The Silent Observer
*Gets home from walking dog and looks at room that needs to be cleaned*
I dun wanna. That otter lied to me.
One question, @Flamingo , before I put that whole issue to bed. This is me venting some of my paranoia.
Given that the big kerfuffle that led you to intervene started off of a news story (and I may look to see if news stories were the point of origin for some of the previous thread-locking scuffles), do you think we'll have to extend the existing politics ban to news coverage, or specifically spell out what counts as political?
(I am really hoping it doesn't have to go that far, given how far-reaching a news ban can be or the amount of backlash and accusations that can come from spelling things out as 'political', but I'm not you and don't get to see the worst parts of this every time I'm here.)
I'd love to find a place that allows certain discussions, but people are so scared about controversial topics and confrontation, so they just bottle it up every platform they go on. Let's not forget active censorship on "appropriate" platforms.No one has been banned for political and/or news talk. We delete it and send a reminder to stop.
Regarding your second post - I respect the passion and desire to express yourself, but this is a furry art exchange website. There's probably a better venue for you to discuss that sentiment. That's not to say posting that would lead to deletion/lock/etc at face value, but I am sure fifteen minutes into the conversation there will be passionate mud slinging and end up being locked/us cleaning up a dozen reports.
Your and staff's call, but to some of us on the outside this does look like it went into Euclid Class long ago.Containment only hasn't worked because of leniency. We could just start suspending for it and we probably should for those who make a habit of ignoring the request to stop.
Already worked with customer support previously, so I know exactly how you feel.In the interest of getting this thread back on track.
Jobs that require you to talk to randos for nearly 8 hours straight is exhausting, irritating and frustrating. Especially when you're an introvert.
(Don't ever go tech support, for your own sake)
At least if she is getting better then drugs they haveMy dad had to go back to the hospital earlier this week (I may have mentioned this? I don't recall, a lot has happened) but he came home today-- and there are some pretty concerning things listed on his discharge papers.
Also I mentioned my mom got back from the hospital in my other post, and she's been getting a lot better. Turns out when she went the first time, she had pneumonia and sepsis!
And to top it all off, my grandma fell and tore something in her shoulder, rendering her arm almost useless, and my grandpa's cancer has relapsed.
Can the universe, like, hop off of my family's metaphorical dick for like 5 seconds? Please???
Best birthday present ever: vet calls to tell me she got test results back on blood draw we did Friday (as a precursor to dental cleaning, so no inherent expectation of bad news there), and my 11 year old ragdoll has elevated kidney values which could be an early indication of kidney disease. I could have expected it on the other cat, who’s had borderline kidney numbers in the past, but nooo, it has to be my baby girl.
I’m catastrophizing like mad because I’m terrified of losing her - I already lost both her aunt and her sister to liver problems.
Yeah; I’m more worried about what may have caused her kidneys to decline. My first ragdoll (her aunt) didn’t wake up from surgery for a cyst on/in her bile duct, and her sister lost her battle with feline hepatic lipidosis some years ago. Plus prescription diet kibbles are half bulk filler, so it irks me that I may have to put her on one of them.Sorry to hear it. If its any consolation I have a pet who was born with very low functioning kidneys and it is manageable with diet. If you want to chat about it at all, feel free to PM me. Otherwise I hope that your fur baby lives a long and happy life.