I remember reading the help forums when I first started out and feeling that some of the answers were a little rude or unhelpful...over time I realized those short answer were a blessing considering how many times that same person would find themselves answering it
I have always tried to avoid that pattern, but lately Iv been getting complained at, have I become another jaded and rude forum member?
I don't think you are rude at all. The problem I think is Mel22, while meaning well, just gives bad advice to people. Here is more proof of this trying to tell me that robots.txt is somehow interlinked with Google Translator.
No. You are always polite- if sometimes direct. You consistently offer sound advice and clear, accurate information. There are a handful of hubbers who do most of the heavy-lifting in the question/answer department--if you guys and gals are too busy to put everything in greeting card format, then that's understandable. We are lucky you do it. Your efforts are much appreciated.
I think you're absolutely right to correct misinformation and I don't think you've become quippy and rude. I can totally understand your frustration when confusing info is presented.
The web is full of rubbish and it's nice that here at HP we can share info and lose the BS - there is a trust amongst hubbers that the info here is reliable and I think it's important to keep it that way. I know I have learnt a lot from you as have many other hubbers, and your comments, no matter how short, are always appreciated.
It was a serious question. I really wasnt sure and I didnt want to be responsible for being rough on a well meaning newcomer.
@ A texan, I dont get aggravated, at least never over something that appears on a computer monitor!
@lily rose,Thanksfor asking! We just got our second ultrasound, everything is as it should be, signed up for parenting classes and pregnancy yoga baby was uncooperative for gender identification, so we are still in the dark about that for another 4 weeks. ill change my avatar when we get the funky 3-d ultrasound
I picked up a domain where Im going to try and chronicle the expereince of a stay at home dad that is also a internet marketer
My perspective is that you are particularly tolerant of newbies. You always seem to have read and appreciated the question/s vs some can't be bothered to wade through a longer post to get the gestalt of the problem or question the poster is getting at. You don't condescend to newbies, and are not rude. Again, my perspective.
My intentions were to get another perspective for a current issue, just as I stated. Those that read my statement and the associated link could just have easily decided that I was in fact being rude in the linked conversation and i would have taken that to heart and made an effort to be more patient/informative...just because the responses didnt lean that way doesnt mean I was looking for praise.
A very,very important distinction is I never pointed out anything about a hubber " i didnt like".. I continue to converse and disagree in a congenial manner with mel and sometimes agree.
what the question really asks is it rude to be critical or brief in a help response...i got feedback that it was not. I continue to address incorrect information when it is posted and i have working knowledge that differs...I think i stayed rather polite considering some of the responses I received, so "belittling" is an exaggeration, hell, i think my response had quite a bit of humor in it..
staying in the spirit of my sometimes "critical" responses, it clearly says 15 months right next to my picture, how is that almost two years? in fact my first hub was published on 11/15/08. Even in this short year, the forums have changed quite a bit in nature, i turned to them for early advice about the hubbing platform and later tried to return the favor..the forums were a tool then, now with so many "sandpit" "why am i banned" "whats your favorite color" type threads its lost alot of that usefulness and quick navigation for answers...so when that blather trickles into the help and knowledge forums I tend to call it out, and Im not alone in that practice.
So you do misunderstand my intentions but I could see why as the forums probably seem far more social to you than they are to me...its ok If not everyone wants to be my buddy because I didnt feel like putting on the kid gloves when combatting misinformation a few times...the helpful information will still be available to me
Sounds like a good idea to me. Being a stay at home dad will be interesting to hear about. I never got the opportunity to stay at home with my kids when they are little, but my schedule is a bit more flexible now, and I like being able to spend time with them as teenagers. The time goes by pretty fast and it is easy to miss the fascinating people our children are.
OK then. Maybe I misunderstood you, but you have to agree that it looked that way as well. And I'm sure you noticed some people didn't have very kind words for mel, on this thread. And that, obviously was going to happen. Anyway it's only my opinion. and that doesn't mean I don't want to be your 'buddy' or whatever. This is only a forum ,as I said millions of times. And sometimes I tend to disagree with everyone. As I don't have any problem posting what I think, this kind of 'conversation' happens usually when I'm around.
Good to know I was wrong about you then. I trust you have been sincere.
you've always been very helpful Sunforged, and i appreciate it. but, since you asked, in your communication with the hubber that you are talking about well, yes, i did think you came off as 'quippy' and 'rude'.
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