"Family Dynamics"

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"Family Dynamics"

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Have you ever thought that Castanet is like a family?

I have. And like a family we have our own dynamics, and I've noticed we've had a number of different types of people who post.

There is the Rational poster, who is willing to look at all angles before replying thoughtfully and with civility. This type of poster is highly rare, but can still be found though in dwindling numbers.

We have the Snarky poster, who only comes out to poke fun or cause a ruckus. Probably was the class clown in school.

We have the Seemingly Rational Poster, who can behave civily but has a certain number of topics that sets them raging and foaming at the mouth. Woe unto them which triggers the Rage . . .

There is the Expert, who has done everything and done it so well they are always asked for advice. Many of us will roll our eyes when the Expert chimes in.

There is the Social Butterfly, who just wants to hang out and have fun. If things get too serious they're SO out of here.

And then there is the Poster With A Cause. Like that suvivalist uncle, or the aunt who is convinced the world ends in December 2012, they will commandeer the podium and start preaching. Most of us want to slink away unnoticed, but it you disagree and vocalize, then watch out! Poster With A Cause is only around when their topic is being discussed, they have no interest in anything else but furthering their agenda/cause/political party/belief structure.

So - do you have any to add? Who do you feel you would recognize? Do any of them sound like you?

I think I'd be a Social Butterfly. I do try for Rational Poster, though I think I miss on occasion.
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LOL - good topic.

I recognize a few but am not gonna name names. That's mean.

And I think I recognize myself in all of them - especially the "rolling yer eyes when they post" one. :D I can just see y'all siting there with yer eyes going all funny. Hahahha
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I say nothing
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grammafreddy wrote:I recognize a few but am not gonna name names. That's mean.


I agree, which is why it is here - where it is agreed we will behave in a civil fashion. By recognize I mean "do you agree with the description, is it a recognizable trait?"

And what others have I missed? By characteristics?
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I think that I fall into the "seemingly rational" poster whose downfall is that there are some topics that do get my dander up and then I tend to go off to a point and then back off when I feel like I've lost control of my rational self. Sometimes that takes longer than it should.
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You forgot an internet mainstay:

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I'm a socially rational expert with a snarky cause.
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Lady tehMa wrote:
I think I'd be a Social Butterfly.


FYI, in Thailand a social butterfly is someone who sleeps around. Just so you know...
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Good thing we're not in Thailand.
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ledzep77 wrote:Good thing we're not in Thailand.


LOL yes, I'm very glad I'm not in Thailand!

And aside from the Troll, who else is missing?

What about Mr./Ms. Negativity? Never has a happy comment, couldn't see the bright side if it were a nova.
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Theres also the posters like me who dont have the intellect to have an informed opinion, but post stuff anyway just to read their own text and feel a sense of accomplishment.
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I'm soooo a rational poster!

Then there's the devil's advocate, the poster who seemingly always takes the other side.. the anti-change poster that never wants progress :)

Dysfunctional or not, it's a family!
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