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#153930 - 06/30/03 06:51 PM I'm so SAD!  
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WHAT has happened to this board? It seems to have become a battle-ground rather than the informative, entertaining place it once was. I'm saddened to see that some "members" are turning on each other, especially in posts where a non-regular has hopped on to ask questions about a first-time trip. If you have a beef with a member, please, please take it outside (possibly in an e-mail or private message if they're available here) the "about Ambergris" forum. If you see something that is in error, certainly point it out so the OP is properly informed, but don't attack other members in a public post that asks for opinions. People who post personal attacks are high-jacking the well-intentioned original post and turning it into a mud-fest. It's not good for the island, and it's not good for morale here.

I used this site extensively when planning my wedding trip two years ago, and it seems to have gone down-hill since then.

That said, I know most of us here are happy, fun-loving people either looking for advice or happy to give it to new-comers, and lots of people have become true friends through this site.

Please, for those of you who are being bad apples, take your issues outside a general request for information. Your personal attacks are making us all and the island look bad.

#153931 - 06/30/03 08:21 PM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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Turnbum, you are 100% correct.

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#153932 - 06/30/03 10:12 PM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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I totally agree. Lighten up, people! frown :p

#153933 - 06/30/03 10:29 PM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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Touche' laugh :rolleyes:

#153934 - 07/01/03 10:42 AM Re: I'm so SAD!  
Joined: Oct 1999
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Marty Online happy
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amen to that. i wish folks could make do with helping people with information, and jokes and chatting, rather than battling. its really silly and counterproductive.

just a couple people battling can smear up the board pretty bad. i think the vast majority of folks do not engage in this activity. if you do, please consider how this makes us all look, including the island and the country of Belize.

also, if you see a post that you think qualifies for elimination on these grounds, please email me at to clue me in. i appreciate the help. thanks

#153935 - 07/08/03 01:55 AM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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I agree, it seems Ill go into a topic where someone is asking a question about Belize, the answers start to come, but than they stop and a "battle" starts between two other people or three, leaving the person asking the tourism related question without proper info or maybe even scaring him away from the board totally or maybe even the country.

Hopefully thats not the case, and those whom are curious about the country, understand that there are bad apples everywhere and to simply ignore ignorance.

#153936 - 07/08/03 07:40 AM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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its been better the last few days since some intensive editing..

i appreciate the cooperation from folks. the board is alive with us humans, and we're a weird bunch, so we are bound to have problems now and then. but with an eye to the big picture, we're doing some good stuff here and enjoying the company of friends.

#153937 - 07/08/03 07:41 AM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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i will tell you why....NOONE has a sense of humor....honestly, does anyone really care what anybody else says?....really?...NO...what someone says here is NOT gonna change a damned know it, i know it, and the mofos MAKING the rules lighten up already....

p.s. actually....toad knows

#153938 - 07/08/03 07:51 AM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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Where is a little googlie eye graemlin when ya need it ?

"weird" we are, mildly anyway. laugh

#153939 - 07/08/03 07:58 AM Re: I'm so SAD!  
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did someone say weird? silence generally means acceptance, so everyone like to have the last weird, errr........ word.

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