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.
I understand that need to express oneself 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 just saying.
I don't know the OP's context. I think I can see your point. It is best to act with professionalism and dignity.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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?
Now that was both civil, and it made sense. Thank you for that.
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.
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?
In the words of Janis Joplin, "freedom's just another word for nothin left to lose.............."
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