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Interesting, indeed. Unfortunately, as I've already stated, there is no gatekeeper. If we don't like what we see, we can choose to read and not post, or stop returning. The choice is ours.

 

another choice is to post  and fwiw i quite enjoyed writing that--it was even more fun before i edited

 

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another choice is to post  and fwiw i quite enjoyed writing that--it was even more fun before i edited

 


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... it was even more fun before i edited    

 

I do that, Kate! Sometimes I write every damn thing I want to say, then go back and make it look pretty. (Although these days I tend to not waste my time.)

 

Once, though, I accidentally hit Submit. I immediately went back to delete. Whew!  But the little nitwit I was posting about was looking at the thread and used the Quote key.

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post #109 of 121

scrumdiddlycakes, what is your question

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post #110 of 121
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scrumdiddlycakes, what is your question


I just didn't understand you comment, I'm probably just reading it weirdly, lol.

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scrumdiddlycakes--i'm sure i wrote it weird--

 

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~~~this post has nothing to do with legitimate criticism, and direct unflowery advice~~~

 

lemme get this straight, goodvibrations and wendelynb,

 

you mean when the original poster explains their problem and (very few but one is too many) responding posters think, "i can not only re-word this problem back to everyone with some colorful language I can also have some fun at op's expense plus get rid of some aggression right here right now-- step back, girls, let a pro handle this, i own a business"

 

you think it unfair for the responding cakers to impugn the integrity of the op, their clients and their hard work? 

 

that this makes you uncomfortable?

 

interesting

 

this post has nothing to do with legitimate criticism, and direct unflowery advice

 

i said "interesting"

 

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Interesting, indeed. Unfortunately, as I've already stated, there is no gatekeeper. If we don't like what we see, we can choose to read and not post, or stop returning. The choice is ours.

 

mimi said "interesting indeed --gave two posting options--jason gave another idea...

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another choice is to post  and fwiw i quite enjoyed writing that--it was even more fun before i edited

 

 

then i gave another posting choice that you can also choose to go ahead and submit a post, submit your opinion--and i'm saying that i enjoyed writing my 1st quote here very much--i'm saying i liked it even better before i edited out all the juicy bits <big grin> that was as clean as i could get it--that type of behavior that wendelynb and goodvibrations spoke of--it may well continue--but i have done what i could to draw my personal boundary line around me--ain't cool w/me--and to show support for whosoever puts their neck out there too. wb & gv

 

 

 

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I do that, Kate! Sometimes I write every damn thing I want to say, then go back and make it look pretty. (Although these days I tend to not waste my time.)

 

Once, though, I accidentally hit Submit. I immediately went back to delete. Whew!  But the little nitwit I was posting about was looking at the thread and used the Quote key.

 

mimi--busted--tooo funny  :lol: 

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THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS - YOU NAILED IT
---you mean when the original poster explains their problem and (very few but one is too many) responding posters think, "i can not only re-word this problem back to everyone with some colorful language I can also have some fun at op's expense plus get rid of some aggression right here right now-- step back, girls, let a pro handle this, i own a business"---

Not only here, but on just about every fricking forum about every fricking thing under the sun. The internet is to passive aggressives what dark and damp is to mold.
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post #113 of 121

Why can't we all just get along? 

 

 

 

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post #114 of 121
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THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS - YOU NAILED IT
---you mean when the original poster explains their problem and (very few but one is too many) responding posters think, "i can not only re-word this problem back to everyone with some colorful language I can also have some fun at op's expense plus get rid of some aggression right here right now-- step back, girls, let a pro handle this, i own a business"---

Not only here, but on just about every fricking forum about every fricking thing under the sun. The internet is to passive aggressives what dark and damp is to mold.


Haha that's exactly it! Let's be real, a lot of the rude posts aren't to help the OP, it's to make yourself and others laugh. Don't dress it up as sincere business advice, it's just b*tchin'.

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post #115 of 121
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~~~this post has nothing to do with legitimate criticism, and direct unflowery advice~~~

lemme get this straight, goodvibrations and wendelynb,

you mean when the original poster explains their problem and (very few but one is too many) responding posters think, "i can not only re-word this problem back to everyone with some colorful language I can also have some fun at op's expense plus get rid of some aggression right here right now-- step back, girls, let a pro handle this, i own a business"

you think it unfair for the responding cakers to impugn the integrity of the op, their clients and their hard work? 

that this makes you uncomfortable?

interesting

this post has nothing to do with legitimate criticism, and direct unflowery advice


I am struggling with lack of sleep for the past two days aside from a two or so hour nap, and it's possibly effecting my thought process because I am totally lost as to what your interpretation of my last post is. I am still saying the same thing as before just responding basically to the comment that a harsher comment should be expected coming from a business thread. The criticism itself isn't necessarily the problem, it's the way in which it is given. It's all in the delivery, you can say the same words just arranged differently and it makes the biggest difference in the world. My thing is, that I fail to see the relevance in business or personal. I mean, I totally understand that from a business perspective you would hold the OP to a higher standard than the average joe because you expect in a business that the decorator would be a professional and their work should reflect the same however; does a professional decorator not deserve the same common decency that a civilian would receive? I stated that I am not sure that I would be so brave as to post pics of my work for fear of receiving similar responses and others have agreed. My point in posting that fear was to give something for those using crass comments to think about. I agree we can ignore insensitive posts and even block them from our view but blocking would come after the damage was done, and I really believe that taming the harshness of the tongue is such an easy thing to do if those that are use to being abrasive in their comments would just use some restraint they may be able to give someone some much needed and appreciated advise.

I also wanted to give you a thumbs up on your post "my point is temper the truth--not dilute it--delete the harshness--shoot straight and true and be nice about it or at a minimum be neutral about it--

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those who bash would also be on that list--i just hope we stop & think a bit more about how we say things.

just say no to cake rage

belt it out, aretha!

YOU GO GIRL

Does that make more sense or clear up my point or am I still lost as to what you were saying?
post #116 of 121
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I am struggling with lack of sleep for the past two days aside from a two or so hour nap, and it's possibly effecting my thought process because I am totally lost as to what your interpretation of my last post is. I am still saying the same thing as before just responding basically to the comment that a harsher comment should be expected coming from a business thread. The criticism itself isn't necessarily the problem, it's the way in which it is given. It's all in the delivery, you can say the same words just arranged differently and it makes the biggest difference in the world. My thing is, that I fail to see the relevance in business or personal. I mean, I totally understand that from a business perspective you would hold the OP to a higher standard than the average joe because you expect in a business that the decorator would be a professional and their work should reflect the same however; does a professional decorator not deserve the same common decency that a civilian would receive? I stated that I am not sure that I would be so brave as to post pics of my work for fear of receiving similar responses and others have agreed. My point in posting that fear was to give something for those using crass comments to think about. I agree we can ignore insensitive posts and even block them from our view but blocking would come after the damage was done, and I really believe that taming the harshness of the tongue is such an easy thing to do if those that are use to being abrasive in their comments would just use some restraint they may be able to give someone some much needed and appreciated advise.

I also wanted to give you a thumbs up on your post "my point is temper the truth--not dilute it--delete the harshness--shoot straight and true and be nice about it or at a minimum be neutral about it--

AND

those who bash would also be on that list--i just hope we stop & think a bit more about how we say things.

just say no to cake rage

belt it out, aretha!

YOU GO GIRL


Does that make more sense or clear up my point or am I still lost as to what you were saying?

 

 

sorry to be confusing--i meant to convey that i am all in agreement with you and goodvibrations--i tried to be kind of tongue in cheek--for example you mean when the lions come out and eat the people in the arena it makes you squeamish? you mean when the newbie chum is thrown into the water the shark bites make you shudder? it does me too but i hope they stop it. i wish they would stop it. it's wrong and ugly and hurts the forum and the people they do it to.

 

i've tried to stop it before but it was often deflected--then i just had to watch it happen or ignore it so i left.

 

i don't understand why some people take such unfair advantage of others except for these quotes:

 

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THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS - YOU NAILED IT
---you mean when the original poster explains their problem and (very few but one is too many) responding posters think, "i can not only re-word this problem back to everyone with some colorful language I can also have some fun at op's expense plus get rid of some aggression right here right now-- step back, girls, let a pro handle this, i own a business"---

Not only here, but on just about every fricking forum about every fricking thing under the sun. The internet is to passive aggressives what dark and damp is to mold.

 

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Haha that's exactly it! Let's be real, a lot of the rude posts aren't to help the OP, it's to make yourself and others laugh. Don't dress it up as sincere business advice, it's just b*tchin'.

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post #117 of 121

We get it, we get it, we get. Belaboring the point serves no purpose other than to make you all feel better - which is what you all disliked about the original discussion. This thread can go on forever or until the Mods say "enough already." 

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post #118 of 121
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We get it, we get it, we get. Belaboring the point serves no purpose other than to make you all feel better - which is what you all disliked about the original discussion. This thread can go on forever or until the Mods say "enough already."

 

my post was not to you, mimi--someone asked me a question.

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post #119 of 121

My post was for everyone. I don't think you all realize that continuing the discussion is only detrimental to the original point. But whatever. I'm now out of this one.

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post #120 of 121

Belaboring of points happens all the time, on this forum and others. It's the result of everyone giving their two cents, things are going to get repeated a lot. That's just the way it is on an internet forum. 

 

I just wish people would at least reserve their nasty for when the OP is being really intractable and trying to argue the point, which is not at all the case in this thread. The OP did not respond to the criticism by just calling everyone a bunch of meanies for not liking her cake. She responded pretty nicely and calmly, especially compared to some of the responses I have seen on this forum. 

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