I am not concerned about how congratulatory posts relate to me, because I don't use the forum as a friend-making tool. I come here to have interesting and intelligent discussions/debates with people. I know someone's going to ask me why, then, am I attacking the post congratulating practice- and it's for the above reason. I have nothing to do right now, and it seems like it would be interesting to get other people's viewpoints on the subject
Well Hush, I think the above is just the point what it's all about. For we, 'the numberpeople', do use the forums as a friendmaking tool. That's the main issue I think of us being here, sharing thoughts, feelings, poetry and sadness. Helping each other when we notice one is down or sharing in joy when one is happy.
Did you ever read the poems on 'Open', did you ever replied to one that really touched you? Did you ever took the time to read the replies that were given by so many? If you did you would have known that there's no competition in Passions.
And if we want to congratulate someone for his/hers whatevernumber posts of caring, writing, replying, laughing, crying, we don't do that in 'Open' because 'Open' is just for poetry, so we do that on one of the other forums.
We got to know each other so well, that we don't need intelligent conversation to express our gratitude to our friends, just a simple or will do.
The addressed person will know exactly what was ment.
I think even intelligent conversations need a , a and a sometimes,
cause without caring for the oponent, what's the point in having a conversation other than just love to hear oneself talk.
We have a saying in the Netherlands:
To whom the shoe fits, puts him on
wich means that the one that's bothered by something others do, that one should take a look deepdown and ask themselves: Why?
So, you do your thing and we do ours, with respect for both sides, cause I don't want to be referred to as 'dumm' for giving love and care in the way I think right to the friends I found here.
Cause in the time I've spend writing this all down, I could have read some lovely poetry instead.
A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Feel free to use the pictures on my website. http://communities.msn.com/Titiasplace&naventryid=100
[This message has been edited by Titia Geertman (edited 07-10-2001).]