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Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Redball Express, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Ok..

    Mods..please leave this thread up for a bit before you move it so readers can read.

    I have been here for about 10 years.

    Before that I did hand to hand posting on the Old Dallas Morning News postinga for the Cowboys.

    That would be another 10 years.

    Whew.

    I say this because some posters seem to want to criticize me for my posts..

    I have no problem with that.

    But I get stuff about my spacing..

    Double spacing..

    3 years ago I had a major stroke and spent 6 months recovering.

    I had brain surgery and it was touch and go.

    I contracted pneumonia twice and had to go back to intensive care for a week each time.

    I went from 220lbs to 150 during my stay.

    Could not eat as everything tasted like metal becuz I had so many drugs in me.

    I suffered kidney failure and lost one of my kidneys.

    I have high BP and take 17 medications a day to control my issues.

    I ended up with diabetes and inject insulin.

    I have glaucoma and it's hard to read typing for me.

    So to help it..I double space so I can read what I post.

    Some of you have complained but I addressed the double spacing with the heads of the site..Winicki, Hostile and Brainpaint and they agreed it's OK with the double spacing.

    They did not know.

    I am permanently disabled now but I overcome it best I can.

    I obviously am a long time and loyal fan of this team.

    My family has owned 4 season tickets since 1965 to today.

    They are on the 20 yard line below the pressbox in ATT Stadium.

    At an average cost of over $4000/ yr. plus parking and food..

    I and my brothers have put our money where our mouths are for years to be here.

    That's it.

    If I offend you guys..

    very sorry.

    But please stop all the silly comments about posting you think need my English teacher needs to see.

    I am 65 years old. Hope that does not offend the younger fans who know everything and will tell you.

    Haha.

    Thanks for your time.

    You guys are the best.

    My prediction..

    Dallas 45-Colts 17.

    We will be NFC Champs in 2 days.

    Who would have thought this?

    Show of hands?
     
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  2. BatteryPowered

    BatteryPowered Member

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    Dude...when people complain just remind yourself that some people are alive simply because it's against the law to kill them.

    Post away any way you wish.

    Sometimes I find double spacing much easier to read...but then, I'm getting old.
     
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  3. dcowboysfan76

    dcowboysfan76 Well-Known Member

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    SO MOTE IT BE!!
     
  4. ShortRound131

    ShortRound131 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sharing I wish you the best and maybe I don’t agree with your posts always appreciate other opinions.


    I haven’t been here as long but I don’t understand the hate people have just because of differing opinions aren’t we all Cowboys fans after all?
     
  5. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    Never had a problem with double spacing.

    I have a problem with people who think they know the minds of other people.

    Carry on, Redball, and I hope the issues stop compounding.
     
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  6. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    Much respect bro. You're a good dude. Cowboys are lucky to have you as a fan.
     
  7. ElGatoGrande

    ElGatoGrande EGG

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    Civility is hard to come by on the internet with so many people of various backgrounds and stages in life posting. Offering up your background and explanations will certainly help,,, but don't get your hopes up, lol.
     
  8. JohnnyTheFox

    JohnnyTheFox Achilleslastand

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    Always enjoy reading your posts, hang in there, take care of yourself and keep cheering for those Cowboys.
     
  9. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    You can just put them on ignore and never see anything else they post or reply to you. That's what I do and it is such a relief.

    Other than that, get well with all that is going on with you and........... How bout dem Cowboys
     
  10. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Who complains about spacing? Lulz... Pure silliness on their part.
     
  11. HanD

    HanD Well-Known Member

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    way to be a fighter and not let life get you down or make you give up. no need to apologize to anyone. we don't see eye to eye on all things but i've never taken things personal. keep fighting the good fight.
     
  12. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia!

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    Please post more regularly. :thumbup:
     
  13. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Hahahaaaaaaa...
     
  14. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    Man if our civility is held hostage by double spacing I really fear for mankind.

    I with you the best on your health issues.

    Sometimes there are difficult people in this world. Some of them are here on this site. It wouldn't surprise me that the personalities displayed here are latent to their characters, and they just can't help themselves.

    Ignore them. I'm fairly certain the rest of the people surrounding them also do it. Peers at work. Their family members. Etc.

    People who display rude behaviour can't help themselves. Double space away.
     
  15. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Man..

    If I post more regularly..

    I will just get my own YouTube Channel.

    Thanx.
     
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  16. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Thanx bro.

    Back at you.
     
  17. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Its cool.

    I just wanted everybody to know I am not ignoring their concerns.

    We good.

    With this hopefully people will be more tolerant and try to get along as you ssy.
     
  18. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    @Irvin88_4life provided good advice. Click on a member's avatar when they direct nonsense your way. The small box will appear with the Ignore link. Click Ignore and you are done. Nonsense go *POOF*!

    Of course, this easily accessible site aid does not filter out moderator nonsense posts.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry. :( :)
     
  19. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    Like everything you said besides the comment about younger fans for no reason.
     
  20. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Oh..

    I have that problem, too.

    The mind reading part.

    Just ask my GF.

    Haha...

    no pill for that..

    but there is Tequila.
     
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