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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/21 17:20:03 (permalink)
PapaJoe8

Chef, try my "posts since last vistit" deal. When you don't have much time you can scroll right past things that you don't want to read about right now. I also get busy and don't post much sometimes. Oh, I have called you "Chef" since the first time I met you maybe 5 years ago. Hope it's OK.
Joe

  Of course it is fine to call me "Chef" as it is what I do! I haven't been cooking too much lately pending my move back to AZ.
  I still visit this site whenever I am online but don't have too much time to participate in many discussions.
  I still like most of the people I have contacted through this site but, as in every lemon box, there are one or two lemons in the box that are moldy and slimy. Ruins the whole box if you don't get them out. The moderators have done a good job of deleting posts that are offensive (including some of mine.)
 
  JMHO
 
  David O.
 
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/21 18:00:00 (permalink)
Chef, your input, for the last 5 years, is always a welcome sight to me!
 
If yall just do "posts since last visit" you can glide right past whole sections and... threads, or posters, that you have no interest in. Problems solved.
 
Now... what can we do to make new posters feel more welcome here?
joe
post edited by PapaJoe8 - 2010/10/21 18:05:04
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/21 20:01:04 (permalink)
One thing that should be noted: whenever this subject comes up, it gets more posts, faster, than any food thread.
 
People still care. And that matters.
 
 
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 10:38:19 (permalink)
I have learned on this site, there is a fine line between constructive criticism and being perceived as being cruel. The passion of the people on this site over flows in every post, the personalities are full of vim and vigor, proud of their pictures, suggestions, reports, recommendations and advice. I think it takes time to know and understand a person on how he/she comes across on their posts. The real person should shine through after time, the good or bad of a person will show up. When I look at the list of names on the bottom of the page, I see a list people across America with the knowledge, pride, compassion and eagerness to help any one coming into this site with a question. I think we all need to have a thicker skin when asking a question on any forum. Take time to get to know people, when you start digging, you will find a lot of heart and a wonderful helpful people. I have posted on the forum for almost 2 years, I have had a few ( a lot, 100's) of my posts deleted and in most cases it was because of my passion, type A, pain in the a-s personality. I plan on not being so critical of any post in the future, it's not the place and it shows up as being a bully and being cruel. If the poster could hear a voice, or a tone in a persons voice, they would realize the answer wasn't posted to be cruel. I have gone back and deleted a few of my recent posts as to not be perceived as posting in a cruel manner. I enjoy this forum, the passion of the members, their passion for food has regenerated my passion for a career I have been successful in for over 30 years..............Thanks to all..................BillyB
post edited by BillyB - 2010/10/22 14:51:01
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 10:38:27 (permalink)
Sorry I wasn't around to catch up to the giggles on the Puttenham reference.  Mister Hoffman did you write that?  That's very nice.
 
I have a few thoughts, mostly brief, of very little importance.
 
Personally I don't think of chewingthefat as a restaurant owner.  I don't think he spends that much time touting his wares, but then I don't read the forums as deeply as I think some of you do.  I think his comments are usually very well placed.  Listen, a lot of us are involved on some level with restaurants as our business, and I don't think that this should be used as a place for them to avoid paying for advertising, but I don't think those people should get unfairly muzzled from talking about a subject they obviously know a great deal about either. 
 
I thought about quitting RF a couple years back myself, and my participation waxes and wanes, but once you remember that like anything in life there's wheat and there's chaff, and if you're a grownup you can evaluate and take the parts you like, then the annoying stuff annoys me less.  As I frequently state, this is a site populated by a lot of older men.  Like older men in all arenas of life they tend to silverback each other a lot and there you have it.  Most of the tsuris that happens around here is a byproduct of that.  No, it's not always fair and sometimes people truly get their feelings hurt, but it's tough to remember to take the playground ethos with you in the remaining seven or eight decades of life.
 
I would not want to be a moderator of this site for all the tea in China.  It has to be a really thankless job, and I've greatly appreciated a number of their interventions, particularly Tony's.  That being said, there are times they miss the mark.  We don't have a Big Gay Ice Cream Truck thread anymore--well, it's locked.  I really posted it because it was an interesting food story--the gay thing was just icing on the cake for me--but because not everybody could behave appropriately in the body of the thread, the thread ended up being shut down instead of just the offensive parts excised.  And now those guys are on the morning shows and Rachael Ray, and we were talking about it last summer for chrissake.  I didn't make a stink about it because I don't care that much and because I try really hard not to be That Homo.  But it's a good illustration of how because people don't always Act Right and the moderators' horrible job is to try and police it, a small something that was good about these boards became something useless.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 10:57:39 (permalink)
Nancy, "silverback"... neat way to put it! Now I must google up your Ice Cream thread. I have had a few threads locked or even deleted? Can't remember witch?. One was just a fun thing about the "last word on a thread" and one was about Chef Boyarde products. I AM sure nothing I said got them closed so no biggie.
Joe
Edit; Shoot, all I could find w/ a google was a mention of the ice cream thread here.
post edited by PapaJoe8 - 2010/10/22 11:12:34
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 13:21:12 (permalink)
Nancypalooza

Sorry I wasn't around to catch up to the giggles on the Puttenham reference.  Mister Hoffman did you write that?

Of course.

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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 14:19:17 (permalink)
As BillyB pointed out, a lot of the misunderstandings and accusations probably come directly from the mode of communication. Tone, inflection, etc. cannot be conveyed properly. I can't count how many arguments my wife and I have gotten into due to an e-mail that was taken as more harsh than it was intended, or as a joke that was misinterpreted.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 14:31:18 (permalink)
I can't count how many arguments I have gotten into w/ a lady because of the tone of my voice... and not what I said. Works both ways I guess. The difference between an argument and a discussion is that someone raises their voice in one. Hmm, that can't happen here! Sooo everything must be a discussion at Roadfood. :~))
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 15:23:23 (permalink)
Wintem01

As BillyB pointed out, a lot of the misunderstandings and accusations probably come directly from the mode of communication. Tone, inflection, etc. cannot be conveyed properly. I can't count how many arguments my wife and I have gotten into due to an e-mail that was taken as more harsh than it was intended, or as a joke that was misinterpreted.

Hey Brett, just tell her it was a joke.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 15:26:55 (permalink)
I'd guess it's because there are so many competing sites for our time. For instance, I've spent a lot of time playing fantasy sports lately, so being on those Web sites is time I used to spend on Roadfood. Also, I bought a new Mustang, so I've been on Mustang online forums to discuss my new car with other Mustang owners. Then there's Facebook, of course. The competition is a lot more intense than when I joined Roadfood in 2003, and I can only spend so much time online at work, so sometimes Roadfood is less of a priority.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 16:39:43 (permalink)
I enjoy seeing pictures of the creations by chewingthefat, and since he is hundreds of miles from me, I do not see those posts as advertising.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 17:49:09 (permalink)
Roadfood is just like going to a big family picnic.  Some annoy, some insult, some bring pictures of their kids, some are know-it-alls, some monopolize all the discussions and some are loved by everyone.
 
It's what makes up a family.
 
Without it life would be boring because we'd have no one to talk about.  
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 18:04:22 (permalink)
I'm related to Hoffman? Wait a minute.
Must be by marriage.....
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 18:31:51 (permalink)
I thought you were his half-step-neighbor-in-law.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 20:29:28 (permalink)
Was it my imagination, or did I see my name mentioned a couple of pages back?
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 21:21:23 (permalink)
it's been mentioned a few times. 
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 21:34:30 (permalink)
Carolina Bob

Was it my imagination, or did I see my name mentioned a couple of pages back?

Who are you?
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 21:46:21 (permalink)
Carolina Bob

Was it my imagination, or did I see my name mentioned a couple of pages back?


I doubt it.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 21:52:02 (permalink)
Carolina Bob

Was it my imagination, or did I see my name mentioned a couple of pages back?

 
If you are posting here, I QUIT!
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 22:00:50 (permalink)
Carolina Bob in the hizzouse!
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 22:06:06 (permalink)
Carolina Bob

Was it my imagination, or did I see my name mentioned a couple of pages back?

 
Welcome back! You've been missed.
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 22:47:23 (permalink)
So glad to see you back, Unkie Bobbo!!!!!!
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/22 23:39:17 (permalink)
ChrisOC

I enjoy seeing pictures of the creations by chewingthefat, and since he is hundreds of miles from me, I do not see those posts as advertising.

 
New Jersey and Maryland are hundreds of miles apart???
 
I thought everybody on the East Coast was about 10 minutes away from each other.
 
Brad
post edited by Brad_Olson - 2010/10/22 23:40:46
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/23 00:03:00 (permalink)
Carolina Bob

Was it my imagination, or did I see my name mentioned a couple of pages back?

Hello, Bob!
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/23 00:49:57 (permalink)
Howdy Bob,
 
Well, I wanted to do this in private but you're blocking PMs so I guess I'll tell you here--I've lost your number and can't find it on my cellphone records.  So, if you could please PM me the number and I'll call you, or else you can call me direct on the Roadhouse line.
 
Either way, talk to you soon.
 
Buddy
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/23 06:51:23 (permalink)
I went to work in Atlanta, a city with some great restaurants that are not open when I get off work at 11 PM. 
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/23 10:53:24 (permalink)
Brad_Olson

New Jersey and Maryland are hundreds of miles apart???

I thought everybody on the East Coast was about 10 minutes away from each other.

Brad


Ocean City to Emmitsburg 208 miles by google
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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/23 19:42:37 (permalink)

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Re:Where Did Everyone Go? 2010/10/23 20:11:00 (permalink)
Speaking for myself only, mine is not that big, nor that hairy, nor would I pose for you to take such a picture of it......but thats just me
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