Po' Smedley's Life And Brain Drippings
Published on June 10, 2011 By PoSmedley In Forum Issues

I think we're all basically adults here, right? But just in case, let me start by saying that this thread is NOT about slamming anyone. It's just some advice...from the heart...for anyone...and someone.

I believe that when folks post in the forums, whether noobs or veterans, the majority of the community responds in a positive manner. Yeah, we have a terrible habit of going off topic. Hard not to with so many overactive, overly creative, and talented folks around, However, in general, it's usually with love or good natured.

Yeah, you have a few who will react to something or anything in a negative manner. Again, for the most part, it's never hostile or meant to be mean.

One of the hardest things is determining the posters 'tone' which can be in itself difficult when you haven't had a lot of experience with that particular poster. Words are always open to interpretation. I could call Doc a f***tard and he knows it's an endearing nic meant with love, whereas if I called skinhit a f***tard, he knows that I am generally still hoping he catches a bad case of scabies or something.

All of this said...I am not sure who has it harder sometimes. The original poster, being misinterpreted, misunderstood, misquoted, etc., or the person replying going through the same. (Perhaps the mods have it the hardest trying just to keep up with the damn conversation and making sure we're all good little smurfs and smurfettes)

What I do know for sure is that this community behaves like one big fat disfunctional family a lot of the time. A lot of disagreement, a lot of wild observations, a lot of varied opinions, and also a lot of genuine concern and affection...love...no matter how it seems the words are coming out. Tons of support and devotion and some of the fiercest loyalty I have ever experienced.

All of this brings me to my point. And this is for everyone.

If you take the time, if you have the need to start a thread, whether something frivilous for fun or you need help or whatever...I would offer this advice.

Expect the best. (Cause we are)

Expect the worst. (Because it takes all kinds and that's what makes life interesting)

Embrace both. (You'll be better for it)

And don't delete your thread. Don't have your thread deleted or removed or whatever  because you think it's served it's purpose or because the comments didn't go your way or because you just want it gone or whatever. It can always help someone else down the road, whether it's a good laugh or some understanding of the site, community, or some technical piece of info they have been looking for. Beside it possibly serving a purpose to someone...anyone down the road...it can also discourage folks from even posting in your threads. Especially folks that want to support you, help you, admire you/your work/your efforts, etc.  Please remember this.

So, to sum up..

Expect.

Embrace.

Preserve.

I'm done.

Let the flaming begin.


Comments (Page 2)
on Jun 10, 2011

Po HAS also been known to be an asshole at times.

only speaking for myself; haven't we all.

on Jun 10, 2011


Quoting Phoon, reply 15Po HAS also been known to be an asshole at times.

only speaking for myself; haven't we all.

I would say yeah...pretty much. Don't think anyone is immune to that including yours truly.

on Jun 10, 2011

only speaking for myself; haven't we all.

Hey.. i shared this with Po.

The Phoon anthem...

Clicketh Here to View Video

on Jun 10, 2011

         
It was the coldest winter ever.  Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions. After awhile, they decided to distance them- selves one from the other but they began to die, alone and frozen.  So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together.  They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the warmth that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.  Moral of the story: The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.
The real moral of the story......LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE PRICKS IN YOUR LIFE.

 

 

Works for forums also.

on Jun 10, 2011

DrJBHL
Oh yes... also because they're yours, Smedley.

Dr Guy
We need a primer on what Po did so we can avoid his penalty!

Phht. I got alibis to spare.

Zubaz
Zubaz is touched

Is that the new politically correct wording for your condition?

I've always wondered what this was about or even if it is real.

What the fuck?!?! DO I have to take a front page ad out in the Times?!?!?! Sky-write it?!?!?! Tattoo it on Phoons ass?!?!?!

I Hate Skinhit.

Po HAS also been known to be an asshole at times.

I learned from the very BEST, bro.

teddybearcholla
LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE PRICKS IN YOUR LIFE.

Hey Phoon....I think she's singing your song.

on Jun 10, 2011

on Jun 11, 2011

Yes, the Mods do have it the hardest...as it's their responsibility to keep the peace by interpreting just what 'may' have gone wrong...or not.

Almost always they are slammed for whatever action they take....or that they reacted too soon...or too late...or not at all.

on Jun 11, 2011

Zubaz
Zubaz is touched

PoSmedley
Is that the new politically correct wording for your condition?

The word you're looking for Philly boy is "tetched". How long you been in SC anyway?

on Jun 11, 2011

And don't delete your thread. Don't have your thread deleted or removed or whatever because you think it's served it's purpose or because the comments didn't go your way or because you just want it gone or whatever.[/quote]

Agreed

 

[quote who="teddybearcholla" reply="19" id="2949716"]It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions. After awhile, they decided to distance them- selves one from the other but they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the warmth that came from the others. This way they were able to survive. Moral of the story: The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.
The real moral of the story......LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE PRICKS IN YOUR LIFE.





Works for forums also.

 

Brilliant....  

on Jun 11, 2011

teddybearcholla
LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE PRICKS IN YOUR LIFE.

Nearly choked chewing on a toffee, thanks for that tbc [e digicons]:')[/e]

  ... kids, don't eat and read at the same time.

on Jun 11, 2011

MY Forum Issue

MY Forum Issue

on Jun 11, 2011

PoSmedley
Quoting gmc2, reply 16 Po HAS also been known to be an asshole at times.

I didn't say that Po, I'm staying clear of antagonizing you.

on Jun 11, 2011

Po the Smedley might lay a song or poem on ya. Look out.

Runs and hides under the porch

on Jun 11, 2011

Just showing off my Po'vatar again. It is a beaut. 

on Jun 12, 2011

PoSmedley
Hey Phoon....I think she's singing your song.
 

Nope I wasn't *singing* to anyone in particular, just about life in general  both on and off the internet. BTW...I like Mr. Phoon.

sydneysiders
Brilliant....
  Thanks syd!  

tazgecko
Nearly choked chewing on a toffee, thanks for that tbc [e digicons]:')[/e]

... kids, don't eat and read at the same time.
  ... lol, Love it, taz!!!! 

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