I have been active on Insectnet when Clark Thompson was just getting started. For the most part I have enjoyed my time here on Insectnet. I exposed my personal life here on Insectnet and my collecting activities as well. I have answered numerous emails requesting information on how, why, when, where and who. And for the most part I responded to almost every email.
The only true mistake I made was exposing my personal life. AND, some of my poor attempts at humor.
If I have offended any of you. I truly am sorry. Please accept my apologies.
I have talked this over with Missy and Misty, my two Kitties, and they are on total agreement with me. It is time for me to go. Sayonara, see you around, Toottalou, Bye-Bye, See You Latter Alligator, I am out of here.
Sincerely, Leroy C. Koehn Lepidopterist extraordinaire
Another poll. I'm sure these are more accurate than what we're used to. I voted for neutrality. If Leptraps is feeling unwanted because of responses to his posts, I'd say leaving is a mistake. I have a giant political sign at my house, on top of the roof, so it can't be vandalized... outside pressure needs resistance. If it's some other personal issue, that might be different. I think we were disheartened to see the back and forth between two persons that we all remember, it reminded me of a time years ago at work, two guys got into a fight on the roof, and rolled off, one guy broke his leg just about in half, an 8' fall, the fight was started by one of the guys and got out of hand. At the time, and I think others felt the same way, I wanted them both fired, in the end, the only guy that was fired was the one who threw the first blow, not the guy who actually started the fight, I was there and saw the whole thing,along with other guys, I've never seen anything like it except on tv. So- that's my 2.5 cents.
I'll be frank regarding leptraps. I think he has a BIG mouth about a lot of very inappropriate subjects for a science related forum. He has been utterly rude and downright offensive to what MOST should consider humane decency. He has been a rogue member of the forum for a long time running; and as I have pointed out before he seems to think his yearly donation to the forum affords him "carte blanche" to say what bottom-dwelling thoughts come to his feeble mind.
Are we here to be entertained by some old man degenerate who constantly regresses to tasteless childish humor for a few supposed laughs ? Does any body really need to hear this fool's rants about his political views, holy-roller beliefs, abortion thoughts (which were quickly removed), or archaic and chauvinistic views of the opposite sex ?
Let's also not forget his braggart tendencies. Geez, seems like every time somebody posts a picture of a drawer of something they have ole'(hold me back I can't contain myself) has to instantly pipe-up and say oh' I've got 20 drawers of that stuff. Well, good for HIM but, he still can't take them with him and since he's SO AFRAID to ever show anyone anything more of what he has because (he claims he's just inundated with requests for trades or sales); then I suppose HE will be the only one to every appreciate what he has spent a lifetime attaining. That is other than the Mcquire center where his work is being donated upon his demise.
Just what it is about this arrogant, self righteous, egotistical, and to coin the term "ugly american"(for his demeanor) that attracts readers or followers is beyond me !
I find it highly inappropriate that there is any such poll concerning participation of a member.
The Ignore feature is available; if one desires not to read publications by another member, simply put them on Ignore.
Democracy is two wolves and one sheep voting about what's for dinner. Who wants to be the next sheep?
Very true and thank you for showing us that. While Leroy has been coarse (many/most) of his detractors have as well. I don't 'like' it but what I like and what others sensitivities like are not important (important as defined by online dictionary) .
Some sheep know there are wolves about and put on wolves clothing...... Some sheep have anthrax.... Some sheep have shearing implements concealed in their wool and have permits co carry them.... Some clever sheep will convince one wolf that the other is really a sheep...... Now I want lamb jerky....and a pet wolf(not)....
(Insert misinterpreted assumption of meaning where there is none here)
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I very much respect you and your expertise/work on the Forum. I must add, though, that I’m not in favor of your poll regarding Leroy. Personally I don’t have a real Leroy opinion one way or the other. I also think it’s a bit dangerous to create such a poll. This Forum is diverse and those who don’t want to read Leroy’s posts can skip. Polling on particular individuals is walking a slippery slope. Heck......there could even be a slew of people who’d like to see me voted off as well. My thoughts abt removing a member center around a person violating the rules repeatedly and doing so after a moderator has corrected them. Please reconsider your poll........imho, it’s destructive, not constructive.
I’m sure that Tom and Adam had a good intentions but I also disagree in regards someone’s membership being voted here strictly based on personal emotions.
You mean some posts about this thread may be clouded by emotionalism? I'm surprised. It is a little weird, but I think this "topic" has a lot of history and or baggage, as well as the poll being ,or seeming to me to be a little lighthearted. Also, Leptraps cats haven't been able to vote, or have they?
See, there he is. With or without voting. As a pastime until November 3rd we could every day vote on a different member of the forum.
Well then vote on me.
I like BMWs and sailing yachts, living in Pacific villages, and guns. Not just poodle shooters like the ar15 but real guns. Black people come from Choisul and Nubia. All others are brown. I don’t care about color. I distrust urbanists.
I dislike Hesperidae. I collect Lycaenidae only to make others happy.
I’ve eaten at Waffle House, and frankly I’ve had consistently worse food in Hanover. Noting, of course, I know where to get great food in Hanover- just that some of the worst food has been in Hanover. The rubbish in Hanover gave me gas. Though the worst food I’ve had was in South Carolina.
I find Europeans to be “in ordnung”. The believe and do as told. Not all, obviously.
Cairo is a schitthole. Manila is a schitthole. Stanleyville and Salisbury were far better for everyone than that are now.
USA should have stayed out of both European wars. We should have sat aside and developed technology, then nuked Berlin and Munchen. The French did a great job negotiating the preservation of Paris, but at a cost of millions of lives.
If it were up to me, every USFWS and CITES employee would be given a gun and sent to Malaysia, Borneo, or Brazil.