What‘s happened to this board? It used to have fun and lively discussions and now it’s turned into a second Answer Board or one just seeking language exchange? It’s like the entire board died. What happened? 
May 3, 2018 5:24 PM
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I agree that the language partner solicitations are certainly misplaced, but I feel that it is quite rude to put down people who want to talk about football and burgers and other subjects that may be mundane to some users. Why do some members have this holier-than-thou attitude? Although these types of topics are not of interest to some members, this does not make them any less valid. For example, the italki member discussing burgers is still in the beginning stages of learning English and I don’t think that anyone should discourage language learners from participating in discussion just because they aren’t discussing more in depth topics. Let them start small. They just want to learn and interact--this is a language learning forum after all.
May 5, 2018

"To those who opened this war I want to say, that you have attacked one of the niciest personalities on this place. She never slammed anybody."

Nobody attacked Guyomar. If anybody attacked anybody, it was Guyomar who attacked people who use ellipses more often than she deems acceptable. Did you read the OP? She started a discussion calling people "melodramatic," "immature" and "attention-seeking." Those who responded negatively were addressing the original post itself, not Guyomar. Nobody would've had a problem with her discussion had it been worded more respectfully and less judgmentally.

"I was astonished by the vehemence of the reactions towards Guyomar."

People reacted to the nature of her original post yesterday, not Guyomar herself.

I really am not trying to restart any arguments here; It's just that the distinction between criticizing Guyomar and criticizing the tone of her thread is an important one.
May 5, 2018
SHL what about posting an interesting discussion instead of complaining?!
May 3, 2018


May 3, 2018

As the brilliant contributor Jerry might say: "It's getting boring 'on here.'

Okay, he wasn't brilliant, but he tried.

May 3, 2018
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