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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:32 pm 
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https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/b ... -of-rodeo/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:52 pm 
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see also: "link and run".

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:41 pm 
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subgenius wrote:
see also: "link and run".

Snitches need stitches and end up in ditches.

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Snitches need stitches and end up in ditches.

Not descriptive enough.

To avoid the discourtesy of "link-and-run," please tell us what's at the other end of that link, why it's important, and what you hope readers/viewers learn from it.

RULE OF THUMB: If it's not worth your time to describe it, then it's not worth our time to click on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:58 pm 
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Dr. Shades wrote:
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Snitches need stitches and end up in ditches.

Not descriptive enough.

To avoid the discourtesy of "link-and-run," please tell us what's at the other end of that link, why it's important, and what you hope readers/viewers learn from it.

RULE OF THUMB: If it's not worth your time to describe it, then it's not worth our time to click on it.

You are calling that a "discourtesy" and yet we can post the crap we do about each other here and you say nothing? Give me a break Shades. It is a great story about a man I never heard of. I thought others might enjoy it as much as I did.

But thanks for all the time you put in here.

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Markk, it is considered impolite to link and run. You should give people a brief description of the link so people will have an idea as to whether or not it's worth the click. I'm with Shades on this. You can call me any name in the book, but just don't ask me to click on a link without giving me a clue as to what it is.

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I didn't open the link because it's spamming the forum to link and run.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:00 am 
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Markk wrote:
subgenius wrote:
see also: "link and run".

Snitches need stitches and end up in ditches.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:07 am 
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Markk, it is considered impolite to link and run. You should give people a brief description of the link so people will have an idea as to whether or not it's worth the click. I'm with Shades on this. You can call me any name in the book, but just don't ask me to click on a link without giving me a clue as to what it is.


Lol ... as far a name goes "little girl" comes to mind. I can't believe a person would be offended by pasted a "great story". But maybe that is just me.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:09 am 
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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
I didn't open the link because it's spamming the forum to link and run.

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I'm not the only soul who's accused of link and run
Tire tracks all across your back
I can, I can see you had your fun
But, darlin' can't you see my signals turn from green to red
And with you I can see a traffic jam straight up ahead

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:25 am 
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Yes, it was a link and run. Yes, I clicked on it because I always enjoy a great story. And, yes, I thought it was a great story about a man I also had never heard of.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:48 am 
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Yes, it was a link and run. Yes, I clicked on it because I always enjoy a great story. And, yes, I thought it was a great story about a man I also had never heard of.

Agreed. I read it last night and appreciate Markk sharing it. I'm not sure why it's such a bid deal to offer up a short sentence or a quote from the article that would highlight what it was about, though.

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Markk wrote:
You are calling that a "discourtesy" and yet we can post the crap we do about each other here and you say nothing?

That's because posting crap about each other happens right here on the board; I don't have to visit another website in order to read it.

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Give me a break Shades. It is a great story about a man I never heard of. I thought others might enjoy it as much as I did.

Maybe we will. So, is it about the second black guy to play in the major leagues? Is it about the first man to survey the U.S. / Canadian border? Is it about a dude who loaned billions of dollars to Russia so they could build the trans-Siberian railway?

Details like that would assist us in determining whether we're interested enough to click on your link.

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But thanks for all the time you put in here.

You're welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:22 pm 
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Dr. Shades wrote:
Markk wrote:
You are calling that a "discourtesy" and yet we can post the crap we do about each other here and you say nothing?

That's because posting crap about each other happens right here on the board; I don't have to visit another website in order to read it.

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Give me a break Shades. It is a great story about a man I never heard of. I thought others might enjoy it as much as I did.

Maybe we will. So, is it about the second black guy to play in the major leagues? Is it about the first man to survey the U.S. / Canadian border? Is it about a dude who loaned billions of dollars to Russia so they could build the trans-Siberian railway?

Details like that would assist us in determining whether we're interested enough to click on your link.

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But thanks for all the time you put in here.

You're welcome.


You are wound way to tight shades...if what I did bothers you, you probably line your peas up on your plate before you eat them.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:57 pm 
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Markk wrote:
You are wound way to tight shades...if what I did bothers you, you probably line your peas up on your plate before you eat them.

Hey Markk,

You probably weren't around or didn't follow the threads when this became a thing. I don't recall when it was exactly but for whatever reason there was a minor uproar on the board by some participants over a number of posters simply starting OPs with links and not adding commentary as well. It didn't exactly originate with Shades though he was also clearly one of those who was annoyed by it.

It never really bothered me because there is this thing called the internet that is constantly throwing misleading and usually unhelpful descriptions and links at me anyway so making a value judgment here or there as to whether or not clicking a link was worth doing was no big deal.

But I think there was a vote or something. Or it was at least debated. Anyway, there's history. And now the expectation is that everyone add a blurb or two regarding any link you post as an opening post to ensure it's somewhat clear what someone should expect to find.

Like, maybe saying, "Cool story about the Jackie Robinson of Bull Riding from the 1960's. I enjoyed it and thought others might, too." would probably have been more than enough.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:54 am 
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You are wound way to tight shades...if what I did bothers you, you probably line your peas up on your plate before you eat them.

Hey Markk,

You probably weren't around or didn't follow the threads when this became a thing. I don't recall when it was exactly but for whatever reason there was a minor uproar on the board by some participants over a number of posters simply starting OPs with links and not adding commentary as well. It didn't exactly originate with Shades though he was also clearly one of those who was annoyed by it.

It never really bothered me because there is this thing called the internet that is constantly throwing misleading and usually unhelpful descriptions and links at me anyway so making a value judgment here or there as to whether or not clicking a link was worth doing was no big deal.

But I think there was a vote or something. Or it was at least debated. Anyway, there's history. And now the expectation is that everyone add a blurb or two regarding any link you post as an opening post to ensure it's somewhat clear what someone should expect to find.

Like, maybe saying, "Cool story about the Jackie Robinson of Bull Riding from the 1960's. I enjoyed it and thought others might, too." would probably have been more than enough.


Thanks for the history. To me, this is just stupid, to quote SG..."hair fire."

Being my cynical self, I want to do it again, but I don't want to upset the PC police so I will be a good trailer park clone and try to never do such a terrible act again.

Thanks for talking me off the ledge.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:04 am 
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Markk wrote:
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Being my cynical self, I want to do it again, but I don't want to upset the PC police so I will be a good trailer park clone and try to never do such a terrible act again.

Thanks for talking me off the ledge.

it is not cynical, it is immature, or rather, it is masturbatory. You literally started the thread to share something and then get whiny when people don't clamor around simply because you bothered to cut-n-paste a blind link. Your style of opening post is the only trailer park thing here....perhaps you are unfamiliar with click-bait?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:12 pm 
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subgenius wrote:
Markk wrote:
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Being my cynical self, I want to do it again, but I don't want to upset the PC police so I will be a good trailer park clone and try to never do such a terrible act again.

Thanks for talking me off the ledge.

it is not cynical, it is immature, or rather, it is masturbatory. You literally started the thread to share something and then get whiny when people don't clamor around simply because you bothered to cut-n-paste a blind link. Your style of opening post is the only trailer park thing here....perhaps you are unfamiliar with click-bait?


"masturbatory?" Now you did it...now you have to go talk to your bishop.

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