I want to thank all those who responded in a positive manner, most notably “mcgilligan02” who took the time to post a link to the photo that I
didn’t know how to do.
Thanks also to “theRiverGoddess” who provided the link to the handbook (although the passive/aggressive use of “IS” and “HOW” to indicate
annoyance didn’t go unnoticed.) I will attempt to learn how to write a proper post.
To josephus maximus, I apologize for annoying you and completely wasting your time. That was not my intent. I’ve only been active on this site for
a short while and I realize that this forum may be 2nd nature to most of you, I’m sure that there are others such as myself who find it difficult to
figure out how to do some of this stuff.
Just so everyone knows, I didn’t violate any rules out of laziness or intent. I have a serious problem with Reading Comprehension. The first day I
actively started trying to participate with ATS instead of lurking, it took me also two hours trying to figure out how to navigate back and forth from
the home page to the forums sections and even longer to learn how to post. For many of you this stuff comes easily. Terminology changes rapidly and
while I do my best, I’m not always capable of figuring these terms out. For me, each new bell and whistle in the computer world is cause for panic
attacks. I suffered verbal attacks as a young kid from “smarter” kids. Only in those days, they were “in your face” responses, so I began to
withdraw from activities rather than risk looking stupid again. Today, I felt like that kid again. But today, I have a tendency to say something to
the attacker. And if had figured out how to PM, most would never had seen this.
Had this been and isolated incident, I might have let it go without saying anything. But another new person who posted pictures of Mars oddities, was
met with condensing remarks from someone. Those who attack usually reply with “I didn’t mean it” or “I was joking, my humor doesn’t
translate well.” But the damage is already done. I would ask that before anyone sends out such remarks consider if they would want someone
talking to their family members such as a Mom, Dad, Grandparent in that way.
“Equinox99” got his disappointment of my inexperience in posting across without making it personal. And “mcgilligan02” jumping in to post a
photo is how I envision everyone should be (Willing to Help). But I can’t guarantee that I won’t make any other posting errors assuming I don’t
get banned for this response.
Again, I apologize to all the good people out there reading this and to the angry ones, I hope you understand where I’m coming from. Please
consider that your next posting may be a young teenager who’s considered a geek in school and already has enough peer pressure to deal with. It
took years for me to come this far out of my shell and I still find myself returning to it from time to time. I hope you never have to experience it.
Oh, one other thing, I’m a bad speller too. Just in case…
Just got off work and read the additional responses. The above was written after about 24 responses or somewhere. For what it’s worth, from the
Majors icon or whatever it’s called, I assumed he was making a comment in relation to the Priates movie (which I didn’t fully understand the 2nd
one and haven’t seen the third) and did not take any offense, I believe I made myself clear as to the postings that bothered me. But I was glad to
see that there are those who are quick to jump to the aid of others who may not be so outgoing.