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AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

What gives?

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  • MgarmyMgarmy Posts: 2,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ?

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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll explain. I had a relative who died by IED in Afghanistan the same time I was deployed at a different location. I think I literally carried his body onto another aircraft enroute to the US. It was around this time of the year. Ive tried to get around it by posting things that I enjoy but everyone seems to "get on me" about what I post. They dont like how many GTG's I post when it's slow. They say I'm complaining about the forum. They say I'm trying to take over by posting so much. Seriously, what gives? Is there nothing in your life that you can be thankful for?

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No complaints from me. I like your posts and appreciate having you here.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

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  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes you should stick around and keep posting your pretty coins.

    🤠👍🏻⭐️

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't find your posts obtrusive at all. And I'm one of those "Old Guys." Being one of those old guys, I served in the military as well, during the Vietnam era.

    Stick around.

  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some hilariously ironic input from one of the most devout complainers and forum critics.

    You have some great coins to share and gtg happen to be one of my favorite posts. I think some people have spent a lot of time in their homes this year and it isn’t good for anyone. Sparse coin shows means a lack of fresh material and hence the “boredom”. (You can still look at the coins you already own, I think)

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
  • csanotescsanotes Posts: 458 ✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2020 8:38PM

    Keep on posting what you want, when you want. So long as there are no threats, terms or conditions violations, or blatantly OT threads, which I have seen none—post away. Thank you for your service in the military. If anyone has a right and should be granted the privilege to post here, it should be you. You have earned it. Whether it was in a war zone, or cleaning dishes in Kansas at a military base, we owe you more than you us. I try to always keep in mind that any internet forum or other social media is chock full of keyboard warriors.

    There are plenty of excellent collectors here as well as dealers also. Whatever the flavor of the day excuse is there are many. Be it a forum members old crotchety habits, being jaded, not being able to attend any shows, covid, or the fact that they are just a flaming pile of nastiness and horrible person. Just keep it moving. Engage or not. Fight or flight.

    For the most part things here aren’t worth a second guess. I’m sure we all have bills to pay, food to cook, loved ones to cherish etc. Put your effort into what matters. Disregard any keyboard ninjas or warriors. Every post has a spot that says who started the thread. There are users who I bypass with ease. It is actually rather painless and only takes a moment to see the thread originator. If someone doesn’t take a liking to you, no one is forcing them to open your threads. Oh, you post too much they say? No one or nothing is stopping them or anyone from starting a thread. Enjoy the forum, but keep it all in perspective also.

    Chance favors the prepared mind.

  • 1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Take it with a grain of salt. There are ebbs and flows in the mood of the forum.

    "May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

    "A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown
  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,356 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2020 10:11PM

    From one Vet to another, thank you for the sacrifices. All of us made them, as you know.

    I, for one, think your coins are cool. You have some absolute beauties. Your enthusiasm is refreshing too.

    Post what you feel good about, try to share knowledge and information, keep a positive attitude ... and if you make a mistake or a forum faux pas, learn from it and move on.

    I know you have thick skin or you wouldn't have survived a military career.

    I've told my crews for years ... Chin up, eyes forward. Press on!


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow ... you feel like this already. ... not good.

  • panexpoguypanexpoguy Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AlanSki,

    Henry Ford said “Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all.” An he was right. But that was then. Presently, the internet serves the same purpose.

    Subject bashing from those ignorant on the subject, political commentary from axe grinders, and people correcting you only to show they have no idea about what they are discussing. One head scratcher for me is that the most prolifically negative poster (in my perspective) on the board has never posted specifics or images of a coin he himself owns. I have gone back through thousands of post and not one coin. They all feel protected by whatever level of anonymity and distance they believe the internet affords them.

    Remember that the vast majority of board visitors view and gain from your posts without ever commenting either way on them. Keep posting in whatever manner gives you the greatest enjoyment of the hobby.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @panexpoguy said:
    Keep posting in whatever manner gives you the greatest enjoyment of the hobby.

    :+1:

    @AlanSki I don't have a problem with your posts. Your posts are on topic which I like :)

  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2020 7:49AM

    :)

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AlanSki, I think you’re an asset to our community. Multiple posts on this forum doesn’t bother me like it does with others. The only opinions that matter are the folks at CU. We’re just guests in their house. If your the loud, drunk guy at this party....they’ll show you the door.

    Thank you for your service!

  • MgarmyMgarmy Posts: 2,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hydrant said:
    AlanSki, get a grip man. Because of being in the hospital for week and now recovering at home for the last 10 days, I practically live on the forum. 24/7. I read all the posts. I haven't noticed any animosity directed your way. Maybe the meds are clouding my mind (they are) but I'm not seeing it. Post whatever you want. Who cares what others think? Have fun!

    Glad you are feeling better! Was it the Covid man?

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  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AlanSki, Keep on posting in the free world (here).

    Best, SH


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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AlanSki, I think I know the problem. You haven't posted any Buffalo Nickels. That would cheer up the worst crowd. Man I love all of the coins you have posted, but would really love them better with a couple of Buffs(or at least one). :p
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
  • david3142david3142 Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2020 4:44AM

    @joeykoins said:
    Don't take everything too personal. Your cool, don't worry! ;) Here's something said by a man who's on one of the forum's favorite U.S. Coin posted here;

    Lincoln didn’t say that. If you replace “please” with “fool” you will get the actual quotation. It’s probably just as reasonable a thought, though.

  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,544 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have no problem with your posts, you definitely have some top shelf coins and aren't yelling that you have a valuable 1993 cent variety you found in a Walmart parking lot. Plus you are actually posting coins, which is what this forum is all about.

    There are/were quite a few crotchety people on here, some of the worst have been banned because they went way beyond crotchety. There is only one of the banned members who I never hope to hear from ever again, in any form.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hear you bro. I bought three completely full Library of Coin albums of Buffalo nickels and Lincoln cents from a lady who's mom collected all her life, then passed away. Considering what Ive learned in numismatics, naturally I feel the keys should be authenticated but boy do I feel the blow when they come back. Makes me want to cry.

    Thanks to my wife... at least. She restores my faith where the brotherhood fails me.

  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    AlanSki, I think I know the problem. You haven't posted any Buffalo Nickels. That would cheer up the worst crowd. Man I love all of the coins you have posted, but would really love them better with a couple of Buffs(or at least one). :p
    Jim

    I will post some buffs this evening. Thanks everyone for the input. I should spend more time doing what I need to do vs doing things in the day I shouldn't be doing, posting messages.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I enjoy the GTG threads. You have some excellent coins. 👍

  • jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven't seen any of the negativity, but I haven't read all of the threads posted either. I don't know why people open a thread to complain... just scroll past. These are crazy days we are living in.. I think people are stressed, worried, anxious, etc. We all need a little grace right now I think. Stick with it, and things will get better.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hydrant said:
    AlanSki, get a grip man. Because of being in the hospital for week and now recovering at home for the last 10 days, I practically live on the forum. 24/7. I read all the posts. I haven't noticed any animosity directed your way. Maybe the meds are clouding my mind (they are) but I'm not seeing it. Post whatever you want. Who cares what others think? Have fun!

    OP, read this again, plus Keets' post.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,179 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any time spent looking at coins is well spent IMO.
    I also spent time in the service. I was in the Army from 2003-2008 with 3ID as an electronics repairer. I had two deployments in the 5.3 years of my 4 year enlistment.
    People get a little weird here, damned if you do, damned if you don't, people will complain.
    Thanks for your service.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • MercuryMercury Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank You and all others, for their service to this country.

    Just like the rest of the world people here come in all shapes, sizes and types.
    Ignore some, love the rest. Try not to focus on the negative but the positive.

    Thank you all for keeping this place going.

    Collecting Peace Dollars and Modern Crap.
  • gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't let the curmudgeons around here get you down. If you do something wrong, the true mod's will let you know.

  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hydrant said:

    AlanSki........nobody is purposely giving you a hard time here. This place really is like a family of sorts. Just enjoy the back and fourth and the comradery. As Ricko would say......CHEERS!

    Sorry to hear about your snake troubles.
    As for the “nobody is giving you a hard time”, clearly you missed a few threads.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,240 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for your service, and your relatives service. I’m so very sorry he paid the ultimate price.

    For me, active and retired military men and women walk on water. I was always taught that without them, nothing else really matters. 🇺🇸

    Keep posting!

    Dave

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have nice coins and most here enjoy GTG’s. Just please don’t overwhelm us. One or two a day is fine. Hang around here and you will be comfortable soon. BTW, you owe us some reveals please. This is the best coin forum going, hang on and learn and take your time. You are certainly as welcome here as anyone.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2020 8:16AM

    Thanks AlanSki, look forward to the buffs. Like was said by another forum member, if you put up with the Air Force for 20 years you should be able to breeze by the few complainers(and there are a few, sometimes more than a few). Just ignore and realize how many, many others enjoy your comraderie. I was also in the Air Force from 68-72. Loved it but not my next station so I got out, big mistake.
    Take care and enjoy this wonderful group of very knowledgeable coin collectors.
    Jim

    Edited to add: BTW, I hope you do take advantage of the Registry or at least the Collectors showcase registry. I, for one, would love to see your collections up close and personal.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
  • MgarmyMgarmy Posts: 2,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damn a rattle snake bite! We had some snake bites at ft benning...what an s-hole base that was😁

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  • PhilLynottPhilLynott Posts: 867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Haven't noticed any negativity either. I haven't posted in any but every thread of yours I've opened has had a nice looking coin in it. Just because you're not getting replies or feedback doesn't mean your posts aren't being enjoyed don't overthink things just post how you like and forget about the rest.

  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 4,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    People have been complaining about the forum being "boring".

    Somebody here has a story to tell.

    :)

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