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        09-10-2013, 10:26 AM
    Stan, I don't see it on your avatar. It must be a score keeper so you will know when you have been bad.
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        09-10-2013, 10:36 AM
    Yes, I read somewhere that we have an infraction tracker system on the forum now and it will only be visible to the user.

    Bad boy Stan!! Go stand in the corner! :)
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        09-10-2013, 11:18 AM
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    Here ya go.
    It's one of the reasons I only come to this thread and the logging miles thread in the trail rides section. Every where else is off limits due to the nanny state this place has become. If it weren't for the interest in keeping up with all of you I've grown fond of I would delete this site off my list.
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        09-10-2013, 11:26 AM
    That makes me very very sad Rick. Honestly I felt they needed to do something about some things here. There was alot of bashing going on. Someone one would come on the the site with a honest question and then Bam there were a group of people who I will not name who immediately swarm the thread and make the person new to the forum most of the time. And just start bashing them to bits. I agree there has been alot more nannying that needs be but....
    I don't know
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        09-10-2013, 11:30 AM
    There was a time when it was nothing but a bashing session. I usually limit myself to just a few threads just to stay out of the politics. I think that something had to be done. For one thing, there was a group of people that used to attack anybody that rode an Arab. If you didn't ride a giant horse, then you were nobody. I think it was just unruly children. I'm glad there is some moderating going on, but sometimes we get bit in the rear for just being silly. There is a trade off I guess.

    My husband's music forum was so bad that one of the guys started a new forum for just the small group of people that actually had something pleasant to say.
        09-10-2013, 01:47 PM
    Green Broke
    I agree with dealing with bashing, but the extreme they are taking it is beyond the line in the sand.
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        09-10-2013, 05:07 PM
    I haven't been really outside of this thread, so I don't really know what is going on....don't really have time. BUT, many months ago, as I had mentioned before, someone commented on a ligitamate (sp) question I had...made a comment that was just rude. Wasn't helpful in the least, just reallly inappropriate. Like I say to the that really helping the issue? Or the person problem? Telling me to shove a bottle up my arse isn't helping me find a good quiet horse...THAT is what bothers me. Would that person have said it to my FACE? Hard to say....but bottom line, that wasn't helpful and needn't be said. Is that where people are going? Just saying things to be nasty and hurtful? I don't know, like I said, I rarely leave this thread. But if you don't have something helpful or useful to say and want to be SNARKY.....bug off! Totally my own opinion. But our world is too full of snarkiness....look at TV. GAWH! It almost seems that mean and rudeness is OK.....really? Where's the humanity? And some of these people asking questions (i'm assuming from my brief periods out) are young kids needing to learn. Maybe they don't have parents who help teach them appropriate horsemanship....again....speculating here.

    I belong to a teacher's forum, and it's not nasty at all! (except the politics board) but I don't go there! AND....teachers can be nasty.....but it appears, by the goings on... horse people (some) can be WORSE! Hahaha

    My two cents......for what it is worth.........OFF to the barn!
        09-10-2013, 05:58 PM
    P.s. Although if they are putting little tallies by your name....makes me think of school.....are we in first grade? Hahahaha. Is there a teacher involved on the mod board??? Hahahaha ha
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        09-10-2013, 06:08 PM
    Roaddy, I find that a lot in the teaching world too.....people don't want to hear the truth....they only want to hear what they want to hear.....unfortunately. I've learned, thanks to my DH, that sometimes it's best to keep comments to yourself bc all is does is get you in hot water or MAD bc you know you are right and the idiot is completely blind to what is or should be done.....ugh! This comment is solely based on incidences at school. I would come home pulling my hair out bc of the idiots I work with. Over the years, I just keep my mouth shut now...... My DH taught me that and now I am a lot happier living in my own little bubble! there will always be idiots.....but I don't always have to deal with them or subject myself to their thoughts or ways. It's my choice.
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        09-10-2013, 06:11 PM
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    Had just popped in to peek & catch up, but had to respond to Nicker's last post:

    I NEVER leave this forum, I don't go anywhere else on the site. I walk straightaway from snarky/mean/rude people (well, @ work I have to stand & listen, but try to go somewhere else in my head while I'm doing it, & try to never take it personally).

    I do think the internet allows rude people the "privacy" to be nasty, w/no repercussions. That's why it took me so long to even decide to join a Horse site, & took me so long to trust that I won't get snarked at. NO ONE here has ever done that in the slightest, all I've received is support,instruction,helpful hints. I haven't gotten ANY criticism. one has given "rainbows" & (what was the other thing Rick said? I don't remember, but it was fluffy..); all have responded like...golly...real human beings. Plus, all have been indulgent w/my periodic ramblings, & pictures of things that make me happy...horses, of course. Like, recently, just wanted to share how bright-as-a-penny Miss Bailey looked. I wasn't riding/showing/jumping/trekking. I just groomed a shy animal (you'all saw that in her face & eyes, I'm sure), & wanted you to see. & it was okay. No one sniffed haughtily, or said anything snotty (like: "why is an old nobody using up our time? If you can't ride yet, or don't own 10 horses & a fabulous barn, go away". Which is why it took me time to trust.

    I've made friends here, I really feel that way. Long-distance & online, but friends nevertheless.

    Our world is "too full of snarkiness" & it does seem like it's all just okay.'s not okay, & millions of people being nasty for no good reason doesn't ever make it okay.

    This is one place I can get away from this too many times nasty world, feel the COUNTRY instead, & it's people (YOU guys), enjoy your stories & pictures of what you're doing, where you're going, where you've been.

    The one thing that counts: Magic Horse Breath. I let Bailey snuffle my hands yesterday for as long as she wanted to. Wanted to share that. Know you'all will like the sharing of that. That's why I'm here.
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