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  1.    #1  
    I've been a regular of this board for a long time now, and one thing that I have noticed is the emergence of the "Treo Poo Poo Head".

    (Let me preface this by saying that, 1. I am a Treo lover, I've had one for about a year and half and will never turn back. 2. I am waiting on pins and needles to get a GSM Treo 600. and 3. Against all rationale, I will probably be an early adopter.) That said:

    I've noticed if you say anything negative about a Treo, half of this message board jumps on you and tears you apart. I noticed a previous post that railed against people posting negative experiences with a Treo. As I read this, I thought, "Are we only allowed to post positive thoughts?". Wouldn't this mislead people trying to get the whole story of the Treo? What about people who needed to research if this was the phone for them? None of this seems healthy in the least bit, quite dysfunctional if you ask me. The last time I checked, there were no rules as to what you could and couldn't post about the Treo.

    Thanks for listening to my ramblings, and yes, I do expect to get "flamed" for my "flaming". Should be fun.

    TheHandlessKing

    (And yes, I do feel the need to sign every one of my post [this is to whoever railed against that guy for signing his post])

    Edit: Changed n#z@ to "Poo Poo Head", hope this makes some people happy.
    Last edited by TheHandlessKing; 10/29/2003 at 10:22 PM.
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    I AGREE WITH YOU BUT CAN YOU FIND ANOTHER WORD BESIDES:

    NAZI! THANKS YOU, TAKE CARE, JAY
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    the n*** word is absolutely inapropriate. i was a bit surprised to see it being used like this. the english language is rich enough to find a more suiting word. thehandlessking, i understand you probably used this word to describe a lot of negativity, and looked for the nastiest sounding word. but, please, dont call anybody on this board like this.
    by the way, i too post a lot of negative things about handspring and treo - not always am i sprung upon and attacked. i think this board is pretty neutral.
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    Originally posted by jinx
    the n*** word is absolutely inapropriate. i was a bit surprised to see it being used like this. the english language is rich enough to find a more suiting word. thehandlessking, i understand you probably used this word to describe a lot of negativity, and looked for the nastiest sounding word. but, please, dont call anybody on this board like this.
    by the way, i too post a lot of negative things about handspring and treo - not always am i sprung upon and attacked. i think this board is pretty neutral.
    This reminds me of my own reaction when somebody called me the forum nazi. I was told later that calling somebody an xyz nazi has become a common joke in the US thanks to the Seinfeld "soup nazi" episode.

    W/r to handlessking's comments, I agree. Some people need to lighten up a little on this board.
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    Originally posted by Mol
    I was told later that calling somebody an xyz nazi has become a common joke in the US thanks to the Seinfeld "soup nazi" episode.
    Sorry for the "nazi" reference to people outside the US. Apparently, the meaning of the word is not as strong here as it is else where. And to a small degree, part of it is because of the "Soup Nazi" episode from Seinfield. But only to a small, small degree.

    TheHandlessKing
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    ok guys, then the word isn't to be taken too personally. america and germany apparently have different ways of confronting the "nazi" word. that should be my problem if i feel disturbed by the reference. i try to understand internationally, and here's one lesson for me.
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    i am an american and I think Nazi was a horrible choice of words, however, I also thought it was wrongh when Seinfield used it as well! IT wasn't funny then and in fact it was an afront to the millions who died by the Nazi's hand or who died fight him! take care, jay
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    guys,
    It's just a word. Don't jump on him for using a word. That's exactly what the original post was talking about.
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    why must the entire world take PC to the ultimate level? JEEEEZ

    give me a break....and get a life
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    No forum for you, FOR ONE YEAR!!


    (Take with a grain of salt). Yes, The original word is horrid, but it has changed meanings a tad over the years, just like many other words americans use, just my 2-cents....you can leave it.


    BTW, who's pic is that in Mol's post
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    Originally posted by Burkhardi
    The original word is horrid, but it has changed meanings a tad over the years, just like many other words americans use
    Originally posted by mrgarza
    It's just a word. Don't jump on him for using a word.
    Any word that may have racial, ethnic, gender, or whatever bias should be deemed inappropriate in a forum such as this, since we reach an international audience. What may be acceptable/unacceptable to one person may not be for another.


    That's exactly what the original post was talking about.
    Not really... the original post was referring to a general attitude, not specific words, and there's a big difference between the two.
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    MarkEagle
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    Let's talk about Nazi's instead of fanatical treo adherents.

    Since we can't talk about Treo Socialists, mayhap Treo Fascists would've been a better choice? Treo Communists? Treo Imperialists?

    You know what really scares me? Treo Monarchists.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    I think they prefer the term Treo Zealots..
    "One of the most important things you learn from the internet is that there is no ‘them’ out there. It’s just an awful lot of ‘us’." -- Douglas Adams
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    Originally posted by MarkEagle

    Not really... the original post was referring to a general attitude, not specific words, and there's a big difference between the two.
    I think he's referring to people jumping all over someone because of one issue, be it Treo related or not.
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    Originally posted by EricG
    I think they prefer the term Treo Zealots..
    Which I would consider almost as insulting as being called a Nazi.

    Screw it, let's all drink Kool-aid.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  16.    #16  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    Screw it, let's all drink Kool-aid.
    I'm down

    TheHandlessKing

    By the way, I'm still right and everyone that disagrees with me is wrong.
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    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    Screw it, let's all drink Kool-aid.
    Is that the Jamestown flavor? If so I am in!
    "One of the most important things you learn from the internet is that there is no ‘them’ out there. It’s just an awful lot of ‘us’." -- Douglas Adams
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    I drank some of that stuff but it didn't kill me. Just gave me gas. How disappointing.
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    Contrary to popular rumor, they actually used Flavor-aid in Jamestown, not Kool-aid, however Kool-aids sales took years to recover after that. I actually just learned this fact the other day, sorta out of the blue, I thought it was funny and very odd coincidence that I also had just happened to make a posting about it here.. weird..
    "One of the most important things you learn from the internet is that there is no ‘them’ out there. It’s just an awful lot of ‘us’." -- Douglas Adams
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    Jay,
    Stop being such a Anti-Nazi Nazi. It is rather facist of you to try to control my freedom of speech with your own point of view.
    Thanks!
    Take Care, Specl
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