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#368415 - 03/01/12 02:21 PM Shoutbox Has Been Retired
Amie Offline

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Registered: 02/06/02
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Just a quick note to tell you that the shoutbox has officially been retired. We’ve had complaints over the years due to comments in the shoutbox being offensive (whether intended as such or not, the disappearing-post-format makes it impossible to keep context alive for long). Please resume regularly scheduled bantering in the Water Cooler, and please remember your manners.
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#368421 - 03/01/12 03:11 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: Amie]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Is there going to be, like, some kind of a retirement party or something? grin
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#368422 - 03/01/12 03:12 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: Amie]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Complaints? I tell you, there's a lot of people in this world that really need a hobby.

I didn't use the shout box very often, but virtually every time I read a comment in it, it made me laugh.

I think the forum would be a better place with the shout box, and without the whiners....
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#368424 - 03/01/12 03:17 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: Amie]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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I think it's important to remember that this IS a commercial site designed to help potential customers buy their speakers. Although I personally was never offended, there have been times when I thought "This doesn't make a very good impression" to some first-time visitors. What's funny to one person can be offensive to another, and everyone is entitled to their personal feelings.

Kumbayah and all that.

Really, if JP weren't so obnoxious, we wouldn't be in this predicament.
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#368426 - 03/01/12 03:25 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: Amie]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6422
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
What are you talking about?!

They call me the welcoming committee! Here, take a look:


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#368428 - 03/01/12 03:31 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I think it's important to remember that this IS a commercial site designed to help potential customers buy their speakers. Although I personally was never offended, there have been times when I thought "This doesn't make a very good impression" to some first-time visitors. What's funny to one person can be offensive to another, and everyone is entitled to their personal feelings.


I respect Axioms decision, bud. It's the complaints that ultimately drove them to this decision that bother me.

The same applies to Bob's post a while back that had a homosexual slant to it. If it was of a heterosexual vein, I doubt anyone would have said anything.

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Kumbayah and all that.


Isn't that a type of kayak?

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Really, if JP weren't so obnoxious, we wouldn't be in this predicament.


It's always J.P. And I'm glad you said it, because if I did, Peter would be on me wink.
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#368429 - 03/01/12 03:35 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: Amie]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6009
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I guess speech is only free until they start charging for it.

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#368430 - 03/01/12 03:38 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Originally Posted By: Powertothepeople
And I'm glad you said it, because if I did, Peter would be on me wink.

I don't find you that attractive, Cam.
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#368431 - 03/01/12 03:41 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: Amie]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Cam, wrap yourself in bacon and he'll change his mind.
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#368433 - 03/01/12 03:45 PM Re: Shoutbox Has Been Retired [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Cam, wrap yourself in bacon and he'll change his mind.


I'll do it if you take the picture and I get to eat some of the bacon.
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