Thankyou and Goodbye

I joined Cruiseline 4 months ago and this will be my 309th post and last. At the time of joining, I was not aware that the control of the web site and virtually every member was American based. Following my first post, I was pleased to receive welcoming comments from CruisinTim, Kennicott CruisingCM , BAK1061 and Jusme.

Initial posts and replies were friendly, but it does appear that Americans and Canadians have a totally different concept of life to English people and simply do not understand the English culture.

Recent comments from the above 5 posters have been decidedly personal towards me and I was not impressed when Kennicott accused me of being a troll.

I did join hoping to pick up useful tips on cruising, but it seems to me that the more cruises each person takes makes them more snobby. Comments to the extent of “if you have only cruised twice”, were certainly not appreciated. To go on a cruise with a ship full of snobs in their penguin suits is not our idea of fun and the same feeling was felt on this web site when I discussed Freestyle cruising.

Very little information is actually gleaned from the posts with a lot of posts from Glomorrone bordering on the fact that she seemed to have nothing better to do.

So no doubt the above mentioned will be pleased at my decision not to make any further posts and you may make as many comments as you like as there will be no

Hopefully nobody will play at babyhouse and delete this post for inappropriate behaviour and so it is Thankyou and Goodbye 

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23 Answers

Oh stop. The last time someone gave up that fast, the Germans were marching on Paris.

 

 

your comments are as welcome here as anyone else's. Differences in opinions are what makes forums like this special. You want rude? Try cruisecritic.  

If you require info, ask a question. There, it's that simple.

 

So you got called a troll. Ive been called worse. And with less bandwidth between myself and the other person.  Thought you Brits were tough. Graham Chapman had his leg bitten off by a tiger and he treated it like a mosquito bite.  Ok, it was a bit in a movie, but it was supposed to show an English officers resolve. C'mon.  Have one of those warm beers you guys are partial to and sit down and type something.  You know you want to.

Not really sure why  you mentioned me in your post as posting personal insults at you? Where? When? Whenever I posted after one of your replies to a post, it was directed at the OP, not you! As a matter of fact, the last thing I do remember posting directly to you was when I pointed out about using the blue cabin number line in a review to open the deck plan of that ship to see where their cabin was located. You seemed to appreciate that. I had been emailed from the moderators in the past asking for me to tone-down my replies to posts because they were in some cases insulting. I did which is why you don't see many of my posts anymore. Now, when I come across a useless review, I shrug it off and move on as opposed to responding. Sorry to see you go but not sure why I was identified as insulting you!!

No body here wanted you to go.   People just wanted you to stop calling others, foolish,  childish, snobs, think they are better then anyone else and lazy are a few that come to mind.   The community has guidelines and insulting others are not part of it.  When someone posted saying they were thinking of getting family T-shirts made for a cruise has anyone done this and who did they use?   Your reply was not help to getting the shirts made but a nasty comment that it would look childish and they would look like a fool wearing them.  See nothing of help,  nothing on topic,  just a mean spirited comment.

 

I was the person that flagged the review that set you off with multiple forum post on "Freedom of Speech",  "All is fair in love and cruising" where you accused me by name of removing a post.   I have no ability to remove a post.   All I did was flag a post for "Hate speech" that it contained.  Then Simon reviewed and removed the post.  Even after it was removed you continued your rant.

 

What did Glomorrone ever do to you to get you to insult her ?    She is the nicest person on here and never says anything unkind to anyone,  she starts lots of forum topics for everyone to discuss and leaves polite kind remarks for everyone.  She has not even been on in a month other then to post a few photos from the world cruise she is on.

 

Lets step back and look at this.  You were the one removed from another cruise site for the very thing you did here,  call people names,  insult them and argue with the moderators.   Months ago when you called people snobs and said they think they are better then everyone else because they like to dress for formal nights I told you "it is not what you say but how you say it"   you did not take the hint then and still do not see that.  I always find it interesting that the one that starts calling names is the one upset when they get told they do not play nice with others.

 

Best of luck on the other boards that you will go to next.  

Well, having been accused of having a British sense of humour, inherited by my father, sorry to see you leave so quickly... hope you reconsider.

For what it's worth, it's not easy coming up with new topics to discuss that everyone will find interesting. So, sometimes we go off topic.  If we were to discuss only cruising, well, I think we've covered it all. 

You weren't aware that the website, and most of us are American based ?  And that we are different than you English ?   Not sure what you were thinking here to make those two comments.  Web site team is based in NYC. Right in midtown.  Not sure why you couldn't glean any info. There is plenty here. Sometimes, if you can't find it, you just have to ask.

I'm not sure, but I may have the longest tenure here at the present time.  I was here when the site was called meetoncruise.com.  That was what ? 5 years or so ago ?  I may have changed my screen name though. And, like I said, it's really difficult to come up with new topics to keep things interesting.  But we try.  We are a diverse group, but I don't think there is anyone here I wouldn't have a drink with.  Speaking of which, when is the customer appreciation party at the corporate offices ?  I live only about 20 min away. West Side Highway, past the cruise terminal, left on 34th, over to 5th.....just give me time to run into  the Compleat Strategist game store.  And maybe Pasteurs Apothecary for some shaving soap.

BAK1061  has Gloria been here longer ?   Or she just has the most points ?

Not sure. I wasn't posting here for awhile. I don't even remember if there was a point system in place. There was a post count, but every site has that. Early on there weren't too many people posting.  The site was relatively unknown. I forget how I found it.    It's still growing, but for some reason people don't stick around.  I had several people from another website come over and check us out, only to leave.  Mainly due to the lack of drama.   Since then though, the other site has become neutered and is nowhere near the fun  it used to be.  By fun I mean we would at times give snarky answers to what were deemed ridiculous questions. Other times we would get into it with each other. But, by the end of the day it was over and forgotten.  Then a couple of people came with an agenda to clean up the site.  It got ugly. They hurled insults, lies, questioned sexual orientation while offering no proof of it( but insisted they had proof).  Now, that site is quite boring.  Many of the regulars no longer post as frequently as they once did. Preferring FB groups, which I have no interest in joining ( FB that is ).  Most of my posts are limited to helping people when they have a question regarding NY, or correcting incorrect info, which abounds. I don't know it all, but I know more than some people.  

 

Each year since 2008 (except 2009) We have gone on a group family cruise. Whoever in the family can come joins in and now it has included friends as well. My sister organizes it. A few years ago she started designing group tshirts for us. They are really cute and a lot of us buy them. She uses customink.com. I, in turn, am into scrap booking so I break out my cricut machine and make a door poster for every cabin in  the Cruise FUNatics cruise. There is a design on the back of the shirt as well and this year someone gave me the idea to make the door posters the same color as the shirts so I did. 

 

 

 

Each year since 2008 (except 2009) We have gone on a group family cruise. Whoever in the family can come joins in and now it has included friends as well. My sister organizes it. A few years ago she started designing group tshirts for us. They are really cute and a lot of us buy them. She uses customink.com. I, in turn, am into scrap booking so I break out my cricut machine and make a door poster for every cabin in  the Cruise FUNatics cruise. There is a design on the back of the shirt as well and this year someone gave me the idea to make the door posters the same color as the shirts so I did. 

 

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