January 18, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am #589157PhyllisMember
I enjoy the coffee room to have a chance to hear other people’s opinions on different topics. Lately, though there has been an immature twit to the coffee room in which
bloggers are trying to figure out who is who, and who u might know, and how u wish to meet the next person, or maybe there should be a reunion, and who u like best, and who appears most often. WHO CARES?
That is not what the coffee room is meant to be. It is meant to be a forum of discussion. Most threads end up going off topic welcoming someone back, asing them how their shabbos was etc.
Can we try to keep what the coffee room is meant to be,and perhaps leave friendships for the gym?January 18, 2009 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #633674
philys you are quite right.January 18, 2009 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #633676
Diversions are a part of all blogs. Some have dedicated sections so that the non-diversion threads stay “clean”. But this blog does not have that.
Jewish geography is the favorite game of all Jewish people I know (though more so religious ones). If you don’t enjoy it, I hope that you will be able to avoid it and still enjoy the rest of what goes on here. Though I would encourage you or anyone to express your views and opinions about what we should or should not discuss here, I have no doubt that you would be voted down.January 18, 2009 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #633677amichaiParticipant
thanx phyllis. but i just wonder if there are more bloggers that want it the other way.January 18, 2009 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #633679havesomeseichelMember
You are so right! Isnt the reason we have usernames is so that we remain anonymous? If you want people to know who you are, change your sn to “Shlomoweiss” or “Rivkishwartz” ect…. (and no, I do not know people by those names, I just tried to come up with random names…fill in your own.)January 19, 2009 3:01 am at 3:01 am #633685
hss: that’s a good idea maybe i’ll do that now.January 19, 2009 5:10 am at 5:10 am #633687havesomeseichelMember
and then we can stop the random talking, qwertyuiop?January 19, 2009 5:14 am at 5:14 am #633688
lol, i wasn’t serious, but i do like the personal conversations they’re fun, but you have to learn how to follow them ames.January 19, 2009 5:24 am at 5:24 am #633689
qwertyuiop: i’m with ya on that one!!! i like the personal convos!!!January 19, 2009 6:20 am at 6:20 am #633691
Phyllis, I could not agree with u more. I used to really enjoy heated discussions, that continued on and on, ON TOPIC, one blogger to the next to the next,each person with their unique viewpoint.
While now some of the topics are “who do u wish u can see most” or CR chanukah Party.
Even the humor thread became a personal conversation. WHich of course is unfair since some just simply are forced to navigate off the page, like ames. Besides for the fact that it ruins what once was a great thread…these panels are not a matter of who is who, its hearing other people out.January 19, 2009 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm #633692
I actually prefer the personal convos, for simple reason that the “heated discussions” look more like bashing attacks. I’d prefer to stay respectful and friendly…
If we could do respectful discussions, that would be great, but very unlikely given the anonymity of the CR.January 19, 2009 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #633693mazal77Participant
I agree with you. I really wish people with stick with the posted threads. I like to hear personal stories/opinions pertaining to the topic.. It seems just like a regular chatroom sometimes. Maybe their should be just be a seperate room for those who just want to “chat” with each other. When the topics do lead to personal conversations, sometimes I just think, “why don’t they just exchange email addresses with each other??”.January 20, 2009 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #633696
Sometimes you want to get a feel for who you are conversing with. I don’t know if sharing email addresses is the best idea since that would essentially make YW into a meeting site/brokerage. I agree, though, with the recent stance by YW not to post any revealing information (even though I personally have never revealed anything that enables posters track me down). The chatting is part of the discussion – it gives the poster an identity. We just need to be sure that the line is drawn so not too much is shared. But my opinion is not to draw the line too far back either. If YW decided to abolish screen names (and make everyone anon or guest), I would probably lose interest in posting. I bet many others would too.January 20, 2009 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #633697
i agree with squeak 100%. me l’squeak aylai (whoever’s with squeak, join me)January 21, 2009 3:58 am at 3:58 am #633711
mazal77 there actually is a thread for regular chat see the general shmooze thread.January 21, 2009 6:40 am at 6:40 am #633712
It’s nice to hear the same pples opinions again and again but personal conversations are uninteresting and uncomprehendable for those not part, which most of the time is e/o but u and the one u r chatting with, maybe one other person.
squeak, If you want, open a chat room, this way u can shmooze with ur “YWN FRIENDS” w/o giving away ur identity. But please dont spoil our discussions with personal chats, leave the discussion threads to the discussions they started out as…January 21, 2009 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #633713
Mrs. B, are you like this in other social settings as well? Do you dictate to your friends the course that your conversations must take? If you bump into Sara Rivka and start talking about the sale on wigs, and then she mentions something about her brother starting to date, do you insist that she get back on track? Is that also spoiling the discussion? Most people let a conversation take its course.January 21, 2009 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #633714feivelParticipant
the conversations, humor and injokes are lots of fun for the regulars
but can make certain occasional visitors feel uncomfortable.
dont see any reason to stop it though,
a forum like this is a living organism with its own changing personality,
see no pressing need to make it more roboticJanuary 21, 2009 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #633715
way to go squeakJanuary 21, 2009 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #633716
squeak, r u like this in conversations? U r in middle of speaking to one person, someone else comes along u start a conversation that the first person has no clue has to what is going on and is unable to follow…
I dont mind when a shadchan thread turns into an economic thread or a completely different topic, but it is annoying when 2 pple are shmoozing publicly and no one else can follow.January 21, 2009 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #633717heimesheyidMember
squeak, c’mon do u honestly think that that is the same. She is simply saying that this is a discussion forum not a chat room. That is so simple to understand…January 21, 2009 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #633718
this is so rediculous it’s lauphableJanuary 21, 2009 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #633719PhyllisMember
It is quite laughable, but I do think squeak was a bit sharp with his comment, I mean I don’t think Mrs. Beautiful sounded too aggressive, she was mearly stating her opinion and squeak sounds like it was really taken it to heart. No offense to you.January 21, 2009 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #633720
you have to know how to read squeak’s posts- what’s really going thru his brain and his facial expression are great aidsJanuary 21, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #633721
areivimzehlazeh – i think i get him. squeak you read in all seriousness, while joseph is 100% sarcastic (and when he’s not he can’t imagine why you thought he was kidding) am i right?January 21, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #633722
areivim – I hope he was laffing, not lauphing.January 21, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #633723
i may be dyslexic and wrote “lauphing” instead of “laughing”, but it most definitely is not “laffing”January 22, 2009 1:37 am at 1:37 am #633724
Phyllis: you must be mad as to the way your thread is turning out!!!
feivel: you should visit more ofter!!!
squeak: i loved that one!!!January 22, 2009 4:03 am at 4:03 am #633725
Hey guys listen! If you go back there are plenty of threads where everybody stayed on topic and it turned out a wonderful discussion. There is more than one thread designated for chat.I personally like both but when one gets mixed with the other it makes me really nervous!When i’m in the middle of explaining my view on luxurious simcha’s i don’t want anybody inviting me out to lunch get it?! es to debate and es to talk! Thank you for listening.January 22, 2009 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #633726
RY, so how about lunch? Now you’re not talking about luxurious simchas.January 22, 2009 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #633729
would a luxurious lunch interest you?January 22, 2009 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #633730
charlie: sure thing buddy.Can i invite squeak?January 22, 2009 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #633731
uh uh uh RY- that answer belongs strictly in the General Shmooz thread. I guess this saying sticks “the one who makes the rules can break them”January 22, 2009 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #633732
oh of course! and areivim and moish too! If nossond provides a mechitza then all the women can come too!January 23, 2009 12:48 am at 12:48 am #633733
i feel so honored. make the lunch in my dinette and i might be able to attend.January 23, 2009 1:03 am at 1:03 am #633734
oh gosh. RY built a turnpike barrier, will that work?January 23, 2009 1:30 am at 1:30 am #633735
lunchitie bunchitie lah dee da da. OK I’ll be there. Who’s going to start the lunch thread?January 23, 2009 3:04 am at 3:04 am #633736
charlie & RoshYeshivah: what about me, am i invited????January 23, 2009 3:15 am at 3:15 am #633737
You guys are all invited to have lunch in my thread general shooze! areivim moish charlie squeak nosond. and curious bring along the barrier of the turnpike!January 23, 2009 7:21 am at 7:21 am #633739heimesheyidMember
Some bloggers in the coffee room think they are so funny. Sometimes I wonder how old the pple I am conversing with are.January 23, 2009 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #633740
squeak- I can not BELIEVE you accepted this lunch offerJanuary 23, 2009 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #633741
heimisheyid- the CR brings out the child in us. It won’t kill you to joinJanuary 23, 2009 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #633742
I’m 11. How old are you?January 23, 2009 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #633743
asdfghjkl of course you’re invited. And bring your sidekick qwertyuiop too.January 23, 2009 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #633744
charlie you’re 11? ok so i’m 95.January 23, 2009 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #633745anonymisssParticipant
Charlie Brown? Your age???? In the cr????? Mods, you let that through?????
~a~January 23, 2009 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #633746
anonymiss and moish,
LOLJanuary 23, 2009 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #633747
charlie brown: thanx for the invite.$January 25, 2009 12:56 am at 12:56 am #633748
charlie brown: thanx for invitin me & qwertyuiop!!!!
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.