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earl30 Sep 10th, 2004 06:25 AM

Has the fighting stopped?
Yesterday I visited the US board for the first time in several months after getting discouraged by all the negative posts last spring. it all seems much better. today I thought I'd check out the Europe board. things tend to be a little nastier here. who is this m_kingdom guy and what is his problem?

ira Sep 10th, 2004 06:28 AM

It's much too long a story, earl.

atlcity Sep 10th, 2004 06:33 AM

There's nothing wrong with mk2.Some people can't handle not politically correct communication.

degas Sep 10th, 2004 06:38 AM

I think he lives in Liverpool and works as a sales clerk for a discount clothing store. His passion is taking several large steamer trunks on vacation to see the bellboys rupture themselves.

atlcity Sep 10th, 2004 06:40 AM

Liverpool is a long way from Mayfair.

m_kingdom2 Sep 10th, 2004 06:44 AM

My dear, people who ask such ridiculous questions such as "will there be a terrorist attack when I'm on holiday?", "am I allowed to wear white trousers in Paris?" etcetera deserve to be treated with contempt, and shouldn't be taken too seriously.

I'd rather not be referred to as a "guy", for various reasons...

111op Sep 10th, 2004 06:47 AM

What reasons? Tell us -- we won't tell.

degas Sep 10th, 2004 06:49 AM

m_kingdom, check inside your pants!

Come on, admit it - you are really a swell fella who only tries to motivate others to improve themselves. I bet you are a real pussycat/teddy bear inside that grand mansion in Mayfair!

m_kingdom2 Sep 10th, 2004 06:49 AM

In public, people should always remain clothes, leaving some things concealed, it's much better that way!

lucygirl Sep 10th, 2004 06:51 AM

Against my better judgement, I'm posting a reply. I say this because I think the person this thread is about adores seeing their name in print and I don't want to encourage it.

However, no one here deserves to be treated with contempt unless they are making racist or truly nasty statements as opposed to innocent questions.

There have been times when I would have liked to post a question but didn't bother because I just wasn't up to a beating that day.

TopMan Sep 10th, 2004 06:55 AM

I think the "problem" with M-Kingdom, for SOME people here is the fact that this poster has obviously found a way to garner a great deal of attention without resorting to "amusing" trip reports, faux redneck behaviors, etc., and has, at times, totally eclipsed somne of the others in desperate need of emotional fulfillment, internet fame, and so forth.

The person is also a rather notorius name dropper in terms of hotels and so forth which has apparently infuriated another well-known individual who loves to let everyone know where they've stayed...etc., etc.

A few days ago a pissing contest erupted between these latter two that was worthy of the Fox network....

Yes, things are very lively over stay tuned.

m_kingdom2 Sep 10th, 2004 06:55 AM

" inside that grand mansion in Mayfair!"

They are few, and very far between, I'm afraid to disappoint you all, but I'm only in an apartment.

atlcity Sep 10th, 2004 06:56 AM

I just can't help myself when I see those "what to wear&Is it safe questions".Those people should not be allowed out without a chaperon.

111op Sep 10th, 2004 06:58 AM

m_kingdom had a pissing contest with whom? I should go back to check that thread. Work is very dull. Unless cmt posts a European game clue. :-)

m_kingdom2 Sep 10th, 2004 06:58 AM

Lucygirl, my dear, it's never ever personal, how can it be if we don't know each other personally?

Comments are made in response to questions, nothing deeper!

I hope you aren't upset all day long if you've been driving and have someone hooting and letting out their road rage on you, calling you various expletives...

Tallulah Sep 10th, 2004 06:59 AM

Ha ha ha!! I KNOW that this is a travel forum and that people really do want to either a) share experiences or b) learn from others experiences; but really, can't we have a bit of fun doing it!??

Personally I LOVE m_kingdom2's input - maybe because I too am a Brit and that's the kind of sense of humour we have. I'm afraid that people ask the most ridiculous things - so what should they expect?!!

Patrick Sep 10th, 2004 07:02 AM

"another well-known individual who loves to let everyone know where they've stayed...etc., etc"

Huh???? Are you kidding, TopMan?
That's not what upsets me about m_kingdom. What upsets me is how he/she continually insults well meaning posters. Like the current thread in which someone mentions coat and tie and we are treated to ranting and raving about how a coat is a long overcoat and how stupid anyone is who says otherwise. I could care less how much money this person spends or where they stay (and I'm not aware that I "love to let everyone know where I've stayed" except within typical trip reports or when asked for a recommendation of a hotel -- the cheaper places I stay are hardly a basis for bragging!) But what I do object to is one poster constantly belittling and making fun of anyone who can't "afford" the best, and making such absurd recommendations as one of London's most expensive seafood restaurants as a place for casual take-a-way fish and chips.

lucygirl Sep 10th, 2004 07:05 AM

mk2: huh?

partick: bravo!

m_kingdom2 Sep 10th, 2004 07:09 AM

Lucygirl - my contempt for stupid questions is just that, not contempt for the individual, but contempt for the question. My responses aren't personal as I have no idea who the person behind the question is.

lucygirl Sep 10th, 2004 07:12 AM

oh puleeeze!

Read Patrick's response again.

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