I recently went back to read the replys to a comment on a hub, and the person who I usually follow a lot was really sarcastic! I just sat there looking at it and thought, okay, now what? So what would you do? reply? don't follow them again, or what exactly? thanks!
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So true, thanks for the answer, much appreciated, nell
no problem.. they probably didn't mean anything by it. It's sort of hard not to respond to people who are kind of rude.. I've been practicing though! But when I respond, I often don't like how I come off and what kind of a person I can sound like.
Aw thanks Gordon, that made me feel better, yes I will put it down to a bad day, I think! lol!
Those are called Modern Day Ninja's. =-P
Thanks Angela, thats so true, thanks for your input, I will see what happens in future
Hello Angela, I received a comment a when I first started on one of my hubs. I sent an e-mail to the person to ask what the problem was and to say that their comment was unacceptable. I did get an apology but the sting still remained.
Thanks house, great advice
Thats a great point Gracie, thanks! never thought of that! lol!
Hi Dana, lol! no, it was on hub of theirs, I just went back to see their reply, and they were I suppose you would call it curt? not sure if thats right, but it was a bit like someone slamming a door in my face! lol!
hi nell. i just got a very "curt" comment myself! shallow criticism lacking anything constructive. ouch! I approved it and replied politely. Too bad for them if they don't like what wrote. Stings! But I feel OK with it.Hope you are moving on and up.
Larry you are the sweetest man, you could never offend me! lol! thanks anyway, no it was a woman!
I agree. Words look different in black and white than when they're spoken and you can see the person's facial expression and hear their tone of voice. You have to be careful not to write something that can be taken in a way you didn't intend.
Thanks that sounds the best way to go, cheers nell
Thanks Suzie, yes you are right!
Thanks duffsmom, yes it could be that, we do write comments so quickly maybe they were thinking one thing and wrote another, hope so, thanks!
Thanks Tech, you are right!
Hi JB no it was on their hub! lol! never mind, thanks!
I was under the impression it was a comment on a hub you wrote. If it's on someone else's, then I'd surmise they're trying to bait you into something. Then I'd agree with what others are saying, and I'd just ignore it. Out of sight out of mind.
It helps to modify your wit if you know you're 'spiky'. Some find sarky comments off-putting if they haven't been writing long. There's a fine line between sarcasm and 'dry wit' (see below); you can tell the difference usually, sarcasm feels leaden.