There are some things in life, and in the internet, that I will never understand. For one, it seems to me that this online world is one of the few places where if you don't like what you see, you can not only leave, you can create a new, better, more fitting place to be instead. Take for example the Knitting Bloggers ring and the list. When I started both, I took control of the situation, established rules for membership and for behavior. I didn't want to have to deal with problems I'd seen on other rings and lists, and creating my own gave me the ability to control those irsome traits. As a result I've left almost every other knitting list I was previously on, especially the really obnoxious ones like Knitlist and KnitU.
Now, having explained this logical (imho) reasoning, I have to say I will never understand people who stay on lists or in groups where everything irritates them. Expecially for years and years! And ot keep complaining about it all the time. . . the only thing I can think of as an explanation is that these particular people must like to hear themselves bitch a lot. Like the knitflame list members. Which I suppose is all fine and good, and certainly within their rights. But I will never get it.
November 17, 2003
AMEN. There are times when sarcasm and wit are appropriate and funny. Then there are times when I remember, “If you don’t have anything nice to say…” You know it’s bad when mean-spirited comments and slams become as boring and repetitive as the things one means to insult in the first place.