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  • #31
    well, "mr. unknown street" since this is the first time you've ever posted on FTDNA, that is quite an interesting inaugural post. If you're a member of both boards, why have you never posted here before? Or are you brand new... if so, welcome!

    How someone who's never been a member here would zero in on this particular thread is quite obvious, but Welcome all the same!

    Since you have not done any autosomal testing, it's hard to imagine how you could be a "poster child" for it, but glad you were maybe able to discover your unknown roots using Y-DNA.

    You have an awfully similar writing style to Stevo, BTW. Guess that other forum "rubs off" on its members.

    For the record, I'm sure Stevo would never use a shill, or ask a pal to do such a thing. Anyway, now that you are actually posting here, it would be interesting to see what you can contribute on the Tribes forum. Unless, of course, you just want to flame. But now that you've gotten this off you're chest, I have a feeling we won't be hearing much from you any more...

    Hope that's not the case!
    Last edited by NormanGalway; 2 December 2006, 11:49 AM.

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    • #32
      On the other side of the coin, I don't think people who claim to be so open minded should be so dismissive of testing that they don't believe is worthwhile.
      DNA genealogy is relatively new and who knows which avenue will turn out to be the best. It seems to me that deep clade SNP testing, which the same critics support, also only provides general guesses about deep background.

      And congratulations St. That's great news. I'm hoping for similar breakthrough some day.

      Scot

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      • #33
        Originally posted by NormanGalway

        You have an awfully similar writing style to Stevo, BTW. Guess that other forum "rubs off" on its members.

        For the record, I'm sure Stevo would never use a shill, or ask a pal to do such a thing. Anyway, now that you are actually posting here, it would be interesting to see what you can contribute on the Tribes forum. Unless, of course, you just want to flame. But now that you've gotten this off you're chest, I have a feeling we won't be hearing much from you any more...

        Hope that's not the case!
        Norman,

        I and "Unknown St." are not the same person.

        I don't know that much about autosomal testing. Although I do have my doubts about it, I'm open to learning more. I was kidding around in what I posted on that other thread because I found the term "California Caucasian" kind of humorous for some reason.

        The responses to what I and GvdM posted have been all out of proportion to their content. Most of what was written to and about GvdM, in particular, amounts to ad hominem attacks.

        I find it ironic that some folks accuse GvdM and/or myself of "spamming" or "advertising" for another forum when they themselves mostly post in threads having to do with services provided by companies other than FTDNA, like DNA Tribes, DNA Consulting, etc.

        Anyway, I plan to avoid members who cannot discuss subjects and disagree with others without attacking them as persons.

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        • #34
          I think that's a wise policy, Stevo.

          I never accused you of being the "same person," which is quite clear from my post.

          I really do hope we hear more from "Mr. Unknown Street," and not just in this thread.

          If your "kidding around" is an admission that perhaps that was not the wisest thing to post while your co-moderator flamed the thread, apology accepted.

          In the meantime, I encourage you and your various friends and supporters to try autosomal testing. You might actually like it, and we would love to have a smart guy like you contributing something of value.
          Last edited by NormanGalway; 2 December 2006, 12:29 PM.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by NormanGalway
            I think that's a wise policy, Stevo.

            I never accused you of being the "same person," which is quite clear from my post.

            I really do hope we hear more from "Mr. Unknown Street," and not just in this thread.

            If you're "kidding around" is an admission that perhaps that was not the wisest thing to post while your co-moderator flamed the thread, apology accepted.

            In the meantime, I encourage you and you various friends and supporters to try autosomal testing. You might actually like it, and we would love to have a smart guy like you contributing something of value.
            I didn't apologize, Norman. I said I was kidding around. Nothing to apologize for.

            I also don't regard anything posted by GvdM in that thread as "flaming."

            He simply expressed his view that terms like "Connecticut Caucasian" and "California Caucasian" are ridiculous. That's his opinion. He has a right to it.

            I would prefer it if from now on you would kindly avoid addressing me or otherwise having anything to do with me. I will strive to the same thing for you.

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            • #36
              your sentiment was clear and I think admirable. so I accept anyway.

              please include all members of your forum who have never posted here before, and we have a deal.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by NormanGalway
                your sentiment was clear and I think admirable. so I accept anyway.

                please include all members of your forum who have never posted here before, and we have a deal.
                I have no control over others, Norman.

                I have never suggested to anyone that they post here or even register here.

                Members of the "other forum" are not under my control in any way. In fact, I think most of them have been members of the FTDNA Forum for much longer than I have.

                These recent exchanges with you have been very unpleasant. I wish to avoid any further contact with you, if at all possible.

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                • #38
                  Likewise. And I include your co-moderator.

                  You both barged into a thread where I have been posting regularly... so work a little harder at "avoidance."

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                  • #39
                    Good.

                    So now perhaps FTDNA might consider closing this rather unpleasant thread?

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                    • #40
                      This is like a juvenile game of tag. You're it!!!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by scotdna
                        This is like a juvenile game of tag. You're it!!!
                        That was an important contribution to it.

                        Very helpful.

                        Please, FTDNA, shut down this thread.

                        Anyway, I'm shutting down my part in it.

                        Adios!

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                        • #42
                          ....... tag

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                          • #43
                            George,

                            you are right... I've never seen you advertize here.
                            My apologies for suggesting you might've been drunk.
                            Perhaps you were not meaning to "flame."
                            Autosomal testing is problematic at best even for those who
                            undertake it, which is why that's such an active thread.

                            Peace.

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