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Old 10-08-2015, 05:59 PM   #15
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Thank you Jim. Over time I have learned much good information here, but have also learned to not comment on many topics that have historically turned argumentative. I'll continue to do so.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:21 PM   #16
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Another "thank you" to Jim. Here, Here! Let's all play nice. Besides, life's too short!


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Old 10-08-2015, 06:34 PM   #17
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I can't take credit for the original post. It was a combined effort of the entire site team. I just posted it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:26 PM   #18
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:19 PM   #19
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Thanks! Well stated!!
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:56 PM   #20
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Thank you for the good reminder. I know that I have felt the flames from some when I didn't think I deserved it.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:01 AM   #21
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A good move from what is already one of the best run forum sites on the internet. I'm not much of a 'joiner' (no facebook, twitter, youtube or other social media accts) and the main reason I joined FGRV was the informative, friendly atmosphere. Thanks to all who make it so!
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:21 AM   #22
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Make it so!


Glad to hear it, always surprised at how accessible the moderators are here.


This site makes having a vintage FGRV possible for us...too many issues to know how to handle everything--the help received already has made a huge difference!


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Old 10-09-2015, 09:33 AM   #23
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I (like most members) participate here to both teach and learn… to share knowledge. If I knew someone was doing something dangerous with their trailer, then (with the best intentions) I would try to advise them that they were doing something dangerous, and explain why. I would hope I would do it tactfully but sometimes the medium of the forum does not communicate the intended message very well, and sometimes I get lazy with my writing.

As it happens, I know a good amount about how internet and phone scams work, and I feel a similar duty to let the uninitiated know when they are exposing themselves to possible fraud or at the least, a flood of scam emails from Nigeria. The problem is I don’t know the posters here; I have not met a one of you in person. For all I know you are a cyber-crimes investigator with the FBI, but the odds are, if you are posting too much personal information in public, that you do not know the risks.

If I were to say, “you should not post your phone number in public…” then that is a suggestion, not a command. If I know that you know the risks and choose to take them, then I would not argue with you. I might not remember a prior conversation however, so if I tactfully suggest that you do not post personal information, even if I do it more than once, please don’t be offended. I am doing it for your safety.

When reading a post that I find a little ill-mannered, I try to consider that poster is trying to be helpful and that any hint of a personal attack is a result of the limitations of the communications medium. I find these forums work best for me when my skin is on the thicker side.


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... And please dont tell us not to post our contact info. We are grown ups and we can decide if we want our email public or not. I, for one, advertise my email address everywhere on purpose. As my Grampa used to say "If you cant say anything nice, dont say anything at all." Thank you, admins for keeping this site nice.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:36 AM   #24
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...always surprised at how accessible the moderators are here...


And helpful, friendly, encouraging, and tactful!
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:19 AM   #25
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I (like most members) participate here to both teach and learn… to share knowledge. If I knew someone was doing something dangerous with their trailer, then (with the best intentions) I would try to advise them that they were doing something dangerous, and explain why. I would hope I would do it tactfully but sometimes the medium of the forum does not communicate the intended message very well, and sometimes I get lazy with my writing.

Your thoughts and concerns, as are anyone else's, are valid and should be expressed. If folks express their concern, then move on, that is fine. Allow the OP the chance to determine what it best for them given all the information provided. It is when it turns into a heated debate, especially on subjects repeated often, does it turn the thread sour, and makes others hesitant to comment.

As it happens, I know a good amount about how internet and phone scams work, and I feel a similar duty to let the uninitiated know when they are exposing themselves to possible fraud or at the least, a flood of scam emails from Nigeria. The problem is I don’t know the posters here; I have not met a one of you in person. For all I know you are a cyber-crimes investigator with the FBI, but the odds are, if you are posting too much personal information in public, that you do not know the risks.

If I were to say, “you should not post your phone number in public…” then that is a suggestion, not a command. If I know that you know the risks and choose to take them, then I would not argue with you. I might not remember a prior conversation however, so if I tactfully suggest that you do not post personal information, even if I do it more than once, please don’t be offended. I am doing it for your safety.

The Site Team also recommends that all phone numbers and email addresses be sent in private, and not put on a thread. If others do not heed our well intended advise, then that is their doing.

When reading a post that I find a little ill-mannered, I try to consider that poster is trying to be helpful and that any hint of a personal attack is a result of the limitations of the communications medium. I find these forums work best for me when my skin is on the thicker side.

It is often tough to judge the intentions behind comments due to the facelessness of the internet. What you describe here is good advise for all.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:40 AM   #26
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100% Jim! It's about having fun, joining in and, most importantly, feeling welcome.


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Old 10-09-2015, 11:33 AM   #27
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A reminder about personal contact info

It's never necessary to post your email address, which could leave it vulnerable to search engines and possibly spammers.

Contacting another member, if you're logged in, is easy. From the Forums 101 thread:

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If you click on a member's name next to a post and select “View Public Profile” it will take you to the member's profile page. Click on the “Contact Info” tab and you have several options depending on what types of messages the member has chosen to accept.
If you wish to receive email from other members, be sure to have that option set in your User CP (control panel).
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:36 AM   #28
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Somehow I found this site the first thing I noticed no flaming I just saw one I am sure he will be dealt with after all if you cant post with the worry of being flamed you wont post thus no help to the rest of us. His post was way off base by the way!


I am 76 years old I have done a lot of things in my life some big failures! I have owned rigs from a 40f Eagle bus down to an A-Liner by studying and listening I have learned a lot. We have tented all 50 states and 4 tenting trips to Europe I like sharing and to have fun! I like experimenting!


My style of camping is different from some, I don't like a motel on wheels concept of camping if you do go for it! But with your style of camping don't get angry because some of us differ. I certainly wont look down on your way of doing things after all I may learn something from you.


I just cant really figure out what is different here but I sincerely like it so adms. keep it up. I like the fact I see no queens or kings her it suits me fine!
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