|Forum topic by Martyroc||posted 03-09-2012 05:00 AM||1644 views||0 times favorited||41 replies|
03-09-2012 05:00 AM
Fellow Lumberjocks, I only have one question today, What is going on here? In the last week, I have seen people complaining about this LJ member or that LJ member, then another blocking this one or that one, then “I am leaving”. “I got a problem with you or him or her”, “I don’t like this or that or something else”. “Why do we have so many members with 0 contributions?”.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not pointing fingers at anyone in particular, but really folks, this behavior is reminiscent of High School kids. The fact of the matter is, not everybody is going to like everybody else, and yes you might have a problem with this one or that one, or his post or her post, or lack there of, but didn’t we all sign up for the same reason? I joined a short while ago after perusing the site for a year or two, some of the projects posted are incredible, the blogs are mostly informative, the questions and answers I and others get from the forums are in my opinion sometimes you could not put a price on. If your a member I expect a contribution every now and again, maybe a project, at least once a year, a “Nice job” or, ” “Here is what I would have done”. I understand the need to vent every now and then and get to know your fellow woodworker a little better. I can’t be at the hardware store or the coffee shop, with every member,( some of whom I friended because I like there opinion, or quotes or questions, comments etc, etc…), so the next best thing is interacting with you online.
I know this post doesn’t change anything but I wanted to vent a little, its upsetting. I have found a group of guys that I can relate to, that sometimes don’t realize they are working on something since early morning and its now after midnight, that’s my crowd.
There is my venting, if you think I should shut up that’s your opinion, I respect it, I may not like it but that’s nobody else’s problem, and I am not going to run away because someone has a problem with my posts or projects, I am also not going to tell you to F off.
Nasty comments are like rain, let it roll off, and wait a little and it will dry up. lets all do what we signed up for, with an off topic post every now and then, to get to know your fellow woodworker better.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.