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LoveItaly Jul 15th, 2006 05:31 PM

LOL, chicaglori, I had an employee like that but he was a male. He was such a miseralble person I finally moved him into a small office where neither we, our other employees or our clients had to see him. Good scenerio!!

chicagolori Jul 15th, 2006 05:40 PM

I can relate.

My company is embracing the "work at home" concept as it saves so much real estate expense, especially in Chicago.

I generally am not a fan of the idea, but in this case, i am making a BIG exception.

drewbari Jul 15th, 2006 06:28 PM

I am a long time poster. The way I see it, that the people who post those type of questions just want conversation, and opinions.

mms Jul 15th, 2006 06:31 PM

BayouGal--I just want to say that I agree with the others...please stick around:) Our problem poster on TA has tried to get to spoof us locals by posting under MANY screen names. It has become a joke, and even people who are not regulars there have seen it and spoken up about it. So you are not alone, unfortunately.

chicagolori--" I try to picture them sitting at their keyboard, red in the face, grinding their teeth, soaking in anger - and i sort of get amused now because no matter what, i am having a great time on the board while all the while they are about to bust a blood vessel." OMG, that is exactly what several of us think about our problem poster, lol!

drewbari Jul 15th, 2006 06:34 PM

If you dont like it, then dont read it.

razzledazzle Jul 15th, 2006 06:42 PM

What ?!?
There's a ***problem*** poster ???


LoveItaly Jul 15th, 2006 06:50 PM

LOL Razzle!! You noticed? BTW, bet the weather is cooler where you are then where I am. It is HOT here!

happytrailstoyou Jul 15th, 2006 07:02 PM

Drewbari wrote "If you dont like it, then dont read it." However, if you don't read it, you won't know whether you like it. Drew, baby, we read even your drivel.

I think most of those who post here really want to share their experiences with others and that if the questions were more interesting and challenging more of us would be thinking about good answers rather that trying to figure out why some people are so lazy, stupid, or mean spirited.

LoveItaly Jul 15th, 2006 07:08 PM

LOL happytrailstoyou, that is the problem isn't it? If you don't read it you don't know what the post says. Very good! A better suggestion is "if you don't like what you read don't respond". Happy reading everyone!!

dsquared Jul 15th, 2006 07:10 PM

Bayou Gal, sorry that you've had such an unpleasant experience. Do whatever you need to do, but I know I'd be sorry to lose your interesting posts here.

As to the OP's question, while I'm not a "long-timer," I do wonder about people who post things such as "I'll be in X city for a week's vacation - where should I stay and what is there to do? Any good restaurants?" I wonder how on earth they managed to pick the place for a vacation when they apparently know absolutely nothing about it. I used to post back asking about their interests, when they'd be coming, etc., to be able to provide them with decent recommendations. Usually they didn't answer, so I don't respond to those posts anymore.

Annabel Jul 15th, 2006 07:53 PM

Does anyone remember the time of triptiks and road maps??? Traveling was an adventure even if it was just over the state line. You did not know what to expect and that was half the fun. Now some people want other people's vacations....they want the "BEST" the best room, the best restaurant the best table in the best restaurant. Instead of creating their own experience, they want what everyone else had. The art of travel is lost and the true experience is gone sadly, for some. The internet is a blessing and a curse at the same time, it depends on how you use the information. I do skip over lots of vague threads in which the poster is too lazy to do a simple google search and ask a more detailed question. I always thought this board is a great place for first hand and true information when researching a destination, not an on line travel agency trip planner. The blatant "plan my trip for me" threads are not something I am interested in reading.

starrsville Jul 15th, 2006 08:42 PM

I think I'm the "rude" poster in the thread SAB refers to. The OP asks a somewhat specific question. A Fodorite recommends Priceline. OP responds with "which neighborhood"? Topic is SF.

How can anyone MISS the "what hotel to stay in SF/ NY/ HI'n island" threads on this board?

I suggest doing a bit of research.

OP says there are too many posts to go through.

I suggest OP use specific words in the search box AND GIVE SPECIFIC WORDS TO USE.

OP THANKS ME! and uses "Duh" (referring to self in that post).

But, since that thank you, OP has taken the time to trash me three times.

Let's see. One can take another by the hand, walk them down the hall, open the door and tell them to peek in for the answer.

Nooooooooo! I'm trashed because I didn't just TELL OP the answer.

I used the analogy of feeding with fish for the day or teaching one to fish. Other Fodorites agreed.

But, I get back on tonight and one again I am "chastised" for doing research (on behalf of OP), finding a possible hotel that meets their requirementS but NOT just listing the name of said hotel. trip found the hotel. There are great tripadvisor reviews on the hotel.

I have shaken my head and now just smile when I've read other threads when a Fodorite has suggested research - but has not been attacked by the OP. Just my good luck, I guess.

BTW, the "right" answer IMO is the Hotel Monaco (smile, LoveItaly! :-) )

Scarlett Jul 15th, 2006 08:50 PM

starrsville, no matter how nicely you say something, there is always going to be someone who will take it the wrong way, no matter what.
I have learned this lesson at the <b>Fodor School of Posting</b>. It was a hard lesson to learn, many arrows slung in my direction, many narrow minds to navigate around, but I think I am ready to graduate.
Just don't let them get you down, this is supposed to be fun. When it stops being fun, stop doing it..for at least a couple of hours LOL
((L)) Scarlett...

LoveItaly Jul 15th, 2006 08:51 PM

Hi there starrsville, lol!! Hotel Monaco you say? Works for me dear one. And if not the Hotel Monaco how about the Villa Florence?

Annabel Jul 15th, 2006 08:58 PM

Hey Starrsville! I used to do the same thing and get blasted for it...I too have been flamed because I suggested doing a bit of research. For the time it takes to post a vague question then wait for a vague answer then blast a poster for recommending research...they could have answered their own about DUH! I finally came to the conclusion that if these posts got zero responses, these posters may have to use a few more keystrokes and do some research. Talk about lazy! It's not like you have to get up or anything....just move your fingers.

razzledazzle Jul 15th, 2006 09:04 PM

Lord in Heaven~
anyone blasts me for Sonoma/Napa
&quot;advice&quot; I'm gonna wack them on the head with a non-vintage red !


razzledazzle Jul 15th, 2006 09:10 PM

I am reminded of a wonderful response:

&quot;If you don't like the answer ask another question&quot;



SAB Jul 15th, 2006 09:14 PM

Yes starsville, that thread and the &quot;lecture&quot; that the OP gave you is the one I was referring to.

starrsville Jul 15th, 2006 09:17 PM

Thanks SAB. I have, in fact, been &quot;lectured&quot; by the OP more than once. First thanked, now attacked. Oh, well.

starrsville Jul 15th, 2006 09:19 PM

Oh R5, how funny! Thanks, all!
Okay, LoveItaly, twist my arm! Maybe 1 night in each?

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