Photographing Cats

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
schmegg Veteran Member • Posts: 5,768
Re: Don't you guys get it?

ultimitsu wrote:

Press Correspondent wrote:

Indeed. But then again we can't kiss every butt either.

No one is asking anyone to kiss butt. if you see an thread that you do not like, or is not interested, just say nothing, it cost you zero effort to do.

There is a certain culture on this forum. Most people are nice, but some like "pixel me" call others "idiots" in every post.

discussions and debates can get personal, that much we all accept, people who engage in such mutual hostility generally understand and accept that is what they get. But existence of that type of exchanges is no excuse for people to bash naive and innocent threads such as this one.

If the OP is such a delicate flower to be offended by a "hoax" comment after posting a silly question, then perhaps she is right that a public firum may be too much for her to take.

This proposition is exactly what is wrong with this forum. OP should not have to put up with the attacks seen in this thread just because the question was deemed "silly". Furthermore, what may appear silly to a forum veteran is not necessarily silly to others. For someone who have not bought a DSLR for 8 years and who clearly have some money to spend, not knowing if her next upgrade should a low end or high end camera is completely normal.

What ulti says is absolutely true. It doesn't hurt to take one second to consider your posts before you make them. Doing so will lead to a better forum for us all.

The forum posting rules are an excellent place to start if you are looking for guidance on what should be considered acceptable.

Rule 5 addresses the point now being discussed in this thread ...

"Be civil. Anyone being rude, abusive, calling names or generally trying to stir up trouble will not be tolerated. If you think someone is wrong it may be because they are new. Don't jump on them, think first. If you are repeatedly abusive you will be banned from these forums. Specific behaviour that will not be tolerated and will result in post removal / banning includes:

  • Bashing: Deliberately and repeatedly bashing the same brand, product or company. If you have a complaint or comment to make, make it once and make sure you have facts to support it.
  • Flaming: Insulting, abusive, malicious, personal attacks.
  • Trolling: Deliberately antagonizing other forum users by posting 'flame bait.'
  • Swearing: Using profanity (or changing characters to bypass our profanity filters)"

Having said all that, in this particular case I think the OP overreacted. I don't see anything that should have caused the reaction it did in the posts above the point where she 'left the building'.

A little bit of thick skin doesn't go astray either!

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