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A kinder, gentler Tiki Central
Trailerpark Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 27, 2010
Posts: 352
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-01-30 5:20 pm   Permalink

I'm relatively new to TC but since I've been here I've noticed a lot of people complaining about TC on Facebook and in person. Some of my tiki friends and acquaintenances are saying they don't like TC anymore because of rude and crude behavior. Then, more people chime in about how they dislike TC and stopped visiting. It's getting to be a common complaint. I've met several very cool people here that I now call friends and I'm thankful for that. I've got pretty thick skin, so I don't let the banter bother me but I have seen some innocent posters slammed hard for not being "tiki correct". I really like TC and have learned a multitude of stuff and met a lot of cool people.

So all I'm sayin' is lets all "live aloha" and treat each other like ohana. Even those poor souls that think Jimmy Buffet and Bob Marley are tiki.

Aloha


 
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MadDogMike
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7283
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-01-30 5:42 pm   Permalink

I'll vote for that! (not so sure about the parrotheads and rastas tho )
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 977
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-01-30 6:10 pm   Permalink

Any public forum will tend to have occasional displays of less-than-friendly behavior. Sometimes it's related to how quickly a post is written -- I know I have sometimes cringed when I saw that I put up a quick message without having given it some more careful thought. But all of the <b>good</b> stuff here far outweighs any bad. I can't say it enough -- the good FAR outweighs any bad. So I take the comments, whatever they are and wherever they're made, with a grain of salt and a classic Mai Tai or Zombie if possible.

Nobody can deny that this system is 1) very generously provided FREE of cost to any and all and 2) it does a helluva job introducing many people to many things we all enjoy and love. Where else can you communicate directly with so many tiki authors, musicians, historians, and aficionados?

So ignore those bad folks and their comments and then make 'em pay your bar tab the next time you run into them!


 
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LoriLovesTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 858
From: NJ
Posted: 2013-01-30 6:55 pm   Permalink

Well said, TPT!

I'm all for a friendly tiki world!

But I must say that I find TC a pretty cool and mostly friendly place! I'm made a lot of new virtual friends, been exposed to some AMAZING artists, been encouraged in my feeble attempts at art and have gotten leads to great tiki products, etc. Plus I've swapped for a new tiki mug and received a beautiful tiki painting in the art swap.

Tiki Central has greatly improved my life and I am grateful to the site and many of you for igniting my passion!
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5979
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-01-30 8:57 pm   Permalink

Is it my fault?

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1045
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-01-30 10:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-30 20:57, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Is it my fault?


Of course it's your fault Lance!
Lori, lookin forward to hearing bout your experiences' in our bay area tiki bars(or did I somehow miss em?).
David
P S Lance, you know I enjoy your posts!


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1045
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-01-30 10:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-30 17:20, Trailerpark Tiki wrote:
I'm relatively new to TC but since I've been here I've noticed a lot of people complaining about TC on Facebook and in person.


TPT, this is why I don't do FB and maybe why I have no friends. On the serious side, you posed some valid points-well said. An O.F.'s view: You pretty much get back what you put into it. I enjoy posting and enjoy reading other's even more.
Cheers


 
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JOHN-O
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2689
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2013-01-30 10:37 pm   Permalink

So when did Tiki become so synonymous with Ohana ?? It's supposed to be a politically incorrect mid-century mainland bar culture !!

There's a big difference between merely expressing one's opinion and being rude or cruel.

If you want "Aloha" all the time then move to Hawaii.

Edited to add Mr. Smiley Face. And here's two more...

[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2013-01-30 22:50 ]


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5979
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-01-30 11:00 pm   Permalink

Friends are over rated anyway, I am having the time of my life in the lounge
going solo, bitches!

So yea, good times........just drinking high end cocktails........in the lounge, all solo like.....sucka's
sooooo.......what are you all up to..........like right now?..........maybe.......
you want a drink?........John-O?


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5979
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-01-30 11:01 pm   Permalink



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1045
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-01-30 11:53 pm   Permalink

ATP, you are incorrigible. John-0, you will never convince anyone that you are not a nice guy. TPT, regarding your friends that don't like TC: I'd get new friends. See what a couple of mai tai's doe's to me?
Cheers


 
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tikicoma
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 368
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2013-01-31 12:09 am   Permalink

I just have to say that it took me years of lurking before I stuck my toes in these shark (or should I say, troll) infested waters, and I have a pretty thick skin but who needs the grief of the so called Tiki Police. In the few years that i've been a registered member, on as many as three occasions i've thought of quitting the site, and in spite, deleting all my posts. I didn't because I feel TC is the best depositary of the history of pop polynesia and tiki, a source of incredible art, craft, carving and craft tiki cocktail information But that said we should all remember that...

Tiki Central House Rules, General Rules includes..

2.BE POLITE. Please refrain from insults and name-calling. Be polite even if someone is insulting you or someone else "started it". If someone is really bothering you, then U-Mod or contact us, but BE POLITE.

4. DO NOT TROLL. Trolling is the act of making comments specifically to IRRITATE, INFLAME, or arouse anger in other users.

14. If your not sure about these rules,or if you're crossing a line with a post, feel free to contact us.

And remember if it's your first post or your three thousandth, you are a guest on this site not its omnipotent dictator.

Aloha, tikicoma


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5979
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-01-31 01:02 am   Permalink

Just to be serious for one moment

Anyone who thinks TC is bad, have you been to any other forum sites?
like "ain't it cool news.com" or just about every other talk back site?

TC is like a turn of the century knitting circle at tea time compared to those!

we have a few older folks here that don't play by the PC rules (me included) and more then a few oversensitive
folks who can't handle adult conversations at times, but I like to call that having a personality
and I prefer having a drink with people who have personality, myself.

So whom wants a drinky?


 
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Hale Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-01-31 07:28 am   Permalink

I do!

Goddamn I could use a drink. Work today is killing me. My brain hurts.

That being said, it is a closeknit community, and does transfer over into real life. And just life real life, some people are friendlier than others. Roll with the punches, and take the good with the bad. There's been some hostility towards outsiders who want nothing to do here other than sell something that may or may not be tiki related. I have no problem with that, personally. If it's relevant, then people are welcoming.

Other than an overblown recent squabble about politics, which don't belong on TC anyway, I've never seen posters genuinely rude to others. I'm not saying there's not examples, but in the last 6 months of me visiting nearly every day, it's been mostly peachy. But then again, I was gone during the years that I hear whisperings of old timers being rude to the new people.

And to reinforce what others have said above, you'll find more fighting, rudeness, and hatred on CNN.com than you will here. This really is a nearly unlimited treasure trove of information about polypop tiki culture. I'm amazed at the old posts that are dug up at times, and the information contributed by people like bigbro and DC, as well as many others. Sit back, have a Mai Tai, and if someone is being a dick, tell them.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5979
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-01-31 07:51 am   Permalink

I rather enjoy the fact, that when I meet folks from TC for the first time
they realize that I am only half the dick, they thought I was.........wait
I didn't mean that way!!!


 
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