I realize I have only been on since December 19th, but I have gotten alot of good advise and feel I have gotten to know some of the personalities of people on this site, by there replys!! So whats up!! Iread not only "The Diamond dog food post, from Bullzeye" Where personally I feel Huronbreeze was bashed! ( My Opinion) but other sites where people are rude and have no feelings. That is not what these sites are all about! It is people coming together to talk and give advise on things that are importent to them!!!! And every now and then they may get off the subject of the animals but thats because they become familer and trusting of the people they are talking to and want there advise, that is called a family... Where people feel comfortable enough to share not only opinions but... sometimes problems. I get on this site everynight not only to see what everyone is talking about, but at times to try and help and to see what the other family members are doing? Am I wrong? Why do you keep coming back?.... You will always have people on that are just trying to cause problems. BUT..... Why did cockerlover and mericox19 leave? I must of missed that whole situation. BUT... Do we want to continue to loose the good ones???!!! I hope I found a site where people stand together and ignore the ignorant!!!
When I first joined this forum there was a lot of good people giving advise. Most didn't jump down your throat when you asked a dumb question, they tried to inform you and make you a better pet owner. However, a few months back there was a lot of fighting with one trouble maker ( and I even got some good advise from that trouble maker one time ).
It seems ever since then a "troll" pops up and posts something so obscure it has no purpose but to stir things up. It is these post that get the most attention as you can see. If we would only not give the satisfaction of even commenting on these types of posts they would go somewhere else because they are feeding on the trouble they are creating and while everyone else is fighting over it they are laughing.
I don't post much any more, I pop in, look around, and if I see a post that interests me I then read it and maybe lend my 2cents.
It is a shame but that is the way this site has gone and many good people with a wealth of information and experience have moved on, they just did not want to put up with it.
Now everyone seems to jump down everyone elses throat instead of educating them.
Renorey, thats what I mean why loose the good ones for just a few bad? I hope it gets better and people realize to just ignore the bad and not respond... they may just go away.This is an informative site if people will let it be!
I have been pretty busy to pop in lately, but about a year ago I found this site and I didn't know all that much about my dog's situation and I knew I could always count on people to lend a hand and answer my questions and give me some advice. Man was I astonished when I recently came back to ask a question and there were some crazy mean posts.
hopefully things will get back to normal once school starts back up. summer months and holidays seem to be the worst. alot of bored children with too much time and too little supervision. it is hard at times to have to weed out the bad to find the good. makes one appreciate what the mods do here. the majority of the people are great . i try not to let the few bad apples spoil the rest of the crop. lol
I don't care how dumb a question is-I ask it anyway! (don't I, Dusty?!!!) After a while, you will get used to the cycles around here, of trolls, ignorance, bashing, etc. It comes, it goes...hey, if nothing else, it's never boring!
Personally I think people (no one specific here) say they are leaving then don't leave because they simply want attention.. "oh please don't go" "we'll miss you" and on and on and on!!! Pretty lame if you ask me. IF you can't take the heat then you don't belong on a forum like this. you'll get lots of advice and you'll get some people who vehemently dissagree with you. Get used to it! Most people who REALLY want to leave just leave and move on. The others want some sort of attention.
That's how I feel. And after all, I never asked the ultimate dumb question, ie, how can I tell if my 1 year old, 4lb, teacup (insert breed here) is pregnant, because she got out of our fenced in yard when she was in heat and my neighbors giant (insert breed) was out, and how long will she be pregnant, and can I sell the puppies when they are just 4 weeks old for $2000 each because they are "designer dogs", and then I'll breed her the next time she is in heat? I only ask stupid questions like, why didn't anyone tell me that brittanies are so darn stubborn?!!!!!
"Oh, and by the way, Beagles...I don't think Cockerlover or Merico are seeking attention. If you were here longer than 5 days, you would know them better than that"
I said I wasn't saying it about anyone specific. Your right. I haven't been here long but, this isn't the first forum I've posted on and you see it over and over.. The "OH POOR ME'S" want someone to tell them to stay.. They say they are leaving several times and yet never do. Its pretty obvious which ones are the ones doing this.
I thats were everyone has there own opinions and thats part of forum BUT... It's all about being supoortive even when you don't agree! Everyone has there own opinion and thats fine but to be rude is not what (at least I think ) this should be about! Be supportive of people and voice your opinion BUT... Also be there to not only support but to understand each persons individuals opinions and try to help make a soulution not a problem!
Beagles, I understand what you are saying, but I have a different viewpoint. There are a few members of this forum that I haven't seen in months, that I truely miss. They just kind of dropped off the face of the earth, and I wonder what happened to them, why they left, etc. So I, for one, appreciate when someone takes the time to say, "I'm taking a break-I'll be back in a few weeks..." At least, I won't be posting questions specifically to that person, just to have them go unanswered....