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One downside of social media and forums

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Re: One downside of social media and forums

Postby f/22 » Jun 15th, 2017, 6:19 am

Rosemary1 wrote:I have come to believe that social media and forums (yes even Castanet) can take an insidious hold on some of us and I’m getting there. Time to take a break with a self-imposed ban from social media, and forums when you realize your own posts and vents fuel the inner frustrations and sense of helplessness more than boost the spirit, optimism and hope for humanity and the future of this planet of ours. Beam me up Scottie


I’m going with that.

And this expresses my sentiment, opening and all.

But I don’t expect I’ll get a ‘hero’s funeral.’



Sincerely, f/22, aka Pat-Taporter, aka Myrn10, aka WTTG, aka Threadbear, aka a few other minor characters
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Re: One downside of social media and forums

Postby Queen K » Jun 19th, 2017, 7:49 am

f/22 wrote:
I’m going with that.

And this expresses my sentiment, opening and all.

But I don’t expect I’ll get a ‘hero’s funeral.’


Sincerely, f/22, aka Pat-Taporter, aka Myrn10, aka WTTG, aka Threadbear, aka a few other minor characters


Okay, so you fooled us all.
Good for you.
You did a disappearing act as Pat-Taporter when you didn't get a "correct" response in a thread about facebook.
And all these other names.
IMO, you enjoy not gathering moss. Not having "friends and enemies" here and there in these threads. Unless you PM everyone you know and announce that you're now using a new name. That is not unheard of.

Good luck. You'll be back. It's been sorta interesting with you under f/22.

If I did what you do, I wonder what name I'd come back as: I've considered PinkPrincess but figure no one would take me seriously.
What we write here can be deceiving, diving into the psyche beneath the surface can lead to murky waters indeed. Warning: creeping my facebook "Liked" pages may cause you to want to travel the World. And visit farms. Oh dear.
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Re: One downside of social media and forums

Postby CoffeeCanuck » Jun 19th, 2017, 8:55 am

I took a much needed forum break a while ago that lasted about 2ish years. I used to love getting right in there with a good debate. Now, I just don't have the inclination or desire to. I look at so many posts and I can only smh. There are a lot of 'right' fighters on these boards. I no longer care if people agree or disagree with me. When I post the odd time, I give my opinion and that's good enough. Because of my newer way of going about the discussions, it makes it more tolerable. I find though that it's always the same topics getting discussed over and over again which I find completely boring so I just don't bother.
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Re: One downside of social media and forums

Postby Bsuds » Jun 19th, 2017, 3:28 pm

CoffeeCanuck wrote: I find though that it's always the same topics getting discussed over and over again which I find completely boring so I just don't bother.


There are times I look in here and scroll through the new posts list and just exit stage left!
I think I ate too many Rice Crispies...all my body does now is Snap, Crackle and Pop!

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