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  1. #1 Oh my... just read my posting history for this forum over the years out of boredom 
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    Cant believe all the pointless threads and crazy stuff Ive written. Why didnt anyone warn me? I cant relate to half of what Ive written here, and some of the stuff is borderline insane! Some stuff actually made me skip the content because it got too awkward to read. And come to think of it where is Gottspieler? I remember him but I cant remember having seen him active here lately. Anyway, having read through all of this tonight made me worry... what do you all think of me? Give me the cold hard truth Im having an identity crisis here

    Have you guys ever looked back at all that youve written here like this? Any regrets or something that genuinely surprised you about yourself reading your posting history?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Cant believe all the pointless threads and crazy stuff Ive written. Why didnt anyone warn me? I cant relate to half of what Ive written here, and some of the stuff is borderline insane! Some stuff actually made me skip the content because it got too awkward to read.

    You joined this forum in September 2008, which is almost six years ago.
    Given the fact you analysed your old threads and input and noticed that it was sometimes of lesser quality, that speaks of self-reflection, which allows you to learn.

    And come to think of it where is Gottspieler? I remember him but I cant remember having seen him active here lately.

    Member gottspieler was last active in July 2012. He seems permanently suspended, but I could not find a reason for it.

    Anyway, having read through all of this tonight made me worry... what do you all think of me? Give me the cold hard truth Im having an identity crisis here

    A quick glance at the plethora of threads you have made up to now, reveals a broad range of interests.
    You have created more than 200 threads, scattered across all the sub-fora and most (if not all) of them are meant for discussion. That is truly something.

    Have you guys ever looked back at all that youve written here like this? Any regrets or something that genuinely surprised you about yourself reading your posting history?

    I do it regularly as the posts and threads I made, could be linked to in other threads, or could contain errors and require correction.
    The only thread I regret being made, is this one: Are You a Psychopath?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Have you guys ever looked back at all that youve written here like this? Any regrets or something that genuinely surprised you about yourself reading your posting history?
    I made the mistake of googling myself once.
    After reading some of my old stuff all I can say is, "Never go full retard."
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    Thanks Cogito <3

    The reason I asked about Gottspieler is because I remember some of his last threads he was in - as I checked my posting history - were all kinda "Im depressed". If he got suspended though maybe he made a new account. From watching the threads he contributed in Im not sure why he would get suspended.

    I remember that scenario in the thread you mentioned from a seminar at uni. The lecturer used it in the first semester and it led to a huuuuge discussion.

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    Have you guys ever looked back at all that youve written here like this? Any regrets or something that genuinely surprised you about yourself reading your posting history?
    I made the mistake of googling myself once.
    After reading some of my old stuff all I can say is, "Never go full retard."
    That can be a problem when you have no shame I guess? Can definitely relate to that hah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    Member gottspieler was last active in July 2012. He seems permanently suspended, but I could not find a reason for it.
    I think the gottspieler account was suspended when the same person re-registered as mikepotter84, (who is also now suspended after a few arguments with the mods).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
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    Member gottspieler was last active in July 2012. He seems permanently suspended, but I could not find a reason for it.
    I think the gottspieler account was suspended when the same person re-registered as mikepotter84, (who is also now suspended after a few arguments with the mods).

    That username sounded familiar, so I decided to look him up. You are right, he immediately admitted being member gottspieler.
    He reminds me of member bio: promising start, but then some day something went wrong.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    He went in a cycle, he started off spamming for his book, when this was pointed out he apologised for spamming and seemed like a sensible (if opinionated) poster then had a massive row with some of the mods (I think he took offence at Harold for some reason but I may be mis-remembering) and got banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Have you guys ever looked back at all that youve written here like this? Any regrets or something that genuinely surprised you about yourself reading your posting history?
    Sometimes when someone resurrects a long dormant thread I shall read it from the beginning. Now an aspect of my forum habits is that I often don't notice who has posted, but am very much focused on what they are saying. On many occasions I have been reading an old post and thought, "Wow, that guy has really nailed it." only to discover it is one of my own posts.

    That either displays admirable consistency, or lamentable conservatism.

    As to whether or not I regret any of my posts, or positions, I would ask you to reflect on how I identified my interests on another forum: Being right as often as possible. 1

    1. Keep in mind that a) I am British, b) the British are fond of irony, self deprecation and tongue in cheek humour.
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    Hey John? I also heard a rumor... a bird whispered in my ear that you are Ophiolite? :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Hey John? I also heard a rumor... a bird whispered in my ear that you are Ophiolite? :O
    Of course. This fact was a fifteen minute wonder on the forum a year or two ago. There is at least one tedious thread examining the identity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
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    Hey John? I also heard a rumor... a bird whispered in my ear that you are Ophiolite? :O
    Of course. This fact was a fifteen minute wonder on the forum a year or two ago. There is at least one tedious thread examining the identity.
    Is that why you get so crusty at times?
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