- Dec 18, 2019
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- Alberta, Canada
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- SCI Canada
Agreed. This seems to be the best place to share and obtain information, for newbies to veterans. Not everyone has the same capabilities and/or experience, we all have to start somewhere and the written word can be misconstrued/misunderstood. Getting clarification can be beneficial, and who knows, someone could ultimately become a mentor and share knowledge they didn’t realize they had.I tend to agree with the possibility of the written word being misleading. Actually, I feel misunderstood may be more accurate. My two cents, if I may, without offending anybody......
I didn't read what 375Fox had to say as being confrontational. I read it as him wanting clarification. If you've felt like you've been met with "rude and stand-off-ish behavior" then that's unfortunate. Nobody wants to be treated like that. And especially if you're coming in as a "newbie" and you're looking for information. I hope your experiences on here improve. I've found this site to be just the opposite. I've found most members to be courteous and friendly, and to openly share information and try to help other members. I've only had one bad experience with a guy being a jerk, and it was about something I said regarding shooting coyotes that he jumped to conclusions on and (mis)judged me for. But I won't let one bad apple spoil the lot!
I'd humbly ask you to give 375Fox (and others) the benefit of the doubt if you'd be so kind. If you feel someone is being rude towards you, maybe just ask for clarification. I'm not saying that nobody has been, I'm just asking you to not jump the gun and feel attacked, because it just snowballs as it did above.
For what it's worth, I understand what you were trying to say. I don't know that many people are aware that PETA doesn't even feel people should have pets! It's far more than just being anti-hunting, which I think is what you were trying to get across. As I said, I feel 375Fox was just looking for more information, and would venture to guess he didn't know that about PETA. That organization may do far more harm to animals than anyone! Let's get the information out there to to others and each other, and leave the bickering for someone else.