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  •  I thought you TTFNow-ed? (1+ / 0-)
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    why ar e you commenting and reccing diaries?

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 09:17:24 PM PST

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    •  I didn't know there was a rule to absolutely drop (1+ / 0-)
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      the browser page as soon as one publishes a TTFN.

        Sticking around to gain reactions seems a natural action, somethings to take with you and ponder on trips elsewhere.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 09:26:57 PM PST

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    •  because her intention with TTFN (3+ / 0-)
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      was overridden by acrimony.

      She asked for assistance and got some backhanding instead.

      It was the title. Carried too much weight beyond the notification of a broken component.

      One may live without bread, but not without roses.
      ~Jean Richepin
      Bread & Roses

      by bronte17 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:12:30 PM PST

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    •  Are trying to understand or mock? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm guessing the second -- because the wording doesn't really sound like somebody trying to understand the other person.

      It never ceases to amaze me to see people claiming to be all about doing the right thing and compassion and other positive virtues being ugly for the hell of it to what's supposed to be their friends, allies -- or just other human beings.  I say for the hell of it because unless a person is being willfully ugly to you or others -- why?  That's a person typing that comment.  Are you rude to people for the hell of it in your offline life?  I would ask you these things in person.  I try not to say anything online that I wouldn't offline.  (Of course -- I tend to be outspoken and impulsive -- so -- it doesn't make much difference.  LOL)

      I don't do these kinds of things -- TTFN or GBCW or the offline equivalents often -- but I have -- so I can relate. I've told my late husband I was leaving with no real desire to go hoping that the level of my frustration would finally sink in and it would jar some hoped for response from him.  Obviously -- that somebody is still speaking means they still care -- means that they would still rather stay than leave.  When you're really ready to go -- when you're really through -- you walk away and never look back.

      We can't help sometimes being witness to some of our offline neighbors' "drama" -- even when there's little overlap between our lives and theirs.  We're in an online forum -- so -- of course it's going to be harder to avoid other people's drama or even avoid putting our own on public display.

      To that end -- we need to both work harder at not irritating everybody else "in the room" with our own drama -- and we also need to realize our interactions are in a public room and work a little harder at ignoring other people's drama.

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