In 27 minutes, I’ve got a “like” with your name on it!
I was taking advantage of some downtime to offend people on my social media accounts
Hahhahah …I forgot that you are out of “Likes.”
Sorry the way I came across. I didn’t mean that you flagged him.
I Kid You Not
ok… we agree.
if they were right, they wouldn’t be the OP.
you know… those are not mutually exclusive.
Actually I just gave some likes for some humorous perspective to come to this thread.
Elusive does make a valid point for a soft closure of a thread.
And as we have seen over the years, each Forum has some bad actors and motives.
This iteration is actually a kinder and gentler iteration of the Forum than I have seen in the past.
I feel that the suspect motive of some flaggers Is just to get threads closed and not about the actual post itself.
Communication is by very diverse means and lack of clarity just brings incorrect guesses to an issue.
Many “experienced” posters have left because of the perceived attacks that they have suffered and the belief that the abuse by some is not worth putting in time on threads.
I would like some method of marking incorrect posts which I make sometimes, after the edit period is gone, because of lack of clarity from OP which is corrected or clarified later.
I just had a great opportunity to not offend some people. I thought it could be beneficial to the conversation to add the discussion it here.
A fresh post came up this afternoon about something I know about, because it is a program our brand is enrolled in, and I handle that part of our business.
I provided OP the answer in a very clear and concise way that will put them on the right path to do their own work, in a way that doesn’t include me ad-libbing Amazon policy, or doing keyboard work to re-post amazon policy, or writing paragraphs of instructions and making me into their personal mentor. I sent them right to the Amazon place that unequivocally knows what they need to do, and I know that they readily share the answer to OP’s particular question. Then I go about my business, intending to check back in for any follow-up that may be needed should OP run into a snag that others who also know the program may be too busy to assist with at the current time.
When I checked back in, I found that a few people showed up to turn it into a thread about their feelings and speculations about how the program works or doesn’t, effectively derailing my nice clean shot at getting OP where they needed to be. I wound up spending my time writing a whole bunch of carefully worded things to clarify the waters for OP again, while mostly ignoring the people who wrote all the bad words, despite my urge to offend them for muddying the waters for OP with off-the-wall banter about how they “almost got in the program, but it doesn’t work anyway” and launching off into what OP “really needs to do.”
I mean, I’m one of the good guys -but it could be very easy for the people who like to spend time here to write their ideas of how they imagine things work in programs they are not enrolled in as answers to questions -to get their feelings hurt by someone who really did not get out of bed this morning with that kind of intent.
So maybe people wont get their feelings hurt quite so readily if you suspect or even know that you don’t know, or even just aren’t quite sure that you know
…just keep reading.
It’s what I do.
You guys are still here?
Just kidding, much respect and love for all you who participated in this post. I will be choosing a solution to this post later tonight.
Again, I apologize about my initial approach and I want to thank all those who helped me realize that I also need to contribute more to the community.
It goes without saying that there a lot of good to the forum. As long as this post did for others as it did for me. I’m sure the community is a much better place.
Again, thank all of you wonderful sellers. May 2020 bring all of you growth, great health and an abundance to all of you.
Unfortunately, many use forums like these for entertainment, which can include antagonizing people purposely, aka, “trolling”.
Reason most ppl are crabby in here is because Amazon is making life really crappy for sellers and it’s getting worst each day.
Thought the same thing Glad not the only one. Do have respect for BookwormApril tho. She’s very helpful.
In honesty, I believe that people are far meaner online than in person. They hide behind their keyboards and let loose. The crap I read online is so much worse than stuff I hear in person.
You can’t even debate or reason on here…but that’s everywhere online. Not sure why I personally participate to be honest, like the news, sometimes I’m just a happier person by completely avoiding it.
The flagging system is abused too…I see nothing in this post that deserved a flag and yet flagged it is, I had to click view hidden content to see it expecting something vile or vitrol, but it was just someone stating an opinion…
It seems like the original post by FunkyJunk was removed because it mentioned support of a banned poster by name. Apparently we aren’t supposed to mention banned posters by their posting names. The post was flagged by the community. I didn’t see anything wrong with the original post or the post saying the post was banned (deleted). But that’s what happens here unfortunately.
The longer the train, the more spectacular the wreck, when and if it goes completely off the rails!
Honestly, the thread is giving some a chance to vent, which is always healthy.
Wanna start a Fundraiser, to supply punchbags for those that feel the urge to rip into something?
If we purchased punchbags and distributed to those in most need, they would likely put them up for sale here or on the bay and stay behind their screens, rather than risk some physical exercise!
On that note, going out for a late morning run!
Haha, that is true!
Enjoy the run, take care of your knees.