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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I think this would be a sort of a dull place without a splash of color in the form of photos of watches owned and worn by our regulars.

Agreed.

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In addition, while we might not all get along and we may have very different points of view , more than nacissism, insecurity, or lack of self awareness...I see a level of comradery that I don't often see on other forums. People genuinely are excited and happy for others when they learn of a newly acquired a piece that may have special meaning (wedding/anniversary/birthday gift) or a piece that someone had long wanted and finally obtained, or even just an exciting spur of the moment kop. We may all have different tastes in watches, however there is generally an outpouring of good wishes and excitement for the person.

Agreed.

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I think statements like yours could have a chilling effect on Newbies here making them feel like they should not post photos of their watches.

Seriously? A chilling effect? As compared to calling another forum participant "an asshole"?

I generally have a great deal of respect for your input to this thread, but I respectfully disagree with you on this one. I think some folks may have been quick to jump on the latter part of my comment without considering the context of my statement as a whole. But not everyone...
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

On a more serious note, where does one cross the line between sharing the pleasure of their collection and showing off?
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Wow.. You must have a big ..... safe.

I see what you did there.
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General point, not directed at and particular post ^

It is a big mistake to think all people think like you or should.
I have no idea what everyone wants from Styleforvm or what they get out of it. I am certainly not going to be offended if some people like to post pictures of themselves and things they own or if some people do not. Nor do I care if someone says they live in a 500,000 sf apartment and they really don't. Or if the say they do and they do. Or if they wont say. None of those things affect me in the least.

On the other hand, I do like to learn things, so it is annoying to read stuff written by people who should be reading not writing. But it is not that heard to figure out who those people are myself. Actually, the more useful thing is to focus on which posters to pay close attention to, rather than looking for the ones to ignore. The standouts in this thread are easy to spot.
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I wish I had more higher end pieces in my collection. Actually, I wish I had a high-end piece in my collection.. Still building up and acquiring entry level pieces though. And I'm the kind of guy who would prefer 5 $10,000 watches to one $50,000 watch.

Well please don't take my statement as any lack of enthusiasm for all ranges of watches posted and discussed here. I just find the AP/Patek etc. pics and discussion particularly interesting because I rarely encounter them outside of the forum.
post #40685 of 48312
Alright, let's settle this.

gopherblue - are you telling me I am narcissistic and insecure in a way that's incredibly different from the rest of the community on SF?

Are you displeased that I used the term "asshole"? Are you prescribing proper decorum in this forum?
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Yes. Stitchy, I am always thankful for you but this was intended for Dino.

<3

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Holy crap, zippy!

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Personally, I think some of no frills' post was OTT, particularly the asshole part, but I think T&T does like to be snarky and stir the pot, and he does talk a big game, with little "proof" to go along with it (his decision, but its not shocking that that would come off to some as questionable).

So yeah, no one is "innocent" here.

Lets move on now.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Alright, let's settle this.

gopherblue - are you telling me I am narcissistic and insecure in a way that's incredibly different from the rest of the community on SF?

I'm not sure why you think that my observation was specifically directed at you.
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Are you displeased that I used the term "asshole"?

I don't necessarily think it was appropriate (as you yourself belatedly realized, hence your follow-up post), but my point regarding Dino's comment was more with respect to his righteous indignation over what was a much less inflammatory--and much more constructive and non-specifically directed--observation.
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Are you prescribing proper decorum in this forum?

Not even a little.
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^^^ If you have a beef with me, address me directly. If you enclose what I wrote in quotes and write some post, I somehow (perhaps stupidly) think you're addressing me.

This whole passive/aggressive "oh hey let me quote someone but please everyone don't take it out of context" back and forth confuses me.

So - you haven't answered my question, which I asked you point blank: are you saying I am narcissistic, insecure and lack self-awareness?

Answer me directly.
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Just to be clear: I do value this thread and many others on SF, warts and all. Frankly, I think many of the participants on this thread--yes, even you, Frilly mwink[1].gif--add a tremendous amount of insight, knowledge and value to the discussion. And, duh, of course I enjoy seeing all the watch pr0n. I'm hopefully on the cusp of making a grail kop for myself, if all goes well. Perhaps I'll even post a picture of it.



...Or twelve.






Sorry...couldn't resist. nest.gif
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Also, to be clear, when I rephrased my initial post for culverwood, that was the sanitized, diplomatic version of what I wanted to express.

The spirit of what I wanted to say remains the same. wink.gif
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Frilly, I miss your instagram posts peepwall[1].gif
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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

Seriously? A chilling effect? As compared to calling another forum participant "an asshole"?

I generally have a great deal of respect for your input to this thread, but I respectfully disagree with you on this one. I think some folks may have been quick to jump on the latter part of my comment without considering the context of my statement as a whole. But not everyone...

The statement of one participant to another participant is an issue between 2 individuals.  

 

Your statement --,"And still others who need to do so over and over and over again due to narcissism or insecurity or lack of self-awareness. rolleyes.gif"  appears directed toward all participants in the forum who have posted several pix here.  I considered the context of your statement, but I don't see a different way to interpret this.  Clearly we weren't supposed to infer that rather than all of us you were indirectly referring to Frills or Tried and True...you even questioned why Frills might think you were addressing him. So it would seem its directed at everyone here posting pix?  In which case Newbies could see it as posting pix is frowned upon or considered a display of narcissism and insecurity. I didn't say that to upset you, merely that perhaps your statement may ward off newbies or those with thinner skin. 

 

Personally, I don't see posting pix here as insecurity or lack of self-awareness, particularly among friends.  I get emails from friends showing me things they are happy about be it vacations,  acquisitions or other things happening in their lives.  I don't consider that a result of insecurity, self awareness, or bragging...they're my friends and I'm happy for them and I like seeing the pix.  

 

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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post
but my point regarding Dino's comment was more with respect to his righteous indignation over what was a much less inflammatory--and much more constructive and non-specifically directed--observation.
 

My righteous indignation, really?  I'm not upset  and I don't think my post was particularly harsh or unfair.  I simply disagree with your comment and I didn't see how a comment slamming all photo posters is constructive.  

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Alright guys, chill.

If I could refer everyone to the title of this thread. "The Watch Appreciation Thread". Let's just say for the purposes of discussion here that the best way to appreciate watches is to look at them. One could argue that discussing them works as well too, but hey if it works for the babe appreciation thread and the blond appreciation thread and the Asian appreciation thread..

So, given that as someone already pointed out there are typically two types of pictures one can post - stock pictures or pictures someone else has taken, sourced from somewhere else on the Internet, and pictures you have taken yourself. A quick Google search will reveal tons of the former, so where does that leave us? teacha.gif

Can we all just go back to appreciating watches now?
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Alright guys, chill.

If I could refer everyone to the title of this thread. "The Watch Appreciation Thread". Let's just say for the purposes of discussion here that the best way to appreciate watches is to look at them. One could argue that discussing them works as well too, but hey if it works for the babe appreciation thread and the blond appreciation thread and the Asian appreciation thread..

So, given that as someone already pointed out there are typically two types of pictures one can post - stock pictures or pictures someone else has taken, sourced from somewhere else on the Internet, and pictures you have taken yourself. A quick Google search will reveal tons of the former, so where does that leave us? teacha.gif

Can we all just go back to appreciating watches now?

Wait. Where is the Blond Appreciation thread...
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Wait. Where is the Blond Appreciation thread...

Here you go sir.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/358734/blonde-women-appreciation-thread
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