Forum behaviour and disappearing threads

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stunet started the topic in Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 3:14pm

You may have noticed a few threads have dropped from view the last day or so. It's a regrettable result of the bolshie behaviour that's been happening. Spirited debate is great, pisstaking even better, but there's a line that shouldn't be crossed, in sincerity, jest, or even in irony. No private matters made public, no references or allusions to other people's partners or family members. Those are the specifics.

More generally, let's heed the advice of the whispering sage and take the fucken pressure down.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 3:14pm

Fullstop, y'all.

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barley commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:08pm

Whats bolshie?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:14pm


bolshie
ˈbɒlʃi/
BRITISHinformal
adjective

1.
(of a person or attitude) deliberately combative or uncooperative.
"policemen with bolshie attitudes"

synonyms: uncooperative, awkward, contrary, truculent, perverse, difficult,unreasonable, obstructive, disobliging, stubborn, obstinate, unhelpful,recalcitrant, mutinous, refractory, annoying, tiresome, exasperating,trying; More

noun

1.
dated
a Bolshevik or socialist.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:15pm

So there's been too much socialist and left wing talk.

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barley commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:15pm

That's a pretty impressive effort

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barley commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:19pm

I woulda thought socialist talk is a good thing?

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stunet commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:21pm

Not on Swellnet, comrade.

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barley commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:24pm

Is swellnet a socialist sight? the sharing of surf information to give everybody an equal chance of scoring?

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barley commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:26pm

BTW I am not a socialist..I don't like sharing!!blahaha

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:45pm

Sheepdog

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 at 2:34pm

Just a reminder: bullshit will not be tolerated. 

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barley commented Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 at 3:04pm

I don't get how someone so professional can be such a fuckstain? embarassing

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caml commented Sunday, 6 Mar 2016 at 10:49pm

Whos next to be banned ?

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 27 Nov 2016 at 8:29am

I cant see any missing threads, I thought there was only three threads on Swellnet and they still all seem there?

Whats what, Trump & Climate change wankers

Ignore button is ON for Crypto knight

(Really no point entering into any discussion with such a sad bitter abusive old man, so go ahead bait and abuse me all you like)

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Blowin commented Sunday, 27 Nov 2016 at 7:16pm

I'm planning on talking dung about surfing in the not too distant future Indo.

A couple of life changes in order for myself and all ill want to know about is surfing .

And fishing.

And diving.

And reading.

And doing a whole lot of fuck all.

And talking copious amounts of shit about all the above topics.

Hang in there mate, those threads are doing my head in too.

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davetherave commented Sunday, 27 Nov 2016 at 8:21pm

I was going to share about what it is like to have surfing taken away from you and the mental and emotional restructuring one has to do to redefine and move on with life. Grief accompanies all loss but surfing lives on in all cell memory and never ever goes away. So how do you cope when its pumping and all you can do is watch?

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floyd commented Sunday, 27 Nov 2016 at 8:43pm

You Ok Dave?

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davetherave commented Monday, 28 Nov 2016 at 6:37am

I am great thanks Floyd. The main thing I wish to emphasis is to appreciate being able to surf. Crowds and how big it is or isn't doesn't matter when you can't surf any more. It's the thrill and privilege of being able to share a vibration of energy that life created thru weather patterns traveling in the ocean allowing you to ride it and express yourself whilst being joyful. When your whole life revolved around tide's, wind and swell it over time defines your identity. Think about it. How much of your daily thought process is consumed by surfing? Cmon let's face it, most of us are obsessed by surfing. It is an addiction. But a healthy one and one you really miss when you can't do it anymore. So please remember how lucky you are next time you have a surf. Remember just how amazing a swell actually is. A moving wave of energy that you get to share with. You are blessed so be thankful that when you can surf you can be assured that life is okay. Be stoked friends. Catch one for me.

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floyd commented Monday, 28 Nov 2016 at 9:39am

Glad you're going great Dave, yeah, gratitude for life is something we all need more of. I'm guessing you would be well read on the concept of attachment.

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davetherave commented Monday, 28 Nov 2016 at 10:32am

That's really what my post was about Floyd. The aspect of me that was obsessed with surfing needed to express it's sorrow over having to detach. So to do a eulogy in a sense but also remind others to have an attitude of gratitude was empowering as well. All the best everyone and thanks for putting up with my raves. Enjoy your life.

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davetherave commented Monday, 28 Nov 2016 at 2:06pm

Thanks fong. Surfing does put tremendous pressure on your body. That's why stretching is so important and I wish I had realised this earlier especially with my spine. Mental health is also very important and acceptance of things is so important. I hope you are back in the water and enjoying your surfing fong.

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floyd commented Monday, 28 Nov 2016 at 5:19pm

Hey Dave, heard of Jack Kornfield and Pema Chödrön? What I like about their books is that a western voice is used to explain eastern philosophy.

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davetherave commented Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 at 7:20am

Yeah Floyd. Lots of texts from all areas point to the same thing. Physical life is just a contextual field to allow the individuality of spirit to experience it's contemplations. So don't get to attached to any physical form or activity as the real treasure is found in the states of being or feeling that one is experiencing. So feel joyful my friends to lead a joyful life.

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batfink commented Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 at 2:04pm

That's a nice rave, Dave. Good luck to you.

Last Friday morning, heading off for a long planned and finally arrived weekend away with the missus, had a couple of hours I could kill, central coast break, up a bit and away from the crowds, just two guys on a fast fast 2-3' right hander break, crystal water, 20 to 30 dolphins in a very playful mood. Was worried the two guys out there might become sport for them.

I joined them, found a batch of fun waves, most of them looking unmakeable until the bottom turn gripped and slung you off at top speed, walls so pretty and water glorious. The guys, down from Gold Coast, were both friendly and happy for my company, not believing their luck surfing without a 100 others.

Got a batch, including the classic experience of having to duck dive, very shallowly, a larger one with about 8 dolphins in the green wall, both delighting and scaring me at the same time. They were big buggers.

That story is for you dave, I'm sure you can remember a similar experience. Time is a myth dave, you can go back there anytime.

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troppo dichotomy commented Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 at 2:45pm

dave rave,i love your wise words of wisdom!keep bringing the stoke brother!!!

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davetherave commented Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 at 4:08pm

Thanks friends. Isn't it amazing when we share a story like that and when it becomes a memory it is the feeling of the experience's that is the most powerful. They are very personal yet collective at the same time. Dichotomy me thinks. Yes time is a myth but what it brings should be celebrated in all heartfelt ways. It is only thru the experiencing of the full spectrum does the palette return to white. Love is not an abscence of emotions but all of them combined accepted and transcended.

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davetherave commented Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 at 8:14pm

Bf just saw the dolphins swim up tweed river as well as the turtle that lives near me. Howling onshore out front but the river reminds me to keep looking. Life will share its wonder and it's up to me to be receptive. Hope you all had a great day. If not tomorrow starts afresh. Begin again.

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 at 11:47am

Nice one Dave. I had a dip in the river in Ballina today and a dolphin came for a chat, playing around in knee deep water. Makes you feel good.

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batfink commented Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 at 1:49pm

Nice thread revival indo-dreaming, BTW.

Yeah, keep looking for life dave, or even just nature.

I remember some time ago, in a longish funk due to difficult work scenario, bringing up two kids, the endless grind.

Was washing the dishes one day and a little bubble got caught in an updraft, reflecting off the sun through the window, a tiny rainbow inside its form. Let it hover for as long as it would, which was quite a while, just on front of me.

Fark man, when times are tough you have to be aware to grab onto anything. I still have that image strongly in my mind.

There's plenty of nature out there to keep you amused if you keep your eyes open.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 at 1:54pm

Beautiful guys.

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 at 6:53pm

This may be off the track a ways, but has anyone ever eaten dolphin (consciously)? I dunno, some of 'em look quite scrum-diddly-umptious...

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 at 7:56pm

I've eaten whale sashimi.

Does that count?

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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poo-man commented Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 at 8:17pm

Are you allowed to catch them? What size hook?

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davetherave commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 9:58am

Do witchity grubs count? What's the most outrageous thing you have eaten?

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zenagain commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 10:33am

Oh god, don't get me started-

Raw horse, Ostrich, Fugu, Jellyfish, Civet, Blood pudding and on and on...

Probably the weirdest though- Shirako (raw fish sperm).

In Japanese cuisine, the milt (白子 shirako 'white children') of cod (tara), anglerfish (ankō), salmon (sake), squid (ika) and pufferfish (fugu) are a delicacy.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 10:47am

Zen you animal!

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zenagain commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 10:58am

Yeah Goof, I'm a true renaissance man:)

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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mk1 commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 11:01am

Hey Dave, highly recommend a snorkel on tweed river at the top of the tide, heaps to see on a good day.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 11:52am

second that, head out towards Fingal, some of those little mangrove lined creeks are amazing on a big full moon tide

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 12:08pm

red-wings...gold-wings...mangia mangia

Apropos of fuck all, I know someone that was sexually assaulted by a dolphin. No names, no pack-drill...

Be careful what you wish for...

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zenagain commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 12:33pm

Along the Seaway wall at the Spit is good for snorkelling too.

Bit of flat day fun. Plus, if you fish you can salvage heaps of free tackle.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 12:39pm

Up that neck of the woods, anyone else surfed inside the Tweed? Sounds fishy, I know...but...

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no-eye-deer commented Thursday, 1 Dec 2016 at 8:31pm

I have a couple of times in the past talkingturkey during giant out of control swells. You aren't going to get the wave of your life but the novelty value makes for a pretty fun surf. I've seen Josh Kerr doing tow-ins/ats at one of the banks inside the Tweed, using the ski to bust massive airs and rotations, I dont know if I'd call it surfing as such, but it was a pretty impressive gymnastic display.

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 12:28pm

Defo novelty wave. I surfed it once with a giant out-of-control Goldie giant (nickname straight outta Sesame St.) that was always dragging us around to 'unique' spots round them parts. Pretty cool actually. 'Cept old mate wasn't in the water. Could start a fight in an empty room. Ripped, though. Whatevers. Happy daze.

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 23 Dec 2016 at 2:46pm

No fong for you!

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 23 Dec 2016 at 4:45pm

Burp

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redmondo commented Friday, 12 Oct 2018 at 3:04pm

It is funny you are surfing alone thinking it would good if someone else came out and shared the joy with you. Someone does come out he drops in on you and get in your way. Now you are thinking I wish this someone would f off!

Victory!