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    I visit another forum where the personal attacks have gotten so bad that Admin had to set up a separate section for nastiness. One thing I appreciated when I joined UU was the civility and politeness. That seems to be changing, though.

    I notice more and more negative comments that are totally unnecessary. It used to be that a member would apologize when he realized that something he said could be taken the wrong way. Now, it seems that people are looking for ways to insult and put down others. Why?

    This is a ukulele forum. It's not about politics or religion, so we don't have to fight and attach each other. There's that old expression: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."
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    Good point, Jerry. My very best "musical buddy" and I are probably on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but we have an unwritten agreement that politics needn't be the source of our fulfillment in life, and that therefore we simply don't need to discuss politics when we get together. We spend our time working on songs and arrangements, laughing and joking, and drinking coffee. By the way, I hope I'm not one of the folks who said something snarky without realizing it! Sometimes that can happen with the printed word! I guess that's why the use of smiley-faces is a good idea on occasion!

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    My experience is most of the true ukulele players are kind. In all forums there are trolls who are there just to be nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SailingUke View Post
    My experience is most of the true ukulele players are kind. In all forums there are trolls who are there just to be nasty.
    I'll second that, Sailing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailingUke View Post
    My experience is most of the true ukulele players are kind. In all forums there are trolls who are there just to be nasty.

    I will third that. My almost 7 years here have been 99.99999% conflict free. I think people are feeling the strain over the last 12 months from the pandemic. Some might snap or be aggressive when normally they wouldn’t. There is a feature on this site where you can block someone. You never see any of their posts again. I have used it once and it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SailingUke View Post
    My experience is most of the true ukulele players are kind. In all forums there are trolls who are there just to be nasty.
    It has been my experience that most people are kind and considerate, ukuleles aside. That's why those who aren't stand out.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    In the seven plus years I've been a UU VIP member, I've only had to block one person, otherwise everyone is always very nice. I will admit that I have on rare occasion been harsh, for which I have apologized. When Rayan put out the post about the difficulties they face with this forum and suggested other sites, I tried them, including Cosmos in England, but I was deterred by the attitude they exuded, so I stopped attending. I'm very happy that the UU forum is still carrying on.


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    On the other side of the coin, and not so much on this site, is people with such thin skin that they take every comment in the worst way possible, jumping to unintended conclusions and making something HUGE out of nothing. It seems to be the way of the world to become hurt over the smallest things these days. People surround themselves in eggshells and whine over anything just to be politically correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike $ View Post
    On the other side of the coin, and not so much on this site, is people with such thin skin that they take every comment in the worst way possible, jumping to unintended conclusions and making something HUGE out of nothing. It seems to be the way of the world to become hurt over the smallest things these days. People surround themselves in eggshells and whine over anything just to be politically correct.
    I come from a culture of meat eaters, show a glint of weakness and you're meat. It's pretty hard to offend me. But I also realize that a lot of people, people I like, are not like that. So I try to temper myself accordingly and save the attack mode for my friends out looking for a fight. There are enough of them to keep me fed.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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