Why is it, that on a site where everybody is supposed to have an equal voice. Where everybody is supposedly free to state their personal beliefs and feelings. Where all the basest of things are stated without censor.
WHY on such a site, did a particular person that I disagreed with on an article, choose to come to my list of articles and randomly give them ones???? That is the most childish thing I have seen yet!! And in the past six weeks, I have read things I NEVER thought normal, intelligent, human beings would say to one another, except maybe in a low class beer joint while highly intoxicated!! And THIS is the great literature site I keep hearing about??
Thankfully, the majority of the people I have met on this site ARE normal, intelligent people, who even if they disagree with me, or I with them, are people with whom I can talk about the subject and either agree or agree to disagree.
I have NEVER called anyone dirty names, cussed at them in my comments, never have I gone and rated articles with ones because I disagree with someone's content or opinions. I may, and sometimes do, state my disagreement in a comment, but that is supposedly what we are allowed to do here, but in a civil manner.
Since my articles that were hit with ones weren't meant to be great literature, I don't take the ones as a commentary on my writing ability. I take them as a sad commentary on this other person's ability to state their feelings in an open and decent manner.
I am so very thankful that most of the people I have had contact with on Gather are not like this. I have met many very smart, witty, humorous, talented, kind, and friendly people here. Those are the people who keep me here. And I will continue defending those I agree with, even if some others don't like it.