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Today's lesson for me: No matter how poorly-maintained a forum may look, someone will ban you if you complain about the state of it.

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Ugh. Got banned from the WOW forums again?

Nope. Just MyBCS. Given the amount of blatant advertising and numerous "lost dog" threads...sometimes people could get away with just leaving a "smiley-based header", I thought no one would mind if I created a "What do you HATE about MyBCS" post. Then I found out relatively quickly that moderators DO exist there.

Just to show you how bad MyBCS is compared to HAIF, TexAgs.com (the sister site and owner of MyBCS) has a Houston board. Now, the Bryan-College Station board is significantly better than this, but the Houston board is particularly pathetic.

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I have an idea...and I know it's bad, but maybe some medical professional who knows more than me can come say it's not a big deal.

Every year when it warms up, I start to whine about the heat. I don't like whining, but I don't like being hot and sweaty so i can't help it. I've noticed that my dad and step-father-in-law, who are both on blood pressure meds, are now always cold because of it.

What if I get the cheapest, lowest strength blood pressure meds and take those to keep my body temp down? Again, I know this idea is probably dumb. But not being hot would be so awesome.

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I have an idea...and I know it's bad, but maybe some medical professional who knows more than me can come say it's not a big deal.

Every year when it warms up, I start to whine about the heat. I don't like whining, but I don't like being hot and sweaty so i can't help it. I've noticed that my dad and step-father-in-law, who are both on blood pressure meds, are now always cold because of it.

What if I get the cheapest, lowest strength blood pressure meds and take those to keep my body temp down? Again, I know this idea is probably dumb. But not being hot would be so awesome.

Have you run this idea past your wife? Temporarily elevated blood pressure is important for certain activities.

Maybe you could try being a blood donor instead.

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Start with 3 of those pills, if that doesnt produce the desired effect, add 1 more until you're set. :)

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Have you run this idea past your wife? Temporarily elevated blood pressure is important for certain activities.

Maybe you could try being a blood donor instead.

I give blood every 8 weeks, almost to the day. In fact I'm going today. Still hot. Good point on certain activities, testing might be required before any idiotic commitment is made.

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I give blood every 8 weeks, almost to the day. In fact I'm going today. Still hot. Good point on certain activities, testing might be required before any idiotic commitment is made.

Cheers and applause to blood donors. It's a humble act with heroic results.

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Cheers and applause to blood donors. It's a humble act with heroic results.

It's also really easy, a productive way to get your masochism fix in, and you get free snacks! I have other theories about giving someone else my cholesterol so I can make new fresh blood, but I can't prove anything there. I just know my last 3 total cholesterol results have been 163, 162, and 162, and I eat more animals than most people.

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Is that a lot?

200 is considered high, but what's really important is the HDL/LDL levels (good/bad). My good is decent, my bad is normal but not great.

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Does anyone know what type of trees surround the black water feature at this Rice U. building? You can see them at the 1:42 mark.

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Does anyone know what type of trees surround the black water feature at this Rice U. building? You can see them at the 1:42 mark.

My internet connection is almost dead so I can't look at the video but it looks like possibly cypress

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Does anyone know what type of trees surround the black water feature at this Rice U. building? You can see them at the 1:42 mark.

Drake elms

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Does anyone else mix coke and dr pepper? It's way better that way. I've been doing it since I was 11 or 12, when BK and McD's starting having the places you fill your own drink. No, I don't mix them out of the can or 2/3 liter, just where you make your own fountain drink. I alter the ratio, sometimes more coke, sometimes more dp. Excellent. Not that I drink soft drinks once a week these days, just wondering who else out there might be weird.

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Does anyone else mix coke and dr pepper? It's way better that way. I've been doing it since I was 11 or 12, when BK and McD's starting having the places you fill your own drink. No, I don't mix them out of the can or 2/3 liter, just where you make your own fountain drink. I alter the ratio, sometimes more coke, sometimes more dp. Excellent. Not that I drink soft drinks once a week these days, just wondering who else out there might be weird.

I like to mix mustard and ketchup as a dip for my fries. I'm not sure if that's weird, but I'm the only one I know who does it.

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I like to mix mustard and ketchup as a dip for my fries. I'm not sure if that's weird, but I'm the only one I know who does it.

While overseas we never had cokes in our club, so the mixed drinks were mixed with what ever they had, a root beer and rum or bourbon is not what I call a great choice, I think that is what made me drink more beer in the following years afterwards.

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Anyone have extra or leftover Euros that they want to exchange with me? I just wanted some to start out with. Maybe like 20-30 Euros(as of today it is 1.37 U.S dollar for 1 Euro). We can do a fair exchange. I will be leaving for Europe in October. Thanks.

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Moving back to LA. Mixed feelings on that. We'll miss a lot of things about this place, but we're also looking forward to being home around family. Grocery prices and availability here are awesome. As much as we talk about it, the traffic here is heaven compared to Baton Rouge, what with the planned freeways and such. I enjoyed being a minority for a while, I know I will find it annoying to be among so many other Louisianians who all think basically the same way.

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In general they think like conservative talk radio. Guns and freedom and what not. But I guess I was also alluding to the sports scene, where it is 100% LSU and Saints all the way. It's been fun here being one of the few pulling for them, but when I'm there it feels like it's totally overdone, all the time. I like walking amongst the aggies and horns, at least in recent years when we've had more success.

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In general they think like conservative talk radio. Guns and freedom and what not. But I guess I was also alluding to the sports scene, where it is 100% LSU and Saints all the way. It's been fun here being one of the few pulling for them, but when I'm there it feels like it's totally overdone, all the time. I like walking amongst the aggies and horns, at least in recent years when we've had more success.

Sounds like College Station...albeit with pine trees and some black people.

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Moving back to LA. Mixed feelings on that. We'll miss a lot of things about this place, but we're also looking forward to being home around family. Grocery prices and availability here are awesome. As much as we talk about it, the traffic here is heaven compared to Baton Rouge, what with the planned freeways and such. I enjoyed being a minority for a while, I know I will find it annoying to be among so many other Louisianians who all think basically the same way.

Soooo....

Selling the casa?

Please. Webster is SOOO....suburb.

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Sold it. Webster what now?

Where I live.

I like to refer it to Hell's waiting room.

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A chain of bowling alleys that specifically disallows "excessively baggy clothes", "athletic wear of any kind" (except ballcaps), "headgear" (except ballcaps and stylish hats), etc., and that features photography of only whites and asians in the venue photos and videos on its website...might be sending a message to certain other populations that...if you're brown...you're just not that welcome there.

Just wanted to get that off my chest, as Editor has evidently deemed it some kind of a personal attack in a thread about the local shopping center where it is located, and in which other posters were talking about it without getting hassled.

I wonder, is being plainly objective and realistically scrutinizing against forum guidelines? Is it a personal attack to point out that someone is wrong? Is edgy rhetoric thrown in for the sake of levity against the forum guidelines? Have the forum guidelines been changed recently, requiring that we all be preppy cheerleaders for every little thing that might possibly get built or that got built and didn't live up to expectations? Are we all required to think alike? Are we all required to be humorless? Are we all required to value the tourist experience over and above our community's experience, living here?

Being a giddy pawn of the Greater Houston Tourism & Convention Bureau sounds boring. Seems like it would make for a boring forum (with fewer pageviews and less revenue, I might add).

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I used to let it bother me Niche, but then I realized that people act differently online versus in person.

Those that sit behind a computer can essentially get away with exaggerated replies that they would never ever verbally use in person. Almost Trolling. Guilty here of that myself.

A healthy debate is great, but like all "hot topics" they don't belong in certain threads.

We digress a lot here, and it ruins what should be a straight forward and maybe boring "Going Up" thread.

And good choice posting hereā€¦in this topic! ;)

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A healthy debate is great, but like all "hot topics" they don't belong in certain threads.

A thread without healthy debate is a database with "Like This" buttons.

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A thread without healthy debate is a database with "Like This" buttons.

Which is why we don't have dislike buttons anymore. . . I used them too much back in the day. . . :rolleyes:

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I always thought of myself as a giddy prawn. That is a less than bleak prospect!

Lol. Does that mean that you'd taste better with butter?

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Lol. Does that mean that you'd taste better with butter?

ha, I just envisioned myself sitting in a hot tub filled with melted butter, and in order to change the subject, I will regale you with a story about butter. Every time someone mentions butter and seafood, I can't help but think of Leonard Part 6, I only saw the movie once when I was a kid, but for some reason that key subplot of the movie sticks out in my mind of Cosby fending off lobsters with melted butter, and then going on to beat the bad guys by throwing hamburger patties at them (recall they were vegetarians, and the meat in the hamburger patties weakened them, much like kriptonite does to superman).

Anyway, what I'm getting at is Leonard Part 6 is a horrible movie, but a better thing to think about than me stewing in a hot tub filled with melted butter. I highly recommend watching the movie. I think I'm going to see if it's on netflix streaming.

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You know it is a horrible movie when the main actor is practially begging people not to see it. No,

I was VERY hungry when I read your post and pictured a giant prawn in butter.I had to settle for a rice cake.

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and what's worse about Leonard Part 6 is that it was released at a time when, generally, movies sucked.

I mean, it was book-ended by Howard the Duck (1986) and Real Men (1987), knowing that these same movies were in the theater at the same time, and Cosby still said "this movie is a horrible piece of junk", That really says a lot.

They were probably playing off the 'success' of classic spy/comedies, ie "Spies Like Us".

Some all-time great movies here!!

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a digression from here regarding TheNiche and Nick_G

In fairness, you joined the forum and launched a barrage of non-specific whining over issues that everyone acknowledges exist, and did so without bothering to look for previous threads on the subject from which you might learn a thing or two. (I'm not going to go look them up for you, even if you ask nicely. Data retreival for anonymous individuals is not my purpose in life.) Once it was pointed out what you were doing, you felt insulted. I don't know why. The replies you were getting seemed to have substance, even if they took on a frustrated tone. Then you started reporting us to moderators and getting on-topic content containing substance deleted from the forum. From my perspective, it seems like you've let your personal insecurities regarding age or experience (or whatever) overwhelm your better judgement. You're taking it out on us and the content that we devoted our time towards. You want to talk about what's insulting? That's insulting!

I don't know whom else hit the moderator report button, but I know I used it these past two weeks regarding the above. So he was not alone in that regard.

TheNiche' timestamp='1328294030' post='396532']

Want a better relationship with the folks on this forum? Take a step back. Realize that it isn't personal (and shouldn't be). I don't know you. I don't know most of the people on this forum, but I seem to interact more effectively with them. If something issaid that makes you feel insecure, realize that you may be getting presented with an opportunity to grow and adapt. And if you think about it objectively, and it really and truely seems uncalled for, then maybe I'm off my rocker. Maybe I'm making a bad joke. Whatever the case, if it is uncalled for then there's no reason to feel offended; that would be my problem, not yours.

I agree with you 100%, but again, this type of "one on one" contact where it turns about to be more about the people behind the opinions rather that about the content of the opinions, does not belong in the Houston Pavillions in Trouble? thread.

And yes, I hit the moderator report button again. *thumbs up*

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I wonder how many times you have had your butt kicked for butting in where you were not invited. Nick looks like he can take care of himself. The forum is better with him here. You, on the other hand, were not missed when you left, and will not be missed the next time you leave. You stir up far more trouble than you solve.

No one likes a snitch, Danny.

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I wonder how many times you have had your butt kicked for butting in where you were not invited. Nick looks like he can take care of himself. The forum is better with him here. You, on the other hand, were not missed when you left, and will not be missed the next time you leave. You stir up far more trouble than you solve.

No one likes a snitch, Danny.

No going anywhere anytime soon, get used to me being around.

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I wonder how many times you have had your butt kicked for butting in where you were not invited. Nick looks like he can take care of himself. The forum is better with him here. You, on the other hand, were not missed when you left, and will not be missed the next time you leave. You stir up far more trouble than you solve.

No one likes a snitch, Danny.

Jeez Louise. You sound like the schoolyard bully. Quit flailing out at other posters who dare to disagree with you.

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Jeez Louise. You sound like the schoolyard bully. Quit flailing out at other posters who dare to disagree with you.

Pot, meet kettle.

I've said it once, and I'll say it again...NOTHING is more personally insulting than the deletion of content that I have taken time out my day to submit to this forum, and especially when it conforms perfectly well to the HAIF guidelines. If it sounds like I'm angry at you for it, it is only because I am angry at you.

Nick_G may be a newbie to this forum and this subject matter, and is still young, wide-eyed, and optimistic about the world. He's going to take his licks as the reality is communicated to him that life is not 'Sim City: Walt Disney edition'. Knowledge such as we discuss here isn't instinctive; it must be learned. But to his great credit, he has proven capable and willing to learn and adapt. He gets the edgy humor (and likes it), he has a thick skin. He doesn't need y'all coming to his defense. It's not like that.

Puma, Subdude, take a good hard look in the mirror before you go out calling people bullies.

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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I've said it once, and I'll say it again...NOTHING is more personally insulting than the deletion of content that I have taken time out my day to submit to this forum, and especially when it conforms perfectly well to the HAIF guidelines.

Maybe if the content was not mixed with personal attacks, whether joking or not, does not belong here. Reread your posts and RedScare's, when the person get's criticized and belittled directly, rather than criticizing or disagreeing with his opinion, it a form of bullying.

Guidelines say not to take threads off topic as best as possible. You went off topic when you addressed and used choice words to describe the forum member, in this case Nick_G

If I ever do the same, I encourage you to report, my feelings won't get hurt and I am sure I will reflect upon it as something that I admittedly did wrong.

Lastly, this forum is set up to allow users to "report" for a reason, I just had to courtesy to address it myself, and will continue to do so.

Oh, an early congrats RedScare on his 12,000th post.

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