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  1. Tomcat's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more Adamski. This used to be my second home and these days I can't really be bothered with it. I'm not averse to the odd political thread but when it's just used as a means to start a fight forget it. Trolling, abuse and pile-ons are the order of the day in here and it's always the same names. I've blocked some, others will be if they don't grow some manners, and frankly I'm not about to pay money to be on a forum that does that and seems determined to discourage new members. Even FB, which at least makes some token effort to force people to use real names rather than hide behind aliases, isn't immune from the fuckwittery, but I do find there are fewer I've had to block, and that's only because they're happy to be fuckwits under their own names. No loss.
  2. Editor's Avatar
    as was commented on quite recently, I too have taken something of a sabbatical from here. Not for the same reasons, as I CBA with trigger threads. Having like you been in with this lot since nigh on the beegiining of VD & certainly the TRC, one knows what the triggers are.

    I think you're right, & it's everywhere. There's a super virtual chum who is vulnerable & sensitive I had on FB, our connection oddly enough being one of us on TRC, but mainly basset hounds, about which I know a little something. Anyhow she was going to pick a new puppy up a few weeks ago, it had a health issue & I know if something happened to it she might well do something drastic & permananet over it. So I said my piece, & fuck me did I get it back in the arse from her friends & even herself. At this point, well I didn't quite lose it-I just simply said, 'fine, I'm only number 2 or 3 at this in the entire UK, but you must follow your own from now on in. Bye & best of.'

    Pmd her out of politeness & closure, & then shut all the doors. So if some peope are doing something like this on here, sure I understand it.

    Anyhow you know I think the world of you & yours. Take care, you know where I am. Try a bit of 'mindfulness', actually if you can get to Worksop ish I'll personally recc you to the amazing lady who introduced me to it.

    As Ever

    PI
  3. Big Pete's Avatar
    Shame you feel the need to leave, I hope life works out for you, and that your health improves.
  4. GiantPygmy's Avatar
    Understand completely.
    Those that cause all this will kill TRC eventually, then blame someone else for its demise.
    See you on FB
  5. Makman's Avatar
    Shalom Adam. I am saddened, but understand fully what you say and why. May you find the road less wearying, the joys of life and love secure in your faith and the peace that passes all understanding be your everlasting comfort. May the Lord bless you and keep you in peace, the light of his countenance shine upon you and the grace of his love sustain you. Amen.
  6. KorkyKat's Avatar
    Sad to read this. Forever how long you will be gone, I shall miss you. We’ve had some great chats and never once a falling out. I always had respect for you and your dignity and sincerity.

    Take Care.

    Rob’

  7. John B's Avatar
    Best of luck.

    If the people like you who are mostly polite all leave, then the chances of the rest of us continuing to more or less stay friendly are lower. Although I am a recent member, don't yet know the members face to face, don't own a bike (though I've had a few over the years), and actually dropped out of the conversation while I did have a bike, I value this place. It is a pity to see you go.

    I rarely post in the political threads. Although Brexit could affect me personally, so I have strong views for selfish reasons, nothing is gained by abusing those who disagree. I close my eyes to the threads which get nasty. The other tensions which have gone on, outside the Brexit arguments, I don't really know much about it, and am only vaguely aware of it. That way it is easy to enjoy the good stuff and not worry about the tensions.

    It has been good to have you around, and will be nice if you are around in future.
  8. maccecht's Avatar
    Never met you in person chap but you have my respect and I agree with much of your blog. Sadly the internet has been weaponised as a means of hurting people. I just roll with it but many a life has been lost due to the power exerted by trolls. Dont be gone long. Best regards Maccecht
  9. Noggin's Avatar
    I'm sad that you are leaving if only for a while, but I mostly agree with what you have written. I have struggled with both forums and FB due to this issue. I've had people I thought of as friends for around 15 - 20 years call me names and belittle me because I have a different view to them

    I now only read a handful of threads on here as a lot are too 'vitriolic' for me. And being a larger female, a lot of post can be quite offensive, but I try to ignore those!!

    Biggest hugs to you

    Hope to catch up sometime xxx
  10. Milky82's Avatar
    Enjoy chap and welcome back to the fold, no binning it now
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