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Posted 19 May 2013"Rinse and repeat." Well said Stephen, and so true.
I've been reading this forum for a few years, I've just never registered for the forum until now. I've taken a workshop from Chris Campbell, and recognize a few other names here. I've been doing pottery for about 15 years on and off, and have recently resigned from my job as a graphic designer in order to pursue pottery as my full time career.
Stephen (the spineless troll as he's been called here), is my husband. He is not a potter yet, but is learning. Mostly, he supports me by making glazes and mixing clay for me. His interest in coming here is the same as mine; to learn, ask questions and get involved in the community. He is also learning to throw pots. I assure you he's not a troll, in fact he's a pretty great guy.
All he meant by his post was that a few people here seem to take enjoyment in being cruel, rude and obnixous. I think he was surprised that people would risk their reputation in business, as was I. He wasn't trying to take any "pot shots" at the group. After reading the frenzy of posts, I think it is obvious who the wolves in the pack are, it's not that complicated.
The majority of posters here are professional, respectful people, and for that reason we will both continue to visit this site and learn from those people. To those people I would like to say hello! To the others, I will quickly discover how to use the ignore button, so don't bother attacking me. I won't play.
Thanks for allowing me to add to this discussion.
This and the very first post sound to me like ' I'm not one to cause trouble BUT'... just sayin' T
Posted 19 May 2013i want to be a rich one but also not opposed to chocolate and young men hahhaha T
Posted 19 May 2013Ya, I get that, I make these little turtle pots as souvenirs from my village. After doing different colour combos finally thought that the green and blue ones looked better then the purple/yellow ones and what do you know.....the purple ones sold out first so now I am left with a whack of green ones...T
Posted 19 May 2013Well I was certainly not saying the forum should be santitised. It is your forum and if you guys like the way it is then its fine. I did have a slight impact as I noiticed Mr Sandefur edited some of his choice words such as 'spineless' and such from his initial post to me. He could have left them in I guess and I certainly don't care. I guess that I was just taken back more than anything since this is the online front for the organization and I thought maybe you didn't realize how prevelant it is. People are being treated badly on some threads, it is intentional and artist and professionals from all over the world are wandering through here so I guess I don't get what possible good can come from letting a coulple of folks wander around from thread to thread intetonally insulting people for sport. I personally find it embarrassing that a 10 year potter from Australia felt she was treated badly in our organizations forum. No it can't be stopped completely in a forum but letting the same folks do it over and over again is just a shame, thats all.
Anyway thank you to those who posted and I do appreciate your points of view as well.
I was replying to this post....and now the quote thing works.... T
Posted 19 May 2013Trina,
I somehow missed all that passed between you and Sandefur. Spineless is indeed a shocking expression to call someone here. I am sorry that transpired. The anonymity of the web even with names and faces seems to let people say just about whatever pops into their head without much thinking. I have felt insulted a few times here as well. Maybe that's why I prefer to know more about the people on the forum. I can understand them a little better perhaps.
Don't let a few bad experiences make you leave. I enjoy your contributions.
What the hell are you talking about, Marcia?!!!!
Its my fault my quote thing doesn't work...
I was eyerolling at the original poster guy.....
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