Taking a Break

JL_LI

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The internet has no rules except those the moderators choose to enforce when they choose to enforce them. Accepting that as the reality of on line life, you have choices. I have choices.

Snarkyness bothers me, so I make it a point to apologize for any of my posts that upon rereading them, I think might cut too deep. I get pssst sometimes but I also make it a point to ignore snarky posts from others. Ignore posts, not members. The feeling usually lasts for no more than a minute or two. And sometimes rereading the post I found offensive, I find a valid point crudely made. Not many of us are professional writers here. Do I care what people say? Emphatically yes. In fact when I open the forum, I look at alerts first, not for likes, for quotes. I'm very interested in how others respond to my comments. Do I take things personally? I try not to and when I have thoughts of a personal nature to share I share than through PMs. So there is a way to share comments of a political nature or comments close enough to the line to derail a thread without offending anyone or interfering with others' use and enjoyment of the forum.

So I stay. I don't open the forum when I'm too tired to write. I don't close it when I'm pssst at someone's (to me) idiocy. And I don't threaten to leave. I don't think that in a forum with thousands of active members more than a handful would care and even they shouldn't.
 

esseff

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I deleted my short cuts to some websites (including this one) so that they're not just a convenient click away. Now I need to google-search if I want to access them. Often I can't be bothered so my cunning plan has worked. 😇
 

Tele1966

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I stayed away for about a year. I'm back because there are people here I genuinely like and care about.
 
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1293

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Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. :)
 

Toto'sDad

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Video dropped last night. Happy with it. Thought I’d pop in to share. I’m on the flame guitar.

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bigbean

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Y'all stop back when y'er in the mood. 'sall just digits.

I go hot and cold with TDPRI. Mostly good folks here and I enjoy the international perspective sometimes. but.....Sometimes I scan the threads and go MEH. (It's not you honey, it's me..... Nah, check that, it's you)

Sometimes I can't get enough or say enough.
 

mexicanyella

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Aside from these times I wouldn’t say anything. But on the off chance someone notices, it seems right.

I’m taking a break from the site. Find myself checking too often. Actually caring what people say. Pushing tongue-in-cheek or matter-of-fact into snarky. Got gear that works but this milieu keeps me looking and cycling (my fault).

Be well.
If it matters, I have not registered you ramping up the snark, and I like reading your posts.

But I have felt the need to disengage before so I think I can relate to what you say.

Hope you will come back though. Keep rockin it!
 




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