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Old January 1st, 2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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Can we get rid of the "let off some steam" part in TWPR description? Just about every rant in there the OP gets bitched out. To me to fix it its either that or add "and feel the wrath of our bitter members". But I didnt think you'd go for that one.

Also can we unstick my Quick Reference? I know you guys talked about it when I wasnt here. I dont have the time nor dedication to VT to keep it up and thats too much of a hassle to ask anyone else to do. So if its not updated why keep it around?



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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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I can somewhat agree with you on this. I think it's great to have TWPR for people to rant in, but when every one of them gets bitched out for ranting in a rant thread, what's the point? I hate to see every rant start a bitch-fest. But if we disallow ranting in TWPR, where are people going to rant? I suppose they could use their blog, but to me, it's not the same.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:13 AM   #3
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Forum-appropriate?? Meaning relationship vents end up going to r&d, mental illness somewhere in psych ward (wherever appropiriate) ect.

Or we could work on not bitching people out 'cause they're frustrated at something.

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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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There are tons of rants that don't have a forum appropriate location.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:39 AM   #5
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I see both sides to this. I think people should be able to freely rant but at the same time when you post in the middle of the open forum you open yourself up to all sorts of responses, positive and negative. Most people don't realize that when people rant majority of the time they don't mean what they say.

If somebody posts "I'm so mad at my step dad I wish he was dead" its likely to generate controversy; never mind the fact that he could have just gotten into an argument and posted what he felt at the time. 10 minutes later he could feel completely different about it yet for days people will post how he was wrong for wishing someone dead.

We can always tighten up moderation in rant threads and prevent the unnecessary or excessive criticism of ranters. Personally, I prefer to let ranters be since its not my place to judge how they express their emotions and leave them to their peace.

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Old January 1st, 2010, 12:22 PM   #6
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I'm not saying to disallow rants by any means, but just not encourage them by the description. The desc. says that its okay to rant here and then the comments and attitudes say that its not. To me, if we get rid of that part of the desc its the posters own risk by ranting there and they get whatever response they get.

If the bitching can be moderated, then good luck.



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Old January 1st, 2010, 12:40 PM   #7
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Tbh, this is a public forum.
If you rant and express yourself openly in any public space then you are opening yourself up to criticism as well as support.
If people want to rant without any possibility of getting negative feedback then they need to do it in a more controlled or more private setting (e.g. blogs, diaries etc).


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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:08 PM   #8
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I agree Heather. Back when I originally joined, people weren't bashed for ranting, and now they are. I think it is possible to stop the bashing, if not, just take it out of the description like you said.



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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:16 PM   #9
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The only ones I've seen get out of hand have been those that are about VT members and staff or "hot" topics (religion, for example). Normal rants, as far as I'm aware, don't tend to get lots of negative comments.


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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:19 PM   #10
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The only ones I've seen get out of hand have been those that are about VT members and staff or "hot" topics (religion, for example). Normal rants, as far as I'm aware, don't tend to get lots of negative comments.
There are the occasional relationship rants where the poster says 'guys are assholes' and people get all moany about the generalisation when the poster was only angry at her boyfriend or whoever it may be

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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:21 PM   #11
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There are the occasional relationship rants where the poster says 'guys are assholes' and people get all moany about the generalisation when the poster was only angry at her boyfriend or whoever it may be
Ah, I see.


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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:24 PM   #12
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If you rant, you should expect some negative responses. Especially on the internet.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:27 PM   #13
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If you rant, you should expect some negative responses. Especially on the internet.
I find that a valid point.

However, I do find it a bit counterproductive to invite people to vent their frustrations only for people to go out of their way to create more of them.

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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:36 PM   #14
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I find that a valid point.

However, I do find it a bit counterproductive to invite people to vent their frustrations only for people to go out of their way to create more of them.
I can understand that, but that's people for you, especially bored people.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:39 PM   #15
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I'm going to quote exactly what I said in a rant thread.

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Let's all remember that this is a rant and simply her voicing her opinions and trying to cool down. So let's all cool off and show some respect towards each other's opinions before it gets out of hand thanks.
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What I said was to "stay respectful" I didn't say you had to shut up but to just respect her opinions just like she should respect yours. And that goes for EVERYONE you can voice why you disagree just don't cross the line to being an ass.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:57 AM   #16
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I could swear that we had a rant-specific thread at some point but no one else seems to remember so I may be imagining things. xP

What do you guys think about that, a thread in TWPR for those ranting moments when you just want to let off steam and don't really want people giving you advice? It'd be like the Send A Message thread, or Dirty Little Secrets, how there's sort of a rule about not responding to other people's posts. It's just there to let things out and get them off your chest.
Would anyone use that?

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:00 AM   #17
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I could swear that we had a rant-specific thread at some point but no one else seems to remember so I may be imagining things. xP

What do you guys think about that, a thread in TWPR for those ranting moments when you just want to let off steam and don't really want people giving you advice? It'd be like the Send A Message thread, or Dirty Little Secrets, how there's sort of a rule about not responding to other people's posts. It's just there to let things out and get them off your chest.
Would anyone use that?
There are a couple of "Rant Threads" floating about - there's one in my diary and then I remember at least one or two more in other diaries. But I think people like getting responses which they tend not to get in these tailor-made threads. Come to think of it, it may be more widely used if it was in TWPR though.


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Old January 2nd, 2010, 09:07 AM   #18
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- there's one in my diary and then I remember at least one or two more in other diaries.
I have, desi has, stephen has, steph has, val has, marcie has, i think autumn has one

Yeah. they're common
But they're not really open season for the rest of the population to use.

But, Jessi, I like the idea...

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:46 PM   #19
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For the quick reference, I agree. I tried for a bit and then i retired from modship and it wasn't picked back up. Just abandon it and unstick.

For TWPR, it has become a place where people can't let off steam, and thats not good...
We need to be a pillar of support rather than a pillar of criticism.






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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:06 AM   #20
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i didnt read all the way thrpugh, but what about a thread thing just for rants? like a rant topic thing?
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