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Old 12-25-2020, 10:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That's helpful to understanding. Illegitimi_non_carborundum

I never use it but I think there's a feature to block other users. I think it works in general but they still creep into other's text quotes.
Nope the feature doesn't work AFAICT.

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Old 12-25-2020, 02:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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People who do more than others and get noticed
so called “great men” need to have major flaws to get to where they are and accomplish what they do while making sure others notice. These men usually become the “old man screaming at cloud” as they fade into less importance.

A balanced “nice guy” finishes last.

It’s rare to find a mostly silent gentleman working hard behind the scenes like
John B. Goodenough and have him be raised into public awareness.

In truth we need more Goodenough and less drama
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Old 12-25-2020, 06:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had to stop responding to your former hero (who turned out to be confused and stubborn). The more I responded, the more attention it gave him. Keeping him anonymous like you did is probably smart.

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Old 12-27-2020, 02:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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People who do more than others and get noticed
so called “great men” need to have major flaws to get to where they are and accomplish what they do while making sure others notice. These men usually become the “old man screaming at cloud” as they fade into less importance.
It applies to anyone who got highlighted, then starts to be forgotten and sees the chance to throw random tantrums as a way to draw attention again. No wonder so many "prodigy children" become addicted to drugs once their 15 minutes of fame are gone.


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A balanced “nice guy” finishes last.

It’s rare to find a mostly silent gentleman working hard behind the scenes like
John B. Goodenough and have him be raised into public awareness.

In truth we need more Goodenough and less drama
So-called "celebrities" forget they're exactly as "disposable" as anybody else once they can't entertain or perform other tasks which some of them seem to believe it's "too sub-standard" for them. People usually get too dazzled with a chance to have the feeling of power and entitlement, and freak out once it's gone.
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I seriously hope I'm never someone's hero. I have enough flaws to disappoint just about anyone.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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That's enough for me to nominate you. I like sincere. Everyone I met is too self important, notably a certian poster here @ecomodder.
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That's enough for me to nominate you. I like sincere. Everyone I met is too self important, notably a certian poster here @ecomodder.
You know things are bad when the bar is this low to be a hero.
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I seriously hope I'm never someone's hero. I have enough flaws to disappoint just about anyone.
Even if you didn't care about disappointing anyone, sure it might not be easy to carry the burden of having to set the good example everytime and everywhere.
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Yeah, it is tough to meet your heroes, especially when you find that their jovial and friendly advice given so freely and so willingly over so many years actually has been so wrong and so misleading over those years.

And you find this out by some guy who is unapologetic and assertive in his quest to correct the record for the sake of posterity.

That is tough.

Tough enough to get your feelings hurt in the process, I'd bet.

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