Freedom Please! Can anybody direct me to where I need to be?

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  1. bregecko profile image61
    bregeckoposted 7 years ago

    So are there forum sites out there that are more 'liberal'? I don't want to be constantly about my business, but it's a passionate part of my life. I'd like to find something where I don't have to watch what I say so much.
      Had something taken down when I wasn't even trying to sell anything! In fact, I was trying to ask one person for advice. Didn't realize it was public til after, so I don't really care. Not mad about it I mean.
      I am an artist and I think it's sad that we have to watch what we say on a site that should be more 'personal' anyway. The internet is feeling like it's sufficating me lately. I must be looking in the wrong 'places'. Somebody throw me a life raft. Please! This is the least restrictive site I've found so far. ... HELP.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    It is helpful to understand the Terms of Use, the forum rules, and the different formats (hub, questions/answers, and forum categories). As long as you are in the appropriate format and within the rules, you can express yourself quite freely.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I understand that need to express oneself tongue but why would one want to ruin their 'reputation or image'? does one want to appear as a professional or unprofessional? info about us can be found all around the net to give prospective employers insight to our character hmm just saying.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I don't know the OP's context. I think I can see your point. It is best to act with professionalism and dignity.

    1. bregecko profile image61
      bregeckoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am never ashamed to be myself. I was being dramatic out of sincere frustration. Probably saying what a lot of people would like to say, but won't because they're afraid of hurting their 'networking oppertunities'.
      More and more people out there are appreciating realness anyway.
      Even on this site, I've noticed that the bolder the title, the more responces. At least in general. Wasn't trying to offend anyone. I really want someone to answer my question. My writing is more to me than just 'networking'. If you're afraid to answer publicly, then at least send me a private messege.

      1. recommend1 profile image66
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Expressing yourself is always ok, the way you do it must be within civilized bounds or the forums degenerate into the kind of one line foul mouthing that is common elsewhere.

        Say what you like and then clean it up to be clear English and is not personally insulting.  Just because some others who post here are total morons who speak through their @ss - does not mean you can say which one is the moron.  You can of course always insult the stupid words that they post as long as you attack the words and not the person.

        If someone posts that the world is flat you cannot say the poster is a moron escaped from the dark ages, you can say that this kind of thinking is moronic and comes from the dark ages.

        Correct me if I am wrong anyone ?

      2. bregecko profile image61
        bregeckoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Dignity? Think you might have gotten the meaning mixed up with some other word. Like maybe, shameless, bold, ect.
        Dignity is lack of pride or self respect. If anything, I'm ashamed of what the net has turned into. Losing respect for blogs and forum subjects  that 'pretend' to not be about business.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Miriam Webster disagrees with you:

          "the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed"

          I've never had a problem expressing myself here. The recently closed Triond forum was completely without moderators and it descended into a useless pit of insults and spam until it was closed.

          Most of my hubs are not about business and I do okay here. If you write something people want to read it will get traffic.

          Most sites on the Internet are now big on quality control. That is not control of ideas but control of quality and trying to put out a quality product to appeal to readers.

        2. bregecko profile image61
          bregeckoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I didn't insult anyone. Didn't use foul language either. I didn't even 'put  anybody in their place' until they accused me of acting without dignity. I started off honestly just wanting some info. I've seen several forums here about other sites. People sharing information like they're suppose to. They were the first to act aggressively. Insulting is accusing me of having no self respect. What's so wrong about asking about something with some human emotion behind it?(without bad language even) Talk about ganging up on the 'new guy'.  I'm not gonna lose sleep over it, but I would appreciate SOMEBODY out there answering my question. Pretty please? With sugar on top?

          1. bregecko profile image61
            bregeckoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Now that was both civil, and it made sense. Thank you for that.

            1. recommend1 profile image66
              recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              why are you talking to yourself ?

              1. bregecko profile image61
                bregeckoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                The site didn't show that anyone had responded til I was done typing. Then, of course responded naturally to the response. Strange that  I'm being put down for acting naturally by a panda. Cute, really though.

                1. recommend1 profile image66
                  recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Not a put-down, just wondering why you are responding to yourself - it is usually because you are viewing the thread in threaded view rather than chronological view - the button to change it is near the top right somewhere I think.

            2. bregecko profile image61
              bregeckoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              How should I ask then? What are the magic words in 'forum or hub language'
              that translate better into "need some directions on where I can go" Or. Maybe some advise on where to ask a question here. I thought I had clicked on "ask a question". But then earlier I thought I was sending a question to just one person. LOL. Even better, since I'm obviously  lost here, some directions on where I'm free to talk of such things on this site. Anybody?

  5. profile image59
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    In the words of Janis Joplin, "freedom's just another word for nothin left to lose.............."


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