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irpat54
07-11-14, 07:54 AM
well Marines and other members, I am going by way of Rocky and Sgt. Lep,,, I am atta here, the place is becoming way to OC for me so if any of you want to get hold of me or keep in touch, I am on FB you can catch me there until I find another Marine site to haunt..

going to miss a lot of you guy from here so maybe we will meet sometime in another forum or in person, God willing

see you at the next Duty station,,, God Bless

Pat

Mongoose
07-11-14, 08:16 AM
Good luck and God Bless brother. Won't be long....there is another play pen in the making!

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 08:45 AM
Pat, you've always been one of the best guys on here. I've enjoyed your posts. And you'll be missed here. Probably one reason for you to stay and see if this place revitalizes itself.

BUT, if you're determined to leave, and cannot be talked out of it, you could do all of us a favor, and just like some folks joined on the buddy plan, when you leave, you would be doing us, this site, and the nation a favor by taking carvvy1 with you.

From all of us you would receive the mental equivalent of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 09:12 AM
AND, not one of us is sitting here scratching our heads asking what you mean. We know only too well, in detail.

29palms
07-11-14, 09:32 AM
Nice knowing you irpat54 and a Panama Marine. Enjoyed your inputs here. Take care, hate to see you go. These forums turn out this way a lot. military dot com I used to go to a lot but too many jerko's over there when I was there.

advanced
07-11-14, 10:02 AM
Take care Pat. You're a good Marine, hate to see you go. Like Dave said, no explanation is needed as we all understand. If you land in a good place let us know. S/F Brother

Baker1971
07-11-14, 11:38 AM
Sorry to read this Pat. You were a force to be reckoned with in the political forums Brother.

You are a good guy and a good Marine, you'll will be missed but I know what you mean from reading what is going on here for awhile now.

Like Moongoose said another play pen is in the works I heard so stay in the loop Brother.

Be healthy and stay safe.

Semper Fi,
Jimmy

FistFu68
07-11-14, 11:39 AM
GodSpeed Pat hook up w/some of the other JarHeads @ the New LZ & I 2 shall be dragging My Tail End Charlie butt over there 2 Your a Dam Good Marine don't ever 4 get that ! GodBless Ya Go Easy Semper Fi :thumbup:

Baker1971
07-11-14, 11:57 AM
I was just reading the threads on the forum. Are these wannabees and Marine Friends serious with all these nonsense questions and no profiles ? <br />
<br />
Is anyone in charge now to clean this place up. <br />
...

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 12:11 PM
Rocky will not be back, to my knowledge, Jimmy. He was a moderator, which has more options to it than a squad leader. So he could do things they couldn't do. Nevertheless, there are some great squad leaders on here. Really outstanding.
But as they are not moderators, the system is not set up so that squad leaders can change a poolee's status to Marine, for instance, after graduation from boot camp.

Because of tremendous changes on the site, a lot of folks left. Rocky was one of many, but he was one of the only "moderators". You'll pick up more of this bit by bit, though. That's the general outline.

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 12:22 PM
One other thing, Jimmy, and this is kind of important, although you would have no way of knowing this. I found out the hard way when I made some innocent smart remark in Ask A Marine and was warned, but the person I agreed with was banned from that section.

No one is told this, and they should be. That whole section, including Ask A Marine, is sponsored by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command. That much is said at the top of the section itself. But NO one is told that fooling around in there is viewed with great disapproval. This is not generally known. Unfortunately.

So, that is why legit questions and less than legit questions there are not openly commented upon there, generally.

Had I known all this I never would have, a couple of years ago, made a flippant remark there (even though it was called for)---why no members are told about how Ask a Marine differs from, say, Open Squad Bay, is a very deep mystery to me

But you should know all this before you head in there.

Profiles at one time were considered much more important than they are now.

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 12:35 PM
(Anyway, I wanted to answer your question here right away, but I also want to avoid hijacking this thread started by Pat, any more than we already have.
He's a good Marine and will be missed. I sent him a PM with my contact info, and will do the same with you, Baker1971, just to avoid going into too much detail here. Look for a PM from me)

jetdauwgg
07-11-14, 01:35 PM
Pat is leaving? That's racist lol

fl1946
07-11-14, 01:41 PM
Just when my boots start feeling better. Sorry to have you go, Pat. Enjoyed kabitzing with you and the other old salts.

s/f

oldtop
07-11-14, 03:11 PM
Semper Fi, pat, sorry to see you go, even though I understand your reasoning... more and more of the "level" heads pulling up stakes and looking for a new place to pitch their pup tents... sad part is that this is exactly what the trolls want.....

ChuckH
07-11-14, 03:21 PM
One other thing, Jimmy, and this is kind of important, although you would have no way of knowing this. I found out the hard way when I made some innocent smart remark in Ask A Marine and was warned, but the person I agreed with was banned from that section.

No one is told this, and they should be. That whole section, including Ask A Marine, is sponsored by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command. That much is said at the top of the section itself. But NO one is told that fooling around in there is viewed with great disapproval. This is not generally known. Unfortunately.

So, that is why legit questions and less than legit questions there are not openly commented upon there, generally.

Had I known all this I never would have, a couple of years ago, made a flippant remark there (even though it was called for)---why no members are told about how Ask a Marine differs from, say, Open Squad Bay, is a very deep mystery to me

But you should know all this before you head in there.

Profiles at one time were considered much more important than they are now.

As a Squad Leader.. even I was banned from there.... all because I asked a poolee "You dont know what and EGA is?"
And for the record... Rocky was an ADMIN. The rest of us were Squad Leaders(moderators)

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 03:24 PM
True---administrator, not moderator.

Baker1971
07-11-14, 06:31 PM
Thank you for the heads up.
So all these Marines I used to read about on the forum could be banned and not have left of thier choosing ?

Some can't comment in certain sections ? I don't understand why ? If you have the knowledge pass it on.

Pat will be missed by me. A highly intelligent person and I like what he stood for.
Unit, Corps, God, Country.

God Bless him.

Kegler300
07-11-14, 07:17 PM
Sad to see so many good Marines leave ... good luck Pat.

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 08:44 PM
Going back to post 18 for a second, a question asked by Jimmy.
It's not that people can't comment in Ask A Marine, it's that any fooling around there will get you a warning. This is ironic in that management here is definitely a hands-off style, and, no one has ever been told about the different rules for Ask A Marine except after the fact.

Phantom Blooper
07-11-14, 08:52 PM
The Poolee Forum is off limits to Marines....except mods. The reason is they will give you strokes with their dumbazz questions and some of the attitudes.

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 08:55 PM
Talking just about Ask A Marine, Phantom..where we all have access

----.if you go in there and answer or don't answer questions, if you say anything not deemed appropriate by the management, you will be immediately chastised, without having had any inkling that you could not say anything even remotely like what was said---for instance, see Chuck H's post here earlier, where as a SQUAD LEADER he was chastised for a simple comment there.

The thing about this is that the membership here is told about this only after the fact.

Phantom Blooper
07-11-14, 09:06 PM
I agree...the only time anyone ever commented about anything on here from the head shack was when it was getting violent about the DADT and a lot of Marines left or was banned. Other than that no idea what to expect until you get a ban or time out...I had my share.

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 09:08 PM
Yep.

USMC 2571
07-11-14, 09:21 PM
Just by the way, at first glance it looks like this thread is hijacked/off topic.
BUT the things we are talking about are simply variations of what Pat said as to why he is leaving, i.e this place getting too OC---which I assume means obsessive-compulsive......so all this stuff is on topic after all in that it's things like this that Pat was talking about in the first place.

SGT7477
07-11-14, 10:04 PM
As a Squad Leader.. even I was banned from there.... all because I asked a poolee "You dont know what and EGA is?"
And for the record... Rocky was an ADMIN. The rest of us were Squad Leaders(moderators)
I was banned too for saying something about a poolee, pretty soft site, Good Luck Pat, Semper Fidelis Brother.

hbharrison
07-12-14, 12:18 AM
Pat sorry to see you go Brother but I understand may soon join you keep in touch you know my e-mail.

Semper Fi Brother

m14ed
07-12-14, 04:48 AM
PAT...

the world travels in circles my friend.
I've been proud to travel with you these
few miles.
We didn't always agree, but i guess we
didn't have to.
I've also been proud to call you a Friend.

Semper Fi Marine...

ps...yah,, Carrvy,, out into the woods and leave
him with no clue how to return......
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Just by the way, at first glance it looks like this thread is hijacked/off topic.

BUT the things we are talking about
are simply variations of what Pat said
as to why he is leaving,

i.e this place getting too **OC---**

which I assume means obsessive-compulsive......
so all this stuff is on topic after all
in that it's things like this that Pat
was talking about in the first place.

** O.C. ** ???
Opinion Challanged,
Opinion Correct ?
.................................................. ...........

I think shaffer has the USMC paying for part of
"" ASK A MARINE ""

they're billed as advertisers from what i remember
having been told...
* a Sponsor,,, like the race car....

USMC 2571
07-12-14, 07:12 AM
Yeah, they pay for it--but that's no reason to keep us all in the dark about the special rules for that section......imagine a baseball game where the umpires are constantly calling someone out or throwing them out of the game and the violation is something just the umpires KNOW about.

Phantom Blooper
07-12-14, 07:58 AM
With respect to the disability....the Poolee section is now like the blind leading the blind....there is more bum scoop passed over there......that sometimes I would just love to do a cyberchoke and stop them before they do stupid shiat.....but that got me thrown out of there years back also. The Ask A Marine is no longer for dinosaurs....so I try to help but most of my info is dated.....unless Rambo comes in with a broomstick and wants to fight a one man war.I would PayPal Shaffer a buck if he would let me speak Marine!

USMC 2571
07-12-14, 08:28 AM
The Ask A Marine section only--I go in there fairly often, but for general questions like a guy's parents don't think USMC is the way to go, things like that---or to just plain encourage someone in general, but I too am lost when it comes to "technical" info such as how do I do this or that, or apply for this or that....and sometimes I come out and tell them that a recruiter is your best bet, because some of the info you get here may not in fact be true, but not because folks are deliberately misleading you, but because the info may just be erroneous or outdated.

So for very general advice, I try to say a few words.

MunkyVsRobot
07-12-14, 04:50 PM
And another one bites the dust, sorry to see you go it really sucks when a forum indirectly causes its members to want to leave.