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    Teknophyl got a reaction from SGrant7 in Read Me   
    We are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your personal console of choice, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of who you voted for, what being you do or don't pray to, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your opinion, as strong or weak as it is, towards one game company, game platform, game type, game style, game hardware, game software, game personality, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your income level, your employment status, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your showering frequency, your beer gut size, your measure of hair on your head or ears, we are Dads.
     
    Potato, po-tah-to, the point is, we are Dads. We are also, by default, men. And as men I hope that we can all agree or disagree with respect and courtesy, expressing our thoughts and opinions while acknowledging differing view points with that same respect and courtesy, because we are men, and we are Dads.
     
    You came to this site in order to commune with others who are like you - Dads. And in this world, we are going to find people who do not agree with us, who are going to rub us the wrong way, who you may not like, or agree with. But I will respect you because if you are anything like me then your first and foremost "thing that you are" is a Dad.
     
    I don't care what you play. I don't care if you think Xbox gamers are [insert your choice of word here] while Sony gamers are [insert your choice of word here] and PC gamers are [you get the drill by now]. I don't care because I respect all of you, not because of what you play, but because you share the same thoughts, feelings, and insecurities that I do - not because of what you play, but because you are, like me, a Dad.
     
    We have different hobbies, interests, and senses of humor. You may not think something I do is very interesting or fulfilling or funny. But we can express that while recognizing that we share something - the fact that we are Dads.
     
    I personally do not think any console argument is worth leaving a community of people who are so much like me. As men we don't get a lot of opportunities to share in the "softer" side of being a dad (just go to the Support forum if you don't understand what I mean by this). I would have a really hard time dealing with things that come up as a Dad if I didn't have other people who were like me to talk to. In other words, I would respect the opinions of a WoT player who had insight into a discipline issue - and that would not change just because I am not a tanker.
     
    I freely admit that on two occasions I considered leaving the site. I thought it was a WoT focused site, and I didn't know anyone, and I am not smart enough to be a tanker (and it's just not my bag). But when I thought about it I realized the problem wasn't anyone else's but mine. And when I realized I was only hurting myself by leaving (because again, I'm a Dad), I decided to stay, and I am so glad I did because then I wouldn't have met any of you. I wouldn't have had anyone's support for when I quit drinking nearly 9 months ago, or been able to offer my own experiences and insights to people who need my support.
     
    I don't care what kind of controller you use, or don't use. We are Dads. That's it. Everything else is secondary, a wonderful, broad common ground that we all happen to have. But if none of us were gamers I would like to think that we would all still hold one another in high regard, just because we are Dads.
     
    This isn't targeted at any one person or group. I just felt like expressing this because I do agree that things regarding console opinions are elevated for a lot of us right now. Are we fanboys, or Dads? It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the forum moments and forget to look past the words on your computer or internet-mobile-lookatdevice and remember "hey, that's his bag, I don't agree with it, but it's OK because that's his thing and I have mine and we can respect each other for that". Speaking for myself, if something I said, or did, has rubbed you the wrong way (and trust me, you are lucky, because I usually make people pay good money for rubbings) then you are always free to ping me so I can understand what was said or done and work it out. As a sign of mutual human respect, we deserve that chance. Understood if you would rather not deal with it, but remember that people can't work together to fix something if one person doesn't know something's broken.
     
    Just saying - we are Dads. And I hope you share the same feeling I have when I say I am damn glad to have met you all, and can't wait to meet those I haven't yet, regardless of how wrong you are about [insert any random opinion here].
     
    (I kid, I kid).
     
    Sincerely,
    El
     
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    Teknophyl got a reaction from Skiddy in Read Me   
    We are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your personal console of choice, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of who you voted for, what being you do or don't pray to, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your opinion, as strong or weak as it is, towards one game company, game platform, game type, game style, game hardware, game software, game personality, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your income level, your employment status, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your showering frequency, your beer gut size, your measure of hair on your head or ears, we are Dads.
     
    Potato, po-tah-to, the point is, we are Dads. We are also, by default, men. And as men I hope that we can all agree or disagree with respect and courtesy, expressing our thoughts and opinions while acknowledging differing view points with that same respect and courtesy, because we are men, and we are Dads.
     
    You came to this site in order to commune with others who are like you - Dads. And in this world, we are going to find people who do not agree with us, who are going to rub us the wrong way, who you may not like, or agree with. But I will respect you because if you are anything like me then your first and foremost "thing that you are" is a Dad.
     
    I don't care what you play. I don't care if you think Xbox gamers are [insert your choice of word here] while Sony gamers are [insert your choice of word here] and PC gamers are [you get the drill by now]. I don't care because I respect all of you, not because of what you play, but because you share the same thoughts, feelings, and insecurities that I do - not because of what you play, but because you are, like me, a Dad.
     
    We have different hobbies, interests, and senses of humor. You may not think something I do is very interesting or fulfilling or funny. But we can express that while recognizing that we share something - the fact that we are Dads.
     
    I personally do not think any console argument is worth leaving a community of people who are so much like me. As men we don't get a lot of opportunities to share in the "softer" side of being a dad (just go to the Support forum if you don't understand what I mean by this). I would have a really hard time dealing with things that come up as a Dad if I didn't have other people who were like me to talk to. In other words, I would respect the opinions of a WoT player who had insight into a discipline issue - and that would not change just because I am not a tanker.
     
    I freely admit that on two occasions I considered leaving the site. I thought it was a WoT focused site, and I didn't know anyone, and I am not smart enough to be a tanker (and it's just not my bag). But when I thought about it I realized the problem wasn't anyone else's but mine. And when I realized I was only hurting myself by leaving (because again, I'm a Dad), I decided to stay, and I am so glad I did because then I wouldn't have met any of you. I wouldn't have had anyone's support for when I quit drinking nearly 9 months ago, or been able to offer my own experiences and insights to people who need my support.
     
    I don't care what kind of controller you use, or don't use. We are Dads. That's it. Everything else is secondary, a wonderful, broad common ground that we all happen to have. But if none of us were gamers I would like to think that we would all still hold one another in high regard, just because we are Dads.
     
    This isn't targeted at any one person or group. I just felt like expressing this because I do agree that things regarding console opinions are elevated for a lot of us right now. Are we fanboys, or Dads? It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the forum moments and forget to look past the words on your computer or internet-mobile-lookatdevice and remember "hey, that's his bag, I don't agree with it, but it's OK because that's his thing and I have mine and we can respect each other for that". Speaking for myself, if something I said, or did, has rubbed you the wrong way (and trust me, you are lucky, because I usually make people pay good money for rubbings) then you are always free to ping me so I can understand what was said or done and work it out. As a sign of mutual human respect, we deserve that chance. Understood if you would rather not deal with it, but remember that people can't work together to fix something if one person doesn't know something's broken.
     
    Just saying - we are Dads. And I hope you share the same feeling I have when I say I am damn glad to have met you all, and can't wait to meet those I haven't yet, regardless of how wrong you are about [insert any random opinion here].
     
    (I kid, I kid).
     
    Sincerely,
    El
     
  3. Upvote
    Teknophyl got a reaction from wtfovr in Read Me   
    We are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your personal console of choice, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of who you voted for, what being you do or don't pray to, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your opinion, as strong or weak as it is, towards one game company, game platform, game type, game style, game hardware, game software, game personality, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your income level, your employment status, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your showering frequency, your beer gut size, your measure of hair on your head or ears, we are Dads.
     
    Potato, po-tah-to, the point is, we are Dads. We are also, by default, men. And as men I hope that we can all agree or disagree with respect and courtesy, expressing our thoughts and opinions while acknowledging differing view points with that same respect and courtesy, because we are men, and we are Dads.
     
    You came to this site in order to commune with others who are like you - Dads. And in this world, we are going to find people who do not agree with us, who are going to rub us the wrong way, who you may not like, or agree with. But I will respect you because if you are anything like me then your first and foremost "thing that you are" is a Dad.
     
    I don't care what you play. I don't care if you think Xbox gamers are [insert your choice of word here] while Sony gamers are [insert your choice of word here] and PC gamers are [you get the drill by now]. I don't care because I respect all of you, not because of what you play, but because you share the same thoughts, feelings, and insecurities that I do - not because of what you play, but because you are, like me, a Dad.
     
    We have different hobbies, interests, and senses of humor. You may not think something I do is very interesting or fulfilling or funny. But we can express that while recognizing that we share something - the fact that we are Dads.
     
    I personally do not think any console argument is worth leaving a community of people who are so much like me. As men we don't get a lot of opportunities to share in the "softer" side of being a dad (just go to the Support forum if you don't understand what I mean by this). I would have a really hard time dealing with things that come up as a Dad if I didn't have other people who were like me to talk to. In other words, I would respect the opinions of a WoT player who had insight into a discipline issue - and that would not change just because I am not a tanker.
     
    I freely admit that on two occasions I considered leaving the site. I thought it was a WoT focused site, and I didn't know anyone, and I am not smart enough to be a tanker (and it's just not my bag). But when I thought about it I realized the problem wasn't anyone else's but mine. And when I realized I was only hurting myself by leaving (because again, I'm a Dad), I decided to stay, and I am so glad I did because then I wouldn't have met any of you. I wouldn't have had anyone's support for when I quit drinking nearly 9 months ago, or been able to offer my own experiences and insights to people who need my support.
     
    I don't care what kind of controller you use, or don't use. We are Dads. That's it. Everything else is secondary, a wonderful, broad common ground that we all happen to have. But if none of us were gamers I would like to think that we would all still hold one another in high regard, just because we are Dads.
     
    This isn't targeted at any one person or group. I just felt like expressing this because I do agree that things regarding console opinions are elevated for a lot of us right now. Are we fanboys, or Dads? It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the forum moments and forget to look past the words on your computer or internet-mobile-lookatdevice and remember "hey, that's his bag, I don't agree with it, but it's OK because that's his thing and I have mine and we can respect each other for that". Speaking for myself, if something I said, or did, has rubbed you the wrong way (and trust me, you are lucky, because I usually make people pay good money for rubbings) then you are always free to ping me so I can understand what was said or done and work it out. As a sign of mutual human respect, we deserve that chance. Understood if you would rather not deal with it, but remember that people can't work together to fix something if one person doesn't know something's broken.
     
    Just saying - we are Dads. And I hope you share the same feeling I have when I say I am damn glad to have met you all, and can't wait to meet those I haven't yet, regardless of how wrong you are about [insert any random opinion here].
     
    (I kid, I kid).
     
    Sincerely,
    El
     
  4. Upvote
    Teknophyl got a reaction from MagmaFlow in Read Me   
    We are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your personal console of choice, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of who you voted for, what being you do or don't pray to, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your opinion, as strong or weak as it is, towards one game company, game platform, game type, game style, game hardware, game software, game personality, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your income level, your employment status, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your showering frequency, your beer gut size, your measure of hair on your head or ears, we are Dads.
     
    Potato, po-tah-to, the point is, we are Dads. We are also, by default, men. And as men I hope that we can all agree or disagree with respect and courtesy, expressing our thoughts and opinions while acknowledging differing view points with that same respect and courtesy, because we are men, and we are Dads.
     
    You came to this site in order to commune with others who are like you - Dads. And in this world, we are going to find people who do not agree with us, who are going to rub us the wrong way, who you may not like, or agree with. But I will respect you because if you are anything like me then your first and foremost "thing that you are" is a Dad.
     
    I don't care what you play. I don't care if you think Xbox gamers are [insert your choice of word here] while Sony gamers are [insert your choice of word here] and PC gamers are [you get the drill by now]. I don't care because I respect all of you, not because of what you play, but because you share the same thoughts, feelings, and insecurities that I do - not because of what you play, but because you are, like me, a Dad.
     
    We have different hobbies, interests, and senses of humor. You may not think something I do is very interesting or fulfilling or funny. But we can express that while recognizing that we share something - the fact that we are Dads.
     
    I personally do not think any console argument is worth leaving a community of people who are so much like me. As men we don't get a lot of opportunities to share in the "softer" side of being a dad (just go to the Support forum if you don't understand what I mean by this). I would have a really hard time dealing with things that come up as a Dad if I didn't have other people who were like me to talk to. In other words, I would respect the opinions of a WoT player who had insight into a discipline issue - and that would not change just because I am not a tanker.
     
    I freely admit that on two occasions I considered leaving the site. I thought it was a WoT focused site, and I didn't know anyone, and I am not smart enough to be a tanker (and it's just not my bag). But when I thought about it I realized the problem wasn't anyone else's but mine. And when I realized I was only hurting myself by leaving (because again, I'm a Dad), I decided to stay, and I am so glad I did because then I wouldn't have met any of you. I wouldn't have had anyone's support for when I quit drinking nearly 9 months ago, or been able to offer my own experiences and insights to people who need my support.
     
    I don't care what kind of controller you use, or don't use. We are Dads. That's it. Everything else is secondary, a wonderful, broad common ground that we all happen to have. But if none of us were gamers I would like to think that we would all still hold one another in high regard, just because we are Dads.
     
    This isn't targeted at any one person or group. I just felt like expressing this because I do agree that things regarding console opinions are elevated for a lot of us right now. Are we fanboys, or Dads? It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the forum moments and forget to look past the words on your computer or internet-mobile-lookatdevice and remember "hey, that's his bag, I don't agree with it, but it's OK because that's his thing and I have mine and we can respect each other for that". Speaking for myself, if something I said, or did, has rubbed you the wrong way (and trust me, you are lucky, because I usually make people pay good money for rubbings) then you are always free to ping me so I can understand what was said or done and work it out. As a sign of mutual human respect, we deserve that chance. Understood if you would rather not deal with it, but remember that people can't work together to fix something if one person doesn't know something's broken.
     
    Just saying - we are Dads. And I hope you share the same feeling I have when I say I am damn glad to have met you all, and can't wait to meet those I haven't yet, regardless of how wrong you are about [insert any random opinion here].
     
    (I kid, I kid).
     
    Sincerely,
    El
     
  5. Upvote
    Teknophyl got a reaction from Mr Linford in Read Me   
    We are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your personal console of choice, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of who you voted for, what being you do or don't pray to, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your opinion, as strong or weak as it is, towards one game company, game platform, game type, game style, game hardware, game software, game personality, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your income level, your employment status, we are Dads.
     
    Regardless of your showering frequency, your beer gut size, your measure of hair on your head or ears, we are Dads.
     
    Potato, po-tah-to, the point is, we are Dads. We are also, by default, men. And as men I hope that we can all agree or disagree with respect and courtesy, expressing our thoughts and opinions while acknowledging differing view points with that same respect and courtesy, because we are men, and we are Dads.
     
    You came to this site in order to commune with others who are like you - Dads. And in this world, we are going to find people who do not agree with us, who are going to rub us the wrong way, who you may not like, or agree with. But I will respect you because if you are anything like me then your first and foremost "thing that you are" is a Dad.
     
    I don't care what you play. I don't care if you think Xbox gamers are [insert your choice of word here] while Sony gamers are [insert your choice of word here] and PC gamers are [you get the drill by now]. I don't care because I respect all of you, not because of what you play, but because you share the same thoughts, feelings, and insecurities that I do - not because of what you play, but because you are, like me, a Dad.
     
    We have different hobbies, interests, and senses of humor. You may not think something I do is very interesting or fulfilling or funny. But we can express that while recognizing that we share something - the fact that we are Dads.
     
    I personally do not think any console argument is worth leaving a community of people who are so much like me. As men we don't get a lot of opportunities to share in the "softer" side of being a dad (just go to the Support forum if you don't understand what I mean by this). I would have a really hard time dealing with things that come up as a Dad if I didn't have other people who were like me to talk to. In other words, I would respect the opinions of a WoT player who had insight into a discipline issue - and that would not change just because I am not a tanker.
     
    I freely admit that on two occasions I considered leaving the site. I thought it was a WoT focused site, and I didn't know anyone, and I am not smart enough to be a tanker (and it's just not my bag). But when I thought about it I realized the problem wasn't anyone else's but mine. And when I realized I was only hurting myself by leaving (because again, I'm a Dad), I decided to stay, and I am so glad I did because then I wouldn't have met any of you. I wouldn't have had anyone's support for when I quit drinking nearly 9 months ago, or been able to offer my own experiences and insights to people who need my support.
     
    I don't care what kind of controller you use, or don't use. We are Dads. That's it. Everything else is secondary, a wonderful, broad common ground that we all happen to have. But if none of us were gamers I would like to think that we would all still hold one another in high regard, just because we are Dads.
     
    This isn't targeted at any one person or group. I just felt like expressing this because I do agree that things regarding console opinions are elevated for a lot of us right now. Are we fanboys, or Dads? It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the forum moments and forget to look past the words on your computer or internet-mobile-lookatdevice and remember "hey, that's his bag, I don't agree with it, but it's OK because that's his thing and I have mine and we can respect each other for that". Speaking for myself, if something I said, or did, has rubbed you the wrong way (and trust me, you are lucky, because I usually make people pay good money for rubbings) then you are always free to ping me so I can understand what was said or done and work it out. As a sign of mutual human respect, we deserve that chance. Understood if you would rather not deal with it, but remember that people can't work together to fix something if one person doesn't know something's broken.
     
    Just saying - we are Dads. And I hope you share the same feeling I have when I say I am damn glad to have met you all, and can't wait to meet those I haven't yet, regardless of how wrong you are about [insert any random opinion here].
     
    (I kid, I kid).
     
    Sincerely,
    El
     
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