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It may be self-explanatory if you can find it but I can't. Clicking on the link  just gets me to the home page. Where is the posting?
 

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Wow,
Guess were spoilt here. Theres nothing so queer as folk.
People should boycott these sites there full of southern shandy drinking F!**"£ who probably dive once in a blue moon. (apologies to YD South Branch!!!)

People should remember their was a case a few months back when someone got successfully sued for liable for posting on the internet. Just coz its the net you still have to slightly watch what you say coz your not in anyway annom.
 

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southern shandy drinking F!**"£ who probably dive once in a blue moon.

Ben
Three things I take exception to there
1) Never drink shandy
2)F!**"K - I'm a married man so how can I be that
3)Once in a blue moon - every blue moon me mate.

Its OK for you salaried peeps going sick and getting hols how am i supposed to justify a lost days wages to jump in at Stoney mid-week.
Dive safe everyone.
Matt

PS Divenet is continuing the saga on the Technical page now and Louise (Moderator) is getting royally cheesed with it all.
 

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Shouldnt really be rude to the southern brethern matt. Was one myself at one point!!!!!

Dont take exception. No offence meant!
 

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Actually, All the grief and stuff you see is really sad and a bit odd. Ive never, ever met anyone who dives who is not absolutely really, really nice, friendly and %110 caring and decent. I find it really strange that people are like this. Maybe the internet brings out the worst in people and is not a true reflection on their character.

Or its the sad fact that at some point some people are going to really disappoint in the future!!!
 

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Ben - I think you've got a point. As an editor I get to read the massed rantings of assholes every day.

They are rude, factually incorrect and often abusive and even threatening. They think because their missive is delivered by email it somehow absolves them from any responsibility. It doesn't.

If I were unprofessional I would merely subscribe them to a site to receive donkey-porn and then tell everyone.
 

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1 better.
Subscribe it to their work account. When the emails come through it sets off the firewall alarms. They get sacked!
 

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Ben, I knew it was joke. No offence taken, I agree with your summation, everyone I've met is genuine and caring.
Matt
 

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Sadly, I can't agree, I've met a sufficient (although relatively small) number of divers who are utter, utter w***ers, sometimes a couple of bad apples really does ruin the barrel. Fortunately though there's enough decent folk around so these others aren't imposible to avoid.  

We do well here, not having flame wars etc, but I hope that as the site grows (it's been an exponential growth over the recent couple of months)we don't lose the friendly ambience, I'm sure the mods will see to that, right guys? ;)
Chee-az
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Should be okay if moderated okay.

Oh oh... (Joke)

Obviously the over sites arent. But if they are very big than I suppose it can be hard. Saying that freedom of speach and censorship and all that.

Yet arent sites liable for whats posted on them. Wasnt demon sued over this a year or so ago. Might be wrong.
 

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I have looked at the site now and again,it does appear however to have more than it's fair share of cretins.While many of them appear to be beyond further knowledge in their field that's fine,what I do object to is being  immediately labelled as a "Fish Prodder on a Fish Prodding site".
This particular description(the term stolen, I beleive from CDG)was directed at YD by "Gnome"in reference to the post "Incident at Dorothea"which discussed and gave info re.this tragic event.The comments(20/11/02)are all to typical of people who are to quick to judge,often on things they're in ignorance of.It is indeed the attitude befitting a twat of the highest order ,and that's a compliment I've only used once before.Why don't you look before you open your mouths?
Just makes me sad really,I'd just like to say to all the divers who post here,whether you're UK or Foreign,novice or instructor,ex-military or Navy,tech or cave(in the proper sense),commercial or whatever,if you're what's considered as Fish Prodders and your site unworthy of note to some,well it is'nt to me and I thank you all for your input and your attitude as displayed here.
Regards,Hobby.

(Edited by Hobby at 12:13 pm on Dec. 6, 2002)
 

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Yep - lets hope the friendly, informative stuff stays - amen to that


BTW - Gavin, what was that site adress about the donkies :yuck:

Dive safe all
Paul
 

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Well I've just had my first (and I think last) look at that URL, to say I'm not impressed would be an understatement.

So what is a "Fish Prodder" ? Obviously it is being used in the pejoritive sense, but is it intended to be more akin to "flattie-stabber" or it's antithesis, a "Whale hugger" ?  Given the limited content I saw at that url I reckon many of those posters would believe whales are indeed fish. Alternatively I suppose it could be a general derogative term for anyone with an interest in marine biology, in which case that site is definately not for me!

Just curious to know where I would have stood with those folk at ukdiving ;)
Chee-az
Steve

(Edited by Steve W at 2:17 pm on Dec. 6, 2002)
 

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I beleive the term was coined by Mon of the CDG(certainly the first time I ever came across it) and not with malicious intent.I've used the term,tongue in cheek myself myself.
As for being called one,I don't really mind,I've been called worse.......no,sit down there, honestly I have,but I'm better now.
I don't mind being called one.... by someone who has at least had the grace to fall out with me first.
 Or who knows me,in person or through here.The rest?Well may their balls go square and fester in every corner.
Take care,Hobby.
 

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Mon is possibly one of the funniest people I have ever met and indeed have heard him discuss "fish prodding" on many a humourous occasion in the pub.  Whoever wrote it probably didn't mean it in an offensive way,it's just the way "tekkies" look at non tekkies.
 

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If it keeps the assholes away (although I'm sure the're lurking out there somewhere despite their postings elsewhere) then I'm happy to be called "Fish Prodder" all night.
 

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Well I have been referred to as a Tekkie Fish Prodder so there ya go! Fish Prodding must come in a few categories.
 

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To coin a phrase ...

"fuck 'em"
 
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