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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:35 am

Do you tell the truth, or is it a good place to tell a few porkies and no one can prove you are lying.

I see a couple of people have been accused of making stuff up on here lately.......whether they do or not only they know...I tend to believe most people till I don't.
Without turning the thread into a call fest, concentrate on your own forum history no one else's, and can you HONESTLY say you always tell the truth...hand on heart?

I will go first..I have never deliberately told a fib on a forum...and that's the truth. Cool

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:51 pm

I only speak the truth...!!!


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Post by magica on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:46 pm

I used to think everyone was who they said they were and telling the truth, but of course I'm wiser now and know they don't.

It's a platform for lots to be someone else, and so long as they don't string anyone along, NS springs to mind, then I don't care anymore. I'm never gonna meet them.

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Post by magica on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:47 pm

I don't know why Syl was given a red for this, so I've made it even and given her a green Smile


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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:48 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:I only speak the truth...!!!


Yes I believe you do Tommy. Cool

I had a friend once, a social worker, she lied constantly.....she saw absolutely nothing wrong with it, and tbh they were harmless lies.
This was before forums, I imagine if she is still around she would be having a merry old time fantasising on various internet sites.
She used to say that her dream holiday would be to go on a cruise and become someone totally different from herself, just for a couple of weeks.

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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:48 pm

magica wrote:I don't know why Syl was given a red for this, so I've made it even and given her a green Smile

Lol...I just saw that, thank you Mags. Razz

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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:52 pm

magica wrote:I used to think everyone was who they said they were and telling the truth, but of course I'm wiser now and know they don't.

It's a platform for lots to be someone else, and so long as they don't string anyone along, NS springs to mind, then I don't care anymore.  I'm never gonna meet them.

I believe everyone both on forums and in RL till I find out differently.

The friend I mentioned in another post.....I believe she liked the fantasy life rather than her own rather humdrum (to her) life....I liked her a lot in spite of her fibs. Laughing

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:54 pm

What does it matter where someone says they tell the truth. If then someone does not believe you? If someone disbelieves you it then does not matter whether someone has told the truth or not. So then what is the point in then declaring that you only speak the truth? If someone is not going to believe you anyway? All you are doing, is finding out who really likes and respects people.  

All people tell lies at some point and its about whether they are honest in doing so. I would have more respect for someone who admits that they have.

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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:01 pm

Thorin wrote:What does it matter where someone says they tell the truth. If then someone does not believe you? If someone disbelieves you it then does not matter whether someone has told the truth or not. So then what is the point in then declaring that you only speak the truth? If someone is not going to believe you anyway? All you are doing, is finding out who really likes and respects people.  

All people tell lies at some point and its about whether they are honest in doing so. I would have more respect for someone who admits that they have.

I don't think it does matter that much tbh, unless someone is deliberately trying to mislead for personal gain or to garner a friendship based on lies.....its not a big deal.
Thor...I don't believe all people do lie, I don't, believe that or don't believe that.

I have told white lies like there IS a Father Christmas and a tooth fairy....but .I don't think in the scheme of things they count?

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:04 pm

Syl wrote:
Thorin wrote:What does it matter where someone says they tell the truth. If then someone does not believe you? If someone disbelieves you it then does not matter whether someone has told the truth or not. So then what is the point in then declaring that you only speak the truth? If someone is not going to believe you anyway? All you are doing, is finding out who really likes and respects people.  

All people tell lies at some point and its about whether they are honest in doing so. I would have more respect for someone who admits that they have.

I don't think it does matter that much tbh, unless someone is deliberately trying to mislead for personal gain or to garner a friendship based on lies.....its not a big deal.
Thor...I don't believe all people do lie, I don't, believe that or don't believe that.

I have told white lies like there IS a Father Christmas and a tooth fairy....but .I don't think in the scheme of things they count?


I think people can be very dishonest in how they are to someone up front and how they speak about them behind their back. Many people are guilty of this. Which normally stems from being annoyed at something the person says or does.

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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:11 pm

Thorin wrote:
Syl wrote:

I don't think it does matter that much tbh, unless someone is deliberately trying to mislead for personal gain or to garner a friendship based on lies.....its not a big deal.
Thor...I don't believe all people do lie, I don't, believe that or don't believe that.

I have told white lies like there IS a Father Christmas and a tooth fairy....but .I don't think in the scheme of things they count?


I think people can be very dishonest in how they are to someone up front and how they speak about them behind their back. Many people are guilty of this. Which normally stems from being annoyed at something the person says or does.

Two faced? Yes I suppose that is a form of dishonesty.....I don't like that.

I always work on the assumption if someone is calling someone to me ...and being nice to that persons face...they are probably calling me rotten to someone else.
Its a good rule to work by...both on and off forums.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:13 pm

Syl wrote:
Thorin wrote:


I think people can be very dishonest in how they are to someone up front and how they speak about them behind their back. Many people are guilty of this. Which normally stems from being annoyed at something the person says or does.

Two faced? Yes I suppose that is a form of dishonesty.....I don't like that.

I always work on the assumption if someone is calling someone to me ...and being nice to that persons face...they are probably calling me rotten to someone else.
Its a good rule to work by...both on and off forums.

I think some do so in anger most of the time and its more about how people can move on and get on.

I agree on your rule though, as that is generally the case.

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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:18 pm

Thorin wrote:
Syl wrote:

Two faced? Yes I suppose that is a form of dishonesty.....I don't like that.

I always work on the assumption if someone is calling someone to me ...and being nice to that persons face...they are probably calling me rotten to someone else.
Its a good rule to work by...both on and off forums.

I think some do so in anger most of the time and its more about how people can move on and get on.

I agree on your rule though, as that is generally the case.

Anger doesn't bother me...we can all do and say things in anger, it proves that the person is passionate and human, better than being cold and detached.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:01 pm

Syl wrote:
Tommy Monk wrote:I only speak the truth...!!!


Yes I believe you do Tommy. Cool



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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:08 pm

I'm actually a trucker called Dave
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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:12 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:I'm actually a trucker called Dave

I bet you heard that so many times you were almost convinced you could be. Razz

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Post by magica on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:05 am

magica wrote:I don't know why Syl was given a red for this, so I've made it even and given her a green Smile


Oh look I've got a red too, I wonder why

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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:08 am

And a green from me!


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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:20 am

And me.

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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:23 am

There seems to be some sort of attempted censorship on this forum lately...and not by the mods either...I wonder who?

Its very simple ...if someone doesn't like a thread, its the easiest thing in the world to simply ignore it. Rolling Eyes .

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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:24 am

Tommy Monk wrote:
Syl wrote:

Yes I believe you do Tommy. Cool



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Post by magica on Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:25 am

Aww thanx Tommy and Syl, Smile

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:41 am

Syl wrote:There seems to be some sort of attempted censorship on this forum lately...and not by the mods either...I wonder who?

Its very simple ...if someone doesn't like a thread, its the easiest thing in the world to simply ignore it.  Rolling Eyes .


How is someone giving their disapproval of the view made within a post now censorship Syl?

You already know that a couple of posters have a certain view of you. So its easy to deduce who did.

So why are you bothered that someone has?

You are just allowing yourself to be distracted from the topic.

It goes back to my points earlier, that people will disbelieve someone no matter what. Mainly as they have formed a dislike of a poster and this happens to me by certain posters all the time, but it does not bother me. I imagine they did not believe your first post, hence the red. I take it as a badge of honour when they do.. Laughing

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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:05 am

Syl wrote:There seems to be some sort of attempted censorship on this forum lately...and not by the mods either...I wonder who?

Its very simple ...if someone doesn't like a thread, its the easiest thing in the world to simply ignore it.  Rolling Eyes .

or they can decorate it with red stripes
it really doesn't matter Cool Cool Cool Cool


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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:08 am

for the record I tend to be truthful but try not to be 'indefinable'
due to career, there is a limit to the how truthful I can be before I start being in contractual trouble silent silent silent

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Post by Miffs2 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:55 am

I tell the truth, I don't post much about personal life and have to be very careful what I say around my job especially at the moment. I just think that's sensible as there are some right nut nuts around. I never understand the need for some to invent these fantastic lives where they have everything and beyond but are on line all the hours God sends. scratch
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Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:57 am

Syl wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:I'm actually a trucker called Dave

I bet you heard that so many times you were almost convinced you could be. Razz

It was a bit worrying as I started eating Yorkies and scratching my balls....
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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:44 am

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:

I bet you heard that so many times you were almost convinced you could be. Razz

It was a bit worrying as I started eating Yorkies and scratching my balls....

Lol...I used to love that ad...he was so masculine, I think the ball scratching added to the effect. Razz

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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:50 am

Thorin wrote:
Syl wrote:There seems to be some sort of attempted censorship on this forum lately...and not by the mods either...I wonder who?

Its very simple ...if someone doesn't like a thread, its the easiest thing in the world to simply ignore it.  Rolling Eyes .


How is someone giving their disapproval of the view made within a post now censorship Syl?

You already know that a couple of posters have a certain view of you. So its easy to deduce who did.

So why are you bothered that someone has?

You are just allowing yourself to be distracted from the topic.

It goes back to my points earlier, that people will disbelieve someone no matter what. Mainly as they have formed a dislike of a poster and this happens to me by certain posters all the time, but it does not bother me. I imagine they did not believe your first post, hence the red. I take it as a badge of honour when they do.. Laughing

Not sure why being given a red would bother you to be honest.

The reds don't bother me Thor....but when a red is also given to someone just because they have agreed with a poster they don't like its a bit pathetic.

You are right though....the topic is always more interesting to talk about than who is sneaking about anonymously giving red stripes. Cool

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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:55 am

Miffs2 wrote:I tell the truth, I don't post much about personal life and have to be very careful what I say around my job especially at the moment. I just think that's sensible as there are some right nut nuts around. I never understand the need for some to invent these fantastic lives where they have everything and beyond but are on line all the hours God sends. scratch

I think you are wise in limiting what you say about yourself on line......I am pretty open, but if I was working in a field that relied on confidentiality I would be far more careful.

I know of a woman who was sacked from her job because of a comment she made on facebook. Someone reported it to her employer and because she worked for the local council she was given notice....all over a careless remark.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:55 am

Syl wrote:
Thorin wrote:


How is someone giving their disapproval of the view made within a post now censorship Syl?

You already know that a couple of posters have a certain view of you. So its easy to deduce who did.

So why are you bothered that someone has?

You are just allowing yourself to be distracted from the topic.

It goes back to my points earlier, that people will disbelieve someone no matter what. Mainly as they have formed a dislike of a poster and this happens to me by certain posters all the time, but it does not bother me. I imagine they did not believe your first post, hence the red. I take it as a badge of honour when they do.. Laughing

Not sure why being given a red would bother you to be honest.

The reds don't bother me Thor....but when a red is also given to someone just because they have agreed with a poster they don't like its a bit pathetic.

You are right though....the topic is always more interesting to talk about than who is sneaking about anonymously giving red stripes. Cool

It would be funny if people had to put a comment to why they are giving red. As can be done for when editing a post.

I imagine less people would do so if they had to state why... Laughing

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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:58 am

Thorin wrote:
Syl wrote:

The reds don't bother me Thor....but when a red is also given to someone just because they have agreed with a poster they don't like its a bit pathetic.

You are right though....the topic is always more interesting to talk about than who is sneaking about anonymously giving red stripes. Cool

It would be funny if people had to put a comment to why they are giving red. As can be done for when editing a post.

I imagine less people would do so if they had to state why... Laughing

Can you imagine some of the comments though?  
I would gladly comment on every red I give out...it would be quite satisfying. Laughing

Someone gave you a red for that comment...so I gave a green...this is getting to be fun. Razz

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Post by gelico on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:01 pm

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The reds don't bother me Thor....but when a red is also given to someone just because they have agreed with a poster they don't like its a bit pathetic.

You are right though....the topic is always more interesting to talk about than who is sneaking about anonymously giving red stripes. Cool

It would be funny if people had to put a comment to why they are giving red. As can be done for when editing a post.

I imagine less people would do so if they had to state why... Laughing


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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:02 pm

veya_victaous wrote:for the record I tend to be truthful but try not to be 'indefinable'
due to career, there is a limit to the how truthful I can be before I start being in contractual trouble  silent  silent  silent

Miffs made the same point....its a good one. x

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Post by gelico on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:03 pm

Syl wrote:
Thorin wrote:

It would be funny if people had to put a comment to why they are giving red. As can be done for when editing a post.

I imagine less people would do so if they had to state why... Laughing

Can you imagine some of the comments though?  
I would gladly comment on every red I give out...it would be quite satisfying. Laughing

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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:04 pm

gelico wrote:
Thorin wrote:

It would be funny if people had to put a comment to why they are giving red. As can be done for when editing a post.

I imagine less people would do so if they had to state why... Laughing


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gelico wrote:
Thorin wrote:

It would be funny if people had to put a comment to why they are giving red. As can be done for when editing a post.

I imagine less people would do so if they had to state why... Laughing


just gave you a red,,,,,,cos I'm an arse    Razz


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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:06 pm

gelico wrote:
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Can you imagine some of the comments though?  
I would gladly comment on every red I give out...it would be quite satisfying. Laughing

Someone gave you a red for that comment...so I gave a green...this is getting to be fun. Razz


if we had more colours to play with we could make fireworks and rainbows and eveything

Its a bit time consuming though.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:08 pm

Syl wrote:
Thorin wrote:

It would be funny if people had to put a comment to why they are giving red. As can be done for when editing a post.

I imagine less people would do so if they had to state why... Laughing

Can you imagine some of the comments though?  
I would gladly comment on every red I give out...it would be quite satisfying. Laughing

Someone gave you a red for that comment...so I gave a green...this is getting to be fun. Razz


It would be far more fun to do.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:09 pm

gelico wrote:
Syl wrote:

Can you imagine some of the comments though?  
I would gladly comment on every red I give out...it would be quite satisfying. Laughing

Someone gave you a red for that comment...so I gave a green...this is getting to be fun. Razz


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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:12 pm

Thorin wrote:
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Can you imagine some of the comments though?  
I would gladly comment on every red I give out...it would be quite satisfying. Laughing

Someone gave you a red for that comment...so I gave a green...this is getting to be fun. Razz


It would be far more fun to do.

I like the idea too, not sure everyone would. Laughing

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