Keep Your Negative Remarks to Yourself!

United States
August 29, 2016 6:14pm CST
Do you ever get responses to your discussion that do not, in any way, relate to the topic of your discussion but only criticizes the way you posted the discussion? I previously posted a discussion about an experience I had on Twitter. This one user responded to my discussion but said nothing about the topic of my discussion. It seems this user's sole purpose in responding was to tell me that I posted wrong on account that my paragraph was to long. I don't think it's all that long at all, but that's beside the point. The responder hopes I wasn't offended. I think this sort of response is rude. He/She didn't say anything about the topic I posted about, only responded to say that my post is too long and hard to read. Do you think this sort of behavior is rude?
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@JolietJake (37681)
29 Aug 16
It's not that it is too long, but it is a bit hard to read for some of us. Broken down into 2-3 paragraphs does make it easier on my eyes. anyway. I don't think they were being rude. I think perhaps they should have made their statement as an addendum to an actual response to the discussion, but that's another kettle of fish.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
If they had posted their comment as a suggestion after commenting on the actual topic, and had stated that it would be easier on their eyes, as you said, instead of telling me that it's hard to read because "online people have short attention spans", which is what this poster actually said and makes it sound like everyone online has a short attention span which is not so, then I wouldn't have thought it so rude.
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@Mike197602 (13399)
• Worcester, England
29 Aug 16
I don't care...a response is a response Even if they are abusive it's a response and I can work with it...plus responses earn for you
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Negative responses are interactions.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 16
I think it is rude unless the fault was glaringly obvious. A comment about your topic might have softened the criticism.
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@Happy2BeMe (61628)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
The comment should have been on what you posted. If they had a problem with the way your discussion was posted then they could have private messaged you and not do it as a reply to your discussion. I thought your post was just fine.
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@CinnamonGrl (5525)
• Paradise, California
29 Aug 16
Yes, I do. Someone on here does something like that once in awhile and i always go "HUH?" They could at least reply to the topic.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
29 Aug 16
In all fairness, a big block of print is hard on the eyes. I did not see your discussion about Twitter but he should have commented on that, too.
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@jaboUK (48782)
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 16
Perhaps they were genuinely trying to help you - a solid block of text can be a little off-putting. Though they could have added their comment about it after they had responded to the topic.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Perhaps, except I didn't ask for help. I post on here for fun, not to be nit picked, and I wasn't as if I'd broken any rules. That said, if they this responder had actually responded to the topic and then suggested that I break up my text more afterwards, I'd wouldn't have found it so rude.
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@zarlamain (23638)
• United States
30 Aug 16
I think I noticed this with one of your posts where a new member may have commented that your post was too long randomly. That is very annoying how that member said something like that instead of making the comment relatable to the post.
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@Susan2015 (17943)
• United States
30 Aug 16
Yes it is rude. There are a few who do that on here. The majority are wonderful on here. I think they need to keep their rudeness off the site.
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@inertia4 (26576)
• United States
30 Aug 16
That makes no sense at all. Why bother responding then. See, I don't like that either. Stick with the topic. First off, there is no such thing as a post being too long. I rather like them longer than those two sentence ones I see all the time.
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@lealuvy2j (1999)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
Did this happen on twitter or mylot? If this happened on Mylot the response from that negative person would most likely be deleted because it is against the guidelines to criticize someone's way of posting.
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