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I'm getting fed up now!

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JustJohn

JustJohn Report 8 Oct 2012 19:47

Robert You take me back over 30 years to me and my dad. He was politically to the right of Genghis Khan and I was both a Welsh Nationalist (we fought against that in the war) and a socialist (we fought against that too).

We had some rows - and we both loved them and always finsihed as friends after a day or so of cooling off. And mum in the middle fretting that we would never talk again. And I would leave home.

There are a few on here that love a row. Usually the ones who say "I wish it was more peaceful on here" They get all het up, then usually make up and are better friends with their antagonist as a result.

The other points you make are spot on. I am a beggar for sarcasm and spinning obvious tales (like I live in a fairytale castle called Castell Coch and I have a knighthood). I see that as being the fun you can have on these boards - pretending with weird avatars, strange names and strange research interests.

And in real life you can smile, look innocent and wink. And :-) and ;-) isn't the same as real life body and facial expressions.

Robert

Robert Report 8 Oct 2012 19:31

i dont believe a lot of post are ment to be impolite , but a lot dose get missed in translation , and some choice of words are wrong . when you speak to some directly face to face, you can see the expression on there face and the hear there tone of there voice to interpret how it was ment.alas you cant do that on here. if you hear the way my wife and i speak to each other for the first time you think we are at war, but we arent. I guess thats the way some relationship on here are interpreted, when people read these boards for the first time. Just some people just need to read there post a few time before posting just to insure that there wont be miss interperted. from time time we will cause offence to someone , so be the first to apologise

Malcolm

Malcolm Report 8 Oct 2012 18:55

Barbinglos...I don't remember saying or suggesting you were a "disagreeable pain ridden over sensitive old biddy"

Those are your words. If had meant that, I would have said it and I would NOT have said it because I don't speak to people like that.

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 8 Oct 2012 18:36

I shouldn't think you needed to work on being grumpy Malcolm

I posted how I saw some responses on here over the last few days.
By doing that you assume I am a disagreeable pain ridden over sensitive old biddy

That, if you remember was what my post was all about. The fact that some people enjoy being rude and personal.

That's it. TTFN

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 8 Oct 2012 18:33

Malcolm

will you be taking the OP course then..if you join I will....LOL

Malcolm

Malcolm Report 8 Oct 2012 18:22

Grumpy? Me? Oh Hell yes. I work on it every day. Neighbour here in Spain just dumped about 30 kilos of glass empties in the bin when there's a recycling bin not more than 20 metres along the road. Another visitor parked in the loading bay for two days despite clear signs. Selfishness makes me very grumpy. Hate it.

As i've said, i haven't seen much on here which I find offensive. Au contraire I think if anything some people may be a bit over sensitive.

Maybe the Open University should do a degree in Elderly Disagreeability (Grumpiness)

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 8 Oct 2012 17:02

I ain't a grumpy old woman just an old happy woman...

Some people like rubbing up other people the wrong way..
It's a good job some of us can remember when GR shut the site down for a week back in 2006,Now that was WW3...


DIZZI

DIZZI Report 8 Oct 2012 16:08

GRUMPY OLD MEN
SHUDDERS OH NO

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 8 Oct 2012 15:59

He's got it all wrong Dizzi

He's just trying to be contentious

Are you a grumpy old man then Malcolm

;-)

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 8 Oct 2012 15:48

HMMM
MALCOLM IM NOT A GRUMPY OLD WOMAN
OLDISH YES,GRUMPY NO,WELL NOT YET.

AND IM STILL IN THE KITCHEN

ALWAYS FIND ME IN THNE KITCHEN AT PARTIES :-D

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 8 Oct 2012 15:48

HMMM
MALCOLM IM NOT A GRUMPY OLD WOMAN
OLDISH YES,GRUMPY NO,WELL NOT YET.

AND IM STILL IN THE KITCHEN

ALWAYS FIND ME IN THNE KITCHEN AT PARTIES :-D

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 8 Oct 2012 15:44

Well lets hope that the lovely Jules has a change of heart.

Come on Jules...........give us a wink!! ;-)

xxx

Julia

Julia Report 8 Oct 2012 15:38

Having just about done my tree, as an older, but mainly housebound one with plenty of aches and pains, I come on here for the banter and to get a laugh.
Sadly, I don't think this weekend, has been one of those occassions. It hasn't been to everyones tastes, and the cage rattling, gets abit OTT at times
However, as Barbinglos has said, I will stay in the heat of the kitchen a while longer.

Julia in Derbyshire

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 8 Oct 2012 15:23

There are many of us more mature lovelies on this site but I dont think our aches and pains make us grumpy.
The sense of humour from most is very very amusing. so quick witted too.

It's just the few that like a good scrap on a regular basis.

Agree with you Malcolm that the help one gets is great.

I can stand the heat and I'm gonna stay in the kitchen a bit longer cause the good outweighs the bad.

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 8 Oct 2012 15:12

less of the OLD Malcolm

i am a recycled teenager i will have you know :-D :-D

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 8 Oct 2012 15:12

Have I killed your thread Jules

All quiet on the western front now

Is Cochy our was John ??????

Malcolm

Malcolm Report 8 Oct 2012 15:10

For some reason Genealogy - at least at "hobby level" attracts older people. Grumpy old Men and Grumpy Old Women. Sore joints and failing memory don't make for a cheerful outlook so GR is bound to be a bit contentious.

Like "barbinsglos" above, i'm a relative newbie but I can't say i've seen much which i'd find offensive, certainly not enough to outweigh the help which you give people on the Find Ancestors or Genealogy boards.

To quote the old phrase...If You can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Merlin

Merlin Report 8 Oct 2012 14:07

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P just to ensure you don,t get too happy. :-D :-D**M**. ;-) :-| :-|

ChAoTicintheNewYear

ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 8 Oct 2012 14:06

There have been a few disagreements over the past few days but they've been relatively mind and restrained. Or maybe that's compared to some other sites I use :-D

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 8 Oct 2012 13:57

Hi everyone

I am relatively new on here as you know and have enjoyed looking in on many threads had a good laugh and am really warmed by all your caring and the support you offer each other.

What I can't understand is some of the awful responses some posters write. Really hurtful and unwarranted. Maybe I am missing something that's happened over the years you have known each other or just the fact that some members get a real buzz from putting down others.

Why come on here to be nasty. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. How can one know how hurtful words affect another person.

Reading some of the recent posts I've been really shocked and I am certainly not naive about life and people in general.

Debates are great but some quickly kick off to school kids behaviour which spoils a good thread.

This has just been my opinion and after all there are so many unhappy goings on in the world as it is without a war of words on here

Anyway I am " H A P P Y " today unless some one has other ideas

:-D :-D <3 <3 to you all