How do you deal with flakes?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by GoDucksandHawks, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. GoDucksandHawks

    GoDucksandHawks
    Sandy, OR
    Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    7
    I've only been on NWFA for a few months now so I don't know if it's just bad luck or what but it seems like for every 1 responsive/polite person I interact with there are 3 or 4 flakes. For those that have been on here for awhile, is there any way to make other people on the forum aware of who the flakes are without them going on your profile and leaving undeserved negative feedback as retribution?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98
    NW Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,043
    Likes Received:
    12,632
    The flakes come and go. You just came on board at a high tide. The low tide will carry them away soon enough.
     
  3. evltwn

    evltwn
    Gold Hill Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    356
    You will discover that there will be some folks that respond in an unkind manner no matter how your issue,question,opinion, whatever, is stated. That's life in here, where anonymous folks can trash your thread without much in the way of consequence. Ya can't fix stupid...just be your thoughtful well spoken self and let the trash talk flow into the gutter where it belongs.
     
  4. The Heretic

    The Heretic
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    13,187
    Welcome to the internets.

    I have found that the best way to deal with people you don't like on the internet is to ignore them.

    I sometimes make a good faith effort to be nice to them, and engage them in logical polite discourse while still maintaining my viewpoint, but most simply do not wish to be polite and logical back, so they go on ignore.

    Often a forum will have some mechanism to add forum members to an ignore list. This one does also; you go to their profile and there is a selection for that purpose. Their posts and threads then are replaced with a notice that they are on your ignore list.
     
  5. GoDucksandHawks

    GoDucksandHawks
    Sandy, OR
    Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    7
    Thanks for the feedback guys, getting a bit frustrated with some of the people on here, guess I need to just step back and take a deep breath.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98
    NW Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,043
    Likes Received:
    12,632
    Did you sell that 3" 1911 holster yet?
    I have a Colt Officer's that needs a good holster. It's just sits in the safe right now.
     
  7. GoDucksandHawks

    GoDucksandHawks
    Sandy, OR
    Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    7
    @jbett98 No I haven't sold it yet, I believe officer's is a 4" barrel though if I'm not mistaken, not sure it would fit.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98
    NW Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,043
    Likes Received:
    12,632
    3-1/2" barrel. It's a heavy little piece of work for it's size, that's why I never carried it. I never found a comfortable holster.
    PM coming your way.
     
  9. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever
    Central Oregon
    Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    988
    Here is the secret of life; realize there are idiots in this world, ignore them, and more on with your life. It works for all factions of life. No matter where you are, there will be idiots surrounding you. The best thing to do is ignore them and move on.
     
  10. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,857
    Likes Received:
    10,586
    illegitimi non carborundum
     
  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE
    State of Flux
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,841
    Likes Received:
    4,045
    Cue obligatory joke [video=youtube;ZtK7Bqi5yow]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtK7Bqi5yow[/video]

    Sorry GoDucksandHawks!, it was gonna happen sooner or later.:D
     
  12. GoDucksandHawks

    GoDucksandHawks
    Sandy, OR
    Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    7
    @OldNewbie That's pretty funny! I'm not sure exactly why it's directed at me though, am I missing something?
     
  13. Boomerang

    Boomerang
    Portland area
    Active Member

    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    205
    Maybe I've been really lucky, but I've been on NWF for a year or so and every person I've dealt with has been on time, courteous and treated me well. If you read the other person's feedback and maybe even go back through some of their recent posts, you can get an idea of what kind of person they are. Try to have good communication. Confirm times and places. Exchange cell phone numbers so if you're going to be late you can let them know, etc.
     
  14. robertg

    robertg
    Sandy Oregon
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    4,157
    I think he's saying you have dandruff
     
  15. dolooper

    dolooper
    Coast Range, or thereabouts
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    254
    It's how to deal with flakes.

    I was going to say "Selsun Blue" when I saw the subject, but OldNewbie beat me to the joke.
     
    gryghin and (deleted member) like this.
  16. GoDucksandHawks

    GoDucksandHawks
    Sandy, OR
    Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    7
    @robertg Good tip then, you guys are so helpful here on NWFA! Lmao!
     
  17. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky
    Keizer / Hillsboro
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    1,146
    That's what the ignore feature is for; rude, ignorant, annoying people. Use it and make your forum experience more enjoyable.
     
  18. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36
    Oregon, in the boondocks
    Christian. Conservative. Male.

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    Also: in the Lower Left Corner, of ~every post~ In every thread, there is a small triangle symbol, icon.

    If you click that, on a POST that is offensive to you, (read the post script on the "new page", then write in symple terms why it bothers you.

    The Moderators may, or may not, agree with you, and if they agree with you, they will edit or even completely remove the post! The Moderators will probably not respond back to you, so do not expect that....

    NOTICE! It should not be ~overused~ But it is there, so YOU do not have to respond to the idiocy of the poster.

    Also, you may need to grow thicker skin, sort of like armor.... That helps bunches when the Trolls belch Fire at you... You don't get a bad burn thata way!

    philip,
    who tries to have calusus' on his calused skin.....
     

Share This Page