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I saw a tweet the other day that resonated with me and I thought I would share (if you had not seen it of course)...
I like apples.
I like pears.
I like apples.
So you’re anti pears then.
No, I just prefer apples.
So you hate pears.
I never said that.
I don’t hate pears!
Yes you do. You make me sick. Scum.
This made me think of the Gasroom and looking at some of the recent posts I have seen. An innocent statement becomes a full on personal attack on an individual and their thoughts.
I have loved the Gasroom since it came into its being but now its just a screaming match with so many threads going off at wild tangents its just madness. I tried to read the thread the other day about the terrific Norwich game and by the time I had scrolled through personal attacks I had clean forgotten what a good football game we had witnessed.
I'm going to give the place a miss now for a while as I just think it has lost its way and thats a shame. Who cares I hear you cry, well that kind of makes my point. But if you cast your mind back a couple of years to some of the names of the posters regularly on the site you will see I am not the only one disappearing off into the shadows largely because of the above. I speak to a number of former Gasroomers and the story is the same - I don't go on their anymore as it's just bickering.
I know this is largely social media as a whole but for me its not what I am looking for. If it were a pub of angry people I would give it swerve and find somewhere else and this is me doing just that.
Be well. COYB