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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum

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17 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Hmm. Should I inherit 10 acres of land in southern Oklahoma simply for the LOLs, or take cash?
 

On one hand, it’s property I may visit once or twice ever as I go to ReaperCon, plus there’s no way the wife will want to move somewhere so humid even if she can then have the herd of beagles she wants.

 

But, I can easily pay the property taxes, more than likely, and it was my great-great grandparent’s land. I’m fine with it being a wild place for the animals. May even make it a wintering home (avoids the humidity), if there is a farmhouse and it can be saved. Plus, I won’t need the cash for anything since I am nearing the point where a job isn’t necessary.


Curious as to The Collective’s thoughts. Honestly. 

 

Well if you don't need the cash and are willing to pay for the property taxes and all.

 

I would wonder if you can "protect" that piece of land.

Is there a chance to turn it into some kind of nature reserve?

We can never have enough places where animals and plants can thrive.

 

Maybe use it as a holiday spot as well.

In the end, land is always an investment.

 

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

I get that it's Reaper's forum and there's no free speech here.  I understand the reasoning behind a restriction of this kind, especially this year. But I mourn the loss of the one place I can vent frustrations or make jokes with friends to ease the tension we all feel.

 

Apparently, the KIDZ all do this on the Book of Faces these days. Though in a less civilized form.

 

I hope you don't disappear but focus more on the painting, pets, recipes, …fun threads instead.

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17 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Hmm. Should I inherit 10 acres of land in southern Oklahoma simply for the LOLs, or take cash?
 

On one hand, it’s property I may visit once or twice ever as I go to ReaperCon, plus there’s no way the wife will want to move somewhere so humid even if she can then have the herd of beagles she wants.

 

But, I can easily pay the property taxes, more than likely, and it was my great-great grandparent’s land. I’m fine with it being a wild place for the animals. May even make it a wintering home (avoids the humidity), if there is a farmhouse and it can be saved. Plus, I won’t need the cash for anything since I am nearing the point where a job isn’t necessary.


Curious as to The Collective’s thoughts. Honestly. 

 

All else being equal, land is a really good investment for holding capital and value.

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8 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:
26 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Hmm. Should I inherit 10 acres of land in southern Oklahoma simply for the LOLs, or take cash?
 

On one hand, it’s property I may visit once or twice ever as I go to ReaperCon, plus there’s no way the wife will want to move somewhere so humid even if she can then have the herd of beagles she wants.

 

But, I can easily pay the property taxes, more than likely, and it was my great-great grandparent’s land. I’m fine with it being a wild place for the animals. May even make it a wintering home (avoids the humidity), if there is a farmhouse and it can be saved. Plus, I won’t need the cash for anything since I am nearing the point where a job isn’t necessary.


Curious as to The Collective’s thoughts. Honestly. 

 

All else being equal, land is a really good investment for holding capital and value.

 

Location, location, location. Near a town? Near a highway?

You say Southern Oklahoma, probably nowhere near W a s h i t a County then?

 

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So this hit me as hilarious and I hope there's a few other people here who will appreciate it.  

Back when my software team was moving from the old silo/waterfall method we used to use to scrum, after work one day I was chatting with one of my wife's Professors (She's an admin at the local uni). he's an information systems type, and I mentioned that they were working on training us to start using the SCRUM method. 

He winced and turned to my wife and said something to the effect of 'You ever seen a rugby match? you know that place right in the middle where everyone is pushing and shoving and trying to knock the everloving crap out of everyone?  That's the scrum and that's what your husband's team is is going through right now."

that comment has amused me for a while, so when I saw someone link this video I almost died laughing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZiClMDjY-w

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@Pegazus - If it's anywhere along the I35 corridor, it's value is definitely going to go up.   My distributor in OKC is always talking about how the corridor between Dallas and OKC is growing quickly.  Before moving to Iowa, we briefly considered Ardmore OK, specifically because it was equidistant to both OKC and Dallas.

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22 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:
1 hour ago, Inarah said:

I get that it's Reaper's forum and there's no free speech here.  I understand the reasoning behind a restriction of this kind, especially this year. But I mourn the loss of the one place I can vent frustrations or make jokes with friends to ease the tension we all feel.  Not that I'm a big contributor, but if you don't see me around it's because I no longer feel comfortable here. 

 

I'd like to give a little bit of contextual transparency here to address concerns people might have regarding the new changes.  There is an objective here, and these changes are not capricious in nature.  As tensions escalate outside, so tensions have escalated inside, and it has not been good for the health of the community or the comfort of those who participate in it.  As the primary focus of this forum is a particular company, a particular line of products, and a particular hobby as whole, the topics and posts which have contributed to the tension and discomfort are not essential to it.  This should be a place where anybody can come to talk about this shared hobby interest in a cozy, comfy, friendly environment.  The best way to achieve that is by eliminating a line of discussion that we do not need and that has proven antithetical to this end.  All of us mod staff are volunteers, this job doesn't pay us, and we'd much rather spend our free time doing other fun things than taking on extra work.  The more this community, which is by and large overwhelmingly the best community on the internet, helps us out by opting not to pursue things which everybody here can figure out are inflammatory then the less we have to intervene - this is overwhelmingly our preference.  We ask that you help us out in making this community a nicer, friendlier, and cozier place to be.  We would not place any such limits on discourse here unless we truly believed such limits were absolutely necessary, and vital, to the continued well-being of this community

 

Hear, hear!

 

A small group of piqued individuals driving conversation can invalidate the feelings of the entire group. I for one am excited to see how our new cadre shapes discussion in these forums in order to avoid such undesirable outcomes and to build a friendlier, more relaxed community.

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5 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Location, location, location. Near a town? Near a highway?

You say Southern Oklahoma, probably nowhere near W a s h i t a County then?

 


Nope, Carter County, so more Ardmore area. Most likely closer to Healdton.

 

Not sure if the mineral rights are included with it or the bigger plot it once was part of. Grandma’s share of the oil money was $15-35 per year, and I’ll be getting a quarter of that. About enough to buy a cup of coffee. 

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34 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Hmm. Should I inherit 10 acres of land in southern Oklahoma simply for the LOLs, or take cash?
 

On one hand, it’s property I may visit once or twice ever as I go to ReaperCon, plus there’s no way the wife will want to move somewhere so humid even if she can then have the herd of beagles she wants.

 

But, I can easily pay the property taxes, more than likely, and it was my great-great grandparent’s land. I’m fine with it being a wild place for the animals. May even make it a wintering home (avoids the humidity), if there is a farmhouse and it can be saved. Plus, I won’t need the cash for anything since I am nearing the point where a job isn’t necessary.


Curious as to The Collective’s thoughts. Honestly. 

 

I mean, if you want to keep it just for fun and can do that comfortably, go for it. Pretty much all land goes up in value over time.

 

Investment/money-wise, depends entirely on what it is, of course.

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42 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Hmm. Should I inherit 10 acres of land in southern Oklahoma simply for the LOLs, or take cash?

Keeping land in the family is usually best. Even if you do nothing with it, a descendant of yours might. Also think of it this way, 10 acres of possible mini storage!

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13 minutes ago, Pegazus said:


Nope, Carter County, so more Ardmore area. Most likely closer to Healdton.

 

Not sure if the mineral rights are included with it or the bigger plot it once was part of. Grandma’s share of the oil money was $15-35 per year, and I’ll be getting a quarter of that. About enough to buy a cup of coffee. 

 

If you will be getting a few bucks from a sliver of an oil lease, then yes, it has to include the mineral rights.

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5 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

If you will be getting a few bucks from a sliver of an oil lease, then yes, it has to include the mineral rights.


Right, I understand that. But, the land rights and the mineral rights may be separate entities at this point. Actually, they are at this point. I will be getting the mineral rights for sure as part of a larger legal grouping. I have the option for the land rights, but only 10 acres and not the larger plot. 

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Even piddling, worthless mineral rights were an apparent rarity when we were out in Texas. Everything we owned, they'd been separated from the land generations earlier. See that more around here these days, since natural gas picked up and all, but it was kinda crazy at first, nobody quite owning their own land through and through.

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21 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

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Listen up folks. 

 

Moderation has been light in here for a while; that is changing today.

 

We will no longer be allowing even slightly innuendoed political postings. If your post vanishes and you do not receive a warning message, that is because you we skirting the line and we did not feel that your post deserved an admonishment. Don't worry about it, move on to something else.

 

Also, if we miss something posted by someone else, please do not assume we are playing favorites; it likely means we just missed something or did not pick up on it. This topic moves FAST and it is hard to read everything closely. Let me know privately and I will take care of it.  I am also not going to go back more than a day and filter through this topic.  it is in the past, let's leave it there.

 

So please steer well clear of political topics so I don't have to wear this uncomfortable mod hat.

 

Thank you.

 

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Blink and you miss something ::D: 

 

Forums belong to Reaper and they have the right to make the rules.  I will try to refrain from political commentary but I can't guarantee I will be able to always censor myself.  That said, I am not going to be upset if you remove a post to keep the atmosphere light. 

 

if there is one thing that stays the same its that things will change!

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