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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06-01-2012 21:22 #31Senior Member
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06-01-2012 21:33 #32
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.
06-01-2012 21:33 #33
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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06-01-2012 21:47 #34
Couldn't really give a crap what people say. Everyones entitled to an opinion.
06-01-2012 21:55 #35
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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06-01-2012 23:22 #36
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
07-01-2012 00:16 #37
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.
07-01-2012 02:07 #38
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
07-01-2012 02:09 #39
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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