Everybody thinks they know best but agree a simple "polite" answer is all people needs. We dont all live on Corfu but assume visit when and as soon as possible, like myself. The forum is full of information, and advise and must say some replys are somtimes a bit harsh.
Unfortunately Lavinia there is an increasing tendency to be downright rude and personal on the Internet. I belong to a site for the over 50's (no name, no pack-drill) and some of the posts are truly appalling.
I actually think that this site isn't as bad as it was before a 'purge' on personal and intolerant comments some months ago. However I agree with your general premise that there is no place for obnoxious comments or personal attacks.
I find that I can state my case without resorting to offending anyone who 'dares' to disagree with me!!!
Message posted by Paxos Kostas on 05 June 2011 at 1:57pm - IP Logged
I always live by a saying that my mum used often...
IF YOU CANT FIND ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY, THEN SAY NOTHING.
Opinions, when asked for, are fine. It's when people force their view on a subject that the poster was merely making an observation on...and cristicism, when written, and without the humour of facial expressions and jocular tones of voice can and does come across wrongly.
I too find it tiresome having to defend something I have written when it comes under attack...hence I make very few posts nowadays. I expect I am not the only one who feels that way...
However, as David rightly pointed out, this site is no worse than most, the internet is a platform for people who like to bully. The major holiday review sites are a perfect example!
“Personal attacks” I agree with you David. I have been the subject of a number, vis a vis, stupid, jerk, Man from nowhere etc. I have never resorted to reporting such folks, not my style. Folks should try refrain from making such attacks.
“They blatantly have less experience and knowledge than other less assuming people”. Not sure exactly what this means, like Seaangler maybe. If we do not know each other personally, how do we know who is experienced and who less experienced? And what is experience in this context?
I gave what I believed to be helpful advice to someone on this forum. When building a house, have internal water mains. somehow conceal heating oil containers and have no electrical supplies live outside whilst away. Should I volunteer this opinion/information as I have no experience as a engineer?
Message posted by julesx2 on 05 June 2011 at 3:57pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by elizajay on 05 June 2011
...and cristicism, when written, and without the humour of facial expressions and jocular tones of voice can and does come across wrongly.
Maybe more use of the emoticons/smilies (far right as you type your post) might be a way of coming across better!!
My day today has so far consisted of getting extemely wet wilst watching my daughter doing race for life
Walking the dogs on the downs and getting even wetter
Now deciding if I should pack for my holiday
Or tackle the everest of ironing in the pile
Sorry that was probably a very pathetic attempt as an example but Im sure people will get my gist
Now Im off for the oxygen tank to try and reach the top of the pile!!
Also I realise its not everones cup of tea but the chatroom is how I have got to know others from this site and after a while you get to know people a little more..ie some come in for information about resorts/hotels, some come in for a catch up and chat and others (brian) just keep falling in and out of the door!! ..julesxx
“Obnoxious comments” that David and Lavinia use. But what is an obnoxious comment exactly? That’s important surely? And we all probably see situations from very different angles? What might be considered a positive comment to one person borders on the negative to another?
Notwithstanding, the word abnoxious is rather strong to describe anything written on this forum surely? More apt for instance, to describe the act of someone spitting on the green bus perhaps?
I have posted replies on outside oil/water/electrical systems, the dangers of consuming wild mushrooms for instance. Are these comments coming from an obnoxiousness person or just a person wishing to be helpful?
Message posted by C4owner on 05 June 2011 at 6:11pm - IP Logged
I totally agree with Lavinia (and I run some sites myself and moderate several others so that's where my experience comes from )
For some reason posts seem to get very personal or objectionable for no apparent reason and like Bruce, I stay out of it where possible, even though I was involved with a thread where in-advised comments were made.
It really is up to the moderators to take control and remove such posts, which is not easy on a busy site, so some slip through (but lately things have tightened up in the forums)
Some people seem to feel they can stay anonymous and post whatever they like, however for all those that think they can say what they want, when they want with impunity, well your possibly in for a fall at some stage.
Britains Got Talent lawyers went to the police about online comments made about this weeks shows and Trip Adviser has had to allow accommodation/restaurant owners etc.the right to respond to comments made
Everyone needs to remember that this forum is provided by the Agni Team, who have the right to close it down whenever they want
Anyway, enough of this idle chat, I'm off to pack for tomorrow's flight to Corfu
Kassiopi here we come yipee!!
Message posted by Lavinia on 09 June 2011 at 8:29pm - IP Logged
C4owner, I have just read your post and would like to wish you a very happy holiday. You seem to have completely "got" my point, for which I thank you! And thanks to Bruce too, always a sane influence.
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