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docputer

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 1:14:12 PM


Yesterday, I saw that a collector with over 4,000 "buddies" tried to "collect" Zooknoone, a beloved GasBuddy who has been dead for about three years. This person has also misspelled names and copied-and-pasted his standard "pitch" to GasBuddies using some OTHER GasBuddy's name.

I won't be "collected" if I can help it. I have today "de-buddied" the guy, and I intend to check much more closely in the future when I get a buddy request.

Your thoughts?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:49:13 PM

I asked how you could disagree with the topic and you responded by saying how you disagree with the posts. So should I assume that you do not disagree with the topic?

Arguing two different terms or ideas (apples and oranges) is the definition of an absurdity argument. How can you disagree with that?

You're awfully sensitive to bullying and it appears that you're seeing bullying where it doesn't exist. Maybe I'm missing what you're seeing.
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:30:40 PM

plas, "how can you disagree with the topic", easy just read some of the posts including yours.

There are more than a few unfriendly sorts lurking within gb topics that enjoy taking cheap shots just short of a personal attack. I don't always follow the crowd and neither should anyone else. Why, because it reminds me of bullying.
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Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:24:51 AM

Cat, how can you disagree with the topic? The topic is asking your feeling or thought. Try to keep the absurdity arguments confined to the politricks forum.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:21:49 AM

TOPIC: "What's your feeling about buddy collectors?"

Here's the way the topic is supposed to work:

I give my opinion. (I did that.)

You give your opinion.

We don't fight over our differing opinions.

Thassit...thassall....finé.

[Edited by: docputer at 3/5/2013 9:22:15 AM EST]
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:19:17 AM

This isn't fun at all!
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:23:44 AM

doc, "almost everything I say is wrong" but you asked for my "thoughts" and I gave them. If all you want is positive feed back, that's what you should ask for. Because I disagree with you on this topic is no reason to get your tail feathers ruffled. Look at your other topics, am I disagreeing with you on all of them too? No. Btw I never paid much attention to zook until I saw this topic and I just don't see what the big deal is about buddy collecting.

Have you considered a topic for positive feedback, only? You author it and I promise to post on it. Doc, have a good day.

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docputer
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 11:16:58 AM


Idunno, Catdood....how does "no insult" live in the same neighborhood with your perception that almost everything I say is wrong? Maybe my perception is off, too, as I didn't see any of that as humorous --- especially not the talk about Zook, which is completely beyond the pale of my understanding. Whatever else you have to say, please explain that one.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 3:19:38 AM

Am not into buddies, be they collectors or otherwise.
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 1:51:29 AM

doc, "I am here to have fun", me too. You "senile", that would be an insult and you won't get that from me. So is Zook in on this fun topic about buddy collecting? To date it does not look like he is laughing it up with you on this topic. Sadly I did think you were getting your "bowels in an uproar". "Your thoughts" is exactly what I am posting. You don't like my "wise words" or my sense of humor. I am not sure what you like.
Have a great weekend.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 1:24:31 AM


Nothing to say, huh? I can understand that.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:10:16 AM


Catdood, one of the most amusing things about trying to get along with you is the absolute FACT that you do NOT "get it" with most of my bullcarp. I am here to have fun! Most of the time, that's exactly what I'm doing. I do NOT get my bowels in an uproar over ANYTHING! And no one word or phrase here and there amounts to an insult.

Now please lay off the "wise words to the senile old fart" routine, huh? AND if you can't do that, as you so wisely informed poor, ignorant me, hit "IGNORE" and let it go at that. I can live with it.

Thankee!
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:25:34 AM

Doc, your health is hardly worth getting all riled up about buddy collectors or people's topics that don't suit your taste. If you have a complaint about a fellow gb hit the "report abuse" button or put them on ignore. You do not want to be seen as the grouch hollering at the kids that walked on your grass. "Garbage collectors", I have a better opinion of my fellow gbs than that. Check the medicine cabinet and see if you can find something to settle your nerves down.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:17:00 PM

I have no objection to being collected. I will say that I only once do I remember a buddy giving me a private message. He wanted to discuss a medical condition.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:37:51 PM


Y'know what: Since so many folks see absolutley nothing wrong with collecting buddies, I'm thinking of joining the crowd. Lessee, now...TheJeepThang is trying to increase his bag on past 4,000 and maybe get to 5,000.

Shoot, that's nothing! If I get into this race, I might get 6,000! Why, I'll just copy and paste something all over every white board in existence:

"Hello, Wonderful Person. I like your [PLACE DESCRIPTIVE HERE OF WHATEVER FLATTERS YOU MOST]. Wanna be buddies?"

THAT should do it! Wow! I'll be whizzerrooooooskiing past good ol' JeepDood faster'n a tomcat with a corncobbed/turpentined rear end!

LOL LOL LOL, etc.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:33:00 PM


Wow golly gee..."phony price posts"....now THERE is something worthy of worrying about.

Thanks for pointing that out! I'll just help you out with that, for sure!

LOL LOL LOL, etc.
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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 4:09:17 PM

I have more important things to worry about, like phony price posts.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:38:40 AM

No big deal to me. If collecting "buddies" makes them happy, so be it.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:20:52 AM


'Bout the same as garbage collectors?

LOL LOL LOL, etc.
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:37:26 AM

They're better than lint collectors
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:20:22 AM


Oh, well, it's living in that round room all these years, Plastique.

LOL LOL LOL, etc.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 6:35:17 AM

Th' cat again read one thing and provided a response that clearly deviated from the topic. No wonder his political ideas are so skewed.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 5:46:17 AM

I only got you Doc
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 2:02:08 AM


I just asked for your thoughts, CatDood. As to being "all worked up," I can't afford that.....my pacemaker might start to misfire.

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

....but I still say it's a stupid thing to do....just about as stupid as GasBuddy's "Consecutive Days." Who GIVES a cat turd?

Oh, well, yeah...you might, huh?

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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 1:18:31 AM

Doc, what difference does it make how many buddies someone has? I don't accept every request but I have 132 friends. It is not against the rules to be a buddy collector. If you find a buddy collector you don't like put him or her on ignore. It's just not worth getting all worked up.

"Can't we all just get along", Rodney King.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 12:44:02 AM


I do...but that's fine with me if you don't. Que sera....
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 7:02:22 PM

If you drive a jeep you can;t be all bad.
Every site has them. Who cares...

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 2/13/2013 7:03:35 PM EST]
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 1:13:16 PM


Well, I've talked with the JeepDood. He sees absolutely nothing amiss about his collecting. Suits me...I just told him to forget collecting me...I DO see something wrong with it.
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 1:10:15 AM


Buddy collectors are still hard at work. As M6 says, the worst of the worst has used my name to try to impress somebody.

Woo....is HE gonna be surprised!

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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:32:34 AM


175, I sent you a buddy request. jes, too. I think I'mon' become a collector. Reckon I can outdo the JeepThang? Probably not...I got bad breath, BO, and I fart a lot.

<<<<<<<<BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPP!>>>>>>>

....but I am FLAT goooooood-lookin'! Ask my dogs!

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

Zim, that boy should certainly take you up on the invite...he seems to be such a social-type fellow.

LOL LOL LOL, etc., etc.

[Edited by: docputer at 2/5/2013 12:34:27 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:39:44 PM

The guy from PA who out of the blue congratulates everybuddy, caught me a little off guard, but it seemed harmless enough to me.

Can't say that I really care. If someone wants to add me, I usually accept the request, then never hear from them again.

jes, sent you a buddy request, please accept it, pretty please!!! ;)


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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:01:11 PM

I have about 29 "pending" incoming buddy requests. I guess about half are collectors. Several were noobs who were scatter-shooting into the wind.

There are maybe three I should pick up.
Heck, doc, you and I aren't even buddies. But I like you anyway!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:23:51 AM

Buddy free and glad of it.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:13:45 AM

I am now buddy collector free!
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 12:42:16 AM


'sMorphy, you're right about Cobra Leader. He was just a lonely old dood who was unable to do much of anything else. When he sent me a buddy request, we talked a little and I finally decided he was okay. The "Jeep" guy, though, right NOW on his own whiteboard is bragging about topping 4,000 buddies in a short time. That's just sickening to me....especially when he tried to collect Zooknoone.

Oh, well....I just hope I don't get into trouble with the hall monitors for posting this thread. SOMEBODY will probably call it "baaaaaaaaaaaaaad."
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 12:24:12 AM

They're out there, and they can be very annoying. I don't do FaceBook, but I understand the same sort of thing goes on there as well. That cut & paste stuff really turns me off.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 12:16:24 AM

You mean the sad people who live lives that we can't imagine?

Some are just jerks, but I think people such as, say, Cobra Leader were just lonely and bored and couldn't do much else.

That said, ANYONE who cuts and pastes or misleads needs to just be banned.

l g q p p a or something like that?

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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 11:59:53 PM

Not a fan. I can't understand the attraction of collecting people, and misleading people.

I too will be reviewing my buddy list, to be sure I have none of these people on my list.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 7:23:50 PM

I don't understand
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 6:39:13 PM

Couldn't care less either way.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 3:38:09 PM

I have few "buddies" on my list and at the top of the list is Docputer. Worry not, Doc, I won't misuse the info.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 3:30:36 PM

doc, I think I know whom you're referring to, as he used my name to encourage a lady I know to become buds. Didn't seem right to me, as he/she had not asked permission.
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