Depressing Posts

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Laurajean, May 26, 2010.

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  1. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Personally, I come on this board for two reasons: learn about chickens and socialize. I definitely get into many serious discussions on this board, don't get me wrong, but lately it just seems like there's a lot of really depressing posts. Animals getting tortured, killed, etc. Gruesome pic warnings, etc. I try not to even click on them anymore, but if I do and it's a sad post about something horrible that happened, it literally sickens me and I can't click away fast enough. I'm pleased to know that people are compassionate and bothered by these news stories, as I am a big animal lover and advocate. But it's getting overwhelming.

    I posted a thread the other day about a friend in legal trouble and it got immediately yanked, but meanwhile there's a kid yacking about his/her obsession with Charles Manson, people repeatedly posting depressing animal torture articles, pics, etc.

    As I said, I realize that conversations here can get serious, and I participate in that as well. But the repeated postings of gruesome topics is starting to disturb me....

    Just my thoughts. I personally come onto this board to seek joy and to ESCAPE all that negativity, not carry on about how tragic everything is.[​IMG]

    For now, I'm sticking with the "Post a Caption for this funny photo" thread. When that one goes bad, I give up.[​IMG]

    Peace! [​IMG]
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    You talking about the North Pole thread?? Yeah.. i'm worried about Santa too! [​IMG]
     
  3. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:See, now I'm not even sure if you are referring the post about the beheaded chickens or our joke posts about Santa and the Easter Bunny being deported for questionable immigration status, lol.

    Don't worry about Santa. I hear he has connections....[​IMG]
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:See, now I'm not even sure if you are referring the post about the beheaded chickens or our joke posts about Santa and the Easter Bunny being deported for questionable immigration status, lol.

    Don't worry about Santa. I hear he has connections....[​IMG]

    I'm talking about the new thread.. the chickens one...
    OOh.. you dont think they had problems with immigration up there, do ya?? And something went bad??
     
  5. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Yeah, I mean if you just click on the first displayed page you see "police officer gunned down", "26 chickens decapitated", "Sad Bad news in the north pole, GRAPHIC PICs", "Alaska Forest Fire, please pray", etc. Just on the first page. Redhen, I think you've seen enough of my contributions to know I'm pretty laid back, and I don't mean to sound cold to these tragedies, but I can only take so much depression. I literally come here to relax and learn and socialize, but lately I'm just getting discouraged at some of these threads.[​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  7. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    I get what youre saying, but in all honesty this is a place for information... as people visit they make friends and friends usually come back to get help caus ethey are scared or just need to tell someone. I dont like all thats going on in this world either! I got thinsg deleted too, because people get mean!
     
  8. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Awww... thanks Redhen. Right back at you. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    I agree what this world needs is love... start a love thread!
    I love you [​IMG]
     
  10. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Good idea Birdgirl! I just started a Happy News Thread. All things happy. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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