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Troubling....

A few years ago there was a prolific contributor on here who eventually left, I believe, for the sake of his/her own mental well being as he/she was taking the debate far far too seriously and wouldn't let the slightest disagreement drop - fair play in the end he/she did what was best for him/her self.

The reason I'm posting this is that a previous thread is viewed at best as bemusing and at worst , well let's not go there.

Is it just me but all I've ever done is view this as a debating site where we chew over everything football and specifically our beloved Leeds.

Yes it gets heated and a bit fractious to say the least at times but ultimately , for me anyway , its about sharing words with people who have the same passion for everything associated with LS11.

Yes we've all made prats of ourselves at some point and been at loggerheads at one point or another but I believe that most on here , with the odd exception are pretty rational and are on here to enjoy it for what it is or should just opinions and in the bigger picture nothing really harmful.

Have I totally misunderstood what this forum is all about?

posted on 2/4/21

He obviously has issues, Stoopo.

He'll probably try a new account but admin will have his card marked now.

comment by Kern (U4664)

posted on 3/4/21

Think the way that we all were there following Harj's passing proved just the value of this community.

^^^^^

Absolutely spot on. I'm sure we all miss harj.
Sweet bloke. Great contributor. True Leeds fan.
Top notch in my book.

posted on 3/4/21

Great thread Wilko and sums up my thoughts really.

Live and let live. It's a debating forum for sharing opinions and having some fun following our clubs and I have kept coming back and reading with the occasional comment on the old 606 site and this one for 14 years and counting.

There's far bigger stuff to get upset over and the odd disagreement on here isn't one of them.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 3/4/21

comment by Kern (U4664)
posted 10 hours, 28 minutes ago
Think the way that we all were there following Harj's passing proved just the value of this community.

^^^^^

Absolutely spot on. I'm sure we all miss harj.
Sweet bloke. Great contributor. True Leeds fan.
Top notch in my book.
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So very true! Loved the guy! Such a shame he’s missing this season. He would have been on fire on here.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 3/4/21

comment by Igor but for. (U22200)
posted 11 hours, 16 minutes ago
He obviously has issues, Stoopo.

He'll probably try a new account but admin will have his card marked now.
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Unfortunately I think you are correct.

I hope he reflects on his actions though.

In a strange way he has made me think about how I approach posts in the future. Not because I think I did anything wrong but because we now seem to be living in an age where it’s so difficult not to offend some people. No way do I want another episode like the one I’ve just had with him.

Does that make sense or am I being a wuss? I’m normally the typical Yorkshireman who likes to give it and take it but this whole thing has taken the edge off things.

Can we still have banter though? Can I still have opinions that might not agree with yours?

I hope so or social media will just become another sanitised product of the 21st century.

I know all about buying. I’ve had friends who have left jobs due to it - old people too at 50+ age.

I was bullied all my school years for having jug ears and glasses. Milky Bar Kid and other taunts. I did take it and tended to use humour to get in first and reduce the effect. Occasionally though I did lose it. I remember once on Robin Hoods Bay beach my brother had to drag me off a much older and bigger kid who kept flicking my ears from behind. He didn’t do it again.

So being called a bully, a Neanderthal and an abuser really did hurt after what I suffered as a kid and what I’ve seen friends suffer at work.

Sorry I’m rambling.

ALAW.

posted on 3/4/21

Stoopo, you're a wuss!...

Anyone that comes at you the way he did without presenting evidence to their claims is in the wrong, and as you have seen everybody has stood by you!..

He was out of order and Admin has dealt with it the way he seemed to be begging for!..

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 3/4/21

Haha! I’ll take that!

My wussing days are over from now!

Cheers bud and to all those who were as perplexed as I was.

posted on 3/4/21

As stated on the match thread -

Stoopo- been a rough and gratuitous few days for you. - Hope the 2-1 against the Blunts result puts a line under it.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 6/4/21

comment by The Very Rev Wilko (U21072)
posted 2 days, 21 hours ago
As stated on the match thread -

Stoopo- been a rough and gratuitous few days for you. - Hope the 2-1 against the Blunts result puts a line under it.
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I missed that.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 6/4/21

comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
comment by The Very Rev Wilko (U21072)
posted 2 days, 21 hours ago
As stated on the match thread -

Stoopo- been a rough and gratuitous few days for you. - Hope the 2-1 against the Blunts result puts a line under it.
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I missed that.
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Just spotted it. Thanks 🙏

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