What do you do? You know what is being said behind the scenes, but can not use that information!!! People send PM's ranting about this member and that member instead of actually telling THEM why they have a problem. You are being called all sorts of things, but can not "out" those members. At least peiluver put hers in the visitors messages for everybody to see...I don't know if it is her view or not!
I can't stand people who will pretend to be all nicey nicey in public and then be downright disgusting when in PM's. If I have a problem with people...I'll tell them and why...AND it will sound the same in public as it does in private! I might be opinionated...strong-willed...stubborn...passionate etc etc, but I am NOT two-faced!
I don't like putting people on ignore! Like I have said before...I would hate missing out on some good information and/or advice. However...I now have 6 people on ignore...they will stay there, because in my opinion...they have nothing to offer that is remotely useful!
So I am a troublemaker...or so I have heard and so is Aussie Floyd! It is interesting...what is one person's informative...is another person's troublemaker! Sure there are clashes of opinion like I had with Peter70...that doesn't mean I sent PM's to every Tom, D*ck and Harry calling him all sorts of nasty things. How can I really...when I don't know him! I know we disagreed on that particular topic...that's it! I know what I thought about his points of view and I told him!
I had huge clashes with Occy when I first arrived here (standing up for another member). Does that mean I don't like Occy? Nope, it just meant we disagreed on those issues. I had clashes with members standing up for other members, but quickly found out...it's a dog-eat-dog world in here and what these members say in public doesn't match what is being said in private and I refuse to be a part of that! I disagree with AF on some thing...I like Cesar Millan...she hates him. I think prong collars are a tool that can be used in the right situation...she hates them with a passion. I can't help wonder why AF and I have been put in the same basket...we are not the same person!
Define troublemaker! Was it when I said to Puggerup...don't write to Occy..she can't hear you (when Puggerup on a regular basis made everybody know that Occy had her on ignore...that she had already apologised etc etc)...was it when I said to Peter...I think you are irresponsible if you breed your boy if he is not good breeding stock and that I hate BYB's? Was it when I said to Peter...you are on ignore and then said...you are not on ignore, which really is my prerogative and his prerogative whether he wants to respond to me or not?
Was it when I stood up for DA when she was getting a "flogging" from another member? Or when I stood up for Di-Dee at the beginning regarding "her" bitch being pregnant with an oops litter? It could have been when Puggerup made fun of Kassie and the way she spells (and her comprehension skills) and then laughing about it and I told her the post was unnessecary?!? It could of course be when I got cranky with Kassie for lying and the conditions her dogs/puppies live in.
Maybe it was when I offered to help SPRV with inspections etc in the Newcastle area when she needs it? Or when I fiercely protect my breed in fear it will be the next on the BSL list! It could also be when I get "personal" with Judge about her litter of Pitt Bull puppies. It most definitely has to be when "blue-gama" was here and threatened to kill my dogs and I snapped!
Do I get "over-passionate" sometimes...for sure! Do I tell things the way I see it...hell yes! Did I stand up for other members when I thought they had been treated poorly...sure, but that will not happen anymore, because it always comes back to bite me in the arse!
Am I perfect? Hell no ...and I don't pretend to be either!
Phew...I needed that!