Locked Thread

Oct 4, 1998
I'd just like to express my admiration for everyone who responded to a rather unfortunately worded question posted earlier. It's that sort of discernment without condemnation, tempered with a bit of humor and some sound moderating that keeps me coming back to Bladeforums and makes me proud to count you Forumites as friends.

I also like Jim's own post. After that, what could anyone say anyway? Might as well lock the thread; nobody can top that one. I think I'll print it out and frame it.

-Cougar Allen :{)
Yeah, it's the epitome of decorum.
It's one of the great things about having a group of people like the Members here at BladeForums.com, and Moderators with such class, they always rise to the occassion, instead of sinking down to a lower level.


Kevin Jon Schlossberg
SysOp and Administrator for BladeForums.com

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Oh I don't know. Perhaps it says something about psychology, but I never would have paid the slightest bit of attention to a thread on stabbing or killing had I not seen that it got locked. Then it got my curiousity up when I saw you all discussing it.

What's most unfortunate in this particular instance is that somebody who's at least apparently posting from a wartorn hell hole of a country might come here to ask a potentially legitimate self defense question only to be censored. If in fact, Boris is from Croatia, then I'm sure he's quite familiar with censorship.

I've got to wonder about his veracity given a startrek.com email address that apparently doesn't work from this server, but if in fact he came here to learn then perhaps we should be more accomodating. He might just have real reason to know something of defense against flak jacket wearing persons. (leaving an addominal strike as one seeming avenue of defense.)

I don't know if any of that is the case, but I thought I'd take a moment to play devil's advocate at least long enough to point out that there could be more to his unfortunately worded request than meets the eye. Perhaps not, but just perhaps.

Boris, if you're reading this, why don't you reframe your q in terms of self defense and ask it over in the tactical and martial arts forum? I doubt that you'll get brushed aside over there as quickly.

The question was not "What would be the best knife for self defense against an armed and armored enemy?" or "What is the best knife to take into a war zone?" but rather "What's the best knife for stabbing somebody in the gut?"

Over the line. I'm not sure exactly where the line is, but that was over it. Perhaps it would have been better to make the thread disappear entirely.

Yeah, OK. I actually agree with you, I just sometimes like to try to look at things from a variety of viewpoints.

I was quite glad to see that the stupid completely OT topic on Person of the Century got *finally* locked after 35 responses including some by seasoned participants including a moderator.

Reframing it into knife person of the century was a good enough idea that I might even attempt to participate myself.

BTW-- What's best for stabbing somebody in the eye? An icepick or a witty response?
Personally, I thought the poster who responded to Boris with the beachball idea should've won some sort of honorary quick wit award.