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Don't Be So Self-Righteous

For all of you PT vetrans .... that like to jump all over someone, or make snide remarks about those that "don't" use the search engine, and bring up a previously discussed topic, get a grip.
Sometimes a particular word or phrase that is entered in the search does not pull up the proper information, so the person will start what he / she thinks is a new thread.
As it has been mentioned before, if the topic doesn't interest you get out of the thread.


Wed. Sep 19, 8:37am

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i agree! sometimes it's easier to start a new thread on the same topic because people have the right to change their opinions or you want a new thread not tainted with someone's snide or idiotic remarks.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 8:57 AM

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Look at you, getting all self-righteous about self-righteousness. The moronic irony is very entertaining.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 11:27 AM

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yeah, but even I'm getting sick of the same skinny bitch diet thread, and I KNOW that one has the exact same words in the title of what, 3 previous threads?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 11:59 AM

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evidently all the "use the search feature" complaining is working... have you seen how many old threads are popping up? i think it's the complainers bringing up old threads.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 12:04 PM

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11:27

What is your problem? Get a freggin' life, man. I agree with the OP. Why do you need to be so rude?

Don't bother responding.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 12:31 PM

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I agree with the OP as well. AND I have been on PT for over a year. Its like people have this inner rage or control freak issues or something and they need to harrass people on threads!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:10 PM

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I TOTALLY agree with the OP. Live and let live and move on to the next thread. Stop with the snarky responses, it brings us all down.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:13 PM

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I think that posting on these types of threads, where one is anonymous, brings out the troll in many people. Me included at times :)

If I get up on the wrong side of the bed, my posts might be a little more sarcastic or mean spirited than normal which is easy to misinterpret, in a good or bad way.

Whenever I see someone make a rude, overly opinionated/judgemental comment, I just move on and don't take it to heart. The person could be having a bad day or could just be a miserable person.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:21 PM

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i loooove how some poeple try to control how others live and express themselves. live and let live. if you don't like the suggestion to use the search function, don't use it. but some people benefit from the advice and use it and find more on the topic they are posting about. what so much anger and animosity over a simple suggestion? was starting a thread really necessary?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 2:53 PM

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I think the reason someone started a thread on this is because they are not "suggestions". They are demeaning and rude, and mean spirited.

I am not the OP, but I started a thread once on something health related, and did not use the search engine. Apparantly that topic had been discussed before. Someone posted things towards me (the OP of that thread) and they were very cruel, saying I was stupid and wasting my tiime and everyone elses time.

Everyone else that posted on my thread talked about the topic, except that one person, who kept coming up.

Personally I am here on Peertrainer to become healthy and stay healthy during a huge family tragedy (those are the times to take care!) and having someone being cruel made me really uncomfortable. I know I shouldn't care, but a lot of us on PT are vulnerable, we are making steps to improve our health and we are working hard.

We are here for support, health education and kind words. Not snarky, nasty, mean no-it-alls

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 3:28 PM

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Amen 3:28, well said.
I agree with the OP too.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 6:23 PM

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how do you know it's just "one person" ? it's possible that more than just one person thinks the search window can be useful, especially with topics about specific weight -loss or eating plans (ie: weight watchers, the zone, fit for life, etc.). peoples' experiences are still the experiences of those who've tried various plans, even if they responded to a thread from a year ago. why would someone who is interested in starting a new plan NOT want to check out as many personal accounts as they could? do you think there is any "appropriate" way to suggest using the search function, or does the entire subject just rub some of you the wrong way?

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 10:26 AM

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I think that suggesting something could by like this "There was previously a thread on this, look it up on the search engine."

I think that making comments about wasting everyone's time, using words like 'useless' calling someone stupid for not seeing how obvious the thread search engine is - this type of language, whether it is by one person or fifty people - will always create bad feelings and upset people.

But this type of thing is what those folks thrive on, I guess. Rudeness takes way more energy than being kind. I am just thankful I am not that bitter!

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 10:41 AM

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it's actually funny. if i posed a question and you responded in the way suggested above, i would find that response rude. it's like an order..."look it up". i guess there are so many dynamics within each of us that help steer our interpretation processes, it's hard to please everyone!! what bugs me more than the rude replies to overly-discussed topics are the downright derogatory comments and the name-calling that goes on in some threads. it's sooooo not productive and not condusive to communicating in a constructive way.

Friday, September 21, 2007, 8:12 AM

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I was just scanning over this thread, and do any of you realize that this is a thread about nothing??? All of you, go run a few laps or something. Stop bitching.

Friday, September 21, 2007, 8:16 AM

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thanks for adding such a productive comment!! nice to hear from you!! it feels good to let go of what bugs you, doesn't it!! thanks for helping to keep the thread going!!

Friday, September 21, 2007, 8:39 AM

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OP Here

8:16 If you felt the thread was about nothing why did you feel compelled to contribute your view on well ..... nothing?

The point being ( as a couple of you who had to "snipe" about the thread) it is in the delivery of the suggestion. We are aware of the search option, but are not always happy with the content of previously discussed topics.

Positive reinforcement should become more popular, not demeaning comments which belittle others.

Monday, September 24, 2007, 1:30 PM

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