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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Humor and Spoofs' started by Texas_Signmaker, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    It has come to my attention that some people here feel that anonymity is expected when posting on these (or any) online forums. They think it's their "right".

    I'm here to tell you that privacy online is NOT your right or expectation. You are NOT anonymous online...especially if you CHOOSE to post personal information about yourself. If you post your life story on your website or Facebook, or choose to post photos of you customer's signs, you are revealing information on your own choosing.

    How can you post stuff on Facebook (real name, business, family information, photos of your vacations) and then expect S101 to be anonymous and feel that it is a right?

    Someone here recently said they were fearful of their life because someone posted the name of their town... (That was it...just the name of their town..like "Frisco" or "Los Angeles"). Mind you that person earlier posted pictures of their OWN SIGN for their sign shop online, that anyone can easily Google.

    First of all, if you're doing things online that you think would lead to real-life consequences, you might want to re-evaluate your conduct on the internet. I've posted customer photos, revealed my real name, my business name, previous employer and if I have something to say that I don't want public I'll send it privately to people I think I can trust...because even sending things privately can be revealed. Honestly I think whoever claimed to be "fearful" really has some personal issues they themselves need to work out.

    This is a sign professional community. We are not a large group... I have some of my customers posting on this site, I've seen fellow local sign shop owners posting, I've found people to sub work out to and met a few of you all in person. You never know when something you say can come back and bite you in the ***, so treat this website like you would if a group of us were all sitting in a coffee shop having a drink....or would you show up to Starbucks with this on your face?
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    :roflmao:
     
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    Yes I would.

    Who made you the boss of me?
     
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    Those eyes tell me V has had a few gummies
     
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    who am I?
     
  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    your my kids old dog before we had to give it away for crapping all over my new house... i told you i'd put you on the dark side of the moon if you did it again... nice to see you learned how to type.

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  7. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Anyone ever watch Bob's Burgers?
    Anybody catch the episode where he goes to a meetup for his burger forum, and everyone thinks he's a jerk?
    It always makes me imagine running into somebody off here, then finding out that everybody think I'm an asshat.

    I'm not planning to advertise my company, just for google's sake. It's about 5 seconds of sherlocking google to figure out who I am and where I work, but I do not necessarily want my competition jumping on the board after googling my name and perusing my posts, saying to themselves "so that's how he makes so much money!" (Jokes on them, I don't)
    Now while I won't walk into a starbucks wearing a mask that covers my face, ya never know when a cop might think I'm going to rob the place before the barista asks him to leave, I also don't walk into a starbucks with a nametag on. (I mean unless I'm wearing a work shirt. But hell I don't even drink starbucks.) It's like wearing a maga/bernie/ford hat. If I'm talking to a democrat, it's funny how my views align perfectly with theirs, same with a dodge fan, or even a Playstation gamer. I'm free, to a degree, to express my opinions here without immediate backlash, and the last thing I want to do is tie my company's name to my opinion of the day.
     
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    People are crazy, you never know what mild thing you say can set someone into some irrational frenzy for revenge. I like to joke but have to limit it to the few I know wont get all twisted over it and hunt me down.
    I dont care who here knows me but id prefer to remain anonymous for customers that come across this. It looks unprofessional to to me to ask pointers on how to do a job they gave you or even worse, how to price it.
     
  9. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I'm not advocating that people reveal personal information about themselves. I don't parade around my info or any others personal info...

    The point of this thread is this... Once you post stuff, it's out there forever and for everyone to access. You can't complain about "the presumption of anonymity" when you choose to put your info online.

    We should be more cognizant of our behavior and treat each other AS IF we were all in the same room...cause you never know who will find this stuff later on...
     
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    equippaint Very Active Member

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    Id still make fun of your crooked signs if you were in the same room if thats what you’re saying. Dont measure from drop ceilings or sloped ground - pro tip there, the bills in the mail.
     
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    So his first name is not really 'Texas'? Disappointing......
     
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    Your that ratdog Gracie, that lives next door. gracie.jpg
     
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  13. JBurton

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    So nobody watches Bob's Burgers?
     
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  14. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    lol... no... never got into it, even though I'm a fan of family guy, south park, futurama and athf...never accepted bobs burgers
     
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  15. JBurton

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    Love all those shows, but honestly haven't watched any of them in the past 3 or 4 years. When my 6 year old was starting to talk, we had to stop watching family guy. We used to watch it with her all the time when she was babbling, but at some point we wised up and stopped. Now the really funny part is if the family guy theme song starts, she'll run into the living room to see that it's on, then inevitably I hear "Mom! Dad's watching Family Guy!" in the most tattling voice you can imagine. But Bob's is so PG it is fine if the kids wander in.
    I still find time for my Rick and Morty, even though I can see that one melting my kids brains if they saw some of that sh!t.
     
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  17. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    100% understand...mine is 7 and around 2 or 3 my wife banned those shows...now I have to hide in my room at night and watch what I want on my computer like its porn.

    i like watching stand-up and 99% of that I can't watch either... except Jim Gaffigan. Another show that's family friendly (sort of) is Impratical Jokers.
     
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    Have you seen Joe Rogans new Netflix special he did? Hilarious!
     
  19. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    so much this. Let alone something like the walking dead. Especially when you're going through a boring section of talking and then before you know it they're euthanizing a toddler missing half her face.

    I'll have to check this one out.

    Joe Rogan, Fear Factor, this sounds family friendly!
     
  20. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I just discovered him on that last special he put out... pretty good comedian.. i'd never heard of him before.
     
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