QUOTE(GP1 @ Sep 26 2009, 05:01 PM)
..... This board loves my opinions....they may not like them, but everyone responds to them one way or another. The board would be borring without the Great GP1. .....
Here's a fact, not an opinion. Many of the problems with internet forums are not from trolls, but from people who are unable to resist being provoked into responding to trolls. It's a well-known fact that the best way to get rid of trolls is to ignore them.
Now I'm not saying you're a troll, because I think a lot of what you post is fair and honest opinion that's worth consideration and discussion. But it's sprinkled with a pattern of troll-like language that, intentionally or not, continually provokes people into responding in kind. Some people just can't resist responding to provocation even when the point of the provocation is to push their buttons and draw them into a round of mud rasslin.
You label yourself the "Great GP1," while it appears some consider you the "Grate GP1," as in grating on other people's nerves. You seem to enjoy the theatre, and maybe some of the others do, too. It all sounds something like your description in another thread of how people in the construction business converse.
I suppose that as long as there's more than one person willing to play, and the moderators think it's all within the rules of ZN, this sideshow will have a long run.