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Here's MY Adios thread...

Discussion in 'Goodbye Threads' started by Russkie, Apr 5, 2011.



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  1. DonShimoda

    DonShimoda Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    As usual you have your facts all wrong!
     
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    Ronnie Mexico Seeker Seeker

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    Oh right. I get it. Cool.
     
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    Sindgefallen Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Jerry fu**in' Browns house baby!
    One friggin banner in the nearly 8 years of existence is nothing. If I see 10 Jim Cramer banners I might get a little peeved but would not really care.

    Because of GIM, and the brilliant and wise minds that comprise it, I have received an education that no college degree can provide. I am finishing my degree program this week and my thesis by May. I will have a business management degree and I have learned very little in comparison to my GIM education.

    Because of GIM I am reminded everyday about thinking against the herd, being a contrarian ALWAYS, questioning everything and living within my means, staying out of debt and how to and to always be taking care of my financial future. It is like a hivemind from my Grandfather's soul. My education continued here after his death and I have paid VERY little to have GIM help me grow intellectually, as a speculator and abstract thinker.

    I have asked before if we can donate to this site and I have not been able to since probably 2008.

    I value this site so much that a banner ad from a company that has always been good to me will never bother me. GIM deserves some compensation or cost covering.

    I even click it all the time so that I can visit the site while giving click credit to GIM.

    Thanks again for this site and the wealth of information and a home. I have nowhere else to go to stimulate my mind.
     
  4. Oldmansmith

    Oldmansmith Midas Member Midas Member

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    Whereas here, we all know that blacks, hispanics and eskimos all have the same chance as those who shall not be named to be chairman of the fed and to control the media.
     
  5. Rusty Shackelford

    Rusty Shackelford Midas Member Midas Member

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    No advertising is not evil. But the guys that run this site did state that donations wrongly empowered some of those that gave to the point that they threatened law suits. Totally uncalled for I agree. So they opt for corporate sponsors. Now what stops them (sponsors) from saying "Pull the Dealer Feedback Forum", their word??? OK, maybe. But next it is posters can't link other dealer sites in their posts. I am not saying that will or wont happen. But should it happen it just keeps snowballing. I understand there is a fine line, and I know this is not GIM1, but was it not partly founded out of a distaste for the level of moderation (some related to the corporate sponsors on that site) that was going on at whatever the original site was back then?
     
  6. DonShimoda

    DonShimoda Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    So..you admit it then?
     
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    TnAndy retired guy Midas Member

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    Rusty, you've got MY word. The day I see that happens, or comes close, I'm gone. That's as much guarantee as I can personally offer.

    All the sponsor ( including any future ones ) gets is a chance to advertise their wares in return for paying towards our bills. They get no vote on content, or editorial rights or anything else any other member doesn't get.
     
  8. skyvike

    skyvike Founding Member Founding Member

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    Turn off the lights on your way out 'cuz I'll be ahead of you....
     
  9. Turner-son

    Turner-son Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Hey Book, how many times were you banned on GIM 1? And how many times did you come back under a new moniker? I'd guess at least a half dozen. You just can't stay away, can you?
     
  10. Cornelius

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    Say Ruskie,

    I will seriously miss your posts. You posted a lot of interesting things.

    I hope you'll reconsider and re-evaluate this WHOLE episode. I really doubt the operators of this website are limiting you in any REAL way.

    Find a way to save face and get your butt back into posting interesting stuff here.
     
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    Gcubed Banned

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    Big Deal. Yawn.
     
  12. klichko

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    I am sure he will back. He is browsing this thread as Anonymous right now ;)
     
  13. Professur

    Professur Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    All I'm gonna say is .. noone ever made a difference by not being there.
     
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    Smells like somebody died..
     
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    If this was my site the borders would look like Vegas at night.
     
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    I do bizz with APMEX, they don't bother me. Money is money. If money is money, I'd kick 50 bucks in a N.Y. minute to keep the GIM swimmin. I've made dough reading here. Lots. Plenty. Keep buying yall said at 20. Keep buying yall said at 25. Keep buying yall said at 30. Look at me now. Loaded at 39. So if TPTB/GIM need a few bucks, set up a paypal or credit card payout and grant me a silver star for donating. AND keep the APMEX ads too. It's worth twice the price watching Zed and G-Cubes H/S and a host of others bitchslap the stoopid little moneys that think they know as much as Zeds and Cubes and the rest already forgot 25 years ago. These pages are a collection of stupid lessons learned and good advice followed all under one roof. What's it cost to get good advice? Plenty. What's it cost when you fugg it up? Priceless. This shcnidtt here sells itself. If monkey-dummies wanna split on a point of conflict,

    "Well, Bye".
     
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    Brio Midas Member Midas Member

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    Just take a break Russkie, step back and let the bad vibes go. I'd hate to see you leave for good, always positive and reasonable :rose:
    I suspect it isn't the banner at all, if what drove me to hiatus is the same as you. PM me if you want to share.
    I see that APMEX banner as more a service to members than advertising and I'd recommend them anyday (and have).
     
  18. budfox

    budfox I have become comfortably numb... Midas Member

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    You can check into Gim, But you can never leave........
     
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    andial Sir Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Three things Russkie.

    1) I like your posts and think it's silly to be leaving a forum because a PM dealer is advertising here.
    2) I don't mind the advertising.
    3) My favorite video response, and one I personaly made famous, to posters saying they are leaving this place.
     
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    AceNZ Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Pure capitalism and a free market at work!

    Site needs money to run, so signs up an advertiser.
    Customer of site has questions, issues, decides to stop visiting site.

    Cause and effect. It's a beautiful thing, even if you don't like the outcome on one side or the other (or both).

    FWIW, I ran a very large forum myself for years. After pleading with my users for donations and getting promises but very little cash, I ran ads for a while. Some users got pissed off and left. The ads never did make enough to come anywhere close to covering basic hosting costs, so I eventually closed it down -- boy, did everyone come unglued after that! I've never had so much hate mail in my life.
     
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    I do NOT see a fargin banner ad.

    Honest injun.

    Must be Firefox nukes it or sumpin.
     
  22. Book

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    Link please.
     
  23. Oz Waver

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    Geez better read what he said more carefully.
     
  24. Dave Thomas

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    GIM1:

    No Porn
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    GIM2:

    No Porn
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    No more "crazytalk"

    Welcome to Kitco Jr. Gentlemen!

    Adios Mofo!

    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I4tWZNxnABk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    It is funny that the first part of the sentence did not require a link! :reddy:

    Anyway, no time or desire to argue with you or prove anything to you.
     
  26. Book

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    http://goldismoney2.com/showthread.php?15472-Badass-Of-The-Week-Hideaki-Akaiwa&p=171842#post171842

    Hey Skyvike...why is this racist sock puppet hijacking my thread honoring the Hero In Japan with obvious impunity to the GIM Rules?

    He acts like he owns the place. Oh wait...

    :wavey:
     
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    skyvike Founding Member Founding Member

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    Sorry to see you go, Brother Dave.

    Best of luck to you.
     
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    A personal attack against several GIM2 members.
     
  29. Book

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    You have time for slander but no time for facts.
     
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    Why don't you report it?
     
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    Interesting ... Goldismoney2 Forum Rules

    I guess could be interpreted differently.

    P.S. I am o.k. with that banner ad. Just saying.
     
  32. Scorpio

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    the thread here is Russkie guys,

    not to slam other members, we can keep that out of it can't we?????

    Book, Hoarder, and others get attacked all the time, and never report it, they man up and deal with it, but that doesn't mean it is acceptable.
    Let it go guys, use your ignore if you must.

    And Book, Skyvike is not Don Shimoda. You will just have to accept my word on that.

    Are we done beating this drum yet?

    Russkie was ok, he is just trippin', much as we all have done at times,

    S
     
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    skyvike Founding Member Founding Member

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    Not sure what you mean there, K, but if you see the policy of non-influence on content by paid advertisers being violated, be sure to use that "report post" function and let us know.
     
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    That was :sarcasm:
     
  36. klichko

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    Yes!

    Agreed.
     
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    Some concerns were raised before that giving up one inch now may result in giving up one mile later. It seems that the policy accounts for this case.
    It is all good so far.
     
  38. skyvike

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    Fair enough, but there are some things on which we will not even give one inch!

    :bowdown:
     
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    Skyvike just decreed that we must formally "report it" for him to actually notice the sock puppet DonShimoda (that Skyvike disavows is him) constantly personally attacking me and Hoarder and others.

    :wavey:
     
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    Geeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzz. 10-15 minutes of my life I will never get back. Scorpio is near sainthood in my book. And no, I'm not buttering him up. GIM is a diversion for me. IT IS NOT THE CENTER OF MY LIFE! I've been banned from forums before. Maybe this one some day. Anyway, get a life folks!

    I have to admit that I'm immune to ads. If you had asked me last week if GIM has ads, I'd have said, "I dunno." I see Apmex ads everywhere, so if I notice it I'll think its a Google ad. Want an anything goes, no corporate involvement, wingnut forum? Start one. . .

    You think Apmex doesn't know that PM stackers are, putting it nicely, a little off center? Everyone will be back to COMEX and JPM conspiracies in 24 hours and off the APMEX conspiracy. What're they gonna do, tempt you to buy PM?

    And I notice he's said goodbye at least twice now. Is he done?
     
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