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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mom'sfolly, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    not posted to a thread or answered a thread in a PM because you felt your opinion would not be respected, or that it would open you up to criticism or hostility from other forum members?

    In other words, do you "bite your tongue" on some topics, either to keep the peace or to protect yourself?

    I know I have, and I wonder if others do this as well. I'm just curious about how much self monitoring goes on in a basically anonymous forum. I also wonder if newer or older members are more likely to self monitor.
     
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the time......[​IMG]
     
  3. Krysstyllanthrox

    Krysstyllanthrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As Facebook has reminded me, don't put anything out on the net that you wouldn't be comfortable with your Granny finding out.

    So yes, I censor. But not because of what (or who) is here, more of a "would I be comfortable with Granny finding out about this?"
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    mom'sfolly :

    not posted to a thread or answered a thread in a PM because you felt your opinion would not be respected, or that it would open you up to criticism or hostility from other forum members?

    In other words, do you "bite your tongue" on some topics, either to keep the peace or to protect yourself?

    I know I have, and I wonder if others do this as well. I'm just curious about how much self monitoring goes on in a basically anonymous forum. I also wonder if newer or older members are more likely to self monitor.

    That is exactly why I prefer the written medium of communication over speech. I have a much harder time censoring brain to mouth than I do brain to fingers. Sometimes I wish there was an ignore feature so I could ignore a thread and not be tempted to open it again. [​IMG]
     
  5. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, which is why sometimes I'll talk to certain people through PM's so that's it's not public.
     
  6. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am with Hoosiermomma on this one... I lay low most of the time [​IMG]
     
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:I do this also. I've also had people do this to me. However, if someone wants to pm me to pick on me, or they feel I am doing that to them, then it's perfectly okay not to respond... it should actually be encouraged [​IMG]
     
  8. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    Oh yea, and publicly been slapped for my opinion. So, I am even more cautious now.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    mom'sfolly :

    not posted to a thread or answered a thread in a PM because you felt your opinion would not be respected, or that it would open you up to criticism or hostility from other forum members?

    In other words, do you "bite your tongue" on some topics, either to keep the peace or to protect yourself?

    I know I have, and I wonder if others do this as well. I'm just curious about how much self monitoring goes on in a basically anonymous forum. I also wonder if newer or older members are more likely to self monitor.

    Absolutely!!!!!​
     
  10. mzrea

    mzrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes! Lurk more often then not. I started a thread once and was slammed (by some and defended by others!) for my feelings. Now, I mainly keep them to myself.
     

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