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  1. likebike23

    likebike23 Well-Known Member

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    @hjames: don't worry, I'm calm. I'm simply pointing out that conflicts often occur here due to the casual use of terms that are, in essence, insults. Calling one group of members here "dumpster divers" is insulting. I don't care if you have picked something out of the trash or not, it is the casual labelling and name calling that is the problem.

    When you do that it automatically puts the person you are talking to on the defensive. It detracts from productive conversation because people want to defend themselves instead of debating the issue.

    If this is normal operating procedure for you then maybe it isn't apparent. This is not the way I communicate and I'm just trying to clue you in to the way I work.
     
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  2. ev13wt

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    Great way with words. Mein Respekt haste.
     
  3. hjames

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    Sorry, I don't consider dumpster diving an insult - as I said, check your own baggage on that.
    I grab lamps and such off the curb on trash day and am pretty darned open about it.

    I am not responsible for people taking an innocent term as an insult.
    How would I know if you take offense at "curb-grabber" or god knows what else ...?

    I have been here over 10 years and people know I am friendly and easy going.
    .
     
  4. ev13wt

    ev13wt Super Member

    I think "dumpster diving" is cute, because, hey, that is EXACTLY what I have done. You need to get in there. :)
     
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  5. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    What is it with you and the "score" threads ? Just people celebrating and sharing their good fortune .
     
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  6. likebike23

    likebike23 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you guys can change your sig lines to "dumpster diver".
     
  7. DaveVoorhis

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    Is it?

    I thought that was just the standard colloquial term for personally-directed disposal container recyclable-item recovery activity. No particular negative connotations -- unless delivered with a sneer, and then it's the sneerer's problem, not mine -- and plenty of positive connotations around recycling, re-use, avoiding landfill, preserving history, "scroe-ing" a good deal, etc.
     
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    Did anyone else think the title of this post has a double meaning? :naughty:
     
  9. hjames

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    "Dumpster Diver - Its not the main thing, just something I have done."

    - I used to have older british motorcycles, Triumph Fan would fit as a gig,
    later I had sports cars - Alfa Romeo fan would fit at that point,and later,
    when I first got back into audio, I collected JBL gear, so JBL Fan could have been my sig...
    but ... I moved on, as you could too.
     
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  10. DaveVoorhis

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    Done, and augmented for effect.
     
  11. Killer Fox

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    I thought I was the only one. LOL.
     
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    I AM an amplifier, electronics will take over the world! Mwahaha

    Just kiddin, I'm just a can of lemon lime.

    Dan
     
  13. Denten

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    That's eight pages of troll food. Why won't this thread die?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe this is where the problem is. Where I come from (a depressed, post industrial city), a dumpster diver is synonymous with a bum. There are actually bums around here that you would have to fight in order to pick through a dumpster ( alright, I made that up :) ).
     
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  15. Spormo

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    I think this thread is now a humor thread and thats fine with me :beerchug:
     
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    First, I am trying to stay out of this hog-waller. That said, I'll be brief:

    First of all, you said 'identi-tity'. Little Fruedian slip there?:rflmao:

    Seriously though, there were several posts along these lines and I picked this one out as the example that most reflects my feelings.

    I did think it was odd that, when I (very politely, I believe) shared the story about krzygrrl and Amy Smart, MM decided to change her avatar pic. That alone gave me some confidence in this person. Unfortunately it was changed not to something benign but to another pic that was not what it was claimed to be. I have no problem with keeping your actual kids' faces off the internet. I'm fine with that. But either the point (which I made rather clearly, I thought) was completely missed, or something else is going on. The reply to my post seemed very 'normal' but it seemed out of character for a genuine person to then post another fake pic.

    What keeps these rolling disasters going is the mystery of it. Here it is mid-day the next day, the thread is 8 pages long, and who's not here? But, there's audio stuff to do, so I'm not spending a lot more time on it.

    Took me a minute, but yeah, if pandemonium is what MM was going for, it's working. :rflmao:

    Peace out my friends. :thumbsup:
     
  18. hjames

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    Yep, doesn't mean that here - so its a localized insult for you that we don't mean, or get.

    Around here, they use Audiophile as an insult - someone who cares more about the gear and the look of their stuff
    than they do about actually listening to the music.
    So what!
    I use Audiophile as flattery, without irony and enjoy the term
    as simply one who appreciates or enjoys audio!...
     
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    This thread has really morphed into something else.



    -Dave
     
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  20. DaveVoorhis

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    We've taken it back and reclaimed it for ourselves, and for Truth.

    ...And stuff.
     
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