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Old 02-02-2008, 09:26 AM   #21
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1. What nonprurient parts of yourself don’t you show in FYM?

I don't usually show much personal vulnerability here and I
try not to show impatience. I'm blunter in real life. I
have more triggers than I show here. And I think I show
more logic than imagination. I'm usually honest, but
I'm not particularly open here, although I've opened
up some.

2. How do you think most of the people on the forum would
describe you? Are they right?

Self and other ways reflective, funny sometimes, balanced,
patient, nonreactive and often sitting on the fence.
(Except as a customer of the Critical Analysis thread,
although Unico got a well-deserved tip there)

Right and wrong. I'm usually externally patient, while internally
impatient. (I'm working on more internal patience). I
have more triggers. I have a reputation at work as not
somebody to mess with, so I have the luxury of external
patience. For discussion purposes, I like to see both sides
of an issue, but I usually know what side of the fence I am
on.

3. Whom do you think most like in FYM? (not necessarily in
conclusion, but in approach)

maycocksean mostly, on occasion Irvine. And I have wonderful
rapports with AngelaHarlem and Mrs. S., who bring out
another side of me. Sometimes a little like Wanderer
(although I have less tools)

4. Who is the alpha on the forum? Why?

I'd say Melon, due to the response of the other posters
in the forum. I think more deference is shown to him.
A case could be made for yolland and Irvine. But I think
Melon has almost a palpable presence here. You know
when he's here. I think Wanderer has the potential to
challenge, but is not inclined to. (I guess being that he
already figures he's the Alpha.)

5. Do you have a tendency to defer to the alpha, challenge the
alpha or stay away?

I might nip sometimes, but usually I stay far out of reach,
growling. A challenger in my heart, but wiser in my head.

6. Are you more inclined to post to change minds or explore
differences?

I can't really think of too many posts I've made here
with the purpose of changing anybody's mind.

7. What do you bring to the forum?

I give good summary and I ask different questions.
I like to draw out people.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:01 PM   #22
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1. What nonprurient parts of yourself don’t you show in FYM?

I try to be very unique, to an extreme so that people either accept me or reject me based on that uniqueness. It is a defense mechanism of sorts, because I can always say they are not open minded to the chatacter I portray on the stage verses, me.

2. How do you think most of the people on the forum would
describe you? Are they right?

I think people would describe me as someone who enjoys the debate. It does not matter what side he is arguing, he sees multiple sides to it and is willing to engage in the debate. Sadly, this leads to an impression that I do not have convictions, which is far from the truth. I just do not see FYM as being a place where I have to stick to them, I learn more in here taking other positions than I do arguing the ones I believe in.

3. Whom do you think most like in FYM? (not necessarily in
conclusion, but in approach)

I have enjoyed sitting back and watching some of the younger crowd in recent months. Melon has always inspired me. BVS has also made an impact on me. I miss NBCrusader tremendously. Yolland is another who has always been on top of my list. Currently, I like watching U2Democrat.

4. Who is the alpha on the forum? Why?

I would say there are times when we have all had our moments. Sometimes I think it depends on the topic.

5. Do you have a tendency to defer to the alpha, challenge the
alpha or stay away?

I have but heads with almost everyone at one time or another.

6. Are you more inclined to post to change minds or explore
differences?

Explore differences.

7. What do you bring to the forum?

I think I am one of the more conservative people in the forum at times. I would say this is a voice that is at times missing in here.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:51 AM   #23
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1. What nonprurient parts of yourself don’t you show in FYM?

Have no idea what that means....

2. How do you think most of the people on the forum would
describe you? Are they right?


I think most people would describe me as naive and a pain in the ass troublemaker and all-around shit-stirrer....NOTHING could be further than the truth. I speak my mind and I speak the truth as I see it. If that offends some people then I'm sorry but that's the nature of free debate.

3. Whom do you think most like in FYM? (not necessarily in
conclusion, but in approach)

There are a few posters whom I frequently engage in debate and I thorougly enjoy it.....BVS for one. I also like A_W because his posts are always logical and thought provoking...AND he's an Aussie! (oi, oi, oi).
I also like EVERYONE who has ever posted in the "Big Hug Thread" since the day I started it over two years ago.


4. Who is the alpha on the forum? Why?
There are many prominent posters on this forum but in this case I would have to say BVS. He is very passionate about his opinions (as am I) and always has facts to back him up.

5. Do you have a tendency to defer to the alpha, challenge the
alpha or stay away?

That's a very difficult question, however I WILL say that I never back away from a heated discussion unless it gets out of hand and the name calling starts.

6. Are you more inclined to post to change minds or explore
differences?

I would say to explore differences. I would never try to force my opinions on anyone else. They are my opinions and if someone agrees with me that's great - if not, then we debate.

7. What do you bring to the forum?
Honesty, friendship, integrity, emotion....and mostly RESPECT.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:38 PM   #24
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Re: FYM survey

1. What nonprurient parts of yourself don’t you show in FYM?

There's a lot, mainly because I don't see the internet as a medium to reveal oneself.

2. How do you think most of the people on the forum would describe you? Are they right?

I'm not sure, but the reactions I've seen before have generally been a combination of being aloof and/or intimidating. Those who have met me, though, learn that neither is particularly true.

3. Whom do you think most like in FYM? (not necessarily in conclusion, but in approach)

I tend to march to my own drummer, but I took some early inspiration from STING2/Strongbow, in terms of being able to be detached and stick on topic.

4. Who is the alpha on the forum? Why?

I don't consider anyone to be, but I understand that I have this way of dominating, if I choose to do so.

5. Do you have a tendency to defer to the alpha, challenge the alpha or stay away?

I'm not afraid to challenge anyone here, if need be.

6. Are you more inclined to post to change minds or explore differences?

It depends on my mood and the subject.

7. What do you bring to the forum?

The long lost art of liberal modernist zeal.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:42 PM   #25
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Originally posted by yolland
melon, I think, is very good at starting discussions when he gets the time
Yes, it always comes down to time for me. But I never really ever consider myself "absent," though, because I lurk here several times a day. I just consider it inappropriate for me to post here while I'm at work.
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:21 AM   #26
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Originally posted by melon


Yes, it always comes down to time for me. But I never really ever consider myself "absent," though, because I lurk here several times a day. I just consider it inappropriate for me to post here while I'm at work.
It's the same with me.
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