- Nov 24, 2009
That seems to be the norm now....eyerolls, telling everyone they are wrong and just posting useless memes or pics or whatever they are.
I just feel like the eye rolls from some members come on anything I post. And as far as the cartoons or whatever they are when I go to a thread and there are two or three in a row with no real content that is pointless and annoyong...heck this thread alone has them.I don't think the behavior of a small segment of the community constitutes a "norm." In fact, if you look at the discussion in this thread and on the Advisory Panel, it appears to me that the members as a whole is concerned with the recent levels of aggression and are looking for ways to address the problem.
Not at all my intent, just another recommendation. I thought since I recently internally reflected it and it helped, maybe others could too. No ill intent whatsoever. Apologies if it came across that way, I just figure it's better to spark the discussion of "hey maybe I can do better" than it is to blatantly tell someone they are doing wrong, since that can be perceived as agressive and rude. So I am sorry I didn't properly state my message, I had no poor motives.
Can someone please tell Applesauce that I was just apologizing..?I'm sure something was said with malicious intent or at least intent to start something, indirectly-directed at me. However I can't see the post and I'm refusing to read it
I do not think that is necessary, as I'm a huge advocate against the "argument of authority", and I feel that feature would breed the "oh you're just a golf expert you don't know what you're taking about" type arguments.
In theory it's a great idea, but people will misuse it.
I agree that it will unfortunately be misused; but like @Applesauce a few of my 'arguments' lately have been with people questioning things that I have a college degree in (urban planning/zoning/land use management/environmental engineering) or currently work as a fully accredited member of an association (PGA Professional). It's just annoying to deal with blowback on things where you know what you are talking about. Especially when someone posts a link to a site with little context.I kinda feel like, while some people would use it to be truthful. Some people would use it to be not so kind or just plain lie to make themselves sound like an expert? I wanna believe people wouldn't but... 🙃
Frankly, this is a forum. Debate is one of its main modes of dialogue. The issue is of course when some debate become cat fights and mud slingingExactly. I think people should just stop questioning people's knowledge, and instead just contribute thiers, regardless of who it contradicts.