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    Meh

    No matter how carefully I think a post through - it can still be misunderstood, or key bits of it skipped. And people can react in ways I didn't expect. If they're laughing, that's ok, but if they're outraged - and I didn't intend that - then ouch. But I can't take responsibility for their choice, even if I have to live with it. I can do my bit to avoid making it worse, ie refraining from posting a reactive response to someone else's outrage. And sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.

    And I've been guilty of not reading enough of a post or series of posts to get the full story before I respond in a way that might be less than friendly.

    I get vaguely peeved when I make a suggestion that I intend to be helpful, and the person I address it to - gets upset. For example. I can't read Goodiesgirl's hot pink posts. They might look ok on a Mac but they don't look good on my monitor. Although Goodiesgirl might take that on board gracefully - other people get outraged when I make similar suggestions.

    I do find it interesting that every time anyone starts a thread about being more courteous on this forum, someone else takes it as a personal attack, and "returns fire". If you've read more than one thread around here, you'll notice that many of us have our moments. To paraphrase a famous quote, Let the person who has never been hypocritical cast the first insult?

    And a word from the spelling nazi in me.
    "Hypocrite" - meaning pretending to be good when you are not, is not phonetic.

    And a word from the trivia nut in me
    Hippocratic oath - was named for a Greek guy Hippocrates - who came up with the idea that all medical doctors should agree to do no (deliberate) harm to their patients. The opposite of what a hypocrite does.

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - Memorable quotes
    I like this bit...
    Dennis: Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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    I do find it interesting that every time anyone starts a thread about being more courteous on this forum, someone else takes it as a personal attack, and "returns fire". If you've read more than one thread around here, you'll notice that many of us have our moments. To paraphrase a famous quote, Let the person who has never been hypocritical cast the first insult?

    Hmmm. Yes, very interesting.

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    I agree with the assumptions. In a vent i posted i was slammed by someone who made so many assumptions they actually tipped the scales in terms of the information i gave vs the scenario they had 'made'.. it might it quite confusing, frustrating and most of all b****y annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I'm amazed that you wish to ascertain which was the first that I noticed, which was the last etc Anne.

    You obviously believe it was your comment that prompted this thread, and you are entitled to your opinion. It doesn't matter what I say in regards to that, you seem to have that opinion so firmly entrenched, so you are welcome to it.

    Yes, your comment made me think, absolutely. Then I checked another thread that I had posted in late last night, and a comment in that thread was what prompted me to instigate this one. For your information, the comment that concerned me was actually posted BY ME!
    Reading it again today, I realised that the OP could possibly take it VERY differently to how I meant it. Food for thought for me, and IMO many others should do too.
    *scratches bum*
    Sorry - what? I didn't take exception to anything you said - another poster was assuming a hell of a lot of stuff without knowing the situation.

    IMO I am not a hypocrit - so if it is me you are accusing, well, you're wrong

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    No no Occy. Wasn't referring to that thread at all. I have no doubt whatsoever that if you took issue with something I said you'd confirm first. So nope. It was a newbie I replied to, and reading it again in the light of day (and a damned good sleep lol) it didn't look so good (what I'd written.)

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