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SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 12 Feb 2013 10:20

It would be a great shame if this forum did come to an end as I think there are many posters who need the "company" and the support given when they have problems. But I do wonder how many people, like me, seldom post on contentious threads because they so often turn into a spat between personalities. I have no problems with differing opinions but posters should be attacking or defending the ideas being put forward not being nasty to each other. I feel very uncomfortable with some of the threads.

(PS I do think it a great shame that Sylvia felt the need to take a break)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 12 Feb 2013 09:46

Hi Rose, I think you have been here long enough to realise that we go through phases like this occasionally and come out the other side.

When a discussion thread starts it soon becomes obvious that people will disagree. There are many comments about nasty posts, dominance of threads etc, but if we read back over past discussion threads I am sure that we could see that sometimes those who shout about one person's dominance have themselves dominated threads in the past. Myself included, we don't realise we are doing it when we get carried away with enthusiasm, it is like when talking and can't wait to get our ideas into the conversation. The same with nasty. We are all guilty of making cutting and hurtful/spiteful comments.

Most of the time it flows well and it is only when tit for tat starts that things get out of hand.

We do need tolerance and it seems being indoors in the bad weather is not conducive to that.

I shouldn't like to see the board go Rose, so I hope GR don't take this thread as an excuse to cut it. :-)

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 12 Feb 2013 08:53

No, Rose, I can't think of a reason at the moment:-)

BC XX

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 12 Feb 2013 07:25

If people are being deliberately rude, patchem, then I think it's OK to tell them they are. I do in real life, so why not here?

Mercifully they are rare, but to allow them to continue with unacceptable behaviour unchallenged doesn't sit right.

patchem

patchem Report 12 Feb 2013 06:58

In any discussion it is valid to criticise the opinions, it becomes nasty when you criticise the poster.
That does seem to happen quite frequently.
It should not be 'You are a very rude person' but 'that was a very rude comment'.
It is just like bringing up children, criticise the action not the person.
(Anyone can rr)

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 12 Feb 2013 06:50

Only financial members can post. I don't think anyone other than financial members have the right to report!!

I read most threads, add to some. Some make me laugh, some make me grimace, but everyone is entitled to an opinion, we don't have to agree with them.

The MAJORITY of posters seem to be nice, friendly & helpful. Those who post "nasty" comments ~ I don't bother with them, same as I would out in "the real world".

<3

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 12 Feb 2013 05:55

The new owners may decide it's more trouble than it's worth, I suppose. However, nothing I've seen on here lately comes close to stuff that was posted in the past. And GR survived that.

Maybe we should all remember that people are entitled to hold opinions no matter how stupid those opinions are. ;-)



RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 12 Feb 2013 00:43

I think George means he sees frocks from a y-front perspective.

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 12 Feb 2013 00:04

I don't wear anything when i go to bed ;-) ;-)

GP

Mersey

Mersey Report 12 Feb 2013 00:00

Rose me thinks you got your answers over why this board should stay :-D :-D

George wears Y fronts
Allan wears thongs
AnnC has 32JJ's
SSandie thinks Ramrods are a good idea
Wend suffers bunions
Hayley has got a tan *well Jel* :-P
Maggie has seen Blue skies *well Jel again*
And your wearing your frock and we are seeing pics to prove it lol......

Rest my case......Nite nite all :-D :-D <3 <3

Allan

Allan Report 11 Feb 2013 23:58

Well I'm shocked! :-0

They don't wear bras, just two man tents!!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Feb 2013 23:52

I do kinda tilt forwards!! no joke I can assure you and the bras cost a fortune - £35 a throw

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 11 Feb 2013 23:50

Bleeding heck Ann, do you need a ram rod up your back to walk ;-) ;-) :-D :-D

patchem

patchem Report 11 Feb 2013 23:50

Have you googled 32JJ???

Mersey

Mersey Report 11 Feb 2013 23:49

:-D :-D :-D

Allan

Allan Report 11 Feb 2013 23:49

Spot on Sandie :-D

Known as flip-flops in the UK.

They give me a right pain in the toes :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Feb 2013 23:48

I tried one of those - no good whatsoever - looked like a bag of spanners in it - but then I'm a 32JJ :-D :-D

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 11 Feb 2013 23:47

So did my neighbour on his recent visit to Oz ( wear thongs ), found them very comfortable :-)

Tanned his feet a nice golden brown :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 11 Feb 2013 23:46

lol sniggering at Mersey's comment, because it reminded me that I pulled on one of those brevia type bra's the wrong way round when I was in a hurry and couldn't figure out why it wasn't covering like usual ;-)

Mersey

Mersey Report 11 Feb 2013 23:43

I just hope you wear them the right way round Allan *frets* ;-)