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#521 LTS

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:12 AM

LTS is the best poster on this board and has been for years.

 

Wow... Thanks.  I happen to think we have a lot of fantastic posters on here.  I think it's why this place is such a draw for all of us.

 

Idk, I have been bitching about Eichel's floating for 3 years now. This year he seems to be better but still. 

 

Likewise.  I think a lot of people have been.  I don't think you have to condition every post made about Eichel with it but it's good to know that people don't think he's Casey Mittlestadt.

 

"Know hockey" is the operative term. If a first post is a legitimate knock on Eichel, what do you think the response is going to be?

 

What I'd like to see is no distinction between a first post and a 10,000th post. The Internet is supposed to be democratic that way. If a first post is crappy, no need to jump. We all post crap.

 

I think that's a great indication of the problem with the Internet.  As though because it's the Internet you don't have to try as hard.  I see each discussion as I do in every walk of life.  It's a chance to debate a point on its merits and those who create the better merits (or are more convincing) are the ones who are going to show as correct. 

 

Just because it's the Internet does not mean you should not approach your discussion any differently than if you are having it face to face (except for perhaps calling out areas where body language might have enhanced the message you were saying).

 

But discussions are only democratic in that everyone should have a chance to contribute to it.  It doesn't mean everyone is right or that everyone's opinion is equal.  Everyone's opinion should be accepted based on the supporting information provided with it and be given the chance to be equal or superior to the counterargument.  


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

Casey Mittlestadt traveled time for the future of mankind. 



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:40 AM

I AM MITTELSTADT

 

He can't lose his mind

He could see-ee even blind

He won't walk at all

Skates to things like the mall

 

He is alive and dead

Can ice skate in a bed

You can't pass him by

on his skates, he can fly

 

He was turned to ice 

in a great magnetic vise

Where he won the cup

Scored every goal, beat bettman up

 

Lightning skates of gold

fills the nets with pucks I'm told

Skating as fast as they can

other players look like in quicksand

 

Everyone wants him

Casey turning their heads

 

Scoring like Gretzky

You can't possibly defend 

 

So the time is near

For Mittelstadt to spread fear

vengeance at 5 on 5

Beats every goalie glove side high


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:53 PM

I AM MITTELSTADT

 

He can't lose his mind

He could see-ee even blind

He won't walk at all

Skates to things like the mall

 

He is alive and dead

Can ice skate in a bed

You can't pass him by

on his skates, he can fly

 

He was turned to ice 

in a great magnetic vise

Where he won the cup

Scored every goal, beat bettman up

 

Lightning skates of gold

fills the nets with pucks I'm told

Skating as fast as they can

other players look like in quicksand

 

Everyone wants him

Casey turning their heads

 

Scoring like Gretzky

You can't possibly defend 

 

So the time is near

For Mittelstadt to spread fear

vengeance at 5 on 5

Beats every goalie glove side high

 

Later this year... when I upgrade my PC.. I am going to make a heavy metal backing track for that.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:30 PM

Just for the record, what i said after the game is no different than what Lehner and O'Reilly are saying right here:

 

http://buffalonews.c...need-come-life/

 

So I guess they aren't fans either :)



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

Easy gloating doesnt become you...

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

I feel like I am missing something but many posters have commented on the Sabres lack of drive and needed to prep better. 



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

The internet isn't a democracy.  It's a big high school, and people act accordingly.


As for Pokey, I find his posts needlessly pessimistic for someone who's supposed to be a fan, but that's not unique on this forum.  What is off-putting though is the "know-it-all" stance he takes, and if you don't agree with him, you don't know hockey.  Or something.  It's like he's purposely trolling the forum, then pleads victimhood when people call him on it.  I've pretty much got him on mental Ignore; thinking about formalizing it.

This is so old, and very SabreSpace-y. Pessimists on a message board can't be real fans. This place is for "hard cheering" and rah rah-ing. Such people are trolls and should be ignored, the name calling and personal attack meant to silence. Thing is, I don't think it will work on Pokey, this season's clear best new poster.

 

Take it from me, Pokey. This is how you know you're doing it right.


Show of hands. Who'd be in favor of getting rid of post counts? That's what I meant by democratic, LTS. Post count shouldn't make any difference in how a post is evaluated. In an ideal Internet forum, nor should gender, age, socio-economic status, location etc.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:30 PM

This is so old, and very SabreSpace-y. Pessimists on a message board can't be real fans. This place is for "hard cheering" and rah rah-ing. Such people are trolls and should be ignored, the name calling and personal attack meant to silence. Thing is, I don't think it will work on Pokey, this season's clear best new poster.

Take it from me, Pokey. This is how you know you're doing it right.

Show of hands. Who'd be in favor of getting rid of post counts? That's what I meant by democratic, LTS. Post count shouldn't make any difference in how a post is evaluated. In an ideal Internet forum, nor should gender, age, socio-economic status, location etc.

This is when Pennywise looks you straight in the face from your tv screen and starts talking to you.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:38 PM

This is so old, and very SabreSpace-y. Pessimists on a message board can't be real fans. This place is for "hard cheering" and rah rah-ing. Such people are trolls and should be ignored, the name calling and personal attack meant to silence. Thing is, I don't think it will work on Pokey, this season's clear best new poster.
 
Take it from me, Pokey. This is how you know you're doing it right.Show of hands. Who'd be in favor of getting rid of post counts? That's what I meant by democratic, LTS. Post count shouldn't make any difference in how a post is evaluated. In an ideal Internet forum, nor should gender, age, socio-economic status, location etc.

Nobody cares about post counts. No way is Pokey a victim. He knew what he was doing when he was chumming the water, posting the same thing in every thread, and here we are talking about him. How about we just get back to talking hockey.

I have watched that third period and overtime 5 times now. What fun. A sign of good things to come. Just need a touch more talent.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

Don't think post count matters, what matters is understanding and context.

 

If Qwk knocks out two weeks of posts that generally piss me off, I'm still going give those posts serious consideration because I've been reading his stuff for years and he's had a lot of good takes and a way of looking at things that I appreciate.

 

If I've never read any of his stuff except those two weeks, I'm probably going to be saying "what's up with that guy?"

 

Either way, the board will call him on it, but you will get a harder time if you are a new guy.

It's part of earning your cred and part of what makes this board good. The posters who stick around are worth your time.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

Guys I'm sorry I know I've had a rough time lately but jeez.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:00 PM

Lots of people post the same thing in different threads. Lots of people go off topic in a thread. Only newer people get called on it. Its no big deal. This board is fine but its not any different to any other. All kinds of people some knowledgeable some not some who played the game some who just read books. Any time a newer voice shows up to any board and changes the familiar dynamic in any way it annoys some old time posters. If the old guard doesn't successfully chase them away and the new voice starts arguing with them enough it'll get ugly and then some veteran will grandstand a (temporary) exit saying something like "this place isn't what it used to be" hoping to make the inferences clear and gain backroom support to force the guy out. Its all very boring really and hardly new. Seen this happen to lots of people in lots of places. So let's drop it ok?

 

I'm not going to be a victim but after years of team futility I am a cranky old bastard and I'm not going to stop bitching until they start winning. 

 

Love my posts, hate my posts, ignore my posts, whatever you prefer as an individual but if you just want to talk about me or make sarcastic comments etc. it says more about you than me. I really don't give a flying f...

 

So, let's just talk hockey ok?



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

Being miserable doesn't make you special. It just makes you miserable. (I think that's from House)


And from what I've seen, this place is much different than other forums.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:50 PM

This is when Pennywise looks you straight in the face from your tv screen and starts talking to you.

I had to google it.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:03 PM

hello georgie

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:54 PM

This is so old, and very SabreSpace-y. Pessimists on a message board can't be real fans. This place is for "hard cheering" and rah rah-ing. Such people are trolls and should be ignored, the name calling and personal attack meant to silence. Thing is, I don't think it will work on Pokey, this season's clear best new poster.
 
Take it from me, Pokey. This is how you know you're doing it right.Show of hands. Who'd be in favor of getting rid of post counts? That's what I meant by democratic, LTS. Post count shouldn't make any difference in how a post is evaluated. In an ideal Internet forum, nor should gender, age, socio-economic status, location etc.


Lolz. I don’t even look at avatars anymore

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:01 PM

Lolz. I don’t even look at avatars anymore

Right? I only notice if ppl change them after years of the same.

Later this year... when I upgrade my PC.. I am going to make a heavy metal backing track for that.

Through some iron man behind it and hell ya

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:06 PM

Just for the record, what i said after the game is no different than what Lehner and O'Reilly are saying right here:

 

http://buffalonews.c...need-come-life/

 

So I guess they aren't fans either :)

 

BINGO:  That's it- that's what's so annoying about you.  It's not what's right or wrong.... it's that YOU'RE right.  Well ###### you, Pokey.  You're now on my ignore list.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:07 PM

Well that escalated quickly.... I mean that really got out of hand. Brick killed a guy. With a trident...

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Show of hands. Who'd be in favor of getting rid of post counts? That's what I meant by democratic, LTS. Post count shouldn't make any difference in how a post is evaluated. In an ideal Internet forum, nor should gender, age, socio-economic status, location etc.

 

Post counts have nothing to do with it. 


Nobody cares about post counts. No way is Pokey a victim. He knew what he was doing when he was chumming the water, posting the same thing in every thread, and here we are talking about him. How about we just get back to talking hockey.

 

Amen, bro. :beer:



#542 Wyldnwoody44

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:29 AM

We all need some Midol and a Hershey bar.... I don't mind reading Pokeys stuff, he's clearly not sold on what he's seeing and I'm inclined to agree.... I've been here for quite some time, I don't post a crap ton, but lurk daily. Yeah he's a bit more muddled/pessimistic about things.... But there have been farrrrr worse posters in here.

Right now, our team sucks, let's call it how it is, some are optimistic some not so much, and I'm personally trying to not sucked into what the Sabres have done before, I'm still a fan, but a cautious one. It's like getting cheated on... You try damn hard to not drag your past into another relationship.... But damn it's always there isn't it.

I'll go to the wings game (first of the year) and cheer.

Here's to tenative hope
And to pessimism.... It's all acceptable!

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:37 AM

See I was right. Chickenhead just proved it. Pity he won't see this now cause I'm on his ignore list. but he will, cause I won't be cause it's the internet and he just wont' be able to help himself. My money's on him to be the guy who fake quits in disgust. lolz.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:17 AM

This is so old, and very SabreSpace-y. Pessimists on a message board can't be real fans. This place is for "hard cheering" and rah rah-ing. Such people are trolls and should be ignored, the name calling and personal attack meant to silence. Thing is, I don't think it will work on Pokey, this season's clear best new poster.

 

Take it from me, Pokey. This is how you know you're doing it right.


Show of hands. Who'd be in favor of getting rid of post counts? That's what I meant by democratic, LTS. Post count shouldn't make any difference in how a post is evaluated. In an ideal Internet forum, nor should gender, age, socio-economic status, location etc.

 

Agreed.  I don't look at post counts.

 

Lolz. I don’t even look at avatars anymore

 

And generally I don't look at these either.

 

There are people who push a narrative regardless of the conversation.  This is the real problem and it has nothing to do with when you joined the forum.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:20 AM

See I was right. Chickenhead just proved it. Pity he won't see this now cause I'm on his ignore list. but he will, cause I won't be cause it's the internet and he just wont' be able to help himself. My money's on him to be the guy who fake quits in disgust. lolz.


There is really no reason for this post

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

There is really no reason for this post

Eh he's just making sure we all know how right he is again



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:27 AM

Agreed.  I don't look at post counts.

 

 

And generally I don't look at these either.

 

There are people who push a narrative regardless of the conversation.  This is the real problem and it has nothing to do with when you joined the forum.

You push a narrative. Most do. What's the problem?


Eh he's just making sure we all know how right he is again

The overriding point is that the new poster gets criticized for doing this, but not the longtime poster. We all toot our own horns. Especially ShannonBannon. That guy. Oy.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:27 AM

You push a narrative. Most do. What's the problem?


The overriding point is that the new poster gets criticized for doing this, but not the longtime poster. We all toot our own horns. Especially ShannonBannon. That guy. Oy.

The problem is UR NARRATIVE SUX 

 

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:28 AM

There is really no reason for this post

 

Correct.

 

 

Eh he's just making sure we all know how right he is again

 

This one probably wasn't needed either though.

 

 

You push a narrative. Most do. What's the problem?

 

Well, I suspect you already knew this, but the problem, if there is one, arises in how and how often the narrative is pushed.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:43 AM

Narrative is just a derogatory term for opinion.

And I’d say all of the regular posters here post theirs often. And I don’t think negative “how” is limited to those with contrarian opinions. Some of out most sacred cow posters have been guilty of it plenty of times.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:00 PM

I think this thread stopped serving its purpose long ago.

 

There was a thread last year or the year before that contained a good meta-discussion of what happens on this board.  Someone can find it and take it there if they really want to.


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