Do they have any filtered words? No, just say what you want.
Do they use the same name they used here? Some do, some don't.
Does anyone have you on an ignore list? No, we ignore one another the old fashioned way.
Has anyone been banned? No need to so far but there has been one that picked up their ball and went to play in a different park.
It's a decent group discussing current topics such as:
-Wars, mostly current
-Things found in @Ed Tants: hair
-Where Jared Bailey actually lives
- @JimThompsons: Need to wear pink boy shorts while riding a bike around his livingroom.
Only thing that will get you kicked out is the mention of Beiber.posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 14:43
I've said this before....NO good can come from injecting anything into the buttocks.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:06
@Jim Thompson: Uhm....when you were in second grade the computer hadn't been invented yet...just sayin.posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 20:53
Is that cactus or are you just happy to see me?posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 18:43
What gets me is the fact that many left Gwinnett, Rockdale and other area's, came to Oconee for the "quality of life" but now are content to make Oconee what they left?
Am I the only one here that can see this? Guess those of us who have been here all of our lives aren't supposed to have a say...sad.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 16:20
@Lady of the lake: Can you confirm a request?posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:40
@demosthenes: You coming over to the FB group? We accept monkeys.posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:10
Hurtful comments will get you banned.
Not sure I really care at this point. Had certain people kept their comments to themselves I'd be a lot less grumpy of a bear.posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 14:57
Maybe it was butthurt ABH employees?
Wait...I'm not supposed to be here.posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 14:19
Since this is my last free page view here I'd like to go out saying this...
I have no problem paying for the ABH as for years now I've enjoyed being able to express my opinion here. What I do have a problem with is-
The quality of the web page.
The fact Morris won't come off the hip to improve it.
Comments from employees & columnist of the ABH on their personal Facebook pages about people who post here.
The amount of hard core local news.
There is no need for anyone to group every person who has commented here in the past years as racist, bigoted, hateful, ignorant etc... There are plenty of people who have good reason to post under assumed names. Jobs, family, political reasons to keep your name out of the web are valid in my opinion. It seems to me I remember ABH opened the door and invited everyone to express their opinions. Now as some have expressed their hatred they have turned employees of the ABH into bitter people. Wish it wasn't this way but unless the price comes down to something in line with the quality I'm outta here.
To a few of you I wish you good luck in the future and may your endeavors be prosperous. The rest of you can [filtered word] off.
@melmarino: I'm still baffled by the "entitlement" he mentioned? Just can't recall ever saying I'm entitled to anything?posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 08:55
At $173 for each day I should sign up and just go meeting to meeting. Meals & lodging together I'd still put a $100 in my pocket....but I kinda squeek when I walk.posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 16:52
@EdwardLTant: Thanks for the shout out on your Facebook page! Funny though that at least two names on your page of cyber bashing of anonymous comments also post here under assumed names. One of those under multiple names which have been banned.
Enjoy your day.posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:35
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] -
Why do you hate America?
I hate America? Are you running around in your red, white and blue underoos again? Didn't the judge warn you last go around?posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 00:11
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - I'm sensing a panicky scramble here to avert withdrawal symptoms. A bad habit is one thing; an addiction is rather serious. It'll be okay, really it will. The first step is to admit your powerlessness over incessant commenting.
Your senses, are senseless.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 23:54
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] - If it is any of your business, "Dr Benway" was never banned.
Perhaps Jim planned to, but neglected to do so? Perhaps he reconsidered? Maybe he has better things to do? Who knows?
Just not a fan of false advertising.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 20:04
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] -
Mack Daddy Freeper. Owner of the premier right wing amen corner.
With all of the begging for funding at his cesspool, I am honestly surprised his wheelchair is not diamond encrusted.
And I'm honestly surprised your hands aren't bound tighter which would restrict your typing of gibberish. Now....Who?posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 19:58
[quote][b]Dr Benway[/b] - I pity Jim Robinson; he thought all of you would now be returning to his site. Poor man...
Who?posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 18:50
Great job ACCFD & ACCPD. Thanks to surrounding area volunteer firemen also.
@Joe Johnson: Mistakes or not you do a good job which I thank you for. Your point is taken but for me personally it's a quality issue for the price. Nothing personal but until that or the price changes I'll skip on the pay site.
Quality=entire siteposted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 18:28
@Jim Thompson: On the subject of Dr. Benway...thought you banned them? From your Facebook page.
"GREAT morning for hunting trolls! "Crusader," "Dr Benway," "IMGONNAGETYOUSUCKA1," and "kaleidoscope.junkie" all are now former Athens Banner-Herald online commenters. Oh, and "concerned citizen in athens," you might ought to be concerned as to how much more time you've got on the boards. All this, and I'm just halfway through this morning's Tub O' Coffee."
What good is banning if they are back on in less than a week?posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:15
@dzogchen: Would really like to see you in the new Facebook group. Here's a link to it.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:38
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - What are y'all going to talk about, recipes?
So far it's been nothing but nude pics of coeds...really thought there'd be something interesting.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 22:55
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - who's running for mayor of Oconee County[/quote]
When you get an answer to that let me know.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 17:04
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] -
Nope, I'm happy to let you stick around, Shoe, as long as you're abiding by the TOS. And I note that your reference to my Facebook page doesn't include the positive comments that I receive whenever I post items there about how I'm dealing with commenters who do violate the TOS.
Jim, I don't think it has to do with the comments to your post but the attitude of your post. Same goes here on AT. Your shotgun method hits home to those of us who have kept with the TOS...Haven't seen any mention of those people.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:47
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] -
It's never really run itself, KIS. We've always had some form of moderation. I guess we just misunderestimated the kind of commentary -- again, present company excepted -- we'd get from too many of the people who post here.
Jim, you know yourself that aside from Joel's attempts the place had been a free for all. It's understandable that you're giggling like a little girl with a new doll inside but this is something that could have been taken care of years ago. As is the ABH will lose some (more like a lot) of people who add interesting dialogue to the stories and articles.
New pay system or not until banning means more that creating a new account it'll be the same old ABH for quite some time. Personally I have a problem paying to use a website that fails often and has some of the slowest wait times ever experienced.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:38
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