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Haters be hatin

Jstew

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It doesn't feel good to have people jump on you if you are misinformed on something, correcting someone is one thing but jumping down people's throats when they give bad advice or disagree with care requirements makes it intimidating to say anything at all.
 

Josh

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Agreed x 100
While I think 99% of people are trying to help out, sometimes there's little concern for how things come across. Plus, a lot is lost in translation because it's the internet.
I think it's important that no one take it personally and that everyone consider how they like being talked to when they're talking to others. Pretty basic stuff but it works wonders when everyone abides.
 

Bubblz Calhoun

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I agree but also just in reference to the title, sometimes it's not hatin it's just the truth. :)
 

Jstew

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I'm not pointing any fingers but sometimes people like to flex their herp care muscles a little too much on certain posts... You make a post saying your monitor is friendly and someone jumps in to critique your use of the word friendly. Just unnecessary comments is what I'm referring to.
 

Josh

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It's OK. Best course of action is to just blow it off.
 
Yeah, I have noticed people on forums (of any kind) can come across as hostile at times, even when it is unnecessary! Of course, this is not always the case.
 

BatGirl1

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I know what you're saying about terms like "friendly " or "social "... it's kind of like, big deal, you know? If I want to believe my lizard or snake 'loves ' me, I have that right ;) haha. But yes, other things too... such as minimum sizes of cage and opinions about everything from free roaming to proper diet variety. There are basic requirements and it is good to state those, but nit picking or personal attacks/accusations are not called for. Spread the love :) (and knowledge)
 
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