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Post by juansweetpotato » Tue May 05, 2015 10:51 am

frank lee bent wrote:boarding school upbringing.
culture of snitching and currying favor with the hierarchy.

boys never really grow up.
that is a pose.
Spot on with that one, except they are aspirers rather than survivors of that system in the main. I've seen it all before in Cannes, France. So many wannabees with a low fee paying education in a small private school, who in their minds think they have gone to Eton. Sad really.

Hey, Props to OD yesterday for turning this thread into a K440 copy ( Av's appeared on the right for a while) That made me laugh. :lol: And a very good point to make.
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Post by Rain Dog » Tue May 05, 2015 11:11 am

frank lee bent wrote:boarding school upbringing.
culture of snitching and currying favor with the hierarchy.

boys never really grow up.
that is a pose.
That is quite insightful actually --- had never considered that factor as explaining the culture over there.
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Post by Rain Dog » Tue May 05, 2015 12:38 pm

juansweetpotato wrote:One needs a good Captain at the helm who keeps a weather eye out on the horizon. I feel Scoobs may have just been had a go at by the old crew. Made an example of because of their forced quieting when he took over. He may just hit some rocks and the whole crew will have to abandon ship. Wonder where they will go? Expats Living in Cambodia? ( I personally love the country section )I suspect that when all the recent backslapping has died down, he may just wake up with a very bad hangover. Just how bad, I'm not sure, but much worse than mine.
Agreed. I have underlined your use of the term "old crew", because I think people are confusing "Backslappers" with "Old Guard". They are not the same. There are several long-time posters there who are not "Backslappers".

Just off the top of my head, the following arelong timers (Old Guard) who were not backslappers ....

Vlad --- Maybe not everyone's cup of tea -- but definitely not a backslapper -- if anything an anti-backslapper --- one of the few (along with my relatively "New" self) to challenge bs and the status quo over there.

JM --- I sparred with him a bit because I thought he was a bit facetious at times when he rushed to Jacked Camry's defense on matters related to Israel --- but otherwise an informative poster who I think was respected by most.

Felgergarb: Seemed to post less and less but had some interesting comments at times and largely steered clear of the shit slinging.

Playboy and Scoffer: No idea what their banning activities were but generally always had a sense of humor and irony. Much needed on a forum where too many twats take themselves far too seriously

Falcon Randwick/Horace/ A couple of others -- that sometimes had some great stories and seemed to maintain their individuality rather than following a clique.

As to "Backslappers" -- that phrase was inspired by watching a silly crew "liking" each others posts as they twittered away and gang-banged you and I on the "Destitute Brits" thread ...

Namely ---

Long timers: AndyinAsia, Violet, LTO, Lucky Lucan, Jacked Camry
Newer Poster (Wannabees): Alan Clarke, GMJS, Marvin
Admin (Ironically): Scoobz and Joon. Joon was a good poster but it seemed she got very political in a "which way is the wind blowing" way of wanting to fit in. Scoobz -- for some reason has a need to be "accepted" by the core clique there and his lack of vision and leadership as to running the forum reflects this.

I am sure I have left a few names off of both lists -- but this is more or less how I see it. It is not "Old Poster" Vs "New Poster" ..... it is petty, insecure, territorial posters (and their wannabees) against anyone who challenges them.

I think Franklybent is on to something with his "boarding school mentality" comment. The real issue is a gaggle of posters following each other around "Liking" each other and a Forum owner who (ironically) wants to join their "club" and thus protects them from being challenged.

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Re: If You Have Something Random to Say About K440, Put It H

Post by Satiated Parrot » Tue May 05, 2015 1:21 pm

Nobody's mentioned one of the (very) old guard members, Starving Pelican!
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Post by vladimir » Tue May 05, 2015 1:24 pm

Satiated Parrot wrote:Nobody's mentioned one of the (very) old guard members, Starving Pelican!
Dude, we have to have some standards!
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Post by phuketrichard » Tue May 05, 2015 1:58 pm

Satiated Parrot wrote:Nobody's mentioned one of the (very) old guard members, Starving Pelican!

LOL

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Post by frank lee bent » Tue May 05, 2015 3:22 pm

leave LTO off the backslappers list
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Post by vladimir » Tue May 05, 2015 3:46 pm

If it walks like a duck
And quacks like a duck...
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Post by Kuroneko » Tue May 05, 2015 3:55 pm

vladimir wrote:If it walks like a duck
And quacks like a duck...
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Re: If You Have Something Random to Say About K440, Put It H

Post by LTO » Tue May 05, 2015 4:04 pm

vladimir wrote:If it walks like a duck
And quacks like a duck...
Ya got me pegged...

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