QUOTE (betty2 @ 1st Nov 2007, 12:42 PM)
I dont think you have to meet someone to form an opinion of whether you like or dislike them. I,m talking life in general, not just the boards. Gut instinct is what I always go by, and this can be got by reading about someone, and the way they perform Respect I always give to those whom I think merit it. And that I believe is my perogative. You can learn a lot about people by reading of their attitudes and actions
I see where you are coming from betty, you are right, you can learn a lot about people by reading of their attitudes and actions. I too get a gut instinct and feel I can analyse whether I would trust someone to be my friend or not by what they write and how they react and perform but it wouldn't make me dislike them just because our personalities clashed.
I always show respect, if I don't get it back then I move on.
If we can debate/agree/disagree or criticise each others points on the boards without becoming personal then we have a happy board
...as catherine says.....just my opinion