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Panina

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Can we just post topics & posts about Timeshare for the next thirty (30) Hours.

Can we just be Tuggers ?

Thanks
Wishful thinking. Where I love the idea the virus is still a relevant topic because of how it impacted our timeshare travel.

I would ask, can you all state your point once and stop the rude responses back and forth? It’s not the topic, it is more the nastiness of some of the posters which are not in the spirit of Tug.
 

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And can you all leave out ALL political remarks, even the ones where you start "this is not meant to be political but . . ." It's political and you know it!
Although my kids are all grown and out of the house, it feels just like I've got a bunch of squabbling kids in the basement. "Don't make me come down there!":)
 

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Can we just post topics & posts about Timeshare for the next thirty (30) Hours.

Can we just be Tuggers ?
Since the Tug Lounge is specifically for "The place for all discussions that don't fit into the other defined forum areas.", I don't think your request is appropriate. If you only want to see Timeshare posts, there is a simple solution: just read the other forums and ignore this forum.

Kurt
 

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How about this --
For the next 24 hours can we use a method of "group" exchange where:
1. Person #1 puts up a post. May contain opinion.
2. Person #2 replies to post, offers their perspective, but does not mention, compare, criticize, blame or intimidate prior poster.
3. And so on...
 

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I would suggest that people not start threads that are potentially socially contentious. Even some people who say they do not like the back and forth have started provocative threads. Don’t ask for opinions or post provocative articles if you do not really want to hear diverse opinions.
 

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As noted in another thread:

It's simply a few members and guests that turn it into a contentious social issue. Perhaps those are the ones that need to be addressed.

Any issue can become contentious depending on the approach taken to discussing it. Once again, should you be unable to discuss a subject without resorting to childish rhetoric, don't join in. Should you have any questions as to whether a certain subject will bother you, don't open the thread and certainly don't participate. We're all adults here and some need to participate as adults. ;)
 

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I would suggest that people not start threads that are potentially socially contentious. Even some people who say they do not like the back and forth have started provocative threads. Don’t ask for opinions or post provocative articles if you do not really want to hear diverse opinions.
I'm one of those who enjoy hearing diverse opinions. I've had moments where I say to myself, "I never thought of it that way."
BUT. .. Those moments never happen after another poster tells me I am an ignorant fool to think the way I do.
 

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I agree @pedro47 . I am just tired of hearing about all things covid. I *am* skipping the threads but when you pull up the "new threads" list, a good 75% are covid related. You can't get away from them! We are all living with it in our faces (literally) every day and I would love a break from thinking about it. Sadly non-covid threads are less active so they quickly fall off of the front page because of the contentious covid threads.

I have no issue discussing contentious issues - but in person. The written word, and especially the quick responses on a message board are not conducive to a thoughtful discussion, imho. People misunderstand others, some (raises hand) are not the best at conveying their thoughts accurately despite the frequent use of emoji's ;) :hug (lol, that is a huge emoji!!!)

so things just turn into a hot mess.
 

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I would suggest that people not start threads that are potentially socially contentious. Even some people who say they do not like the back and forth have started provocative threads. Don’t ask for opinions or post provocative articles if you do not really want to hear diverse opinions.
And sometimes, some of us who try to stay clear get sucked in despite our nobler intentions. (Mea culpa.)
 

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Keep closing those threads, there are plenty of other places on the internet to discuss the virus any way you want to.
 

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How about this --
For the next 24 hours can we use a method of "group" exchange where:
1. Person #1 puts up a post. May contain opinion.
2. Person #2 replies to post, offers their perspective, but does not mention, compare, criticize, blame or intimidate prior poster.
3. And so on...

Assuming the role of person #1


instant-pot-beef-roast-105.jpg
 

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This It ‘s a thread to have some fun, poke fun and to bring some laughter back to the website. Relax and chill for the next 24 hours.
 
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Assuming the role of person #1


instant-pot-beef-roast-105.jpg
Thanks a lot! :p Now my sandwich isn't looking too tasty!

Actually that looks delicious.
 

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[/QUOTE]
Is that roast beef, with potatoes and carrots . The roast beef looks liked it was cook slowly over night and I bet it’s tender.
You can cut it with a fork...LOL.

It look Delicious.
 
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Oh darn it! I misread Katherine's directions! :devilish::cool::cool:
 

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I think you should start a post and set your own rules. Keep the thread on track, but don't expect the whole Lounge to follow suit.
 

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I think you should start a post and set your own rules. Keep the thread on track, but don't expect the whole Lounge to follow suit.
Yeah - if you don't keep the thread on track you're liable to wind up ---Deleted---:

 

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As the thread starter, it would be interesting if you could delete other people's posts.
 

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Yeah - if you don't keep the thread on track you're liable to wind up ---Deleted---:

Rabble rouser! :p Bringing up the infamous ---deleted---thread! Next thing you know we're going to bring up boiled pizza!
 

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As the thread starter, it would be interesting if you could delete other people's posts.
No and that would create even more problems. One can report the post to the moderator and ask it be deleted. Too many and the thread is closed.
 

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And can you all leave out ALL political remarks, even the ones where you start "this is not meant to be political but . . ." It's political and you know it!
Although my kids are all grown and out of the house, it feels just like I've got a bunch of squabbling kids in the basement. "Don't make me come down there!":)

How 'bout those snide "where have I heard that before" or posts that merely link to an article that makes a political point instead of the poster posting it? Or they use part of a highly reported in the media sentence certain politicians say to mock someone or demean them. There are a lot of masked political posts where everyone knows what they mean, they just didn't quite say it. I'm convinced some don't even own timeshares. All they do is post politics in a non direct manner, mostly, sometimes overtly. I went to the user page for one Tug user and reviewed over 100 posts, mostly all political, not one about timeshares or even travel. I am not sure people who do this understand they will never convert anyone to their way of thinking acting as they do. It's not effective!

Anytime anyone says "this isn't meant.,..", it of course is, lol, you are right!

I know it isn't that people are bored, at least in certain well known posters case, as they have been doing it for years. They've merely adapted their techniques. In general I stay out of the Tug lounge as I find it's mostly politics. Sad. I enjoy the timeshare sections of Tug as they rarely have politics injected into threads. One probably couldn't start a thread that says "how much water do you drink in a day" and not end up with political posts in the Tug lounge. I guess for some, nothing is more important to them.

However, was happy to see a lot of those threads closed. But not a great solution as Panina has said in another one of those threads.

I stay out of the Lounge, maybe one every few months until a few recent ones. Talked to a Tug user recently who was thinking about quitting Tug over the behavior of certain Tug political posters. I venture into the lounge mostly those rare times a thread pops up on the right hand side of all recent posts where it looks like it may be interesting. Rarely, I get annoyed and I stupidly add a post as I simply overreact to those political posts, shame on me. I should instead take the time to document those posters and send say a list of 100 recent posts that are political in the hopes it will do some good. I feel sorry for Tug moderators as there is so much work. I think they do a great job overall but the lounge is a tough place.
 

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...There are a lot of masked political posts where everyone knows what they mean, they just didn't quite say it. I'm convinced some don't even own timeshares. All they do is post politics in a non direct manner, mostly, sometimes overtly. I went to the user page for one Tug user and reviewed over 100 posts, mostly all political, not one about timeshares or even travel. I am not sure people who do this understand they will never convert anyone to their way of thinking acting as they do. It's not effective!...

Oh no! Steve is on to me! Quick, hide the evidence, microwave the hard drive!!! :crash: :crash::crash::crash:

I was thinking about this post - all of it, not just the part above - for a bit as I first read it while sitting outside enjoying a cool breeze and an adult beverage (appropriately enough, reading mostly in the lounge....) I don't know that I have an answer to this issue but on this board, I really do not see a lot of political content overt or covert when compared to what I see on other board (which admittedly have a different focus). Now I understand the intent here is to try and avoid politics as much as possible and if the truth be told, we likely (all of us) tend to view topics from the political perspective too early and too often.

At the same time, some really good conversational threads (with some good potential) were nuked because someone perceived a bit too much political influence for their tastes. I find that sad because in many ways this board has a community unlike any other board I've been a part of. There is a core group of regular posters here that frequent interaction has allowed us to get to know each other beyond what would be usual on a different type of board. Now I can hear Brian going uh-oh about now but one of the values of this board is that we get to know each other a bit more than would be the case on busier boards and that familiarity is an asset to this board. I can honestly say that I will try and make time to make better, more useful contributions to TUG than I do anywhere else because of this familiarity. As we lose meaningful threads, we lose the opportunity to expand our knowledge of each other (dare I say we lose the ability to bond to some extent)?

Over the time I've been around these parts, I've learned so much about Mary Ann, Panina, Dave, Richard and so many more of y'all through the ebbs and flows of your posts that I would miss if we didn't press the bounds around here a bit. I say that not to make Brian or Karen or any other mod's job any harder but more as a reminder of this board being something unique in this big bad wide world of the internet.

Just my thoughts...
 
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