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Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 May 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

Yea, I know, I expect the usual, "don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out" replies, but I'm tired of all the silliness of late too.

Don't know when I'll be back could be later tonight, tomorrow, next month, or a year or three from now. Not really sure, but I'm way beyond fed up today.

Censorship in the Blue Fez, AND now, recategorizing my hypothetical, What-If Korean War and Ultramodern Gaming posting, to Ultramodern Warfare, so I can't even see the replies.

If I can't see them, why should I even post anything around here, when the editor, on a whim, will delete, recategorize, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

For what it's worth, the anti-missile test by the USA worked today, so we're 5 for 8 on knocking them down, for a not so robust, 62.5% success/kill rate in swatting down inbound ICBMs. Better than nothing, but you're gonna need to fire 2 3 of those per inbound missile to get anywhere near a reasonable survival percentage, or expect to lose the population of a large city.

It's been fun, and I may drop by, from time to time, if I have a question I need answered, or to offer some help to others, but I will be 99%+ less active than before, not that most of you care anyway.

Still, thought a few of you might want to know.

Best of luck to those that remain.

At least my good buddy, Tango01 may continue to carry the day, and the website, Deleted by Moderator

See you around, perhaps……………

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 5:28 p.m. PST

We will miss you, Mako.

CorroPredo Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

Re think your decision, Mako. Every time a good man drops out, it empowers the snowflakes to go after another one.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

Take Care – Hope to see you back!

wrgmr130 May 2017 5:45 p.m. PST

CorroPredo +1.

Have fun on LAF!

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Sucks to lose you Mako. I really enjoyed your posts.

Tango0130 May 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

Incredible! … casually today … I asked Bill via PM to authorize you, Mako 11 to return to "Ultramodern" … what a sad news! … a big hug my good friend … I hope to reconsider and Come back when you can….

Your Argentine budy.
Ral.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 May 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

The reason Mako11 is upset is because, when his North Korean Scenarios topic became more about warfare and politics than scenarios, I moved it to the Ultramodern Warfare board where it then belonged.

He complained to me, I explained my reasoning, he then got in my face about it… and that's it.

Nick Bowler30 May 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Why do we have to bring snowflakes into the conversation. This is a board on toy soldiers.

Modern US politics has become bitter and divisive -- can we keep it out of the toy soldiers world.

attilathepun4730 May 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

I'm sorry to hear you are going. Many of your posts have been among the most valuable ones.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 May 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Snowflake has been something of a moving target, see interesting article here: link

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 8:43 p.m. PST

Mako11,

So sorry to hear. I hope it's not a long break. But please do stay in touch.

Dan

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 9:26 p.m. PST

I don't think there are any snowflakes on TMP unless the definition has been watered down so much that it is any opinion that is in the minority on any topic discussed here. If that's the case, on a site devoted to playing with toy soldiers, we need to check ourselves.

Tango0130 May 2017 10:22 p.m. PST

Locked Account …. game over!


Amicalement
Armand

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 May 2017 10:52 p.m. PST

You'll be missed. Best wishes.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 11:34 p.m. PST

Locked account? Seriously?

What the hell is going on? Geez.

Dan

fantasque31 May 2017 2:50 a.m. PST

You said it yourself Mako
"don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out"

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 4:01 a.m. PST

Nick Bowler +1 in regards to the Snowflake comment

Corro Predo -1 in regards to the Snowflake comment

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member31 May 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

"Why do we have to bring snowflakes into the conversation."

Everyone is welcome to participate in the conversation as long as they do it in a civil manner. Whether you or I agree with what they have to say, there is no excuse to exclude snowflakes form participating. I'm offended that anyone would even suggest it.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 May 2017 5:26 a.m. PST

Locked Account… game over!

Not game over, it can be reversed if the situation merits.

Legion 431 May 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

Sorry to see you out of the show Mako … Maybe have a "sit-down" with Bill online ?

jdpintex31 May 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

So does he get a refund on his Supporting Membership?

Dynaman878931 May 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

Snowflake and shaming. The two most overused words in the language at the moment.

nazrat31 May 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

This is the first positive thing I've seen happen around here for a long time.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

Hope to see you back soon.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

I just LOVE how this "SNOWFLAKE" Bleeped text is completely acceptable around here. Anyone who "thinks for himself" is a damn "SNOWFLAKE". If those, that y'all deem as SNOWFLAKES were to call y'all, the equal & opposite equivalent, it's to the DH they go. So just stop this Bleeped text. TALK ABOUT LITTLE METAL MEN, damnit. And maybe, just maybe, people won't stop dropping out. Sn**flake or a**hole. We should all be able to come here & talk about the (at the very least), ONE THING WE HAVE IN COMMON. I'll see ya in the DH. I'm sure.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 May 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

So does he get a refund on his Supporting Membership?

If he deserves one, I'm sure he'll ask for it. Offhand, I don't know if his membership was paid for or not.

28mm Fanatik31 May 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

The disputed post in question TMP link clearly belongs on the UM board. Mako11's "wargaming related" posts are often ill-disguised op-ed pieces that express his political opinion on an issue. For example, the following unsubstantiated allegation in the post regarding China vis--vis N. Korea shows a clear bias against China:

China claims not to want further progress and tensions, but at every turn they aid and defend the Norks, and have even provided them with the equipment and technology to develop ICBMs, if not the outright blueprints/schematics, and/or missiles themselves.

If he only couched his words more neutrally without provoking or leading readers there would have been no problem.

Choctaw31 May 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

I'm a member of various forums across the internet. Some I visit frequently, others not so much. I never feel the need to make an announcement that I'm taking a break though. Some of you people love drama.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

28mmFanatik: "If he only couched his words more neutrally without provoking or leading readers there would have been no problem."

Lol. It seems like everything has to be "couched" for some people these days. I miss the days when people were able to say what they thought and the rest would just chuckle, or shake their head, but all would go about with life without being feeling all provoked or led about everything.

Dan

basileus6631 May 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

Damm… A Bleeped text day is now a little bit more Bleeped text than before.

28mm Fanatik31 May 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

I miss the days when people were able to say what they thought….

Be that as it may, the UM board has become a microcosm of our deeply divided nation (by which I mean the US, not being an "arrogant American" here) and had gotten more people from both sides of the political spectrum DH-ed than perhaps any other category on TMP (hence some people call it "dawghouse bait").

UM topics often escalate into emotionally charged and heated debates, and before we know it personal attacks and insults are hurled among the most vocal advocates of the opposing viewpoints.

Yes, we shall all miss Mako (some more than others), but also the other former "usual suspects" like Rod, Stu and Legion (granted, the latter's account is not locked but nonetheless he's no longer a participant on the UM board due to his propensity for getting DH-ed for it).

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

You are right. It's easy to get seduced by a topic there, and then get caught up when it gradually escalates.

Dan

Legion 431 May 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

Legion (granted, the latter's account is not locked but nonetheless he's no longer a participant on the UM board due to his propensity for getting DH-ed for it).
Oh … it's nice to be remembered … wink

Be that as it may, the UM board has become a microcosm of our deeply divided nation
As well as the deeply divided Western world, it appears also.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 May 2017 8:14 p.m. PST

For those who were curious, this is the topic which Mako11 feels should have remained on the Ultramodern Gaming board: TMP link

Prince Alberts Revenge31 May 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

Oh well. I come onto TMP to discuss painting miniatures and rolling dice. I have worked and continue to work in areas saturated with the topics on the UM, I don't understand those that can't compartmentlize the issues between political opinions and gaming….

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 9:12 p.m. PST

miss you bunches mako

Legion 403 Jun 2017 4:13 p.m. PST

Everyone is welcome to participate in the conversation as long as they do it in a civil manner. Whether you or I agree with what they have to say,
That seems to have gone out the window …

Volleyfire08 Jun 2017 2:27 a.m. PST

Some days I think to myself TMP is becoming a reflection of Facebook in the way that some postings degenerate into folk posting inappropriate, sometimes offensive, and socially awkward content. It seems to be the way of the world where boundaries become blurred online, and there has to be someone to reign in the perpetrators and restore the normal balance. Some of the conversations recently on here would have been better off posted on Fb or elsewhere IMO.

Legion 408 Jun 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

As I have said before, I've never been anywhere of seen anything like the vitriol, hatred, anger, derision, etc., as much as I've seen on TMP and sometimes on FB(don't go to FB save for a couple of pages).

It's like the entire net(world?) is all about being mean spirited, attacking others because they think, act. or are differently than you do, etc. So that is a blank check to go "postal", mean, insulting, rude, etc. ? It shouldn't be if we are supposed adults, I'd think.

Who really cares what others think or feel about a certain topic ? If you disagree with some or dislike them because you don't like them personally, etc., etc. … So what ? Do you think your opinion really makes a difference to any one or effects anything in the real world ? I'm pretty sure it doesn't …

Realizing, many time things don't necessarily come out as it would if you were taking face to face, etc. Words, etc. comments, etc. get twisted to fit existing biases, narratives, etc. Taken out of context, read into, etc. Part of this IMO is all about the PC, etc., nature of many and how that has evolved. And the thin skin many have. But no one should be surprised it they throw stones. They won't be thrown back and more.

But even with that … there is reason to have such hatred, etc., to others because they in some way think or are different than you ? Is not that the basis for much of the PC, we are the world, etc., concept/paradigm. Even if I'm not a total adherent to that type of thinking.

What's that popular Katy Parry song, Haters are going to hate … ? [Not really a follower of her work, but have heard that said often in media.]

We All need to look in the mirror. And maybe just to agree to disagree and move on.

Legion 409 Jun 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Didn't get to read your post Rakkasan … sorry … But count it as a "no vote" … evil grin

Note: This is a joke, and only a joke, light hearted banter, i.e. not to be taken 100% seriously … laugh

28mm Fanatik12 Jun 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

"Cyberbullying" is easy to get into because of the anonymity. People are much less concerned in offending you when they're behind a keyboard than in your face for obvious reasons.

Legion 412 Jun 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

I have said something like that frequently. And it seems to be proven correct as often on TMP. And places like FB as well.

Just wait a bit … it will happen again here sooner than later.

And as I have said, for some, including myself … take swing and I won't turn the other cheek … huh?

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

I'm banned from the UM Discussion forum. The best thing that ever happened to me. Thank you, Bill.

Wolfhag

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Jun 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Legion 416 Jun 2017 5:27 a.m. PST

I have to "grudgingly" admit the same with my UM exile … However my "fans" still manage to find me to take some pot "shots", etc. … evil grin wink

I will also admit, with thanks to Bill some of my "fans" have been removed and put in the archives … evil grin

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

You're celebrating getting people banned, Legion? Have I got that right?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Jun 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

I think it's acceptable to celebrate when bullies get banned, Hafen.

Legion 416 Jun 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

I'm not celebrating anything … But I don't have to be frequently attacked by those that think differently than I do. I'd think that would be obvious … yes ?

And I personally have reported few of those from the number that have attacked me. Some of which were trolls from elsewhere, clearly. Bill clearly saw it as the personal attacks that they were. He has always been the deciding factor of that, regardless.

And as I have frequently said, if someone throws stones at me … I'll throw them back and sometimes more.

If smacked … I won't turn the other cheek. That concept has long been out of my responses to those that want to not have a civil conversation, etc. And go right to personal attacks regardless of what I post, regardless of what it is. If you don't see that … well that is on you, I guess.

"Just because I'm paranoid … Does Not mean some are not out to get me." I think that is way the light banter goes …

And I just saw your reply Bill … again thank you. As you "get it" … thumbs up Some appear to not and never will …

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 7:14 a.m. PST

Is anyone who questions, or disagrees with, Legion 4 a "bully" by definition,then?

If so,better add it to the list of prohibited activities,so we'll all know.

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