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Old 14.02.2010, 17:05
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Re: Why are people mean?

Is the OP a cyclist?

That always helps on the green smartie front...
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Old 14.02.2010, 17:09
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It's the internet, isn't it?

Log off, make a cup of tea, cuddle your puppy/kitten/child, look out of the window, watch the telly, read a book, be happy.

Yea, that's easy to say when you have loads of green blobbies. I'd love to see your face if you wake up one morning log in and find loads of red ones!

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Old 14.02.2010, 17:14
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Yea, that's easy to say when you have loads of green blobbies. I'd love to see your face if you wake up one morning log in and find loads of red ones!

Oi! I'll have you know I woke up to a red smartie only this morning!

And I didn't deserve it, neither.

Some people are just soooooo mean.
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Old 14.02.2010, 17:28
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Oi! I'll have you know I woke up to a red smartie only this morning!

And I didn't deserve it, neither.

Some people are just soooooo mean.
OK - no meed to take the Michael and no I'm not a cyclist
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Old 14.02.2010, 17:44
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Oi! I'll have you know I woke up to a red smartie only this morning!

And I didn't deserve it, neither.

Some people are just soooooo mean.
Sure it wasn't a cherry?
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Old 14.02.2010, 17:59
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Is the OP a cyclist?

That always helps on the green smartie front...
...or a mentalist...
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Old 14.02.2010, 18:08
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...or a mentalist...
Will a subcategory of Fun da Mentalist be acceptable?
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Old 14.02.2010, 21:24
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Re: Why are people mean?

oh .. REPUTATION..i am hearing this for the first time in the forum..but i do agree with your post..some people do take it personally....and spoil your day...but ..u can take it as PART OF PARCEL.....enjoy the forum,,and dont take it to heart
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Everyone can see each others profile, allowing one to see the rep and comments form the 'provider'.
I just tried looking at your public profile and I couldn't see your rep records . . . What am I doing wrong? Or are you saying something different?
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Old 15.02.2010, 12:02
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I just tried looking at your public profile and I couldn't see your rep records . . . What am I doing wrong?
You're not a moderator, so you can't see other people's rep comments. Uncle Max is, so he can.

He must have just forgotten his good fortune when he wrote that...
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Old 15.02.2010, 12:04
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You're not a moderator, so you can't see other people's rep comments. Uncle Max is, so he can.

He must have just forgotten his good fortune when he wrote that...
Ah . . . maybe that explains why he groaned my comment as well? He thought I was complaining that we didn't have an ability which he did?

It wasn't really a complaint anyway, just a suggestion.
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Old 15.02.2010, 13:11
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Ah . . . maybe that explains why he groaned my comment as well? He thought I was complaining that we didn't have an ability which he did?

It wasn't really a complaint anyway, just a suggestion.
Doh, MyPhone error 101: groan removed. I know you're a sensitive child; you didn't deserve one
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Re: Why are people mean?

My story is not altogether different from the OP, although with a bit more "did that really happen??!" quality thrown in.

So way back, in the normal course of interaction on a thread, one of the EF members made a slightly pointed comment about my nationality, and more specifically about a certain way of life practised back home. This comment was made w/o any knowledge as to why this is the norm in my home country.

I replied to that thread and very clearly pointed out the socio and economic factors behind the "tradition". At the end of that post, I also commented in no uncertain terms that if one doesnt know the full background behind the traditions and practices in a certain country, one shouldnt comment on it.

I thought that was the end of it. The post received a few thanks and the EF member who had made the pointed remark actually apologised (full credit to him).

However I get back home and find out that another well known EF member (who has a history of making blunt posts, which may offend you or amuse you) personally took it upon herself to play the role of judge, jury and executioner. She said that my reply to the post was "not in the spirit of the thread" etc. etc. and promptly handed me down a couple of red blobbies.

What really got my goat was that this in no way was of any concern to her. She had not even contributed on the topic and therefore was in no way even remotely connected to it. Yet she just decided randomly that my post deserves a red blobby and promptly hands me one.

Later that day this particular member got into a bit of a verbal fistfight with one of the other EF members and made some nasty disparaging comments about him. When I gave her a couple of red blobbies for making a particularly bad comment, she very promptly wrote back saying that it was unfair and the person in question (against whom she had made the disparaging remarks) could defend himself and that I was in no way connected to it.

Anyway, ever since that day I have more or less made a personal policy that I never give out red blobbies (that was the first and only time I gave it out) unless the remark is very specifically targeted personally against me. A groan and a reply is otherwise good enough to get your point across.

Anyway this is the post lunch session and I'm just about trying to keep awake and typing out this long post was the only way I could.

Have a good week ahead folks.
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Old 15.02.2010, 13:54
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Oi! I'll have you know I woke up to a red smartie only this morning!

And I didn't deserve it, neither.

Some people are just soooooo mean.

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Old 15.02.2010, 14:03
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Doh, MyPhone error 101: groan removed. I know you're a sensitive child; you didn't deserve one
not everyone is so mean then (sorry to be fluffy)
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Old 15.02.2010, 14:08
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This is off-topic, but just had to say that so far 280 (5% of population) Manatees have died of cold in Florida; they need waters of at least 68 F around 19C to survive.
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Old 15.02.2010, 14:13
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My story is not altogether different from the OP, although with a bit more "did that really happen??!" quality thrown in.

So way back, in the normal course of interaction on a thread, one of the EF members made a slightly pointed comment about my nationality, and more specifically about a certain way of life practised back home. This comment was made w/o any knowledge as to why this is the norm in my home country.

I replied to that thread and very clearly pointed out the socio and economic factors behind the "tradition". At the end of that post, I also commented in no uncertain terms that if one doesnt know the full background behind the traditions and practices in a certain country, one shouldnt comment on it.

I thought that was the end of it. The post received a few thanks and the EF member who had made the pointed remark actually apologised (full credit to him).

However I get back home and find out that another well known EF member (who has a history of making blunt posts, which may offend you or amuse you) personally took it upon herself to play the role of judge, jury and executioner. She said that my reply to the post was "not in the spirit of the thread" etc. etc. and promptly handed me down a couple of red blobbies.

What really got my goat was that this in no way was of any concern to her. She had not even contributed on the topic and therefore was in no way even remotely connected to it. Yet she just decided randomly that my post deserves a red blobby and promptly hands me one.

Later that day this particular member got into a bit of a verbal fistfight with one of the other EF members and made some nasty disparaging comments about him. When I gave her a couple of red blobbies for making a particularly bad comment, she very promptly wrote back saying that it was unfair and the person in question (against whom she had made the disparaging remarks) could defend himself and that I was in no way connected to it.

Anyway, ever since that day I have more or less made a personal policy that I never give out red blobbies (that was the first and only time I gave it out) unless the remark is very specifically targeted personally against me. A groan and a reply is otherwise good enough to get your point across.

Anyway this is the post lunch session and I'm just about trying to keep awake and typing out this long post was the only way I could.

Have a good week ahead folks.
I think it very important that people apologize. The other probleme is that once I gave CH a bad rep by mistake, I tired to make it up and appealed to mods but had to spread rep around before I could give cancel out the red on and give him the green one that I originally intended. Luckily he was very nice about it!

It would be nice of there was some kind of remove your bad rep button like a remove your groan button.
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Old 15.02.2010, 14:29
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My story is not altogether different from the OP, although with a bit more "did that really happen??!" quality thrown in.

So way back, in the normal course of interaction on a thread, one of the EF members made a slightly pointed comment about my nationality, and more specifically about a certain way of life practised back home. This comment was made w/o any knowledge as to why this is the norm in my home country.

I replied to that thread and very clearly pointed out the socio and economic factors behind the "tradition". At the end of that post, I also commented in no uncertain terms that if one doesnt know the full background behind the traditions and practices in a certain country, one shouldnt comment on it.

I thought that was the end of it. The post received a few thanks and the EF member who had made the pointed remark actually apologised (full credit to him).

However I get back home and find out that another well known EF member (who has a history of making blunt posts, which may offend you or amuse you) personally took it upon herself to play the role of judge, jury and executioner. She said that my reply to the post was "not in the spirit of the thread" etc. etc. and promptly handed me down a couple of red blobbies.

What really got my goat was that this in no way was of any concern to her. She had not even contributed on the topic and therefore was in no way even remotely connected to it. Yet she just decided randomly that my post deserves a red blobby and promptly hands me one.

Later that day this particular member got into a bit of a verbal fistfight with one of the other EF members and made some nasty disparaging comments about him. When I gave her a couple of red blobbies for making a particularly bad comment, she very promptly wrote back saying that it was unfair and the person in question (against whom she had made the disparaging remarks) could defend himself and that I was in no way connected to it.

Anyway, ever since that day I have more or less made a personal policy that I never give out red blobbies (that was the first and only time I gave it out) unless the remark is very specifically targeted personally against me. A groan and a reply is otherwise good enough to get your point across.

Anyway this is the post lunch session and I'm just about trying to keep awake and typing out this long post was the only way I could.

Have a good week ahead folks.
Oh the injustice!

The internet can be so cruel. I often find it takes me 6 months to get over something too.

Now, as you are clearly talking about me, I have had a look back, and know what you are talking about.

Here are a few points.

1) Just because it was my first post in the thread did not mean I was not following it.

2) HashBrown in a lighthearted Swiss Dating Thread called Indians "mamma's boys", and you threw your toys out of the pram, changing the whole tone of the thread. Thus I took a tiny amount of rep. I also gave you sufficient reasons as to why.

3) Your retaliation that you speak of was when I apparently got in a verbal fist fight with Salsa Lover. If you think that the comment I made was particuarly bad, then you should really block me as it would have to be one of the tamest posts I have made.


"What really got my goat was that this in no way was of any concern to her. She had not even contributed on the topic and therefore was in no way even remotely connected to it. Yet she just decided randomly that my post deserves a red blobby and promptly hands me one."

I am sorry you are still cut up about it, and you have a point. I was no way remotely connected to the topic, and I had no right to post. Forums are not public and are not for opinions of members.

Shame on me. I am going to go and think about what I did.
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Old 15.02.2010, 17:40
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Oh the injustice!

The internet can be so cruel. I often find it takes me 6 months to get over something too.

Now, as you are clearly talking about me, I have had a look back, and know what you are talking about.

Here are a few points.

1) Just because it was my first post in the thread did not mean I was not following it.

2) HashBrown in a lighthearted Swiss Dating Thread called Indians "mamma's boys", and you threw your toys out of the pram, changing the whole tone of the thread. Thus I took a tiny amount of rep. I also gave you sufficient reasons as to why.

3) Your retaliation that you speak of was when I apparently got in a verbal fist fight with Salsa Lover. If you think that the comment I made was particuarly bad, then you should really block me as it would have to be one of the tamest posts I have made.


"What really got my goat was that this in no way was of any concern to her. She had not even contributed on the topic and therefore was in no way even remotely connected to it. Yet she just decided randomly that my post deserves a red blobby and promptly hands me one."

I am sorry you are still cut up about it, and you have a point. I was no way remotely connected to the topic, and I had no right to post. Forums are not public and are not for opinions of members.

Shame on me. I am going to go and think about what I did.
I think that you have just demonstrated and implemented Sagar KD's points beautifully.
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Old 15.02.2010, 18:19
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I got a red blobby with the comment "childish"

I feel like renting my garments.
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