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Thank You and Farewell - Good Luck for the Future

Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
"Stop being a critic and be a light; don't be a judge, be a model". (Sean Covey) "Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting" (Emmet Fox) If the cap fits, wear it. 

It has been a delight to read and offer an opinion or just a comment. I have received good advice, I have read exceptional advice from knowledgeable forum members. However, I have better things to do, in life (An LLB OU course for one) than argue the toss about a few words by Mark Twain, or justify a snippet of a comment that contained no definitive statement of fact, but was tempered with the word, possibly. 

So, I wish you all good luck for the future. Keep fighting for your rights, because very few other people will. Hold the government and their servants to account. 

Best wishes

J Peasmold Grunthuttock

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,137 Disability Gamechanger
    Soo sorry you feel you have to leave the forum, many posters post their views and opinions that you or I don’t agree with or even wrong unhelpful Infomation. The point it is a forum for everyone to send their opinions,views and helpful information, it’s up to you, me or other lndeviduals to read and make our own minds up regarding the post. So I will say sorry now if I have posted anything that has been unhelpful or offensive to any forum members.
  • GalDriverGalDriver Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    Good luck for the future and with your OU course. What is LLB (law??) 
  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    Bachelor of Law degree
  • GalDriverGalDriver Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    Ah, that'll keep you out of mischief! Good luck.
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Will it help disabled people 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,518 Disability Gamechanger
    You will always find someone on an internet forum that you either disagree with or don't like. This is something we all have to deal with, if we use places like this.

    Most forums have an ignore feature, where you can simply choose to ignore those people that you have a problem with. They will still be able to see your comments but you won't be able to see theirs. We all have our own opinions on what's right or wrong.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    I don't disagree with your comments. They are valid, however, it is not the disagreeing with certain forum members comments, it is the tone, the holier than thou attitude, and above all the contempt with which some forum members treat others. I respect you. You are the basis of my comments about knowledgeable and expert advice.

    C'est la vie, I must move on. Thank you. Peasmold.
  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    To answer Misscleo said:
    Will it help disabled people 

    Yes. When the Community Law Centre solicitor helped me win my appeal, because I had prepared nearly all of my statements as legal documents (I have a little experience from when I was in business) he commented that I could make a good advocate. Thus, I looked at the OU, and started my degree course in October. I will, at sometime in the future, return, with hopefully, more knowledge, than I have now. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member - under moderation Posts: 4,891 Disability Gamechanger
    Extraordinary thread. On the one hand a post explicitly saying a poster is leaving because of my accurately correcting their assertions. Surprised Scope have allowed that to stand. 

    On the other hand he proposes to enter law... 

    I hope you stay @Peasmold_01 get your law degree and go on to practice law as there aren’t enough people doing it who have been on the wrong side of it. I also hope you read some of your recent posts post qualifying. I’m not alone in correcting recent statements. 

    As @poppy123456 has observed there is an ignore button which wholly solves the issue. However, it appears that leaving is not enough. A song and dance has to be made of it. Why make departure the focus of attention? If you have a problem with a post then report it. If you have a problem with a poster then ignore them. What it sounds like is a passive aggressive dissing of another member. 
  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    I am not sorry if I ruffled your feathers. However  I have never abused the English language, please, in keeping with your usual eloquence, enlighten me. What on earth is 'dissing' ? Is it text speak, or possibly a word used in your supposedly enlightened circles? Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member - under moderation Posts: 4,891 Disability Gamechanger
    You’re embarking on a legal qualification. I’m sure your research skills will get to the bottom of “dissing:. 

    It is indeed “the tone, the holier than thou attitude, and above all the contempt..”

    Your words... yet here you are with another quote that might be politely described as an attempt to place yourself above people along with the use of patronising phrases like “... your supposedly enlightened circles”. The contempt your post has for me and others is clear. Small people indeed. Oh the irony. 


  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, can I please remind everyone that this is a friendly community of support, we appreciate not all members will get along, but can I ask that we all behave in a courteous manner.  If you don't want to talk to another member, you can use the ignore function.


    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    Sam_Scope said:
    Hi, can I please remind everyone that this is a friendly community of support, we appreciate not all members will get along, but can I ask that we all behave in a courteous manner.  If you don't want to talk to another member, you can use the ignore function.


    May I apologise if I have 'overstepped the mark', with my comments, acerbic or otherwise. I believed this forum to be democratic. Thus, I thought I was making, democratically, valid points, before I left the community.

    My last comment on the matter is this. Esther McVey resigned, as Secretary of State for Works and Pensions, this morning. Good news all round. She considered her position! 
    'Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.' Robin S. Sharma

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