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Old 07-17-2011, 01:04 AM
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I never frequent Frugals anyway. I narrowed it down to 2 sites, here and SHTFM.com
Old 07-17-2011, 09:10 AM
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Default I check this site every time I get on the internet,

and this thread is a good example of the freedom here.

Other sites usually have one good author.
ChrisNuttall is on Survival monkey, someone ask him to come here.
He has written a spectrum from pure shtf to sci-fi. His plots are creative.
Old 07-17-2011, 10:52 AM
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They're a cult IMO. Seriously. I can see living in a compound if thats your thing, but the unwritten rules and the strange way and beliefs of those folks.....says cult to me.
I got banned because Kathy was saying how she couldn't email folks, so I tried to see if anyone could or just her. Turns out, apparently john does and can read the so called private messages and he stopped my email to Kathy.
There was no disagreements allowed. You marched lock step with them or you're out. Now, who wants to go to a place like that?

I will miss the story Something New. I was only up to chp 21 on it LOL oh well.

oh and whoever earlier said that this site is better....only in some things. No forum is perfect. Theres some crap here too. just saying.

oh yea, chris is an amazing author. man! good stuff that guy comes up with!
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They're a cult IMO. Seriously. I can see living in a compound if thats your thing, but the unwritten rules and the strange way and beliefs of those folks.....says cult to me.
I got banned because Kathy was saying how she couldn't email folks, so I tried to see if anyone could or just her. Turns out, apparently john does and can read the so called private messages and he stopped my email to Kathy.
There was no disagreements allowed. You marched lock step with them or you're out. Now, who wants to go to a place like that?

I will miss the story Something New. I was only up to chp 21 on it LOL oh well.

oh and whoever earlier said that this site is better....only in some things. No forum is perfect. Theres some crap here too. just saying.

oh yea, chris is an amazing author. man! good stuff that guy comes up with!
LOL at the cult comment!!

Alpha-Rubicon ... now THERE'S a cult!!

I tend to try to fly below the radar (read: be a good little girl) everywhere I go because on the interwebz you ARE a guest in someone else's house, but those folks at Rubicon were a tad bit too much ...
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never heard of it
Seriously? Their Supreme Poo-bah lives out your way (NC or VA) somewhere. They are quite the characters. First, you gotta be "screened", then you gotta "pay" to join up ... THEN the real fun begins!

We checked them out a couple of years ago. Let me just say, it was a very interesting summer ...
Old 07-18-2011, 10:23 AM
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I am on that other site and I have sent an email to him requesting he put up a notice. I haven't had any problems on his site before and have only done 40 posts since he started the new version of the site in 2006.

I did see that one of the authors T.O.M. had also requested to know if the missing fiction section was temporary or permanent. I saw no reply. I am hoping it is a temporary thing.

I know some people here have been banned from his site, and that this one is less restrictive, but I don't think it should be compared to a cult. Just my $0.02.
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Looks like a cult and quacks like a cult. Maybe it is. At least on this site we can express our opinions abut a site or its mods without being banned for not toeing the line like at the "nut house" err frugals .
Maybe someone that can still send private messages on frugals can extend an invite to TOM. He and his works would surely be well received here.
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hell, I bailed out of that cage after being warned on defending cops.

TIght clique in that bunch for sure...............no skin I just split and never looked back
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That place is a circle jerk of pseudo christian radicalism in it's finest, brain washed glory. Can you imagine a real survival community made up of those kind of people? They will be the ones to bring back witch burning and the crusades if the SHTF.
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Kathy in FL, Paradox, Tired Old Man, Grand and some others are now posting on TB2K FWIW.
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hell, I bailed out of that cage after being warned on defending cops.

TIght clique in that bunch for sure...............no skin I just split and never looked back
That might explain why I lost my e-mail privileges ... Although I didn't get a warning (Heck, you'd think my screen name would have been a clue ... lol)

I do that place like I any other ... look for what I can use (and there is a lot of good info, even on bad sites) and just ignore the rest.

Only time I bail on a place is when they tell me who I HAVE to associate with ... and the only place I've ever had do that was the Rubicon.

There a plenty of good folks at frugal just like there are plenty of good folks here and on the other boards. Funny thing is ... most of the folks I FTF with regularly don't post that much.

Kinda odd how the more moderate folks seem to find each other in spite of the loonies out there, huh?
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Kathy in FL, Paradox, Tired Old Man, Grand and some others are now posting on TB2K FWIW.
Thanks for posting this. I always liked Kathy ... think I'll go over and say "hi".
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I have been a member there since before John bought frugal's, and I have to agree that it has really gotten strange there. I now spend a lot more time here at SB.
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www.buckcreeksurvival.com/forumWe have Jerry and RenneT on our site all the time. These people are my friends and they are always welcome. Both have contributed greatly to our little forum.
All are welcome to read and join. No BS like Frugal, just be civil and contribute your wisdom.
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Guess I'm lucky. I've ben a part of just a few forums. Some for nearly a decade without even a timeout. I couldn't imagine a "nut-job" group. What makes it that way??
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I was wondering what happen to that section on that forum. Thanks for the update.
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www.buckcreeksurvival.com/forumWe have Jerry and RenneT on our site all the time. These people are my friends and they are always welcome. Both have contributed greatly to our little forum.
All are welcome to read and join. No BS like Frugal, just be civil and contribute your wisdom.
Link doesn't work. Keep getting an error message saying it's not avaiable.
Hope renee is doing well.
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Genevieve,
It's working now. Probably got a little flooded after sardog posted that.
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Interesting news. I joined there for the fiction and stayed for some of the other stuff- and so far haven't been banned. Some good stuff, but the whole Christian focus is a bit wearing.
Wonder if his membership will drop off?
I have this theory that as times become tougher, people in general become more conservative and/or polarised in their views- his site seems confirmation of that with the increased outspokenness of his and some others views.

Ah well. His site, his rules........
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