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post #76 of 130 (permalink) Old 03-29-2014, 11:16 AM
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Is this hypothetical picnic taking place in the US?

In which case, I will take your sandwich and lend it to two people at once, and demand two sandwiches from each person back.

In the meantime, the kids can all starve!
Enough of this, OK Sandfly?

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You are surely meaning books like "No More Mr Nice Guy" and "Married Man's sex life".. and the critics are nasty Mothers
No. Them and ALL the others. The few I can think of is His Needs Her Needs. Mars Venus. All of them.

If you had an interest in an analysis like I do, I might go to Amazon, look up relationship books that sell and ask myself

1. Why does this book sell?
2. Does it offer a unique tool, perspectives?
3. Do those tools/perspectives have merit?

Etc.

The best books and magazines on writing all seem to explain why some never put their writing out there. It is fear of judgment. You don't strike me as someone with those fears yet you mention them when we discuss it in the form of "who would care what I think?" and "what has not already been done that I could provide that was worth $15 to a person?"

I start with a table of contents when I write training manuals. From there I write each content in the order of my own amusement as the fuel to get a lot done fast. Sometimes these get broken down further. Other times they get consolidated. It ones very esy to me because I have a blueprint and can write to get a point across.

Once the amusement fuel dries up I am able to finish because the "Im almost done" fuel takes over.

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OP asked if people had issues w her posting style. She didn't ask for commentary on her life. Just my opinion over the comments from the last few pages.
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Excellent point. I think there were a few who articulated their thoughts directly to SimplyAmorous inquiry without the extra commentary.
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OP asked if people had issues w her posting style. She didn't ask for commentary on her life. Just my opinion over the comments from the last few pages.
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Precisely. If IGT was just being candid in telling what impression such an animated colorful comment gives him of the person behind it, then he didn't take enough care to not direct it personally at SA, because SA's OP was asking for feedback about her writing style, not her lifestyle.

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Subjective. Either you want an unmoderated forum or one with moderation. If the latter, then there must be a line that describes prohibited behavior. I think this forum has reasonable behavior guidelines.
True. I like moderated forums. Most I participate in are too conservative for me. Like SA I like to pick thru the style and look for the point (She called it meat and water). It's like giving all students with an abundant personality Ridilin in my view. Drug all the kids that don't conform to norms. I get that disruption has to be controlled but too much control makes for an unreality and everyone loses a realistic perspectives because the variety is censored. There is a limit to this view. I draw the line in a different spot than you.


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Why is it that people who intentionally push the line never accept responsibility? There's always a poor excuse: I'm more creative. I'm more edgy. You people are too sensitive. This other guy did it and got away with it. Blah, blah, blah.
There was an apology offered. What form of taking responsibility were you looking for? You disagree with explanations but the person offering them does not. By your own words, the explanations are consistent. That leads me to conclude there is a segment that isn't hard from that is more blunt. Their input has no value? Disagree. SA mentioned Cletus and she have sparred. She still considers his points.

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As with all anonymous forums, there is a certain segment that takes the opportunity to be obnoxious because there is no possibility of public shaming. These people may be articulate, but they don't seem to recognize that being obnoxious trumps that.
Fair point and that is what moderation is for even if yours would be more conservative than mine.

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A motive is needed? People have stylistic differences that require no explanation.
I didn't say it was required. I said it was "interesting at least to me" She certainly does not have to answer. I find her unique behavior fascinating clearly and I am interested in the motive behind it.
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True. I like moderated forums. Most I participate in are too conservative for me. Like SA I like to pick thru the style and look for the point (She called it meat and water). It's like giving all students with an abundant personality Ridilin in my view. Drug all the kids that don't conform to norms. I get that disruption has to be controlled but too much control makes for an unreality and everyone loses a realistic perspectives because the variety is censored. There is a limit to this view. I draw the line in a different spot than you.
Drugging all the kids with Ritalin is the same as asking for respectful dialogue? Okay.

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There was an apology offered. What form of taking responsibility were you looking for? You disagree with explanations but the person offering them does not. By your own words, the explanations are consistent. That leads me to conclude there is a segment that isn't hard from that is more blunt. Their input has no value? Disagree. SA mentioned Cletus and she have sparred. She still considers his points.
An apology doesn't erase an offense. It means that the apologist understands the nature of the offense and presumably modifies behavior to avoid it again. So I would say that a repeat offender only apologizes in order to keep offending.

One can be blunt without being insulting. I think that some people make the stylistic choice to deliver opinions with a bit of insult or innuendo on the side and when they are called on it, claim that they are being censored. There are plenty of blunt people on this forum who never get banned.

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Fair point and that is what moderation is for even if yours would be more conservative than mine.

I didn't say it was required. I said it was "interesting at least to me" She certainly does not have to answer. I find her unique behavior fascinating clearly and I am interested in the motive behind it.
There you go. "Unique behavior" as in odd or not normal. You passed judgement on her and called it out in public. Most people would find that to be over the line. I know that she can handle it, but that's actually beside the point. That kind of dialogue generally drags a thread down into personal attacks.
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This is mean.
And it would appear it is bannable too...
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An apology doesn't erase an offense. It means that the apologist understands the nature of the offense and presumably modifies behavior to avoid it again. So I would say that a repeat offender only apologizes in order to keep offending.

One can be blunt without being insulting.
I agree. Some folks apologize perhaps to put up a front or just say sorry when they don't really mean it. I generally happens when they've been called out on their sh*t/obnoxious/insulting behavior so perhaps they want to present themselves a different way to the forum after folks call them out for being a jerk.

I see it as a fake apology. It doesn't actually mean anything. There is no sincerity behind it.

I think that poster was being rude to SA. Even after the apology, he kept making back-handed comments and taking shots at her personal life. The choice of words were cruel. She was asking about her posting style, not about what is missing in her life, which to me was below the belt and irrelevant.

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There have been a few bannings this week that were just GLORIOUS ... if only for a season.

SA, I don't mind your style except sometimes I can't read the light colored fonts. However, it is forcing me to face the reality of my vanity and shallowness. I need glasses.

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There have been a few bannings this week that were just GLORIOUS


Lol about the vanity glasses, Committed. I quite like SA's humping emoticon smileys.
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Lol about the vanity glasses, Committed. I quite like SA's humping emoticon smileys.
I miss the masturbating one but alas, he got a permaban.



Sigh, my wife gives me the speaking treatment.
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Lol about the vanity glasses, Committed. I quite like SA's humping emoticon smileys.
I didn't even know humping emoticons existed until I saw them here on SA's posts. They've made me laugh more than once, that's for sure.
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I didn't even know humping emoticons existed until I saw them here on SA's posts. They've made me laugh more than once, that's for sure.
Me either! But it's definitely one of my favorities!

Hey, SA -- maybe you could get into MAKING emoticons!
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I miss the masturbating one but alas, he got a permaban.
Oh dear! I must have missed that one! Crazy.
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