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?
If so, my bad
Yes, no stop bothering me..
I would say yay to you for not calling out "personal attack!"
Whats more rude? To say someone had gotten some info wrong, or to call some one an a$$hole? hmm...
I'm fed up of answering questions like this.
The information you need is clearly stated in the Hubpages FAQ, under 'Sunforged is a big Meanie'
No, your not jaded. Just accurate! And somebody needs to get a grip...
Love your last post in that thread.
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.
You don't have to actually answer! You can ignore things that aggravate you.
why would you care ?
I would never think of opening a thread asking other hubbers if I'm rude or not.
and I would never point out another hubber to ask this question !
No...Mel keeps spouting off that he knows what he is talking about when he really doesn't and confuses people even more.
I don't think so. Honestly, whenever I've asked a technical question in the forums here I've always hoped you would answer because I value you opinion and answers as you are so knowledgeable.
How's the 'getting ready for baby' going?
just been over to your hubs, excellent presentation and writing
Ummm, no. You've always been straight forward and quick to answer with good information. You don't mince words -
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.
From personal experience (when you helped me out ) and from reading the other thread, nope.
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.
No, you were entirely justified. Yeesh! BTW, is it me or are the forums harder to read now (out of order).
Click on Chronological view rather than Threaded.
Shall we start on the threaded vs chrono again for those who have been absent?
jaded and rude has its place. I've been called a donkey rectum on more than one occasion. It grows on you!
you're always helping people, some of the questions are tiresome.
there are a number of rude posters, I would not consider you one of them.
SUNFORGED, DON'T GET QUIPPY WITH ME!
Just kidding, I have never seen any of your posts come off that way in my opinion
Well, thank you everybody!
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
That's great! I hope you post the domain address somewhere when it's up and running. Being a stay at home mom myself, I think it would be neat to follow what it's like for a SAHD!
i was in the dark for all 3!!! its kinda exciting. Good luck!
ps...dont let one crabby hubber get to you.
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.
Quippy....lmao...what a word...
If I ever used that word they'd throw me out and burn my bike.
Can you make a site that is like the stay at home dads site, maybe call it I am too lazy to leave my house and I will be the head of running it...
If I say all the things I don't like of certain hubbers....
What's the point? Pointing out ?
I think that after being here for almost 2 years, sunforged should have learned that opening a post asking for praise while pointing out another for his mistakes, is not good.
So, how does it look, me pointing out sunforged ?
Do you like it ?
I did not look at it from this angle. While it makes sense now when you pointed this out, I would suspect this was not intended as it sounded
I didn't see Sunforged pointing anyone out. Not everyone reads every thread, you know.
What about posting the link ? what about pointing out mel ?
That's what I'm talking about.
What are you talking about?
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.
This is my 6th year on various forums and brevity is well earned/deserved. Others need to follow suit.
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'.
Don't Sweat It J.... It's all part of becoming a protective Dad
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