KCP, You are correct. I too have talked with my friend Kyle and he is doing great. Just too many minions on here that don't know up from down. I don't post very much for the same reason. After all, his intelligence is a lot higher than 99% of the people spouting off on this site.
Concerning Kyle. Yawn. I find his character different from the image some here share. I’m not a minion, a poor sport, or a fool. I’m just a guy that Obviously knows a different Kyle then some of you. Simply put, we are all wrong from time to time. It’s having the character to admit it that makes us the men we should be.
It does that HFW. However, when you go against your pride and contact the man that called you liar, cheat, and a fraud, incorrectly at that, to try and make peace with him to move along, and have him do it again from the safety of his home, you get a real good idea f what he is.
Guys, we might be getting a little soft here, all these confessions;)
WV, I am Italian. I bet you would find it hard to believe that sometimes my "passion" gets the best of me and I do things I regret. And when my pride gets in the way of doing what is right, I use the "there are two sides to every story" to justify my behavior.
We all have an E personality. Kyle sure gave an intelligent point of view. I have seen at least two threads now asking where he went. That says a lot. Most of us being gone would go unnoticed, or even celebrated;)
The large majority of the CF'ers are folks I like and respect.
But then there are some others, whom I do not..
When I went away, some azzhat whom I will not name called me a coward for leaving.
Yet while I was here, he didn't have the guts, nor, more likely, the intellect, to even once attempt to engage in debate, let alone call me a coward until AFTER I'd left and he was thinking I would not see his post.
So tell me, who is the REAL 'coward?"
To sum up what several others have said here, I've left because too many people here refuse to even attempt to engage in honest and intelligent debate. They are mentally limited to calling those who disagree with them, 'poo-poo heads' and the like, probably because they are intellectually unable to do more than that.
I don't plan on posting again on the CF anytime soon.
"I don't plan on posting again on the CF anytime soon."
That seems to go against your handle, brother.
I can certainly relate to taking a CF sabbatical. I did it for almost a decade. I'm sure I wasn't missed, and there probably wasn't any threads asking about me. The fact that you DO have people asking speaks highly of you, my friend. I hope you reconsider, but I understand either way.
Regardless, I hope you stay in touch with me by whatever means you prefer. You bailed on our last hunting plans together, so you owe me at least that. ;-)
Kyle, why not just name the person of whom you speak? You boast of your intelligence but are unable to keep debate on a thread and internet sights differentiated. Goodness, I sure hope you weren't referring to me as I called you that a long time before you left. I can quote and link the thread(s) if need be. Because, it wouldn't be the first time you were wrong when looking at material in that way.
Many of us have been guilty of taking all of this stuff too personal. I came to that realization about 10 years ago and at that point I was determined to no let anything others post bother me. If someone posted something that caused you to leave the CF, you have probably made the right move as even with all of the bickering and arguing....this is supposed to be fun.
I've taken some time off from the CF over the past several years; a few were related to how the level of discourse had taken a decided downturn but to be honest a few were because I had become part of the problem.
I've always felt that the worst way to convey a point of view is to personalize it; stick to the facts and let things sort out, as they will, when all the facts on all sides are presented and given a fair hearing. It pains me to say that there have been times I've fallen short of that mark and when I summoned up the integrity to admit to myself I imposed my own "time out"; when I could grow up and not let my pride get in the way of a good discussion I came back.
There are a lot of folks who used to post regularly here who are missed, and some of them had contrarian views from the mainstream. I'm happy to see we still have a few of those around as a little reflection on where we stand/who we are/what we believe is never a bad exercise.
I've been blessed to share a few hunts with some of the regulars here and wish time (and finances) allowed me to create a lot more great memories with some great people.
At the end of the day I think it helps to focus on what really matters; our families, our close friends and the love of this great country we all share.
I think people here are taking the CF way too seriously. A debate is just that a debate. All you have to do is not click on the political threads and you can just choose to talk about guns or whatever if you want. Only liberals throw a tantrum when someone does not agree with them and you guys are better than that. My 2 cents.
Yes. I agree. The problem is not debate. The problems arise when people call those that don't agree with them liars, cheaters, frauds, etc... Look to this thread for proof. This will be the second one in which I've been called trash by Kyle's buddy's. Simply because I stated what they didn't want to hear about Kyle.
You are correct Henry. Message received. Thank you for the words of wisdom.
I’ve been on the Bowsite as long or longer than most here.... since 1995 I believe.........
And what I see in the Community Forum is a lot of very hard right leaning opinionated people who think they own the place.......
If anyone questions their hard right opinions.... it is sport to shout them down to the point of being downright nasty...... Some guys on here act like they’re 12 years old with their stupid captioned pictures of vultures or other childish stuff intended to poke at people........
Someone recently said the CF wears on a guy..........and it’s true......
But I have no idea why it should be like that.......
I guess we here are not sophisticated enough for their critical thinking skill's .... as Ive said before and suggested they go to MENSA.com (https://www.facebook.com/pages/mensa-debate-team/136154446411308) or http://www.debate.org/ if they cant handle the guys on here ...