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|01-24-2007, 04:04 PM||#1|
I Love My Monkeys!
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Falling Waters, WV
What Happened To Support, Encouragement, and Decency?
I've been a member here for a long time and a moderator for a long time and I am still amazed at things that happen sometimes. I really love this forum as a lot of us do but I am constantly shocked that people will come here to start trouble, argue, debate (in an unhealthy way), criticize, judge, scam and really not think before they type.
I know that I see a lot more of it than most of you but I really want to stress that this is a free forum that provides information, a place to brag, a place to share stories and a place to find help all about the one thing we ALL have in common: our yorkies.
I am not a breeder nor do I show my monkeys but I am still aware enough to realize that those who do have a unique compassion, dedication, wealth of knowledge and love for the yorkie breed. I feel as though they receive the bulk of criticism here and most of the time it is unfair and unjust. I believe that those who breed and show should be supportive of each other, learn from each other and give encouragement. Perhaps this is a optimistic view but none the less it is a positive view.
I think that as a community we should all be respectful, inquisitive, and encouraging of each other. I really don't think that's too much to ask and I sincerely hope it starts to happen.
Maybe we should all follow a simple rule: If you question what you are about to post, step back and read it as if you were a new member and then see how you feel about it.
|01-24-2007, 04:08 PM||#3|
Donating YT 14K Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Blog Entries: 1
From what I've seen, many of the show exhibitors do stick together and back each other up...until someone that they "dislike" comes into the picture. That's when everyone pounces. There's really no need for it...it just makes themselves look bad.
As always...JMO (Just My Opinion)
Last edited by simonandhallie; 01-24-2007 at 04:26 PM.
|01-24-2007, 04:09 PM||#4|
Owned by 3 furballs
Join Date: Aug 2006
I agree! Many times, I have felt belittled or hurt in some way by some comments. I know that most of us do not have show quality yorkies but we love them with all of our hearts (why be here then?).
Some people get carried away and maybe without realizing it post hurtful things about our 'pet quality' furbabies.
I think we all have room for improvement and I'll be the first to solemly swear to abide by the rule
Bobbi Yorkietalk http://www.dogster.com/dogs/395435
And now........little Aja too! http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23776545
|01-24-2007, 04:13 PM||#7|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Well said, Madame Moderator! Thank you so very much for reminding ALL of us to be kinder, gentler and to respond with compassion and empathy. I work in an elementary school and I tell my kids..... Even though you have the RIGHT to say something, it doesn't make it RIGHT to say it.
|01-24-2007, 04:21 PM||#9|
Yorkie Kisses are the Best!
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston TX
Blog Entries: 1
VERY Well said - and a good reminder....
and ps - You do a great job with this Big Site Simonandhallie - This site would NOT be the same without you and I for one am very glad we have you for a moderator
|01-24-2007, 04:25 PM||#10|
Dogs Rule Cats Drool!
Join Date: Jan 2006
|01-24-2007, 04:29 PM||#11|
I Love My Yorkies
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
|01-24-2007, 04:52 PM||#13|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cheshire, England.
I honestly think txt can sometimes come across in a perhaps negative way, and it is often not how it is meant. We should maybe read over a little more carefully before sending, the aim being to avoid unnecessary hurt or misunderstanding. After all we all have the interests of our little babies at heart.
Diane and Little Harvey
|01-24-2007, 05:01 PM||#14|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Sep 2006
Here, Here, I am so glad someone brought this up. I am fairly new and have really felt sorry for a lot of people that have been bashed by other members. (especially the ones that have been here for quite some time) We are all just looking for advise, encouragement and helpful suggestions not disrespectful, put you in your place lectures.
Dakota, Gizmo and Rudy's MA:
|01-24-2007, 05:23 PM||#15|
Join Date: Aug 2005
thanks for the reminder. I know that as a new breeder who has paid her dues before even starting, I also have felt belittled and been hurt by things that are just posted to start trouble. I also have been hurt because it seems the mindset of MOST of the show breeders is that, if you don't showw or as they say exhibit, then surely you don't have quality dogs and should not even be breeding. That is just plain wrong. Kind of like, " I EXHIBIT, therefore I am a better breeder and have better dogs than you".