I never had any issues there, but haven't posted in the last 4-5 years. I guess something must have changed in the interim, but I always found it a very helpful place and TBH I felt the quality of *dressage* advice was better there than here.
"The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief
WOW. What crap. THIS is why I enjoyed that board so much more than THIS one full of arrogant types. I received MANY more nasty comments here than there; in fact, I once boycotted this board for a while due to the nastyness
oh dear and yet you are posting here something that would never be allowed on that site regarding another board if the situation were reversed,
I will miss the UDBB. But honestly, I don't know how it lasted this long. The first catfight, I would have said to myself "Nobody needs this crap" and shut it down. And that was before the political forum.
I admire people that can stand to host discussionboards and I read many obsessively.
I didn't expect this at all. I hope there's some overlap because I made some excellent connections there -got some great advice from Gailbyrd just yesterday. Also, we were planning a Gettysburg horse camping trip for May 17 and I didn't keep anyone's contact information. Hopefully between here and their facebook page we can keep in touch.
He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).
I think it has something to do with your basic "disagree without being disagreeable" thing. I'm really sick of the whole "I'm right and you're stupid" ideology. It has become so prevalent, lately. JMHO
I'll miss the UDBB as well. I was mostly a lurker (I lurk here on COTH 90% of the time too!), but learned a lot. I also enjoyed following a number of people's journey both equine and personal. Hopefully they feel comfortable coming to COTH to share updates.
I saw a post from Mark this morning on FB. He sounded really disspirited. I hope he's OK.
"So when do you know it's time? When something you've done half your life has lost your interest? But you just can't let go, keep thinking you'll catch back up...but looking forward in life, I'm running out of time."
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"I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.
Mark's flare for the dramatic/melodramatic set the tone for the board. I lurked and occasionally posted mostly for the entertainment/train wreck factor that was the UDBB. From a business perspective (he did after all have people willing to pay for the drivel on that board) it was childish and unprofessional to pull the plug without warning. Some of the minions have pulled together on Facebook to regroup, mourn, reminisce about the glory days of the UDBB. I think FB will be a better outlet especially for those that liked to post lots of pictures and training journals etc.