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Forum topic by MrRon posted 12-03-2017 06:16 PM 1723 views 0 times favorited 62 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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12-03-2017 06:16 PM

I have been a member of this forum for many years now and have noticed an increase in replies which are rude and sometimes downright nasty. I’m thinking it’s due to the far left in this country coming out of the woodwork. People who would not comment all of a sudden are coming out to criticize anything and everything as if they were de facto experts. Many times they don’t read a post through before making an inappropriate comment. This forum or any other forum for that matter is not the right place for such offensive language. I like to think that we as members of a woodworking community and other related communities can meet and have intelligent discussions. We don’t all agree on everything, but at least we don’t have to resort to insults and rude language. Those who do, are not contributing to the community, but destroying it.


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 12-03-2017 07:14 PM

Sadly this has infected every aspect of our lives. Few examples:

People at restaurants sitting across from one another staring at phones. I wonder why bother to go out?

How often do you hold a door for someone and they walk through, oblivious as they are talking on phone and say not a word of thanks?

Someone walks up to you and asks directions while on the phone. Further, then holds up a hand or finger to make you wait while they keep yaking?

Get told or hand wave to wait while asking a question at a store so the phone call can continue for??? ever?

How many have loaned a tool out and gotten it back broken. When asked whats the deal they shrug a shoulder and expect you to “just deal with it man”.

How many people know the neighbors names? These days you can’t catch them outside, ever. Or if you do see them they are on the phone from the door to the car and never even acknowledge you exist.

Call me a jerk but if that phone comes out while we are speaking I walk away. Approach me again with it in your hand I will ask you to hang up, if told no (happens alot at work) that is the last time I speak English. After that you either google translate English to Russian or find someone else.

I know two wrongs don’t make a right, but one wrong and one right don’t make much either.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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bandit571

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#2 posted 12-03-2017 07:25 PM

On this site? I simply flag them…..some here think they are being “Funny”...not..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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JADobson

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 08:27 PM

The far left???
I’m pretty sure there is plenty of rude to go around. Instead of there being a rise in rudeness you just have more access to other people’s opinions then you did 20 years ago. People don’t change. We are just as awful to each other as we were 5 years ago, 100 years ago, even 1000 years ago.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 08:33 PM

Report ‘em … remember the results of Tape Measures Of Your Dreams?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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ArtMann

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#5 posted 12-03-2017 08:36 PM

I have been around long enough to witness a profound in the personality and demeanor of people and it is all for the worse. I don’t agree that people behave like they did 30 or 40 years ago. I am a personal witness. It isn’t just about on line communication. Of course cultures change – just like individuals. Sometimes it is for the better. Sometimes not.

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Rich

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#6 posted 12-03-2017 08:47 PM

As far as LJ goes, my long term gripe is that there is little conversation on here. So many members simply read the OP and, since they think they know everything, post their answer without reading the thread. Sometimes it says the same thing the post right before it says, but they give no credit or acknowledgement. The guys I like are ones who partake in a discussion where we share ideas and argue the different pros and cons of them. There’s no one on here (LJ) that knows everything, is right all the time, and can’t learn something from listening to others.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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Knockonit

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#7 posted 12-03-2017 10:00 PM

The internet making you anonymous is easy for someone to be an arse to you, or make rude comments in regards to your post or question.

I belong to a lot of other sites, and the rudeness and arseholyness is growing.
I’m one of those guys thats to the point, never a doubt where i stand, and try not to offend folks, but if its black its black, i don’t do shades, and am color blind,

sure is tough sometimes to blend in with the idgits of the world.
Rj

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TravisH

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#8 posted 12-04-2017 01:55 AM

First we have to be honest and rude comments range from the far left to the far right and everyone that falls in between.

It seams that there is a correlation with age and getting upset. I could really care less about what someone says on this site as it simply doesn’t matter. Seams once some reach a certain age they get very sensitive (we talk at work if we will be the same). I really think it has to do more with that generation and the time they grew up in. Of course you have some that enjoy riling them up as so easy to do.

Also easy for guys to “read” a lot of stuff into things that isn’t there. Many just live life thinking everyone is out to get them.

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bonesbr549

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#9 posted 12-04-2017 01:59 AM

It’s easy to be a jerk hiding behind a screen. More people sadly today, don’t believe in the old adage if you can’t say something nice…..

Cheers!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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Rich

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#10 posted 12-04-2017 02:11 AM


Seams once some reach a certain age they get very sensitive

- TravisH

Seems like you’re not paying attention to the college campuses. Talk about sensitive.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 12-04-2017 04:42 AM

It’s alder. 100%.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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tomd

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#12 posted 12-04-2017 05:13 AM

Yes those far lefties are the ones.

-- Tom D

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madts

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#13 posted 12-04-2017 05:47 AM

No ALT rights are the ones.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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TheFridge

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#14 posted 12-04-2017 06:22 AM

Definitely the bleeding hearts.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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bandit571

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#15 posted 12-04-2017 06:22 AM

Yep,...things are going downhill in this thread, now…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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