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Old 02-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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Something to think about

Posted on Facebook: "Don't yuck on someone else's yum."

We all have our likes and dislikes, but I'd like to suggest that, unless a poster specifically asks whether we like or dislike something, we refrain from negative comments on someone else's meal or suggestion. It's disheartening when someone enthusiastically describes something they enjoyed and someone follows up with "Oh, yuck, that's gross."
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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If someone were to post an enthusiastic and effusive review of eye of newt soup with lizard snout puree, your request for no negative comments would probably result in a single post thread.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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I'd have to agree with Andy.
If it wasn't for folks popping in just to say how much they dislike something or to tell someone else that they are doing it wrong, the post count would plummet.
At least it shows you their true colors.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #4
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I guess I didn't think a high post count was the goal here.
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If someone were to post an enthusiastic and effusive review of eye of newt soup with lizard snout puree, your request for no negative comments would probably result in a single post thread.
Let's not go to extremes
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I don't take offense if people don't like what I do, we all have individual tastes and I'm fine with that.
If someone says a recipe that someone else created is gross, that's rude but if they don't like an ingredient because of personal taste it's fine.
Just my opinion.
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I agree with GG and Snip about the rudeness part. I don't have a problem with someone politely saying they don't like something, but there is never any good reason to be rude about it.
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Let's not go to extremes
I was simply trying to make a point in response to your, "Oh, yuck, that's gross."comment.

Positive and negative comments are part of what happens here as they are a part of many discussions. I would hope for more than, "Oh, yuck, that's gross."in a post but if nothing else, it stimulates discussion. All who disagree may simply ignore it.
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I was simply trying to make a point in response to your, "Oh, yuck, that's gross."comment.

Positive and negative comments are part of what happens here as they are a part of many discussions. I would hope for more than, "Oh, yuck, that's gross."in a post but if nothing else, it stimulates discussion. All who disagree may simply ignore it.
That's my point - you can't ignore it. You're reading a thread about someone's idea or enjoyment of something and suddenly someone says, "Eww, I've never liked that," or "Yuk, that grosses me out" Now you're feeling bad instead of good and you can't unread it.
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It would be pretty to think that no one ever had an opinion that differed from yours but it's not the real world. Not every opposing response is accompanied by a YUK! a EWW or a GROSS.
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