Arguments in the Challenges - COVID Stress?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Tropicalmemories, Sep 20, 2020.

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  1. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    To answer your question, no that's not what I think and that's absolutely not what I said. You also omitted and ignored a very important detail that I did say, as I did not simply state that I have a distaste for censorship, I also finished that sentence with "over the sake of cushioning one's needless sensitivity to someone simply disagreeing with them, because it's just that: someone disagrees." I was trying to understand how living in a country with so much needless censorship is relevant to why you believe the horrible red X of disagreement is so awful when the context of the discussion is whether it should be removed from the site because a few people take offense to it, as I believe doing so is also needless censorship, simply because some people choose to interpret in a way that causes them to completely blow it out of proportion because they can't handle a simple "disagree". That's all.


     
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    I am sure, Mr. Ostergren that there are issues within your life that upset you and I would consider being "blown out of proportion". It is what it is, I suppose. Am happy we had this discussion though and I still love your work. ;-) Be well, gotta go teach journalism students about censorship (hahaha! I promise.).
     
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    What does Bama have to do with that??? Hahaha! Anything to dig in, right? :) . You have to understand the mindset of the drivers here in China. There are only 10% of the population here that has a car, so they consider themselves "elite" and because of that they feel they have "priority" over everyone else on the road. In the last month, I have had about 6 close calls with cars speeding or not giving right-of-way as they should. The big issue with this is that there is no traffic enforcement in the cities, so people just run wild. Kinda like the cows in the Auburn city limits. :)
     
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  4. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    OK Mr. Dawg1, have fun with that. Thanks.
     
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    Watch it now, there might be some lurkers that would get offended by that and hit you with the RED X. :allteeth: With season openers this weekend, smack talk is firing up here. You know why Bear Bryant kept calling Auburn that "Cow College?".........................."Because all the bull is in Tuscaloosa".

    BAMA plays MIZZOU Saturday, should be interesting, I'll either be hiding or bragging after. :apathy:
     
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    I take it none of y'all are America's Got Talent fans

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
     
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    Space Face Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If it's anything like it is here in the UK it's a sham, fraud and extremely contrived.
     
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    Yo Pixeldawg1 at least in Bama you get an education.

    Here in between the student protests against censorship while shutting down a speaker you don't like, you get ripped off with a trip to Scottland and bad BB players!!!


    :)

     
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    Sometimes two individuals just rub each other the wrong way, and are compelled to push each other's buttons-including the red X. That's okay.
    I think it would be fun to have an over the top critique section similar to the old SNL "point/counterpoint". I want to be, like, " @Derrel you ignorant slut! More contrast!"

    I commented in this thread to support @gk fotografie because I believe he is good for the forum. Maybe not always so much for the exchange of pleasantries, but for being a prolific participant. Nearly unmatched. Not only for sharing his own unique work like most of us, but for encouraging others through his challenges, top 3 threads, always making nominations, etc. Spending time to aid others is pretty darn friendly.

    To comment quickly on the OP: I will be the first to admit to many outside influences that can affect both the extent of my participation and my demeanor at TPF. I've had some heavy, heavy things going on in my personal life and surely I'm not alone. Add Covid and everything else...sometimes it isn't easy to be human. Sometimes it's easy to be snarky. I'll try to give people a break when needed and hope for the same consideration.
     
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  10. SquarePeg

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    @zulu42 love love love the SNL idea. Maybe post something in the just for fun section. I’d be happy to contribute to that thread.

    gk is a valued member of the forum. His passionate posts!!!!! are always interesting to read and I look forward to seeing his photos in the challenges.

    There are different “rules” for the various challenges and POTM contests and they are spelled out in the lead posts but it’s easy to miss them in one’s enthusiasm to participate. I find a gentle reminder to be sufficient but everyone has their own style. The internet is not an easy place for the easily offended.
     
  11. Dean_Gretsch

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    @zulu42 That's when SNL was funny! I never missed a show, if I could help it.
     
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    And even though asked to provide some kind of written rebuttal, not one single character has been posted since--not a period ,not a letter, not a word,not a sentence, not a paragraph.

    In my opinion this is a great example of passive aggressive behavior.
     
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