Post # 1
I found this post 100% called for because I have seen some pretty sad exchanges between members. However, it also calls to mind the fact that this is a pretty difficult media to understand another poster. I have seen far too many posts that have been taken as personal attacks, misread, or misinterpreted without asking for clarification that have led bees down the road to snarkiness. I just wanted to remind everyone to have a little patience with this kind of interaction; it may not always be clear what the other person meant and there will always be the opportunity to clarify! I have run into this situation with some of the things that I have commented on and someone thought I meant something completely other than what I intended…..any views on the matter?
Post # 4
@elliestan: If you look at the tippy top of the boards in the shaded section, you’ll see a post from the Mods.
Post # 5
I agree. I’ve had this happen to me, too! 99% of the time I’m not trying to be mean 😉 but intent can be misread over the internet so easily!
Post # 6
but from what i gather that post isn’t about misinterpretation, it’s about calling people trolls and calling out drama.
i don’t know, i mean, if i think someone’s a troll i don’t comment, simple as that. after the CoS debacle, i think a few people ended up on troll alert but since i now avoid those potentially troll-y threads, i have no idea.
however, if people are getting all riled up and dramatic over something and we start breaking out the drama llamas and lolcats, i don’t see anything wrong with it. the message i’m getting is that when there’s a shit storm, people shouldn’t try to lighten the mood with a reminder that “HEY GIRLS, IT’S JUST THE INTERNET. NBD.” and instead either join in or let the angry fester/continue with their dramz. just seems kind of nit-picky to me.
Post # 7
yeah i totally agree about the content about that post on namecalling, i was just thinking about it a step further about how difficult it is to see people’s intentions over the internet!