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While waiting for news on when I might expect my Kindle, I thought I'd browse through reviews elsewhere online, not just KB.  I found dozen of reviews (containing nothing much new that I hadn't learned here on KB), but I also found three or four other boards, chat groups, special interest groups, that sort of thing, all dealing with the Kindle.  So of course I read a few pages of postings in each one (except for one which wouldn't let me read anything unless I joined first). 

I was appalled.  So much negativity.  So much rudeness.  Not a bit of humor or good-natured kidding, and if something was off-topic it was generally some insulting comment about another member.  After spending a few days here on KB, it was like a cold shower to read postings by such crabby people.

So I just had to say  --  Thank you all for being nice Kindleboarders, and making this a fun place to hang out! 

(On the other hand, I need to get some work done again someday...  maybe it shouldn't be *quite* so much fun...)

 

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I have found the same thing. At first I thought Mobileread was more geeky and for folks that were looking to hack their Kindles for other uses; but overall, the tone is definitely more negative and unfriendly.

I like it here - but I am not getting anything much else done (including reading on my KK).
 

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I used to read Amazon's Kindle forum, but the comments were so hateful and nasty! Then I found KB and I haven't looked back since :)
 

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I think having good moderators helps.

Not in the sense of active enforcement of rules, but just to set the mood for the board by being positive and friendly.
 

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I'm new here, but I've seen other Kindle boards and I definitely agree--the folks here are great. I love the helpfulness and the positive attitude. I don't stay on boards where the people are nasty and rude.
 

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MichelleR said:
I think having good moderators helps.

Not in the sense of active enforcement of rules, but just to set the mood for the board by being positive and friendly.
It's in our best interests...we don't want this to happen:


Betsy
 

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I don't think we can thank our mods often enough for the tone they have set here on the Boards.
Thanks guys.
 

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chynared21 said:
All I can say is...thank goodness for Leslie's "spam." :p
Amen, sister, amen.
 

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I now use Kindleboards exclusively. The top reasons for this are the friendly atmosphere, terrific moderators, overall design and organization, and the Kindleboards Link-Maker.  I buy just about all of my books from the Kindleboards site. It is so nice to view a recommendation on this site and to then have the ability to view the book details and purchase it right then without having to go look it up on Amazon. Plus, I like the fact that Kindleboards receives something from Amazon for books purchased this way. I'm surprised that Amazon hasn't incorporated this feature into their discussion pages but it doesn't matter because I'd much rather get my recommendations here! The few times that I have gone over to the other side in the past I've always ended up saying, "Why am I even here... take me back to Kindleboards!"
 
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