AFRAID TO POST?
April 30, 2017 9:33am CST
At Mylot we can post on any topic which is within the site's guidelines. However, there are some discussions-- safely within the guidelines - which may raise the ire of some members resulting in comments that are sometimes disparaging and rude. We are aware of the discussions which may do this, but with some others we are taken completely by surprise. I don't suppose any member would purposefully post a discussion which may end up causing him or her grief. After all - isn't it all about having fun while sharing - learning and earning?. Of course, there will be disagreements, but why not agree to disagree - nicely. Have you ever posted a discussion - then wished you hadn't? or did you ever have second thoughts about posting a discussion for fear that it may attract negative comments?
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I definitely have. I am not a person who likes confrontation and avoid it as much as possible. I would not like it if somebody was rude or if I felt attacked for something I posted. It happened on only one of my discussions so far and it really bothered me.
• Bunbury, Australia
Occasionally you see a post which seems to purposefully set out to alienate people. I've sometimes chosen titles which have been taken in a way that I hadn't intended so the discussions go off on a tangent I hadn't bargained on.
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• Midland, Michigan
I've not read this one through yet and will be editing my response after doing so, but I thought I'd beat you to the punch and get to your page before you found my newest post, but I guess I waited a nano-second too long as you already paid that one a visit. Be right back. I'm sure this has happened before, but I can't remember at present any particular time. I've thought of posting a few but decided against it. As far as writing something and not getting the comments I've expected, I don't think that happens to me much.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Probably---in a way (as 'my beliefs' tell me not to regret anything ) But 'the regret' "manifests" mostly as a reaction to 'people making false assumptions'---that I'm 'evil' because I post thoughts that side with atheists, etc.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
@Kandae11 Yeah, that happens (inspiring 'far too many' of my posts here ) when I remember kind-of playing into an 'image of me that I don't want people to have' in the interest of being "peaceable" rather than striking up a conflict; then I think about it and (not thinking much about 'the moment's situation') regret responding "gently" rather than "angrily." For instance (a minor incident, that my mind foolishly dwelt on for too long): I was on a road-trip with some friends & we stopped about 50 yards from this teepee (Native-American tent) on the side of the highway. I forget why we stopped there; but some of the friends ran over to the teepee to get their picture taken together, and I wanted to join them. But I can't run; and they didn't hear me yell for them to wait for me as I started walking over. When I was halfway across the distance to the teepee, they took the picture & dispersed! And I Should've erupted in a verbal barrage of rage! (rage at my disability, at their total indifference) ... But the part I regret most: I 'played into' their indifference! sarcastically (though they couldn't hear 'the sarcasm') telling them--when they asked me if they should've waited--"Nooo ... it's fiiiiiiiiiiine ... I just 'struggled to cross half the distance between the car and the teepee' for absolutely no reason!"
My posts do kick dust sometimes. Here is one *I had pasted something different earlier - by oversight.
I just read a post, shocked about being blocked. It is routine here. Just ignore and move on rather than creating a post about it. Or just contact another...
I once wrote a post about being blocked - nothing wrong with that. We are free to write about anything that affects us - within the guidelines. There are so many posts appearing every minute in the recent posts section - if we see something we don't want to read - we don't have to - just move on to the next one.
@Kandae11 Someone has appealed that no one should talk about earnings but there no one has said excepting me, that guidelines allow it. Depends I suppose who they respond to but not what they respond to. I do not have many supporters here but that does not bother me.
• New Delhi, India
@Kandae11 No,I have never started any such discussion.But yes,about one year back I had responded to a political discussion and a lady commented back to my response.I then commented back on her comment and she commented back to me.We were disagree with each other.I tried to justify my views by citing proof. Things came to a head when she,unable to counter me,turned rude.I had to retaliate in the same language and with that I stopped commenting back.
I am not sure why but I avoid posting articles that will generated heated discussion. Of course I a not the type to flinch from rowdy arguments but after reading some comments, I an hesitant. But maybe I should try to stir things up a bit.