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Arachnoboards forums - thank you

Discussion in 'Welcome To Arachnoboards' started by StampFan, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Just wanted to drop a line to all the members of Arachnoboards and especially the excellent moderators for what is essentially the least caustic, most enjoyable forum I've ever seen.

    There are disagreements and such on this board, but there is typically some level of decorum and a general interest in helping others in this hobby that one would never find on FB, Twitter, etc. And all from a group of folks that hang out in their basements too much feeding and watering tiny little critters instead of doin' other stuff. Especially late on Friday and Saturday nights which seem to create the most posts.

    Thanks to everyone for a great discussion site that people can participate in, and continue to enjoy on a daily basis. The search function and archives are a gold mine of knowledge and change in this hobby, and the regular participants are a great bunch of folks that should be commended, so I'm doing just that.

    I am completely sure that there has never been a FB forum that creates this level of discussion in a hobby. I have no clue why they are becoming more popular, because the level of knowledge and decorum elsewhere isn't comparable.

    In short, this place is great, and thanks.

    Long live AB!!!!
     
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  2. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    yeah so I just got a white knee zebra tarantula. I was wondering what color sponge I should use to bathe it?
     
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  3. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

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    You obviously aren't around here often. :/
     
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  4. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnoknight

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    Get a rainbow one, got support what's right even when no one is looking
     
  5. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

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    A rainbow tarantula would actually be really cool. I think the closest one currently is Caribena versicolor.
     
  6. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnoknight

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    I meant "get a rainbow sponge" to support LGTB(I think I missed a letter) XD...
     
  7. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    The OP is quite correct. AB is a place of peace, tranquility and politeness, comparatively. It's nice to not see the F bomb dropped every third or fourth line of text and slap shots being traded with every visit here. Just drag your browsers to gaming or police forums for an hour or two for a reality/acerbity check. AB is a breath of fresh air.
     
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  8. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    I would say it if I could, I'll have to resort to the "mother defiler" phrase for now.
     
  9. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    I still think AB is better than most of the Facebook groups. There's some questionable stuff going in a lot of those groups.
     
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  10. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Ah. (And yes, it's usually rendered LGBT+ or LGBTQ.)
    Maybe the negative incidents are standing out in my mind, as is typically the case.
     
  11. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    For perspective I highly recommend spending some time on a police forum where one will find maybe 20 or 30 officers self appointed representing all LEOs in the US and several other countries. They universally have the extreme elitist thinking, are pure my way or the highway and will troll and report anybody who offers anything, positive or negative, that even slightly goes against their personal take on life. Zero tolerance, ALWAYS CORRECT, never apologetic or willing to be corrected, and exemplary of why LEOs have become to be disliked or worse in many quarters.
    Some here may think that I'm especially intolerant and curmudgeon. On police forums I'm considered a socialist lefty, conchy, California cop or worse. Simply being from California automatically brands anyone on those forums as a liberal. Sis is labeled a fake or part time cop because she does a lot of search and rescue and performing welfare checks.

    Just imagine your inbox stuffed with vitriol every time you log on just because of what you have put on your profile.
     
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  12. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnodemon Active Member

    Couldn't agree more. I used to be on the message board on Howard Stern's website and the worst things said to me here would be considered a pleasant greeting there. It got so bad that Stern ended up shutting it down himself.
     
  13. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Occasionally, but that's usually collapsed into the + for obvious reasons. Also there's only one T. :)
     
  14. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnodemon Active Member

    Why wouldn't I be on Howard Stern's message board? o_O
     
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  15. Rhino1

    Rhino1 Arachnoknight Active Member

    Thank you.
    I have barely been able to get on for ages due to someone trying to hack my account to apparently gain access to our server? (or so I'm told).
    The sun rose this morning and said "Rhino, today is your day brutha, get on Arachnoboards and check your alerts"
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