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Hey Folks,

Lately, some of the postings have gotten ugly. EVERYONE is entitled to their opinion. However, insulting others for having an opinion that differs from yours is out of line.

Yana is an amazing, woman who has created this beautiful site for the enjoyment of all of us, at great expense of her time, energy, and money.

The spirit of the site is in supporting each other and cheering each other on, not putting others down.

I say show respect for Yana, and “play nice“.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 5, 2008
    • Dana, I really like your sense of balance and kindness. Thank you for your post. Sometimes I think that the near anonymous nature of the internet becomes an excuse for bad behavior. You‘re a nice person, Dana.

      Thank you
      Cynthia



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      Cheryl Phillips wrote Sep 5, 2008
    • Thanks for the great comment. I’m just starting out here and I’m trying to get to all the posts to see what’s going on. It’s important to remember that there is no “tone of voice” when we type and people read so there’s a lot of room for misinterpretation. What I think is funny, someone else might read as rude.

      I have a brush my teeth rule that I have to use constantly because I tend to be a “reactor“. If something I read gets a fire going inside, I take a break before I comment or answer (This applies to responding to emails as well). I go brush my teeth or have a glass of water (if I had a bowl of ice cream for every self-imposed time out, I’d be in trouble!!) then I come back with a clear head.  

      Too many times I’ve pressed the “send” button and regretted it. If you do write a comment and you feel it might be insulting or a little too caustic, just delete it or edit it. This is a GREAT community and it’s OK to have an opinion, just use a little tact. Or as I like to say...“Play Nice in the Sandbox“.

      Thanks for bringing this up—it’s important! :)



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      Stephanie wrote Sep 5, 2008
    • Hi Dana-

      I agree with your comment.

      I think each one of us should voice our opinions, but in the correct way!

      We must respect what every person says even if we do not agree.

      -Steph



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      Tammy3 wrote Sep 8, 2008
    • Dana,
      Good for you!! You are so right. We should all have our opionions but in a very nice way. We are all equal!



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      Dana Arcuri wrote Sep 18, 2008
    • You said it, sister!



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      Rosa Page wrote Sep 18, 2008
    • I don’t know what was writen to cause all these comments, but I agree. The world is a hard enough place. we don’t need it on the web. True, sometimes things that are written are not read with the intention of the writer. I am glad to see so many agree that nice is the rule of the game.



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