so you think people are too afraid to post because of the critics?

United States
January 16, 2007 12:46am CST
D o you think people are feeling scrutinized about their postings? Are you afraid to start a new topic?
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Somewhat, a few might be feeling that way. I find it easier to post to topics then start new ones. Only a certain number of new topics ever get attention. If someone criticizes my posts, it doesn't bother me. I cannot worry about trying to control another's opinions. The only opinion that counts is the one I have of myself. That is true for all, how we think of ourselves is most important.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I really like the wide topic range, that is what keeps it interesting. I know I am older so it surely wont be the first time that I was critiqued.
@Chapman15 (1503)
• United States
16 Jan 07
No, I really don't care if someone is offended or upset with something I write, as long as it is written respectfully! The only time I get upset anymore is when someone doesn't answer the question that I asked, which shows they didn't read my post!
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• United States
17 Jan 07
That is true. You have made a good point and we do have to watch that. I am also trying to be the best I can at answering posters.
@uvacerba (427)
• Italy
16 Jan 07
it depends on the points of view task that many persons have more advantage to express themselves..
• United States
17 Jan 07
I enjoy hearing the wife variety of opinions.I ts very educational and entertaining. I would like to see more responses to some of the good posts that just kinda get passed by.
@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
16 Jan 07
No not really afraid to start new topics but I'm just disappointed with how few answers I receive to the discussions i start and consider as good, sometimes i have good ideas to start discussions but tells myself what the point if no one is interested, people just want to post to easy and silly discussions and good members don't arrive to my discussions because they are never visible in "top discussions", somehow i enjoy it more replying to other members discussions than posting mine and I'm not afraid to post my real views even if it will make the discussions owner gives me a - if I'm criticizing or opposing him/her.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I realy like posting to the no response postings. That has gotten to be something I do , so many every day.If a topic is good and i CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IT, THEN I WILL TRY.
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@shywolf (4529)
• United States
16 Jan 07
So far, no, I haven't felt too intimidated. Maybe I have just been lucky not to have posted anything too controversial. I am a really sensitive person and my feelings get hurt very easily, though. Therefore, if someone had gotten after me for posting something, it probably would have stopped me by now. I really can't even bear the thought of someone being really critical of what I posted like that.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I just wish I could post faster to the people who answer me because I have to do it after my work. Sometimes I just get too sleepy before I can finish.
@seewhy (231)
• Australia
16 Jan 07
I wasn't. That was until my score reached 100 posts and I saw how low my rating is. Now I'll admit that I am a bit discouraged.
• United States
17 Jan 07
it will come up. I just wondered if everone was comfortable posting any topic ideas that they had. Keep your chin up and stay positive.