AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!

By JJ
@JolietJake (39992)
February 25, 2016 3:54am CST
Have you ever seen posts full of incorrect information that make you want to rip your hair out? (As you can tell by my avatar, I have seen lots of them ) What makes it so irritating (to me) is you can tell the person countless times that they are wrong, show the person proof that they are wrong...and still, they continue on their merry way sowing things...that...are...simply...not...true. I know, I know...I shouldn't let it bother me...but it does. (This might explain my high blood pressure at the doctor ) And then you see a dozen people responding to the post saying "Oh, I never knew that, thanks for the info" So now THEY are going to go around spreading this misinformation as well. (It's kind of like people talking about Obama's birth certificate ) Sorry...I know it really doesn't do any good to complain, I just needed to rant here so I didn't do it on someone's discussion
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@LadyDuck (118864)
• Switzerland
25 Feb 16
I have seen those posts, especially those pretending to teach you how to cure every illness, lower your blood pressure, have a perfect diet, lower your cholesterol... some even cites Dr. Who as a reliable source.
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
I know how to cure every illness, lower your cholesterol AND blood pressure, in one simple way. Stop eating. Of course, then you'll die sooner or later, but it'll stop all those things...
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@marlina (60998)
• Canada
25 Feb 16
I see those people affirming stuff that they themselves read somewhere on the Net and they are so gullible,. they try to make us believe it too.
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@LadyDuck (118864)
• Switzerland
25 Feb 16
@marlina Yes and they also insist that those methods work.
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@Shiva49 (9235)
• Singapore
25 Feb 16
I understand your angst. It is basic courtesy to give information that are correct after verification. It is easy to lose credibility. It is not being fair to the site too - siva
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@Marty1 (25722)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Feb 16
@Shiva49 it is only fair to give credible information. I try best to give credible info to mylot.. I am sorry if I ever gave wrong information, it was unintentional!
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@Shiva49 (9235)
• Singapore
26 Feb 16
@Marty1 I too might have given wrong information and that is unintentional. We all need to take care as we have a responsibility to the readers and the site - siva
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@Shiva49 Not everyone is perfect here. I just wanted to share what i know about alternative medicine and if anyone here has tried it like me. If i gave out wrong informaiton then i am ready to accept corrections.
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• United States
25 Feb 16
Preaching to the Choir. Of course it does no good to complain either way. Can't fix Stupid.
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
I'm not trying to fix it, just duck tape its mouth shut
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• United States
25 Feb 16
@JolietJake I guess one can never be too blue.
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@jstory07 (57304)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Feb 16
I used to say you can't fix stupid when people would shoplift right in front of me
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@Morleyhunt (15946)
• Canada
25 Feb 16
It's like those who blindly share everything the read on Facebook. The media is much to blame, but really, most people should spend a moment doing some research.
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@stringer321 (2747)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
25 Feb 16
I really understand you. There was a lecturer called Einav Gand Galili, she talked about cyber security. You can look for that lecture at youtube and activate the English subtitles. Her lecture was full of mistakes and many professionals and engineers pointed her mistakes after the lecture. Her lecture is a total joke. Guess what ? She sued more than 25 people for criticizing her lecture. Some are reporters, some are bloggers and some are just regular internet users, like us... Who knows what happened with that sue. That sue is meant to stop the bloggers and others from pointing her mistakes and shut their mouth up. There is an internet group that decided to defend against such kind of sues. The bottom line is to doubt and use critical thinking. Read more information from other sources, see if it all fits together. Many people can write and talk and we have to investigate what they say.
@paigea (21035)
• Canada
25 Feb 16
Very good points.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
1 Mar 16
@paigea Thank you. It bothers me a little when people tell incorrect things. Even the guide at the computer class in my city, he tells about the disk on key memory (flash if I'm correct) that it contains huge tables of logarithms... I asked him what are those logarithm tables all about ? What did he mean ? Do you know any people that tell wrong things or incorrect things sometimes ?
@allknowing (55192)
• India
25 Feb 16
This will be like the 'wolf' wolf' kind of situation. No one will trust you again. Then do not blame anyone, unless the doctor told you to do it before checking your bp just like my doctor tells me to go up and down a couple of steps as fast as I can before he checks me
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
Kind of hard to check your resting blood pressure by making you do something before checking it, maybe you need a new doctor
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@allknowing (55192)
• India
25 Feb 16
@JolietJake That comes later after resting.
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• Philippines
25 Feb 16
report them and let the admin deal with them, like the way you used to deal with me
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Ohhh... did you post discussions with incorrect information @Letranknight2015? Are you guilty of dissiminating incorrect information here on mylot?
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@JolietJake (39992)
26 Feb 16
@mammots He got soundly spanked by me when he was first a member here
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• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@mammots I violated a rule, i didn't know, then big lamb here @JolietJake went on big giving me a warning about the violation. oh, boy was I mad for days
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@silvermist (15815)
• India
25 Feb 16
@JolietJake Do you feel better now? Your rants are not going to change the situation.Such persons will continue posting these discussions,
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
It was either this, or go outside and scream really loud to let the pressure off, and since it's 4 in the morning, I'd probably wake up the neighbors
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@silvermist (15815)
• India
25 Feb 16
@JolietJake Oh.no do not do that.There are posts not only about curing illnesses,but how to calculate the earnings for each of ''our''activities.Personally I think it is not worth bursting our arteries.I see such persons so cocksure of everything.They have no doubts,they will not listen to any body.
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
@silvermist I wonder if they listened when Admin deleted their post?
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@tarotmore (114)
• Seattle, Washington
25 Feb 16
I heard somewhere that presenting information counter to someone's beliefs will make them cling tighter to those beliefs. It's hard for us to question themselves sometimes. We also make genuine mistakes. And that then leaves us with the idiots who never bother to educate themselves. It also drives me nuts when people dispense misinformation. While I'm not one to really argue with someone about it- I tend to say my two cents and leave it at that- it's still a pet-peeve of mine. One that gets to me is trying to use the 2nd law of thermodynamics to disprove evolution. Basically it goes, "since energy "breaks down" over time, and becomes more chaotic, evolution must be wrong because evolution says organisms start off simple and become more complex, which means it's moving in a direction not allowed for by physics." Now, I am by no means physics expert, but I know enough to realize this arguement makes no sense. There are times when you just have facepalm, lol.
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
Hmmm...it seems like both theories could be compatible, at different times, to some discussions...some break down and become chaotic, some evolve and become more complex
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@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
26 Feb 16
I commiserate with you on this. I've also learned that when you provide the correct information you make no friends among the people who wanted to believe the misrepresentation.
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
My hair is very precious and i dont like to elevate my blood pressure so i dont let these kind of posts bother me.
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@rosekiss (30152)
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Feb 16
I haven't come acroos discusssons like that yet, but from what you saying, it sounds like a total nightmare. I don't understand why people give misinformation, especially after they have been told they are misinformed. People need to get their facts straght before they ever say post in here. I know I am the type of person, that if I am wrong, I want somebody to tell me that I am wrong, ane believe me, I won't repeat the same thing again, as I want to get things right to begin with. I doi appreciate all the infor you have give me, as it has been very much appreciated, and thank you for sugggesting the new site. It is great and I love it.
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@Platespinner (18096)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
25 Feb 16
You really need to stop taking things so calmly. Bottled up frustration is bound to blow sometime.
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@PainsOnSlate (19034)
• Canada
26 Feb 16
My favorite AAARRRRRGH... I use it all the time I see the posts that you are talking about, I read them and leave a comment that says I didn't know tthat and move on knowing I don't believe them and I could care less. It's just not worth high blood pressure on social media, it's full of disparate people who post trash because they don't know better...That's why my blood pressure is normal, try it, you'll like it
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@JolietJake (39992)
26 Feb 16
I've never been very good at being 'normal'
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• Canada
26 Feb 16
@JolietJake I know, being normal is a bit boring...
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• United States
25 Feb 16
i feel this way quite oft 'n learnt to jest avoid those folks like the plague. they seem to feed'pon such antics.
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
I can't help it, I just get drawn to them somehow...
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• United States
25 Feb 16
@JolietJake i hear ya. ya jest gotta recall that the only person ya can change's yerself :D
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@Lucky15 (33712)
• Philippines
25 Feb 16
Hahaha. At least you make one at their expense
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@JolietJake (39992)
25 Feb 16
Maybe I just drink too much cougheee...
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@Lucky15 (33712)
• Philippines
25 Feb 16
@JolietJake their wonders have gone too far then assume. Hahaha Lessen that coffee
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@Daljinder (19767)
• India
26 Feb 16
Its better to rant here than get it bottled up and explode later on...
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@JolietJake (39992)
26 Feb 16
In the older versions, we couldn't delete discussions...I used to blow up here and then report my own discussions so Admin would delete them
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@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
27 Feb 16
did you told them that they are wrong? if i were you, i would tell them frankly!
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Feb 16
This was a good way to express your frustration and tell how you feel.
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• United States
26 Feb 16
Some of them get the info from God knows where and think it's correct....sometimes they need to use a little common sense.
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