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Subject: Re: On the plus side... Date: 11/22/2012 1:37 AM
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But my original post was more of a comment about possible lack of respect for me as a poster, which I am getting better at recognizing on this board although I am still not all the way there yet. :-)

--Rod



Hey Rod, as an imaginary internet poster, here's my 4 to 6 cents. Respect, humor, kidding around comes and goes on this board. This board is just a bunch of guys (and a few gals) who just get on here to have some fun and discuss footbal...is there some trash talking?? Of course. Most of it is just joking around. Does some of it go too far sometimes? Of course.

But based on what I have read in the past....and I hope I'm not stepping in too deep here....is that when there is a bit of joking or disrespect, you seem to be very offended or affected by it personally. You obviously like the game, like to discuss it, and come across as a reasonably intelligent person.

But you can NOT take it personally....the jokes...the ribbing. No one here knows you. No one here would initially target you. But of course, over time, once you develop a history of "complaining" then there's a mark.

My advice....take it easy. No one here is "targeting you". When someone takes a joking shot at you....you shoot back, nicely. In fun. But for God's sake, don't write some long, sanctimonious post complaining about the "lack of maturity" or "respect" or whatever on this board. It's par for the course. It's a bunch of guys...

Roll with it...have fun. Just don't complain and whine.
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