Nice is relative, its not a static measurement. I think we all give what we are capable of on this forum, be that highly detailed OCD information, grunts of approval or sprinkles of levity. As long as we effectively communicate in our own way, within obvious guidelines, we make this forum a success, and success is nice.jackknifeh wrote:There doesn't seem to be an end of good coming from the people here. I haven't spent much time on any forum other than this one. Many people have mentioned the high quality of the folks here and I believe it. Sometimes I feel a little out of place because I'm not that nice. Just grateful to all who have helped me with different knife subjects. I've also seen many others get help also no matter how little experience they have. This eagerness to help others in many ways is rare.
I'm not so much curious who it was. As others have mentioned it is best not to beat a dead horse, but I am curious which thread this was or what the context of the story was.Evil D wrote: How did i miss this? Who was it?
The jist of his claim was that due to his military service he was due a discount or whatever Spyderco's policy is for military members who served in the "war on terrorism" going on now. I don't know the exact details on Spyderco's policy. Anyway he couldn't prove to Kristi that he was due this generous thanks from Spyderco. He complained about this on the forum which I thought was kind of childish but I assumed his claims were true being as gullable as I am. According to the OP he wasn't in the military like I was. I served for 13 years in the AF and my biggest hardship was missing a coffee break one day. He supposedly was in one of the elite groups and did the things most only see in movies (or something like that). Anyway I got the feeling after a while his main goal was to get recognition for something he never did. That's about it from what I remember. I think that is the thread Kristi was referring to just to clearify it for you. I'll not mention it again.WalzAaronFFG wrote:I'm not so much curious who it was. As others have mentioned it is best not to beat a dead horse, but I am curious which thread this was or what the context of the story was.
I haven't been posting much since my semester started, but I have read and commented on a few very sad stories over the course of the time I have been a member here.
The internet is full of crazy people looking for attention. Makes it hard to believe a word anyone says. I recently saw a documentary called "Catfish" about a sad and lonely woman who makes numerous Facebook profiles and creates a network of non existent friends and family so she can essentially live someone else's life.
Without knowing the context of the story I will just say that it is likely that whoever this was doesn't lead a very happy existence. I don't say that to belittle them for their actions, I just think anyone who makes up tall tales online for attention and sympathy has some real issues they are dealing with.
Hey jhyde7585, welcome. Anxious to see more posts from you in the future. I lurked around here for a long time trying to soak up as much info as I could on the various spyderco knives, until I finally posted. The more you do the easier it gets. It's like family round here.jhyde7585 wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster.
Just wanted to chime in a bit, I'm sure my opinions aren't any different than anyone elses, but I wanted to share my view on the topic. I don't know the exact context of the thread in question, but have gained enough knowledge to feel like I can comfortably offer my opinions on the subject.
I am extremely disappointed in the fact that someone would take advantage of the huge generosity exhibited by the forum members here, (something that still amazes me) as well as the ability to create a false identity of themselves, especially lying about military service in order to gain or further themselves. I am not in any way part of the armed forces, but close friends are, and the passion they have for their obligation to our country is one that I have never seen in anyone about anything. I have a great respect for their service, and again, am extremely saddened by the con that was played out by the former member.
Just my opinions, sorry if its a ramble
I think it's probably best not to bring up & discuss who it is. Doing so would only give the individual more attention and more air time.DCDesigns wrote:any ideas what user was a con artist?
DCDesigns wrote:any ideas what user was a con artist?
I agree. I remember the issue but not the poster. Since then I think I saw his user id but I only remembered it because of the thread being discussed. I don't think he is still around (under the same user ID anyway). The only thing to be remembered from this incident is the professional way Kristi and Spyderco dealt with it. The instigator should be intentionally forgotten.Jay_Ev wrote:I think it's probably best not to bring up & discuss who it is. Doing so would only give the individual more attention and more air time.
I think you have the right outlook. I have the same thoughts but don't always act them out.Agent Starling wrote:It is a shame to hear, but I wouldn't let that change my belief in the basic goodness of humanity. Although I was not personally involved in helping this individual, whoever he/she might be, I would still be of the philosophy that it is my job to do the good act, and know that the outcome is not up to me.
P.S. Hi all. Long time no writey. Thinking of you all nevertheless. Sometimes life just has a way of taking over, and...