Mystery Writers Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  


New Profile Fields Available. More info here.

collapse collapse
* Search

* User Info
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Who's Online
  • Dot Guests: 8
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down

Author Topic: Call for names  (Read 7292 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Wordsmith
  • *****
  • Karma: 95
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,138
Re: Call for names
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2006, 07:29:07 PM »


I don't know why I got smited.  It happened before this thread even got started.  I logged in a day or two ago and noticed that I'd gone from 11 to 6 overnight.  Later that same day, I was at 5.  Somewhere or other I really offended someone, or several someones.

I'm back up to 12 now, so I assume all is forgiven.

If I had to guess, I'd say it was our set-to at the "Hard-Boiled" thread.  I thought it was a civilized disagreement between friends, but probably the bantering tone that I thought was obvious wasn't that obvious, after all.

For whatever it was I said, or did, I apologize, and I promise never to say, or do, whatever it was I said, or did, again.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2006, 09:33:54 PM by JIM DOHERTY »


  • Cub
  • *
  • Karma: 11
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 27
    • Alice McCrory, Realtor
Re: Call for names
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2006, 07:39:19 PM »

I think maybe someone got "smite" and "smile" mixed up again.  I doubt you have offended anyone.  Your comments never seem to me to be mean-spirited.  They are well thought out and insightful, even when you are respectfully disagreeing with some else's point of view.


  • Wordsmith
  • *****
  • Karma: 35
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,501
    • The Official IJ Parker site
Re: Call for names
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2006, 05:09:04 PM »

Well, Jim, I hope it wasn't that. I felt guilty belatedly because I had forgotten that you like "hardboiled." In any case, I use a very narrow definition for the stuff I don't like.  You use a much broader definition which includes some really fine writers.
I was thinking about this again because I'm reading Luiz Garcia-Roza.  I suppose you'd call him hardboiled. I find him really pretty warm and almost cuddly -- in spite of prostitutes and f-words.

In any case:  applaud all you want, folks.  But smiting is not nice!


Susan August

  • Ink Slinger
  • ****
  • Karma: 15
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 344
Re: Call for names
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2006, 05:19:42 PM »

Agree with you many times over, Ingrid.  I don't like to see smiting for any reason.  If anyone finds themselves smited (smitten?  gee those words seem so opposite), let me know and I will applaud you back to your former karma.  Life is too short for smiting...we need more smiling in this world.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up

* Calendar
May 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
[28] 29 30 31

No calendar events were found.

Paying the bills...

* Forum Staff
admin Bob Mueller
admin MWF Bot
gmod MysteryAdmin
Global Moderator
gmod laurihart
Global Moderator

Page created in 0.036 seconds with 41 queries.

SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal