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November 24, 2012 7:05 AM
If I tried to go anywhere near the mall this weekend, I can guarantee you I will encounter a lot more rudeness and hostility than I find in a month on MFP. laugh

Some people are asses. I can't control that. The only thing I can control is how I react to them. And I'm sure as hell not going to let some miserable (insert 4 letter word of choice here) affect how I feel.

I learned that as a very emotional 13 year old who was bullied a lot in junior high. Too bad more adults don't learn that.
November 24, 2012 7:15 AM
I don't think MFP as a whole is that bad. I have had mainly really good experiences here. I think just like real life, you get a diverse community of people and not all people get along. Written word is hard to understand the meaning behind and some words can come across as attacking and judgmental when really they're meant to be helpful and supportive and some people just can't handle the truth, that being said many people can be more tactful. Anyway the way I cope is to try and look for my answers on the forums, I ask my friends first and I try to word my posts 'correctly'. If I feel that someone is being rude, I just ignore them, I think s lot of conflict is really due to difference of opinions, hunger and how the written word is perceived. The best thing to do is ignore and move on and try to not take anything personally. At the end of the day, these people do not really know you so meh... That's what I do anyway.
November 24, 2012 11:05 AM
Edited by mzmarple On November 24, 2012 11:10 AM
November 24, 2012 11:09 AM


I think it's the anonymity of the internet that gives "permission" to users to post things they would never say to someone face-to-face. This is not the only weight loss website I belong to (I'm checking out a few others), and on all of them, there are some great people, and some nasty ones.

People like to think their opinions are the best, most correct, and the only ones worth hearing. Also, many people use public forums to vent their frustrations in the relative safety of hiding behind a screen name. Unfortunately, immaturity manifests itself on the internet, regardless of the user's age.

Ignore the nasty posts, they aren't worth reading anyway.

Hello OP.

You coulda just "bumped" your thread rather than using your second account for it

Taunto - do you track all the calories you burn by jumping to conclusions? and take extra credit for the erroneous ones?

I am not the OP, and I am quite capable of making valid comments on other members' posts.


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