Rude Comments....WHY?

  1. Ok, I have been on this site for a "small" while now. Most posts have been very friendly.

    It's happened before, but in the past two days, I have left my opinion on two different posts and have had rude comments replied to them.

    What is going on? Do I not have a right to say my opinion, even if it is different that someone elses?

    Are people just on their yearly mood spell, or am I just totally out of line?

    I am a very nice person, and try to keep peace. I realize that everyone has different opinons, but mine are not stated to start an argument. I may comment on someone elses opinion, but I hope I don't sound rude when doing it.

    Is this just where people can have their catty fights to release stress? Am I just reading most of these posts wrong?

    Is this normal for this site? I feel my only safe haven is here in the break room.

    Love you guys!
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    No it's not normal for this site. Keep it in perspective. You've got 2377 posts as of this minute, if you've only had two rude comments you are doing well! 99.999999% of the posts on this bb are not catty.

    People sometimes lash out more so on bb's than they would in life in person. Every now and then you're going to set someone off and engage in a heated argument, just engage, but don't judge the entire website. Allow it to happen, stand your ground, and let it pass.

    I set someone off on my first day when I said "my LPNs" the response was "who do you think you are saying "my LPNs", do you own any LPNs" and spent days defending my statements. I certainly didn't judge the whole website and certainly did run.

    Also on several occasions, I've been called rude and insensitive and have been put on a couple of ignore lists because I it's true, I'm tough as nails and not as sensitive as others. You're a sensitive soul, others of us who aren't trample on that sensitivity often without realizing it.

    And no you don't have a right to your opinion, what are you crazy? Please. Get a life. Grow up. I can't believe this post? Geez...grow some skin.

    HEHEHEHEHEHEHE
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 8, '05
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Thanks Tweety. I needed that!


    Quote from Tweety
    And no you don't have a right to your opinion, what are you crazy? Please. Get a life. Grow up. I can't believe this post? Geez...grow some skin.

    HEHEHEHEHEHEHE
  5. by   Tweety


    Don't let the trolls get you down. Glad you know you have friends here in the breakroom. Woot! Kiss.
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from Tweety

    And no you don't have a right to your opinion, what are you crazy? Please. Get a life. Grow up. I can't believe this post? Geez...grow some skin.

    HEHEHEHEHEHEHE

    Good one, Tweety !




    Tweety's right, Fun. Take what you need, leave the rest. :icon_hug:
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from jnette
    Tweety's right, Fun. Take what you need, leave the rest. :icon_hug:
    Thanks, jnette. Maybe I'm just a little stressed right now. It may be all me, and not them.

    Lord only knows why I'd be stressed!

    :kiss right back at ya, Tweety. I always love your calming posts.
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Lord only knows why I'd be stressed!

    Let's see. Mother. Wife. Chemistry. and 7 DAYS
  9. by   ZASHAGALKA
    The other thing to remember is that communication is mostly non-verbal - something that can't be effective relayed here.

    As such, it's much easier to take things completely different than you meant them.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Wow, Tweety. I never thought of those reasons!!! :lol_hitti

    ZASHAGALKA, you're right. It's so easy to read things the wrong way.

    I think I'll put some on my ignore list if anything ever continues. Luckily, so far it's been short lived.


    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    The other thing to remember is that communication is mostly non-verbal - something that can't be effective relayed here.

    As such, it's much easier to take things completely different than you meant them.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  11. by   Jessy_RN
    Don't let is get to you Fun2care. I know it is difficult at times but you know that I have found that taking a nice break helps too.
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    Don't let is get to you Fun2care. I know it is difficult at times but you know that I have found that taking a nice break helps too.
    Thanks Jess.

    I know. I need a nice relaxing weekend....no kiddos, no books, & no internet.
  13. by   UM Review RN
    Yep, I kinda noticed that same thing.

    So I have a philosophty--I'll join a discussion. but I won't allow myself to be drained emotionally. And sometimes explaining yourself over and over to people who are apparently not reading the previous posts can be .... wearying.

    At that point, I remember that some people really don't have anything better to do. And I'm thankful that I'm not one of 'em.
  14. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Exactly! Sometimes I feel I have to keep explaining myself because "those people" keep taking bits and pieces of my comment and ripping me a new one! ugggh

    I always try to see both sides of a situation, and give my opinion on both.

    Hopefully in January, I'll start nursing school & won't have time to comment as much! :chuckle

    Thanks for your reply!


    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Yep, I kinda noticed that same thing.

    So I have a philosophty--I'll join a discussion. but I won't allow myself to be drained emotionally. And sometimes explaining yourself over and over to people who are apparently not reading the previous posts can be .... wearying.

    At that point, I remember that some people really don't have anything better to do. And I'm thankful that I'm not one of 'em.

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