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    Unhappy Death Announcement

    It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce the death of Meaningful Productive Dialogue (MPD) on the Forums.

    MPD died this week, following a long and protracted illness. MPD was diagnosed with malaise last December, following a bout of alcohol poisoning. It never fully recovered.

    Multiple set-backs, in the form of virus-like threads, kept MPD down despite the efforts of the Webteam to nurse it back to health. Specific viruses included additional bouts of alcohol poisoning; an inflammation the doctors can only describe as "exploreritis;" mad-cow disease; hot flash-overs; and a battle between doctors over using smooth-bore enemas vs. fine spray enemas.

    Arrangements are still pending. MPD leaves many greiving relatives, who will miss it dearly.



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    wait...there's still a pulse....
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    This accounts for my lack of posting over the past few months. There really has been a drop off of meaningful dialog.

    I could be wrong but the fall off of decent post came soon after the JR/Explorer thread appeared in "Firefighters Forum"

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    ...................NEWS FLASH.....................

    It has just been learned that MPD is actually alive and well!!
    It has been hiding on another forum board where the doctors have perfected a vaccine for all the aforementioned ailments, most notably exploreritis!

    For details contact your local Crusty Old Jake!!
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    The amount of useful information on here, where we can all learn from each others experience and experiences has dropped right off over the last few months, just as has been said above.

    Webteam, have you noticed this as well?
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    Ya gotta admit, reading my rantings and ravings is better than all this Jr. crap.

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    wut u talkeng aboot? Their's loftsa meeninful topicks on theese foreuhms. i luv comming hear i lern so musch from the firfiters. ive ben a firfithter all mi lif, my granpah and his granpah and his grandpa's granmma where all firfihetrs to. My daddie letss me driv hes truc when he gos to a fyre. I lik turning on the flasshing blu lites and my daddie putt a airehorn in the truc to.
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    Sheri,
    That is hilarious, I think the Web Team has disabled all the explorers spell checks. What ever happened to our schools? Maybe less time on these forms and more spelling classes!
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    I dont know if I speak for all the other jr's and explorers out there but Im sorry that I would like to get a ittle bit of experiance before I am a full fledged firefighter. Yes my father is a firefighter but he isnt exactly happy w/ the fact that I want to be a firefighter so not every jr firefighter or explorer has a firefighter father or a firefighter father that is happy that they are going into the firefighting business. That is the only reason I am a jr firefighter. And did you ever stop to think that most of the jr's/explorers that are forum members are actually here to ask serious questions about firefighting. I know that I for one stand on the crustie's side w/ most of your views i.e. the jr's running lights. Personally I think if ppl cant see a big red truck w/ flashing lights all over it and sirens how do you expect them to see a regular vehicle w/ one or two little flashing lights and a siren. So most of us are on here to ask question not to argue about running lights and other little things like that.
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    just so you know after I re-read my post I realized that it sounded like I was trying to be a smart ***** and I wasnt I was just trying to show that not every jr/sxplorer on the forums wants to know what other ppl think about being able to run lights or being able to leave school for a call and personally Im against both of them. Sorry is I sounded like a smart *****.
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    Please.

    Let's be serious about this.

    We all know, ( what with the cold weather and all the ensuing igloo fires )that the Canadian firefighters have had a busy winter. As soon as they can spare the time to restore a sense of wholesomeness to the firehouse forums, I'm sure this will all be forgotten.

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    I just get frustrated by the users that repeat the same topics without looking ............also the I have noticed the pi**ing matches are like a WWF fight .........ALL BS amd the fact remains that no one wins .....why cant poeple post opinions and the poeple that dont share that be so ? at any rate I have met some great people on here and will continue to do what I can to propagate good information for those that want it and URGE all personnel to think before they type ......search for the forums to see if a topic has been discussed and let sleeping dogs lie ........over and out !
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    I may be wrong, but I kinda' thought the CAFS thread was a little entertaining. At least it is not another thread about those darned "Jedi" helmets, or leather vs everything else.
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    Originally posted by bkholmes
    has disabled all the explorers spell checks
    I think it's a flaw in the code of the program...if you are under 18 then you don't have access to spell check and grammer check...

    Why can't people just search the forums and continue an old battle instead of creating a new instance of it? I know sometimes people are new and bring it up but many times someone who has been around for a little while brings it up.

    Which CAFS thread? The one about it being better than sex?
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    Yes, that's the thread. I think it degenerated to something it wasn't intended to be.

    We can't be serious all the time, then we really would be boring!
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    you don't have access to spell check and grammer check
    or PUNK-tuation check.

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