It's not that. I just started posting here and right away I'm slandered, insulted and given negative feedback for my beliefs. I don't believe the feedback feature is for the purpose of attacking one for his beliefs. "spend time in a woodshed" - what the hell kind of feedback is that?
Joe, I am going to give you some advice, I am sure you will take it as a attack, but, I would tell my sons the very same thing.. if you have this big of a problem with just words, be they good or bad.. you have a much bigger problem.
Sticks and stones.. it only hurts if you let it, or its true, and if its true, and it hurts.. DONT DO THAT..
I'm going to give some advice. If one finds it necessary to insult others that do not agree, then he is the one with the "much bigger problem"
It is best to attack the topic, not the person for his beliefs.
I agree with Joe on this.
There is too much personalized attack in these forums.
I think it is very cowardly because there is such an easy out, what can we do but spaek to it?
People hide behind the illusion that they are invincible...and no one has to be held accountable unless they want to, they will not even answer unless they care enough for you to do so.
I have some very very far out beliefs and...I came here, to physics forum, to share some of them and right away, I was either ignored, or attacked
I think the ones who agree that I may be on to something, sometimes are even sometimes actually afraid to admit they may agree on points because i am shameless in the views that i share and not afraid of estrangement. (i still don't like it but I understand it)
I feel I am before my time so far as my ~ideas~ and that many are too backwards, actually to truly "get me" yet.
I thought people would be smart enough to delve in a bit to either buy in or even to discredit
my ideas ...but instead just mostlt the no admission sign went up in the thread...or there was some personal attack on my self
My ideas never seem to get much attention
and that is why I came here~ not to be hurt or to be mistreated and judged as un-whole or ridiculous.
I feel something of our dignity is stripped away when one is attacked, it reminds me of...for those who can remember that television show called Branded, where the guy is stripped of his honor in the military forces one patch or badge at a time until finally euphimistically and perhaps even mystically he was stripped of his manhood.
I myself try to keep it at a low, and not do it often, but i will lash out, myself at times but hopefully, only ever lash out, when I have been hurt first! and it must be a wound of some size.
One person in this forum (recently) actually causes me to feel a pressure like squeezing about the brain...as a headache is forming but then it goes away.
I have not ever felt
or noticed it in my whole existance
before. ( btw friends, it is Maltida) I felt it twice yesterday! and it was a physical force
as if hands were upon my head, applying pressure. Gee If I knew this was going to need be reconciled, with in joining up, I may not have trusted so completely and registered here, but I trusted that people exploring the sciences
may be able to handle at least some of my ideas/hypothesis and theories.
I am not that terribly strange or too un-comman a person, really...and so many average folks find me a delight, as well as some prople of (apparently above average abilities) have found me, to be a bit un-common, but a pleasant friend, nevertheless and a fairly decent conversationalist.
I am a good person, basically who is seeking good people out... for above average/above the baord discussions...which I cannot always find elsewhere.
This is not the east coast you know. Californias intellects are usually very full of themselves, and far too jaded
for my tastes also. i remain in part an innocent person of hope and still am only slightly jaded myself despite how i could be with my life experience.
I think I will be scouting for more forums now... and if ever I find one that is not all about being nasty....and getting constantly off topic, I will be sure to let people know where the place is.
I am beginning to lose hope even as I say this, because i think the Internet may have spawned
ever more rudeness
than was already a part of this strange life which ~for me anyway~sometimes feels as if we are treading upon a damn tight-wire!!!
If I don't keep my balance I know from past experience that I am sure to fall....back into depressive states where, suicide was once an option.
You people do push too hard at times and for no (Good) reason...it appears to be mostly your own form of ego stroaking and the worst part is no one seem to be stroaking other egos very much but, amazingly and blatently and without any good reason usually they seem to be stroaking their own...needy ones.
The topic is the subject
at hand and it is usually wise to keep to a topic before you make yourself too obvious....as another foul worshipper of the SELF.
This nor any forum should be about the ability to insult a ~person~ an equal under the Sun ...as so many seem to think.
Insults should be kept to a minimum, that the discussion will be easily readable and the crew who is respectful enough to be reading what one writes, will be seen as they are an intelligent group to chat with...or at least that is my humble opinion.
I am from the southern U.S. (TN) and born in a time, when decent people (not out to hurt anyone for no good reason) and very good manners
I am nostalgic
nearly every single day
about this one.
I have faith that it can happen again, an age of well wishing and grace on the part of fair
citizens. For I dearly and greatly believe in people, as a whole.
Of course you will all probably want to run now to the threads where I have been rude....but you must realize that like every other dis-ease
that rudeness is totally contagious. Achooooo! Um Excuse me please...
peace~ I'm outtie!