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    One persons rude is another persons forthright. One persons nice is smothers sickly sweet. It is how it is. Someone dropped me a pm to apologise for sonething they said. I told them honestly that I had nfi what they were talking about. There will always be, in any forum, a group that were there from early on. I remember what happened when a couple if ppl decided they didn't like how I typed. The result was a hissy fit and suicide posts from members who not long after returned as if nothing ever happened . I for one am glad of the new people here, regardless of different opinions. Iwas kicked off another forum which was based on nepotism and people getting power by donating money. Let's hope this forum never becomes that.

    This place isn't perfect but geez it's better than those lovey dovey forums and those mass marketing type forums. If you don't like it you have a couple of choices. Leave...or work to make it better. Threads like this do not build community they just tend to build ill will.

    Just IMO of course

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    I agree that it is better than huggy huggy, any posts not thought to fit in get deleted by the mods forums. It would be such a boring place if no one had differing opinions but I do agree there are good ways and bad ways to voice them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I find the feel of the forum has changed over the past few weeks.
    It's not very nice and supportive like it was once.. expect for in one elite group who seem to have barged in and claimed the place as their own.
    Elite group ?
    Barged in?
    Claimed the place as their own?
    Sorry Pugger but you will needto elaborate on it as I just dont know what you are saying.
    I havn't seen these things?

    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    One persons rude is another persons forthright. One persons nice is smothers sickly sweet. It is how it is. Someone dropped me a pm to apologise for sonething they said. I told them honestly that I had nfi what they were talking about. There will always be, in any forum, a group that were there from early on. I remember what happened when a couple if ppl decided they didn't like how I typed. The result was a hissy fit and suicide posts from members who not long after returned as if nothing ever happened . I for one am glad of the new people here, regardless of different opinions. Iwas kicked off another forum which was based on nepotism and people getting power by donating money. Let's hope this forum never becomes that.

    This place isn't perfect but geez it's better than those lovey dovey forums and those mass marketing type forums. If you don't like it you have a couple of choices. Leave...or work to make it better. Threads like this do not build community they just tend to build ill will.

    Just IMO of course
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    Threads like this do not build community they just tend to build ill will.

    They can, but only if we let them.
    On the other hand, it does bring to everyone's attention how some posters are feeling...and that is something worth bearing in mind.

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    [QUOTE=ChoppaChop;27798]Elite group ?
    Barged in?
    Claimed the place as their own?
    Sorry Pugger but you will needto elaborate on it as I just dont know what you are saying.
    I havn't seen these things?



    Second that ^ who are these people? I certainly hope I am not one of them?!?

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    I think Pug is referring to the influx of the Shar pei mob.

    The more the merrier, I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I find the feel of the forum has changed over the past few weeks.
    It's not very nice and supportive like it was once.. expect for in one elite group who seem to have barged in and claimed the place as their own.
    Well...I guess I am one of the "Elite group" members since I have only been here for what...2 weeks. I'm still not sure what it is supposed to mean and why the comment was made.

    I joined the group because I love dogs...big, small, long-haired, short-haired etc. I joined to talk to people who feel the same way as me I didn't join so I could pick a fight with every Tom, **** and Harry...just because I can!!! If I want to pick a fight...all I have to do is look at my 3 teenagers the wrong way!

    As with any group of people...we have different opinions. There are things we strongly believe in and things we absolutely hate. I didn't know when I joined that I had to ask permission from some of the members who had been here longer...whether I could voice this particular opinion or not!

    When new people join...they bring a different perspective to some thing...knowledge...opinions...thoughts...personal experiences etc. I don't expect people to agree with me!

    I will however say I was guilty too of judging Kassie to begin with! It was immature and not very nice! I don't normally judge people that way, but after receiving PM after PM with blabber...I kinda went...AARRGGHHHH! I am after all only human.

    I have had discussions with Occy. Yep...I thought she was opinionated. But then I started reading what she was writing and realised...her opinion, not mine...she is entitled to have her opinion! When she was talking about prong collars...obviously she knew, because she had tried one!

    Hyacinth...I think your comments in the other thread was put there to pick a fight. I can't see why else you would have put them there! You could have sent a PM to me instead of saying it in the Forum.

    Puggerup...I have no idea why I am on your ignore list...since I haven't said ONE word to you...but that is ok

    It is your prerogative whether I am on your ignore list or not. The reason why I don't have anybody on my ignore list is...I would hate to miss out on a post that might have some good information I haven't thought of and I could use with my dogs.

    I don't open my eyes in the morning...rub my hands together and think...now, who can I piss off today and who's life can I make miserable?

    I enjoy this Forum...I enjoy hearing people's opinion and thoughts. I enjoy learning new things and seeing things from different perspectives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I think Pug is referring to the influx of the Shar pei mob.

    The more the merrier, I say.
    Ah well, nice while it lasted, but dammed if i'll apologise for having a shar-pei.

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    I didn't ever think there was something wrong with the forum.
    This whole time, I've thought thats what we were doing. Being a forum.
    Even throughout the prong collar thread, I didn't mind that people got heated, I didn't think anything of it.

    As for whether to reply or not. I'll usually say I'm withdrawing from the discussion/argument, but sometimes if I read something, theres no way I can't reply. I like to think im fair, and can stay calm and see from other peoples perspective, but I don't know, could be completely different from another pair of eyes!
    The only time I can recall flying off the handle is with Malinois.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeiLuver View Post
    Ah well, nice while it lasted, but dammed if i'll apologise for having a shar-pei.

    Hell no, why should you. I just wrote what it was I assumed she was meaning.

    Maybe she also means me as I have only been here a month. Who knows.

    My personal comment was the more, the merrier.....everyone is welcome.

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