Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

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What's up Doc ????...............Seriously , it's been the proverbial " making a mountain out of a molehill " week , hasn't it.......

this is for your eyes only Doc , so don't let anything we talk about get out , OK ??.............lol............

As you probably know me by now , stuff like this past week doesn't disturb me.....I relish the fact that some peeps don't agree with my posting content.....And I support anyone's right to voice their opinion about my posts.........I really really do..................

With that being said , what I don't appreciate and severely object to , are the personal attacks on me........To differ from another's view on life is the freedom we all want to preserve , but that opinion should stop there with my posts and not label me as creepy , or sick , or any of the other numerous labels that has been tossed about...............

I have NEVER singled out anyone ( to the best of my recollection ) for personal attacks on them personally .....I have had numerous times where I disagreed with what was posted by other posters and I have respectfully discussed with them concerning my differing opinion............But , NEVER have I slung mud at them like has been slung at me this week........
Please understand that it takes a lot more than that to rattle me and on an anonymous forum such as this , it will NEVER rattle me to where I would viscously attack someone here.........

I also won't post the names of those posters as you can read the posts yourself...........

Just know that I will continue to post as the moderator's allow me to post.................maybe some need to reread the mod's response to this nonsense and rethink their opinion........Contrary to what was posted , I never was contacted by anyone before this was blown up out of proportion like it has been......................

I've been here 16 + years but that doesn't grant me any extra powers over the newest of members......But , as the rules state very concisely , some here have went over the line with their opinions about me and what I post....................

if I have offended anyone then I will gladly say I never intended to do that....no problem at all saying that........But I will also say many here have offended me and said hostile things about me and I do have a problem with that...........

One good thing that has come out of this is I now know who my friends are and I say thanks for standing up for me ......it means a lot.............

And for those who have offended me , I say thanks for revealing your true nature........hard to really feel like you know the real
anonymous posters mindset..............

I wonder what this upcoming week will bring to this board that angers the herd mentality here now.....I can't wait....I really really can't...........................Don't forget to ignore me so your work week can be free of any likelihood of being discovered......

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Keep it up Pru
 
#178      
The fact is, people are politely asking for a small change in behavior that would make this awesome place more welcoming for everybody.

If that’s too tough for y’all, fine. But don’t attack people for a very reasonable request. And when y’all say stuff like above, it will drive people away from this site, whether you want to believe it or not.

And if you’d rather people block you then make some easy compromises, that says a lot more about y’all than the “prudes” blocking you.

Hope y’all have a wonderful rest of the holiday weekend/week, even those that will block me.
well, if a lighthearted joke drives them away from the site, I've not much sympathy.

I'd prefer the pics go as well. But I don't get offended too easily and when I do I don't let it change what I'd like to do.
 
#179      
What's up Doc ????...............Seriously , it's been the proverbial " making a mountain out of a molehill " week , hasn't it.......

this is for your eyes only Doc , so don't let anything we talk about get out , OK ??.............lol............

As you probably know me by now , stuff like this past week doesn't disturb me.....I relish the fact that some peeps don't agree with my posting content.....And I support anyone's right to voice their opinion about my posts.........I really really do..................

With that being said , what I don't appreciate and severely object to , are the personal attacks on me........To differ from another's view on life is the freedom we all want to preserve , but that opinion should stop there with my posts and not label me as creepy , or sick , or any of the other numerous labels that has been tossed about...............

I have NEVER singled out anyone ( to the best of my recollection ) for personal attacks on them personally .....I have had numerous times where I disagreed with what was posted by other posters and I have respectfully discussed with them concerning my differing opinion............But , NEVER have I slung mud at them like has been slung at me this week........
Please understand that it takes a lot more than that to rattle me and on an anonymous forum such as this , it will NEVER rattle me to where I would viscously attack someone here.........

I also won't post the names of those posters as you can read the posts yourself...........

Just know that I will continue to post as the moderator's allow me to post.................maybe some need to reread the mod's response to this nonsense and rethink their opinion........Contrary to what was posted , I never was contacted by anyone before this was blown up out of proportion like it has been......................

I've been here 16 + years but that doesn't grant me any extra powers over the newest of members......But , as the rules state very concisely , some here have went over the line with their opinions about me and what I post....................

if I have offended anyone then I will gladly say I never intended to do that....no problem at all saying that........But I will also say many here have offended me and said hostile things about me and I do have a problem with that...........

One good thing that has come out of this is I now know who my friends are and I say thanks for standing up for me ......it means a lot.............

And for those who have offended me , I say thanks for revealing your true nature........hard to really feel like you know the real
anonymous posters mindset..............

I wonder what this upcoming week will bring to this board that angers the herd mentality here now.....I can't wait....I really really can't...........................Don't forget to ignore me so your work week can be free of any likelihood of being discovered......

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It's a one piece suit............hope no one is offended..................................



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Everything is fine.......................Goodnight..........................

View attachment 27035...........Is this the 48th or 49th pic of Mr. Walken today ??......(I lost track....I really really did )........
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Uh oh Foby , I just noticed that both our Betty Boop gifs has her garter showing .....we's in trouble now ......
Keep.doing what you do Pru. I have been a fan of Illini sports since the 70s and I frequent this site constantly looking for entertainment and Illini news. I Iive and die with our sports teams, maybe a bit crazy but I do. It's great to hear other people talk about our teams with the zeal that I do and it's fun to see some of your posts that bring a bit of entertainment to our conversations. We should all be on the same page as Illini fans as we live and die with these teams. Read this blog on your personal devices outside of work, you should work at work and read this blog afterwards. No issues if you do this. Nothing wrong with Pru sharing some minor details about his life with the NLs and some hot chicks that he finds worthy. No issues.
 
#180      
Demanding that a community acquiesce to your hang ups and demands is a much worse way to be part of a community.
I’ve really enjoyed getting your recruiting info here the last few weeks. I just want to point out that it’s consistently not just one person that is asking for change in what’s allowed to be posted. It’s dare I say it, a community of posters. It’s almost like democracy, so strange.
 
#181      
What's up Doc ????...............Seriously , it's been the proverbial " making a mountain out of a molehill " week , hasn't it.......

this is for your eyes only Doc , so don't let anything we talk about get out , OK ??.............lol............

As you probably know me by now , stuff like this past week doesn't disturb me.....I relish the fact that some peeps don't agree with my posting content.....And I support anyone's right to voice their opinion about my posts.........I really really do..................

With that being said , what I don't appreciate and severely object to , are the personal attacks on me........To differ from another's view on life is the freedom we all want to preserve , but that opinion should stop there with my posts and not label me as creepy , or sick , or any of the other numerous labels that has been tossed about...............

I have NEVER singled out anyone ( to the best of my recollection ) for personal attacks on them personally .....I have had numerous times where I disagreed with what was posted by other posters and I have respectfully discussed with them concerning my differing opinion............But , NEVER have I slung mud at them like has been slung at me this week........
Please understand that it takes a lot more than that to rattle me and on an anonymous forum such as this , it will NEVER rattle me to where I would viscously attack someone here.........

I also won't post the names of those posters as you can read the posts yourself...........

Just know that I will continue to post as the moderator's allow me to post.................maybe some need to reread the mod's response to this nonsense and rethink their opinion........Contrary to what was posted , I never was contacted by anyone before this was blown up out of proportion like it has been......................

I've been here 16 + years but that doesn't grant me any extra powers over the newest of members......But , as the rules state very concisely , some here have went over the line with their opinions about me and what I post....................

if I have offended anyone then I will gladly say I never intended to do that....no problem at all saying that........But I will also say many here have offended me and said hostile things about me and I do have a problem with that...........

One good thing that has come out of this is I now know who my friends are and I say thanks for standing up for me ......it means a lot.............

And for those who have offended me , I say thanks for revealing your true nature........hard to really feel like you know the real
anonymous posters mindset..............

I wonder what this upcoming week will bring to this board that angers the herd mentality here now.....I can't wait....I really really can't...........................Don't forget to ignore me so your work week can be free of any likelihood of being discovered......

View attachment 27042

It's a one piece suit............hope no one is offended..................................



View attachment 27043


Everything is fine.......................Goodnight..........................

View attachment 27035...........Is this the 48th or 49th pic of Mr. Walken today ??......(I lost track....I really really did )........

You do you Pru. Sometimes one of your posts catches me at a rough moment and reminds me that - sure the serious stuff matters, but let's have a bit of fun and nonsense while we are at it.
 
#182      
well, if a lighthearted joke drives them away from the site, I've not much sympathy.

I'd prefer the pics go as well. But I don't get offended too easily and when I do I don't let it change what I'd like to do.
I don’t know that too many were overly offended by the content as much as empathetic to those that are. I don’t see what’s wrong with making this an inclusive space where all feel welcome. From my perspective, that’s all those asking for some self moderation with regards to the pics come from. To see things through that lense.

I believe a female poster was one of the first to vocally take umbrage with that particular content, and as a community I don’t see why we can’t do better. I don’t think that’s asking too much, but I tend to be a reasonable person.
 
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Fixed it for ya

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#184      

Govoner Vaugn Fan

New Orleans
What's up Doc ????...............Seriously , it's been the proverbial " making a mountain out of a molehill " week , hasn't it.......

this is for your eyes only Doc , so don't let anything we talk about get out , OK ??.............lol............

As you probably know me by now , stuff like this past week doesn't disturb me.....I relish the fact that some peeps don't agree with my posting content.....And I support anyone's right to voice their opinion about my posts.........I really really do..................

With that being said , what I don't appreciate and severely object to , are the personal attacks on me........To differ from another's view on life is the freedom we all want to preserve , but that opinion should stop there with my posts and not label me as creepy , or sick , or any of the other numerous labels that has been tossed about...............

I have NEVER singled out anyone ( to the best of my recollection ) for personal attacks on them personally .....I have had numerous times where I disagreed with what was posted by other posters and I have respectfully discussed with them concerning my differing opinion............But , NEVER have I slung mud at them like has been slung at me this week........
Please understand that it takes a lot more than that to rattle me and on an anonymous forum such as this , it will NEVER rattle me to where I would viscously attack someone here.........

I also won't post the names of those posters as you can read the posts yourself...........

Just know that I will continue to post as the moderator's allow me to post.................maybe some need to reread the mod's response to this nonsense and rethink their opinion........Contrary to what was posted , I never was contacted by anyone before this was blown up out of proportion like it has been......................

I've been here 16 + years but that doesn't grant me any extra powers over the newest of members......But , as the rules state very concisely , some here have went over the line with their opinions about me and what I post....................

if I have offended anyone then I will gladly say I never intended to do that....no problem at all saying that........But I will also say many here have offended me and said hostile things about me and I do have a problem with that...........

One good thing that has come out of this is I now know who my friends are and I say thanks for standing up for me ......it means a lot.............

And for those who have offended me , I say thanks for revealing your true nature........hard to really feel like you know the real
anonymous posters mindset..............

I wonder what this upcoming week will bring to this board that angers the herd mentality here now.....I can't wait....I really really can't...........................Don't forget to ignore me so your work week can be free of any likelihood of being discovered......

View attachment 27042

It's a one piece suit............hope no one is offended..................................



View attachment 27043


Everything is fine.......................Goodnight..........................

View attachment 27035...........Is this the 48th or 49th pic of Mr. Walken today ??......(I lost track....I really really did )........
There is no shortage of sites to read and/or post about Illini sports. There are various free and some subscription sites. as well twitter threads, Facebook groups and media run sites. Some are highly moderated, some have no moderation. This one has, for my taste, just the right amount of moderation. I think Dan does a great job of keeping on topic when there is actual recruiting or other news to discuss, while allowing a bit more freedom of discussion when we find ourselves in a down period for news. Like now.

I have checked out a number of sites over the years, but am now down to following this site, alone, as the best source of information and sometimes entertainment. In all the other sites I've visited, I found them generally not totally suitable but it never occured to me get on the site and request changes in how it operated in order to meet my taste. I simply moved on to another site that I found more agreeable, and left the objectionable site to it's members.
 
#187      
There is no shortage of sites to read and/or post about Illini sports. There are various free and some subscription sites. as well twitter threads, Facebook groups and media run sites. Some are highly moderated, some have no moderation. This one has, for my taste, just the right amount of moderation. I think Dan does a great job of keeping on topic when there is actual recruiting or other news to discuss, while allowing a bit more freedom of discussion when we find ourselves in a down period for news. Like now.

I have checked out a number of sites over the years, but am now down to following this site, alone, as the best source of information and sometimes entertainment. In all the other sites I've visited, I found them generally not totally suitable but it never occured to me get on the site and request changes in how it operated in order to meet my taste. I simply moved on to another site that I found more agreeable, and left the objectionable site to it's members.
The difference is you’re recommending people leave if they don’t like it and many are recommending we find a way to co-exist. This is an interesting microcosm of our society at large.
 
#188      
Right now it sounds like it’s Memphis or Kansas for Jaye Nash. Transferred from Briarcrest here in Memphis to Oak Hill Academy recently.
 
#189      

Illini2010-11

Sugar Grove
I’ve really enjoyed getting your recruiting info here the last few weeks. I just want to point out that it’s consistently not just one person that is asking for change in what’s allowed to be posted. It’s dare I say it, a community of posters. It’s almost like democracy, so strange.
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A group of posters requesting something on a privately owned Loyalty community website, with an all powerful admin moderator, is not anything like democracy.
 
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I don’t know that too many were overly offended by the content as much as empathetic to those that are. I don’t see what’s wrong with making this an inclusive space where all feel welcome. From my perspective, that’s all those asking for some self moderation with regards to the pics come from. To see things through that lense.

I believe a female poster was one of the first to vocally take umbrage with that particular content, and as a community I don’t see why we can’t do better. I don’t think that’s asking too much, but I tend to be a reasonable person.

Based on the response we got a couple of locked threads ago, that may in fact be asking too much.
 
#191      
Demands, requests, observations...there are some differences between these in reality, but I, too, am tired of all the requests, demands, and prude opinions.

#istandwithyachtclubs

I too stand with the opinion that these recruiting threads should be interspersed with colorful photos so that others can join and help propagate my shallow perspective of women. I propose that the Recruiting thread also be known as the Pervy Pub and Yacht Club. Incentives and attaboys should be given so that this aspect of the thread can flourish. People who have daughters and who cringe should lighten up. People with sisters and mothers for that matter as well. In fact, if there are any lady Illini fans here, they are welcome to join and apply for the NL tier which grants VIP Yacht Club membership. Whether your pic is linked to a NSFW site, or you are someone's daughter (the ones on NSFW sites aren't actually anyone's daughter--they're robots so no one cares what happens to them), the opportunity is there for you to join this liberating aspect to the forum that won't cater to unreasonable and antiquated perspectives. Ladies, just DM the Yacht Club operators to apply.

Ladies, I look forward to your contributions to this aspect of recruiting as well. There's nothing like celebrating recruiting with an atmosphere that welcomes all women to participate.

#keep posting and #my perspective is fine

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I’ve read a lot of ridiculous posts on the forum.
Suffice it to say that this one might be at the top of the most idiotic posts of all time.

To be clear, I am not calling this poster an idiot.
I have a steadfast rule against insulting idiots.
 
#192      
I’ve read a lot of ridiculous posts on the forum.
Suffice it to say that this one might be at the top of the most idiotic posts of all time.

To be clear, I am not calling this poster an idiot.
I have a steadfast rule against insulting idiots.
And yet the disagreeable types like you usually can't give one articulate reason why they don't like the posts. Just passive agressively insult. Please try to give any logical reasons what's wrong with it, I'll listen. The problem is it uses humor to make a point, which you also don't like.
 
#193      
And yet the disagreeable types like you usually can't give one articulate reason why they don't like the posts. Just passive agressively insult. Please try to give any logical reasons what's wrong with it, I'll listen. The problem is it uses humor to make a point, which you also don't like.
Well… “humor.”
 
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These requests ARE reasonable. IMO. They politely stated their case. However some of the others were not. We often seem to like to nitpick semantics on here…but “demanding” is a fairly accurate description of what SOME of you are doing…not only that…but you have made insulting personal attacks. (On both sides of the argument I might point out.) As to Pruman, can we give the man a break already?

He has been called: A Sick, Pervy, Oldman…and it was also implied that he was immature child that never has never grown up…That’s just cruel. IMO.

Calling someone an idiot who disagrees with you probably isn’t the best either.
(I don’t think I’ve resorted to name calling on here…but I’m not saying I’m not guilty of saying knee jerk things like that myself.)

I like Pruman. I don’t agree with everything he does/says but I think there is a pretty decent person there. I’m not sure why exactly, but I find the Walken-thing and the referring to himself in the 3rd-person schtick quite random and comical.

And I think a lot of you on both sides of this thing seem like decent people. I really really do. Enough Illini on Illini violence. :) We’re all flawed…but we’re all potentially good too. (Yes I realize how corny that sounds.)


Several people arguing in a progressive vein have a problem with sexism but seem to think ageism is A-ok? Selective Compassion I guess?

Also, randomly it was brought up that Roseanne, once again said some abhorrent things in the media. Absolutely!!! I agree…compassion for the groups she offended. The other side of that…the woman has legit mental illness…Her friends claim she is not a racist. She seems to have gone pretty far down the cult-ish political rabbit hole…She should be held accountable indeed. But it seems rather non-progressive to not ever forgive or believe a person cannot be rehabilitated…does it not? Just something to consider.

As I have stated before: Yes, this place gets more than a little too boorish at times. Yes, we should strive to be empathetic and inclusive. I have a daughter. I understand that point.

I understand the work (computer) issue. I do. I voiced a similar concern years ago on
a guitar site forum with LOTS of profanity…yada yada when I was trying to learn how to play AC DC solos or whatever it was. So I understand that. I don’t recall my request going over too well.

I’m sure I pissed everybody off. That wasn’t my intent. It’s pretty easy to do these days.

Good luck everybody. I got some sad everyday life stuff to deal with. I think I’m taking a break for a while. Peace!
 
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