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PatrickMcIrish

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I regret the DOS attack over the week-end that put us on the shelf. Thank you for your understanding and patience in the matter. I want all our posters to know that everything we do is in hopes of making your stay with us an enjoyable one. I don't usually do this but I also want to comment on other sites and some of the hateful stuff that is posted about us. Since I have recieved several e-mails on this matter I feel it is time to address this for everyone who posts here. The RX is not interested in site wars. At times when a hot item comes up there may be some back and forth but we do not sit and plan how to attack other sites and the people who own them. When other forums engage in the "your mom is a whore and your dad is a drunk" talk we do not get involved. I believe there is no winners in that sort of stuff. You do not see Shrink or myself over at these anti-RX places starting threads trying to attack people's character, it's a waste of time in our opinion. Over the internet anyone can write the most vicious thing they can think of towards someone, the recepient can talk for days and not ever "clear their name" fully. If someone writes you are a wife beater, how do you defend that? In the long run I believe most can make their own minds up on what is what. If you get a determined ex-employee who wants to extract revenge on you and the site there is little anyone can do about it. It's like a determined suicide bomber, they are going to destroy as much as they can no matter how you try and stop them. Just the way it is. Here at the RX we prefer to focus on improving what we are doing here rather than getting involved in this hate and anger some feel towards us. I suspect there is interest in that sort of stuff from some posters so maybe it helps to increase hits to talk poorly of people, just nothing we are going to do here. If any of our regulars really wants an answer to the enormous amount of personal attacks we recieve please feel free to write me. Most of this stuff I try and put in the Rubber Room if posted here but our plan is not to waste our time with it. The stories seem to get bigger and bigger as time goes on, I doubt that will end. We have come to realize with ex-employees, stiffs, scammers and other people we have banned along the way there will always be an audience for this sort of behavior. It's foolish to pretend it will ever go away.

In closing I do not want to necessarily paint anyone in a bad light. No one is perfect, certainly not us. Perhaps the attack and insult your competitors routine is the way someone chooses to go in order to build his business? When you understand where the hatred derives from it is easier to be patient with these sort of people. Who are we to say he is wrong just because some may not agree with it all? When someone puts a lot of time and effort in a job and then leaves it is probably aggravating to see the place continue to flourish long after you have gone. We all have a lot of pride in what we do so in that regard it's easy to understand the frustration. From the new owners down to the very last employee here all we want is to do the best we can for our readers. And believe me though we feel we have done a great deal we have a long way to go in that regard before we are satisfied. If the other sites ever want to shake hands and move on we are all for that as well, we have no bad feelings for anyone. We choose not to post much at those sort of places but acknowledge their right to conduct themselves in any manner they see fit. I want to thank both MW and Peep for the offer to use their forums during our down time. With all the anger and hatred directed towards us many chose not to particpate but it was a nice gesture, we thank them for it. Pop used to say - The HIGH ROAD is not a location, it's a way of life. We aren't there yet but we will continue to try and focus on positive things as much as possible. We are hungry to continue to make this a better place for all of us and only address this now because it bothers some readers we don't go over and attack them back. Not our style. Time doing that is time away from here, hope you all understand. Business here is GREAT (before this last week-end
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Bones13

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Well said Pat...Good Luck...I only visit 2 forums , yours and the EE....Keep up the good work.
 

NYReb

Shaman; Prophet; Seer
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Thanks for taking the high road. I imagine that there is a lot of jealousy towards this site. Keep up the good work, and we'll be here.
 

Thunder

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Sep 20, 2004
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I think you guys do a pretty good job. Is there room for improvement? Yes. When I first came to this site it was all about picking winners, handicapping and beating the man. There were a lot of good posters here and alot of good information shared.

It seems that just a short while back you couldn't come here without finding someone bashing or flaming someone. Personally, I think that there are hundreds of other sites for this type of childish behavior. There are less than a handfull of quality sites like this use to be.

Granted you are always going to have a few children or clowns and I would like to see them dealt with more swiftly and with harsher consequences. Keep up the good work McIrish. Time to go to work...
 

DanTanna

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Jan 20, 2002
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When you're #1 you're always going to have a target on your back.
I'm just grateful for the work you guys do to make this site click. I'd be lost during football season without this place.
 

Luckydan

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Sep 21, 2004
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Thanks Patrick for this Great Site. If you're making notes, I agree with swifter action for the foul typing a..holes that trash serious posters on this site.

Good cappers don't have to post a single pick or thought here, they can keep the winners to themselves. It's BS to trash someone just because you disagree with their reasoning.

Luckydan
 

mobeer

mmmmmmmbeeeerrrrr!!!!
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PAT

You know when your on TOP everyone wants to get their shots. Its the way you handle them is the Key...This site is the BEST around, hands down. Your a CLASS ACT. never seen better. And that what you bring to this site.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. We all got your back 110%. We have a great group of posters in here. Some we can do without, but your gonna have that anywhere. Your on TOP AND WILL REMAIN ON TOP!!!

Thanks for all the hard work!

BEER GUY$$
 

mudman

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Sep 21, 2004
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Well said Pat. Now you can make up for the down time by posting some winna's. Take care and good luck
 

omdee

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Sep 21, 2004
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Thank you for this site and Thank you for info on whats up w/ the others that have changed alliegence. I for one like to know peoples opinions whether or not they are right or wrong. Its all part of the game. once again Thanks, you people do a hell of a lot of work making this site possible. and hope you can continue without further bullcrap from jealous losers!! once again Thanks and keep up the good work.
 

BlackampGold

Go Pittsburgh!
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Sep 20, 2004
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Pat - For those of us who use this forum for what it was intended, it is an incredible asset. I have improved immensely as I gain more experience and I owe much of it to the knowledge I have gained here. Thanks for YOUR support and the others here at the RX.
 

Dante

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Jun 20, 2000
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Great comments guys, thank you all for your continued support and good luck this week
 

Co-Captain

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Aloha Pat,

For me, this site is a blessing in helping me further my enjoyment in the world of sports investing. But it has also allowed me the opportunity to share my knowledge, ideas, information, and opinions with those who may be new to this or those who are just like me, looking for someone to share with them what they know. This is the only site I use, and thanks for providing a great place for me to call home. Keep up the good work.

A successful man once shared with me that, "the best revenge is through massive success". Another said, "if they aint talking about you, then you aint shit." Well, as you can see I think this site and the people who run it and those that contribute to it can take pride in that we are achieving both of them. Aloha CC.
 

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