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Oct 4, 2010 @ 10:58 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
Gallows_Humor


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very true...

sorry to say...
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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:01 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
Suthn_Man


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I'd have to agree with some of what DR said.

There are some prima donas tendencies here. And there are those who want to control more than they should, including things like who comes and goes and what gets posted and what doesn't. Even what political party dominates. I think pretty much everybody is at least somewhat aware of that.

We should never get in that mode IMHO. Its a level playing field. MD is known elsewhere for that particular characteristic.

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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:13 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
missliss78


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For once I am kinda sorta agreeing with Angel.

I'm sorry, but I think y'all are being a li'l harsh on those of us who don't care to participate in the "deeper" threads here or whatever.

I certainly do not begrudge anyone posting on any topic they wish to within the parameters MD sets, but I also like to be able to avoid certain topics or mindsets as well. That is one of the reasons I finally ventured into the forums here. I realized I could pick & choose where to post or read.

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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:18 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
Suthn_Man


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MissLiss, I don't think anyone suggested you should do anything other than that.

I wonder if you may have somehow misread his post? Or mine perhaps? And I don't think anyone in particular was mentioned, were they?

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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:20 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
Gallows_Humor


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There are some prima donas tendencies here.

I have not found this to be true...



And there are those who want to control more than they should, including things like who comes and goes and what gets posted and what doesn't.

you mean like this thread ?

http://www.matchdoctor.com/thread_6_39886_1/Good_manners_Good_behaviour.html

Even what political party dominates.

not as far as I can see..what I know is that when people start spinning the truth.. they should expect to be called on it...

I think pretty much everybody is at least somewhat aware of that.

yes..yes we are....
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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:23 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
missliss78


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You are correct, Suthn....no one particular was mentioned, but unfortunately fingers have been pointed at me before. I have never meant to infer that people shouldn't discuss what they wish to discuss or post about, but my words have been twisted to such meaning. I just wanted to make sure my point was clear, I guess.
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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:36 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
DiamondRain


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It isn't any member's job to create someplace "fun" for any other members to post. Members create threads and write posts that are agreeable to them. It's not their job to consult any other members first to find out if they approve and find it "fun."

You see this over and over everywhere there are forums. Some people participate in the forums without complaints, and other people spend a good portion of their time complaining about what other people are doing. The only point of view they are happy with is theirs and anyone else who enjoys something they don't is inferior and should shut up. And they call those people childish?!

Why not expend that energy posting something you think is "fun," instead of complaining about what other people enjoy and trying to take it away from them? Lot's of people post lots of posts and topics I don't like or have any interest in. Big deal. I'm not going to try to stop them, nor would I even want to. Nor am I going to have a hissy fit and threaten to take my toys and leave. Why should what I like be the only thing allowed, that's just beyond the pale self centered. There is plenty of room for everyone. Live and let live, and, if you don't like it ... good riddance.

[Edited on 10/4/2010 11:42 PM]
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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:39 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
Suthn_Man


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Oh, okay I understand MissLiss.

I wasn't aware of that, and sorry it may have seemed that way at some point.

But I don't think that was the case here. Nor was it intended to be.

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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:44 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
gunn12fan


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I'm still here.
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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:45 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
Jankia


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DR-
and other people spend a good portion of their time complaining about what other people are doing

Yea...its like the folks that complain about all the political or religious banter in the General Forum.
Notice how many new threads are started about anything else by the same folks?
I dont.

Heck Devonguy started a thread about "nice" stuff.
Nobody had anything nice to add to it...yet.
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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:54 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
DiamondRain


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I just don't get it. If people don't like the religious and political discussion, why don't they just ignore it?

And if they want to talk about something else, why don't they just start a thread about it.

Some people enjoy the discussions about politics and economics, that's why there are threads about those topics. Why are some people so fixated on taking that enjoyment away from those people just because it isn't their area of interest.

I find that unacceptable and frankly have no sympathy for them. If they are that self centered that they can't allow other people here to enjoy themselves without freaking out, I think it is better for all concerned, including themselves, for them to stay away.

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.
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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:54 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
Suthn_Man


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HiYa Gunn!


We folks have to admit, DR is making some sense here.

Its not the end of the world, but it could be better and a more harmonious place, with some of those thoughts in mind.

There are certainly those who don't like harmony very much, but most of us do.

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Oct 4, 2010 @ 11:58 PM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
signme


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Some of us have tried to start other threads but for some reason, I guess because they're not controversial enough, they go nowhere.

I understand what Angel and Miss are talking about. They enjoy the threads where quick little comments flow back and forth, not paragraph after paragraph of debate. I prefer not to debate my life and beliefs, they are mine, I don't really care what anyone else thinks of them. But I used to enjoy the flirting that went on here and I miss it a lot.
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Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:03 AM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
missliss78


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There are certainly those who don't like harmony very much, but most of us do.

I'm a harmony lover!
And I am guilty, as Mr. Jankia pointed out of not starting threads here of late.
I've created a few over time & I've participated in a few more...such as this one.
I simply participate less here than in the past as I have found more of that harmony elsewhere. I'll not be leaving MD though, despite some wishes. I've been here a long time & it's sort of like "the old home place." You don't live there anymore, but you keep an eye on it.
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Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:06 AM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
DiamondRain


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I don't have any interest at all in cats (nothing personal Sign as I see you posted while I was writing this ).

So if someone starts a thread about cats, or how about 5 different threads:

*My favorite breed of cat

*What I like best about cats

*What famous celebrity does your cat resemble?

*Why cats are better than dogs

I wouldn't be interested in spending 5 seconds in any of these threads.

So I am going to threaten to leave over them? And I would expect people to feel sorry for me for wanting to leave because of this?

Frankly, I don't think the way the forums are is a problem. I think it's more that some people need therapy.
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Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:08 AM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
DiamondRain


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Some of us have tried to start other threads but for some reason, I guess because they're not controversial enough, they go nowhere.

OK... fair enough. That means not enough people are interested in those topics.

So what are some suggesting? That only the unpopular threads should be allowed to stay?
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Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:13 AM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
signme


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DR I don't think I've ever started a thread about cats.(I can't really remember though, so maybe I did one.) I've blogged about my cats, sure. But I'm allowed to blog about whatever I want. Like I just stated, I'm not a big fan of heavy debating. I'll read the first sentence or two then that's it. I'm not going to read a novel someone wrote stating why they are right about everything. I'M not even right about everything! LOL
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Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:15 AM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
DiamondRain


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Actually I love cats... I just don't love reading about or discussing them.

But if you, or anyone else does, that is great with me! I just wish others felt the same about topics I enjoy.

[Edited on 10/5/2010 12:18 AM]
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Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:17 AM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
signme


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So you've never read any of my cat blogs, huh??
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Oct 5, 2010 @ 12:18 AM Why are all the Awesome people leaving MD?    
DiamondRain


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That's probably why I am still so dull and uninformed.
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