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        12-12-2008, 07:20 PM
    Posting replies to threads

    There are times when I wonder why I even bother to reply to threads requesting advice or information.

    Is it just me or are there others that also get a little cheesed off when they take to time to post detailed information or request further clarification on an original post and later in the thread the answer is either not there or is brushed off as unimportant.

    Here is just as an example (not on this site).....

    OP asks about how to lunge their horse as it just keeps coming in and how long should you lunge for. After multiple answers all very good the OP comes back and says something like well thanks but she is 26 years old and has arthritis ......duh...why didn't you say so in the beginning ???

    Or if a reply requested some information so they (having been burned too many times by the first example above) wanted to give the best most valid answer, either is told later that "thanks but I guess I will struggle along as I think I can handle it" or never even bother to reply to your question.

    I know I am waiting for an answer now over 2 weeks and the reply eventually given at the end of the thread (as of today) is that they came to a certain conclusion and that is that.

    Now why did I even bother to take the time to post a question and why did the OP bother to even post the thread in the beginning.

    Am I the only one that gets frustrated with people that do this ?
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        12-12-2008, 07:25 PM
    No, I agree with you.
    But people always want everyone to be on their side.
    It's like when people post pictures of their fugly little stallion they want to breed asking if it's a good idea and then get upset when people give them valid, honest answers.

    It's definitely frustrating.
        12-12-2008, 07:58 PM
    The world ain't sunshine and rainbows, and when you disagree with someone it's taken as very offensive.
        12-13-2008, 01:00 AM
    I, for one, will say I appreciate all the answers I have ever been given. Some people here are really helpful!
        12-13-2008, 02:41 AM
    I also love those ones that asked for advice but they end up with info they didnt want to hear and they start making reasons as to why they shouldnt go the way we posted.

    I'm very selective when I post anything. I always check who it is first and then decide if I will even bother giving it a go.
        12-13-2008, 04:01 AM
    I'm happy someone finally said something! Although I wish sometimes people were a little more open minded when the ask for answers. After all they are asking for 'opinions' and there are some many ways to train, groom, ride ect.
        12-13-2008, 08:37 AM
    When I post advice, I don't personally care what they do with it, but that is just me. I have given advice, and had it attacked and had to defend my point of view, but whether or not they listen to me I don't really care, being a mom got me used to that. I do what I can to help, the rest is up to them. If they disreguard it or listen, either way I feel I have put my two cents in. I am kinda a know-it-all, tho (or so I am told) so I guess I just like to hear myself lecture.

    However, I DO find it annoying when people put something on the net and not expect some picky pants to critize, I mean do they KNOW that posting stuff on the net is kinda like setting up a billboard with the info? Of COURSE people are going to post what they think, that's what you signed up for by putting it on the net! If you don't wanna be judged, don't put it on the net, because if you do I GUARENTEE you SOMEBODY is going to critize you. If you can't handle it, don't ask for it.

    But even then, annoying as it is, I don't get mad about it, that is their problem not mine. I learned a long time ago I can only control my own behavior, I can't control another's, so I don't sweat it. I don't get mad on forums anyhow. Disgusted, but not mad. I can't be held responsible for them being stupid.
        12-13-2008, 09:13 AM
    To be honest I write allot and when someone doesn't read it, it doesn't make any difference to me. I just enjoy what everyone posts and I readjust myself to it.

        12-13-2008, 02:15 PM
    I guess I'm like Dark Child. I figure....hey...they asked...and so....I tell. If they don't like it, that's their problem...not mine. Just don't attack me for something you *asked* for! I have to admit tho...that usually I'm quiet until I see other reactions.
    Whew...that said...I've also learned not to let 'forum speak' bother me...a whole lot. (Hey...I'm human!)
    I's a big world out there with lots of opinions and advice.
    I have my have yours. Amen.
    And hey DC....*who* told you you're a 'know-it-all'?? (Was it one of those 'Know-it-alls??) I'd tell em...I don't know NUTHIN! Heheheh. But that's just me...
        12-13-2008, 06:14 PM
    I hear yea, one reason I really enjoy reading most posts on here. There are a select few that will post their opinion and their opinion only and it's refreshing to see.

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