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"It is August"

mummummum
August 9th, 2007, 12:14 AM
I found myself needing to remind myself that we here experience the odd (and the odder!) troll. August is one of those months. And we've had a few dillies of the troll variety lately.

That's not to say I shouldn't respond to posts which seem trollish ~ you never know who is lurking or just reading and could actually use the information. But, when I answer what I suspect is a troll post, what I try very hard to do (and with some threads/posts it's harder than others), is answer factually rather than emotionally. I don't always succeed ~ but I try.

"It is August" afterall ~ and this too shall pass.

Frenchy
August 9th, 2007, 12:29 AM
I have to learn how to take deep breaths. :frustrated:

growler~GateKeeper
August 9th, 2007, 03:16 AM
Mx3 some suggestions:

http://bestsmileys.com/biting/1.gif............http://bestsmileys.com/biting/3.gif..........http://bestsmileys.com/aliens/7.gif..........http://bestsmileys.com/dead/3.gif..........http://bestsmileys.com/drooling/3.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/goodbye/1.gif...........http://bestsmileys.com/hitting/11.gif.........http://bestsmileys.com/panic/3.gif...........http://bestsmileys.com/spam/1.gif............http://bestsmileys.com/spam/2.gif

growler~GateKeeper
August 9th, 2007, 03:19 AM
Mx3 a few more

http://bestsmileys.com/tempted/3.gif...........http://bestsmileys.com/storms/7.gif................http://bestsmileys.com/transform/13.gif.................http://bestsmileys.com/nono/1.gif.................http://bestsmileys.com/mouthzippedshut/3.gif



:p :crazy: :D

SuprNtrlyAdictd
August 9th, 2007, 04:07 AM
I'm glad more people get steamed about these topics. Regardless if it's a troll or not. It means there are a bunch of true caring people who are very passionate about animals. It makes me happy when people get mad on here because all in all...it's for the bettering of the animals.

I will say though...mummummum has had a major impact on how I will react to those :wall: Never gonna get it people. Thanks!!

Keep on giving that great advice that you all give!

clm
August 9th, 2007, 08:31 AM
I wish I had read this before I just responded to one of them. :laughing:


Cindy

Lukka'sma
August 9th, 2007, 08:33 AM
I don't usually respond to any threads until I see the person has several posts. So many people post only once to talk of a sick animal or ask for breeding information and who knows if they ever come back to read the replies. I assume they join every forum that comes up on google and ask the same question, so until I see they are here to stay I just skip over them. Terrible of me I know, but non-the-less it's true.

Frenchy
August 9th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Terrible of me I know, but non-the-less it's true.

Not terrible at all ! Sometimes I should do that too instead of going :frustrated: :yell:

Lukka'sma
August 9th, 2007, 10:34 AM
Not terrible at all ! Sometimes I should do that too instead of going :frustrated: :yell:

I certainly do my share of that.......of course my computer screen is the only thing that see's it. And many times I write out a reply to those one time posters, but I delete it before sending it through because it's offensive and rude.

mummummum
August 9th, 2007, 10:46 AM
stop growler... ya killin' me me here! . The :laughing: smilies on the see-saw ~ I soooooooooo wish we had that one. :laughing:

mummummum
August 9th, 2007, 10:52 AM
SuP'NAD ~ you are very articulate and clearly love animals. I've enjoyed reading ALL your posts.

Frenchy ~ you and I are TOO alike ~ except you're far more tolerant than am I.

Lukka'sMa ~ I don't believe for a second that a rude word would know what to do in your mouth !

CLM ~ you "keep on keepin' on" girl !

Frenchy
August 9th, 2007, 10:56 AM
SuP'NAD ~ you are very articulate and clearly love animals. I've enjoyed reading ALL your posts.



Me too ! :thumbs up


Growler, you missed this one http://bestsmileys.com/dead/10.gif

Frenchy
August 9th, 2007, 10:59 AM
I wish I had read this before I just responded to one of them. :laughing:
Cindy

ok I just saw it :laughing:

You know , sometimes it could be a :clown: but I really do think some people are really that ... stu .... igno..... sorry , I can't find a nice word , you know , being french and all. :D :shrug:

Love4himies
August 9th, 2007, 12:41 PM
ok I just saw it :laughing:

You know , sometimes it could be a :clown: but I really do think some people are really that ... stu .... igno..... sorry , I can't find a nice word , you know , being french and all. :D :shrug:

Absolutely Frenchy, we all hear of the stupid things that :loser: people :loser: do like leave their animals (even children) in locked up cars in the summer.

krdahmer
August 9th, 2007, 01:56 PM
:D :offtopic: and not mad.... (the off topic guy looks mad...:shrug: and that guy looks sad... huh)

Anyhoo... I'm just wondering how you get those smiley's into the posts like that, the ones that aren't in our list....:confused:

krdahmer
August 9th, 2007, 01:58 PM
http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sign/sign0101.gif (http://search.orange.co.uk/all?p=_searchbox&pt=resultgo&brand=ouk&tab=web&actualtabweb=web&q=site%3Awww.homes24.co.uk+homes24&tabRadio=web)


HA! ok I'm smarter than I thought.... :laughing: figured it out!!!

mummummum
August 9th, 2007, 02:04 PM
...Anyhoo... I'm just wondering how you get those smiley's into the posts like that, the ones that aren't in our list....:confused:

You have to import them from other places like these
http://bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm and http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/

rainbow
August 9th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Growler, I love the smilies you posted. :thumbs up What website did they come from? :D

SableCollie
August 9th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Hey, I can handle message board trolls. But it's much harder to ignore them when they are real life trolls asking/saying these exact same things to my face. :wall: :D

growler~GateKeeper
August 9th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Growler, I love the smilies you posted. :thumbs up What website did they come from? :D

Rainbow they're all from http://bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm :D :crazy:

OC_Spirit
August 9th, 2007, 04:12 PM
I've never understood trolls. I mean honestly, what is the point of stalking various forums and posting a stupid topic they care nothing about just to watch people get riled over it? Are they really that much of a waste of life??? Can they really think of nothing better to do?? I thought that's what Warcraft was for....wasting life....LOL

rainbow
August 9th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Rainbow they're all from http://bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm :D :crazy:


OMG.....I use that site all the time but never seen those. :laughing: :o

growler~GateKeeper
August 9th, 2007, 04:18 PM
I spent a while searching many of the pages looking for that "special troll-ish" one for Mx3, so I'm not surprised you didn't see them I hadn't until actually looking for them :D

mummummum
August 9th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Hey, I can handle message board trolls. But it's much harder to ignore them when they are real life trolls asking/saying these exact same things to my face. :wall: :D

You KNOW how much I personally appreciate you and understand how hard it is to do the work you do everyday. I can't ~ I don't have it in me. But THANK you. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

heidiho
August 9th, 2007, 04:23 PM
:evil: God i hate trolls,come here make up long stories,get everybody involved and upset,then you never see them here again.I think it is very obvious even by their screen name and the way they type and what they are asking that it is a troll(IMO)and i see i am usually right,i dont even welcome newbies until i see they have been here awhile.

Ford
August 9th, 2007, 04:26 PM
Please keep in mind that not all who come here arrive with the same knowledge of the regular members. Sometimes what might seem like a "dumb question" or a "stupid answer" comes from a genuine caring for the pet, and a real lack of knowlege. Many of the members here showed the same ignorance of facts when they first joined, and it was only through the compassion of the community that they became responsible and caring pet owners. Mistakes are made, sometimes with sad consequences. But it's only through compassion for both the animals and those who would care for them that we can help prevent future problems, and help enrich the lives of pets.

At the end of the day, if it means we happen to inadvertantly indulge the odd troll by trying to help the sincere newbies, then the ends justify the means.

Your friendly neighbourhood mod,
Ford

rainbow
August 9th, 2007, 04:34 PM
I agree with you, Ford but there's also a member that intentionally bothers us with her BYB postings. :frustrated:

mummummum
August 9th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Please keep in mind that not all who come here arrive with the same knowledge of the regular members. Sometimes what might seem like a "dumb question" or a "stupid answer" comes from a genuine caring for the pet, and a real lack of knowlege. Many of the members here showed the same ignorance of facts when they first joined, and it was only through the compassion of the community that they became responsible and caring pet owners. Mistakes are made, sometimes with sad consequences. But it's only through compassion for both the animals and those who would care for them that we can help prevent future problems, and help enrich the lives of pets.

At the end of the day, if it means we happen to inadvertantly indulge the odd troll by trying to help the sincere newbies, then the ends justify the means.

Your friendly neighbourhood mod,
Ford

Which is my point yes ?

Frenchy
August 9th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Sometimes what might seem like a "dumb question" or a "stupid answer" comes from a genuine caring for the pet, and a real lack of knowlege.

Just an exemple : having a dog fall off a moving car and not bringing him to the vet or having a dog put down because it had lumps and diarya is not a genuine loving caring pet owner , it is not a lack of knowlege either ... it's just plain ... I won't even say it. :o

But I agree that someone who would post about a dog having soft stool because it's fed Purina is a lack of knowlege and that I can deal with it.

heidiho
August 9th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Exactly what Frenchy said..

SableCollie
August 9th, 2007, 05:43 PM
I'm all for helping people, but many of these people seem to not want to be helped...they don't like the advice offered and get angry. And this seems to be what happens with a good percentage of the posts. It seems some people do not want advice, there is only one answer they want and they are mad when no one gives it to them. :shrug:

mummummum
August 9th, 2007, 05:59 PM
I'm all for helping people, but many of these people seem to not want to be helped...they don't like the advice offered and get angry. And this seems to be what happens with a good percentage of the posts. It seems some people do not want advice, there is only one answer they want and they are mad when no one gives it to them. :shrug:

And that's the nature of the board, trolls, one-off bizarro's and all the others, kiddo. Despite all of them, we stick with it and with each other in order to welcome others who think and feel like we do.

SableCollie
August 9th, 2007, 07:55 PM
Oh, I know. :o It's just when half the posts go something like this...:p

"omg my sink broken and shooting water 10 feet into the air and my kitchen is flooding, what should i do lol."

"Well, you really need to call a plumber, this sounds serious."

"jeez thanks for the help i kno i could call a plumber and i kno wether this is serious i asked how to fix it myself ok so thanks for nothing."

"Well we are not plumbers. Neither are you, apparently. You need to see a professional. :rolleyes: "

"jeez come on all i did was ask for help but i guess i will just go ask somewhere else, jeez i thought you were all sink ppl but i guess not well guess what i am not calling a plumber!!111one"

(Kidding, of course. I doubt there have been any posts about sinks. :D )

Tommysmom
August 9th, 2007, 08:20 PM
LMAO at 'sinks':laughing: !! Well said, lol. It sounds so darn ludicrous put that way, doesn't it?

I never realized there was a season for odd message board stuff... but I have to admit, I work with the public and August is always our strangest time of the year too. I just assumed there were way more full moons than in other months:D .

Frenchy
August 9th, 2007, 10:13 PM
:laughing: good one SableCollie :laughing: