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I've noticed a lot of people w/ snippy answers over on the Amazon Kindle board. Here's the latest:

Like many parents now-a-days you expect everyone else to do your censuring for you. While you may not like it or want to spend the time it is YOUR responsibility to check out what is appropriate (according to your standards) for you and your family. Do not expect the world to do the job of raising your child for you.

Signed: sickandtiredofpeopleexpectingotherstodotheworkforthemthenblamingeveryonebutthemselvesforthatwhichgoeswrong.


There were a few more today, and it's not even Monday!!
 

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Meanwhile, in the alternate universe of the second thread that same woman posted with the exact same message, people (like me) were quite polite! LOL

I do think the "Oprah effect" has worn many people's patience right to the breaking point. Maybe a soothing beverage will help....

 

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I'm a major newbie, but haven't run in to "snippy" yet.  Everyone's been very helpful esp. Leslie.  I hope I can continue to use this forum to both discuss topics and ask questions.  I'll just keep smiling and ignore any "snippy."
 

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West Pointer, I was actually talking about on the Amazon discussion group. This one has been great.

Hey Leslie, you should invite Fred over. I know you do the general invites, but maybe he could use a special invitation, sounds like he's having a rough day.
 

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WestPointer1968 said:
I'm a major newbie, but haven't run in to "snippy" yet. Everyone's been very helpful esp. Leslie. I hope I can continue to use this forum to both discuss topics and ask questions. I'll just keep smiling and ignore any "snippy."
Questions are always welcome...I think everyone is so happy to be here it will be a good long time (I hope) before we get to snippy.

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West Pointer, I was actually talking about on the Amazon discussion group. This one has been great.

Hey Leslie, you should invite Fred over. I know you do the general invites, but maybe he could use a special invitation, sounds like he's having a rough day.
I'd love to, but we can't send PMs over there. Even at IMDb (which has an interface that is about as sophisticated as Amazon...that is to say, not too fancy) we could send PMs.

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I think that some features of this Forum will contribute to civility. Having subforums for particular post subjects, such as Tips and Tricks, Introductions, General Discussion, Off Topic etc will tend to segregate the posts into manageable "chunks" as will the ability to search for previous subjects that have been addressed here.

Some posters will post things in inappropriate subforums due to lack of experience on Forums in general or just plain stupidity challenged reading skills but a Moderator can move these posts to the right area. Hopefully Harvy will surface and take on this job or will give Leslie (Forum Queen) Moderating privileges.

The Amazon "forum" is so difficult to use and manage that it has become frustrating to many here. The ability to "pin" answers to repetitive questions in this Forum alone will go a long way to getting newbies to the help they need fast.

All hail Leslie, Forum Queen!

A sincere thank you, Leslie, for the immense amount of work you have done so far to get the ball rolling here.
 

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Thank you, Cush, you are very kind. My cheeks are pink!

I do hope Harvey comes back! I've sent several different emails but no response yet. Being a nurse, I imagine the worse: he dropped dead. I keep trying to tell myself that really he is on a beautiful and long deserved cruise to the Pacific Northwest and does not have Internet access and will be in touch as soon as his vacation is over!

Anyway, if there is anyone here who knows Harvey or any of the original members, or can help me get in touch -- or run this joint in the absence of an admin -- I'd appreciate hearing from you. Send me a PM if you don't want to post on the board.

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Almost any forum of any type or subject has people in it that are either snippy or down right obnoxious.  I don't understand why people have to be that way.  Of course I'm of that age where I still hold the door open for people and say thank you to my waiter or to the person running the drive-in window.
 

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techwritr- Yep, that's why an active Moderator is needed.  No, NOT me!
 

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I agree.. with the oprah effect, I find myself getting annoyed at people who want to blame amazon for not replacing the Kindle when they drop it and break it.. and complain about the customer service issue when its not done.

The ones that don't want the kids to read porn but somehow thats amazons fault.. and I had a woman email me wanting to put her  sewing patterns on the kindle and was not happy when they couldn't be printed out.  People are unrealistic about this device.. watch the video, read the board, its what we did.. I didnt have all the answers but do some research its all there... so though I have not been totally snippy yet I admit I did go off on the woman who hates customer service for not replacing her kindle for free (I was not the only one) OH and that person who kept asking about radiation... PLEASE
 

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I actually found "Mr. Microwave" pretty funny in a cower under the desk, black helicopter-watching, government-endorsed alien-hybrid experimentation kinda way.
 

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I actually found "Mr. Microwave" pretty funny in a cower under the desk, black helicopter-watching, government-endorsed alien-hybrid experimentation kinda way.
And at least it wasn't a question that had been asked 10,000 times before! I was amazed that some used their geiger counter on their Kindle to provide an answer. Who knew? LOL
 
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