Posted by Kate on September 17, 2000 at 10:02:35:
In Reply to: Re: Stats & Sound-Offs! posted by Jeri on September 17, 2000 at 09:05:58:
: Hi Rich,
: No matter what you do or how hard you try, there's always going to be some turkey like 'AK' who's going to be negative. Don't let it bother you. People like this LOOK for things to complain about. This person, whoever he/she is, obviously hasn't got a clue about the history of the site, all the hard work you have to do to maintain it or what makes it such a wonderful place.
: You and Elaine have done a fantastic job and those of us who consider this site a second home and part of our lives will always appreciate your efforts and support whatever you do.
: P.S. And as for these people who use fake email addresses...that's so they can be complete idiots without getting nailed for it.
: ..Jeri (looking for Doc M...)
I echo everything that Jeri said - she's right! But I can understand how emails such as the one you posted, can REALLY sap your spirit!!
But, perhaps you have to view it in relation to all the emails you get which rave about how good the site is and how much you are appreciated for creating this wonderful resource. Not long ago, you told me you 'get hundreds of accolades' - well, perhaps each time you get one of these 'sour' notes, you go back and re-read one from a FRIEND. You KNOW you have MANY of them!!!! :o)
Don't beat yourself up, even TRYING to explain these people have got it wrong - they DON'T WANT to know the truth. (Cause we know who they REALLY are!) And WE already know it! Most people with even HALF a brain can see that it's a HUGE site which needs some kind of revenue to keep it going!! So - what's the price of a mug or mousemat in the scheme of things, for goodness sake? Not much to me, but helps to keep the site going!!
No - they aren't worth all the heartache - nor the ulcer, my friend! Howsever, I can see the need to get it off your chest - or out of your system. And - I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER FOR IT!!! :o)
Take care, both,
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