Do you consider "Yeah Right" to be an abusive answer on MyLot.com?

@umart13 (841)
Ireland
July 15, 2008 8:55pm CST
Hi! I have been a MyLot user for 10 days now and I must admit that it is growing on me. I have met some really cool people and engaged in some good discussions. Even the people who are just here to earn the cash are helpful and funny. However, I have twice received a "Yeah Right" answer to my opinion and frankly I don't like it. I was told once that a "discussion" is defined as an exchange of opinions, whereas an "argument" is an exchange of ignorance. I find "yeah right" to be pretty ignorant! Does anybody else agree or am I overreacting?
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4 responses
@RDugas (247)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I have had some "yeah right" answers and I just take them with a grain of salt. You dont know these people, you'll probably never meet any of them and they dont pay your bills. I wouldnt let it bother me one bit!
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
16 Jul 08
Hi RDugas, thanks for your answer. I suppose that's the way I should've handled it, but it really caught me offguard this morning, especialy as the discussion just related to breakfast. It's a bit like you patting a little kid on the head and then he pulls out a baseball bat and hits you with it :-) Anyway it's been a small lesson for me and like all lessons in life, we have to learn from it. Besides there are 100 good people here for every bad egg. All the best & thanks UMart
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I'm not sure if it's technically "abusive" but it's reportable. The rules state that you should not respond unless you have something of substance to add..."yeah, right" is definitely not 'substance'.
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@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
16 Jul 08
Hi again foxyfire :-) Well I can tell you. It sure felt abusive. Two words! No smileys! No substance! So I checked the answer this person was giving to the other comments. I saw loads of mini "thank you" sentences. They were in these instances not abusive, but they were tongue in cheek. I went away from my desk, had something to eat and then came back and reported it as abuse. Now I don't feel too good about it, as if I did something wrong! Thanks again! UMart
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Jul 08
If that was all of the response that was left for You,then that,to Me,would appear snarky to the point of being rude. There was nothing else? no smileys,You didn't know the person from before? Was it something in your discussion that caused this response?
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
16 Jul 08
Hi shepherdspy, thanks for your reply. There was no smiley and I did not know the person. It was one of these typical do you have breakfast topics. So I said yes I think its important to get the day off to a good start with breakfast and a shower. That is all I said and to this I got a two word "Yeah Right". Not very nice, was it? All the best! UMart
@KrauseHome (33218)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Wow!! I have never had that type of response back to any of the discussions I have posted too, and I too would find this a little offensive. Actually, if it was me, I would in turn probably try to remember that persons ID in here, and not bother posting in any of their discussions anymore. Since we have so many genuine nice people posting here in myLot all the time, why would anyone feel to be led off of here by someone who is negative. All I can say is Welcome to myLot, enjoy, have Fun, and find things in here you enjoy. Don't let the small things in here get you down.
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
16 Jul 08
Hey KrauseHome! Thanks very much for those warm words :-) I have already noticed that there are a lot of really nice people out there, who really like to give decent answers. They are from all generations and nationalities too, which I like a lot. But you are right that I shouldn't let the small things get me down. I'll put the smile back on again :-) Many thanks UMart