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Taking The High Road



January 14, 2010 – Comments (12)

Last week I wrote a blog about not letting yourself get pulled into the mud by blogs designed to start a fight. I failed to include those that wish to start fights within our own blogs. Click here for such an example. I lost my cool and it shows in comment #10 & #11. I should have counted to 1,000, had a beer and said thirty Hale Warrens before deciding to reply. I do have to confess that I believe the provoker in question was probably out to take me down a peg or make a name for himself as opposed to making a valid point. I have not taken the time to report this sad soul to TMF for his spaming/attacking/rude ways. If you would like to I won't stop you. His kind only comes back with a new name and the same old garbage.

So, what can I do differently in the future? I figure I can A) ignore the provokers B) ignore the provoker while juggling chainsaws or B) go all out Dr. Cox style and carve a hole into their soul so deep only moose tracks icecream can fill it. My goal to to go to option A more often since it does not require the use of lumberjack tools or a stethoscope.

I hope all of you have a wonderful day, even the provokers. That inludes you, Fifi.


12 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 14, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Turfscape (< 20) wrote:

Personally, I thought you were fairly reserved in your response, particularly given the juvenile screen name attack you were subjected to.

I don't hold a position in SIRI, so I guess I just can't understand the emotion it garners in blogs...I thought the article you posted was an interesting aspect to the competitive market in which SIRI is still trying to make inroads. Why someone would extend so much vitriol towards you for sharing it is completely beyond my comprehension.

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#2) On January 14, 2010 at 12:23 PM, fluffybunnytr7 (26.43) wrote:

  Good point, A is the best way to handle that in your Blog. You can beat em up on the yahoo message board if you desire entertainment.


Happy Trading


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#3) On January 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM, lemoneater (58.46) wrote:

I try to avoid a stock that has no cons, because I figure it can't be a real company:). Think Green Carbon TMFSmashy's "pick." For a balanced view, we need to know both the pros and cons of any investment idea we have. I think a certain amount of supersition must shroud Sirius since nothing critical can be said or it will cease to exist. Nonsense!

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#4) On January 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM, kdakota630 (29.41) wrote:

Perhaps these will make you feel better.  (I had too much time on my hands.)

(Naughty language warning on the first one.)

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#5) On January 14, 2010 at 1:21 PM, outoffocus (24.06) wrote:

Yea there plenty of provokers out there.  Its only natural for some to make their way to TMF.  Also, I notice that there are some bloggers/commenters who can't make their point without being rude or ignorant. See here, comments 8 to the end  What they fail to realize is I'm am not here to have a slapbox fight with anyone. I'm all for a good honest debate that encourages sharing of ideas.  What I am not for is needless namecalling.  As soon as it gets to that point I quit arguing and move on.  Even if that means letting the other person believe they won the argument.

There was another blog posted a couple days ago that contained some clearly ignorant statements.  The statements were so ignorant that I had to decide right then and there that I wasnt going to respond. But somehow this blog made it to the top 5.  So I found some other highly rec'd blogs and rec'd them in an effort to push it out of the top five. (Notice I prefer this method over censoring the blog altogether)  It worked.  Sort of my own version of the -rec.  Sad part is, had the blogger not tainted his piece with those ignorant comments, it would have been a good blog and probably would have gotten more recs.

I say all this to say that there will always be haters out there.  Its a clear sign that you are successful. The whole point of them coming into your life is so they can take you down with them.  The key is for you not to let them.  Even if that means making them feel like they won the argument.

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#6) On January 14, 2010 at 1:22 PM, ChrisGraley (28.73) wrote:

You take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland before Ye'

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#7) On January 14, 2010 at 1:41 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:


The last comment on the blog you liked to is: You don't know what I know about what you know. That sounds like something Colbert would say on his show. I'm sorry you had to interact with that individual. I supposed CAPS popularity is like sugarwater: It draws humming birds and hornets.


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#8) On January 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:


No offense, but I don't want to see you in a kilt, laddy.


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#9) On January 14, 2010 at 3:38 PM, lemoneater (58.46) wrote:

:) My sister-in-law is having a celtic wedding kilts and all. (I groaned when I heard the news about the groom's costume). Her fiance is a Scot so at least he knows how to wear a kilt. However, he and his friends are skinny: it is a mercy that they will be wearing big, long, fluffy socks.

My husband refuses to wear a kilt. He will photograph the wedding instead.

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#10) On January 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM, ChrisGraley (28.73) wrote:

Warning lemoneater once the alchohol starts flowing at the reception, a kilt is bound to be lifted.

Be prepared that you might see someone's Cabor.

Otherwise, you might Cabor toss.

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#11) On January 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

*Laughing at Lemon & Chris*

This is why I prefer TMF to Facebook!

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#12) On January 14, 2010 at 11:55 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

#4 - Those were great! I'll have to forward those to a few friends. Thanks, kdakota.

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