SS - I get around fairly easily with my principles. Been earning over 6 figures for the last 4 years, ran my own business, been a manager, now I'm just a lowly trainee train driver. Haven't been to jail, have no outstanding debts.
I see no need to show respect to authority figures. My general manner is quite courteous to all people I have contact with. I'm not going to bow-down in front of a copper, and clean his shoes. I speak to them with a civil tongue, and express the persona of a decent and genuine person. That is all that's needed - at the end of the day, they're a human no different than myself. Admittedly, they carry a firearm for work purposes, but that doesn't make them any better or worse than myself.
Are you implying I should speak differently to the Admin's on here, just because they have the ability to ban me - from a website nonetheless. I talk to Admin/mod's no differently than I do to a new member, and this isn't going to change. I believe that I have a friendly disposition the majority of the time, and it's quite obvious that I've gone out of my way numerous times to help out other members. If I get banned from here for having an opinion, then so be it. Honestly, I've got bigger issues in my life than whether I can be part of this online community.
If I was to attend a war that you hosted, obviously I would be respectful of your rules, and adhere to any guidelines you had in place. But, I'm not going to blow wind up your ass.
Also, didn't you make the comment on CB a while ago that you don't respect people just because they're older than you? That's not far off my original comment.
Short version - I have no issues with what you staff guys are doing. We've had this conversation numerous times. But, like you stated, you're not going to promote yourself to earn brownie points, so neither am I. This isn't a fortune 500 company.
To end, do you honestly believe that there isn't negativity creeping in to this place. The constant flaming from a few younger member's who barely contribute is a pretty good sign of this. I hope you don't think my comment about negativity was in any way directed at the admin's, as it wasn't.
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