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What I like (and don't like) about Fodor's Talk

Apr 19th, 2005, 10:28 PM
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You know, this is a timely question. I've come to a near halt on posting lately. Of course, I can never really seem to fully pull the plug completely, can I? ha ha

What have I always liked and still do (although it's not as common as it once was)? The collective wit and insight of the posters here. And not the kind of wit such as that used on individuals at a cocktail party moments after they've left earshot. Elvira, Capo and others, you're missed.

I also have to say, when it comes right down to it, a lot of people here DO know the answer to the question asked, if they can stop tripping over their own opinions long enough to give it. And some truly wonderful people simply don't have that problem.

What don't I like? Well, that probably already started to sneak out. Honestly, it's the insecure, "look at me, I'm very smart, definitely smarter than you, so there!" confrontational cr*p that seems more shrill each day.

Usually starts with a "I'm confused..." from some 3rd party in response to someone else's opinion or attempt to help the OP. Of course, what that translates to in a number of these passive-aggressive go-rounds, is "ok, so I feel you're a moron, but please... allow me to expound upon that a bit in a way that allows me to wiggle out at the end". Sure enough, 2 or 3 posts exchanges later, someone has now called it and argument and Mr/Mrs Confused bats their schoolgirl lashes and goes "whoooo me?". "I'm not arguing! Why evahhhh would you confuse a debate with an argument?"

Never mind that Confused has indeed themselves confused a Q&A between 2 other people with a debate opportunity for themselves.

Other than that, it's all fine Cap'n.

LOL... It's 1:30 in the morning and I can't sleep. I'm so cornfused... and apparently cranky.

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Apr 19th, 2005, 10:47 PM
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I am almost afraid to post here anymore so I don't much...not that I have that much to add anyway!

A few years ago I stopped even reading this forum because the people seemed "snobby" to me and that is one trait I cannot tolerate. I hated (and still do) the advice that you must wear scarves, no white tennis shoes, and the "everything is better in France" threads.
Also, if I do not agree with someone I either say nothing or say what I need to NICELY-no flaming here-life is difficult enough. I prefer to uplift not offer dejection.
On the Positive Side: I received lots of great advice when I was planning a trip for "10 of US" in 2001 to Ireland, London and Paris. I could not have done it without many of the folks here.
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Apr 19th, 2005, 10:50 PM
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Opps! Forgot to add...I'm off to Ireland for my 8th trip on the 27th (next week!).
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