Overwhelmed

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  1. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    Honestly are you a bit overwhelmed with life in general to have the time for endless talk about politics and or religion? 

    I’m busy tending my own garden!

    What say you?

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image62
      I am DB Cooperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think from time to time we all need to tend our own garden and forget about the world for awhile.

    2. profile image0
      mtsi1098posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      generally I stay away from politics and religion...

    3. Mrs. J. B. profile image58
      Mrs. J. B.posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Katiem2 its me LeeLa I do not discuss religion or politics with anyone. All it does is turn into some heated debate that is draining, gives you a headache and makes you pissy for the rest of the day. Life is too short to worry about what the person next to you thinks about those 2 topics

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    are you referring to the forums? I can't see those forums because I have them blocked with edweirdo's filter!

    life can be complicated enough, I agree, I don't want to see or hear adults whining and complaining about every single issue known to man if I have a choice. I tend towards 'glass half-full', upbeat, solution oriented conversations.

    1. blogdigz profile image54
      blogdigzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What's the filter and where's it..?

    2. qwark profile image57
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't need "edweirdo's" filter.
      I read everything and create a list of "weirdos" not to respond to.
      When I view their names attached to a response, I just move on to the next one. No big deal.
      Qwark

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ...ha ha ha....now....i'm not on your list am i?  mornin' qwark!

        1. qwark profile image57
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Mornin' Someway   smile:
          Did that answer your question?   smile:
          Slurrrrpp...ahhh...damn! ...cuppa strong hot coffee hits the spot on a freezin' cold mornin'!
          Thermom' says 31 degrees out there!
          I hope yer healthy, happy and warm   smile:
          Qwark

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ...slurrpin' on mine too!....zero (c)...that's not bad...  big_smile

            1. qwark profile image57
              qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              smile:

              1. katiem2 profile image59
                katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                That works too!  I just so get tired of all those plastic copied topics...

                1. qwark profile image57
                  qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Katiem:
                  Aw, it doesn't bother me.
                  I see a name and it's immediately obvious that I will respond or not.
                  Religion is so pervasively dominant on every continent that it's gonna have a illogical and inane influence in the lives of most people you are going to meet in life.
                  I consider the source and know that in this life ya gotta bend a little and accept the "relatively good with the relatively bad."
                  Unless ya wanna be a "recluse" and just disappear for the remainder of life.
                  I enjoy everyday "prattle" with others.
                  Most think of me as a "nutcase," but then, gosh, that goes both ways...lolol  smile:
                  Qwark

                  1. katiem2 profile image59
                    katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Your so right, I def don't want to be a recluse...  smile Thanks for the positive feedback!

      2. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        until you try it, you don't see the benefits of not having to see the subject headings of all of those threads. it's time saving and much more pleasant for those of us who are using it.

        it's simply a brilliant addition to HP IMO.

        1. Julie2 profile image60
          Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I couldn't download it! sad

          1. katiem2 profile image59
            katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            HMMMMM worth another go, later maybe.

            1. Julie2 profile image60
              Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Will do...

          2. Edweirdo profile image86
            Edweirdoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Let me know if you're still having problems downloading the forum filter add-on and I'll see if I can get it sorted for you...

            1. Julie2 profile image60
              Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I did not have chrome so I downloaded it and then tried to download the filter but couldn't.

              1. Edweirdo profile image86
                Edweirdoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Julie, if you're still having problems, go to the forum filter's homepage and click the "contact" link at the bottom of the page and we can work out the issue via email.

                There is a link to the forum filter homepage on the Chrome and Firefox download pages, which you can find on my profile (I'd post it here but it will probably get snipped as self-promotional!)

                1. Julie2 profile image60
                  Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I will contact you personally, thanks.

        2. Ellarose92 profile image60
          Ellarose92posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ahh i must try tha t filter!

          1. Julie2 profile image60
            Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Have you tried the hub defender yet? If not, you really need to.

    3. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, that's what I mean, !  Gotta have it!  The flter that is.  Thanks for the heads up  and thanks to you edweirdo for yet another great feature!

  3. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Yep... That's 3 of Us and I agree with Rebekah smile

    Though I believe it tends to be the same entities merely recycling themselves!

    WE... People from outside of the States, really do struggle with what looks like an over zealous political and religious stance by many in the States... You NEED To see it from our perspective, to appreciate what I mean by this statement.. but it isn't a positive, due to the aggressive separation between the factions.


    Edit: I Don't personally, having had US affiliations for several years.... You guys probably find Kiwis Strange smile

    1. Daniel Carter profile image75
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, perhaps, but still quite tasty.
      wink

      I don't have a lot of nonesense time, but I admit some of the nonsense I respond to in the forums is entertaining. Although sometimes I find I can't resist responding on some things I'm passionate about. Makes for a good diversion at times for a few minutes here and there.

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow... Daniel.. Thank You, I'm Flattered.. I didn't realize you were Gay yikes
        I appreciate your 'Bi smile Line' but mate... I'm sorry I'm a Straight boy! smile

    2. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol now now...

  4. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    I keep meaning not to be sucked into them - I think that I need Edweirdo's filter!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    it is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome browsers. you can choose the forums you want to show, it's very nice. here is the hub,
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Edweirdos-Forum … fox-Chrome

    PD, I know what you refer to when speaking of how it appears in other countries, but this is a big country with a lot of people, and those with the extreme views are not in the majority.

    1. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I Know That.... I wasn't Being Critical... It is because those issues are pushed to the fore and that helps create the perception overseas!

      1. katiem2 profile image59
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I mean, people talk and talk and talk about for the sake of making noise and I feel it's a waste of time and energy.  Thanks for your input from another countries prospective.

    2. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I need this filter as well.  Thanks for the heads up rebekanELLE smile

  6. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I'm not using the filter. I belong to dozens of forums so I know how to just ignore the teaming masses of crap!

    However it does get depressing to see so many subjects with so many people fighting back and forth about things that they have no control over anyways.

    Really makes you realize how little humans in general know and how silly most are. Kids and adults don't have that much difference. smile

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You said it, to see so many going back and forth about somthing they have no control (or power) over!  That's it, life is short why waste your time...

    2. qwark profile image57
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Bill:
      "Man" is an "infant" species. He is still in the crib gazing about trying to make "meaning" out of surroundings he knows nothing about.
      We really can't expect to much from him yet!  sad:
      Qwark

      1. katiem2 profile image59
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh my dear Bill wink

  7. lorlie6 profile image81
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    I also love Edweirdo's filter!  One thing I especially appreciate is that if I'm in the mood for bizarre entertainment, I can uncheck the filter box and see the religious and political threads again.  I haven't done that yet, but it's nice to have the choice.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good to hear from you lorlie, I'm becoming a filter queen, I don't even wanta see another political or religious thread again.....

  8. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Katie,

    I am glad you mention this particular subject. Where has the fun gone from the forums? Not just here but forums in general.

    I remember the heady days of discussions about the benefits or negative effects of potential negatively charged dark matter spinning anti-clockwise around a super string in a vacuum at zero Kelvin around 2 million parsecs from Earth around the center of the Milky...... hey........


    Why are you all falling asleep?????

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol thanks dear friend for the bed time story!  ZZZzzzzzZZZzzzzzZZZZzz big_smile

  9. shogan profile image82
    shoganposted 7 years ago

    Katie,
    I know exactly what you mean!  Not only is back-and-forth never-ending, it's often offensive.  I don't understand why so many people seem to debate as some kind of personal mission.  Maybe they get too wrapped up in being online.  That's how it comes across, anyway.

    I think I need to get the filter soon.

  10. Docmo profile image92
    Docmoposted 7 years ago

    I agree. Humanity has come so far and has so much but yet moans so much!

    Cheer up and live a little, I say. Actually, not a little, live a lot!

  11. nell79 profile image79
    nell79posted 7 years ago

    I haven't gotten the filter yet, but am very nearly ready to. I try to just avoid those forums and so I didn't think I needed a filter to do that. But then the first ten topics when I came in today were politics and religion. I had to go to the second page of discusions to find anything I wanted to respond to.

    I have my beliefs just like anyone else, but I don't feel the need to to cram them down anyone's throat. I hate it when that's done to me, so it makes sense that others wouldn't like it either.

    Life is too short to spend it arguing with people you'll never convince one way or the other anyway.

  12. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    right now I'm only seeing 12 open threads on my page 1. the filter is so nice.

    1. katiem2 profile image59
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's a great filter, thanks for the tip.  I'm so glad I started this thread otherwise I would not have gotten your helpful tip!

      Its worth is priceless! smile

 
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