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Old 06-20-2013, 06:57 AM   #76
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I also think that they target people also.

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This is so true. Sometimes I wonder if there is even mods on here. It seems like they are not very consistent in their weeding out the posts that break the rules.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:04 AM   #77
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I read your entire upgrade request thread.

I didn't see a single rude post. You have very specific requirements for a room, yet said those requirements were out of your budget. You then asked what the chances were of getting an upgrade to that room.

Everybody told you, very politely, that you cannot count on a free upgrade. They suggested that if you have to have that room, it is best to just go ahead and pay for it.

I cannot see what was rude about that. It was just fact. Would you have preferred everybody lie to you and say "oh yes, everybody gets pixie dust at check-in?"

Having read some other threads that can get nasty when somebody asks how to get something extra for nothing - your thread was the epitome of politeness.

You took the advice and paid for the level you require. Sounds like you got sound advice for the best possible result of getting the room you want.
I posted on that thread so I was puzzled when this one popped up. I thought that folks were nice and tried to be helpful so that the OP knew what she could expect. I never will understand why people ask for advice or information and then are upset when the feedback is not what they wanted to hear. It is my opinion that if you are going to do what you want to do no matter what anyone has to say, then just do it. Do no task for advice if all you want is validation.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #78
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There was a debate board?????

Oh man, that could entertain my entire day!

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:25 AM   #79
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I didn't see anything "downright rude" or "venomous" on the upgrade thread. Even snarky is a bit of a reach.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:29 AM   #80
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You're mean.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:43 AM   #81
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It is posts like this that make me grateful my family is snarky and mocks each other.

It has given me a tough skin so I can take other opinions or even rudeness without getting upset.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:27 AM   #82
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I just read the upgrade thread. Only one or two responses would I consider only remotely rude and they were just because eye-rolls were used. Probably a good thing OP isn't sticking around.

And, yes, her two posts on here were far ruder than anything anyone said to her on the upgrade thread.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #83
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What years did the debate board exist?
It was alive and well in 2000/2001. But I think it went away within a year or two after that. Hmmm...I'm thinking it disappeared during, or just after, an election year. I was SO disappointed. I'm fascinated with the art of debate (not that I'm particularly good at it.) And you know what else? I am open minded and CAN be persuaded. I'm always interested in the viewpoints of others and I find that hearing arguments from all sides makes ME a more intelligent person.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:57 AM   #84
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Closing the DB moved all the meanies over to the CB. lol
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #85
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It was alive and well in 2000/2001. But I think it went away within a year or two after that. Hmmm...I'm thinking it disappeared during, or just after, an election year. I was SO disappointed. I'm fascinated with the art of debate (not that I'm particularly good at it.) And you know what else? I am open minded and CAN be persuaded. I'm always interested in the viewpoints of others and I find that hearing arguments from all sides makes ME a more intelligent person.
I can't remember when they closed but I do remember the political debates on THIS board , during an election year, which caused the NO POLITICS rule.

I miss that debate board. Wish they would bring it back . It always fascinates me to hear other people's views. But like the saying goes,
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #86
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I know people like this in real life, too. (My sisinlaw, for one), They ask for your opinion, but really just want you to agree with them. When you don't, they get upset. However, this board in particular has taken it to an art form. Some one posts a "question." They get all types of responses. The OP is given advice that is contrary to what the poster wants to do. She perceives this as criticism and her feelings get hurt. She lashes back on the thread which escalates the cycle. Others state the contrary position more forcefully and things go downhill.

The sad thing is that there is often really good advice being given out, but since it doesn't parallel what the poster wants to believe, they react negatively.

My advice is not to post unless you REALLY want to hear what others think. If someone disagrees with you, stop posting and think about what's being said objectively.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #87
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The DISboards are a lot like my place of employment. When you throw out a question, there are some people who are ALWAYS going to be nice to you, no matter what. There are some people who are the curmudgeonly type and are always going to be crusty. Etc. You can't take it personally. It's just the way people are.

When you're around those people long enough you get to know their idiosyncracies. And for the most part you find something to like about each person.

I can understand how it can be overwhelming initially. When you come into a community of any type there is an adjustment as you learn the mores and the habits of the community. It just takes a while.

I don't think the OP should write the DIS off so quickly. I've found it to be much, much more civil than many other online communities! An example: I was called a "*****" <*delete>, on Yahoo! message boards for commenting on something random. Nobody would get away with that here. Try it and you'll see very quickly how well the moderating is done on the DIS!

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Old 06-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #88
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Maybe we just need a special board on here....could be called "The Total Agreement Board". The responder would have to choose his/her answer from the following list:

1. Me, too!
2. That happened to me, too!
3. I totally agree with you!
4. My husband/wife/child/mother-in-law does the same thing!
5. That's the one I bought!
6. I didn't buy that one, but I wish I had!
7. I would have handled it the same way!
8. Yes, what (fill in the blank) did was tacky!
9. No, what you did wasn't at all tacky!
10. You are absolutely right!
11. You did the right thing!
12. Generic smiley face and/or thumbs up symbol.

Extra !!!'s are optional.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:07 PM   #89
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I'm a moderator on a teacher forum and we deal with much the same over there.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:08 PM   #90
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[QUOTE=ckay87;48731690]It was alive and well in 2000/2001. But I think it went away within a year or two after that. QUOTE]

I remember it from 2004 when I first got here. That was "some place" and as a newby I walked WAY around it.
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