You are correct, I am often matter of fact. Do keep in mind, you see very little here as
well as other members.
It doesn't matter what I say or don't say. There are always those people that are in fact
rude and focused on causing any little bit of trouble they can. They search for faults in
others. They focus on any little word or lack of word so they can start an argument. I
try to ignore this because I realize that often it is something in their own self or happening
in their own life, that is causing them to act they way they do.
With some people, no matter how much help you give them, they still focus on the negative
and/or try to blame others for their own inhibitions or lack of earning.
There's all kinds of people in the world and moderating a very active forum, is not easy.
Even the admins stay away! I was moderator for years, from the very start of the forums.
Only in recent months did I give up being a moderator. A few reasons why I stopped.
Being a forum moderator is a volunteer position. It is not an administration job. To be
fair, I will state that Jim began at some early point, giving free upgrades to the mods and
a small stipend at years end. IF I had been paid something monthly for my time, I am
positive my posts would have been primarily what some moderators did when they were
here.....not much more than a copy/paste from the FAQ. In addition, I am sure I would
have completely ignored the asxholes that abound at times in these forums.
Members do not see what moderators see. There can be a lot that goes on behind the
scenes. Members do not always see all posts made by a member. A member might read
one post and wonder why another member or moderator replies in such a way.
In regards to smilies, what can I say? Good grief? As a moderator and even as of now,
I do use smilies. Not all the time of course and certainly not a ton of them in my posts.
You are correct in that some times posting a smilie, even in an email, will result in less
of a chill or better understanding. Most people don't have time to type a book and can
often be misunderstood.
Actually, I kind of wonder if they are not going to do away with the forums. Activity
in the forums is way down. Even in the Tasks forum, few post in comparison. I would
have done a blog for them and/or sent out a weekly or bi-weekly email to members, or
held some fun contests at the forums. I believe all those things help considerably in
regards to members staying active. BUT I think ClixSense is giving off sort of a take
it or leave it attitude which is not necessarily bad. There are programs that mostly run
their self and that is the stage this one is at.
The bottomline, I really don't believe members here should take anything other members
say, whether good or bad, too seriously. It is not the other member that is doing the work
for you. Referrals excluded.