Post # 1
I’ve noticed sometimes I’ll post on here to someone’s thread or whatever, and never get a reply or acknowledgement. It’s kinda… rude..? It’s almost like I can hear that person whistling “doo dee-dooooo” and turning their head the opposite direction, ignoring my post altogether.
Does anyone else ever feel like that on here?
(I’m definately not calling anyone out on this, so please don’t put up any screennames or anything like that! Not trying to start a war 😉
It’s just crappy. When you try to be nice to people and you get the feeling of being slighted.. I know this is internetland, and we can’t actually see each other, so it’s a little different than just being outwardly ignored, but at the same time it is an online community that’s main function is to give each other support and encouragement during different stages of planning & life. It’s nice to have your praise acknowledged sometimes.
Might sound like I’m being overly sensitive, but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Note: I absolutely KNOW it’s not possible to respond to every single person that comments on your thread. That would be impossible, especially going back to the older ones. I’m just venting I guess right now…probably best to ignore me :/ <— haha @ ignore me. I made a funny.
Post # 3
I know how you feel. I really try to respond to anything that I can add something to because I don’t like feeling ignored!
Post # 4
I’ve felt this way sometimes, but I really really think it’s just a product of too many nice people, if that makes sense… As in, there are so many nice replies that it becomes easy to skim over them and not reply to each specific one. It can be kind of a good problem to have, you know?
Post # 5
I think it could sometimes be an accident. Like if I start a thread I’ll try to come back to it a bunch of times and reply, but if someone replies like a week after the thread has died out, I’ll probably miss it…
Post # 6
I can’t think of a single board bee that I’d try to avoid 🙂 I can’t imagine that many people would do something like that!
Sometimes I don’t respond when I don’t have a great response… but that’s about it.
Post # 7
I always try to respond to each person too. I don’t think it’s anyone’s intention to make people feel left out – at least it isn’t mine! 🙂
Post # 8
I think some people just get busy and don’t respond again. You can’t expect them to respond to every little message.
Post # 9
I think all of us have been ignored some time or another. But you’re right, it hurts a little. I try not to take it to personally. I try to leave responses like missasb!
Hopefully the bee community gets stronger now!
Post # 10
I don’t think anyone ignores you 🙂 I love reading your posts. I find them funny, witty and insightful.
I think that sometimes there are so many posts that it is hard to keep up. Especially during the week when we’re all busy at work or school. Don’t take it personally, I don’t think that anyone is doing anything on purpose.
Post # 11
I feel this way sometimes! I am sure no body means anything by it!
However, it’s the worst when someone responds to all posters on the thread by name EXCEPT you! LOL
Post # 12
Meh, it happens. I’ve been around forums for years and years, so I guess I understand that it’s quite different from RL conversations. Sometimes people post comments that don’t merit a response, sometimes whatever you would have said was covered in your response to other people, and so on. It’s totally not a personal thing.
Post # 13
@ EVERYONE – Thanks all for the kind words. You all are correct about everyone being busy and it’s definately too hard to track down all old posts, etc. Also, like MissAsB said, there’s just not anything you feel like you can add *sigh*.
I think this stupid post is just a product of me being 1) A sensitive person 2) Getting woke up by my cats this morning before I was ready to get up 3) Having a bunch of stuff to do today and not wanting to do it 4) Feeling like I’ve hit a rut in my excercising and having ZERO motivation to continue.
I’m just stressed and unleashing.
Sorry for the whining.
Post # 14
No worries OK – Honestly I totally related to your post as soon as I saw it and was like Awe she feels like me LOL!
I think one culprit is I notice that the boards aren’t as busy as they have been and so if you are active on the boards no one posts after you for a long time!
Post # 15
Don’t worry about whining! You’re not alone, I’ve felt the same way before. I’m sure you’re right, and it is a coincidence, but it’s still not a fun feeling!
Post # 16
Yep, I’ve felt that way. But I don’t let it bother me. I keep on trucking, giving support wherever I go. 🙂