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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by JackAttack 5958, Mar 24, 2024.

  1. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys…just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be taking a break from the board for awhile. I also wanted to sincerely apologize to anyone that I may have offended with anything I’ve posted. Many times I’ve fallen short of what I always strive for in debate and discussion and that’s courteous and respectful dialogue and for that I’m sorry.

    I’ve also spent way too much time and mental energy interacting over trivial things on this board and being pulled into and contributing to endless debates and that’s time and energy I’m taking away from my family and other more productive endeavors. I’ve always had a bit of an addictive and hyper-competitive personality and I think those traits have carried over to this board and has shown up in the time I’ve spent here and in some of the dialogue that I’ve had with some of you. I’m not very proud of that and, honestly, it hasn’t been very Christ-like. For that I’m truly sorry.

    At any rate, I’m sure I’ll check in from time to time to see how things are going and will continue to be right there with you rooting on the Steelers. May God bless each of you and your families.
     
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  2. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    I've had to pull back more than once for my own sanity. It's good to know yourself and know when you're getting a little too into the weeds.

    Take the time you need and get some perspective. We'll still be here in the fall. ;)
     
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  3. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    You’re being overly tough on yourself. You haven’t been nearly as unruly as you’re making yourself out to be, just a bit repetitive. Now, if it’s been taking you away from family and what’s really important, well then a course correction is in order for those reasons, not for the board.
     
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  4. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    don't be too much of a stranger jack. always enjoyed your input. good luck and keep on keepin on my brotha. hope you find the joy you are after.

    :drinks::cool:
     
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  5. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Haven't been on much recently. Not sure what happened, but I just wanted to wish you well.

    I always try not to take things that get written here personal. But, I think we all get sucked in from time to time.
     
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  6. Jball

    Jball Well-Known Member

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    Are you happy Scribe? :lolol:;)
     
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  7. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    :thumbs_up:
     
  8. METALMAN_68

    METALMAN_68 Well-Known Member

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    It can be really difficult to disengage from a disagreement around here, especially when some will chase and pester you until you admit you were "wrong". A agree with @Steel_Elvis, don't be too hard on yourself but I certainly understand the need to step away at times. I've had to do so myself.
     
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  9. oldschool

    oldschool Well-Known Member

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    :herewego!:Yeah, each year I pull back more and more. I always check in to read the chatter on some topics and a few posts depending on a few things that my own algorithm informs.

    I still do a lot more reading than posting.

    But I could never leave 100% because I live out of western PA. You folks are the only source of informed up to date Steelers dialog and interactions that I can find. Even most websites, blogs, podcasts, and other fan pages are ridiculous in comparison.

    So here’s to all of you!
    :drinks:
     
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  10. Robert

    Robert Well-Known Member

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    Too many people confused Jackattack with attack Jack!

    Whenever anything you are doing for fun or information or just to pass the time starts feeling like a job, it's time to scale back and reassess.

    Give the family a hug and go to do something fun with them!
     
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  11. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    I've always enjoyed your input and football knowledge, come back after the draft and join in on the post draft discussion.
     
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  12. Smokestacks23

    Smokestacks23 Member

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    Hey we're all brothers through the steelers.in the end we still have to love each other!
     
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  13. Animus

    Animus Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with pulling back this time of the year. I tend to myself. Nothing truly going on besides FA acquisitions and the occasional trade.
     
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  14. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    If he is doing something he needs to do for himself, then yes, that's a good thing.
     
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  15. Rocky Mtn

    Rocky Mtn Well-Known Member

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    Forums are for debate,heated,unheated and in between. You are entitled to that. Keep on keepin' on with whatever works for you. See you the next time you post ,whenever it may be. Enjoy!
     
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  16. Mashburn

    Mashburn Well-Known Member

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    I never seen you say anything disrespectful to anyone.
     
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  17. OB1

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    I don’t see a need to apologize. The point of the forum is to say stuff in it as long as it is within the rules of the forum.
     
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  18. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

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    Always good to see you post Jack, will see you around no doubt.
     
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  19. nor

    nor Well-Known Member

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    I thought the same thing.

    and nothing wrong with Jack.
     
  20. Thor

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    Subjectively, I would agree; Jack's been a bit passionately repetitive of his view on a topic the past week or so, but nothing offensive. Objectively, I think we all have an internal gauge for how we see our own behavior, and if it teeters too far off of what we expect from ourselves it can cause one to want to pull back and reconnect with the intrinsic values we hold important.

    There's something to be said of being able to identify that, and to take some time to reflect and course correct. I enjoy reading Jack's posts, but support him taking whatever time he needs to reconnect with other passions in his life.
     
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  21. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member

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    I have a strict regimen to keep that stuff in check.
    I turn off the computer in the evenings.
    I don't do much with it over weekends.
    Sometimes a break is refreshing.
     
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  22. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Hell, he and I disagree quite a bit and I can't think of him being disrespectful.
     
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  23. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    If this board gets to you just visit the Watercooler section. IMO, a lot of good talk and enjoyment there. Turns out this board has members who go very deep into the music world and there is some awesome stuff in a music thread.
     
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  24. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    BABY!

    Too soon?

    I can picture this though, Jack feverishly typing away “not now honey! I knocked Blast out and have Scribe on the ropes!


    J/K Jack, you know I like you and as others have said, you have nothing to apologize for, you’re passionate about this stuff like many of us are. Breaks are needed sometimes, I know I have taken breaks from the board as well.

    Bad timing though, most exciting off season ever!
     
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  25. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    QB debates always bring out the worst in Steelers fans. :lolol:

    It's been going on since the Bradshaw/Gilliam days.
     
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