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#21 LaFellaStrangiato

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:11 AM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 19 November 2015 - 08:29 AM, said:

The pathological feud with Rudy from Tri-Net was an absolute disgrace.  A plague on both their houses.

If you knew the full backstory of the underhanded things Rudy did to CP, you might have some empathy for the site.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:14 AM

All I know about that board was what I heard here, and it didn't sound good...

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:17 AM

View PostLaFellaStrangiato, on 19 November 2015 - 10:11 AM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 19 November 2015 - 08:29 AM, said:

The pathological feud with Rudy from Tri-Net was an absolute disgrace.  A plague on both their houses.

If you knew the full backstory of the underhanded things Rudy did to CP, you might have some empathy for the site.

I did say "a plague on BOTH their houses."

Rudy was a total dooshbag, but the very public war with him was shameful.  CP basically stooped to his level.  They should have taken the high road and kept the site about Rush.....and not about him.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:17 AM

I'm an old time member of CP, often known as the biker bar of forums for its openness of free expression. Yeah, Rudy was the super fan that we all hate to associate with and made life miserable for Ken and Julie during the early years of CP. I left a while ago and haven't been back, but I've made some friends over there and we keep in touch on FB or at RushCon.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:27 AM

View PostXanadu, on 19 November 2015 - 09:47 AM, said:

I think I signed up there right before I signed up here. I could never seem to find my comfort zone there, so I rarely visit(ed). It's too bad.

Likewise.  I had a handful of posts, and everyone was always nice to me, but I just never quite found my groove there.

A lot of very funny, quick-witted people there, though.  But I have a somewhat raunchy sense of humor anyway,

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:51 AM

After reading this thread, I feel like I need to go check it out.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:55 AM

Was fantastic fun when Ken and Julie ran it. Never understood the "biker bar" thing. We're Rush fans, that's like being the one kid in the A.V. club that got a detention once, such badasses...haha..been a ghost town lately though.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:01 AM

View Posthammerofthor, on 19 November 2015 - 10:55 AM, said:

Was fantastic fun when Ken and Julie ran it. Never understood the "biker bar" thing. We're Rush fans, that's like being the one kid in the A.V. club that got a detention once, such badasses...haha..been a ghost town lately though.

At one time I knew the reason, but why did Ken & Julie hand over the CEO reins?  Just weary of the headache?

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:03 AM

Never heard of that board, and it sounds like a pain in the ass. I already frequent too many places on the internet that are like that. The relative maturity of this place is one of the reasons I like it.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:05 AM

It was my home on the Internet for around 12 years. I posted there multiple times a day pretty much every day of the week during that period. I loved that place.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:06 AM

View Posttx_rush, on 19 November 2015 - 10:51 AM, said:

After reading this thread, I feel like I need to go check it out.

You would've loved it in its heyday. Right up your alley.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:07 AM

View PostMara, on 19 November 2015 - 11:01 AM, said:

View Posthammerofthor, on 19 November 2015 - 10:55 AM, said:

Was fantastic fun when Ken and Julie ran it. Never understood the "biker bar" thing. We're Rush fans, that's like being the one kid in the A.V. club that got a detention once, such badasses...haha..been a ghost town lately though.

At one time I knew the reason, but why did Ken & Julie hand over the CEO reins?  Just weary of the headache?

Ken could neither afford it nor had the time or the drive to do it any more. The site used to be hosted for free by a guy called SUndie and once this relationship ceased it was no longer viable. Julie probably got tired of the site because she necessarily had to interact with Ken despite them no longer being together.
They all did a good job under often thankless circumstances.
Julie's partner posts here occasionally and he's a top bloke, maybe he could enlighten us?

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:10 AM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 19 November 2015 - 10:17 AM, said:

View PostLaFellaStrangiato, on 19 November 2015 - 10:11 AM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 19 November 2015 - 08:29 AM, said:

The pathological feud with Rudy from Tri-Net was an absolute disgrace.  A plague on both their houses.

If you knew the full backstory of the underhanded things Rudy did to CP, you might have some empathy for the site.

I did say "a plague on BOTH their houses."

Rudy was a total dooshbag, but the very public war with him was shameful.  CP basically stooped to his level.  They should have taken the high road and kept the site about Rush.....and not about him.

Why do you keep on with this "what I think is what I know" schtick you apply to everything? How often do you need to be hopelessly wrong or shamelessly short-sighted before you get it?

If you think CP's battle with Rudy was shameful and are in full possession of the facts you are a disgrace. Trying so hard to be even-handed and a good old boy all the time just makes you more of a douche not less.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:11 AM

View PostJARG, on 19 November 2015 - 11:06 AM, said:

View Posttx_rush, on 19 November 2015 - 10:51 AM, said:

After reading this thread, I feel like I need to go check it out.

You would've loved it in its heyday. Right up your alley.

Talking about being "up your alley"- does Jer not know anything about this?

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:13 AM

CP is the local pub

comfortable, no holds barred conversation - conversation that can lead to fights, sure, but one more round of Guinness and everyone remains friends

yes the decor is dated, lights are a little too low, and if anyone new comes through the front door they're welcomed/hazed with equal gusto - but if they grab a stool and order a Highland Park neat anyway, they're mates for life



TRF is the hotel bar

and while the staff take themeselves too seriously and need a drink more than the patrons, no one is so uptight that you can't round table a spirited night of fun once in a while, especially upstairs in the corner rooms

it's the kind of place that used to be the place to be on a Saturday night, but now it's the place for people who just think it's the place to be on a Saturday night

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:13 AM

View PostLaFellaStrangiato, on 19 November 2015 - 10:08 AM, said:

CP has not been shut down, from what I understand. Just some glitch with the hosting company. It'll probably be back up sometime today.

Ah, I should read the whole thread before asking questions that have already been answered.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:15 AM

I like them both (*but note: the bathrooms at TRF are WAY cleaner)

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:15 AM

View PostJARG, on 19 November 2015 - 11:05 AM, said:

It was my home on the Internet for around 12 years. I posted there multiple times a day pretty much every day of the week during that period. I loved that place.

Then you just had to come here and ruin the place. :rage:

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:15 AM

View Postghostworks, on 19 November 2015 - 11:15 AM, said:

I like them both (*but note: the bathrooms at TRF are WAY cleaner)

You always used to shit on the floor at CP.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:19 AM

View PostTony R, on 19 November 2015 - 11:11 AM, said:

View PostJARG, on 19 November 2015 - 11:06 AM, said:

View Posttx_rush, on 19 November 2015 - 10:51 AM, said:

After reading this thread, I feel like I need to go check it out.

You would've loved it in its heyday. Right up your alley.

Talking about being "up your alley"- does Jer not know anything about this?
About CP being down?




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