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  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 3,515
    edited 1 January
    @Fairygirl If you get banned I hope I get banned too. I agree gardening cannot be discussed without including it's benefit to mental health.

    I should add that I flagged a post from you @bede a few months ago it was so bad it was removed immediately. I aways thought being helpful had a degree of kindness but I am obviously wrong.

    'Tis sweet to visit the still wood,where springs. The first flower of the plain. Longfellow.
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,205
    @bede doesn't want or need to be friendly or kind, just to be helpful apparently!
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 2,636
    I imagine that some who suffer with their mental health are unaware of any problem and hence feel able to rubbish those who make mention of it.
    "Get a grip" is fine if you are hanging off a cliff edge and of a mind to struggle back up but for some, it can seem easier just to let go.
    In the most part, posters on here know bugger all about other posters lives - kind words, advice and encouragement don't cost much - may even help :)  

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974
    the forum has always had rude disruptive people. Some do it deliberately and people rise to the bait every time. Others have their own mental health issues and need our support. How do we tell which is the case. I always think I can tell, but maybe not

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,792
    The Ignore button comes in very handy.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736
    I don’t give a stuff if folk are rude to me … it’s when people are rude and unkind to new members that it really gets my goat. 😖 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,258
    Sadly @bede has been consistently rude since he joined. Much of his advice leaves a lot to be desired as well.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • bédébédé Posts: 1,734
    Don't confuse being forthright with being rude.

    And don't dare to criticise my well-meaning help and advice with mere insinuation.
      location: Surrey Hills, England, cretaceous acidic sand.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
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