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Message 1337034 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 13:43:14 UTC

I do not like snakes. If I get suprised by one by allmost stepping on it, I freak. I dont even like turning a page in a book or magazine and seeing one.

I dont like heights much either, But I can work through the fear. As a volunteer fireman I had no problems going up the ladder to get on a roof. it was getting back down.
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Message 1337173 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 20:22:17 UTC

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Message 1337193 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 21:26:44 UTC

Escalators, since a child I've had a fear that the steps will break and I'll fall into the mechanism with terrible results. Doesn't stop me using them, but the thought is always there.
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Message 1337199 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 21:56:01 UTC

A black flying horse in a nightmare, had that as child.
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Message 1337240 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 23:25:37 UTC - in response to Message 1336993.

Aren't you suffering from lowRACophobia?

I am indeed. Eric and I needed to attend a family event this afternoon at my great aunt's house. I had forgotten about it until recently. That was the time I had hoped Eric would use to fix my computer. Oh well....

Maybe Eric has a fear of computers.

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Message 1337254 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 23:53:29 UTC - in response to Message 1337240.

Aren't you suffering from lowRACophobia?

I am indeed. Eric and I needed to attend a family event this afternoon at my great aunt's house. I had forgotten about it until recently. That was the time I had hoped Eric would use to fix my computer. Oh well....

Maybe Eric has a fear of computers.

I rather imagine computers have a fear of Eric.

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Message 1337318 - Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 4:45:06 UTC - in response to Message 1337193.

Escalators, since a child I've had a fear that the steps will break and I'll fall into the mechanism with terrible results. Doesn't stop me using them, but the thought is always there.

Related, again, to my weight, I fear that I will lose my balance and fall getting on or off an escalator, then get caught in it as it disappears into the floor.

Even the small amount of weight I lost last year made a big improvement in my sense of balance, though.

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Message 1337399 - Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 10:31:44 UTC

As a kid I used to see black shadows in my room at night. Really gave me the creeps...
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Message 1337444 - Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 14:49:25 UTC
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I Truly Do think that I have Urbanophobia...I hate Large Cities. Every day on TV you hear of something bad happening in Cities. I even dislike having to take my Wife into Louisville to Visit Her Cousin or to go visit one of our Doctors.
I even went into Savannah, GA to see a Play one time and got Home to find a Bullet Hole in the Fender. And I've had other Bad/Worse things Happen in other Cities.
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Message 1338081 - Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 14:27:24 UTC

Sorry Jim, but I love cities. :)

I am not sure if this would qualify as a true phobia but I am not terribly fond of bats. Or snakes.
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Message 1338087 - Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 14:37:29 UTC

Best phobia ever!!

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I couldn't help but lmao.

As for myself, I have a slight fear of heights. That's one of the many reason I became a pilot. Don't really have that rear anymore...unless my prop starts windmilling (only happened once in 14 years), then it starts to creep back slightly.
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Message 1338186 - Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 19:27:29 UTC

Top ten of strangest phobias
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Message 1339069 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 4:38:34 UTC - in response to Message 1337444.

Jim, you are the longest Mod here now. Enjoy :)
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Message 1339073 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 5:09:28 UTC - in response to Message 1339069.
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Jim, you are the longest Mod here now. Enjoy :)
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I guess that is a good thing Uli...But at times it makes it hard to be a regular poster.
Last week I lost an old friend to Cancer and was scared to even mention it here...I guess that you could call that Modiphobia.
We somehow have to moderate and insulate in an attempt to be fair.
I Try very Hard to. But in some ways I must have done so to still be in the position in spite of My Failings.

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Message 1339117 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 10:21:53 UTC
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The test of a good Mod is be open and friendly on the boards, but also have the ability to rap knuckles when necessary, in a fair but firm manner. It's always a difficult balance and not everyone's cup of tea. Fred is happy to keep you on, we are happy to have you, so what is there not to like about it :-)

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Message 1339118 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 10:29:12 UTC - in response to Message 1339117.

The test of a good Mod is be open and friendly on the boards, but also have the ability to rap knuckles when necessary, in a fair but firm manner. It's always a difficult balance and not everyone's cup of tea. Fred is happy to keep you on, we are happy to have you, so what is there not to like about it :-)


I totally agree on the first part.
Shouldn`t be that hard to remain normal.

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Message 1339126 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 11:00:30 UTC

Thanks Folks...I guess that takes care of My *Modiphobia*.
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Message 1339134 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 11:48:20 UTC

Poor Jim...;)
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Message 1339240 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 21:25:19 UTC

Yep, he's still got the day job ;-)

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Message 1339252 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 22:10:06 UTC

aichmophobia in my case a fear of knives. Hard to reconcil with my love of cooking, but might explain why I really tense up at the prospect of sharing a kitchen.
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