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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 15 May 2014 3:54 pm

opinionatedman wrote:So I see the forum thinks it to be just in abusing and hitting below the belt, even though people ask silly questions...

Then maybe I am the odd one out, in expecting a basic sense of respect for others, however stupid question maybe asked.



Respect is earned, and usually a reciprocation.

As I've said before, anybody asking dumb questions without having done even basic research, either on Google/Bing or the search function within this site, is probably such a talent not required.

We will all help people who have at least tried to help themselves, even those with dumb questions that couldn't find an answer.....there are, after all, some questions that have never been asked before like, 'Can I buy Spam in Singapore?'

People here are generally here on merit and especially more so after tightening of the immigration policy and EP qualification terms so you'll forgive us, or at least me, for not welcoming lazy free loaders.



Sadly, I didn't pass SMS's personality test so take all that with a pinch of salt cause I obviously have 'issues.'
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Postby pisceangirl » Thu, 15 May 2014 4:50 pm

opinionatedman wrote:So I see the forum thinks it to be just in abusing and hitting below the belt, even though people ask silly questions...

Then maybe I am the odd one out, in expecting a basic sense of respect for others, however stupid question maybe asked.

I take back my comments then....as I am an outlier anyways.


Why do you feel the need to take back your comments? If you feel so strongly about extending basic respect to people that ask silly questions, you should invest time in responding to all those queries rather than start a thread on how you find it to be so disrespectful that "non lurkers" treat people a certain way.

And the real world is no different my friend-you meet all kinds.
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Postby opinionatedman » Thu, 15 May 2014 5:02 pm

I had taken back my comments cause as I said I am an outlier, and grossly misunderstood.

I agree that people many people do not do basic googling and come back with silliest of questions.

However, my concern was about bias...the same query asked by a subcontinent person is treated in a different way as compared to someone else, hence my string of messages.

But, I guess since the majority is always right, my point will fall into deaf ears.

This would be my last post about this topic.

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Postby pisceangirl » Thu, 15 May 2014 5:24 pm

Hey, the majority is not always right. If you come across a response on a thread that you find derogatory/biased you should definitely respond and challenge it. But just generalising doesn't help, in my opinion.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 May 2014 5:31 pm

And that, my friend, is how certain nationalities don't get the reputations and levels of respect that they think they are "entitled" to. If they don't hear what they want to here or people don't act or agree with them, they get huffy and go off in a snit. Adding but one more in a long litany of similar minded individuals with a chip on their shoulder. The chip, which in most cases, they created for themselves.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 May 2014 5:32 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:Sadly, I didn't pass SMS's personality test so take all that with a pinch of salt cause I obviously have 'issues.'


Yeah but I remember we washed all that away with copious quanties of Sol one night! :lol:

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Postby midlet2013 » Sun, 18 May 2014 5:19 pm

just bcus someone does not google does not mean that everyone shd insult him for not googling. if u have nothing decent to say , dont reply and ignore the query. but there are bitter people here who prefer to talk sarcasm instead of simply ignoring.

the fact that no one accepted any bias against indians shows how reasonable and objective people here are. its not them, its you OP


opinionatedman wrote:I had taken back my comments cause as I said I am an outlier, and grossly misunderstood.

I agree that people many people do not do basic googling and come back with silliest of questions.

However, my concern was about bias...the same query asked by a subcontinent person is treated in a different way as compared to someone else, hence my string of messages.

But, I guess since the majority is always right, my point will fall into deaf ears.

This would be my last post about this topic.


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