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    I don't always feel like posting to comments but am glad the like button is there so I can click on it. Sometimes that is just as important as saying something.
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    There are a lot of reasons for not responding to a particular post. For me the reason often is that I have nothing constructive to add. Or, I completely disagree with the post but have no desire to start an argument. Or, I do wish to respond but need to think about how to word the response without coming across as rude or argumentative or stupid. Sometimes, when that happens, life gets in the way and I forget about it. When I finally remember, either someone else has already said what I was going to say or the thread has moved on and it no longer seems relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photobabe View Post
    There are a lot of reasons for not responding to a particular post. For me the reason often is that I have nothing constructive to add. Or, I completely disagree with the post but have no desire to start an argument. Or, I do wish to respond but need to think about how to word the response without coming across as rude or argumentative or stupid. Sometimes, when that happens, life gets in the way and I forget about it. When I finally remember, either someone else has already said what I was going to say or the thread has moved on and it no longer seems relevant.
    Exactly, Photobabe.

    Johnny, I am sorry you feel ignored here on the board. I have enjoyed the new games you have introduced to us in the fun/games forum. I wish you'd stop by there more often. I don't watch much reality television at all; in fact it is odd that I found this site at all, but I do watch The Bachelor and Bachelorette shows and that is what brought me to FORT. I don't watch AGT or Big Brother or any of the other reality shows you watch, so that is why you won't find me in those forums posting. It's difficult to know what to say when someone here is having a hard time, but please do know that there are many here, including me, who care about you.
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    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Thanks for the responses.

    I wasn't talking about the whole forum in general, but mainly these threads here, where I can rant when I feel bad. Sometimes they seem to go unnoticed. and that's what was bugging me. especially in those hard times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyK View Post
    Thanks for the responses.

    I wasn't talking about the whole forum in general, but mainly these threads here, where I can rant when I feel bad. Sometimes they seem to go unnoticed. and that's what was bugging me. especially in those hard times.
    That's the beauty of it Johnny ... you can rant here and sometimes there is nothing to be said. At those times some just simply understand ... and hope that you (or whomever is posting) know we're in your/their corner. I hope that makes some sense.

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    On a completely different note, prayer for friends of mine whose 2 year old son died recently. He was born with an unknown genetic disease, and the doctors never did figure it out. It was devastating for his parents, especially his mom, who spent two years of sleepless nights and gave all her hope, energy, and love to him in the two years of his life. He had fought back from the brink of death a number of times, and because of that, when his heart gave out, it was actually a shock as he was always fighting and making small improvements. They are deeply heartbroken and worn out.
    Prayers and best warm thoughts for your friends (and you too). I hope there is some comfort in knowing there is a new little angel keeping careful and special watch over those who watched over him.
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    I'm guilty of really enjoying reading but not letting anyone know that I've really enjoyed it. Still not used to "liking" something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyK View Post
    Oh and also, I mentioned this to someone today, but I also often feel ignored. On here. At times.
    I feel the same way. I'm pretty sensitive and had to toughen up a bit. It used to really bother me when I first started posting. It was as if what I posted wasn't as important as some of the other poster's. Also, I've noticed that when some poster's post everyone comments but other's are left unnoticed.

    I do read your post JohnnyK and everyone else's too, I'm not always sure how to respond but I do care about you and wonder if you are okay even if I don't respond.

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    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Quote Originally Posted by inthegarden View Post
    I feel the same way. I'm pretty sensitive and had to toughen up a bit. It used to really bother me when I first started posting. It was as if what I posted wasn't as important as some of the other poster's. Also, I've noticed that when some poster's post everyone comments but other's are left unnoticed.

    I do read your post JohnnyK and everyone else's too, I'm not always sure how to respond but I do care about you and wonder if you are okay even if I don't respond.
    This pretty much sums up how I feel as well. I do more reading than posting for that very reason. I asked once in the pet forum about something related to pet food making my cat sick and nobody responded which I thought was odd because with all the cat lovers here I thought someone might have something, anything to say. But then the comments after mine were all acknowledged So anyway, yeah, I just don't ask many questions anymore and post mainly in the tv show threads.

    But also, as photobabe said, sometimes there really is nothing to add or life gets in the way before a response can be made. I can see it both ways, but yes I'm guilty of getting my feelings hurt too. I know it's not intentional so I just try to not take it personally.
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    Re: Talk about your troubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Photobabe View Post
    There are a lot of reasons for not responding to a particular post. For me the reason often is that I have nothing constructive to add. Or, I completely disagree with the post but have no desire to start an argument. Or, I do wish to respond but need to think about how to word the response without coming across as rude or argumentative or stupid. Sometimes, when that happens, life gets in the way and I forget about it. When I finally remember, either someone else has already said what I was going to say or the thread has moved on and it no longer seems relevant.
    My thoughts EXACTLY!
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    I've learned a lot reading this thread. I think I need to be a little more sensitive to all members. I'll keep that in mind. I think sometimes we get so familiar with certain usernames that we may be too focused on them when we are posting. The boards are best when many are posting and active. Everyone is important and a should feel that way on the boards.

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