Opted-out of FT for good, can't use the term "smurf" anymore

Discussion in 'New Users' started by darwin76, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. darwin76

    darwin76 Original Member

    I just received a chastising PM from a Flyertalk mod informing me that the term "smurf" is no longer allowed, because it creates an unwelcoming atmosphere for the TSA perverts, molesters, thieves, and idiots who want to participate in TS&S @ FT.

    I'm all for civil discussion in most cases, however there should be no expectation of victims to be warm and welcoming to their abusers. TS&S would be very low traffic or might not exist at all were it not for the abuses of the TSA and the idiotic policies promulgated by Gropenfuhrer John Pistole.

    "Smurf" is one of the nicer terms for TSA employees, the remainder having been included by George Carlin on one list or another. Funny how a reference to a cartoon character is deemed more offensive than the mere presence of a person trained to take away our rights and aggressively assault our genitals.

    Thus, I have decided to opt-out from FT permanently.

    I will be warm and welcoming to the TSA on message boards when they make the airports warm and welcoming to me. My need to travel with dignity is far more of a human necessity than is their self-esteem on a message board among the very class of people they exist to antagonize.
  2. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Nice to see you Underground, darwin76!

    Please make yourself at home.
  3. snapstoo

    snapstoo Original Member

    I have some problems with the term "smurf" myself. The original smurfs are pretty much benign creatures. I've always thought that these would be a more accurate toon for the purpose...

    Look, here's a BDO practicing the interrogation of pax on a lesser TSO!

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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Welcome to TUG! Please bring your friends with you, and ask the last one to leave to turn out the lights. :D
  5. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    I have ceased to attend the TS/S pages since the 'overhaul', however there are still several other FT pages which I find useful and participate in.

    I am not yet ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater...
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I continue to participate in other forums "over there". I just haven't participated in TUG's counterpart since mid-May when Blogdad Bob was beatified.
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  7. snapstoo

    snapstoo Original Member

    That voice in the wilderness is interesting... (hope nobody threw the baby out at the edge of the woods again).

    But what of the voice that is heard? Do we really want to be entirely quiet? (although I do understand the sentiment, if I had a question over there, I sure do what to hear what you have to say too!)

    ontheotherhand, yes... silence says plenty too and it's a very fine way to travel through the woods full of monkey knows what.

  8. 4nsicdoc

    4nsicdoc Original Member

    Snapstoo can't go to FT TS&S because he might be a bad monkey and one of the resident TSOs might want to - wait for it - spank the monkey.
  9. snapstoo

    snapstoo Original Member

    PULEEZE Don't spank the monkee!!!

  10. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Welcome to TUG! I got the same "nice" message from the mods, when I called a clerk at ORD a "groper". Apparently that was on the ban list, so I got to enjoy my week off :rolleyes: That sealed the case for me to move to TUG. See you around the forums! :)
  11. eturowski

    eturowski Original Member

    Wow, FriendlySkies... "groper" really got you banned? Had you been warned before? Was this after the FT remodel?


    That's okay, it's much more fun over here, anyway. :)
  12. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    Well with all the interesting posts being banned/removed, the other place is fast becoming a boredom fest.

    The majority of those that remain will be - mouth breathing, knuckle dragging, mono brow monsters from the shallow end of the gene pool :)
  13. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Nope. This was in June. I had not been warned.

    Either way, it just sped up my departure from TS/S. Better discussion can be had on TUG!
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  14. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Glad to see you here!
    I looked at the revised format at the other place Monday and found it confusing. I assume there was some idea behind the reorganization but can't imagine what it was. There was a clear loss in momentum and the posts I looked at were kind of muted. If the mods wanted to kill TS/S then they shouldn't have bothered with the charade.
  15. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Welcome one and all -
  16. myadvice

    myadvice Original Member

    Welcome Darwin!

    I agree the moderation has become unreal on the other site.

    The lack of ability to use descriptive words (such as groper) is why I rarely post anymore on the other site. The groper is the person who groped me. I could care less if the clerks have a psychological need to think that they are not gropers and do not grope people. It is an accurate term for what I experience and thus is how I describe my personal experiences. I could care less if they are offended by accurate terms describing what they do for a living.

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