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Old 02-04-2017, 06:25 AM   #1
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Yet another short rant

My pet peeve is people who post vague statements condemning this or that and either fail or refuse to provide statistics or personal explanations to justify their positions. It does a disservice to those newbies who may be on the Forum to investigate or to make decisions as to what manufacturer's trailer they may wish to purchase or what options to get. I find it far more helpful when someone "puts their money where their mouth is" rather than making off the wall comments which may create some degree of panic in the aspiring RVer without stating any valid reasons for their opinions, when opinions, in most cases, are subject to question.
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:55 PM   #2
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Examples?
Can you prove it?
Were you there?


Rant too vague.
Now I'm panicked,
although I'm not a newbie!


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Old 02-04-2017, 02:00 PM   #3
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Examples?
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Rant too vague.
Now I'm panicked,
although I'm not a newbie!


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I believe Carl is making a general observation in his post, and is not naming specific people, which would go against the Community Rules.
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Continual ranting without a definite specific rant should also be against the rules.
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:40 PM   #5
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I some times rant, i always have opinions,a navel & a butt h--- !! On one seems to care.
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If it is a short rant... shouldn't it be called a RUNT?
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My pet peeve is people who post vague statements condemning this or that and either fail or refuse to provide statistics or personal explanations to justify their positions. It does a disservice to those newbies who may be on the Forum to investigate or to make decisions as to what manufacturer's trailer they may wish to purchase or what options to get. I find it far more helpful when someone "puts their money where their mouth is" rather than making off the wall comments which may create some degree of panic in the aspiring RVer without stating any valid reasons for their opinions, when opinions, in most cases, are subject to question.
At forum is a place where people offer up their opinion on the topic presented. Maybe they're knowledgeable, maybe not. Most people who contribute are well meaning, trying to help. They don't want a debate. Frankly, I would much rather they are comfortable contributing than not. And if someone takes some bad advice, remember, we aren't born with a good crap detector. It needs to develope. Raz
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I am referring to posts such as "Goodyear Marathon tires are horrible. I would never put a set on my trailer." Well, why? Explain your reason for your dislike......facts, experiences, etc. But when asked for specifics, the response is something like "They are just no good." I don't see that as helpful to anyone. Are they really bad tires or is the OP just pissed off because the tire had a blow out because it was grossly under inflated. And Jim is correct; I was making a general observation. Many forum contributors go into detail which can be valuable for everyone.
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Similar to reading product reviews on Amazon.
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Similar to reading product reviews on Amazon.


Yes. Somewhat. I guess I just expect more from the members here than I expect on Amazon.
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"I believe Carl is making a general observation in his post, and is not naming specific people, which would go against the Community Rules." -- Moderator


Yes...trying to make the point, with humor, that the originator of this rant thread did the same thing the rant was against, posted a generality instead of specifics, and to point out the irony. Some understood, but some did not. Sorry if my humor was too vague and general and all! 8) more humor there. Oh, the humanity of the irony!


YMMV. "Prior restraint" as in telling people how they can post their opinions is a little harsh.

GOOD, I see he put up some details, and there you go.


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I never RANT... I just go on and on and on.
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"I believe Carl is making a general observation in his post, and is not naming specific people, which would go against the Community Rules." -- Moderator


Yes...trying to make the point, with humor, that the originator of this rant thread did the same thing the rant was against, posted a generality instead of specifics, and to point out the irony. Some understood, but some did not. Sorry if my humor was too vague and general and all! 8) more humor there. Oh, the humanity of the irony!


YMMV. "Prior restraint" as in telling people how they can post their opinions is a little harsh.

GOOD, I see he put up some details, and there you go.


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The graphics, though disturbing, were effective smilies. Heck, I thought it was funny.

As someone who has been deleted, several times, they most certainly do control how you can post. It is the moderators job.
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Ranting about a rant that was about ranting about a rant

Something to think about ...people complain about their own complaints, they complain about other people's complaints, and they even complain about people's complaints about them...so does that make it a complaint or a short rant
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