Relatively New (Started in 2014)

Discussion in 'Newbies Start Here' started by EMTP513, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    I have no idea what my status is, I just know I come here for lots of reasons most of which are enjoyable.
    I don't, OTOH, come here just to argue with people because we think differently about a topic. I won't even read a post if I think it's going in that direction b/c I don't come here to feel more upset. I actually do it to de-fuse my emotions, which works really well and even cheers me up.
    I have stressful work even though I mostly love what I do (with the exception of last night and receiving all the patients from Satan's own realm.)
    I hope none of that sounds TOO snooty or arrogant, but I'm afraid I'm too overwhelmed to care.
    I refuse to block a person because they did one - and ONLY one - thing I disagree with. It's already happened to me; someone blocked me because I have one difference of opinion with him. Because it was done to me after only one incident, there's no way I can do it to someone else.
    I just know that Internet absolutely demolishes your meanings or tone in a piece of writing. I have no idea how Joe Hill and Stephen King replace what Internet robs from ordinary nonwriter people.
    Well my tone in this piece is exhaustion, overwhelmed emotions and hopefully a desire to give a person a fair chance and not delete the person just because we have one itty bitty difference of opinion.
     
  2. Out of Order

    Out of Order Theorizing

    I'd answer you, but I have you on ignore..........:p
     
  3. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what you mean by "status". We're all equal here, at least imho, with the possible exception of rare cases who've gone out of their way to earn distrust. Overall I think this is a very tolerant message board. I know that some controversial issues are more serious to some than to others; what one feels is a little thing is a big thing to someone else sometimes. Sentiments are aggravated due to our being reduced to communicating only via text. Way too much is lost in translation. I'm trying to learn to take care to interpret posts accurately, to give members the greatest benefit of the doubt possible. Whomever has blocked you might not be exercising such restraint. My guess is that's the case, especially knowing this board.

    You don't sound snooty or arrogant to me, but you do sound a little hurt and frustrated. I think the longer you stick around the less that'll be the case. As for the member who doesn't like you, my personal attitude is if, after any necessary self-examination, I find I'm not culpable, then anybody who doesn't like me has their own problem.

    May I ask what you do for a living? Sounds medical. I'm a nurse, and though my current jobs don't seem very stressful, some have been so in the past, and I know that all jobs in medicine are, due if for no other aspects than the legal/ethical ones.

    Try not to feel discouraged by negative encounters here. My experience has been that they're very few and far between for those who come here for the reasons you've stated.
     
  4. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I have been here since probably before 2006...long time. I have no problems with the members. I do not really get involved with the drama of any message board. I may have had two run-ins with folks who were rude over the years....I have been guilty of the same, I imagine. Most problems on this site and others are that feelings get hurt. Bottom line....try to put yourself in someone else's place...try to be kind. Most everyone is nice and all the folks who have been here forever are very nice indeed.
     
  5. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    How do you even know you're on ignore?

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. I have a couple of people on ignore here. It's genuinely not because I don't like them as people but because they can boil my blood and that's not really what I'm here for. So it's just calmer for me.

    It truly isn't personal and I wouldn't worry about it to much.
     
  6. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    Too!!! Not "to." Egad.
     
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  7. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    I don't tolerate borderline racist, sexist comments, even if they're in jest. So I've put a few people on Ignore. If that comes across as snooty or arrogant, then so be it. My decision to ignore trolls-in-the-making has made my life ever so much more pleasant.
     
  8. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Don't let it happen again.
     
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  9. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    :big_tears:
     
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  10. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    It's ok. Nobody's perfect. I say that so Mod doesn't repost many of my own mistakes. (Which were all autocorrect's fault anyway.)
     
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  11. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen anything around here that would make me hit the ignore button. I've seen a few political comments here and there that I rolled my eyes at but nothing disrespectful or in any way offensive. I wasn't even aware this site had a Block option honestly.
     
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  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...oh there have been jerk-o**s aplenty here, but they don't last long...we separate them from the herd and feed them to the dingoes....
     
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  13. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Dingoes don't eat just babies.
     
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  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

     
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  15. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    Can I still welcome you in? :)
     
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  16. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Welcome. I would have ignored you but I already read your post, and it doesn't sound snooty or arrogant at all. Satan is a pretty strong word. But, hey, this is SKMB, and this is the way we roll.
     
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