Yes…..Yes….I agree completely.
I am so glad that you shared your thoughts here. I have been thinking the same.
I actually refused to read the forums these last couple of weeks. Whereas, I could see that some overlooked the positives and went straight to the negatives. I almost pulled myself and my books from it. I luckily stopped and saw that many others were getting the same vibes as I.
Well, needless to say……the heck with them. I come here for helpful information and try to help out when I am able to answer.
I always looked at this forum to be a helpful direction for us all. I mean, come on ….. We have the same dream and the same drive. I have discovered that this is too….. a cut throat business. I hate to say it that way. But…..WOW!
I swore I would not post again, and put my drive into my work. After reading this post, I fully agree that things are getting a little negative around here.
I love to hear the wonderful ventures that books and authors are taking. I hate to hear the name calling and terrible reviews because so. Anyhow, I do appreciate the lovely writers able to give their best advice and adventures through their writing dreams.
I truly feel the ones that share positive will succeed. (Hopeful thoughts) ……No!
This is an open forum, which leads our readers to what we talk about behind the scenes. I know that I would hate to see a reader being turned off from what I personally (thought about saying) and for some (have already said.)
Whatever we chose to say or think along our keyboards is a true vision of ourselves. I know that I would hate to have one of my readers see me in bad taste.
But, all in all I love to read everyone’s success and good taste. I think hurtful comments should be written in a person manner, not on a board for all to see.
Thank you for posting this, I really enjoy the positive insights of others.
I really hope that the positive grows and the negative disappears, but there is always a few in a crowd.
Thank you again, for posting your thoughts, I feel that I can come back and have a few to follow. :o)
I was in reply's to misternixter and his comment about the "change in attitude."
Just saying that I agree and my thoughts on post throughout the forum.
Sorry wishing that I posted this morning before the conversation grew into other conversations.
This thread is amusing, considering I was attacked very early on, way back about 10/2010, by Divorce Doctor. He has accused me of being notjohn from my first post on. About 50% of his posts are insults to all Americans. For some reason, he hates Americans, but he has never explained why. In one of his last posts, he was gloating about how the US is going to run out of oil in five years (according to his own calculations that do not seem to include the fact his numbers are way off). No, I do not see any real change here. Maybe there has been a little more posting about politics lately, but the attacks on anyone who posts the links to their books has been here from the first time I found this board.
@ Traci, I always look for threads by you, I find them most helpful, and I may just pile up a list of those who are the greatest help (lionness comes to mind, and Paul and Saxon... to name a few) but then there are names (who I will NEVER give mention) who keep me away from threads, sorry to say.
So lets keep the positive and feed it while letting the snarkie starve and dwindle down into nothingness...
This is not uncommon for forums on the Internet to draw unwelcome visitors who rarely stay on target when it comes to the forum's purpose. This has been going on since the advent of the Internet. The best method is to ignore the people who are not seriously taking part in conversation dealing with writing or publishing. I simply ignore them, I like to use the word, ostracize, even better. Those who are serious about writing have little time to engage in such childish behaviour. So, when you run into this...simply ostracize as a group, and the problem will be solved. Those who are hell bent on getting attention soon slither off into the sunset in search of some other place to do their mayhem.
I have been a retail manager for nearly thirty years. One thing I have learned is you can't let the one 'customer' who has a terrible attitude put you off from the two -hundred every day that don't. The same goes here. Although I haven't been part of this group for but a few days I find the threads interesting. No matter where you go someone will try to be insufferable to everyone else. I have always found them to be the small-minded of the world.