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Old 14.09.2011, 15:15
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

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I find it difficult to understand your logic. Playful groan removed so you won't murder your family with all the PMT you have in you. Now THAT deserves a groan!
You know that I was kidding, right?
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:24
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I tend to agree Ittigen. I got most of my 'groans' when I first joined and asked a question about local Indian workers near me getting paid an (illegal?) pittance- I still don't know why showing concern for fellow humans deserved the multiple groans. I really refrain from groaning now unless I am really and totally appalled by a comment. A groan shouldn't be an expression of 'just' a disagreement.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:24
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I think drive by groans are exactly how they should be used.

It's an 'I disagree with you and can't be bothered to type up a response as to why' for me.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:25
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

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Drive by "Thanking" should then also be subject to the same rule, in that case. Don't thank if you can't give a reason for it...
Oh. No. I think drive by thanking saves a lot of "+1", "Me too", "Good post" and "I'd hit it" responses.

I don't groan much, but I guess a good chunk of them have been drive by - mainly because the post is totally out of order and a groan needs no explanation, or other people have already posted similar comments to mine; usually more eloquently.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:27
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I think drive by groans are exactly how they should be used.

It's an 'I disagree with you and can't be bothered to type up a response as to why' for me.
I don't agree.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:31
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

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I don't agree.
I don't agree with you not agreeing.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:32
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

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I don't agree with you not agreeing.





Actually, I think disagreement needs more explanation.

"I agree" is usually simple.

"I disagree", unless it is to a simple stated fact (and usually they don't attract groans) isn't very constructive. Which part do you disagree with. Why? Is there nothing there in the post of any worth?
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:44
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I think it is better not to "drive by groan" but to thank a statement you agree with.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:49
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Actually, I think disagreement needs more explanation.

"I agree" is usually simple.

"I disagree", unless it is to a simple stated fact (and usually they don't attract groans) isn't very constructive. Which part do you disagree with. Why? Is there nothing there in the post of any worth?
To be honest I don't put that much thought into when I groan someone.

If something is tosh I will groan it. It's quite likely someone more intelligent and eloquent than me will come along and put the person down in a more entertaining fashion than I could, and thus provide more entertainment for the forum as a whole.

So really my drive by groaning provides a service to the community.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:55
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I'm in the non groaner camp although I can't profess to be quite as good as Sky or Sada since I did actually hand out a groan once. He had called me stupid without any justification so I think he deserved it.

Otherwise I think the tit for tat groaning that goes on is a bit childish. If you disagree with somebody that strongly I think the least you can do is give some kind of reason for it.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:57
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I've had a couple of "accidental groans" where I asked the person why they groaned and they didn't realise they had groaned.
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Old 14.09.2011, 15:59
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

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Parnell,

I think you need a hug.
Can we have "hug" and "whack around the back of the head" buttons instead?
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:06
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

Once I wrote a post who was a jewel of nature, a oscar winner and all Thanks were throwing at me like flowers at my feet.

One person groaned.

Horror! Why so? How and what for??? I wrote a kind PM to the person to ask why the groan.

The person answered me that he probably just hit the wrong button. But why do I care anyway....

The groan remained... It was a lesson.

I stop seeing groan at something to be used with kindness and tact in specific behavior only.

I have 177 groans. I have maybe a good 50 of them from some one day trolls or some like Sophisticat and those like Corsebou who went into a Groan fest. The rest was some jokes and disagreement.

What my groans number shows? That I did spend way too much time in here, yes. But that I am not affraid to speak up my mind and jump into passionate debates. I am not just sitting around and saying cute jokes or posting LolCat (no offense Ouchboy, you're the best! Love ya, you rock and keep doing it).
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:08
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I've actually erased the very few I had handed out a long while back as I thought it was all due to misunderstandings anyway
and as I do find the groan option rather silly, well only logical then that I don't use it anymore right?!


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I'm in the non groaner camp although I can't profess to be quite as good as Sky or Sada since I did actually hand out a groan once. He had called me stupid without any justification so I think he deserved it.

Otherwise I think the tit for tat groaning that goes on is a bit childish. If you disagree with somebody that strongly I think the least you can do is give some kind of reason for it.
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:09
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I got groaned once when I made a simple remark about Poutine

bloody quebecois.
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:13
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I got groaned once when I made a simple remark about Poutine

bloody quebecois.
And here is this groan that will auto-erase in 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1......

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Old 14.09.2011, 16:16
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And here is this groan that will auto-erase in 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1......

I'd thank you now, but you still haven't removed the original groan..
I had bad cheese dreams for weeks because of that.
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:17
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I'd thank you now, but you still haven't removed the original groan..
I had bad cheese dreams for weeks because of that.
That's ok, you took your revenge later on...
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:21
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Re: To Groan or not to Groan, that is the question.

I decided to revisit all my groaned posts and I noticed two things;
  1. Nil groans me A LOT*
  2. The vast majority of groaned posts have also been thanked

I think from this we can safely say that groans are pretty meaningless.



*At least one of my other groans was for defending Nil.
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:22
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I am not just sitting around and saying cute jokes or posting LolCat (no offense Ouchboy, you're the best! Love ya, you rock and keep doing it).
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