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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
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...

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
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


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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House
Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
Posted:well lets go find the group hug thread and all be friends again!

Proudly Owned By The BMVC

Are You Sniffing My Mitten?

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blu_valley
blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
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



grouphug


"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
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...

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
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

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
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

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
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...


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
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.

smile

Fear not smile


HoP Posting Guidelines
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:yay! hug

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
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!


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
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...

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:uh oh

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
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_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
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."

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
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...

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
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

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:*yawn, falls asleep*
BORING!


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I think we should biatch slap FRD for pretending to be hard.

Bring it on Fine_Rabid_Puppy hug spank


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
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

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
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....

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:*shouts* I'M NOT HOSTILE!!!!


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

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yeah... Ebb, flow... welcome.

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

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
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

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
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."

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:I noticed difference in opinions, but no hostility!! biggrin

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


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:*roughs Asena up a bit* wink

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
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

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:No, this does:
Click

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
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

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
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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