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    I think it's human nature to have some things get under your skin more than others, especially depending on the day you've had, or where you're at in your life etc... I've felt really upset in the past by people commenting on how perverse extended breastfeeding is, but right now, I could read the same comments and not give a single fat jatz cracker.

    I also think that the whole imo, jmo, "it's just a general statement" can be such a transparent, passive aggressive attack.

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    If the statement is 'offensive' - then I usually read it as 'offensive'

    People on the internet are still actually REAL people at the other end of cable.

    If the subject is worth discussing and/or debating - then yeh..why teh hell not!? It's how people learn and grow and discover.

    I can't recall any 'personal' attacks - (although I do some times enjoy butting heads with certain individuals and I think the feeling is mutual - erm..um..I mean that feeling of us both thinking we are right...IYKWIM!?) - it's easy to tell when a post has been set up directly to target an individual or group of like minded people.

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    i used to. but these days i really couldn't give a shiz.. ive got more to worry about than some angry womens on the internets.

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    Couldn't really give a crap what people say. Everyones entitled to an opinion.

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    After 6yrs of being on here all the time... Yeah I get annoyed but your all like sisters to me... Either that or the fact I have no RL friends since moving interstate...


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    I've learnt not to now. I used to and some hubbers I had disagreements in threads I thought hated me. Now I love their post and have most as fb friends

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    I do not get offended.

    I will however say that people are all different and their interpretation can be different to another persons. Where one person might think that it was a personal attack, it may have been a general idea that they were throwing around to enhance their own experiences and note the experiences of others.

    In saying that, people PMing rude, nasty, unhelpful and attacking things is just plain wrong.

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    I think I only get really upset when people claim to make a "broad general post" that is quiet obviously directed at one person... Even if that person isn't me!

    I don't know why, but I just am a lover not a fighter and think that sometimes others forget that at the end of their keyboard, through the screen and out the other side, there is a real person..

    But do I get upset and huffy...? No. Do I get creeped out and annoyed...? Yes, but that's life and things go on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahly View Post
    I made a general statement the other day which a particular hubber took heart against - but she was well within her rights. My general broad statement failed to take into account many situations and when the hubber read it into her situation (which I wasn't referring to but can see how it could easily have been inferred - well to be honest what I wrote was insulting, incorrect and well just not nice to have said). Thankfully we cleared the air - but yep I can see how people can get offended and how things said can be offensive.

    Take the current 'bogan' threads where people are writing what may or may not be bogan. If you find the term bogan offensive, and someone writes something that describes you, your lifestyle or attributes, but you don't think your bogan or think the term is offensive - well yeah you probably are going to be offended.
    I just have to say, what a mature response. I have read many threads where people who claim not to be offended by what is said launch what can only be seen as a tirade against what has been said or hone in on someone and have a go at them. That someone is prepared to take responsibility for what they have said may have been understandably taken as offensive is not only disarmingly honest but really refreshing. Thank you. (I'm not sure what the icon is doing but it's supposed to be a thumbs up).

    To answer the OP's question, I do find some commentary in here disappointing and like to distance myself from the bad energy this gives off. Then again, I don't think I've been here long enough for someone to have a go at me so I'm not sure if I could say I'd be offended or not! I just hope I'd have the maturity to walk away from it.

    I guess what really bothers/offends me is when people who have absolutely no experience with a topic will have their say about it anyway. For example, if someone says "I need help with a dyslexic child..." (an example, not a real thread) I get frustrated when comments are made by those who don't have a dyslexic child, but may know one through an aunt's second cousin or they work with them or they've read about them and so they feel that this qualifies them to comment. I wish that, in that circumstance people would exercise a bit of personal discipline and refrain from commenting. I think it's this type of behaviour I find offensive because it's just so unhelpful and disrespectful IMHO.
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