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Thread: Why I like QB and small vent

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    Senior Member Hen3rietta's Avatar
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    Why I like QB. There is room for everyone here. You can have a conversation. Members can take what they want and leave the rest. Kudos to the moderators.

    I belong, make that belonged, to another quite large online group, that I had stopped checking for a while because the same topics were coming up over and over again with the same replies and there was nothing that I felt I could contribute to with my take or experiences. Recently I started checking again and saw a post about a certain quilting tool having been a bad investment. There were various responses to this so I jumped in with my comments which were on topic and no longer than any others I've read on the site and received an email from the "owner" of the site saying essentially that my post was too long and repetitive. Over the course of the years I was with that group, I think I only posted about 2 dozen times, because I prefer to post something that adds to the conversation, not a repeat of something already said. The same is true here with the exception being to welcome new members. There the more welcomes the better IMHO.

    I thought about responding to the moderator's email pointing out the discrimination as my response was no different from many others to other topics and decided that it just wasn't worth the effort. I just removed myself from the group. But it still rankles. End of rant.

    Thanks for listening. I just had to get it out of my system.

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    glad you like it here!!

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    welcome, i haven't belonged to the quilting board here very long. but everyone here is so nice and welcoming. and, they are a wealth of information. i hope you like it here. :D

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    Senior Member Hen3rietta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005
    welcome, i haven't belonged to the quilting board here very long. but everyone here is so nice and welcoming. and, they are a wealth of information. i hope you like it here. :D
    Hi guys,
    Thanks for making me feel better! I've been with QB for almost a year and basically now spend most of my online group time with you. I just felt bad about the other group, because it was one I had started with way before I found QB. Their loss I say. LOL

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    It's a shame when that happens with forums/message boards...sometimes a place that feels like 'home' changes too much to feel like that any more. I used to read/post to one in particular -really my first exposure to an online 'family', and in time, alas it just went downhill.

    I've been thrilled to find this board, so far it seems like a great place to hang your hat, chat and LEARN a lot!

    Glad we both found it!

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    Super Member Cybrarian's Avatar
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    So sorry, I agree the effort was not worth it. Some people seem to be very proprietory as moderators of sites, that's why I appreciate this QB; a spirit of neutrality is very important in moderating anything. It can be very easy to project our own thoughts and beliefs onto someone else's words and come to a conclusion as to their meaning that is not intended. Hang out here!

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    Ouch...I bet that stung to be chastised so! :(

    I'm glad you took the situation and decided that was NOT how you wanted to be treated, and took steps accordingly.

    And, I'm glad you're here. Because I wanna hang out with people "like me". And I wouldn't put up with that cr*p either. :D :D :D

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    Super Member Rebecca VLQ's Avatar
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    Ouch...I bet that stung to be chastised so! :(

    I'm glad you took the situation and decided that was NOT how you wanted to be treated, and took steps accordingly.

    And, I'm glad you're here. Because I wanna hang out with people "like me". And I wouldn't put up with that cr*p either. :D :D :D

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    Eh who needs them!!! Glad your here, we welcome you and all that you contribute.. So keep posting away and show us your creations....

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    sorry that happened to you but you will love this board everyone so nice and helpful

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    Glad you found this site, to make you feel welcome! This is a wonderful and supportive group! I love it here, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    glad you like it here!!
    Ditto

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    I agree, glad you here with us!

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    moderators in general only want to be heard, not to listen. they have already made their decisions.
    we do tend to repeat ourselves in postings I know. even i do it. so keep on posting when you feel like it. we will read it.

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    We are so happy to have you here!

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    Welcome, hope you like it here.

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    Glad you're here- hope you find what you want. My problem is that I'd have a zillion more quilts done if I weren't letting the board be my addiction! It is fun here, and a quilt show every day.

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    This is a fun board and you will always find something interesting.

    We have all had our experiences with moderators on the various boards and it usually doesn't feel fair ... especially when you see the same thing over and over that they took you to task for. It is what it is.

    Enjoy this friendly place!!

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    I like it here too. I don't post much. But I really like to read peoples rants. I don't feel so alone and different when I hear someone else has bad days too. Forget about them and come in and have a cup of coffee and a chat with the wonderful ladies and gents here. I also spend a LOT of time looking at pictures here. ;)

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    This has to be the best group anywhere. Sorry you had the bad experience but at least you found this one! I'm sure you will see the difference! Welcome........lots of commeraderie here!

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    Been there, done that. I left one board where you would get handslapped for daring to wish someone happy birthday --you were supposed to send a PM not to the board...same with someone who mentioned they had a sick family member...they could MENTION the sickness, but all RESPONSES, well wishes etc were to be PM'd...
    and you were called out on it...

    buh bye, then!

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    First of all: Thanks to the moderators that take their time and "lots of effort" to help keep this board the way it is. I have problems posting in the right place at times and have always had informative comments from the moderator to help me.
    Now: Isn't this board the greatest!!! I don't think there is a 'problem' that someone can't help with.
    Yeah to everyone here!!

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    You did the right thing, just let it go. This is an awesome place to be. Everyone here is so helpful and I have learned a lot from the quilters here.

    Linda

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    Our gain & their loss!! :)

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    This is a great site.

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