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Has anyone ever noticed how mean some of the people that come here are?? I don't think the content of the post matters either. It could be a hot topic post (ie abortion, religion, or my fav spelling ) or it could be a simple as I lost a dress size. No matter what it is someone will be SOOOOOOOO rude and say something mean and get the thread in a big uproar. I think people do it cause it does not show your screen name so there is no accountability. If we are here for support let just be nice!

Wed. Aug 8, 10:39am

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I agree with you 100%.And fine... everyone has the right to their opinion but if you have nothing nice to say or constructive do not say anything at all.I REALLY think that if people Totally Ignore those people making MEAN comments as if they were invisible they would give up they just like to direct the attention towards them self Everyone ignore those people It takes 2 to argue.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:03 AM

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I agree! Ignore the mean posters that share nothing but negativity. It will shut them up pretty quick. I am here for support and KIND words :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:05 AM

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On the one hand, the anonymous postings make sense- someone is a lot more likely to share an embarassing story or question or problem if they can't be named.
Unfortunately, some people are taking advandage of the anonymity to be total d!cks.

I gotta admit, I'm guilty of baiting people every now and then, though I don't think I've ever been actually mean to anyone...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:09 AM

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even if i post a comment with my user name, "starlet", you're not going to know who i am. what does the anonymity matter?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:13 AM

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You'd be surprised at how much a user name and a "# of posts" under that name keeps people civil... or, points out trolls to the moderators.

I know I posted a question once, came back two hours later and someone else had started posting as the OP. That was uncool.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:29 AM

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creepy. i never thought of that.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:30 AM

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Ooohh.. I never thought about that one.

What if people start and argument then start posting again agreeing with themselves so that they look like they had a good argument?

That make sense? haha.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:47 AM

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People in general are like that. I don't know how old you are or how sheltered of a life you've had but from my experience that is how a lot of people are. Especially WOMEN! Even if the community boards showed peoples user names it is still an anonymous site and though you'd be able to see who wrote what you still wouldn't know who they really are and the fact that you can go in and change your user name would make showing a user name pointless. Just ignore it. I think must people post mean and rude things because they are either jealous or just want to start trouble or they really are mean, cold and have no compassion or empathy towards others. I will say one thing that I've learned over my 40 years, and that is no matter who your talking to there will always be heated debates over 2 things, politics and religion.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 12:09 PM

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Good luck with that OP. There's a reason why reality T.V. shows are so popular - people, in general, love a good fight. (sad, but true)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 12:52 PM

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to be fair, people also love to see those who need help get help. what about the reality show "total home makeover" or all of those talk shows that do make-overs? the "underdog" theme is hot in popular movies as a main theme, too. i think the problem is mostly with interpretation. some people think it's more "nice" to tell-it-like-it-is, while others prefer to put a postive spin on what is essentially criticism. what one person finds "rude", another person might find "normal".

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 3:21 PM

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Sadly, what started out as a useful forum may be losing the kind of people who will provide supportive and informative feedback to others. A lot of posters on various threads have expressed dismay over the decline in content on this site in recent months.

I've begun to notice that only a small percentage of threads and posts anymore are actually relevant to the purpose of the site and/or contain respectful and considerate discussions of the topic.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 3:45 PM

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Well, That would mean it's time for Those of us who are complaining so much (myself included) to start posting more useful stuff- Heck, it only takes about 10 new posts to push something right off the front page...

As for the lack of considerate discussions, just ignore the trolls and thread-jackers and they will go away.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 4:18 PM

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4:18 I think 3:45 was maybe referring to people like you who get totally defensive for no reason.

Reality TV is so big because people just don't care about the quality of shows they watch. Come on do you all really think reality tv is real? Please its all staged. Reality tv is some of the most mindless stuff out there. I think most people who watch it watch it to just escape and not have to think.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 7:04 PM

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7:04 - isn't all TV mindless? If you want to think, don't watch TV, read a book or do something else.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 7:19 PM

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I've been on peertrainer for a couple of months now and almost quit right off. I am amazed that a web site that is supposed to be supportive has so many hateful or hurtful posts on it. I for one need the support of others and I am thankful that I finally found a couple of groups that are very supportive. I hope that the lounge will once again be what others have said it used to be.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 10:39 PM

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No I don't think all tv is mindless. I watch a lot of stuff on the history and discovery channels and every now and then PBS. I will admit I do watch the Closer :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:10 PM

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Dear Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:29 AM;

Please excuse my ignorance... what is an OP? I am new to this stuff.


Friday, August 10, 2007, 5:51 PM

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OP = Original Poster

Friday, August 10, 2007, 7:03 PM

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This has to be the hundreth thread on inappropriate PT usage. Come on people, just get over it. All of it.

Friday, August 10, 2007, 7:40 PM

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Hey OP, this is your workout buddy :) I agree and I promise to be nice :) Hey, had fun tonight and look forward to the new gym workouts, Man that added to my pain level, I think I will loose some weight this week (roflmbo, just kidding I know it is spelled lose :)

Friday, August 10, 2007, 11:56 PM

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