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Old 09-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #15
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Part of the problem, IMHO, is the shift from the time most people, when reading or hearing something would take into consideration that it was entirely possible the the communication COULD be taken in a completely different context then the originator intended, and give them the benefit of the doubt.

That's not so today, and most everything is how the receiver interprets it that is important and to hell with the intent. I've been warned a couple of time when somebody had their feelings hurt because of how they interpreted a post of mine.

I tend to be short on explanation, and abhor having to use flowery language just because someone MAY take exception.


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Old 09-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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My rule is I never post anything that I wouldn't say to someone's face.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:07 PM   #17
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One thing that does happen from time to time is .. Well there is a psuedo latin phrase, something like Illigitum non carborundrum (Don't let the illigimates grind you down).

Sometimes.. Try though you might, You get ground down, and you vent... You are usually sorry,,, right about the time you lift your finger from the SEND button. but alas..

That said.. I try, mightly, only to make support ave posts.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #18
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One thing I try to remember in my work ... Yes I'm still working, is not to use acronyms. Not using acronyms, or if you must, the first instance in the post is always spelled out... Sure makes for a less frustrating read.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #19
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One thing that does happen from time to time is .. Well there is a psuedo latin phrase, something like Illigitum non carborundrum (Don't let the illigimates grind you down).

Sometimes.. Try though you might, You get ground down, and you vent... You are usually sorry,,, right about the time you lift your finger from the SEND button. but alas..

That said.. I try, mightly, only to make support ave posts.

Thank goodness for the edit button! Although, I am afeared sometimes we don't realize how something is going to come across until after the edit period is past and folks have reacted negatively already to the post.
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I see Marte. We have agreement.. YES....

Some Folks noticed I went on "hiatus" here for about six months... As it happens. what you posted has a lot to do with why.

I am very glad to see some folks noticed though.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:44 PM   #21
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When I first came on this RV forum I was surprised that the
people with expensive motor homes also responded kindly even
though my MH is very modest compared to theirs.

This is not to say that no one but the above are kindly.

Last year a jillion dollar Beaver parked next to me at this RV
park. In our conversation he pointed out that the toilet in my
30 footer did the same thing as his 45 footer.

Thanks again for the help from the rich and not as rich.

PS: My so called vintage car is also very modest.

But I like it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #22
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Great discussion.

Too often someone will post something like..."I have a small toad, so I don't need to have aux brakes for it." Then, rather than replying with something like "hmmmm.... I think it would provide a larger degree of safety if aux brakes were used.".... it will hit the screen as "Only a FOOL would drive without toad brakes. Tell me where you're going to be so I can avoid you!"

And THAT's when the fight starts....

Like so much of life... it boils down to the Golden Rule and common sense. And, please don't ever discuss moderator actions in the open forum. Feel free to PM any of us with questions but we don't allow discussion of mod actions in the forums.

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Great discussion.

Too often someone will post something like..."I have a small toad, so I don't need to have aux brakes for it." Then, rather than replying with something like "hmmmm.... I think it would provide a larger degree of safety if aux brakes were used.".... it will hit the screen as "Only a FOOL would drive without toad brakes. Tell me where you're going to be so I can avoid you!"

And THAT's when the fight starts....

Like so much of life... it boils down to the Golden Rule and common sense. And, please don't ever discuss moderator actions in the open forum. Feel free to PM any of us with questions but we don't allow discussion of mod actions in the forums.

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And although I recent posted that very comment, I would quickly state it to someone's face. I guess my bad.
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And although I recent posted that very comment, I would quickly state it to someone's face. I guess my bad.
Sorry, my example really was not intended to call anyone out but rather to serve as the type of comment that can cause someone to react in a manner which escalates "tension" and diverts discussion away from the topic at hand.

These types of comments are made very frequently. Sometimes they get reported. Sometimes we see them first and if we feel they are inflammatory we might remove/edit them. Sometimes they are ignored by everyone and the discussion moves on.

Once things get personal......

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The helpfullness and kindness is why I spend most of my rv forum time here. Thanks everybody.
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I am new to this forum and to mh, but have had TTS for many years. I appreciate the focus here to show respect for others. This is a great forum for the novice mh user. Thanks to all of you.
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Can't let this thread go on without comment. All you rvers out there listen up!

IRV2 has a group of moderators that do an excellent job, the site is made up of rvers just like me. People who don't know it all, are either new to RVing or was new at some point. People that ask some of the simplest questions, and usually questions that have been asked over and over but are questions that cover RVing and they don't know the answer. Along side those people are those that might know the answer and eager to share. I've been in both groups.

There are other RVing forums where I've seen newbies belittled for asking the simple questions, and sometimes by the moderator. This never involved me, although I did once point out how rude they acted toward a newbie and seldom visit that site now.

One last comment, someone said reporting bad post to the moderators would be like being a tattle tale. No, that's more like taking ownership of OUR IRV2. I come to this site to learn and to visit. Early on it was more to learn, what TP to use, what does DW mean, how to winterize. Now it's more to visit with those with interest like mine, where you going, where you been!
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