Originally Posted by Vik61
I would like to say that as a new person, it's okay and preferable to me when more than one person says the same thing. The advice is reassuring to have others chime in with similar advice. Please don't NOT respond just because someone's said what you were going to say.
I agree. I think most threads are started to get feed back & opinions. And more than 1 person can think or feel the same way. Why should someone not be able to share their opinion just because another person said they feel that way? I often do agree with other members, and if I didn't post when I agreed with them, then I'd almost never post at all. And the same would be true if everyone followed suit. Then there wouldn't be many posts to read. That being said, I do read every post if I post in the thread. I start with the OP, and if it is interesting to me I read onto all the posts and if I feel like sharing my thoughts I put in my 2 cents. I also try to start with "I agree with the other posters". I also start to reply, and then 2 people stop at my desk so I minimize it, and go back later, realizing that 10 people have posted since I had my screen opened last. I love TCS, and I spend most of my day at work logged in, so I'm sure I post more than others. It's an awesome site, and the people are really great, so I like chatting back & forth with them in the threads, it makes my day go faster.
It does get a little annoying when people don't read the entire posts and post something that doesn't pertain. Like saying your grandma's cat is declawed, and they get 10
smilies & messages about not declawing. I think "hello, it's her grandma, there's no need to attack her". And I have seen where it almost looks like the newbie is being attacked with mean smilies and comments, when sometimes they are looking for info. I have been against declawing for different reasons, I didn't know that it amputated the knuckle of the cat. 30yrs ago it was the norm, so when I told the vet at her 1st checkup we may not keep LuckyGirl if she tries to destroy our home, she said there were many options out there to work on this behavior, and as a last resort there was declawing, after all options were exhausted, instead of giving her to a shelter. So if someone posts about this, I just share my story of my childhood cat who got out & got attacked while she was declawed, and then share my wonderful thoughts on soft claws with the link. I agree that it would've definately scared me off if everyone was sending me hateful posts, while now I understand how justified & passionate everyone is about it, then, I didn't know and would've felt attacked.