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  • Whatsyourprob, the troll of trolls in my opinion.
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  • seahawk2k wrote:Whatsyourprob, the troll of trolls in my opinion.


    He used to send me PMs all the time asking how to insert images, change fonts, insert hyperlinks, etc. Not sure why he did that but after the 10th time I just stopped replying.

    He also didn't get my humor - thought I was a drug addict.
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  • I don't think he "got" much.
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  • Tech Worlds wrote:
    Minne wrote:I remember being a 15 year old immature boy. Was banned once or twice. Can't believe it's been 10 years.


    That was just last year.


    Justin Minne isn't kidding either, his first avatar was him riding a 4 wheeler. He and I got pretty well acquainted through the years. He lived with his Grandparents for a while in a little town on the Canadian border and I used to kid him about it.

    Geez Justin even I wasn't so old then. hahahahaha

    Such are the people that built this place in the early days.

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  • bigtrain21 wrote:
    SharkHawk wrote:I will give you an example from another board. I was a member of a softball board that had about 10,000 active posters. There was this guy that went by the name of Danger Mouse and he would come on and make these long drawn out posts (think of my posts, but times them by about 5). He would just get on a rant and go and go and go. Nobody really knew how to respond to Danger Mouse, but he was such a troll (a knowledgeable one... but still liked to bait people into stuff) that there needed to be a good response. After a while a new poster emerged with the name Safety Cat (get it... opposite of a Danger Mouse) and he wouldn't respond to Danger Mouse directly at first, he would just make super long meandering posts shortly after Danger Mouse did that sort of made every opposite point that DM had just made. Then they got into it directly and it was like the most entertaining war ever. I'd be on that site all day at work just looking for responses.


    Did you think it was the same person that created a second account to argue with himself or do you think it was a user who finally got sick of Danger Mouse and decided to troll him.

    Safety Cat... Ha ha


    That was the original thought, but by the end we were all 99.9% sure Safety Cat and Danger Mouse were different people. Quite a few of my friends met Safety Cat at board get togethers (they'd have a national meeting for a weekend once a year) and Safety Cat appeared at a few in a row, and it was easy for them to tell that they were entirely different people.

    As far as people talking about Steve Harper. He's still around. He's gotten in on the Facebook groups now. We have one for all of us who used the Seahawks Usenet group (many of us have been there for about 20 years). Steve was never a usenet user, but has decided recently to take over the usenet group and start the same dumb fights. I left that group, but people showed me how to block him. He just seemed interested in picking fights with me. The Usenet group is more just a place where all of us old friends from the early 90's and on have kept up since many of our ISP's don't carry newsgroups at all anymore, and it's a pain to use them through google. So... we keep in touch through Facebook.

    I guess the Hawks official site did some nice article on Steve recently though. I didn't read it. I heard it was good. He just likes to get right down to it when discussing the team. There isn't really much room for discussion. He states his point and if you don't agree then you've kind of missed the point of his post. He isn't much into discussing. He's more like a sportswriter who states their point and would prefer that you don't respond. I think he'd be really happy if his posts were always just locked. Sort of like Rick Reilly's deal with ESPN. He's the only writer there that doesn't have comments at the end. He has a clause in his contract that makes it so that ESPN can't put comments from users at the end, he can't be questioned, called out, etc. Some folks prefer the one way discussion. That's fine with me, but if that's all they want, they should really create their own blog and see if anybody reads it I think. Discussion boards are fun because we get to discuss things.
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  • The Radish wrote:
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    Minne wrote:I remember being a 15 year old immature boy. Was banned once or twice. Can't believe it's been 10 years.


    That was just last year.


    Justin Minne isn't kidding either, his first avatar was him riding a 4 wheeler. He and I got pretty well acquainted through the years. He lived with his Grandparents for a while in a little town on the Canadian border and I used to kid him about it.

    Geez Justin even I wasn't so old then. hahahahaha

    Such are the people that built this place in the early days.

    :les:


    I remember when he outed himself as being like a junior high or early high school student on the board. I was blown away, because his posts showed so much more depth and knowledge than a lot of the stuff I was reading. He has a great mind and is an excellent writer. I wasn't impressed just because he was young, I was always impressed with his writing and great write-ups on things, but then finding out he was so young just made it that much more impressive and really took away a lot of our excuses for "lazy posting"!

    I wonder how many PM's you've sent Les. That would be an interesting stat in the history of .NET. I bet you must have set a record in the days following Super Bowl XL. I can remember you talking me off the ledge so to speak a few times when I'd just get so darn angry, and you were there to keep me positive and let me vent my anger, but to remember that if I didn't follow the rules I was hurting the mods, because you guys were working your tails off as it was. I think that's when it started to "click" with me that I had to start being nicer and that we all represent our team and our fanbase and how others view us. Hopefully I've been nicer since then, and I thank you for committing so much of your time to let us all have our gripe sessions over the years. I wonder how many Steelers trolls got banned those weeks. I can remember Todd's warnings and they were very fair and right there on page 1. Anybody who couldn't read it and understand why it was put in place right after that abysmal game and post NFL ridiculousness deserved to get punted.
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  • Slick wrote:
    seahawk2k wrote:Whatsyourprob, the troll of trolls in my opinion.


    He used to send me PMs all the time asking how to insert images, change fonts, insert hyperlinks, etc. Not sure why he did that but after the 10th time I just stopped replying.

    He also didn't get my humor - thought I was a drug addict.



    You should have asked for receipes in return. Mark was a CIA trained chef.

    (That's Culinary Institue of America for you untrained)

    I used to laugh when his wife would lock him out of the computer room and she would post for a while. He was proud of his American Indian Heritage tho sadly I don't remember what tribe. For the most part he was a good guy, but could get pretty fired up about Seahawks.

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  • PMs?

    I've said many times Jon that I have sent more PMs than I have posts through the years.

    Proud to say I've met some darned nice people that way.

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  • That's crazy Les. So we're talking probably 20,000? You'd probably have a really interesting book if you put them all together. :)
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  • The Radish wrote:
    Tech Worlds wrote:
    Minne wrote:I remember being a 15 year old immature boy. Was banned once or twice. Can't believe it's been 10 years.


    That was just last year.


    Justin Minne isn't kidding either, his first avatar was him riding a 4 wheeler. He and I got pretty well acquainted through the years. He lived with his Grandparents for a while in a little town on the Canadian border and I used to kid him about it.

    Geez Justin even I wasn't so old then. hahahahaha

    Such are the people that built this place in the early days.

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  • Flied? Flown? Flew?
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  • RockHawk wrote:
    THE TABS wrote:My all time favorite .net moment was the day I said....


    FINALLY......THE TABS HAS COME BACK TO SEAHAWKS.NET!!!!!!!!!!


    Ah, that felt good!

    A close second all-time favorite moment was constantly explaining why Matt Hasselbeck was an average quarterback. It's been so much fun watching Russell Wilson validate everything I said about him. Wilson hasn't even finished his rookie season, and he's already the best QB in franchise history.

    It's great to be back posting again.


    Ah shit... there goes the neighborhood. :34853_doh: Time to shut the place down...


    Judging by the lack of response TABS has received in this thread, we don't have too many old timers reading this thread. Had to do a double take. What's next? Steve Harper? Not surprising that TABS favorite .Net moments are himself telling people things. ;)
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  • Remember way back before all the censorship? This site was so much fun back then. Ahhh the good ol days.

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  • Good to reread some posts from some old familiar faces long gone.

    Nice thread resurrection, Zeb.
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  • Wow I scanned through and realized I didn't respond to many questions...Not sure how I fell off the thread so quickly four years ago, apologies to Shark who I miss around here, btw.

    Maybe I will publish a .NET tell-all someday. :stirthepot:
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  • Aros wrote:Wow I scanned through and realized I didn't respond to many questions...Not sure how I fell off the thread so quickly four years ago, apologies to Shark who I miss around here, btw.

    Maybe I will publish a .NET tell-all someday. :stirthepot:


    You know, that really is a great idea, all the struggles, the legal stuff with the NFL, the transition from host to host, the in board conflicts with many of our more famous members and those that have went on to become contributors to the big media circus, the huge personalities and not to forget the steady participation of members that kept the faith and this place going over the years, finally the selling to Rockhawk and the handoff.

    I think it would be a great read and actually a great story, someone might even want to publish it.

    You created something that is so rare right now, a non sponsored Message board nationally recognized and go to resource for information and stories, it's not affiliated with the NFL much to their chagrin and not for lack or trying.
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  • This thread is very dark..
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  • I miss SharkHawk
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  • Warner 28 and his unwavering ability to get in the last word.
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  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:I miss SharkHawk


    What happened to him?

    I know he was very ill at one point.
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    :les: Remembering "The Radish"...
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  • Dead?....I mean, if you don't hear from someone for years?
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  • HoustonHawk82 wrote:
    hawksfansinceday1 wrote:I miss SharkHawk


    What happened to him?

    I know he was very ill at one point.

    As best I recall, he was letting his anger during games get the best of him to the point where he was reacting negatively to his kid, and he had to make some changes regarding how much Seahawks exposure he let himself have.

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  • I live in the past.

    Jesus, I hope Shark's not dead.
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  • Largent80 wrote:Warner 28 and his unwavering ability to get in the last word.

    I miss Warner28, I saw him lurking one time and PM'd him; this was years ago. I think I still have it.

    He said he needed to step away from the site and just breathe.

    Another poster who is too cool for school is Rotak; but he's being an adult right now and working and traveling the word. Kids these days... I haven't seen him on .Net in a couple of years too.
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  • What ever happened to the thread about "who you wanted to punch in the face" ?
    I have no clue who started it but is was a good one.
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  • I do miss the fun of the old days, Whatsyurprob answering his own posts as Lovejoy, The Tabs being Kearly before Kearly. Doug Defarre getting in pissing contests in the open forums. Seahawk2k responding to someone in such a way that they walked away looking like they had just been flayed. Good times, if you posted something in accurate or stupid you better have rawhide skin because it would be sliced diced and had bar b que sauce thrown on it by everyone.

    We all get older and the rules change, but it was fun at the time and we were there first, or many of us anyway, you know who you are.

    Just think back and remember the AOL login tone :)
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  • I was thinking Rotak, too. We were all a bit smarter when he was around.

    I too hope Shark is alive and well. Dude has had a rum go to say the least.
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  • Absolute.... Havnt seen him for a long time, he always cracked me up.
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  • So many old homies gone but not forgotten. LA Mike, Seatown, Snohomie, Palat, Sarlacc, Pinksheets, Dohboy, Proof, Pac, Big L, Freaky Tah, John Ritter, Patrice O'Neal, John Quincy Adams, Robb Stark, Andy Samberg, JSeahawks... too many to name.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:So many old homies gone but not forgotten. LA Mike, Seatown, Snohomie, Palat, Sarlacc, Pinksheets, Dohboy, Proof, Pac, Big L, Freaky Tah, John Ritter, Patrice O'Neal, John Quincy Adams, Robb Stark, Andy Samberg, JSeahawks... too many to name.


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  • I too miss Rotak. Nice kid...but he's all grown up now. He's still on FB but hasn't posted much in the last year. Kid knew his football though. Got to watch a few away games with him back in the days when folks would get together and do that. Usually it was pe who would put it together. These days I usually watch an away game or two with Riley, but that's about all. That's also how I met Dr Diags, Ben the beer man, Riley, L80, and a bunch of others.

    Shark; man, the dude was having such medical problems...I hope he's still hangin' in there.

    Another one I miss is Ribeye. Remember him? He always had the latest news.

    Warner28 was a piece of work. The only one I can remember who wrote posts that were longer than Kearly's. Always got in the last word. LOL! IIRC: He lived and taught in Bend, Or. Coached JHS football and thought he knew it all.

    Sorry Absolute doesn't post much anymore. The man knew his football and especially line schemes. Don't see Techworlds around much anymore either. Hope he and Jen are ok.

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  • LymonHawk wrote:Another one I miss is Ribeye. Remember him? He always had the latest news.


    I was wondering about him.

    Met him and his wife a few times at Temple's. Good people.

    If I remember right. He was the first one to get the "Class Act Hawk Fan" moniker.

    He moved up by Bellingham to start his own business.
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  • Oh and one last item, the dreaded Aros Throat Punch comments....................
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  • Now that I think about it, and to take nothing away from Mark & Neal, the thing I miss most is the sense of community we used to have here. Oh, it's still a community but not like it used to be. But of course when you go from 2 thousand members to 10 thousand you're gonna lose some things.

    The story that sticks in my head is when one of our members was going to visit his grandmother in Boise...was it NorCal? or maybe Sac? Well he asked if anyone knew a good place to watch the game. Hawkboi jumps in and says, 'Yeah, come to my house.' So he did and while watching the game he asks if they know of someone who could install handrails in his grandma's bathtub. 'Sure' says Hawkboi and after the game and with his son Brian they all go over to grandma's house and install the handrails. True story...or something like it...my memory isn't quite what it used to be.

    Now while we still ask advice here and receive advice here, how often do we hear of folks inviting other members into their homes to watch a game? Or volunteering to fix grandma's bathtub, gratis?
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  • LymonHawk wrote:Another one I miss is Ribeye.


    Me too. I can honestly say, out of the thousands of posters to cross my path here at .NET, Ribeye remains in my mind the nicest, sweetest man I've ever met. Just a kind, kind gentleman.
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  • Largent80 wrote:BOOBS, the female part.


    And on the other hand, some posters never leave this place, no matter how hard we try to get rid of them. ;)
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  • LymonHawk wrote:Now that I think about it, and to take nothing away from Mark & Neal, the thing I miss most is the sense of community we used to have here. Oh, it's still a community but not like it used to be. But of course when you go from 2 thousand members to 10 thousand you're gonna lose some things.

    The story that sticks in my head is when one of our members was going to visit his grandmother in Boise...was it NorCal? or maybe Sac? Well he asked if anyone knew a good place to watch the game. Hawkboi jumps in and says, 'Yeah, come to my house.' So he did and while watching the game he asks if they know of someone who could install handrails in his grandma's bathtub. 'Sure' says Hawkboi and after the game and with his son Brian they all go over to grandma's house and install the handrails. True story...or something like it...my memory isn't quite what it used to be.

    Now while we still ask advice here and receive advice here, how often do we hear of folks inviting other members into their homes to watch a game? Or volunteering to fix grandma's bathtub, gratis?


    HoustonHawk has a front door and a back door at his house, steps lead up to both doors, and on either side of those steps, there is a set of handrails.

    Have you ever heard the story of the day that HH and I met?

    This place really isn't all that different than the place that I've heard described.
    Sure, some screen names have changed but the bonds and friendships are still available if we choose to accept them.

    I've had people that I only know by a few lines of text, offer me a room should I ever be passing through their town, and I'd be happy to offer you one should you ever be down my way. I've had people send me "12"flags, and I've sent tokens as well.

    Is the place really all that different, or is it the way we perceive it?
    Fact is, it's our house ( belongs to us all), it is what we make it.

    Least that's how I choose to see it.
    YMMV :{)


    Edit: I too hope that Jon is doing well.
    Had more than one conversation with him, and he seemed like a good dude.
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  • pmedic920 wrote:
    LymonHawk wrote:Now that I think about it, and to take nothing away from Mark & Neal, the thing I miss most is the sense of community we used to have here. Oh, it's still a community but not like it used to be. But of course when you go from 2 thousand members to 10 thousand you're gonna lose some things.

    The story that sticks in my head is when one of our members was going to visit his grandmother in Boise...was it NorCal? or maybe Sac? Well he asked if anyone knew a good place to watch the game. Hawkboi jumps in and says, 'Yeah, come to my house.' So he did and while watching the game he asks if they know of someone who could install handrails in his grandma's bathtub. 'Sure' says Hawkboi and after the game and with his son Brian they all go over to grandma's house and install the handrails. True story...or something like it...my memory isn't quite what it used to be.

    Now while we still ask advice here and receive advice here, how often do we hear of folks inviting other members into their homes to watch a game? Or volunteering to fix grandma's bathtub, gratis?


    HoustonHawk has a front door and a back door at his house, steps lead up to both doors, and on either side of those steps, there is a set of handrails.

    Have you ever heard the story of the day that HH and I met?

    This place really isn't all that different than the place that I've heard described.
    Sure, some screen names have changed but the bonds and friendships are still available if we choose to accept them.

    I've had people that I only know by a few lines of text, offer me a room should I ever be passing through their town, and I'd be happy to offer you one should you ever be down my way. I've had people send me "12"flags, and I've sent tokens as well.

    Is the place really all that different, or is it the way we perceive it?
    Fact is, it's our house ( belongs to us all), it is what we make it.

    Least that's how I choose to see it.
    YMMV :{)


    Edit: I too hope that Jon is doing well.
    Had more than one conversation with him, and he seemed like a good dude.


    What a coincidence you would pick today to bring up HH82?

    But no, I have not heard the story of how you & HH82 met. So feel free to tell me, I'm all ears...just remember this is the Lounge so please leave out the steamy sex scenes.
    Ya only live but once, and when you're dead the living's done.....So let the good times roll!
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  • El Doce Hombre...what happened to him?...or Bitter Guy?
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  • LymonHawk wrote:
    pmedic920 wrote:
    LymonHawk wrote:Now that I think about it, and to take nothing away from Mark & Neal, the thing I miss most is the sense of community we used to have here. Oh, it's still a community but not like it used to be. But of course when you go from 2 thousand members to 10 thousand you're gonna lose some things.

    The story that sticks in my head is when one of our members was going to visit his grandmother in Boise...was it NorCal? or maybe Sac? Well he asked if anyone knew a good place to watch the game. Hawkboi jumps in and says, 'Yeah, come to my house.' So he did and while watching the game he asks if they know of someone who could install handrails in his grandma's bathtub. 'Sure' says Hawkboi and after the game and with his son Brian they all go over to grandma's house and install the handrails. True story...or something like it...my memory isn't quite what it used to be.

    Now while we still ask advice here and receive advice here, how often do we hear of folks inviting other members into their homes to watch a game? Or volunteering to fix grandma's bathtub, gratis?


    HoustonHawk has a front door and a back door at his house, steps lead up to both doors, and on either side of those steps, there is a set of handrails.

    Have you ever heard the story of the day that HH and I met?

    This place really isn't all that different than the place that I've heard described.
    Sure, some screen names have changed but the bonds and friendships are still available if we choose to accept them.

    I've had people that I only know by a few lines of text, offer me a room should I ever be passing through their town, and I'd be happy to offer you one should you ever be down my way. I've had people send me "12"flags, and I've sent tokens as well.

    Is the place really all that different, or is it the way we perceive it?
    Fact is, it's our house ( belongs to us all), it is what we make it.

    Least that's how I choose to see it.
    YMMV :{)


    Edit: I too hope that Jon is doing well.
    Had more than one conversation with him, and he seemed like a good dude.


    What a coincidence you would pick today to bring up HH82?

    But no, I have not heard the story of how you & HH82 met. So feel free to tell me, I'm all ears...just remember this is the Lounge so please leave out the steamy sex scenes.


    And it is purely coincidental.
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  • Aros wrote:
    LymonHawk wrote:Another one I miss is Ribeye.


    Me too. I can honestly say, out of the thousands of posters to cross my path here at .NET, Ribeye remains in my mind the nicest, sweetest man I've ever met. Just a kind, kind gentleman.


    Didn't Mike word for one of the news services? I originally found .Net trying to find updated news about the 'Hawks and Mike's up-to-date info was part of the reason I joined here.
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