LIghten Up People!
Replies: 38 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 2:32 PM Last Post By: clementis_fur_cap
Nov 16, 2012 12:47 AM
15OK, here's a suggestion: why doesn't tranquilotio post a reply on TO8's thread - that way TO8 gets an answer to her question and we regulars can learn from tranquilotio how to write a polite, friendly and humorous reply.
In addition to bjd's very true comment about the rudeness of people who post a question and never bother to acknowledge our replies, it's also interesting to see how every once in a while some newbie posts a whine like this about how rude/impolite etc users of this forum are, but I have yet to see one start a thread about their helpfulness and combined knowledge - speaking of negativity...
Nov 16, 2012 12:47 AM
Nov 16, 2012 12:49 AM
Nov 16, 2012 12:53 AM
18I've been to Cappadocia in June...its fairly hot in the daytime (maybe 30-35°...you can check a weather website for exact temps ;-)
Much cooler at night as I remember..and its a dry heat,not humid.
Nov 16, 2012 12:55 AM
Nov 16, 2012 12:58 AM
Nov 16, 2012 12:59 AM
21What killed TT a year or so ago, was regulars carping at each other.
Some newbies come on hear wanting to be Adry Hepburn riding tamdem with Gregory Peck. Or a painting of "romantic honeymoon," proper sunset and all.
Get real. Off the path is eating where locals eat. Or table cloth and candel at counter prices.
Or decide how it should be b4 accepting reality. Absorbing, not complaining. Or comparing.
Or being a rambling old fart like me.
Nov 16, 2012 1:03 AM
22Its a great place Ansh...really spectacular,and the Turks are a fantastic people in general.
Are you going to fit in Istanbul as well? One of my top 10 cities in the world.......
Nov 16, 2012 1:05 AM
Nov 16, 2012 1:11 AM
24Yeah the plan is Istanbul and Cappadocia. But extremely tentative, it could be that we'd go anywhere. All actually depends on cost of flights to various places we are interested in.
As flights are cheaper to various other places such as Germany and Japan, I'm trying to convince my family to go there instead.
Nov 16, 2012 3:08 AM
25OP, where have you traveled to, since your last post.
By what mode?
Did you keep comparing it to home?
Was the service fast in restaurants? It would be the only time. Maybe you're somebody afterall.
How's our sintax?
When you go to Europe, do you keep telling or LISTEN and not just hear?
As we ask in AA, is a conversation with you...or sharing of ideas?
Or just an interuption in your lecture?
see you on the road.;)
Nov 16, 2012 5:27 AM
anyhow. It is the internet. What did you expect ? And for an internet forum, I think people are generally very patient and friendly in answering vague and repetitive questions.
One of my friends frequents a stock market forum. My expectations were that it would be very well-behaved over there. I read some of the nastiest posts ever though.
Nov 16, 2012 6:08 AM
Nov 16, 2012 8:57 AM
28I haven't read all the responses yet. Anyway, as usual, there are two sides of the same coin.
While I agree with OP's statement, there are also posters who can't take criticism as a form of good advice. Instead they too easily take constructive criticism for an insult. Those are particulary annoying.
Otoh, it's a pleasure to give advice to newbies who are able to take all kinds of advice on board.
They are all sorts - those who know little but know how to ask, and those who know little and can't even formulate a logical question.
ps. I posted a topic on the very same subject a couple of years ago.
Nov 16, 2012 9:55 AM
29OP, have I got a travel forum for you! Slow Travel! No cursing, no fighting, no negativity whatsoever--the mods enforce a requisite cheerfulness that should be right up your alley--except it’s so stringently monitored that I’m afraid your original post would probably have been moderated into oblivion--too negative for the happy people at Slow Travel! But with everyone over there so happy, there would have been no need for you to post it in the first place!
Am I the only one who is turned off by all the sanctimonious, humorless, posters?
The ironic thing is, I find your post a bit sanctimonious and humorless. Your critique does not practice what it preaches. It’s so tricky to criticize without becoming the very thing you’re criticizing, don’t you find?
I strongly encourage you, as others have, to lead by example. I’m most interested in seeing how snark-free your twentieth response to the same question will be--let alone your hundredth.
I also believe that most people would prefer to have their question answered, even if it’s with a side-dish of snark, than to be ignored because they clearly have not followed the guidelines regarding what constitutes politeness on this forum--as defined in the FAQ sticky quoted earlier. Why aren’t you more concerned with the people who begin a thread impolitely? And why do you feel we should be obligated to respond politely to impoliteness?
I can’t believe you’re of the “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” school of thought, as that would contradict the tone and message of your original post.
Tricky tricky tricky...
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