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SA you're tops in my book. Yes, sometimes your posts are kind of hard on my eyes, but I wouldn't ever want you to change your style, because your style is refreshing, honest and sweet.

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Lol about the vanity glasses, Committed. I quite like SA's humping emoticon smileys.
Are you ready...

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Charlie Parker said: I miss the masturbating one but alas, he got a permaban.
got a Pm directly from the Big Guy to NOT use it.. someone complained.. I was honest and let him know that I had been using that for a whole year - and who knows where they all are now.. I guess it looked like he was jacking on the toilet - which was in bad taste, I have this really cute one squirting...he is this bloated smiley... gotta love it.. but I will be a good girl and not go there again...
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So freakin cute! I am partial to the third one.
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OMG on that last one! Lol, at the hearts at the end.
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Subject: extreme allergic reaction to one of your posts

When I see a post that cloaks hate in ambiguity I picture:

An angry boy (inside the body of an adult) who was never able to get a date with the girls he liked. The pretty, intelligent, passionate, good hearted, funny, playful women - like SA.

Most boys/men like that, lack self awareness. For instance they make frivalous reference to computer skills while misspelling the word frivolous.

But hey, it's easy to learn how to use a spell checker. Orders of magnitude harder to excise that Brobdingnagian chip on your shoulder.


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To me when I see emoticons used to excess, pictures that aren't funny or a bunch of colors I know the content is frivalous and the person is new to computing. It's something I wouldn't expect from a teen girl.
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Hahaha. I am a grammar snob, too, MEM. and when I read FRIVALOUS I was like NOPE! Lol.
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This thread is fascinating. The grown ups on TAM universally respond well to SA's content and the spirit with which she writes. Many of them, myself included find some of her colors a bit hard to read. And they expressed that in the same kind, direct style that SA herself employs. For example, CantePe did a flawless job of that.

As for the grown downs, well they are remarkably consistent as well. Most of them employ a tactic I describe as hiding behind the truth. That is, they make truthful statements in an utterly hateful manner and then defend themselves by hiding behind the theme that truth is universally good.

I should have been a sociologist.....

QUOTE=GTdad;7923410]SA you're tops in my book. Yes, sometimes your posts are kind of hard on my eyes, but I wouldn't ever want you to change your style, because your style is refreshing, honest and sweet.[/QUOTE]
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"Hiding behind the truth"... not bad!

I do think, though, there'd be fewer grown-downs if we didn't have a culture which built up everyone's expectations (thereby causing the sour grapes syndrome).

Aggression is the result of frustration, in all cases. We need a less frustrating culture - less food porn, less travel porn, less 'are you ambitious' porn, do you work-out enough, what's your car like... all that 'do you have enough' culture.

It makes no-body happy.
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I just love pictures and emoticons ...... OOHHHH do I love them........OOOOOHHHH yes I love them........OOOOHHHH YES YES YES! I love them.......OHHHHH YES! YES! YES! OHHHH GOD YES!!!! I LOOOOVE THEMMMM!!!!


Whew. They're ok.

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Subject: extreme allergic reaction to one of your posts

When I see a post that cloaks hate in ambiguity I picture:

An angry boy (inside the body of an adult) who was never able to get a date with the girls he liked. The pretty, intelligent, passionate, good hearted, funny, playful women - like SA.

Most boys/men like that, lack self awareness. For instance they make frivalous reference to computer skills while misspelling the word frivolous.

But hey, it's easy to learn how to use a spell checker. Orders of magnitude harder to excise that Brobdingnagian chip on your shoulder.
If she didn't want an honest answer then why did she ask? I simply offered one perspective on how silly graphics come across. I was perfectly aware that someone might take offense but I believe brutal honesty to be an honorable trait. Why did you have the need to attack my sexual prowess? Seems like you're the hater with some issues.

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And I would say that some people just love to nit-pick and find fault or issue with just about everything.

as to SA question, when on a phone you can't see images, you have to click the line that says see image to bring it up

large fonts and colors aren't easily read via smartphone either

I dont remember if emoticons are even shown, other than the usual easy smileys.

I can tell you that auto correct via phone or tablet is maddening and can result in less than correct spelling and grammar argh

On a tablet you can see everything........on a phone you can't see likes and other certain TAM eccentricities.

personal opinion, I dont care for the light colored fonts...hard to read....but then again I think that's the point right?


I can see where some people would get annoyed with too many emoticons...somtimes less is more
but, I like to post lots of pictures and I bet that gets on some people's last nerve too

I certainly don't think it's much of an issue...if I find a thread is hard to read....then I stop reading it.

I also don't dwell far from social very often

I like this gif when threads are gettin silly


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Meh. So SA's posts are a little flowery. I've never found them offensive or inflammatory.

The things people b*tch about. Carry on.

Hook me up a new revolution, cause this one is a lie. Sat around laughing and watched the last one die.
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Enginerd,
I welcome your honest opinion - you're a smart guy.

That said, if you don't realize the mean spirited tone of your post, I suggest you ask a close friend to take a look and give you an unfiltered view.

BTW: If you subscribe to the idea that brutal honesty is a virtue, consider this. My comment to you was exactly that.

Had I not been responding in kind, this is what I would have said to you:

Enginerd,
Do you feel the quality of SA's content is generally poor? Your post was ambiguous on that point. If so, what specifically do you find lacking in her writing. Personally I believe she writes well, and her
posts are insightful, kind and compassionate.

Why did you compare her unfavorably to a teenage girl? That seems mean spirited.


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If she didn't want an honest answer then why did she ask? I simply offered one perspective on how silly graphics come across. I was perfectly aware that someone might take offense but I believe brutal honesty to be an honorable trait. Why did you have the need to attack my sexual prowess? Seems like you're the hater with some issues.

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If she didn't want an honest answer then why did she ask? I simply offered one perspective on how silly graphics come across. I was perfectly aware that someone might take offense but I believe brutal honesty to be an honorable trait. Why did you have the need to attack my sexual prowess? Seems like you're the hater with some issues.
On the heels of MEM's post... I won't begrudge you for your answer on here... I believe you and "I got this" represent a segment of the TAM community..the 2 of you were just bold enough to lay it out there in it's raw unfiltered form ....

Your words did paint an idiot judgement ...but that is your prerogative....that's how you view it.

Just saying...I am not new to computing.. even as a 14 yr old teen girl.. I was never "frivolous" in much of anything in my life ...least not money or how it was spent.... I do put a lot of careful thought into my posts... Even those who despise my layout, and disagree with my views....would likely vouch for this.....

So if I got a little carried away collecting various emoticons ... like to throw a google image Quote or pic in once in a while.. yeah, maybe it's a stupid pastime, I'll give you that...but not all books can be judged by their covers, I guess is what I am trying to say...

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SA, you missed your calling, you would have been an awesome K teacher. Plus, I know you are not asking for a diagnosis, but let's just say, I think your H is a lucky man
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