counter to what was perceived as a heavy-handed administration of a popular US-based slot forum. One with illustrations but, alas, no bikinis. And as an early member here I did my time as a moderator and enjoyed it. I never expected any thanks, I took it as an honour to try and keep the place running smoothly. And fully acknowledged that my take on things, my reading of things, might differ from that of others. That actually makes life more interesting when you get that.

I think the moderators here are doing an okay-ish job (damning with faint...). Probably more strict than I'd play it but whatever.

But if you don't enjoy something, if it doesn't reward you, and starts draining you... Take a break, maybe?
I don't remember calling you names, or being aggressive. If you think I've done either then I sincerely apologise.

I've simply expressed my opinion. I disagree with you.
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From G & S:

Oh! don't the days seem lank and long

When all goes right

And nothing goes wrong

And isn't your life extremely flat

When You've nothing whatever

To grumble at

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Winnow all my folly,folly,folly and you'll find a grain of truth among the chaff

or

As we are wont to say in my local group:

"A bunch of grown men in the basement playing with toy cars"

I come to the G.O.G.S. to smile, not reflect deeply

EM
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I come to the G.O.G.S. to smile, not reflect deeply

EM
I agree. That's why, when the level of grumpiness veers toward aggression, I stop being amused.
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Hey I sort of agree with most of what Wankel said....

but whats this about Dopamine?

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people start to actively discourage other members from posting.
Codswallop. With the exception of some mods, who else does that?

I'll answer my own question. Nobody, other the aforementioned "some mods".
that seems really grumpy
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