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02-05-2013 06:26 AM
Jverweij
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by rutinos harcos View Post
Annoying,rude,Djoko King hater,one of the worst MTF members ever.
pot...kettle...

seriously, take a look at your signature and then at the mirror
02-04-2013 12:13 AM
Nole Rules
Re: Goodbye Big John

Best thing happened to MTF.
02-03-2013 11:33 PM
octatennis
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski View Post
don't forget Jimbo aka it's like that
And Startdagame, Orgasmatron, Primadonna, Jaap and so on...
02-03-2013 10:56 PM
Brick Top
Re: Goodbye Big John

Good job modies. Proud of ya
02-03-2013 08:49 PM
NID
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Time Violation View Post
The weirdest thing is I don't remember he ever discussed tennis or matches in question, his "criticism" was always 100% ad hominem, directed either to the player, fanbase or usually to both. Good riddance
nothing weird about your inability to recollect anything more. you pretty much summed up his entire 'carrer' on mtf.
02-03-2013 07:36 PM
tektonac
Re: Goodbye Big John

mods just throwing the garbage out. great job
02-03-2013 07:33 PM
Goldenoldie
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Kat_YYZ View Post

wait, so you demand people play TT but you're calling others "elitist"?
What the hell? I've been here for years and I still don't even know what TT is! Not everyone has time for all these games, you know.
No hang on, I didn't demand anything. I suggested he would be good at it because of his tennis knowledge, and promised as a quid pro quo if he gave it a try I would visit the Castle.
02-03-2013 06:59 PM
Kat_YYZ
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Goldenoldie View Post
I can't answer for John, but I can understand where he was coming from, and I am guessing that Castletardism meant the same to him as it does to me.
I see it as elitism, an inner circle within MTF. Yes, anyone can join, but only if they agree with the leadership. I am not referring to the Castle's stated principles, which are admirable, but the way CD treated the Castle as his private fiefdom. Like Animal Farm, all posters are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
I agree with Mae's response to this. I know BJ didn't like the "Castle lingo" and people calling each other "general" (though it's pretty much harmless nonsense) but I really think the Castle became just another chat thread after CD was banned. So I was also confused by him leaving that in his signature.

Many of the other chat threads have their cliquish tendencies too, even if they are not explicitly stated.

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Originally Posted by Goldenoldie View Post
Lest this post be regarded as sour grapes because I was not invited to the castle, I was on at least two occasions. My response was that if CD cared to demonstrate his undoubted tennis knowledge in Tennis Tipping or one of the other games, I would join the Castle. This did not happen.
wait, so you demand people play TT but you're calling others "elitist"?
What the hell? I've been here for years and I still don't even know what TT is! Not everyone has time for all these games, you know.
02-03-2013 06:44 PM
Time Violation
Re: Goodbye Big John

The weirdest thing is I don't remember he ever discussed tennis or matches in question, his "criticism" was always 100% ad hominem, directed either to the player, fanbase or usually to both. Good riddance
02-03-2013 04:57 PM
Sapeod
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by motorhead View Post
Said a very respected member of the forum
Me respected?? I know your post is sarcasm but I just have to laugh at that anyway

I take back the "idiotic" part of my statement. Poor BigJohn was just a victim of change. A really bad change. Still a pretty bad poster though.
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Originally Posted by Goldenoldie View Post
You are right, I fear the battle fried his brain.
I believe it did. But let's remember him in a good light slighty as he did get rid of Clay Death and their battles were both legendary and entertaining to watch.
02-03-2013 04:55 PM
Goldenoldie
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Sapeod View Post
It was coming, yes, but it's the truth. Good riddance to a poster who turned from quite a good one into what he hated. I feel sorry for him in a way, he really changed drastically when Clay Death was banned.

Actually I agreed with him on a lot of things but he turned into a Clay Death clone in a way, so goodbye.
You are right, I fear the battle fried his brain.
02-03-2013 04:53 PM
motorhead
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Sapeod View Post
A shame he didn't get to the final of the ACC last year. He deserved it. He turned into one of the most idiotic posters on here. Good riddance anyway.
Said a very respected member of the forum
02-03-2013 04:43 PM
Sapeod
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Goldenoldie View Post
Your reaction NID. Only surprised it took you so long.
It was coming, yes, but it's the truth. Good riddance to a poster who turned from quite a good one into what he hated. I feel sorry for him in a way, he really changed drastically when Clay Death was banned.

Actually I agreed with him on a lot of things but he turned into a Clay Death clone in a way, so goodbye.
02-03-2013 04:37 PM
rutinos harcos
Re: Goodbye Big John

Annoying,rude,Djoko King hater,one of the worst MTF members ever.
02-03-2013 04:35 PM
Goldenoldie
Re: Goodbye Big John

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Originally Posted by Goldenoldie View Post
Maybe since the banning of SDG and CD Castletardism no longer exists
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Originally Posted by Mae View Post
Jim what I kept trying to get BigJohn to understand was that the Castle Thread with CD gone is not the same Castle Thread. There are mostly completely different posters in there now. Not mostly Rafa Fans like under CD now it is almost totally a thread of posters that like Roger plus a few other players as well. It is not "elitism" it is simply a Chat Thread that has the title of Castle which is no different from threads with the names Casa, Raising Francesco, The Attention Seekers, The Lurkers,
Swiss Chalet, and not to forget the Gimpy vLove Shack where BigJohn started the Volume thread they are posting in now. Everyone is welcome to come and post in the Castle Thread! So Jim please consider this your 3rd invitation to the Castle Thread that CD has had nothing to do with for some time now and it is very different from the days CD was there! Also there are a lot of TT players posting in the Castle Thread now.
I think I got the picture (see bold comment), but perhaps John didn't. Hope your question is answered anyway. Don't hold your breath for me to turn up at the drawbridge, I'm not much of a chatter, but don't rule it out.
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