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Sarcasm and Cynicism in Threads

I understand if someone precedes their thread with something to indicate they are just hashing an idea out or its funny, or possibly offensive, but PLEASE save the ridiculous responses and inappropriate sarcasm for your own blog where negativity is viewed as some kind of motivator.

Hey, for some people it works, but for me negativity is just plain negative!

Tue. Feb 28, 4:27pm

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Do you have an example? I haven't seen this in a while here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 4:30 PM

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People around here really need to grow some thicker skin. I get infinitely more nauseated by the whiners than those who speak their mind and don't coddle everyone. Perhaps if people want to be coddled they should recieve that from their group, and not the lounge?

Or maybe they should create a lounge for those who can neither accept criticisms or challenges....

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 4:41 PM

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well put.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 4:43 PM

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As an active reader, not so much a poster, and very thick skinned I have noticed some really snarky comments. Like, wtf? You can tell when people are vulnerable and when it is ok to be cynical.

I don't think coddling is so much the issue as holding you tongue when you should. I sometimes want to virtually shake people based on the posts I read. But, i think better of responding to someone who obviously won't be satisfied with whatever you say.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 4:46 PM

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Was the post at 4:41 supposed to be an illustration of the point the OP was making, or a response to it? That person sounds downright rude and I would not want to turn to them for support. Support does not have to be coddling or offensive.Constructive critisism is neither.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 4:48 PM

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