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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
I don't know whether it's just me being overly sensitive, but in the aftermath of the deletions, the Social chat and discussion rooms seem to have become far more hostile places to be. I don't understand why, and I'm entirely convinced it's not just me being silly, but it's beginning to put me off being on here!

So is it just me being silly and being overwhelmed by everything that's happening back home and on here, or is it actually happening?

Sorry guys...

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
in view of the recent deletions of the unmentionables, i did re-start one post purely on the understanding of NO VIOLENCE! i am not out to hurt or offend anyone.


i have now lost the plot of where to go with this reply due to mass sleep deprivation, er.............um.......... sorry to anyone offended and drudwyn hug

VampyricAcidSILVER Member
veteran
1,286 posts
Location: My House, United Kingdom


Posted:
well lets go find the group hug thread and all be friends again!

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blu_valleySILVER Member
fluffy mess
197 posts
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Deletions are not a personal attack guys. This has happened before and it will happen again..thats why we have the mods who do such a great job and were lucky to have them. Sometimes we get a little carried away it seems and it takes a little bit of gentle reminding every now and again to keep us on the right track. Thats one of the reasons why HOP is such an amazing place.



Theres never really any ill-will over stuff like this. Feel the love people. peace



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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
It wasn't the deletions that got to me, I know that, and I said as much... it was just the atmosphere seemed to change as soon as it happened. I can't really explain it as I was reading through other threads, the newer posts seemed to be very "GRRRRRR" about everything. hey ho, I think I'm probably just being over sensitive.

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Social Discussion has always been an aggressive place. That's why i avoid it.

Chat is always full of loonies. That's why I don't avoid it.

Simple really.

Anything else is just paranoia wink

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


TinklePantsGOLD Member
Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
4,219 posts
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Cantus


Social Discussion has always been an aggressive place. That's why i avoid it.

Chat is always full of loonies. That's why I don't avoid it.

Simple really.

Anything else is just paranoia wink




Let us not forget our intro's eh cantus?

....where anything can happen....

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Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible


BirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
Hey Drudwyn, I know you probably mean me... I'm just really really frustrated with why everything has to be discussed into the smallest detail, at a topic that (I think) doesn't require that extent of discussion. I'm not trying to be aggressive to anyone, I just don't seem to get my point across, and half of the time I feel that it should be quite clear, and it seems like people are misunderstanding it on purpose to keep the discussion going (slight exaggeration there but I think you know what I mean).

If I meant to offend anyone, I think that would be quite clear, too. Actual hostility from me is very rare, and quite obvious. Plus, if you think I've posted something hostile, I'd appreciate it if you sent me a pm and we can clarify it... I don't want to be on bad terms with anyone here hug I think you are being a bit overly sensitive, too, but just to make sure I've added a real "GRRRRRR" post with what I was trying to get across but didn't seem to in the other thread...

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flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
The mood of HOP ebbs and flows like a menapausal woman sometimes. Whenever we've hit a rough patch, it has always turned around and been even better than it was prior.

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AsenaGOLD Member
What a Bummer
3,224 posts
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
yay! hug

KyrianDreamer
4,308 posts
Location: York, England


Posted:
Written by: flash fire


The mood of HOP ebbs and flows like a menapausal woman sometimes.




With humorists like, flash, how could it not? This didn't have me as much in stitches as some of NYC's, but it was good for a laugh! Ta sweetie, my unable to relax in the middle of moving self much needed that!

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Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
*hugs everyone tight* thanks everyone. Yes it was just me being silly and taking things personally. But I've just had an amazing evening with my friends and I feel so much better for it.

Well, it looks like you've got me for good now. biggrin I hope you're up to the task!

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


AsenaGOLD Member
What a Bummer
3,224 posts
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
uh oh

SethisBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,762 posts
Location: York University, United Kingdom


Posted:
That's right Asena, make the guy feel welcome... rolleyes

But then, I might be one of the ones he was complaining about, so have an hug right back.

peace

After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
rolleyes

You haven't seen hostility 'till you've been through some of the stuff I went through on here... Act like yo' got a pair ya wuss wink ( hug )

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
Yeah it was Asena! He was being mean to me! *giggles*

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Drud, welcome to HOP.

This stuff happens from time to time. We deal, we pick up again, we get rowdy again, we get a warning from the mods, people bitch and moan, and then we pick up again, we get rowdy again, we get a warning from the mods, people bitch and moan, and then we pick up again, we get rowdy again, we get a wa...

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


AsenaGOLD Member
What a Bummer
3,224 posts
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
*yawn, falls asleep*
BORING!

MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I think we should biatch slap FRD for pretending to be hard.

Bring it on Fine_Rabid_Puppy hug spank

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PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
Pah you 2005 lot think you seen it all wink

Take the advice of the older lot, as flash and mike said HoP does have this cycle but a balance always returns, and anyway, in the absence of certain threads ive found it has gone back to being what it was (which is a good thing)

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


KyrianDreamer
4,308 posts
Location: York, England


Posted:
Written by: PyroWill


Pah you 2005 lot think you seen it all wink





And you, being from 2004, are just oh-so-much older... tongue

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
*shouts* I'M NOT HOSTILE!!!!


i will beat anyone that says different to death with.................A HERRING

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Yeah... Ebb, flow... welcome.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Kyrian


Written by: PyroWill


Pah you 2005 lot think you seen it all wink





And you, being from 2004, are just oh-so-much older... tongue




i know, hence the sarcastic wink wink

can i ask has anyone else noticed an increase in hostilitly? to be honest i dont think i have, but im not very observant ubbangel

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
I haven't! biggrin

There was the odd moment... but that was only from an individual when it happens.

Rest of the time everything's dandy.

Its just Drudwyn being a wussbag. wink

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


AsenaGOLD Member
What a Bummer
3,224 posts
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
I noticed difference in opinions, but no hostility!! biggrin

and as for the difference of opinions, that happens all the time! so, bleugh

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
*roughs Asena up a bit* wink

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
I noticed hostility before the deletions. Does that count?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
No, this does:
Click

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CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ooh you're right.

biggrin

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
it's not about discussion and opposing opinions - it's how the opposition is articulated and I must say that people are very bold keying in wordings and phrases they'd never dare to use in 1on1 interaction - although this my also be a benefit... wink

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