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Grumpy Nomads??


Just been reading through a few posts to while away a wettish afternoon at home.

I am very confused.

Does GN stand for Grumpy Nomads or Grey Nomads?

Maybe a few on here need to lighten up and stop being trolls.



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Agree Wholeheartedly.

I've been tempted a few times to unload on those that have nothing better to do than make narky comments.

Then I count to ten and remember what my Gran used to say. "If you have nothing good to say DON"T."



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Its the internet some people get a bit passionate about certain issues,if were all nice little things not saying a word out of place being carefull not to creat controversy , in totalagreement with each other that would would be a bit boring after a while ,it takes all types ,some go a bit over the top ,if any one over steps the mark they will be banned...



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And that's where the forum loses out Ron.
One former member was a wealth of knowledge & he upset me once or twice but life is too short for bickering, so I didn't bite & wind him up further. I was away when it all blew up.

We all have different strengths, come from different backgrounds, have different "houses on wheels" & NONE OF US KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING so let's just enjoy the postings, facts, "Help Me", handy hints, etc.

At one stage during my working life with Telstra, we specialised into various fields so we "learnt more & more about less & less until we all got to know everything about nothing" - that was the saying at the time.

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Warren-Pat_01 wrote:

And that's where the forum loses out Ron.


Wise words.

Unless someone is *really* objectionable I'm not in favour of a ban.

We are all different and that is our collective strength. Nothing wrong with expressing strong feelings, just do it without insult or abuse.

Indeed, and I know you'll find this hard to believe, it has even been said that I can be a little too different! :)



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Hewy54 wrote:

Just been reading through a few posts to while away a wettish afternoon at home.

I am very confused.

Does GN stand for Grumpy Nomads or Grey Nomads?

Maybe a few on here need to lighten up and stop being trolls.


 I'm not so much in agreeance. We all have a right of opinion and that right is ignored by some controlling personalities. Providing the usual- polite, respectful debate.

Yes, the trolls exist but as time goes by we know who they are and their stirring should just be left alone in the desert they themselves create. They still have a right to their opinion if given within the rules.

 

In effect, your post reflects grumpiness and isnt being direct which must be interpreted, who you refer to, which is quite broad. 

 

I think we in cyberspace have countless characters that you might take a dislike to but if you met them on the road you'd likely enjoy their company. The internet transforms people. Work with the animal it is, rather than fight against it.

 

Its a better way to enjoy it.

 



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Hey guys if Im grumpy ? Just message me PLEASE . Anti nark / grumpy here ! Although my sense of humour gets in the way at times .

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Certainly a fact that most humans communicate with more bravado in the written word than they would be likely to verbalise face to face. In the case of personal confrontation the trait isn't confined to grumps either, some even find it easier to express profound compliments in writing than when looking someone in the eye.

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Well where to start, unless what it written is by someone who writes for a living then it's extremely difficult to know what is being said at times, if you do not know the person or if they do not use punctuation at all ( you must remember that a lot of us Grumpy Nomads never had the Education that some take for granted, but we try). Or you could use smiley faces just to appease some thin skinned sensitive types, well that's not me. It takes long enough to compile something let alone make someone happy by posting hieroglyphics. If that makes me grumpy so be it, if it makes you happy to sugarcoat everything so as people are ill informed well that's up to you.

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Gday...

The written word is very often misinterpreted because it is difficult for the writer to provide emotion, humour and emphasis. Often the reader reads the written word with their 'own' voice, their own 'interpretation' of the word, and often miss the main information because of poor emphasis by the writer.

Whereas the spoken word is very easy to convey emotion, humour and emphasis etc.

So obviously, the writer needs to be more careful in their choice of words and phrases etc and 'proofread' their contribution before hitting the 'Submit Post' button - trying to imagine how the reader may interpret the message/comment/opinion.

........ or it could just simply be -

grumpy-old-man.jpg

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Gee wiz Rocky, I proof read my updates about 4 times even, back to front, wrong way around, inside out and even standing on my head but even then silly little things get through. Not only that, I get a headache from standing on me noggin.

Am I grumpy? Nup.




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Dougwe wrote:

Gee wiz Rocky, I proof read my updates about 4 times even, back to front, wrong way around, inside out and even standing on my head but even then silly little things get through. Not only that, I get a headache from standing on me noggin.

Am I grumpy? Nup.

Keep Safe on the roads and out there.


Gday...

AHA - but thereby lies the problem young Dougie

It is not not what you write or proofread, not how much you stand on ya melon, not whether you are indeed grumpy ... it is all in the interpretation of the reader.

Hence, forums become cesspools of mis-read, mis-quoted, mis-understood comments ... OH and mis-placed humour.        

Cheers - I just checked my grumpy meter and found I was a little bit raised once again no  MUST take those meds - John



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Hewy54 I never thought of GN as grumpy nomads, but you sure have given me a laugh.  biggrin...Kisha



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I don't think it's so much what you say, but how you say it that's the problem. The reason why I don't visit a lot any more!



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HunnyBunny wrote:

I don't think it's so much what you say, but how you say it that's the problem. The reason why I don't visit a lot any more!


 Very true. Tone impacts far more powerfully than words, whether written or verbal. Most people 'get' the message from tone even if the words are misinterpreted.  



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Amusing the OP hasnt replied since his first post.

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Why do I need to reply.
I had my say, gave my opinion and moved on.
Maybe a few more on here need to do the same.

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Well said.



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Hewy54 wrote:

Why do I need to reply.
I had my say, gave my opinion and moved on.
Maybe a few more on here need to do the same.


 Well!!!   What can one say in response to the last line.  Sometimes moving on is a good idea.  But do it in good humour please.

 



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Cupie wrote:
Hewy54 wrote:

Why do I need to reply.
I had my say, gave my opinion and moved on.
Maybe a few more on here need to do the same.


 Well!!!   What can one say in response to the last line.  Sometimes moving on is a good idea.  But do it in good humour please


Gday...

which is why I said this earlier Cupie

The written word is very often misinterpreted because it is difficult for the writer to provide emotion, humour and emphasis. Often the reader reads the written word with their 'own' voice, their own 'interpretation' of the word, and often miss the main information because of poor emphasis by the writer.

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I reckon there's a PhD to be had in all this stuff:

"An Analysis of Grumpiness and its Impact on Internet Forums"

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Cupie wrote:
Hewy54 wrote:

Why do I need to reply.
I had my say, gave my opinion and moved on.
Maybe a few more on here need to do the same.winkwinkwinkbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin


 Well!!!   What can one say in response to the last line.  Sometimes moving on is a good idea.  But do it in good humour please.

 


 Let's have a happy ending then will that do,Cupie .Sorry Hewy for the added  emoticons trying to get a happy,friendly forum.

 



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Hewy54 wrote:

Just been reading through a few posts to while away a wettish afternoon at home.

I am very confused.

Does GN stand for Grumpy Nomads or Grey Nomads?

Maybe a few on here need to lighten up and stop being trolls.


 Well Hewy, you said you were "confused" but later only when prompted, you say you gave your opinion and MOVED ON.

I doubt you did move on. In fact your OP displays the grumpiness of which you declare so many have on this forum.

 

Perhaps it was the weather. I think you should lighten up. 

The animal that is all forums has its dna including trolls and grumpies. Ain't gunna change any time soon but pointing the finger isnt constructive.

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The question was, if I had interpreted it correctly
Does GN stand for Grumpy Nomad

The correct answer, in my opinion, is no

I have just done an imaginary survey

Of the nearly twenty Grey Nomads and their partners, from this forum, who I have met
100% of them, were not grumpy, on that day

Therefore I believe that on a good day, there is no such thing, as a grumpy nomad

Not sure what happens on a bad day

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It might have something to do with this. biggrinbiggrin

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50305818/ns/health-mens_health/t/get-my-lawn-why-some-older-men-get-so-grouchy/#.W8TSH_loSHs



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Not grumpy just intolerant to fools.

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Bas + Eve wrote:

Not grumpy just intolerant to fools.


 your right I have been guilty of that in the past ,but theres no need for that here,you would be just making a fool of yourself,your better off  changing your attitude and gaining respect.



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i'm in my early 50's and when camping always try to talk to the oldies and never really had a grumpy one.

They always love to tell their stories and show off their rigs.

And yes some of their stories can be entertaining, not sure if it's actually factual! but hey who doesn't love a good yarn...

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Tony Bev wrote:

The question was, if I had interpreted it correctly
Does GN stand for Grumpy Nomad

The correct answer, in my opinion, is no

I have just done an imaginary survey

Of the nearly twenty Grey Nomads and their partners, from this forum, who I have met
100% of them, were not grumpy, on that day

Therefore I believe that on a good day, there is no such thing, as a grumpy nomad

Not sure what happens on a bad day


 Hi tony, i just did the imaginary survey too. Agree, 100% people from this forum that we have met were great.  And u know who u r.

If u think u may have been home too long and r cranky, pack the van, And go. Enjoy life. There is no rehearsals. 



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the rocket wrote:
Tony Bev wrote:

The question was, if I had interpreted it correctly
Does GN stand for Grumpy Nomad

The correct answer, in my opinion, is no

I have just done an imaginary survey

Of the nearly twenty Grey Nomads and their partners, from this forum, who I have met
100% of them, were not grumpy, on that day

Therefore I believe that on a good day, there is no such thing, as a grumpy nomad

Not sure what happens on a bad day


 Hi tony, i just did the imaginary survey too. Agree, 100% people from this forum that we have met were great.  And u know who u r.

If u think u may have been home too long and r cranky, pack the van, And go. Enjoy life. There is no rehearsals. 


Gday...

I gotta agree - every GN forum member I have met on the road have definitely not been grumpy.

There have been a couple that have been 'opinionated' and I haven't shared their outlook on life ... but not grumpy.

However, I have sat around lots of 'happy hours' with unknown travellers and there are definitely real grumps on the road. hmm

Cheers - stay well and travel safely - John



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