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    #4493342 - 08/04/05 02:26 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Okay...I understand it's for a good cause.  But hanging it up there like mistletoe as some sort of reminder to click on all these websites.  Come on.  ESPECIALLY for supporters. 

But, regardless, people come to this site for information about psychedelic mushroom cultivation, edible and gourmet cultivation, socializing with like-minded people, and the other forums' interests as well. 

PLEASE.  Make it a sticky in a given forum.  I really don't understand why it's there on EVERY SINGLE PAGE.  It is utterly superfluous to the intention of this site.  Quite simply, it SHOULD NOT BE THERE.

Charity is fine.  I don't understand why it MUST be put there for all viewers, irrespective of one's motives for coming to the site.  I can understand banner advertising.  Of course.  BUT FUCK ME I CANNOT ABIDE THIS GRAIN. 

Big dubble :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

Somebody fucking rethink this one.  This smacks of the superficial pubist "shine on good vibe" trite SHITE that adamist, of late, so clearly proved is nothing but saran wrap on a slit belly. 

I trust the admins to do the rational thing here.  Thanks.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4493382 - 08/04/05 02:35 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I disagree. It's (arguably I suppose) there for a good cause, or several. Does the presence of a rather small icon trouble you that much? It's not like every pageload prompts a pop-up to the donation page. THAT would be overkill. This icon doesn't flash, doesn't play sounds, isn't absurd or obnoxious.. and if it actually WORKS, great.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Drink_Punk_Soda]
    #4493445 - 08/04/05 02:47 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

My point is that it is right next to where you look for your PMs and has nothing to do with the purpose, as intended by the founding admins, of this website. It's an eyesore as it's totally irrelevant to mushrooms and placed very conspicuously. ESPECIALLY if you prefer darker backgrounds.

Seriously. This is not a charity site. Why do I have to see the damn thing everytime a page loads? It's annoying.


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the pub mods are a cancer on our society as a whole.
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Do kittens contain mescaline?  Because they should.

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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4493465 - 08/04/05 02:51 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I only see it once a day... I click once like it wants and it goes away :shrug:

It's not an eyesore at all IMO
and it feeds people


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Shroomism]
    #4493482 - 08/04/05 02:54 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I'm not clicking it, I hate starving people.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Shroomism]
    #4493491 - 08/04/05 02:55 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE TO CLICK IT AT A SITE DEVOTED TO MUSHROOM CULTIVATION?

Then we ought to have a taskbar of icons: Cancer, AIDS, landmine victims, NAACP, ACLU, persecuted Christians, Manatees R US.

Fuck that, man.  This site IS NOT about charity clicks.  Get it away from where my username is.  It's misplaced.  And that's assuming it should placed on a user's forumlist/forum page at all. 

Fucking ghey.  :thumbdown:


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the pub mods are a cancer on our society as a whole.
pantsboy said:
Do kittens contain mescaline?  Because they should.

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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4493523 - 08/04/05 03:00 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You definately don't HAVE to click it. Perhaps they could remove it from the supporter accounts if a portion of your supporter fees went towards the charities? I know you're unwilling to support anyone other than yourself, but apparently someone in charge is and thinks it's a good idea. Deal with it, it's just one small icon.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4493527 - 08/04/05 03:00 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Do you have firefox?


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Redstorm]
    #4493550 - 08/04/05 03:05 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yes.  And how the FUCK do I get it off?

This is really a principle issue.  The shroomery should not guilt trip users into clicking on that icon, making people wait for the "charity click sites" to load, then click the first one, just to make the damn thing go away. 

I've said my piece.  I'm saying that this is extraneous to this site.  TOTALLY uncalled-for next to a user's name. 

Do the Shroomery admins want to ally themselves with pop-up ad artists?  Because that's the mentality--given the ostentatious display of the grain icon--that you all are falling in line behind.

COME ON.  Wake the fuck up and slap your stoned hippie generosity instincts in the cracked mirror.  THIS ICON IS MISPLACED.  I UNDERSTAND THE SENTIMENT.  BUT IT IS MISPLACED AT THIS SITE. 

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the pub mods are a cancer on our society as a whole.
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Do kittens contain mescaline?  Because they should.

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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4493567 - 08/04/05 03:11 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Download the adblock extension.

Right click --- Adblock Image

I think the banners are a lot better idea, too.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Redstorm]
    #4493581 - 08/04/05 03:16 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks. 

This just strikes me as a perfect example of what the conservative right lampoons the left as being: fantastically ideological, using convenient modes of behavior to make themselves feel better, but, really, not doing much in reality.  :shrug:

And forcing the shit on other people who want no part of it.


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pantsboy said:
Do kittens contain mescaline?  Because they should.

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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4493903 - 08/04/05 06:31 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

So if you were walking thru a forest, and you had the coice between home, a lake, a forest, a field, and a briar patch?  Which would you choose?

YOU ALREADY KNOW THE WAY.
Just don't click it.
the extension redstorm mentions is awesome..
IMO, Firefox is the best browser availible.
It's open source, it doen't catch nearly a tenth of the virus'......
the extensions are the shit.

Or just don't click it.  It's not all that prominent.  It's just a freakin symbol.
And clicks are easy. :wink:


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4493931 - 08/04/05 07:03 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Dude, seriously. What is the problem here? Maybe this smacks of 'hippie shit' but these sites can make a real difference and you'd realize that if you bothered to read up on the progress they've made. How is this superfluous to the purpose of the Shroomery? Are you saying we're somehow not part of humanity or the environment? What I want to know is why you're so opposed to spending ten lousy seconds to help these worthy causes. You really think it's more important to read another tubgirl thread in OTD than to feed some starving children or preserve an endandered species? That's fucked up man and I think you should reexamine your priorities. I don't care who you are or what your story is, there isn't any excuse not to help out when it's so quick and easy to do.

I especially like how you accuse us of forcing our members to support these sites. Last I checked, visiting the Shroomery was an entirely voluntary process. If you have some sort of issue with the causes we choose to support or the way in which we do so, you are free to take any number of remedies up to and including not coming here anymore. The 'click for charity' image disappears once you visit the link or if you disable ads in your supporter preferences. Anyone who still manages to find it offensive might be out of sync with the standards of decent and civilized society and not the other way around.

I can't force you to take an interest in charity or to care about anyone other than yourself. If you gain some kind of fulfillment through being selfish then that's your deal and so be it. Still, if I were you I'd find it embarassing to publicly exhibit such unfeeling disregard for the welfare of others. I hope if you are ever in a position of needing assistance that you find more understanding and generous benefactors than yourself. :nonono:

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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Bobo]
    #4494070 - 08/04/05 09:24 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Worst complaint ever.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Organic]
    #4494111 - 08/04/05 09:56 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Organic said:
Worst complaint ever.




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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Organic]
    #4494117 - 08/04/05 10:04 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It reminds me of how my dad wishes homeless people just weren't around to beg him for money.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4494175 - 08/04/05 10:34 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

My chief complaint is what do *I* get out of clicking these websites?






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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4494814 - 08/04/05 01:56 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It's bad enough that homeless people exist to beg,
do they really deserve to have someone else do it for them?

like a hobo needs a P.R. or something. :rolleyes:


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: MeatSpace]
    #4495042 - 08/04/05 02:33 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You will get yours someday I'm sure.


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Re: The Grain Icon [Re: Young_but_cool]
    #4495072 - 08/04/05 02:41 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I get mine already,
it's called having a job and doing things for myself


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