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OrdinaryFool
06-17-2001, 12:52 PM
I realize I have caused a lot of grief for the mods, as well as various members, lately regarding my feelings about religion on the Thrillride messageboards, in particular the "General Talk" forum.
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<BR>The Lord has layed it upon my heart that I should have walked away from the issue, and not made such a fuss over the whole thing. I am not backing away from what I believe, but I should have not pursued it the way I did.
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<BR>My sincere apologies to all who were affected by the mess.

Anaconda
06-17-2001, 01:05 PM
Thanks for your apologies. I too would like to apologize for taking part in flame wars and would like to apologize to anyone I've offended.

slipknot8527
06-17-2001, 01:10 PM
Although I don't apologize for my beliefs, I really believe those topics are a prime example why religion does NOT BELONG IN FORUMS! It only causes flame wars. Please consider others...

Metalhead 777
06-17-2001, 01:26 PM
Sorry, I probably should have known that my "who here's a Christian" thread would have started a bunch of flame wars.

Tom Zeliff
06-17-2001, 01:44 PM
I'm quite impressed! Thank you all for apologizing and stopping the arguing. While the staff and I haven't decided what to do about religious topics it helps us out a great deal if the members can avoid letting them get out of hand.
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<BR>-Tom

Matt M
06-17-2001, 02:58 PM
<BR> While im at it, anyone who hasn't seen my other apology, i'm sry for being an @$$ and making the <!-- BBcode auto-mailto start --><a href="mailto:dumb@$$">dumb@$$</a><!-- BBCode auto-mailto end --> comment, "Theirs yet another reason why CP is better than MM, its rides are safer". I was tired at the time cause i just came home from a party.

Nosk8er
06-17-2001, 03:20 PM
i have to say that there are not too many other forums that have people that apologize for anything that they say....
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<BR>and im proud to be a part of one....

Kraken
06-17-2001, 08:29 PM
I am

Metalhead 777
06-18-2001, 12:50 PM
I would also like to apologize to Halation for calling him Inhalation and jumping to conclusions about every thing he's said.

Andy Rathe
06-18-2001, 12:59 PM
I'm impressed too! So impressed, I've now joined Tom in falling over in wonderment!

dingo65
06-18-2001, 01:14 PM
You were never a jerk OrdinaryFool! Any way thanx! <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

Metalhead 777
06-18-2001, 01:42 PM
Now lets all be happy, get along, and ACCEPT EACH OTHER!!!!!

Flix
06-18-2001, 02:36 PM
a jerk who apologizes? <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif">
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<BR>fool, my, you are foolish, you were just stating your ideas, what you believe...i repect you, and i am glad i can read someone with open minds in this forum - before the mods lock them <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">
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Tom Zeliff
06-18-2001, 04:35 PM
I feel that this is important and that others need to read this and add to it so BUMP!
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<BR>-Tom

Metalhead 777
06-18-2001, 05:16 PM
Flix, I am not and never will apologize for stating my beliefs and/or beleving what I beleve. I am apologizing for the way I handled myself in those topics.

alpengeistlover
06-18-2001, 06:28 PM
Well said <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">

Jim Payne
06-18-2001, 08:38 PM
Gettin' kinda mushie in here...
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<BR>(Wipes fog from monitor screen).
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<BR>Just bumpin'

CPFan
06-18-2001, 08:43 PM
Even tho I haven't had a lot of posts yet, I have said a couple of bad things about SFMM and would like to apoligize. I was just mad they stole the title at the time, but now I don't really care who has the title. I kinda like SFMM now, at least more than I used to.
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Jim Payne
06-18-2001, 08:53 PM
Don't feel bad. Everyone says bad things about SFMM. Even I do and it's my home park. WHile in Wisconsin you have to get to the Dells and Ride the coasters at Big Chief if you haven't yet.

Medusa1861
06-18-2001, 08:56 PM
Really, I don't see whats so wrong. For setting up topics? people don't have to go there if they don't want to or read stuff when it gets into religion.

CPFan
06-18-2001, 08:58 PM
I rode those, and they are pretty good, but the only problem is I live in Racine. Thats about 2 hours from the dells, and Usually after a day of water slides at Noahs Ark, nobody else in my family wants to go on coasters and go carts besides me. Can't wait until I can drive.

Jim Payne
06-18-2001, 09:00 PM
Good point. Play Ditch!!!

swOHman
06-18-2001, 10:25 PM
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<BR>I'm quite impressed! Thank you all for apologizing and stopping the arguing. While the staff and I haven't decided what to do about religious topics it helps us out a great deal if the members can avoid letting them get out of hand.
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<BR>Possibly under the general talk area you could create a special "religious topics" board. While religious topics do seem to lead to flame wars many times, they can also lead to good discussion and some understanding of each other. Of course this is mainly a coaster forum, and the general talk is just extra, so maybe a religion board may be a little much. Just a suggestion.

Tom Zeliff
06-19-2001, 12:21 PM
(bump)
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Cobra
06-19-2001, 01:04 PM
I don't really see why anyone is apologizing. There have not really been very many cases of extreme insulting from one member to another. I believe it is a good thing when people express their beliefs, even if they contradict the beliefs of others. Anyone who doesn't want to look at those beliefs shouldn't open the thread (after all, religious topics are very easy to point out because of their subjects, such as "who here is a christian"). I think the discussion of such serious topics make us all (or most of us) more mature. But if they go against the rules of the board, there are other places to discuss them. Whatever. I'm sorry if I offended anyone in those discussions, which I doubt I did because I didn't say much.

OrdinaryFool
06-19-2001, 01:26 PM
I asked the mods, and also Alex himself, to remove me as a member of Thrillride, and since that has not happened yet, I thought I would say a few things. Yes, I am still lurking around the boards and trying to be a good poster, so I am mainly just reading what people are saying. I have seen several "interesting" threads. And I have read several comments in this particular thread itself where people seem to be indicating they don't know why anyone is apologizing. Let me add my thoughts.
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<BR>I agree. From the very beginning when I started making an issue of those religion threads being locked, my whole contention was that there was NOT any flaming taking place. But none of the mods explained to me why they were closed, except to say that they were turning into flame wars. But they couldn't tell me precisely HOW they were flame wars, because those involved in the discussions (myself included) were carrying on what I saw as a civil debate. We weren't calling each other names. Just offering our opposing viewpoints. I thought that was what debates were all about. (??) So I pressed the issue, and still got no real answer.
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<BR>After a while, I felt I was not pleasing the Lord by carrying on with such a search for some answers. He laid it upon my heart to drop it, and reminded me that I should not have gotten as involved in such debates as I did.
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<BR>The reason I apologized is NOT because I had been expressing what I believed. I apologized because I saw the tension it was creating and I did not feel right being a contributor to such tension. I was adding fuel to a fire that I should have just walked away from.
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Sir Willow
06-19-2001, 01:52 PM
Saw this while I was visiting away from home, and had to jump (looks over shoulder for librarian telling him to log off)
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<BR>Guys- you're making me cry! After seeing all the tension that had risen over the last week or two, this is so good to see mending taking place.
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<BR>OrdinaryFool, I'm very happy to see that you're still around. I still say that you shouldn't leave- or anyone else for that matter.
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<BR>Acck, 2 minutes left, so I'll wrap this up quick- If at any point I've offended anyone myself, please accept my sincerest apologies. And I'm excited that hopefully with this we can get back to the common ground that all of us different people have- a love of coasters- and from there go on to learn about and respect our other differences.
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arlok2
06-23-2001, 08:54 PM
sniff sniff. look how we all can get along. i would just liket to mention that none of us have lives and i am sorry too for thinking that cp fans are obnoxous jerks.

DrachenFire96
06-24-2001, 05:08 AM
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<BR>On 2001-06-23 20:54, arlok2 wrote:
<BR>sniff sniff. look how we all can get along. i would just liket to mention that none of us have lives and i am sorry too for thinking that cp fans are obnoxous jerks.
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<BR>Now for all of us to get along, all ya need to do arlok2 is stop the attacks on Tyler <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif"> Just kidding, I find them entertaining <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">

NITOR
06-24-2001, 08:49 AM
Somebody give me a hug. Lets all sit in front of a fireplace and sing Christmas songs. I too apologize for whatever I did.

arlok2
06-24-2001, 08:34 PM
nitor. we are all thankful that you learned how to spell. Because Nitro Rules Like a Bizcut.

Ben Keller
06-24-2001, 08:40 PM
Sorry I said Nitro sucks as a ride.

DrachenFire96
06-24-2001, 11:58 PM
Ah while everyone else is doing it I guess I will say I'm sorry too. I am sure I offended or ticked off someone out there.
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<BR>Now with that done, I guess its time to start all over again till the next apology session <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif">
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