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#87983 - 01/28/08 11:10 AM Re: Abwerben Donnerschlag [Re: Pika]
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Well, the good news is we don't have to worry about them ever talking about "us" (TLB) over there, since it "vould never beeeee ALLLLOWED!" "Nie!" "Nie und immer!"

And if zeh try it, then . . .

"Auf Nimmerwiedersehen!" -- never to be seen again, like your mug post, Pika. In fact, they might have a "mug shot" of you to alert zem of future posts!
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#87984 - 01/28/08 01:49 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: geokite]
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I'm waiting for the "Soup Nazi" to come forth and say, "No soup for you!"..or perhaps in this case, "No forum for you!"
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#87985 - 01/28/08 05:17 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: StepChld]
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I participate at PBF from time to time. Its a good place to go if you're looking to get started into backpacking or looking for info on a specific piece of gear. Finding what you need is pretty straight forward since there isn't much off topic buffoonery to sift through. The draw back, is just that. Its not a very personable community like the one here at TLB or over at BPL. I find myself drawn more towards posting at BPL since the SUL stuff and nerdy gear talk is very interesting to me. Though I find myself stopping by here quite often because the members are a bunch of fun and there's always something interesting going on.
There are many people that are members at all three of the sites and provide great information in each but you don't get to know people as well at PBF.

Adam

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#87986 - 01/28/08 05:25 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: geokite]
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Just made my first post over there. A few rather benign words about the REI UL45 pack. But as of now my post isn't appearing. Apparently it must be reviewed before anyone else actually sees it. No instant gratification. At least not for a newbie like me.

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#87987 - 01/29/08 11:08 AM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: Earthling]
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Well said Earthling. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#87988 - 01/31/08 08:04 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: geokite]
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#87989 - 02/01/08 09:30 AM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: geokite]
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I’m not a lurker here (from that ‘other’ post).
I’m a lurker at PBF. They recently announced:

““Hi Fellow PBF Members,

In the near future there will be a purge of non-active member accounts. This means that there will be a deletion of memberships that have not had any activity (posts) in a substantial amount of time.

If you haven't posted in a while, now's a good time.

Thank you for your participation.

Reality
PBF Administrator””


This scared me so I posted the following:

“I don’t know if I have been inactive, but just in case, here’s my post <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />”


It got deleted within an hour <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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#87990 - 02/02/08 08:47 AM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: BarryP]
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<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> That is funny and sad at the same time.
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#87991 - 02/02/08 08:55 AM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: BarryP]
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Did Reality have some kind of break down or something? When I first started watching the forum it seemed to be well run and informative. Has this behavior just been a recent thing or is it just that I never experienced it before?

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#87992 - 02/02/08 12:48 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: BarryP]
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I just logged onto Practical Backpacking forums and got this warning message at the top of the screen:

"Welcome back brownwetdog! It appears that you have not posted on PBF in several weeks. We'd sure appreciate your participation. Please take a moment to share a backpacking experience, ask a question about gear, or to post about some other backpacking related matter. Thank you. We look forward to your post."

I sense I'm about to be purged.... (hoping it isn't painful) <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Carol

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#87993 - 02/02/08 01:16 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: speyguy]
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What's Practical about it? Don't think I'll bother.
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#87994 - 02/02/08 01:18 PM Re: Stealing Thunder [Re: Pika]
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This site is fun too!
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#87995 - 02/02/08 04:44 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: chaz]
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What's Practical about it? Don't think I'll bother.


ROTFLMAO! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Let's start ANOTHER thread and see how many jokes we can make about the two words Practical Backpacking <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
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#87996 - 02/02/08 04:58 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: brownwetdog]
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Quote:
I just logged onto Practical Backpacking forums and got this warning message at the top of the screen:

"Welcome back brownwetdog! It appears that you have not posted on PBF in several weeks. We'd sure appreciate your participation. Please take a moment to share a backpacking experience, ask a question about gear, or to post about some other backpacking related matter. Thank you. We look forward to your post."

I sense I'm about to be purged.... (hoping it isn't painful) <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Carol


That message pops up every time you log on without posting for about a week. I wouldn't get too worked up.
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#87997 - 02/03/08 09:54 AM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: BarryP]
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Loc: Expat from New Orleans, now in...
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“I don’t know if I have been inactive, but just in case, here’s my post <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />”

It got deleted within an hour <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


Barry, I like your post. What else could you have said? Maybe it was too long, you could have just said "here's my post". Then it would have only taken a few seconds to be deleted. Brum <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
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#87998 - 02/04/08 08:21 AM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: Brumfield]
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“What else could you have said?”

I couldn’t find an ‘Off Topic’ category so I posted in the ‘General Gear Discussion’.
I got a PM from Reality. He said

“Your recent post in General Gear Discussion was removed due it's off-topic nature.

Do you really think that we were asking for an off-topic post in the gear forum saying "here's my post"?”

Oh well. I’ll have to be careful of my humor over there.

I’ll still stop by once in a while to see if there’s anything interesting.

-Barry

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#87999 - 02/04/08 04:54 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: BarryP]
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I think what is sad is that he took the time to admonish you. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
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#88000 - 02/04/08 11:09 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: GrumpyGord]
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Posts: 500
Loc: Kent, WA.
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Did Reality have some kind of break down or something? When I first started watching the forum it seemed to be well run and informative. Has this behavior just been a recent thing or is it just that I never experienced it before?


I rememeber discussing this with Sarbar this summer on one of our treks. I think Reality is having some problems dealing with some issues at home. I will admit that last summer an into the fall he was a very "difficult" person to deal with. But I think he has since calmed down. I know I quite posting for a long time not just in PBF but others as well, just becasue I was getting bored. It seems as if the same questions are posed, the same this and that, so I could not find anything to post on or about so I just merley observed for about 2-3 months or so. Now I am kinds back in the saddle again, and starting to get involved with various forums again but on a limited basis. as far as PBF I will admit that it is very rigid in some regards and not very family feeling like here (TLB was my first BP forum by the way) but I do like the varied topics and the catagorization of it all.
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#88001 - 02/05/08 12:05 PM Re: Practical Backpacking [Re: sarbar]
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I have no hard feelings.

(don’t tell anyone, but I thought it was entertaining)

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#88002 - 02/05/08 03:12 PM Re: Practical Backpacking - HikingForums.net too [Re: Earthling]
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Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Expat from New Orleans, now in...
Earthling, if you think PB is weird, you should try HikingForums.net. I joined a couple of months back, mentioned that pepsi can stoves were dangerous due to poor design and promptly got flamed (no pun intended). One member got so angry that he rejoined the forum under an assumed user name, with zero profile info, and attacked me personally, all the while accusing me of directly attacking pespi stove users by my remarks, when in actuality, my remarks were only directed at the stove's negative design faults.

On another post on HikingForums.net I mentioned that wool itched me and I preferred the high tech synthetics over wool, and promptly 8 people lined up to brag about their $90.00 merino wool T-shirts they all bought at some new age outdoor design fair.. One fellow got so riled that he bragged how he lived and played in his wool shirt for 4 days at a time, was currently visiting his friends while dressed in the same 4 day old shirt, and "they were not offended". He lives in Iran. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Go figure.

One of the few positive aspects of the HikingForums.net site I could find is the moderator, Natchez, she is too cool!

I like it here at Backpacking.net. You people have actual on-the-trail experience, you're sensible, reasonable, and decent. And hopefully you change your wool T-shirts at least every three days. Yes, I know all about merino wool... it itches me too. Brum
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#88003 - 02/05/08 04:17 PM Re: Practical Backpacking - HikingForums.net too [Re: Brumfield]
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Yeah, I resemble the later part of your post <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Gary! Glad to have you here too, you fit right in, which, is either a compliment or a nasty remark depending on how much tequila you've had before reading this post <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> Yikes! I don't want to get deleted I better watch what I say, I might offend some new members who catergorize my remarks as to mean they are nuts too <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

My 35 yrs of sailing, bicycling, motorcycling, backpacking, camping, farming may account for some sembleance of knowledge...though I may have to refrain from posting my 'thoughts' <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#88004 - 02/05/08 11:14 PM Re: Practical Backpacking - HikingForums.net too [Re: Brumfield]
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 500
Loc: Kent, WA.
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mentioned that pepsi can stoves were dangerous due to poor design and promptly got flamed (no pun intended). One member got so angry that he rejoined and attacked me personally, all the while accusing me of directly attacking pespi stove users by my remarks, when in actuality, my remarks were only directed at the stove's negative design faults.


Pepsi stoves and the like ROCK <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> But I won't flame you or blame you for your nievity because you have not seen or experianced the light. I can only wlecome and encourage you to join us and come to the dark side of stove makers anonymous. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
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#88005 - 02/05/08 11:16 PM Re: Practical Backpacking - HikingForums.net too [Re: Earthling]
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My 35 yrs of sailing, bicycling, motorcycling, backpacking, camping, farming may account for some sembleance of knowledge...though I may have to refrain from posting my 'thoughts' <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


If you have to refrain from your thoughts then I guess I will have to shut up too. So much for my politically one sided hieracheal ideologies about life, substainability, econmoics, history, politics, religion, and UL hiking <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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#88006 - 02/06/08 04:33 AM Re: Practical Backpacking - HikingForums.net too [Re: Earthling]
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Earthling, you would get deleted by merely showing emoticons. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Vee at PB doo not LIKE zee one mit zee feelings!
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#88007 - 02/06/08 06:19 AM Re: Practical Backpacking - HikingForums.net too [Re: mugs]
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Now Mugs, we had the "guts" not to delete a certain post about the spread of UL hiking, didn't we? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> Mostly, we worry about truly rude behavior or posts that advocate unsafe suggestions. A bit of reasoned controversy is OK.

Of course, while I noticed that post here and on Backpacking Light, it never showed up on PBF where the author is a moderator.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Sorry, couldn't resist.

Go ahead Mugs, share your thoughts. We welcome them, partner!
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