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    #12352 - 03/21/08 04:36 PM Re: Defensive Homeschoolers? [Re: acs]
    kcab Offline

    Registered: 10/02/07
    Posts: 1603
    Loc: Sparta, apparently
    A link which may be useful, at times.

    Or maybe not, it isn't exactly what I was looking for, and it isn't as concise as the little TTY marshmallow and fire I was trying to type. (I seem to be out of practice.) In any case, please consider this a PSA, not directed at any individual.

    #12356 - 03/21/08 05:46 PM Re: Defensive Homeschoolers? [Re: ]
    Cathy A Offline

    Registered: 05/26/07
    Posts: 1783
    Loc: West coast, USA
    For those who may be interested:

    #12359 - 03/21/08 06:09 PM Re: Defensive Homeschoolers? [Re: Cathy A]


    Quite right.

    If Ann and Dottie meant the phrase in its correct meaning, and were actually expressing sympathy for me, I will sincerely (and most ruefully, I assure you!) apologize to them. I can only say that it is a bit disconcerting being on the receiving end of so much verbal abuse preceding their posts.

    From the tone of their posts, it appeared to me that they were not using the phrase in its correct meaning and were intending to criticize me.

    Again, if I was indeed mistaken (as I clearly was in terms of the correct meaning!) and wrongly interpreted supportive comments as abusive comments, I hope they will so inform me and I will most sincerely apologize.

    Thank you a great deal for pointing this out. It is always a good thing when an unnecessary conflict can be avoided. Frankly, I have had enough of being attacked. I really do hope that I was wrong in those two cases, and that two of the “attacks” were not attacks at all.

    Unfortunately, I am not too optimistic that they intended the phrase in its correct meaning, but we shall see.

    All the best,


    #12360 - 03/21/08 06:23 PM Re: Defensive Homeschoolers? [Re: ]
    Cathy A Offline

    Registered: 05/26/07
    Posts: 1783
    Loc: West coast, USA

    I sincerely believe that the people here did not set out to attack you. I have been participating in this forum for almost a year now, and I have not seen any evidence that they are bullies.

    I am sorry that you feel you are being attacked. I think that your posting style is not what we are used to here and that you are not used to our posting style. It really appears to me that you are talking at cross-purposes to others here.

    I don't think this conflict is the result of an attempt to force you to conform to this social group, rather it is simply a failure to communicate the tone and feeling of our posts to you. It is as if we are speaking different languages. I hope I am speaking your language now and that it is clear that I am attempting to find a resolution.


    #12381 - 03/22/08 07:49 AM Re: Defensive Homeschoolers? [Re: Dottie]
    Grinity Offline

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    Wow - I missed this whole thread!
    I'm not going back to read it now, but did want to post the rules of conduct for this forum:

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    So, for now, let's try to keep this in mind, ok?

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    #12542 - 03/26/08 10:22 AM Re: Defensive Homeschoolers? [Re: Grinity]
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    I am glad I was away for a few days:-)

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