Do You think others don't see you page??!!

I was just thinking, do people actually think that others on here are not going to see their page? You know, commenting on the forums on someone's open page isn't always smart, especially if it's not something you wanted to post in the forum (the "Safety Nazis" quote is still my favourite).
I had just innocently enough wandered to someone's page to say something like, "Even though we have disagreed on a subject or two, I respect your views on safety and your convictin in your words." Instead I see that I am just a Canadian idiot who can't possibly understand anything about US immigration or US issues because I am up here in my own little Canadian "Civics Class".

Another point, when posting a thread on the forums, it is helpful to post all of the information. One or two threads in particular have little actual fact and filled with personal opinion that leads to getting even farther off track from the actual topic at hand. It only helps to fuel the great amount of misinformation we already have on the internet.

Third, everything you post on the internet can always be found. You can delete it all you want, if someone wanted to find it again, it can be found. What you post without fear of repurcussion can say a lot about you and your true values.

Just some thoughts. Sorry to ruffle some feathers out there, but being in another area doesn't mean there is no understanding or knowledge. And just because someone doesn't agree with you, doesn't make you right.

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Comment by Spanner 122 on April 30, 2008 at 7:52am
haha... of course you can!! ;)
Comment by Spanner 122 on March 18, 2008 at 8:08am
Yup, people are allowed to disagree, and some people may even have a different perspective because they have a more open mind, or maybe just because they have other bits of info and aren't directly in the topic and can see it for what it really is... such as extrapolating facts and not just tossing in opinion (and some can write run on sentences that go on and on and on... lol)!
Ah well.. the world is made up of all kinds right? :)
Comment by Ray Purcell on March 11, 2008 at 10:15pm
That's the way it should be. We are taught in training to look at all sides of an emergency to decide how to best mitigate it, so why not apply this to all aspects?
Comment by Spanner 122 on March 11, 2008 at 10:06pm
Thanks Ray. Sometimes I feel like I'm being too sensitive, but I try very hard to look at issue from all angles you know? It's all I ask from others. :)
Comment by Ray Purcell on March 11, 2008 at 9:59pm
I agree completely Spanner, we should respect all opinions, no matter where they work or live. Subjects in our profession are not limited to one state or country. I like the way you think, so just keep going.

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