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- Apr 13, 2019
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I didn't sense namwoljr to be "complaining" as you put it...... and while I'm a HUGE fan of your work and contributions to the cause, and in fact your videos is what brought me to this site (yes, guys, you have Vortex to blame for that...grin), please don't feel like you have any duty to be on the internet on the weekends for us so that you can work on your videos or respond to comments about them, especially if you're going to passively aggressively guilt trip someone for your choosing to get online, see what they said and feel the need to immedietly respond and be overly defensive while doing so.Even when I’m relaxing on the weekend, people complain. You gotta love the internet...
(Put away the pitch forks everyone, keep reading)
I watched your live stream as well, despite the technical challenges that Youtube gave you, and the subsequent one you did for us V1 owners who bitched in the comments (like I did) about your not even mentioning V1 in the stream... thank you for the follow up video. Despite no news in this area, you jumped on and did a video and that speaks very highly of you as a Youtuber... thank you.
I think right now, some of us V1 owners needing upgrades or additional units feel pretty abandoned by our supplier after 3 months of no news, and I think watching your video, while not your fault in any way may have triggered that abandonment again for some (including me) by your not even mentioning such a big player. You were right, there was nothing to add but it was just a trigger, I know it was for me and I commented in the video comments, it may have been for namwoljr as well but I still don't see any negative in his comment which did include a compliment, but I'd have been just as hurt by your response as I assume he was.
While at the risk of pissing off even more of the board members by saying something to such a key member of the site (as I was recently told that all I am here is argumentative and angry with male board members, no hard task when I don't think there are any other female one, and while I may not add a lot in post value with all you much more qualified to speak on this topic, Vortex included, I have contributed/supported behind the scenes in other areas that I could where possible (donations)), we were all new to this stuff at some point, and I do believe in new members knowing that their thoughts are just as valuable as people like you who have done immeasurable positive for our hobby, and namwoljr needs to know he can speak openly without fearing it will be misinterpreted and turned back on him as it could have been taken.
I've seen it a lot more on another board I'm on (Radio Reference), you all here are awesome compared to over there. Over there you can't even make a comment or post without people taking it the wrong way, that you're demeaning them or complaining, it's society these days, there is no such thing as dialog, everyone is defensive from the start. It's draining and it takes all the fun out of being part of it, eventually you stop contributing and that's when boards die. I keep telling myself to not bother contributing over there (where I pay to be a member I might add) as everything gets taken wrong, even when I just post a cute link (example below). Eventually having to ask them to just delete the entire thread for me.... and for how often I experience this, it would be so terribly easy to say "oh, they just have a problem with women" but comments like that are cheap and insulting.... As Rodney King said "Can't we all just get along and not take everything so personally as an attack". Well, yea fine, ok, I added the part in red, but I'm sure he was thinking of that when they were assisting him to the ground with their batons.
I think I found a good reason for the collar around the SMA area on our SDS100's, other than the water proofing/o ring we're told... It's to keep people from doing this, while unique.... for the love of all that is not white trash, please don't, I beg of you. :ROFLMAO: mods.dk -> YAESU -> MISC...
I'd hate myself or others to get that same bad atitude here because things are taken the wrong way or are told we add no value or are argumentative with the male members.
You are both equally valuable to me on this board... Vortex (and others) just please be patient with us Valentine 1 owners at present, we're a bit "walking wounded" when it comes to us commenting on V1 related posts or items...
Hopefully when this all is behind us and we're using our new V1.1 detector we'll look back and laugh... till then, Vortex, please keep up the fantastic work on what you do... and take a breath, you don't owe us anything on a weekend, and if you think your "me time" is sparse now..... it's about to get a lot shorter... congrats again Dad.
Note: 107 posts (namwoljr's post count) may not be considered "new member" here but I still consider myself VERY new with my over 250, and have appreciated the time's a person here has supported or defended me.
When it's all said and done, at the end of the day, the only thing that really matters to me, is that in the top left corner of each of these pages, behind that link called "Reports", I don't see anything that I wrote.
You may all now go pick up your pitch forks, I put them over there on the camp fire (quickly leaving the area).
Luv ya both...
Jen, President, "Lonely/Abandoned V1 Owners of America" support group.