I found this site about a week ago. I have spent time off and on reading some of the posts and replies, as a guest. You do not spend the time to learn anything about the person or circumstances surrounding their question or comment. You immediately jump to conclusions. How awful of you!!! You claim to love your dogs and their breeds but yet you attack someone that has a question or has made a mistake. If you truly felt love for a dog or all dogs you should spend that precious time to help the person make a correct decision or make a bad choice right again.
Not every one on here deserves a share of the above comment, here are a FEW that do: pope1982 is the worst self centered egotistical horses a** I have ever heard of. thelifofriley mommamia lpn169
Get off your soap boxes people--someone less fortunate needs the wood.
Quote by Lorrix: "I'd love this place even more if people could express their opinions with less daggers...a bonus would be if they realized what they were saying or how they were saying it to begin with.
Doesn't anyone think before they type? A lot more could be accomplished simply by changing the way you communicate...threads could be...informative instead of nasty, and this thread has already turned nasty, when instead, the OP could have been educated, informed, and everyone could have felt better.
Instead, they're irresponsible...and then in the next post, they're a criminal dirty BYB. People treated this way aren't going to be receptive to suggestions. Instead they're only going to feel attacked and put on the defense."
For those that were attacked in the forum, my sympathies. The ones that said the awful words to you are the reason for the social decline of this country that I love.
I had the high hopes that this site would be a helpful, informative place to look for advice and more education. After spending time reading various posts dating back to Jan 1st of 2006 I realize that it is strictly a forum for a select few to puff their chests and brag. Then in the very next post or reply display make one of the worst prejudice statements I have ever read.
Good luck for the ones that deserve it, and go to he** for all the others.
Sincerely, Stacy from Texas
Another quote from Lorrix: "Is she looking to surrender, or to adopt?
I prefer to remain optimistic that she's looking to adopt a puggle before I jump to assume that she's relinquishing one..."
***Edited By: hk32561675 on 12/11/2006 2:06:33 PM*** Reason: Add
I agree completely with the OP. It is hard to get any help when you need it when you have to weed through all the ignorant remarks that serve no purpose but making the person saying it feel like they are better.
I have found that it is best to not post any questions you have about anything......it has always served me better to just figure it out on my own, call my vet, or post on a friendlier forum. I primarily use this forum to look at others pets and share my own, I no longer waste my tie hoping for helpful posts, they seem to be few and far between anymore.
YES!!!!! Stacy you have won my complete and total respect. I too have been looking around here and I am appaled at what some of these people are saying.
I recently bought a basset hound locally and was looking around for tips and advice on how to housetrain. I know as a breed they are stubborn and opinionated so I wanted some "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" advice.
Many thanks to you Stacy for your post. What threads did the quotes from Lorrix come from?
Katz....I'll look else where for help to train and eventually show Sheila. Any GOOD sites?
Lorrix....just from the two quotes listed in this post you sound like a good person. God bless you.
I love those people. They can be mean and rude but in the end once you get to know they they totaly rock. Infact I look foward to them replying to my posts I know that they may chew my butt but I love to hear what they have to say.
when i first joined I thought 90% of the people on here were A$$ holes.
Once you get to know them better you will love them too. They have strong oppions and thats just more of them to love.
WOW is right. Wow at the fact that so many people are SO offended by something on the internet, from people they will never meet. WOW at the fact that people take constructive criticism and advice to the point of it being rude and obnoxious, and being on a soapbox. WOW at the fact that new people feel the need to point these things out, every single time, with a new thread, and their constant complaining.
kind of strange that a new members first post here, would be to complain. they are complaining about what they feel is bashing from certain members, yet in their own posts, they are bashing also. if more people would just concern themselves with their OWN posts, and quit pointing out what they feel is wrong with others, maybe they would find it more enjoyable to be here. no one is forcing anyone else to post here. if you find someone's post offensive, you DO have the option to ignore it. but by pointing the finger, and picking others apart , you are doing the exact same thing that you are accusing them of.
You know, I consider writing the same type of email as Stacy of Texas every time I attend a family party!!! Or a work party!!!! LOL But then I remember, that it takes all kinds, and I pull the stick out of my butt and enjoy the wonderful world!!!
Could you imagine... "dear family, now that we are gathere here together, as a guest, I must say that you people really have some problems that I feel I need to tell you about. ..."
ha ha... I crack myself up.
***Edited By: kdubbs27 on 12/11/2006 3:19:41 PM*** Reason: add
I've never been on a Dog forum that wasn't contentious. I'm not contentious myself on music or genealogy or bicycling boards, but something about writing about our dogs brings out the bugging eyes, the bared fangs, the flattened ears, the low growls. There've been a couple of threads here when I wanted to write "What's with all the flinging of feces? This isn't the Monkey forum."
***Edited By: JoanEK on 12/11/2006 3:27:52 PM*** Reason: typo
i just find it odd that the op opens her first post with bashing member. four in particular. if she really knew anything about the four people that she pointed out, she would know that all of them are wonderful caring people, that are very passionate about animals.
Quote from Stacy: "After spending time reading various posts dating back to Jan 1st of 2006 I realize that it is strictly a forum for a select few to puff their chests and brag. Then in the very next post or reply display make one of the worst prejudice statements I have ever read."
Quote from thelifeofriley: "Who the heck are you barligirl? You have no right to be saying anything."
Quote from Husky: "WOW at the fact that people take constructive criticism and advice to the point of it being rude and obnoxious, and being on a soapbox."
Quote from Husky: "WOW at the fact that new people feel the need to point these things out, every single time, with a new thread, and their constant complaining."
So Husky...are you saying this has been a widely agreed upon and on going problem?
Okay, bare with me for a minute...these "mission statements" that appear on here once or twice a week remind me of the movie "Jerry Maguire", people want to make changes to TP and go nuts typing rules, and ideas and demand group hugs and hand holding.
How'd that work out for Jerry? lol.
Jerry: I'm going, who's coming with me?
Jerry spoons out fish: I'm going and the fish is coming, any body else?
Room full of blank stares.
***Edited By: sweetgmichelle on 12/11/2006 3:39:00 PM*** Reason: ADDED FISH QUOTE
Rachelwith3 You Suck. Don't bash the girls, you don't like what you read, the browse someplace else. No one here asked you what you thought, Opinions are like***holes everyones got one, if you don't like the way one looks, go stiff up someone else's.
I'm kind of wondering why I was quoted in that post, I hope the OP didn't consider me one of the select few who shows up at every opportunity to bash people, because I'm the exact opposite.
And, I'm relatively new here, and I have to say that maybe people are so used to it, but there is a lot of negativity here...I don't know why people think it's acceptable to come here and "speak" to people the way they do on these forums, because I guarantee you that if they were to try talking to someone in real life the way they do here, they'd get their heads knocked right off their shoulders.
It's all a matter of respect, which some people lack...and communication, which some people can't do effectively, and while that's common on some forums, the negativity and nastiness is quite prominent here, but it's due to the same handful of folks. A post will go up and depending on it's subject matter, I can usually bet who's going to arrive and what they're going to say and more importantly, HOW they're going to say it, and I guess maybe I just feel bad for their targets, and for those who point the fingers, because they're so nasty and bitter in the way they deal with people, that it almost seems that they come here to make themselves feel better for something they're not able to control in their real life.
The WORST part is that the nasty posters think that they're entitled to their lack of respect, and people even defend them, so people are absolutely clueless as to what's been going on because they're so used to it that they think that it's just okay to do, hehe.
So in short, this thread doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that there aren't many more of them.
Stacy from Texas ............Thankyou, I love you too!
But, if you are going to use me as an example of some mean nasty person....at least show me some examples of your reasoning.
Otherwise, I just consider you a person of whom has no ethics and came here only to be given advice, to which you obviously was not open to, and chose to come back under a new user name to try to cause problems because you werent able to stand up for yourself as your original identity.
Really, please...feel free to copy paste or link me to my nasty ways......
"So Husky...are you saying this has been a widely agreed upon and on going problem?"
I'm saying it's time to grow up, and learn that there are people out there who know more, who take things a little more seriously than getting offended by every single sentence that they don't agree with, who actually know what they are talking about, who come here and realize "bashing" from advice. You don't like this forum? Leave.
But instead, you who are offended, SO HIGHLY, choose to take the time to write out long drawn out statements, bashing other members in the process, and being so hypocritical as to dig your own hole and not have a ladder to climb out with.