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I'm curious why the entire can you make a living thread was deleted?

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I do not know the answer but I have a hunch. The thread was, IMHO, irredeemably hijacked by a poster who was so often quoted by other posters that I suspect that erasing the whole thread became the only viable solution. In addition, even before the serious hijacker appeared, there were posts demeaning the OP.

The same subject, with far less invective, is available on several threads that exits, all with titles similar enough to search and find, I believe. (I have not searched. I know enough people who actually do make a good living at MS and have read the other threads AND heard their stories first hand.)

btw, I am not a Mod and do not know who is. But I also suspect that only Jacob could take down an entire thread.

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I didn't see anything worthy of even shutting down the thread, much less deleting it. I mean a poster was a bit rude at time but there was no profanity or personal insults.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
It was full of personal insults and of calling other forum members liars! The hijacker was all about making only negative and demeaning comments. No positive contribution whatsoever, IMHO.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
HEY. I was saving that thread to read today because it's my day off. I hope it's not gone!!!!
There were posters in that thread that were really trying to help the OP and I thought there was some useful information in there.
BGriff..the OP literally called you a liar saying you couldn't know any owners and always negative about everything related to MSing. Having said that, I found OP smart and did agree with "some" things she said.
I did try to help her understand the layers of this industry, and did find her intelligent, although putting many down.
I think Jacob had to erase thread due to the negativity and nothing positive, just my guess.

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Dr. Judith Wright
The thread contained a frank exchange of views. Although I disagreed with some points offered by Bgriffin I could understand his point of view more as the thread went on.

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@spaztck wrote:

There were posters in that thread that were really trying to help the OP and I thought there was some useful information in there.

Agreed. Lots of diverse opinions. The only fly in the ointment was a random poster who started using the 't-word' because others had different viewpoints. Yet she didn't offer any opinions herself.
I didn't read that thread at all. Now I'm sorry to have missed it. lol

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There are 3 kinds of lies. Lies, Damn lies, and statistics.
You didn't miss much and the only fly in the ointment wasn't the one who used the troll word.

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The felon thread has been closed and "her" rudeness and name calling towards me has been removed.....smiling smiley, on the road to recovery......thank you Jacob.

Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.....
Dr. Judith Wright
Well not all of her nasty comments to you (or others) were removed, but at least the thread was shut down.
Jas one step at a time.....Rome wasn't built in a day...you haven't see or heard from her this past two days.

Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.....
Dr. Judith Wright
Today. That all happened yesterday. But yes, I don't expect to see much of her around after that.
Expect reincarnation.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
Do I believe in reincarnation? When it comes to forum members, why yes. Yes I do.

Edited to add: disgruntled, alienated forum members with low self esteem.

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I suggest that we simply let it fade into distant memory.... I suggest that we let this one quietly fade away on it's own accord as well.... The next time anybody's behavior gets unacceptable, I suggest that we simply report and otherwise ignore it so that it can be quietly removed and forgotten.

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MF Johnston....good thoughts, however when someone calls me names, i will defend my life, get it taken down or die trying.
This one is over, I am letting it go..

Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.....
Dr. Judith Wright
I would suggest that name calling is not a threat to your life. Engaging in a name-calling war is exactly what we try to tell kids NOT to do in middle school. Report it. Let them be deleted. Move on.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
While I appreciate what you are trying to do, we are not your students in middle school.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
"I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag." -Molly Ivins
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
@LisaSTL
I agree. However, the insults around here have gotten bad - and not just from newcomers. Is it too much to ask that we not go around insulting one-another? Should we not expect adults to be able to not act like children?

Edit to add:
I only "suggest" this. If most folks like the nastiness, I'll be ignored and it will continue. I would like to think that the overwhelming number of folks would like to see it go away and I'm suggesting that the regulars on this forum take the lead, act like adults and not engage.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.


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I need to start drinking beer again. Been a few weeks and the lbs are coming off... but I am also missing out on the fun of the forum. Hello everyone.

MegglesKat
So it is not ok to name call in middle school and it is as an adult?

@LisaSTL wrote:

While I appreciate what you are trying to do, we are not your students in middle school.
Hey MC, nice to see you. If you go to a thread (now closed) about felons and mystery shopping, there is some entertainment to be had.
Speaking of disappearing threads, did you notice that the job board has been purged and if you go under "Show All Forums" the job boards by area have all disappeared. Stormraven first noticed the job board purge and started a thread about it. Good catch!

Kim
@MFJohnston wrote:

I would suggest that name calling is not a threat to your life. Engaging in a name-calling war is exactly what we try to tell kids NOT to do in middle school. Report it. Let them be deleted. Move on.
I never called her names, being called a drink is not acceptable on a public forum, Jacob agrees.

Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.....
Dr. Judith Wright
Says the pot to the kettle

@MFJohnston wrote:

I would suggest that name calling is not a threat to your life. Engaging in a name-calling war is exactly what we try to tell kids NOT to do in middle school. Report it. Let them be deleted. Move on.
I'm just going to ignore that you knew exactly what I meant and chose to twist it around for your own ends.

That said, it is not ok for someone to start a thread complaining of name calling then do basically the same thing. Neither is it ok for someone to talk down to us like we are children. For one thing, damn straight it is ok to do a lot of things as an adult that should not be allowed by a child in middle school. For another, it is always easy to say "let it go" when you are not on the other end of the insults.

I actually found the concept of this thread to be positive even if the execution was not so much.

@CANADAMOMMY wrote:

So it is not ok to name call in middle school and it is as an adult?

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
"I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag." -Molly Ivins
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
@Irene_L.A.
I never stated who called whom names. There were multiple folks who did so.

@spicy1
I do not believe I called anybody a name. I did respond to an insult firmly. That is one of the things I regret.

I look at these responses as justification for cutting into folks. Is that the intention? We have very few forum rules on this site. One of them is that we are not supposed to do exactly this. Why are we working so hard do justify the very actions that are clearly contrary to forum rules?

Again, I use the middle school example, not because I believe anybody here is one of my students, but because the behavior of name-calling is an exchanging of insults is a basic behavior that is considered unacceptable in adult society and one in two which parents and teachers work awful hard to instill in children as childish. The "He called me a naughty name therefore I need to call him one" is very juvenile. Is this what we want to define the forum?

Edit for minor grammar blunder.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.


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