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I miss a lot of what this board used to be. Long ago, the vast majority were in Fixer Upper mode of credit repair AND we could get so much more done than we seem to be able to do today. :( (Obviously, not the boards fault) I also miss George.

 

I stopped dropping by for a time because this board seemed wayyyyy tooooooo "How can I get bigger limits" and the latest joiner to the 700 or 800 club. I rarely saw posts of a newbie needing help. Then the crash happened and I seem many more posts that say "due to the crash...." And now I see the board back in helper mode.

 

Yep its just a cycle that repeats itself.... The Fixer helper mode will swing in; sooner or later. Then again there still are substantial problems in the financial system and look for news to break over the next few weeks. We are having problems in the Bond/Treasury market big time.

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This place is quite civil. If you want to be fed to the lions, there's a finance board starting with "Fat." I sometimes post there when I feel like being beaten up.

 

Fat is where you go once you have your sh!t together and want to learn how to profit from your shiny new credit. Most of the people there have never had bad credit and cant give the slightest bit of accurate advice for those that don't. The few that know, refer those questions back to here.

 

I strongly believe that, while there is a great amount to be learned from that site, you owe a debt to to this one. That's why I stick around here and offer whatever I can.

 

Besides, people are cooler here.

 

+1 :good:

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This place is quite civil. If you want to be fed to the lions, there's a finance board starting with "Fat." I sometimes post there when I feel like being beaten up.

 

Fat is where you go once you have your sh!t together and want to learn how to profit from your shiny new credit. Most of the people there have never had bad credit and cant give the slightest bit of accurate advice for those that don't. The few that know, refer those questions back to here.

 

I strongly believe that, while there is a great amount to be learned from that site, you owe a debt to to this one. That's why I stick around here and offer whatever I can.

 

Besides, people are cooler here.

 

+1 :good:

 

Hmm, I don't know. I found FW about the same time I found CB...(2004ish), and IME there are enough on FW who do not really have their chocolate together ...just as any board. However, a certain sector are more aggressive with discovering deals, etc. I've learned and shared a significant amount there over the years.But there are also people giving bad advice...and lots jumping in with no clue.

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This place is quite civil. If you want to be fed to the lions, there's a finance board starting with "Fat." I sometimes post there when I feel like being beaten up.

 

Fat is where you go once you have your sh!t together and want to learn how to profit from your shiny new credit. Most of the people there have never had bad credit and cant give the slightest bit of accurate advice for those that don't. The few that know, refer those questions back to here.

 

I strongly believe that, while there is a great amount to be learned from that site, you owe a debt to to this one. That's why I stick around here and offer whatever I can.

 

Besides, people are cooler here.

 

+1 :good:

 

Hmm, I don't know. I found FW about the same time I found CB...(2004ish), and IME there are enough on FW who do not really have their chocolate together ...just as any board. However, a certain sector are more aggressive with discovering deals, etc. I've learned and shared a significant amount there over the years.But there are also people giving bad advice...and lots jumping in with no clue.

 

 

Trev, by S-Together I mean credit-wise. Most of the tactics and deals there require pretty good credit to take advantage of. There is tons of bad credit repair advice (as well as general advice) to be found there for sure. I've even tried to correct some of it and usually get red. You just have to learn to take the good that each forum has to offer and ignore the garbage. The trick, of course, is learning to recognize the difference!

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I miss a lot of what this board used to be. Long ago, the vast majority were in Fixer Upper mode of credit repair AND we could get so much more done than we seem to be able to do today. :( (Obviously, not the boards fault) I also miss George.

 

I stopped dropping by for a time because this board seemed wayyyyy tooooooo "How can I get bigger limits" and the latest joiner to the 700 or 800 club. I rarely saw posts of a newbie needing help. Then the crash happened and I seem many more posts that say "due to the crash...." And now I see the board back in helper mode.

 

Yep its just a cycle that repeats itself.... The Fixer helper mode will swing in; sooner or later. Then again there still are substantial problems in the financial system and look for news to break over the next few weeks. We are having problems in the Bond/Treasury market big time.

 

Totally agree. As my mother always said: "The more things change......the more they remain the same."

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This place is quite civil. If you want to be fed to the lions, there's a finance board starting with "Fat." I sometimes post there when I feel like being beaten up.

 

Fat is where you go once you have your sh!t together and want to learn how to profit from your shiny new credit. Most of the people there have never had bad credit and cant give the slightest bit of accurate advice for those that don't. The few that know, refer those questions back to here.

 

I strongly believe that, while there is a great amount to be learned from that site, you owe a debt to to this one. That's why I stick around here and offer whatever I can.

 

Besides, people are cooler here.

 

+1 :good:

 

Hmm, I don't know. I found FW about the same time I found CB...(2004ish), and IME there are enough on FW who do not really have their chocolate together ...just as any board. However, a certain sector are more aggressive with discovering deals, etc. I've learned and shared a significant amount there over the years.But there are also people giving bad advice...and lots jumping in with no clue.

 

 

Trev, by S-Together I mean credit-wise. Most of the tactics and deals there require pretty good credit to take advantage of. There is tons of bad credit repair advice (as well as general advice) to be found there for sure. I've even tried to correct some of it and usually get red. You just have to learn to take the good that each forum has to offer and ignore the garbage. The trick, of course, is learning to recognize the difference!

 

Oh heck you'll get red for defending or mentioning CB! :grin:

 

True enough, the deals require good credit. And some have expired their credit situation so much (due to app sprees and current BTs in place) that their newest deal doesn't pull off as well as some of us who are more conservative in their pickings.

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Meh we just need another Juniper situation and things will get exciting again!

Umm, I don't understand this? What happened in RE: to Juniper, referencing the spirit of CB?

 

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This place is quite civil. If you want to be fed to the lions, there's a finance board starting with "Fat." I sometimes post there when I feel like being beaten up.

Fat is where you go once you have your sh!t together and want to learn how to profit from your shiny new credit. Most of the people there have never had bad credit and cant give the slightest bit of accurate advice for those that don't. The few that know, refer those questions back to here.

 

I strongly believe that, while there is a great amount to be learned from that site, you owe a debt to to this one. That's why I stick around here and offer whatever I can.

 

Besides, people are cooler here.

+1 :good:

+2 :clapping:

 

 

 

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Just noticed this post...I no longer read CB daily. Couldn't agree more with the sentiment of the OP.

 

Keeping in mind posters are coming from a variety of credit situations (majority are likely rebuilding, but several with 700+ scores and looking to keep it that way) the "free advice" has at times turned snippy and downright rude.

 

Now not that we never had these issues 8 or so years ago when I first joined...just less of them. Is it frustrating when someone comes on here asking question after question without searching? Sure...but giving a smartassed reply serves no one...just a quick reply with the link works and hopefully the poster catches on.

 

The air of judgement from some members towards those rebuilding gets old fast...but fortunately their is very little of that. Overall it's still a great forum with a lot of knowledgeable posters chipping in their insight for free. It's free advice and overall it's a good site which I still recommend daily for those interested in learning about collections, credit and financial management.

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Just noticed this post...I no longer read CB daily. Couldn't agree more with the sentiment of the OP.

 

Keeping in mind posters are coming from a variety of credit situations (majority are likely rebuilding, but several with 700+ scores and looking to keep it that way) the "free advice" has at times turned snippy and downright rude.

 

Now not that we never had these issues 8 or so years ago when I first joined...just less of them. Is it frustrating when someone comes on here asking question after question without searching? Sure...but giving a smartassed reply serves no one...just a quick reply with the link works and hopefully the poster catches on.

 

The air of judgement from some members towards those rebuilding gets old fast...but fortunately their is very little of that. Overall it's still a great forum with a lot of knowledgeable posters chipping in their insight for free. It's free advice and overall it's a good site which I still recommend daily for those interested in learning about collections, credit and financial management.

I agree with this. I've only been on CB a short while, but I have noticed this as well.

 

I don't like the attitude that some people have that having a high income and spotless credit with a 750+ credit score somehow makes one morally superior to someone else who is of lesser means and/or is trying to rebuild their credit. Although I suppose that probably exists to some extent on any credit related forum.

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I agree with this. I've only been on CB a short while, but I have noticed this as well.

 

I don't like the attitude that some people have that having a high income and spotless credit with a 750+ credit score somehow makes one morally superior to someone else who is of lesser means and/or is trying to rebuild their credit. Although I suppose that probably exists to some extent on any credit related forum.

I suspect those superior attitudes were there long before the 750+ FICO, even if only lurking under a more approachable demeanor.

Humility and happiness are "inside jobs"... ;)

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I can only speak for me, but I can tell you that I was a caustic reprobate when my scores were in the 600s and 700s, so now that I'm in the 800s I don't know exactly how I'd be anything but who I have always been. I come from a long line of snobs and drama queens.

 

You meet all types of people in life, and you can choose to ignore those with whom you don't identify (for any reason of your choosing), or you can opt to never leave the house, turn on the computer or answer the phone.

 

My life is richer with all types of people in it, because I can discern what I want to consume and what I wish to filter out.

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I can only speak for me, but I can tell you that I was a caustic reprobate when my scores were in the 600s and 700s, so now that I'm in the 800s I don't know exactly how I'd be anything but who I have always been. I come from a long line of snobs and drama queens.

 

You meet all types of people in life, and you can choose to ignore those with whom you don't identify (for any reason of your choosing), or you can opt to never leave the house, turn on the computer or answer the phone.

 

My life is richer with all types of people in it, because I can discern what I want to consume and what I wish to filter out.

This post right here is exactly why I adore you, dude. ;)

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And there are always Newbies answering Newbies , or folks from other forums who decide to "share their knowledge"

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I can only speak for me, but I can tell you that I was a caustic reprobate when my scores were in the 600s and 700s, so now that I'm in the 800s I don't know exactly how I'd be anything but who I have always been. I come from a long line of snobs and drama queens.

 

You meet all types of people in life, and you can choose to ignore those with whom you don't identify (for any reason of your choosing), or you can opt to never leave the house, turn on the computer or answer the phone.

 

My life is richer with all types of people in it, because I can discern what I want to consume and what I wish to filter out.

This post right here is exactly why I adore you, dude. ;)

 

 

I kinda took the high road for a change. I wanted to just say, "Sticks and stones can break my bones..." Then I decided I was no longer 7 years old. :P

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I personally welcome anyone who is feeling '' Pushed to the curb'' or ''Not included'' in regards to feeling welcomed or getting the assistance they need here on Credit Boards to contact me or another staff member. Plenty of members have already done this and were glad to help and as others have stated, sometimes it's hard to tell one's true attitude from the words they type.

 

 

 

We want everyone to feel welcomed and feel the need to visit Credit Boards on a regular basis. Whether it is to get technical assistance on a credit issue or just to kick it with the rest of the members.

 

 

 

 

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I can only speak for me, but I can tell you that I was a caustic reprobate when my scores were in the 600s and 700s, so now that I'm in the 800s I don't know exactly how I'd be anything but who I have always been. I come from a long line of snobs and drama queens.

 

You meet all types of people in life, and you can choose to ignore those with whom you don't identify (for any reason of your choosing), or you can opt to never leave the house, turn on the computer or answer the phone.

 

My life is richer with all types of people in it, because I can discern what I want to consume and what I wish to filter out.

This post right here is exactly why I adore you, dude. ;)

I kinda took the high road for a change. I wanted to just say, "Sticks and stones can break my bones..." Then I decided I was no longer 7 years old. :P

IMHO, you could give yourself a tad more credit -- and by "tad more credit", I'm thinking along the lines of a Cap1 CLI. (kidding on that part...but this next stuff is the straight dirt:)

 

For someone so proud of his crappy attitude, you have a gift for discerning the better times to trade in your opaque mask for one a lil more translucent (notice I didn't say take off the mask) and travel the High Road. :wave:

 

Be careful...you just might screw up and evolve past your lineage of snobbery and theatrics. :grin:

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I can only speak for me, but I can tell you that I was a caustic reprobate when my scores were in the 600s and 700s, so now that I'm in the 800s I don't know exactly how I'd be anything but who I have always been. I come from a long line of snobs and drama queens.

 

You meet all types of people in life, and you can choose to ignore those with whom you don't identify (for any reason of your choosing), or you can opt to never leave the house, turn on the computer or answer the phone.

 

My life is richer with all types of people in it, because I can discern what I want to consume and what I wish to filter out.

This post right here is exactly why I adore you, dude. ;)

I kinda took the high road for a change. I wanted to just say, "Sticks and stones can break my bones..." Then I decided I was no longer 7 years old. :P

IMHO, you could yourself a tad more credit -- and by "tad more credit", I'm thinking along the lines of a Cap1 CLI. (kidding on that part...but this next stuff is the straight dirt:)

 

For someone so proud of his crappy attitude, you have a gift for discerning the better times to trade in your opaque mask for one a lil more translucent (notice I didn't say take off the mask) and travel the High Road. :wave:

 

Be careful...you just might screw up and evolve past your lineage of snobbery and theatrics. :grin:

 

 

Marry me.

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And there are always Newbies answering Newbies , or folks from other forums who decide to "share their knowledge"

Blessing and/or a curse? lol

 

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I can only speak for me, but I can tell you that I was a caustic reprobate when my scores were in the 600s and 700s, so now that I'm in the 800s I don't know exactly how I'd be anything but who I have always been. I come from a long line of snobs and drama queens.

 

You meet all types of people in life, and you can choose to ignore those with whom you don't identify (for any reason of your choosing), or you can opt to never leave the house, turn on the computer or answer the phone.

 

My life is richer with all types of people in it, because I can discern what I want to consume and what I wish to filter out.

This post right here is exactly why I adore you, dude. ;)

I kinda took the high road for a change. I wanted to just say, "Sticks and stones can break my bones..." Then I decided I was no longer 7 years old. :P

IMHO, you could yourself a tad more credit -- and by "tad more credit", I'm thinking along the lines of a Cap1 CLI. (kidding on that part...but this next stuff is the straight dirt:)

 

For someone so proud of his crappy attitude, you have a gift for discerning the better times to trade in your opaque mask for one a lil more translucent (notice I didn't say take off the mask) and travel the High Road. :wave:

 

Be careful...you just might screw up and evolve past your lineage of snobbery and theatrics. :grin:

Marry me.

:rofl: Would the Turkish Princess and I get along...?? And 5 cats in one home is a bit excessive. :dntknw:

 

Besides, let's not confuse my pity with affection...I'm just a sucker for the underdog. :wub:

I stand up for those who are being bullied.

I just happen to be more drawn to those who are clearly victims of self-bullying. ;)

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