I've personally not felt the need to block anyone. I appreciate the range of views expressed; yes, even those I wouldn't agree with. To each their own though with this forum experience - including how we navigate the site, and what and how we respond to.
Why do you think that this new website format is less confidential/anonymous?The last time I attempted to download an ad blocker on my laptop, it ended up in the repair shop for a week. I am a technological moron, and I've learned to step away from the computer and leave any bells and whistles to my local geek guys.
@MattMatt - Yes, we have ads in magazines (although "Cooks Illustrated" and "Cuisine At Home" magazines have NO ads), but they're not literally popping up in my peripheral vision. It's disconcerting for me. And, like I said, the old website had a more confidential/anonymous feel to it.
I have not been on the site using TapaTalk since they moved the site to the new format. On a desktop, the zombie threads are listed at the bottom under a thread. They have the title Recommended Reading. Is it the same on TapaTalk?I haven’t been on as much as I used to be, mainly because I used to hang out here every day when I was at work. When I changed jobs, that luxury went away. So now I get on my phone using Tapatalk, and it’s OK, but I like being on the desktop better. (I mostly check updates on my subscribed threads on Tapatalk. ) However… I absolutely hate the “new” format on the desktop site! It just doesn’t make any sense to me, and it’s entirely too easy for old zombie threads to be revived. It doesn’t really even have a forum feel to me now. I’ve been here a long time, and I’m not going anywhere, I’m just going through a less active phase lol.
Let me give you a perfect example of someone I put on "ignore" this afternoon: I simply said, in response to OP's post that life is short. I got a nasty, mean-spirited, downright disgusting response from another TAM member. I had no idea MY OPINION could trigger such venom, but it did.
Ah, the interwebz... maybe your post can highlight that from your perspective, you were trying to offer some help to the OP. You were giving of your time, and bothered to reach out. Could there be a way that members could consider this more when responding to one another? As you wrote, it's one thing to have a differing opinion, however, being told that you're wrong (when these are simply opinions/life experiences shared), well, I think that's unlikely to achieve much that is helpful. And if anything, prevents the response being received.What I got was not merely, an I-disagree-with-your-response, but basically a you-are-wrong-and-don't-know-what-you're-talking-about response.
You did, Ellen, and I appreciate that, but there was no phone calls or email back that would provide me with the Information I asked for and how to go about getting an ad here.,I am still interested, btw.ffgdfgfdfg abbbbb rrrrrr
I replied to your PM... Check your "conversations". Here's my reply:
The mod team, to include me, cannot help you with this.
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You two are in agreement. You just come at it from different perspectives.Let me give you a perfect example of someone I put on "ignore" this afternoon: I simply said, in response to OP's post that life is short. I got a nasty, mean-spirited, downright disgusting response from another TAM member. I had no idea MY OPINION could trigger such venom, but it did.
What I got was not merely, an I-disagree-with-your-response, but basically a you-are-wrong-and-don't-know-what-you're-talking-about response. I was told life is loooonnnnngggg (the responder's spelling, not mine).
Why would I want to further expose myself to such total nastiness for what is merely my opinion? Why would I want to further expose myself to someone who is apparently lacking in basic knowledge?
A star has a long life. Average age of a star in the Milky Way galaxy in which we are located: 10 billion years
A giant redwood has a long life. Average age of a giant redwood: 500-700 years
A sequoia tree has a long life. Average age of a sequoia: 1800-2700 years
A human residing in the United States as of 2020: 78.54 years
Yet this TAM member told me I was basically an idiot for saying life is short with regard to homo sapiens.
I rest my case.
There is a member with almost 40,000 posts who doesn't hesitate to give advice that she, herself, refuses to follow. So jump in.I don't post much since I feel I'm not entitled to give advice, having screwed up my own relationship royally... well, at least this is how I feel. Also, I have come to a crossroad... and I can't take a firm direction due to covid and my own health. So, I'm in limbo (again)... I do agree that the "old guard" seems not to be posting that much. So, I've lost interest.