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Tompeters

Suddenly rather quiet

Things were going well here on the Discussion Forums. Then they suddenly went dead.

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Thistledo

Quiet

Oh come on now Tomps. I know you can think of something scintillating to kick off a new thread in Break time.
Looking forward, with great anticipation, to reading what it's going to be.

Go Tomps!

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Tompeters

Suddenly rather quiet


"Oh come on now Tomps. I know you can think of something scintillating to kick off a new thread in Break time.
Looking forward, with great anticipation, to reading what it's going to be.

Go Tomps!"


Well. I don't know about 'scintillating' but there is something I'd like to get off my chest. In this medium...Internet BBs and Forums, it's all too easy to think of others as 'virtual' - not real - people. But all of us who post here are real people. We get hurt by unkind posts and we can hurt others by the unkind posts we make.

Rubbishing peoples' values, tastes, lifestyles and opinions isn't something we'd normally do face to face. And rubbishing third parties - shops, businesses, and so on is just as bad. Critical commentary is fair, it seems to me, only if it is qualified by some objective specific criticism that can be identified and discussed.

Leaves a bad taste, really and makes one less...scintillating? :(

Seems to happen, and it's sad. 'nuff said but does seem to happen here more than I've experienced in other discussion forums :((

Anyway, maybe that's why things go quiet?

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Honey

Good Manners...

"Critical commentary is fair, it seems to me, only if it is qualified by some objective specific criticism that can be identified and discussed."

Yes... I think that sometimes we do forget to be polite and this can squash a thread flat. If I see bad manners, I don't return until things have cooled down again.

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SonyaK

Suddenly rather quiet

"but does seem to happen here more than I've experienced in other discussion forums :(( "

I agree. A lot of threads on here seem to go "rancid"

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Yummy

Suddenly Rather Quiet

I think the only answer is for "One to be *self moderating* , stop and think before you press that button and say to yourself, would I really say that if I were in front of that person, and is it going to hurt them in any way"

At the end of the day, we are only human, just that some people don't think before they open their mouths....or press that send button !!

Only my opinion of course. x

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Dottie May

Suddenly rather quiet

Such a shame. Time's too short to be impolite and quarrelsome. Get a life, to those that are and stop spoiling this wonderful site.

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Anastasia

How true

Words of wisdom Dottie.

 
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