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    Requesting a truce

    Believe it or not, I came to this forum because I wanted to learn something. Perhaps my initial motivation was not the purest, but over the last 2 months I became genuinely interested in the language and felt a need to rise to the challenge. I am a single parent with a full time job, a diabetic child with ADHD, a mortgage, and health issues of my own to deal with. Obviously, the time I have available to devote to learning a difficult language is limited.

    I did not come here to be harassed by a juvenile misogynist who is convinced of nothing so much as his supposed infallibility. Do not think I will be driven away.

    We are, after all, allegedly civilized people and really, isn't life too short to spend it bickering? I would hope that those who find my posts offensive or irrelevant simply elect to ignore me, and I will attempt likewise. The high road is always preferable.

    As my knowledge of the language increases, so will my relevancy. Because of this site, I have gone from knowing nothing about Russian at all to being able to sound out words. To be sure, not a huge accomplishiment, but given my time restraints and other limitations, I dont think that is too bad. As a librarian, nothing bugs me so much as being functionally illiterate.

    D'accord?
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    Re: Requesting a truce

    Quote Originally Posted by jimita
    I am a single parent with a full time job, a diabetic child with ADHD, a mortgage, and health issues of my own to deal with.
    Stow the sob stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimita
    I did not come here to be harassed by a juvenile misogynist who is convinced of nothing so much as his supposed infallibility.
    You're 0 for 3 on that one.

    I would hope that those who find my posts offensive or irrelevant simply elect to ignore me, and I will attempt likewise.
    This is the internet. Nothing is stopping you from adopting a new alias and behaving more appropriately. You'll find I'm not a bad guy, I just really don't like your attitude.
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    Re: Requesting a truce

    I would hope that those who find my posts offensive or irrelevant simply elect to ignore me, and I will attempt likewise.
    This is the internet. Nothing is stopping you from adopting a new alias and behaving more appropriately. You'll find I'm not a bad guy, I just really don't like your attitude.[/quote]

    I don't think I'll find that at all. You know, some people simply cannot be reasoned with. Suit yourself. At least I made the effort to extend the olive branch. If you want to urinate on it, fine.
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    Люди, давайте все дружить! Мы же здесь болтаемся не только, чтобы учиться, но и получать удовольствие от общения.
    Милая Jimita, do you want me to help you with Russian over the phone? It would be my pleasure.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Люди, давайте все дружить! Мы же здесь болтаемся не только, чтобы учиться, но и получать удовольствие от общения.
    Милая Jimita, do you want me to help you with Russian over the phone? It would be my pleasure.
    Защищаю наш форум от опасности в форме суетливых "книжных нерях"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Защищаю наш форум от опасности в форме суетливых "книжных нерях"!
    Честно говоря, я не знаю о чём ты, но разве не было лучше на нашем форуме, если бы мы обходились без грубостей?
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Честно говоря, я не знаю о чём ты, но разве не было лучше на нашем форуме, если бы мы обходились без грубостей?
    I'm not the one who takes cheap shots from under a false banner of truce.
    ("I did not come here to be harassed by a juvenile misogynist who is convinced of nothing so much as his supposed infallibility.")

    So, I think I'm at least reasonably justified in telling you, ma'am, to f**k off.

    Lampada, ban me if you must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    ...Lampada, ban me if you must.
    Я не обладаю "банными" полномочиями, и сожалею, что вмешалась.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    No comment. Bad things would flow my mouth otherwise...

    OK. I couldn't contain myself. My unsolicited opinion: No one expects you to be fluent in Russian, decent with the language, or even to have a knowledge of the alphabet. Heck, you can come here and ask where Russia is located or what kind of alcohol they drink there. All of this is relevent to these boards and to the community's participation. If you want to post personal photos, talk about your love-life, or just generally post говно then you should find a more appropriate site to do it on. As far as people like Mage are concerned -- whether they're in the right or not -- you are just a spammer (except you are human, so they can take their frustration out on you since your not a bot). Quite frankly, I agree with him. You want a truce? Fine. Keep it Russian-related and ignore the small minority of hecklers and rogues here, and you'll be fine. Want to be mocked and smacktalked? Keep posting the kind of stuff you have been.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quite frankly, I agree with him.
    Barmaley, you're my new favourite Canuck. adoc is in a close second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quite frankly, I agree with him.
    Barmaley, you're my new favourite Canuck. adoc is in a close second.
    Then I guess adoc becomes your favorite by default, since I'm not Canadian. I'm from that country that it shares its only border with. I only claim the title of Imperial Overlord and Almighty Tsar of Canadia -- I don't actually live in that icebox! *snorts and turns his nose up in the air self-righteously*
    Soon, I will dissolve Tim Horton's and flood the country with Wal-Mart brand doughnut shops! Mwahahaha...
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Люди, давайте все дружить! Мы же здесь болтаемся не только, чтобы учиться, но и получать удовольствие от общения.
    Милая Jimita, do you want me to help you with Russian over the phone? It would be my pleasure.
    Защищаю наш форум от опасности в форме суетливых "книжных нерях"!
    Хотите прикол? Я слово "неряха" не распознал. Пришлось переводить его через лингво!!!

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    Jimita,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobry


    in her/his own way.
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    I have been away for awhile so I don't know what is going on but I agree with Dobry. ...........You should have seen the thrashings I took when I first came to MR.
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    [quote=Dobry]
    Also, I make MANY mistakes on this board, especially with my Russian, which is probably why I get people pissed off at me...relax, don
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    DDT, did you knowingly misspell the name of the country you live in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    And I don't know how anybody could hate Dobry?!?!?
    Well I know I don't. He's just one of those members... like Leof, who just can't be hated, not that I would try to, they just never cause trouble.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    DDT, did you knowingly misspell the name of the country you live in?
    Probably, unlike the Scottland guy.
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    Я думал всего здесь были друзья?

    Why not all go to the Russian sauna and hit each other with twigs?

    One day, when I write brilliant Russian I will put some Russian text here. However, I can't promise that it will be in anyway witty.

    Please correct my Russian. I implore you fellow human.

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    Re: Requesting a truce

    Quote Originally Posted by jimita
    I did not come here to be harassed by a juvenile misogynist who is convinced of nothing so much as his supposed infallibility
    ~j~
    here are non.....we are all nice people, don't worry.......,,,
    ...never knew that librarians could be so aggressive though :P...

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