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28mm Fanatik Inactive Member19 May 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

While I'm aware that Bill as editor would have a much better feel on the pulse of TMP than just about anyone, but did I just miss something?

mad monkey 119 May 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

No, you didn't. Unless you like lot's of DRAMA-ILAMA! I should trademark that.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Yeah. You missed the Might of the Long Knives.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

"Snobbish British and Arrogant Yanks" that sounds like an awesome title for a book about conjoined twins with different citizenships!

Dan
PS. Or the name of my own personal republic, if I ever become ruler of some nation populated mostly by people of those two groups. :)

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

Sounds like the perfect title for a set of AWI rules, so at least something good has come out of the ongoing car crash that continues to unfold below :)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

David, that works great too! Or even for the War of 1812 (AWI Part Deux).

Dan

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

Personally I think it's the next Kickstarter RPG Title….

"Dropped in the heart of Manhattan – you have but one goal : a proper cup of tea. But where in this sea of arrogant Yanks will you find such a thing?"

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

Actually, New Yorkers are a rather decent bunch, by and large & most helpful too. There are several decent tea joynte's in all five boroughs, except maybe Staten island…😉

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

I can't seem to find the cartoon (or was it a movie?) with a two-headed giant fighting itself.

I guess this will just have to do for now.

Dan
PS. Or it might have been a two-headed cyclops, which would make more sense. Together we have one good pair of eyes, but they're always out of sync. :)

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Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

Most gamers I've met are really great people….personal hygiene aside!

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Would rather be drinking gin in London – hell anywhere – then tea in NY or anywhere. Course it's a matter of beverage choice. Locale is never an issue…

Whiskey will do too, as will rum, scotch, bourbon or saki.Cheers! Slainte! It's always 5 PM somewhere… :)

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 May 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

While I'm aware that Bill as editor would have a much better feel on the pulse of TMP than just about anyone, but did I just miss something?

More accurately, "a few snobby Brits, and accusations about arrogant Yanks by someone who then ran away…"

It's good for the hobby to have these frank discussions once in a while. grin

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

This can be used to end the thread – but one must be quite careful in using it:

https://youtu.be/xOrgLj9lOwk

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Is it good for the hobby to purge almost everyone who disagrees with you?

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Good one Dadster!

Who asked this joker19 May 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

Is it good for the hobby to purge almost everyone who disagrees with you?

Is it my turn to get the pitchforks and torches?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 May 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

Is it good for the hobby to purge almost everyone who disagrees with you?

I don't mind if someone disagrees with me.

People who discourage others from advertising or becoming Supporting Members do not deserve to be part of the community. It would be financial folly to allow them to remain on the forums.

Sock puppets need to be purged. In many cases, it is the same half-dozen people over and over, making their snarky remarks or pretending to offer advice. Their accounts get locked, they sneak back in, they get locked again… that's the cycle.

People who cannot participate in a forum discussion without making attacks on their fellow gamers need to be removed, if they cannot control themselves. As I have said before, I am raising the standard. I don't mind if TMP has fewer members, if we can leave the mean and snarky ones behind, the ones who add so much negativity to the site.

Bangorstu19 May 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

Bill, if people who attack fellow gamers need to be removed then your current behaviour suggests a period of silence on your part.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 May 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

Bill, if people who attack fellow gamers need to be removed then your current behaviour suggests a period of silence on your part.

Why don't you discuss specifics with me in private, Bangorstu? Your viewpoint is always sanguinary.

Bangorstu19 May 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Merely holding you to the standards you publically set.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 May 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

Holding my feet to the fire? grin

28mm Fanatik Inactive Member19 May 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

I see. Sock puppets who discourage others from advertising or becoming supporting members, Brit or American, have no place in this forum. Got it.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 10:47 p.m. PST

Save us, Popeye!!

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member20 May 2017 5:39 a.m. PST

More accurately, "a few snobby Brits, and accusations about arrogant Yanks by someone who then ran away…"

Does refusing to give satisfactory examples of an astonishing assertion count as running away?

It's good for the hobby to have these frank discussions once in a while.

And I was beginning to doubt that Bill has a sense of humour!

Volleyfire20 May 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

Editor voluerit addere paulo gravitas ad forum. Mediis soccus automata vade in domum tuam.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member20 May 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

Timor est multo deterius mediis soccus automata

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

i potius ludere cum paulo hominum

Dan

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member20 May 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

Immo – praesertim in 28mm

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Almost wish I'd studied Latin – almost.

Too lazy to use Google translate…

Personal logo Chuckaroobob Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

Let's talk about Lite Beer. Who needs one?

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member20 May 2017 10:10 a.m. PST

Too lazy to use Google translate…

You've rumbled me….

awalesII20 May 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

… or a game of Operation Market Garden where the players play the Germans and the game mechanics automate the Wallies.

Old Wolfman20 May 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

Looks like a clip from "Popeye Meets Sinbad".

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 May 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Does refusing to give satisfactory examples of an astonishing assertion count as running away?

What about avoiding the question while refusing to acknowledge the evidence?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Lol. I forgot most of my Latin, so I just googled "I prefer to play with little men".

Dan

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

"…refusing to acknowledge the evidence?"

The evidence that has been presented is thin, to say the least, which is why a great many people are having a hard time believing you when you assert that it isn't an issue and when others on both sides of the pond are telling you it isn't)

Khusrau20 May 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

Getting popcorn… ever larger buckets… :-)

28mm Fanatik Inactive Member20 May 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

The Editor has made his ruling. All objections have been duly noted. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member21 May 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

What about avoiding the question while refusing to acknowledge the evidence?

Be happy to answer that question when I see the evidence.

All objections have been duly noted.

And ignored or treated with disdain.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 May 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

The evidence that has been presented is thin, to say the least, which is why a great many people are having a hard time believing you when you assert that it isn't an issue and when others on both sides of the pond are telling you it isn't)

Nobody is forced to believe me. Judge for yourselves.

And ignored or treated with disdain.

I know what I have seen. I stand by what I have said. If my opinion offends you, I am sorry.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

"Judge for yourselves"

I think the membership has made their judgement quite clear.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member21 May 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

I stand by what I have said. If my opinion offends you, I am sorry

Is that an apology? My work here is done.

PJ ONeill21 May 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

Whatever I thought about the editor's propensity to troll, pales compared to my amazement that he made it look like the comments on this thread were not heavily deleted.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member21 May 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

Sometimes the sensible thing is not to ask the question in the first place, because it achieves nothing but stirring up trouble for the sake of it.

Sadly the people who should show the most restraint are often the ones who show the least…

Dwindling Gravitas21 May 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

The Editor:

What about avoiding the question while refusing to acknowledge the evidence?

Hmmm … What? Like in this thread? … TMP link

Mikasa21 May 2017 4:18 p.m. PST

I'm a snobby Brit and many Americans are arrogant, I think it's refreshing that we know ourselves and each other

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 May 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

Hmmm … What? Like in this thread?

I don't understand your point, sorry.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 May 2017 4:27 p.m. PST

Whatever I thought about the editor's propensity to troll, pales compared to my amazement that he made it look like the comments on this thread were not heavily deleted.

Deleted posts are automatically removed periodically by the server. No human hands were involved. grin

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 May 2017 4:28 p.m. PST

I think the membership has made their judgement quite clear.

Are you being "snobby"? evil grin

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 7:07 p.m. PST

Why would you think that? Honest question, I'm curious

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