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Offline drwfishesman

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Re: Introduce yourself here!
« Reply #5985 on: January 04, 2017, 08:04:46 AM »
I don't think I've seen anyone call someone a X-tard (where X can be replaced by many prefixes). There's always going to be some eye rolling and a few who overreact or use snark but nothing here has made me want to smash my head against the monitor. That's an actual feeling I get when I read in most other forums.

Libtard is frequently used in the forum satirically to make fun of people who use the term libtard.
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Re: Introduce yourself here!
« Reply #5986 on: January 04, 2017, 09:59:48 AM »
... I've seen a lot of threads where there have been people in strong opposition to each other. Usually politics or things social justice related. I think this place still comes across as mature at least relative to 99.9% of all other online communities that aren't just echo chambers. ...

I agree. I've tried out a few other boards whose titles suggest they are unreligious or left-leaning, and was not at all comfortable. On one, after my first post I was accused, angrily and nastily, of being a pseudonym for someone else.

I do sometimes turn to a specialist board for information/advice on their subject, but not as places to chat generally.
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Re: Introduce yourself here!
« Reply #5987 on: January 04, 2017, 02:47:18 PM »
Naval Architecture is misleading in that it suggests I'm in the navy, at least to almost everyone I've ever met. It really just means that I've studied ship design and things relating to marine engineering. That I've worked almost entirely on projects involving naval vessels is a coincidence.
I've been in program management for school building for a long time and a ton of our project and design managers are from the Navy. Seems the Navy cranks out a lot of builders!
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Re: Introduce yourself here!
« Reply #5988 on: January 04, 2017, 09:14:38 PM »
I don't think I've seen anyone call someone a X-tard (where X can be replaced by many prefixes). There's always going to be some eye rolling and a few who overreact or use snark but nothing here has made me want to smash my head against the monitor. That's an actual feeling I get when I read in most other forums.

Libtard is frequently used in the forum satirically to make fun of people who use the term libtard.

That's pretty different and something that doesn't bother me. Really anyone who is overly disturbed by the discourse on this forum should just quit the internet.

I'm a pretty big fan of Joe Rogan's podcast (not for his knowledge of science obviously) and occasionally browse his private forum see feedback on a new guest he's had. Try reading pages of threads there and tell me this place has issues...
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Re: Introduce yourself here!
« Reply #5989 on: January 12, 2017, 04:48:41 PM »
Hi everyone.

Long -time, first-time. Big fan, new to the forums but lurked a little already.

Looking forward to chatting with all of you.

Cheers!

 

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