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Poll Results: Who did turtleneck the best?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 13% (18)
    Ian Erickson
  • 11% (15)
    sugarbutch
  • 12% (17)
    Holdfast
  • 1% (2)
    38R
  • 7% (10)
    Mo'Fuck the Turtle
  • 51% (68)
    gdl203
  • 19% (26)
    el Bert
  • 12% (16)
    Too Lazy to Run His Own Damned Challenge (Tira)
  • 14% (19)
    A.J.V.
  • 26% (35)
    NOBD
  • 11% (15)
    Crat
  • 15% (20)
    Kaplan
  • 6% (9)
    Seajen
  • 4% (6)
    Caustic Man
  • 11% (15)
    StanleyVanBuren
  • 11% (15)
    leftofthedial
  • 0% (1)
    Mr. Claymore
  • 10% (14)
    caseyfud
132 Total Votes  
post #151 of 196
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

I like how the people who are most likely to dress with their fellow men's forum members in mind and not, you know, the people they interact with in the real world, can't event win contests on the forum.

It's funny, but ultimately tragic.


I like your way of thinking. :cheers:

 

bring on the next challenge!

as this thread is to bridge the divide. let's keep it in the aspect of CM tries SWND.

with a denim challenge?

 

anyway, in on the next one. it would be nice to see more members ACTUALLY try. in the spirit of the thread.

most fits were still "CM standard" (yawn) my own entry too admittedly.:embar:


Edited by size 38R - 11/10/13 at 9:28pm
post #152 of 196
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

It's been done, and the entries were thoroughly unimpressive. It was a little bit of time ago, so it might be time for a retry.

frown.gif

when was that?
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Originally Posted by conradwu View Post

Not winning contests on an internet forum is tragic indeed 

tell me about it!
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

A great approach for a clothing accessories seller!

ya'know, i was kind of with some of your points, but then you had to be a dick about it. stick to your guns and try not to be condescending. it will lend to more credence and less back lash.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

This conversation is so fucking boring.

isnt it tho?
post #153 of 196
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ya'know, i was kind of with some of your points, but then you had to be a dick about it. stick to your guns and try not to be condescending. it will lend to more credence and less back lash.
isnt it tho?

Look, read the sequence. Caustic Man called one of my posts the most absurd thing he had seen in his life. I responded to that with as much equanimity as it deserved, and Conradwu then attacked that post, treating me with more condescension than I could manage. At least recognize who was being attacked.
post #154 of 196
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

...Conradwu then attacked that post, treating me with more condescension than I could manage. At least recognize who was being attacked.

conrad was joking around in his original, my man. tongue in cheek, i can assure you. maybe in the heat of the moment you missed the tone, but you lashed out quite unnecessarily imo, and at his personal business no less. beyond the pale, imo.
post #155 of 196
Look, I'm sorry if I take this forum seriously. I guess I'm also sorry if I try to take time to make a serious point and expect to be met with more than condescension.

Also, I object to the idea that people who profit off this forum are deserving of a greater level of respect than other members.
post #156 of 196

^^^^  By now, you should realize that there is an "In crowd", and if you do not follow the doctrine. you are a "Troll".  just bite the bitter pill. and keep trying to see the good that can be here. stitches is an alright member, more fair than some.

post #157 of 196
Thread Starter 
Mo'Fuck is thoroughly unimpressed with the going ons in here.

Thin Man, if you were trying to make a point for the sake of making that point and not just to start shit, fair enough. But it very much came across as deliberately antagonistic. Apologies if this wasn't the case.

Regardless, I think we probably all agree that this forum is at its most productive when restricting our feedback to execution and avoiding comments on intent unless solicited.

On a note to the point, there is something to be said for dressing with a certain nonchalance; it is certainly, professional restrictions notwithstanding, more socially appropriate provided it's neat and coherent. But a lot of folks are married, have set careers, have children, have a set circle of friends, and are generally old enough that none of our peers are going to be influenced one way or another by how we dress (as long as we avoid extremes).

I suspect most of us have gotten to the point where we can dress how we want when we want without running the risk of negative social or professional consequences. Hence this forum runs smoothest when we focus on the "how."
post #158 of 196
TTM - I was not saying that somebody who is an affiliate vendor deserves more respect than anyone else, I was saying that antagonistic remarks about somebody's business or personal life are beyond the pale, in my opinion. That is all.
post #159 of 196
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post


Look, read the sequence. Caustic Man called one of my posts the most absurd thing he had seen in his life. I responded to that with as much equanimity as it deserved, and Conradwu then attacked that post, treating me with more condescension than I could manage. At least recognize who was being attacked.

 

Wat.

 

You realize you're the one going on about how tragic it is for people to spend so taking so much time/effort to win some contest on the internet forums.

 

I simply said live and let live. I sell neckties so it's a pretty straight-forward thought process (shirt + tie = boom). I don't tell people or my customers how to dress, or command that they must wear my neckties with a cutaway collar shirt just because I dress that way. 

 

Members on this forum take time and effort because it's something they enjoy doing. Not everything is going to be a winner but it's all in good fun. The journey is more important than the end goal.

 

Of course everyone has an opinion on on what they see on these forums. You can criticize and whatnot but there's no need for personal attacks.

post #160 of 196
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

TTM - I was not saying that somebody who is an affiliate vendor deserves more respect than anyone else, I was saying that antagonistic remarks about somebody's business or personal life are beyond the pale, in my opinion. That is all.
I will admit that I took it personally when Conrad Wu made fun of the idea there could be a tragedy in how some people approach this forum -- maybe I was being hyperbolic, but I take this place seriously, I take my posts seriously and I will feel antogonized when people ridicule me.
post #161 of 196
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Originally Posted by conradwu View Post

Wat.

You realize you're the one going on about how tragic it is for people to spend so taking so much time/effort to win some contest on the internet forums.


I simply said live and let live. I sell neckties it's a pretty straight-forward though process (shirt + tie = boom). I don't tell my people or customers how to dress, or command that they must wear my neckties with a cutaway collar shirt just because I dress that way. 

Members on this forum take time and effort because it's something they enjoy doing. Not everything is going to be a winner but it's all in good fun. The journey is more important than the end goal.

Of course everyone has an opinion on on what they see on these forums. You can criticize and whatnot but there's no need for personal attacks.

I said a very specific circumstance was tragic -- people who try to dress with this forum in mind rather than the people they will interact with in their lives, and who don't succeed in even that effort. I think it's a situation worth pondering, at the least, rather than dismissing.

But I'll admit my hackles were up because Caustic Man said my earlier point was the most absurd thing ever.
post #162 of 196
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Mo'Fuck is thoroughly unimpressed with the going ons in here.

Thin Man, if you were trying to make a point for the sake of making that point and not just to start shit, fair enough. But it very much came across as deliberately antagonistic. Apologies if this wasn't the case.

Regardless, I think we probably all agree that this forum is at its most productive when restricting our feedback to execution and avoiding comments on intent unless solicited.

On a note to the point, there is something to be said for dressing with a certain nonchalance; it is certainly, professional restrictions notwithstanding, more socially appropriate provided it's neat and coherent. But a lot of folks are married, have set careers, have children, have a set circle of friends, and are generally old enough that none of our peers are going to be influenced one way or another by how we dress (as long as we avoid extremes).

I suspect most of us have gotten to the point where we can dress how we want when we want without running the risk of negative social or professional consequences. Hence this forum runs smoothest when we focus on the "how."

I'd rather my original post in this thread be taken as provocative rather than antogonistic. I probably failed in that, and it comes out of the disappointment and frustration from having spent an enormous amount of time here and having seen the number of knowledgeable members diminish while a lot of mocking of serious points occurs.
post #163 of 196

I disagreed with it rather than dismissing. There are many things tragic in this world - spending money, time, and effort on clothing is not one of the things I'd consider tragic, even if the outcome is beyond terrible.

post #164 of 196
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Originally Posted by conradwu View Post

I disagreed with it rather than dismissing. There are many things tragic in this world - spending money, time, and effort on clothing is not one of the things I'd consider tragic, even if the outcome is beyond terrible.
It's not the bad taste that's tragic and people should be able to spend money however they want. But I detect a lot of sadness in a lot of what l see here, that's what I find tragic. Maybe I'm wrong.

I apologize for my "caustic" response to your post. I misunderstood you.
post #165 of 196

It's all good

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