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Stormee
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San Antonio, Texas, US


Sep 27 12 08:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ashes to Ashes
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Norway, Maine, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
Why is it when people post in forums MANY people come back at you with snide remarks?

...5....4...3...2...1...

Sep 27 12 08:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


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Sep 27 12 08:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
T
Posts: 53,557
Washington, District of Columbia, US


I'm not one of the people who  always attack you...I've always been pretty nice and kind to you but I swear to GAWD!!! You're such a fucking http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg.

Quit it!!!
Sep 27 12 08:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
Chicago, Illinois, US


Because people are opinionated and sometimes defensive on things they care about. And sometimes they just don't like you...
Sep 27 12 08:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brian T Rickey
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Sep 27 12 08:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


Ooo, I've been saving this one for awhile...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm53o3jAYw1qii6tmo1_400.gif
Sep 27 12 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


This post is not going to end well!!
Sep 27 12 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


Annnnnnnd just because....

http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-too-many-sweets.gif
Sep 27 12 09:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Stormee
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San Antonio, Texas, US


Sep 27 12 09:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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DOUGLASFOTOS
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Los Angeles, California, US


http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s246/minuzerro/Favorite/thstupid.gif
Sep 27 12 09:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:

Nope, I asked in advance if I could ask this and it is fine.

Just because you can do something does not mean you always should!

Sep 27 12 09:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
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San Antonio, Texas, US


Sep 27 12 09:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
T
Posts: 53,557
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Here, wear these...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxddjHvDWUBVErG4IU6vsIqD4lXoi8miz63-EOI70cKIkADIuc
Sep 27 12 09:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:

Nope, I asked in advance if I could ask this and it is fine.

....That's not precisely the point. Though I'm sad that you felt you needed permission to make this post... and even more so that you were granted it.

Sep 27 12 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
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San Antonio, Texas, US


Sep 27 12 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
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Yelm, Washington, US


T wrote:
Here, wear these...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxddjHvDWUBVErG4IU6vsIqD4lXoi8miz63-EOI70cKIkADIuc

http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/funny-gifs-you-did-there.gif

Sep 27 12 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
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Sep 27 12 09:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
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Orlando, Florida, US


http://gifs.gifbin.com/082009/1250499848_willem_dafoe.gif
Sep 27 12 09:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,244
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I feel like this has already been asked...
Sep 27 12 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
Posts: 2,463
San Antonio, Texas, US


Sep 27 12 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
T
Posts: 53,557
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Elizabeth Claret wrote:

http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/funny-gifs-you-did-there.gif

http://www.3sigma.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/11/cain-smile-frown.gif

Sep 27 12 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:

I'M NOT, At least I had the sense to ask because I knew some wouldn't like it.

So you posted it any ways knowing that it would possible start something?

Sep 27 12 09:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:

I'M NOT, At least I had the sense to ask because I knew some wouldn't like it.

You're not what? I didn't say you were anything. I said the concept was sad. It makes me sad that you felt you needed permission.

You're what, 40? Act like it.

Sep 27 12 09:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
Posts: 2,463
San Antonio, Texas, US


Elizabeth Claret wrote:

You're not what? I didn't say you were anything. I said the concept was sad. It makes me sad that you felt you needed permission.

You're what, 40? Act like it.

I'm not sad.

Sep 27 12 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:

I'm not sad.

I never said you were.

Sep 27 12 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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deletedxxx
Posts: 149
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Deleted.
I had a serious answer and by the time I posted the circus had come to town.
Sep 27 12 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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RBM Photo
Posts: 557
Bellbrook, Ohio, US


Seriously, how many cats DO you own?
Sep 27 12 09:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
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Yelm, Washington, US


RBM Photo wrote:
Seriously, how many cats DO you own?

mad

2! Don't judge me!

Sep 27 12 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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JLC Images
Posts: 11,559
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US


Moderator Warning!
Discuss the question at hand or leave the thread.  No one is being forced to stay
Sep 27 12 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,244
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Elizabeth Claret wrote:

....That's not precisely the point. Though I'm sad that you felt you needed permission to make this post... and even more so that you were granted it.

I'd say briggings must be going slowly but I know thats not true...so I got nothin

Sep 27 12 09:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ashes to Ashes
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Norway, Maine, US


Ive been warned she was a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg. I don't go on MM enough anymore to know these things anymore lol
Sep 27 12 09:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
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Sep 27 12 09:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
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Orlando, Florida, US


JLC Images wrote:
Discuss the question at hand or leave the thread.  No one is being forced to stay

Fine.


People (namely regular posters) often respond with snide remarks and silly animated gifs because they're baited into it by trolls who are so starved for attention that they start threads that ask questions that either make no sense, are inflammatory or are just so inane that we are all left shaking our heads that someone could be so detached from the reality that most of the world subscribes to.

That's my opinion, anyway.

Sep 27 12 09:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,244
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


People are mean when:

A)you have a negative history on the forums and they're tired of your shit
B)you say something utterly stupid.
C)you say something mean first
D)you bait them into it
E)you continue to say and do stupid things after you've gotten the answers you asked for and clearly ignore all solid advice; usually not to keep exhibiting that behavior
F)they feel like being mean



Pick one or more that apply to you personally.
Sep 27 12 09:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:

I was just stating that I'm not, you said you are and I responded with "I'm not", nothing more. smile

PLease work on your reading comprehension skills.

Sep 27 12 09:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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IrisSwope
Posts: 14,832
Dallas, Texas, US


T wrote:
Here, wear these...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxddjHvDWUBVErG4IU6vsIqD4lXoi8miz63-EOI70cKIkADIuc

YES YES YES!

I'm guessing not many people will get that one though.

Oh as for the question at hand.

I don't know anything about you, so I can't judge from your past posts.

In real life, when someone says something stupid, you give them a look to communicate your feelings, and or walk away.

On the internet, you can't give a look, so it is your duty to convey you're feelings, as strongly as you possibly feel.

If someone on here asked me a dumb question, they get an answer bitching them out. In real life, I smile, and nicely explain to them why they're stupid, while smiling, and telling them I understand why they'd think that, when in reality, I think they need to get hit by a bus.

Sep 27 12 09:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ashes to Ashes
Posts: 3,784
Norway, Maine, US


Elizabeth Claret wrote:

PLease work on your reading comprehension skills.

shush! stick to the topic! tisk tisk! :p

Sep 27 12 09:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Claret
Posts: 56,032
Yelm, Washington, US


Ashes to Ashes wrote:

shush! stick to the topic! tisk tisk! :p

Oh.

Uh.

People who respond poorly to posts will get poor responses in turn.

Sep 27 12 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,961
Portland, Oregon, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
Why is it when people post in forums MANY people come back at you with snide remarks?

Based on my experience in the forums over a few years, there are usually a few reasons for this sort of thing.

Off the top of my head:

A) The person is asking a question that has been asked many times before, the answer is easily found with a minimum of research, or the question is viewed as really obvious, stupid or crazy.

B) The person is asking a reasonable question, but has a history of "A".

C) People in forums have a low tolerance for BS and have a negative response when they encounter it or think they encounter it.

D) The person has a history of posting in a forum in ways that makes other forum users dislike them.  Examples:  The person has a history of "A", or trolling, or is seen as either clueless/oblivious or strategic/intentional in evoking negative responses.

E) The person repeats the same behaviors over and over, somehow  expecting that there will be a different outcome.

F) Catch-all answer - the person has somehow developed a negative reputation and the response to that occurring is that they will attract snide remarks whenever they post.

It is kinda like the story of the boy who cried wolf.. people were okay a few times, but after a while, they got so tired of it that his reputation was permanently damaged.

These are just a few things I could think of quickly.

I hope it is helpful to you in answering your question.

Edit: Gosh, I hate it when I am slow typing something and someone else posts the same time as writing/typing and it looks like I'm just saying the same thing.  sad

Sep 27 12 09:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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