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    :banana whats up with the rude replies ???

    ive been busy with life and getting in some hiking too so i got a chance to come in today and get some reading caught up here.... and boy do i see a lot of RUDE and SMARTAZZ comments and replies!!! and its from some of the older members too why do people have to be like that? i mean we ALL started out not knowing nothing so why be an AZZ when somebody asks a question they dont know the answer too ???? if you love hiking like most of us do you would think that you would be grateful for more people wanting to learn more about hiking and keeping it alive,,,,,,

    yall have a great day. and be safe out there....

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    Speaking for myself, I need to get out for a hike or a paddle on the river.
    Trouble adjusting to a 12:30 to 8:30 shift. Can't wait for next month. Sucks.

    So please, show some compassion for uz smartazzes. :-)

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    its the internet. there are some who love to create drama. yeah there are some rude replies, but these are far out weighed by the number of thoughtful responses.
    a few jerks for sure,but theres a lot of good people here on whiteblaze.

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    Well I was gonna reply with a smart zzzz rude comment but instead I'll say just ignore the stupid stuff. There's far more good, helpful stuff here than the bad stuff. IMO
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    i do agree the GOOD far out weighs the the bad Jak some people do have bad days every now and then i know ive had a few lol But the ones im really talking about are the ones that do it day after day, and they have been members here for a long time, if they are unhappy with it here why stay?? ive learned a LOT from being on here and am grateful for it, and if there is something i can do to help others i do it... yall have a great day and be safe...

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    Here are some comebacks to rude posts. Feel free to add to them:

    I can see your point, but I still think you're full of crap.

    I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.

    How about never? Is never good for you?

    I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

    I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.

    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.

    I don't work here. I'm a consultant.

    It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.

    I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.

    You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

    I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

    I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.

    Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.

    The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

    Any resemblance between your reality and mine are purely coincidental.

    What am I? Flypaper for freaks?!

    I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.

    It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.

    Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.

    And your cry-baby whiny-arsed opinion would be?

    Do I look like a people person to you?

    I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

    Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.

    If I throw a stick, will you leave?

    Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

    Oh I get it. Like humor, but different.........

    Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

    Chaos, panic, and disorder. My work here is done.

    I'll try being nicer if you'll try being more intelligent.

    Wait a minute - I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

    Aren't you a black hole of need.

    I'd like to help you out, which way did you come in?

    Did you eat an extra bowl of stupid this morning?

    Why don't you slip into something more comfortable? Like a coma.

    If you have something to say raise your hand... then place it over your mouth.

    I'm too busy, can I ignore you some other time?

    Don't let your mind wander, it's too small to be let out on its own.

    Have a nice day, somewhere else.

    You're not yourself today, I noticed the improvement straight away.

    Do you hear that? That's the sound of no-one caring.


    You're so nasty, I called you on the phone and got an ear infection.

    People like you don't grow on trees, they swing from them.

    I could say nice things about you, but I would rather tell the truth.

    I never forget a face but in your case I'll make an exception.

    I know I'm talking like an idiot. I have to, other wise you wouldn't understand me.

    Most of us live and learn, you just live.

    I like you. People say I've no taste, but I like you.

    I like your approach, now let's see your departure.

    I can't seem to remember your name, and please don't remind me!

    I can't talk to you right now; tell me, where will you be in ten years, I'll make sure I'm not there.

    You must have a low opinion of people if you think they're your equals.

    You must have gotten up on the wrong side of the cage this morning.

    You possess a mind not merely twisted, but actually sprained.

    You remind me of the ocean - you make me sick.

    You should toss out more of your funny remarks; that's all they're good for.

    You started at the bottom - and it's been downhill ever since.

    You used to be arrogant and obnoxious. Now you are just the opposite. You are
    obnoxious and arrogant.

    I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid

    I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth

    Sarcasm is one more service I offer

    I’m trying to imagine you with a personality

    Too many freaks, not enough circuses

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    You can disagree with a point of view and stick to your guns and still be civil in your response - even when emotions are running high. But there is no doubt that if you stay on WB, you need to have some cojones!

    I also think that you need to just let some things go when you receive a rude response. Not always easy to do. It seems that some of the long time members who know the most and who could help others on WB the most are inclined to give the rudest answers at times. I've heard these members are great guys when you meet them in person so I'm thinking that they must be so tired of the dumb questions/answers they see here year after year that they can't help themselves...

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    I like all of the comebacks from the long list above. What I don't understand is why everyone rallies around some of the rudest posters on this site. It's like hero worship.

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    It's an internet messageboard, tone of a post is often lost. Wit and pithiness don't always convey well and are often misconstrued as sarcasm and rudeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litefoot2000 View Post
    I like all of the comebacks from the long list above. What I don't understand is why everyone rallies around some of the rudest posters on this site. It's like hero worship.
    Come back and ask that question when you have over 27,000 posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flemdawg1:1475992
    It's an internet messageboard, tone of a post is often lost. Wit and pithiness don't always convey well and are often misconstrued as sarcasm and rudeness.
    Even adding a smily face some will take attempted wit as sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atraildreamer View Post
    Here are some comebacks to rude posts. Feel free to add to them:

    I can see your point, but I still think you're full of crap.

    I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.

    How about never? Is never good for you?

    I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

    I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.

    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.

    I don't work here. I'm a consultant.

    It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.

    I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.

    You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

    I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

    I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.

    Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.

    The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

    Any resemblance between your reality and mine are purely coincidental.

    What am I? Flypaper for freaks?!

    I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.

    It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.

    Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.

    And your cry-baby whiny-arsed opinion would be?

    Do I look like a people person to you?

    I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

    Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.

    If I throw a stick, will you leave?

    Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

    Oh I get it. Like humor, but different.........

    Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

    Chaos, panic, and disorder. My work here is done.

    I'll try being nicer if you'll try being more intelligent.

    Wait a minute - I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

    Aren't you a black hole of need.

    I'd like to help you out, which way did you come in?

    Did you eat an extra bowl of stupid this morning?

    Why don't you slip into something more comfortable? Like a coma.

    If you have something to say raise your hand... then place it over your mouth.

    I'm too busy, can I ignore you some other time?

    Don't let your mind wander, it's too small to be let out on its own.

    Have a nice day, somewhere else.

    You're not yourself today, I noticed the improvement straight away.

    Do you hear that? That's the sound of no-one caring.


    You're so nasty, I called you on the phone and got an ear infection.

    People like you don't grow on trees, they swing from them.

    I could say nice things about you, but I would rather tell the truth.

    I never forget a face but in your case I'll make an exception.

    I know I'm talking like an idiot. I have to, other wise you wouldn't understand me.

    Most of us live and learn, you just live.

    I like you. People say I've no taste, but I like you.

    I like your approach, now let's see your departure.

    I can't seem to remember you name, and please don't remind me!

    I can't talk to you right now; tell me, where will you be in ten years, I'll make sure I'm not there.

    You must have a low opinion of people if you think they're your equals.

    You must have gotten up on the wrong side of the cage this morning.

    You possess a mind not merely twisted, but actually sprained.

    You remind me of the ocean - you make me sick.

    You should toss out more of your funny remarks; that's all they're good for.

    You started at the bottom - and it's been downhill ever since.

    You used to be arrogant and obnoxious. Now you are just the opposite. You are
    obnoxious and arrogant.

    I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid

    I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth

    Sarcasm is one more service I offer

    I’m trying to imagine you with a personality

    Too many freaks, not enough circuses

    maybe we could number those and just click on the number to insert the comment we want.
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    I think 90% of the rude or snarky replies are funny. But I'm wired to find humor in almost everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaTwiztedOne View Post
    ive been busy with life and getting in some hiking too so i got a chance to come in today and get some reading caught up here.... and boy do i see a lot of RUDE and SMARTAZZ comments and replies!!! and its from some of the older members too why do people have to be like that? i mean we ALL started out not knowing nothing so why be an AZZ when somebody asks a question they dont know the answer too ???? if you love hiking like most of us do you would think that you would be grateful for more people wanting to learn more about hiking and keeping it alive,,,,,,

    yall have a great day. and be safe out there....
    Welcome to the internet. If you think this forum is rude, you need to go on a political forum sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flemdawg1 View Post
    It's an internet messageboard, tone of a post is often lost. Wit and pithiness don't always convey well and are often misconstrued as sarcasm and rudeness.
    Precisely - attempts at humor are often misinterpreted as rude comments. You should agree with me, then we'll both be right.

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    "It's just talkin"

    I don't know, a lot of this stuff is extremely funny, till it gets personal and heated...then it's time to take it to personal messaging, and keep it off the open forums I guess.

    Couple of my favorites (I won't get this verbatim)

    Roses are red violets are blue
    you were mean to me, so guess what?
    F*** You!


    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be so rude and nasty, clearly I was going for condescending.

    To damn funny, of coarse these were said in jest...I think, hehe You gotta be able to let this stuff roll off your back, and if your gonna give it out, ya better be prepared to receive It back ten fold. There's a few people that I've been nasty with, but I'd sit with them in any trail town and share a burger, I don't hold grudges, but if someone wants to get personal and nasty, I just won't deal with ya...end of story. It's all good!

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    I love drama from time to time. I get bored fast otherwise. I like WB and most of the posters here. I had some arguments with some members when I started posting here( Baptism of fire I called it) but in long run many of the members that I used to argue with are my favorite posters now and some that I used to consider favorite have lost their status for me.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that I started to judge people in long run and not with one post or when they are having a bad time and it reflects in their comments.

    For me there is no stupid question or even a too common question about hiking. I f I am not in the mood I just do not answer it but I don't like when some members try to make the one who has a question feel stupid or ashamed. Let's don't forget that Search option of the Whiteblaze is not the best and new members may have some difficulties with it( and even members like me with 500 posts still have difficulty figuring it out).

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    Quote Originally Posted by perdidochas View Post
    Welcome to the internet. If you think this forum is rude, you need to go on a political forum sometime.
    Can you recommend a good one please...I'm feeling snarky


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Blazer View Post
    Come back and ask that question when you have over 27,000 posts.
    I don't have that much to say and hopefully never will.

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