Good Morning Friends & Neighbors! Greetings to all from across the Digital Seas of the Internet! More fun with words on this fine Wednesday Morning! Hoist the sails and off we go! Just a couple of ports of call to visit. ⛵
Breedbat - One who breeds or originates quarrels
TROLLS! They had a name before they were called trolls. And to be fair internet trolls didn't always breed quarrels, often times they just attack and stir up shit. Trolls, shit-posters and the like rarely have a stake in an intentional community as much as they have a need for mindless engagement. Back in the days when they could hide behind the most obscure of screen-names and play their games, frequently annoying, mostly tiresome and occasionally vilely toxic. That last group were the piranhas of forums who smelled blood on some poor person unfortunate enough to engage with them. Breedbats - ignore is the best way to handle them. Locals has that feature, good call on the designers part.
Gobemouche - Naïve person; one who keeps his mouth open; a boor; a silly and credulous person, literally a fly swallower
Paints a pretty picture doesn't it? Mouth agape and in flies the bugs as the person sits or stands there mouth wide open. Somewhere between being a breedbat and a gobemouche is a person on the path to getting their crap together. Don't be a doofus and don't turn into anti-communal antagonist who seeks to disrupt communities rather than participate in them. It is a hard call to judge people who are humorous vs those who are the breedbats, I think the gauge is when the humor turns into personal attacks, and by that I mean attacking you as a person rather than just making a mockery of your sacred ideals, your profession or something you identify with but is not you. Many cannot handle criticisms of their dear lovelies, (on a bad or vulnerable day probably no one can) in which case the world is not a good place to venture. Stay safe in your port of sheltered ideas (universities) where agreement is always and only the norm. The opposite is also true - if all you do is sail into troubled water under constant attack and squalls, you are not charting your course with much forethought. The norm is a mix of calm seas and occasional turbulence, once in a while a violent squall, and exploring the virtual ports of call. Happy Exploring friends!
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
Good Morning Neighbors from across the Local's landscape! Happy Sunday Refugees, Early Birds, Later Dayers, Conversants, and Lurkers! Hey there Phamily, Dawn Patrol, Day Walkers, Supporters, Members and Visitors! Hello again Triggeratti, Fascinating People and Beautiful Bigots! I am sure there are other wonderous Local's communities with their own vibe and rhythm, but there is only so much time to visit even the ones I favor.
A late start to the day, I was content to listen to the Dark Horse Podcast before hoping further online. I am sure I will be posting it later at Padre's. Some really good discussion about the gaslighting of the last two years. Whatever the day ahead of you holds, I hope you discover joy, or more likely bring joy to the day ahead of you. A few quotes on joy for perspective on a Sunday. Have a blessed day my friends!
Long but very worthwhile analysis of the gaslighting of the last two years and a path forward after the narrative collapses, or more likely pivots as is often the case.
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...