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Rock'n Robin
07-07-2008, 12:59 PM
I love the blog. I bookmarked it as soon as it started and check it every day. The last month or so (except for the cruise) the entries have been few and far between. However, I'd rather not have a new blog entry than keep having entries from a teenager. Those entries would be better served on the teen board. Leave the blog to the grownups. Just MHO.
Robin M.

*NikkiBell*
07-07-2008, 01:07 PM
Everyone has a right to their own opinion. :)

I am a bit confused by your post though. The majority of the past few blog entries have been by members of the podcast crew, specifically John, Kevin, Regina, and Will. The last I checked, they weren't teens (and I say this nicely....no flames! lol).

With that being said, here and there John has asked a 13-year old to write a few small segments about things from a kid's perspective. I personally think that this is an interesting idea. I love hearing things from a different point-of-view.

Keep up the good work, podcast crew! :)

WaltD4Me
07-07-2008, 01:10 PM
I agree, I enjoy reading Sarah's point of view...and her enthusiam!

I never understand comments like this though...don't see the need to post about it, if you don't like them, don't read them. :confused3

thewall2k
07-07-2008, 01:42 PM
I would have to agree with WaltD4me, I love to hear a different point of view. Also I can understand why they don't update more often, they have to be incredibly busy between the business and the podcast they already give so much time to us, I am thankful for whatever we can get.

dpuck1998
07-07-2008, 02:34 PM
Loved hearing from a different perspective. Keep it up. One can always skip it if so desired.

robertgp124
07-07-2008, 02:59 PM
Actually, I rather like it. And if John finds interesting things in his inbox from readers and listeners, I hope he posts them. You know we heard from Kevin and John on having dinner with WildeOscar, I'd love to read WildeOscar's version of events. :thumbsup2

WaltD4Me
07-07-2008, 03:03 PM
You know.....I was actually thinking about this a few days ago before I even saw this post, so I'm not referring specifically to the OP here, but I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, we die hard fans can be just a touch, ummmmm, for lack of a better word, well, sort of a little....overwhelming?

I'm as big a fan as the next person....I check complusively for the podcast shows to be up and all that, but it seems like recently there have been alot of posts wanting this or that, where is the ______________ you talked about doing or when will the _______________ show be up? and "flipping" out a little because the shows aren't up first thing in the mornings.

I seriously mean no offense to ANYONE and this is NOT directed at anyone in particular, including the OP and I don't want to speak for the team, but I think they are still adjusting to the loss of Bob and maybe we should be a bit more patient with things for awhile. :grouphug:

scarlett873
07-07-2008, 03:10 PM
You know.....I was actually thinking about this a few days ago before I even saw this post, so I'm not referring specifically to the OP here, but I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, we die hard fans can be just a touch, ummmmm, for lack of a better word, well, sort of a little....overwhelming?

I'm as big a fan as the next person....I check complusively for the podcast shows to be up and all that, but it seems like recently there have been alot of posts wanting this or that, where is the ______________ you talked about doing or when will the _______________ show be up? and "flipping" out a little because the shows aren't up first thing in the mornings.

I seriously mean no offense to ANYONE and this is NOT directed at anyone in particular, including the OP and I don't want to speak for the team, but I think they are still adjusting to the loss of Bob and maybe we should be a bit more patient with things for awhile. :grouphug:Amen :)

wishspirit
07-07-2008, 03:13 PM
I don't understand why a teenager should not be able to express their opinion! If John thinks its good, then he is in his right to put it up!

If you don't want to read a teenager's opinion, just don’t read that part of the blog. I think it is terribly rude to tell them to 'just go back to the teen board'. You are not constrained to one part of the site, why should they be?

If you want to complain, email them. I personally like reading other teenagers opinions and I hope that when I was 13 people didn't think of my posts that way.

Launchpad11B
07-07-2008, 03:27 PM
I agree, I enjoy reading Sarah's point of view...and her enthusiam!

I never understand comments like this though...don't see the need to post about it, if you don't like them, don't read them. :confused3

My thoughts exactly! Well said.:thumbsup2

Cruz Family
07-07-2008, 03:33 PM
I do understand where the OP is coming from. I got to admit, I was less then thrilled with a teen blogging. I figured it was a one time thing, but if I am not mistaken this is the third. She had done a great job, I just expected the blogs to come from the people I look to as the Disney experts. I doubt the OP means any harm, he or she is probably just letting the Podcast crew know what they would like to see in future blogs.

lovethecastle
07-07-2008, 03:38 PM
I think some teens can be disney experts.

grizbuzz
07-07-2008, 04:25 PM
Aren't teens part of the DIS community? I found the blog quite interesting and welcome perspectives of teenagers!

If you don't like a blog entry, don't read it. Looks like there were many who felt differently and enjoyed it.

*NikkiBell*
07-07-2008, 04:53 PM
You know.....I was actually thinking about this a few days ago before I even saw this post, so I'm not referring specifically to the OP here, but I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, we die hard fans can be just a touch, ummmmm, for lack of a better word, well, sort of a little....overwhelming?

I'm as big a fan as the next person....I check complusively for the podcast shows to be up and all that, but it seems like recently there have been alot of posts wanting this or that, where is the ______________ you talked about doing or when will the _______________ show be up? and "flipping" out a little because the shows aren't up first thing in the mornings.

I seriously mean no offense to ANYONE and this is NOT directed at anyone in particular, including the OP and I don't want to speak for the team, but I think they are still adjusting to the loss of Bob and maybe we should be a bit more patient with things for awhile. :grouphug:

I agree. Well said.

catycatcat4
07-07-2008, 05:43 PM
Yall people complained to much us teens aint that bad just the spoiled preps

Btw people complain to much! OMG OMG!!! THE POD CAST WASNT UP WHEN I WOKE UP!!!!!!! and OMG UNDER EIGHTEEN ITS BAD RUN!!!!

No offince but alot of people on here complain way to much its realy annoying.

metalis4ever
07-07-2008, 05:55 PM
I agree with others i quite enjoy the other perspective provided by younger wirtiers..I mean I am not that old lets just say I am closer to 30 than 20 so it is refreshing to get that younger persons perspective it kind of brings me back to when I first started going to WDW. But thats just my opinion :surfweb:

cocowum
07-07-2008, 07:15 PM
I love the blog. I bookmarked it as soon as it started and check it every day. The last month or so (except for the cruise) the entries have been few and far between. However, I'd rather not have a new blog entry than keep having entries from a teenager. Those entries would be better served on the teen board. Leave the blog to the grownups. Just MHO.
Robin M.


Wow, I think that's pretty rude. If you'd rather not read it, then don't.:rolleyes:

There are plenty of young listeners to the podcast (my DD14 for one) that enjoy Sarah's Blogs.

I think it's great that there is a broad spectrum of views represented by the podcast team. Luckily for us the team tries to appeal to everyone.

As for the blogs being few and far between, geesh Bawb just died! Give the team a break. They have families, jobs and lives outside of the blog to deal with. :sad2:


People amaze me sometimes. If you don't have anything nice to say...Just MHO. :rolleyes1

dpuck1998
07-07-2008, 08:21 PM
Wow, I think that's pretty rude. If you'd rather not read it, then don't.:rolleyes:

There are plenty of young listeners to the podcast (my DD14 for one) that enjoy Sarah's Blogs.

I think it's great that there is a broad spectrum of views represented by the podcast team. Luckily for us the team tries to appeal to everyone.

As for the blogs being few and far between, geesh Bawb just died! Give the team a break. They have families, jobs and lives outside of the blog to deal with. :sad2:


People amaze me sometimes. If you don't have anything nice to say...Just MHO. :rolleyes1

Ohhhh.....now your in for it :thumbsup2 you got cocowum fired up, batten down the hatches....women and children first!!

BTW, what we need here is some Pie to settle it...

cocowum
07-07-2008, 08:26 PM
Ohhhh.....now your in for it :thumbsup2 you got cocowum fired up, batten down the hatches....women and children first!!

BTW, what we need here is some Pie to settle it...


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Sorry, I had hot wings for dinner, guess I got a little fired up. :blush:

I'll go get some pie right now. ;)

Rock'n Robin
07-07-2008, 08:31 PM
Well, after all "I" did say it was my opinion. I'm not freakishly upset when the podcast is late--sometimes I even forget to listen to it at all. I fully understand the upheaval caused by Bawb's passing. I do like new entries but I didn't say I was suicidal over the gap lately, I just pointed out there was one.
As a teacher and a parent of a 13 year old, however, I would rather pass on the "Sarah" blogs, and I do--I didn't even read through this last one, and as it has been pointed out, that is my choice. I'd rather read some fun comments of Regina's or another review, not "golly gee willikers, I get to go to Disneyland!" Not all teens are bad, either, I have two. But they both know how to write, catycatcat.
Robin M.

WaltD4Me
07-07-2008, 08:36 PM
Well, after all "I" did say it was my opinion. I'm not freakishly upset when the podcast is late--sometimes I even forget to listen to it at all. I fully understand the upheaval caused by Bawb's passing. I do like new entries but I didn't say I was suicidal over the gap lately, I just pointed out there was one.
As a teacher and a parent of a 13 year old, however, I would rather pass on the "Sarah" blogs, and I do--I didn't even read through this last one, and as it has been pointed out, that is my choice. I'd rather read some fun comments of Regina's or another review, not "golly gee willikers, I get to go to Disneyland!" Not all teens are bad, either, I have two. But they both know how to write, catycatcat.
Robin M.

Wow....since you have a 13 year old, I'd think you'd be a bit more sensitive. Since Sarah blogs here, did it ever occur to you she might read the boards here too? Your thoughts/comments should have been addressed in an email, not posted on the boards.

UrsulasShadow
07-07-2008, 08:36 PM
I don't think that there was any "due respect" in your original post, and I find the final comment on your latest post completely disrespectful.

Respect does cover all ages, Robin. I don't feel that your posts have earned you any respect whatsoever. They're ageist and rude.

cocowum
07-07-2008, 08:39 PM
Your thoughts/comments should have been addressed in an email, not posted on the boards.

:thumbsup2 Exactly!

CalDisneyFamily
07-07-2008, 08:43 PM
I think some teens can be disney experts.

My teen could write a book about the parks... :teacher:.....he lives there...:rotfl:

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh239/CalDisneyFamily/Avatar/DisneySummer2008DoleWhip-1.jpg

M&M's
07-07-2008, 08:48 PM
Can't we all just get along?!

These types of threads don't belong here if they are going to devolve into virtual shoutfests. Take it to the Community Board!

Peace, love, and Disney! Holla. :)

Julieh22
07-07-2008, 08:49 PM
My children are still small, but I would hope that if they were a teen DIS member that they would be treated with respect.

Sarah... I love your blog entries!!!!!!!

DisneyKevin
07-07-2008, 09:01 PM
It has been suggested that we (meaning the Podcast team) have an adult perspective and sometimes fail to see things that might be important to someone in a different age range.

In an effort to cover a broader spectrum, Sarah was asked to share her opinion on a variety of subjects. Sarah's opinion is respected and valued by each of the Podcasters and we feel she does quite well with expressing herself and her ideas.

It is our intent to try and reach and include as many people, in as many age brackets as possible. In light of this information, I will suggest that you will see Sarah's thoughts and ideas expressed again as part of our blog.

I would hope that any and all of the teens who listen or read these threads feel welcome to share there thoughts and ideas.

I will also suggest that, if this is not of interest to you, that you might pass on reading that blog entry.

I will be prefectly honest and upfront in letting you know that I dont have the time to read each and every thread on this or any of the other boards. There are other times that the thread title suggests that it might about something that is outside my area of interest. I'm sure each of us self-edits in this way. However, even though a subject might not interest me, I certainly see where it might be of great interest to others and therefore has a place on these boards.

In closing, I would ask that you refrain from any personal attacks or critiques of another posters writing skills....or to put it bluntly....keep it friendly and the conversation continues.....if not, the conversation ends.

disneymom8589
07-07-2008, 10:40 PM
I enjoyed reading Sarah's blog. I wanted to make a comment to her, but couldn't figure out how to add one, so Sarah if you're reading this...you made me super excited for our trip to the DLR in December. Keep up the enthusiasm! :thumbsup2

alebisi
07-08-2008, 07:11 AM
BTW, what we need here is some Pie to settle it...

I agree let's make it lemon pie! yummmmmm...
P.s. I love the variety of the DIS , variety also means the point of view of a teenager and I just love the ideas of the Discast members.

scarlett873
07-08-2008, 07:26 AM
It has been suggested that we (meaning the Podcast team) have an adult perspective and sometimes fail to see things that might be important to someone in a different age range.

In an effort to cover a broader spectrum, Sarah was asked to share her opinion on a variety of subjects. Sarah's opinion is respected and valued by each of the Podcasters and we feel she does quite well with expressing herself and her ideas.

It is our intent to try and reach and include as many people, in as many age brackets as possible. In light of this information, I will suggest that you will see Sarah's thoughts and ideas expressed again as part of our blog.

I would hope that any and all of the teens who listen or read these threads feel welcome to share there thoughts and ideas.

I will also suggest that, if this is not of interest to you, that you might pass on reading that blog entry.

I will be prefectly honest and upfront in letting you know that I dont have the time to read each and every thread on this or any of the other boards. There are other times that the thread title suggests that it might about something that is outside my area of interest. I'm sure each of us self-edits in this way. However, even though a subject might not interest me, I certainly see where it might be of great interest to others and therefore has a place on these boards.

In closing, I would ask that you refrain from any personal attacks or critiques of another posters writing skills....or to put it bluntly....keep it friendly and the conversation continues.....if not, the conversation ends.Excellent post!

I'm with the majority here. I enjoy the different perspectives on all things Disney. Each podcast team member views things differently and it's nice to have a younger perspective on things every now and then!

Sarah is a very well spoken young person! Keep up the great work! :thumbsup2

DaParkers
07-08-2008, 07:29 AM
As a teacher and a parent of a 13 year old, however, I would rather pass on the "Sarah" blogs, and I do--I didn't even read through this last one, and as it has been pointed out, that is my choice.

Not all teens are bad, either, I have two. But they both know how to write, catycatcat.
Robin M.

As a teacher, I would like to think that you would be more sensitive to another person's "writng" skills. Is that how you respond to your students? This is not an ambuscade on your character, just letting you know that was an insolent reply. We all say things that we shouldn't. I probably do it on a daily basis. I've even been rude to people on the boards, but they were presumably adults.(I apologize to all that I have offended) Catycatcat4 said something very insightful. I would like to thank her/him for their input.

ExBellhop
07-08-2008, 09:01 AM
Are we all talking about the same Disney World? You know, that place down south where the grown-ups get to feel like kids, and (dare I say) the kids can sometimes even feel like grown-ups? We all get to escape reality down there. And when we're away from it, some of us get to obsess about it to some degree, and share our enjoyment of it with one another. Why should a kid's (teen in this case, sorry Sarah) perspective have any less validity than an adult's? Because they didn't use proper grammar? Or they're excited about Disney? Heck, I'm excited about Disney - that's why I chose to work there for awhile, and that's why I choose to spend my time here now.

I think I missed the part when I signed up at the DIS that requires me to read every single thing that is posted. Oh wait... what? I'm not required to read the blog? Sweet.

I lost my train of thought, so I have to stop.

Respectfully,
ExBellhop

Renysmom
07-08-2008, 12:25 PM
popcorn:: popcorn::