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Old 06-13-2018, 02:39 AM
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Why not? because private messages can be left. I found this out myself just a few weeks ago. So why use the one open to ALL of the rest of us for things not of interest to the masses?
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:18 AM
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Why not? because private messages can be left. I found this out myself just a few weeks ago. So why use the one open to ALL of the rest of us for things not of interest to the masses?
when i have a private message for someone, i send them a pm. i do this on a regular basis.

what you're seeing in chat are not private--they are generally friendly messages meant for whomever might be interested ("the masses"?!). if you're not interested in a particular post, you ignore it.

the first time i visited the chatbox several years ago, planning for a virtual party was in full swing--i was like "whaaaaat?!", so i just kept following until i got the hang of it, and ended up offering to bring a bottle of jose cuervo gold! i decided this was a wacky group (my kind of people) and have been following it ever since. (we do still have occasional parties--i think i feel a picnic coming up...)

we sometimes share our personal lives: this group gave me much needed support when my 32-year-old daughter was diagnosed with colon cancer. we consoled each other when we lost a beloved member, pootie, to cancer.

generally, we grouse about problems on the site and ask for advice...but no matter the topic, we keep it friendly and unoffensive, and try to support each other.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:13 PM
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I agree, wvwoman. To me that is what chat is all about - getting a little bit acquainted with others on the site. I personally have no objection to contentious comments about politics or religion, as long as they are reasonably civil and respectful. I find it interesting to learn about other people's views, especially when they are willing to share the reasons behind them. But it does seem cowardly that someone would want to hide behind the name Guest to express their views. Better that we should all have some idea of the person we are chatting with.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:06 AM
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Jeez - if you don't like the content of the chat, don't read it.
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:38 PM
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To answer Marnita, we are not anonymous (like Guest) but we are hiding behind pseudonyms.
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:45 PM
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Jeez - if you don't like the content of the chat, don't read it.
right on, maradnu!
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:04 PM
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Roxanne, the players who have logon IDs aren't hiding behind them. Many of us are very candid about our passions, as evidenced in comments to the quotes. Others proudly allow us to know that they are/were teachers; musicians; veterans, etc. And thanks to Mother Nature events, we know geographically where some folks live. I hope we're not making a mountain out of a molehill (see, now you know my age group).
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:43 PM
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On rereading what I wrote, I realize that 'hiding' was really the wrong word. I realize now that I sounded somewhat accusatory, and I apologize for that.
Let me try a different tack. If a hundred people were to use a placeholder name like 'Guest' they wouldn't be identifiable at all. People who use an ID that's unique on this site, like Roxanne or letfreedomring, accumulate a persona based on their comments. But without our real name, rank, and serial number, everyone else knows only the persona that we want to display on the site.

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Old 06-18-2018, 10:38 AM
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If someone can't figure out what's going on here, perhaps they aren't cut out for it anyway?
haha!! this has always been my thought. you would expect to find instructions on any game site, just as there are here--if you can't even find the instructions on this site...(insert timmytee's quote here)!
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