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To hope Mnetters have "Reading and Comprehension" skills????

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Pan Sun 01-Jul-07 13:57:08

No facetiousness intended, simply a result of noticing a keeness to "attack" someone after ascribing entirely mis-placed 'labels' to them. This has been invariably after (perhaps deliberately) mis-reading posts made by them and then running away with themsleves on a tirade of bad language and general abuse, nothing to do with ANY level of debate.

It often manifests with posters apparently thinking"well if you think A, then you must think B" to themslves. It happened quite alot on the "bombings" thread over the weekend, to me specifically on a different thread, and have just seen it again elsewhere.

This IS a 'written word' forum, so I don't think it unreasonable to expect reading and comprehension skills to be absent.

Please read posts for what they say. NOT what you wish them to say.

I thank ewe.

Pan Sun 01-Jul-07 13:58:18

or even NOT absent!!!!!!

And review posts!!!!

Carmenere Sun 01-Jul-07 13:58:29

Who are you calling thick Fuckwit???????

Carmenere Sun 01-Jul-07 13:58:39

Pan Sun 01-Jul-07 14:00:34

it's NOT lack of's a desire to get all pointy-fingered, I think,..something like that anyway.

SoupDragon Sun 01-Jul-07 14:01:01

Well, I've read your post and I have f-all comprehension about what you're trying to say.

But one problem with a "written forum" is that writing is easy to misunderstand without the tone of voice etc that goes with the spoken word.

TnOgu Sun 01-Jul-07 14:01:25

Pan, I am leaving you my car keys take care of them, and use them wisely.

Carmenere Sun 01-Jul-07 14:03:17

I think that some subjects inflame some folk so passionately that they don't think clearly.
I also think that some posters are in a bad mood and post accordingly.
And some are in a hurry and don't read the OP or subsequent posts.

Pan Sun 01-Jul-07 14:03:39


Ok - it's the habit of not reading posts properly, and then replying, often in an aggressive way, to the poster over something they DIDN'T say.

elasticbandstand Sun 01-Jul-07 14:05:54

how dare you!

Pan Sun 01-Jul-07 16:27:46


Pennies Sun 01-Jul-07 16:32:05

This has happenend to me recently. I totally agree with you, Pan.

Peachy Sun 01-Jul-07 16:32:38

You an't expect anythinga nd none of us have a right to- that's the point of an open forum. We must assume a variety of poeple, and indeed we all will misread or misconstrue posts on occasion. And then we should exercise and demonstrate tolerance.

BorisofWales Sun 01-Jul-07 16:42:25

I have no idea what you're on about Pan my darling

Pan Sun 01-Jul-07 16:46:22

That's because of your saintly innocence.

foxinsocks Sun 01-Jul-07 16:46:28

I know what you mean Pan. A lot of it is as a result of skim reading rather than reading properly.

I tend to think, when you feel this way, it's time to step away from the computer iyswim. Get some fresh air, have a cup of tea and a dose of reality!

littlelapin Sun 01-Jul-07 16:50:16

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Pan Sun 01-Jul-07 16:51:32

Will try to self-improve, ll. But it's soo difficult!

Tortington Sun 01-Jul-07 16:53:10

is sanctamony a deadly sin?

littlelapin Sun 01-Jul-07 16:53:58

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Tortington Sun 01-Jul-07 16:56:11

pointing out spellings is childish pedantry used only when one has no argument

Boco Sun 01-Jul-07 16:57:42

Should have known you'd be here rabbit, Spelling and Grammar Warden, making sure there are no errors on the comprehension and reading skills thread.

BorisofWales Sun 01-Jul-07 16:57:53

Yes, pointing out spelling mistakes in posts and the old faithful "oooh ill get popcorn, cakes and the wine" when it kicks off instead of having a cracking debate are fast becoming my MN bugbears.

Those and chicken shit name changers

Speccy Sun 01-Jul-07 17:00:31

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littlelapin Sun 01-Jul-07 17:01:15

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