- #1717178arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10667arandar April 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm
Speaking for myself, I’ve found it very difficult to maintain an interest in the threads and discussions that are disrupted by one or two posters pursuing (what seems to me) to be petty personal vendettas.
We had, some time ago, a poster who followed one member, not only on the political threads which is where their differences were on full display but also to the other pages and other threads. He stalked that member relentlessly, and a few others less viciously, thread to thread, day in and day out, abusing and sniping and name calling. It was ugly, mean and uncalled for but I have to say, very often, laughably incoherent and pointless. His primary target has passed away but that poster is still here under a different name however, his behaviour is considerably improved
So many members who were active then are gone now. Passed or given up? I don’t know but I do know the site is a shadow of its former vibrant self.
Arandar#1717192jens April 20, 2019 at 7:33 pm
Well – “Forget CGT, we need a new plan” says Lizzie Marvelly in today’s Weekend Herald, on our social and economic inequality of haves and have-nots.
Would it not be exciting to discuss this subject matter in an un-prejudiced non-ideological and non-political way, and if we discover in our own minds what we think is the indisputable truth on it, then let the political threads argue over the most successful ways of harnessing it ?#1717193dr-whoMemberMember since: April 12, 2017
Replies: 146dr-who April 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm
I have to agree Brian.
The real nastiness here comes from mommabear and she seems to have a complete inability to see it.
I used to think she was that Hoskings chap from 1ZB or his wife (whose name escapes me, she was known as Worzel Gummidge because of her hair and lack or fashion sense). I still think that may be correct.
I thought that because they both had or have a complete inability to see themselves as other see them.
I am genuinely NOT trying to be unkind, but mommabear recently described herself as a Christian. She has only to read her own posts to see the fallacy of that statement.
“Oh would some power the gift give us
To see ourselves as others see us”.
Robbie Burns.#1717195jens April 20, 2019 at 8:54 pm
Have you not been quite rudely unkind to Hosking’s wife just now ?
#1717211mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
- This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by jens.
Replies: 1807mommabear70 April 21, 2019 at 7:54 am
Huiatahi/cook222 given you’re the same person, live in the same house but don’t know each other, you’re automatically on my list of the last people I’d trust to advise me on what exists or not.
From the outset of me being singled out, hounded and stalked by one particular member, other members of similar ilk decided to join the band wagon, adding their own brand of relentless abuse and sniping, ergo the team approach. So when you read back, as you clearly do a lot of, you’ll find plenty of pretty cutting, sarcastic, abusive, sniping and insulting remarks towards me so you can’t be surprised when some of their own medicine’s going the other way.#1717212mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1807mommabear70 April 21, 2019 at 7:56 am
Jens, different rules apply to those on the other side.#1717214jens April 21, 2019 at 9:15 am
mommabear 70 –
why not forget and forgive any deliberate or unintended personal slights against each other and retreat to discussing a relevant subject matter – as much as possible – on an impersonal level ?
Like say, whatever one’s personal view on the “Property Owning Democracy” concept, do you think it would be economically advantageous or not to achieve 100% of citizen participation in it, and why or why not ?
Is not rejection of the CGT evidence of widespread innate desire for property ownership ?#1717217farmer008MemberMember since: August 10, 2012
Replies: 175farmer008 April 21, 2019 at 9:19 am
Great to see the great majority of Cantabs are against a Crusader name change,. Never should we capitulate to liberal or religious zealots. Long live the Crusaders.#1717219huiatahiMemberMember since: March 22, 2017
Replies: 908huiatahi April 21, 2019 at 10:18 am
Farmer008 …actually I agree with you, now that’s a turnup for the books. The Canterbury team has been the Crusaders for many years now and was certainly not named that as a slight towards the Islam religion. Although I think the attack on the mosque was deplorable and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to those who have lost loved ones, I think the name should stay.
huiatahi#1717221gabyoneMemberMember since: November 13, 2008
Replies: 2690gabyone April 21, 2019 at 11:14 am
MB. Several people disagreeing with you method of posting should perhaps suggest you might be seen as causing the problem. Do you not think you might be initiating the abuse as you call it. ?
Gabyone Auckland region
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