You ARE a nice guy. (Yes I did say that. And no I am not on Drugs.)
Sometimes it seems you like to push our buttons. I am not sure you aware you do it but from our (or to be fair) from my prospective You are doing it.
Here at work today I got an email from another employee which upset me and a few other co workers who got it. So I called the employee to find out that what he wrote and what he meant were two different things. We all took this person the wrong way because of what he wrote, its funny, typed text has not voice but the way you read an email or post can put an entirely different tone or view on the message then what was intended.
With that being said there are some thing you do which I find annoying, for example the widescreen tv debate, it started off as a nice debate but quickly turned into Marks beliefs and how your answer was the only correct one. I respect your opinion but opinions are like noses everyone has one.
You may think or know in your mind that your right, and theres nothing wrong with that, you can try to better explain your position , but when you start posting the same thing again and again and again to drive home your feelings it gets to be annoying. Your posts are GOOD the first time, but get very annoying when you try to drive the point home again and again just to convert people to believe what you think is right.
Now over the past few days a lot of crap has gone on. (It always seems to happen this time of the year) We have had some members get upset at the actions of other users and write us to tell us they are leaving. We are sorry to see them go.
Please understand we do not get paid to run this site, the site is operating due to the generality of some of our members, all the money goes to paying the bandwidth bills, as you can imagine serving over 4 million hits a month can get expensive.
We run this site as we feel we can give everyone a home for some good DBS Talk, we have also had lots of luck with our Potpourri area, but unfortunately some of the topics have gotten out of hand. The problem is that for the most part none of the topics in any way violate any of our rules, most of the topics get some really good discussions, not everyone agrees, and thats a good thing in my book, of course some people act like idiots, but please remember the words of the Immortal Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as Stupid Does"
There is no need to call others names or start fights, my advice is skip to the next topic, or better yet put that user on your ignore list.
I am always asked how come I didn't edit a topic because of what some users said or did, I must be honest, I don't read every topic posted here. I do my best the moderate the areas I am the moderator for, some areas I rarely read at all.
Also please understand that if there is a message that does need to be edited and you PM or email us about it, it may take us a while to get to it, there was something that happened the other night where one user called another user a name, the user PMed me to let me know, the message was fixed a few hours later and the user who PMed me was upset I did not correct the problem immediately for him, because he saw that my name is here as being online. Please understand that just because my name (or any other staff member) is shown as being online does not necessarily mean we are indeed here. I am famous for coming here doing an admin function and then turning off my screen and going to bed, this it shows me being online, other times there are certain automated tasks being done showing me online, while again I am not really here. If you send a message to me or any staff member and you do not get an immediate reply then chances are we are busy.
We do our best to keep DBStalk.COM a fun, informative family environment. We want everyone to enjoy each and every visit to our site. We put a lot of work into it to make it one of the best boards around. We would like it to stay that way.
Again Mark, please take a step back and look at things, as you will see some things that you and others do may be meant in a good way but can easily be taken the wrong way.
You are a good guy, I hope you can just take a step back and take a look at thing and see why people may think certain things, remember when your at the bottom there is only one way to go, UP. I hope you help us into keeping DBStalk.COM a place where everyone can learn and enjoy.