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post #11 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 02:06 PM
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Do I ever get grumpy about stuff posted here? . . . . . well, duh!


Really, I'm getting smarter , after only 10 years here, and I have finally learned that just clicking past threads that make me feel 'grumpy' is totally ok. It's not like the world will come to an end if little ol' me doesn't add my two cents to every thread asking for advice.


I'm also learning , again , and it only took 10 years, that there are so many more qualified persons on this forum, to answer, so it's ok if I skip a few.
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post #12 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 02:17 PM
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@ Avna, you are wise,,,,,Thanks for the reply, I will try to absorb your wisdom and not be so grumpy.

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I'm going to try to absorb my wisdom myself!

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post #13 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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@ tinyliny, thanks for the reply! (note to self: another one added to the 'Grumpapaloosa', self declared) I don't know though, your two cents worth is usually at least a dime's worth imho ! Agreed that there are so many well qualified people , and I'm always learning things via HF.

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post #14 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 03:59 PM
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I don't care one way or the other. HF, to me, is a place to shoot the breeze about horses. If OP has an issue that I can address because I have experience with that issue, I'll relate my story. If OP has a "general best practices" issue, and I think I know what the best practices are, I'll share my opinion. Ultimately, for any issue, nothing beats experienced eyes on the ground, and even then more than one pair of eyes is better than one.

I post here because I rarely have the chance to talk "horse" elsewhere. Flapping my electronic gums is intrinsic reward enough. I like it when nobody says, "Oh dear - why on earth would you say that??" That means my own comments aren't too far off the mark in the bigger scheme of things, so that's another reason for posting here: test-driving my understanding in a peer-reviewed environment.

Whether OP acknowledges my response or not is quite irrelevant to me, actually.
Oh dear, why on earth would you say this?


But seriously, I'm new enough that it usually doesn't bother me, and like @GMA100 says, I'm sure I've been guilty of the same stuff at some point, well, at least not always looking through old posts first (but, see, MY horses are special, and all of those old answers don't apply to my special horses and their very special circumstances, so it's probably OK that I didn't take 15 seconds and look to see if someone had posted before).

Also like @GMA100 said, it really only bothers me when they post with some sort of emergency situation, and then never followup to let us know what happened.

As to the same questions being asked over and over again, there should just be stickies in those topics that someone can point the OP to, rather than having to re-hash everything for the millionth time.
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post #15 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 04:08 PM
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Yeah, if the OP never responds it makes you feel like you just wasted your time answering for nothing. I've been involved with horses for 30 years and still feel like a noob on certain subjects. So I only answer posts that I have personal experience with or post links to good articles (wasted time looking up!) that can explain things better than I can. Hopefully some of the "guests" looking at our responses will appreciate it even if some members don't.

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post #16 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 04:13 PM
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If we only said, "just do a search", then we'd eventually stop generating material to fill that search base. But, say , for things like "how do I catch my horse", the description of how to catch a horse that doesn't want to be caught can be lengthy. I've actually written it out in a WORD document, saved it, then copied and pasted it in, rather than rewrite it EVERY time. Catching horses IS one area that I can offer some helpful advice.


I've also copied and stored really great advice from members. I guess I should consider stickying it . . . hm m m . I am so low tech it isn't funny!
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post #17 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 04:17 PM
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I feel like some people interact with the online world as if they are not interacting with real people... this goes for Facebook and other social medias as well, not only forums (I see acquaintances say stuff all the time on Facebook that I absolutely know they'd never say to someone in real life.) I grew up loving the outside world but also with a strong online connection because I just seemed to make friends easier online than with people in my high school (result of growing up in a small town with limited interests.) Now I work in a primarily digital field. So for me, I don't understand how some individuals interact online (abandoning posts, hateful/non-constructive comments, etc.) But I've seen it often enough that I rarely think anything of it.

That being said, on weekends I stay on my parent's property where I do most of my horsing. They don't have home internet and my cell service isn't good enough in their area to do too many things online. So sometimes I start to post something to HF from work on a Friday (which are slow days at the office typically,) get my answer typed out, get distracted and then head home having forgotten all about my HF reply until it's too late. It then becomes the me of Monday's problem

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post #18 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Oh dear, why on earth would you say this?


But seriously, I'm new enough that it usually doesn't bother me, and like @GMA100 says, I'm sure I've been guilty of the same stuff at some point, well, at least not always looking through old posts first (but, see, MY horses are special, and all of those old answers don't apply to my special horses and their very special circumstances, so it's probably OK that I didn't take 15 seconds and look to see if someone had posted before).

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It probably IS ok , and your horses ARE special.... LOL

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post #19 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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@ CopperLove, Your observations regarding the online world are spot on, and we've probably all made those observations as well. I liked being out of touch when I was at the farm, as you describe about your weekends at the farm. It's kinda wonderful, isnt it? Love the way yourself 'the me of Monday'...I'll be borrowing that phrase.

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post #20 of 51 Old 04-16-2019, 04:28 PM
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It probably IS ok , and your horses ARE special.... LOL

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LOL, thanks, for confirming what I thought!
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