OT-Sick and tired of judgement on Disney sites

Discussion in 'Disneyland Community Board' started by theworldneedscolor, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. theworldneedscolor

    theworldneedscolor DIS Veteran

    May 19, 2012
    I understand what you mean. I generally think I am able to discern between a disagreement and someone being rude. But it can be difficult through text, because you can't hear inflection, see body language, etc. Some people (including me!) are not always great at articulating their thoughts, either. So it can definitely a tricky situation. That's why, in general, I try to stay away from issues that I know will turn sour.
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  3. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    You're referring to the OP, yes? I just went and found the thread too, and I simply saw pointed questions trying to figure out the thought process.

    But I know there are people who truly do not believe they will get wet on Splash. My cousin and her husband laughed at us for wearing ponchos on Splash at WDW. They are in their 30s, have been visiting WDW since their teens, and had NEVER gotten wet on the ride. And then they went with us. pirate: Drenched. Until then they might have thought nothing about bringing just about anything on the ride, and would probably have told others to not worry about it. They've somehow managed to never notice OTHER people coming off the ride wet, which I don't get, since I saw people very very wet coming off the ride...

    The OP didn't get as wet on Grizzly as they did on Splash; I've had the opposite experience many, many times. Grizzly can get you head to do drenched, if you hit the hills just right, and if you are in the right place at the right time if they ever have the geysers going. My husband has been drenched on both, LOL.

    I've seen people getting into line at Grizzly who are looking at our sopping wet clothes (well, for me, my dripping poncho, as I'm not a fan of wet cotton clothing) and saying "uh oh" because they simply had not realized how wet they could get. I think it's pretty easy to be a bit clueless on a trip like that; things are so overwhelming.

    but anyway, I still didn't see rudeness. Just questions.

    BELLEDOZER Evil MOM reporting for duty!!

    Dec 14, 2007
    I'm the one that always get drenched from head to toe on GRR (completely soaked!), while the rest of the family barely get's wet:rotfl2::rotfl2:. No matter how many trips, this always happens. This is why I try to avoid it, and am downright paranoid about protecting my good camera on this ride.
  5. DharmaLou

    DharmaLou Once a Princess, Always a Princess

    Nov 10, 2011
    I post on about 5 different message boards, and the DIS is definitely the most well behaved, helpful and low key board of all minus one of just local friends.
  6. SaraJay

    SaraJay Earning My Ears

    Apr 18, 2011
    "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all. "

    Don't really see the point in getting into heated arguments with strangers.
  7. ClosetDisneyJunkie

    ClosetDisneyJunkie Mouseketeer

    Sep 14, 2012

    I help administrate forums relating to film and television attached to a prominent movie news website (that is known for...strong opinions) and I gotta say, from a politeness standpoint, it's like night and day. People absolutely destroy each other over there. It's moderated, and the goal is to stimulate debate not flame wars, but holy cow is it different than this place :)

    Dis boards are like a breath of fresh air! people are so nice here, generally!

    To the OP, I'm sorry if you had an experience different than mine has been in the short time I've been reading these forums. As I said, I'm always pretty amazed at how well behaved folks are here.

    A couple of things I'll note briefly, as a long time veteran of message boards, more to everyone in general as opposed to the OP per se:

    1) As someone noted, anonymity breed bravery (though I'd argue it's cowardice). Some people have a tendency to say things online that they'd never say in person. Hopefully it doesn't degenerate into flame, but it's a fact of life on the internet. Note that I'm not saying, at all, that that is the case here.

    2) Probably more important than (1): remember there is no tone or body language associated with a forum post. It is often easy to misinterpret the tone of a post that is not meant to be disparaging. Frank and honest posts or questions can easily be misconstrued without the context of tone or body language. I've done it more times than I can count. So the person asking a (possibly frank) question may not be as jerky as we may think upon initial read.

    Just my unsolicited $.02 :)


    Apologies, Color, I'm just now seeing that you posted this:

    Yes...I think that's it exactly.

    So...i have no original thoughts on this topic.

    moving on... ;)

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