@diamondseeker2006 They were also critical of the HCA. I only scanned through one thread and it was legit funny. "Old white men" got the brunt of the criticism but, of course, some had to chime in about the "old white women." There is no pleasing some people. Do you remember the male poster who didn't last long here when he complained about the old wrinkled fingers in photos here that sported fabulous bling and how revolted he was by that? LOL.
I know that there are a few private FB groups. I was part of three for a few months - a tiny subset of the totality, I’m sure. I observed three commonalities:
1. A group confidence that that group was a better place to participate than PS proper, and a general disdain for PS that occasionally erupted into active, gossip-filled denigration,
2. A near complete lack of any technical discussion - these groups were NOT subbing for RT or the informative CS threads, and
3. A quantity of manufactured drama that I’ve quite honestly never witnessed before in my life.
I left all the private PS FB groups and I can’t say I miss them, though I do occasionally wonder what the latest crises might be.
has even one person ever changed political 'sides' due to a post on an internet message board ?
i admit i enjoy the solidarity of finding other people who view politics from the right but if it results in falling out with nice people is it really worth it ?
Several years ago, there was a revolt here (there have been a few) and a number of posters formed a FB group for the purpose of being free of its rules. I don't have first-hand knowledge and it was allegedly a closed by-invitation-only group but rumors leaked here that members of the group were disparaging about PS and some of the posters here. The brouhaha eventually died down, some of the FB members still posted here and said that the group wasn't as mean as described by an ex-member but the damage was done and it took awhile for the brouhaha to die down. Homo Sapiens, the drama species.
My approach to those discussions is that it provides people an opportunity to speak their truth that perhaps they don't feel comfortable speaking with their in-person groups and it provides an opportunity for people to adopt personas that are different than they are in real life -- some can be scary and some can be nice. Forums become a sort of therapy for some people and while it's not the intent or purpose of those forums, it's difficult to control unless you keep membership limited to one person -- and that person would probably argue with himself or herself, lol.
I have had been call every nasty word in the book...
You sure came to the wrong forum!!... I been fighting the PS liberals since 2008.it is indeed a releaf to have an outlet sometimes
i spent a year working in a different town to where we brought our house and i boarded through the week with a really lovely friend and her family but i was quietly going insane having to listen to their liberal politics every second i was there
i really needed those right wing internet freinds who voted similar to me
Ah yes, over ripe is never a good thing and aged meat might not give the same pleasure as the fresher stuff. Soft and squishy also lacks appeal.
You sure came to the wrong forum!!... I been fighting the PS liberals since 2008.
I love the ignore function.
I only ignore people being A-holes.
Why smell that odor?