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post #31 of 48
I answer honestly or I skip answering altogether.
post #32 of 48
I admit to sugar-coating things at times and holding my tounge. I also have written many replies that I deleted before I submitted them.

I am soooo tempted to say certian things like Did you read any of the replies or just the original post???and Don't you know what a paragraph is??? Actually, if the post is large and not broken down into sections, I usually skip it.

I try to be patient when it comes to cat care. I don't want to scare anyone off.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by Cinder View Post
In short...is what we see always really you?

Just curious.
for the most part, yes. i do try to be polite, but it is sometimes hard when there's a thread like "my kitty is sick, what should i do?" & they've been told multiple times to go to the vet, & they just keep moaning about how sad they are the kitty is so sick, etc. i just want to scream at them, but i manage not to. then i might choose not to respond, because flaming is all i would be able to do at that point. but i never post something i don't truly believe. i'm very opinionated, & very confident that my opinions are the right ones, too!
post #34 of 48
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In reading all the responses, it's interesting to note how many times we possibly do not respond to the very posts that we feel the most strongly about. Whether it's because we believe we can't do so in a civil manner, don't like confrontation, fear being viewed harshly by our fellow board members, or because we fear the wrath of the mod squad... Either way, it certainly makes for a more peaceful board, but I'm not sure it always sends the right message. And yet when I find myself wanting to tell a poster, "No, maybe YOU are the problem, not your cat, dog, mom, dad, brother, neighbor, job, etc", I also consider maybe they are already hearing that from every other direction and are simply in need of a kind word, whether I actually mean it or not. However, in RL I do just SAY it, which is actually kind of backward from what you'd expect. Gets me in hot water sometimes, but I think, like Katiemae mentioned...it's good for the blood pressure.

Thanks for all the responses.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Rockcat View Post
I admit to sugar-coating things at times and holding my tounge. I also have written many replies that I deleted before I submitted them.
I am soooo tempted to say certian things like Did you read any of the replies or just the original post???and Don't you know what a paragraph is??? Actually, if the post is large and not broken down into sections, I usually skip it.
Oh, I hear ya! One of the wonders of the internet unfortunately- there's no such thing as grammar or spelling anymore.
post #36 of 48
I always try to tell it like it is......at least how I see it.

Last time I did that though, my post got edited, so I guess I'll have to quit doing that.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by Rockcat View Post
I am soooo tempted to say certian things like Did you read any of the replies or just the original post???and Don't you know what a paragraph is???
I understand...

There are some threads that I'll reply to then a couple of posts later another member says the same thing I did...then they start getting quoted.
There are days that I just want to say "ummm..if you had read other posts except the OP's, you'll see that I SAID THAT."

But I also keep in mind that ignore lists do exist I could be on a lot of them or none at all...
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
I understand...

There are some threads that I'll reply to then a couple of posts later another member says the same thing I did...then they start getting quoted.
There are days that I just want to say "ummm..if you had read other posts except the OP's, you'll see that I SAID THAT."

But I also keep in mind that ignore lists do exist I could be on a lot of them or none at all...
A lot of people have trouble wading through long threads, so don't take it personally.
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
A lot of people have trouble wading through long threads, so don't take it personally.
I know...I usually only notice it if I reply on the first page...I think I finally realised where you're located on that first page that makes the difference.
post #40 of 48
It is very easy to miss something even when you think you've read all posts in a thread, especially if you're reading from work in a minimised window and with one eye looking over your shoulder to see if anyone is watching I recently replied to a post and asked if the OP's cat was neutered. There weren't many posts and I read the whole thread through more than once but somehow I managed to miss the bit where the OP stated that her cat was neutered
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by Rockcat View Post
I admit to sugar-coating things at times and holding my tounge. I also have written many replies that I deleted before I submitted them.

I am soooo tempted to say certian things like Did you read any of the replies or just the original post???and Don't you know what a paragraph is??? Actually, if the post is large and not broken down into sections, I usually skip it.

I try to be patient when it comes to cat care. I don't want to scare anyone off.
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
Oh, I hear ya! One of the wonders of the internet unfortunately- there's no such thing as grammar or spelling anymore.
That could be a whole thread by itself. I am another 'pass over the post' person if it has more than a couple of lines without a line break.
post #42 of 48
What I post is what I really think. It may not be ALL of what I really think, because I may very well edit the "you #&#&^#*^%@^^^%^ twerp!" in the interest of civility and harmony on the board. If I can't post within those parameters, I either wait until I've cooled down or don't post at all. There are also times when I know I want to post, but by the time I have time to compose it, the moment really is past, the point has been made, etc.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by Rockcat View Post
I admit to sugar-coating things at times and holding my tounge. I also have written many replies that I deleted before I submitted them.

I am soooo tempted to say certian things like Did you read any of the replies or just the original post???and Don't you know what a paragraph is??? Actually, if the post is large and not broken down into sections, I usually skip it.

I try to be patient when it comes to cat care. I don't want to scare anyone off.
I'm more careful on tcs with my posts than I am on other sites as my wife posts here and I wouldn't want to reflect badly on her...
There are times I need to breath deeply and look elsewhere but in the main I guess I'm honest
post #44 of 48
I Try to, and am a lot better now I dont have as much time on the PC, the point has normally been made by the time I get on here. There are the odd subjects that I will skip as I can't be nice enough though
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
What I post is what I really think. It may not be ALL of what I really think, because I may very well edit the "you #&#&^#*^%@^^^%^ twerp!" in the interest of civility and harmony on the board. If I can't post within those parameters, I either wait until I've cooled down or don't post at all. There are also times when I know I want to post, but by the time I have time to compose it, the moment really is past, the point has been made, etc.

I have to do the same thing sometimes, if a certain post has got under my skin, I will just come back to it after I have calmed down. But I still always post excatly what is on my mind.
post #46 of 48
I always try to be polite and honest if i'm responding to a post. No need to lie about the way i feel- i'm honest about it....but i won't be rude over it necessarily. You can be polite and honest at the same time- i don't think things should be sugarcoated or lied over. That being said- many times i will bite my tounge and keep my response VERY short and to the point if it's something i think i'll get aggitated over so as not to offend anyone (mostly just in some of the imo forums). I'll say enough to get my point across and leave it at that- if i think i'll offend someone or say something rude- i won't comment. but i definitely won't lie about the way i feel
post #47 of 48
Good question!

I mostly say whatever it is that is on my mind. It's what gets me in trouble sometimes. lol Other times I will see something that totally makes me angry and I simply don't have the energy to make that post that will make someone angry. Honestly I prefer to lend support to people through kind words but sometimes.... it just ain't happenin'.
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by urbantigers View Post
It is very easy to miss something even when you think you've read all posts in a thread, especially if you're reading from work in a minimised window and with one eye looking over your shoulder to see if anyone is watching I recently replied to a post and asked if the OP's cat was neutered. There weren't many posts and I read the whole thread through more than once but somehow I managed to miss the bit where the OP stated that her cat was neutered
Everybody misses something sometimes. There are a few members that do it on a regular basis.
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