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Old 10-01-2011, 02:25 AM   #1
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Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

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Yes, Yes, Yes -- this is the place for Pru-Center-scale integrated all weather complex since any street-life has to be internal to the complex of ramps

This is also a good place to connect the South Bay complex with South Station through the "mother of all Gerbil Tubes" -- perhaps with Logan-like moving sidewalks
You're the king of the inconsequential post and every other post seems to be yours. Do you have anything interesting or informative to contribute whatsoever?

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Old 10-01-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

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You're the king of the inconsequential post and every other post seems to be yours. Do you have anything interesting or informative to contribute whatsoever?
Occasionally -- when I can't think of anything inconsequential to add

By the way -- some of my posts seem to generate some replies -- so they seem to be succeeding in something
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Flaming by admins... classy. -.-

I don't even see how that post warranted such a flame.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

You're right. That was bitchy and unwarranted. And Whiglander does actually post interesting and informative stuff fairly regularly. However, I think the majority of threads on this board are basically starting to read like Whighlander's stream of consciousness. Most of this stuff is just completely irrelevant clutter. Not every trivial thought that pops in one's head is worth posting.

I'll probably move this discussion to the general forum.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:14 PM   #5
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Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Briv, comments like your first statement to Whiglander are just the sort of thing to point ArchBoston toward the role of technically relevant, yet painfully stuffy and minimally enjoyed dead forum. There are many of us here who are not in the business, simply enthusiasts. I fear we all make comments that may trend toward the inconsequential to the more professional eye. The administration can welcome us, as a constituency for the sort of ideas that tend to be pushed here, or it can disdain us for our lack of consequential knowledge. If the latter is chosen, it will have a chilling affect.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

I basically apologized for that comment. I admit it was inaccurate and pretty rude. What do you want? I posted it at 3 in the morning on a Friday night. My thoughts weren't exactly crystal clear, if you know what I mean.

Inconsequential was probably the wrong word to use. I think I clarified my issue with Whig in my previous post. It wasn't that I believed his opinions lacked merit, or professional insight or whatever. My issue was that he posts a lot, and I think a lot of his posts are irrelevant to the threads they're posted in--not by a little, but waaaay irrelevant, IMO. I think this has a tendency to derail threads (sort of like this post is doing now). Nothing personal, Whig. That's my opinion.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

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You're the king of the inconsequential post and every other post seems to be yours. Do you have anything interesting or informative to contribute whatsoever?
Did he happen to mention that he just came back from India?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:06 AM   #8
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...the majority of threads on this board are basically starting to read like Whighlander's stream of consciousness.
As with Rifleman, I think there are certain people who would be considerably better off starting their own blogs. I enjoy that this is an open forum and that discussion is never stifled, but if one has so much he feels the need to share there are perhaps better avenues.

http://wordpress.com I believe makes it extremely easy to setup a blog at no cost.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:56 AM   #9
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

I get a kick out of Rifle's posting. Such a manly name!!!! He comes across as the aborted love child of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:31 AM   #10
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

There is always going to be a person or two that will piss you off and post things you think are stupid (lord knows I've had my problems with people in the past and others with me).

There is a line between being an annoying poster and being a troll. I don't find whig or Rifleman to be trolls and while I disagree with them most of the time I think this place is better for having that side of the argument (or at least their opinion).
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:33 AM   #11
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

I don't see Rifleman as either Limbaugh or Beck, or Tea Party etc. even despite his inflated rhetoric and ALL CAPS. I see a man who articulates a strong role for government and a need for sound fiscal policy including taxes. But he hates nothing more than for tax revenues to be squandered on already moneyed interests who are too close to elected officials. (At least, I think that's his position on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.)
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #12
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

Which is all well and good but this is not a political forum.

Granted, there are lots of times that urban design and development overlap with politics, but 99.9% of his posted are political. It gets grating. And that's not even getting into the random caps thing.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:25 AM   #13
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

I like whighlander's posts. He has a historical perspective that most of us don't.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:35 AM   #14
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

My eyes tend to gloss over whighlander's posts. There is just something about the way he writes. It's not bad per se, just difficult to read somehow.

Probably more my reading comprehension skills than his writing skills.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #15
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

To sum it up thier post are of interest but just too ranty.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

Just a reminder: this board has driven away whighlander once before under the exact same pretense.

I too find him/her to be a rambler of the highest order, but I'd really not like for things to end the same way they did before. There are others on this board that deserve our collective animosity WAY more than whighlander.

So here's what we do:
  • Briv, put down the beer before you post.
  • And Westy, put down the bong before you post!
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:06 PM   #17
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

My posts have definitely become more surly and less useful during the past year and a half, for which I apologize. It's the economy, stupid.

See, there I go again.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #18
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

I can't blame you, John; there simply isn't as much architecture to talk about right now. Personally, I've adjusted by not coming here as much as I used to.... instead of once or twice a day it's now more like twice a week.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:13 PM   #19
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

For my own part, I'm every bit the gaping asshole in the real world as I am on here.

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...there simply isn't as much architecture to talk about right now.
There's plenty of architecture to talk about...Just not in Boston.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:22 AM   #20
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Re: Whighlander Posts Off Topic A Lot, or: Briv is a Jerk (from the Greenway Thread)

Can someone explain how Whiglander came to be called 'Westy' by many members of the forum? Is there some cultural reference I'm not getting? I thought I was around when he first showed up a few years back.
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