Changes in Pink Truth part 3

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Well I have read enough to know that there’s major issues going on that I do not want any part of………..and the questions I asked that were “stupidly simple” have been answered.  The PMs, etc. that I addressed were issues that I had seen addressed in other areas of threads on this site and I hadn’t thought about a “big brother” angle before.  I just thought it odd to see a person one day and the next they are wiped from the face of this PT earth.  Period. 

After re-reading most of the comments, I have noticed that almost all of those who seem to be informed are mavens – which does imply that you all probably do have private discussions about banning and other issues – which sounds like the normal thing to do.  I think sometimes you fail to remember that all of the rest of us who read your comments don’t know the rest of the story as you do.  So what may appear to sound like a dumb question, may indeed be very ligitimate.  I think the underlining meaning to everyone’s question has been that they would have like to have seen a comment that simply said something to the effect of “XXXX is no longer with us.  Tracy’s decision.  Enough said.  Further comments are not accepted.”  Yes, it might have caused curiosity, but no more so than usual and certainly it would not have caused any more strong emotions as have been displayed on this thread.  And as you said Tracy, you’re new to a lot of this too.  Although we may miss Happy, she is gone.  And I agree she is a person with feelings too.  I also think that we should be mature enough to agree that it’s easy to be a Monday Morning quarterback and say what should have been done.  But Tracy, we don’t walk in your shoes and it is your site.   

I tried to respectfully word my comments as to not offend others and did say so.  I would hope, in the future,  I be given that same respect to replies of my comments as well. Let me be clear, I’m not offended, just surprised at some of the responses made on this post.  Tracy did PM me with her thoughts and concerns, for the record, and I thank her for that and it is not her comments that I am referring.    As I said in my original comment, if my comments should have been made privately, then I’m sorry.  However, in light of all the comments from various other members of this community, I just simply had questions about policies of banning, etc and I don’t consider my limited knowledge of this site to indicate my stupidity of a subject  However,  I will not make the same mistake twice.  I did acknowledge the intent of PT as being to inform others of the information of MKC and their happenings.  I wished you well as I still do.  PT is still a much needed service in the pink world out there.

Thank you Tracy for providing the forum for our many pink and non-pink discussions.  And as Forrest Gump would say, “And that’s all I’ve got to say about that”.  Pretty profound statement from a simple man and I, for one, think I’ll follow his advise.     Smiley

I think you asked great questions.  Not stupid at all!   beer

And something you said sparked a lot of thought in me.  Which is why I responded.  Not to diss you or make you feel bad, but to share my own experience.  Because you brought up a very interesting point that I have heard before and found to be completely untrue.

And as for Mavens responding, well that doesn’t mean much of anything other than the folks who responded here had something to say on the matter.  Here.  There is no Group Think or Kaffeeklatsch amongst Mavens. 

Frankly I replied at all because I wanted to express both compassion for a former member and her privacy, and my unwavering support to Tracy for her tough decision to both remove this person and spare everyone the gory details.

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True that.  I also think that as Mavens we check the board daily even if it’s for 20 minutes a day. 

My two cents…

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LOL – When I first read that post PPPJ I thought you said the Mavens check the board every 20 minutes… Smiley

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“Stuff like this kind of drama can distract each of us off the mission… we have to be wise and aware of anything that would undermine the mission-to free women from this financial cancer disguised as a financial blessing.”

My feelings exactly.  Good form, Raisinberry. 

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Love this one, Scribbler!    You totally rock, and karma for the effort!!!   Clap 

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Our PMs are private unless you hit the “report to moderator” button or copy and paste them into a new message or forward your email copy to someone else.  It is up to the two who exchange a PM to keep their own PMs private. 

That’s nice to know.  This will be the first board I have been on that the mods and administrators didn’t read the pm’s sometimes. And I don’t mean just the pm’s reported as a problem.  Mostly they read them in order to keep things rolling along smoothly.  And usually not as a regular practice.  But I have been on one or two where they read many of them all the time.  One they had to — it was run by a newspaper in England.  Their laws are different and for whatever law, they had to monitor everything.

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“Stuff like this kind of drama can distract each of us off the mission… we have to be wise and aware of anything that would undermine the mission-to free women from this financial cancer disguised as a financial blessing.”

My feelings exactly.  Good form, Raisinberry. 

Scrib, thanks for lightening the mood.  Can’t we all just get along?  Group Hug

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And another thing,
Together we stand, divided we fall…
We have a job to do, please let’s not be deterred.  Corporate would probably throw a party if they thought we were all fighting each other instead of focusing on them for a change.  Please, let’s stop.
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After Reading Dizzy’s post I got the distinct impression that my “stupid simple” coloquialism was taken as an insult.

Here again, this is why words contribute to assumptions, that are never intended..In my neck of the woods, “stupid simple” is a phrase that means “easy to understand.” It isn’t a phrase that describes a person or is directed at a person.

Use the words “easy to understand” in place of stupid simple in my post and see if it doesnt sit better. No disrespect intended.

But again..see how easy the typed word without tone of voice, eye contact, body language, can send an entirely different message? The retaliation then starts, and  becomes “some with an air of superiority”…or some who “put down ” people, etc…Can I guess that you mean me? See how that is?

It is wrong conclusions jumped to, by not understanding the intent of the words, or the heart of the messenger. It is just a tough situation with just these letters trying to convey your meaning. Maybe everybody should get in the habit of saying, “did you mean to say…?” Before any hostilities surface. That way we could clear up misunderstandings before they fester or get ugly…and maybe avoid all this, altogether.

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After Reading Dizzy’s post I got the distinct impression that my “stupid simple” coloquialism was taken as an insult.

Here again, this is why words contribute to assumptions, that are never intended..In my neck of the woods, “stupid simple” is a phrase that means “easy to understand.” It isn’t a phrase that describes a person or is directed at a person.

Use the words “easy to understand” in place of stupid simple in my post and see if it doesnt sit better. No disrespect intended.

But again..see how easy the typed word without tone of voice, eye contact, body language, can send an entirely different message? The retaliation then starts, and  becomes “some with an air of superiority”…or some who “put down ” people, etc…Can I guess that you mean me? See how that is?

It is wrong conclusions jumped to, by not understanding the intent of the words, or the heart of the messenger. It is just a tough situation with just these letters trying to convey your meaning. Maybe everybody should get in the habit of saying, “did you mean to say…?” Before any hostilities surface. That way we could clear up misunderstandings before they fester or get ugly…and maybe avoid all this, altogether.
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After Reading Dizzy’s post I got the distinct impression that my “stupid simple” coloquialism was taken as an insult.

Here again, this is why words contribute to assumptions, that are never intended..In my neck of the woods, “stupid simple” is a phrase that means “easy to understand.” It isn’t a phrase that describes a person or is directed at a person.

Use the words “easy to understand” in place of stupid simple in my post and see if it doesnt sit better. No disrespect intended.

But again..see how easy the typed word without tone of voice, eye contact, body language, can send an entirely different message? The retaliation then starts, and  becomes “some with an air of superiority”…or some who “put down ” people, etc…Can I guess that you mean me? See how that is?

It is wrong conclusions jumped to, by not understanding the intent of the words, or the heart of the messenger. It is just a tough situation with just these letters trying to convey your meaning. Maybe everybody should get in the habit of saying, “did you mean to say…?” Before any hostilities surface. That way we could clear up misunderstandings before they fester or get ugly…and maybe avoid all this, altogether.
Excellent point.  Clap

Human beings were not designed to communicate by typing words on a screen….so it is easy to misunderstand posts…we are communicating unnaturally.  Wink

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After Reading Dizzy’s post I got the distinct impression that my “stupid simple” coloquialism was taken as an insult.

Here again, this is why words contribute to assumptions, that are never intended..In my neck of the woods, “stupid simple” is a phrase that means “easy to understand.” It isn’t a phrase that describes a person or is directed at a person.

Use the words “easy to understand” in place of stupid simple in my post and see if it doesnt sit better. No disrespect intended.

But again..see how easy the typed word without tone of voice, eye contact, body language, can send an entirely different message? The retaliation then starts, and  becomes “some with an air of superiority”…or some who “put down ” people, etc…Can I guess that you mean me? See how that is?

It is wrong conclusions jumped to, by not understanding the intent of the words, or the heart of the messenger. It is just a tough situation with just these letters trying to convey your meaning. Maybe everybody should get in the habit of saying, “did you mean to say…?” Before any hostilities surface. That way we could clear up misunderstandings before they fester or get ugly…and maybe avoid all this, altogether.
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  1. Dizzy from the Dastardly ways of Tracy said

    FYI you idiots. Tracy CAN and DOES read ALL PMs and she reads ALL transcrpits from CHAT also. Word to the wise or, uh, unwise. Don’t say anything you don’t want Tracy to know or share with anyone else because she can and she does and she will.

    Carry on….

    BITCHES!

  2. Criminy – that would have only been one post-worth, not 3, if they had stopped qupting everyone’s full posts and sticking their noses up Tracy and the Mavens’ asses!

    And this phrase: “I have to say that I have really appreciated that fact that it has stayed a positive and helpful forum. No deterioration of attitudes and discussions that would paint PT in a bad light. ” No wonder it took me so long to read this shit – I couldn’t stop laughing!

    SHould we have a “count the cliches” contest for $100 virtual dollars, or would it take too long?

    Thanks for the thread, ScrewU!

  3. I do understand the responses…as someone who has been a “voice of reason” on a lot of blogs in the past year I think I know where people are coming from.

    What makes me sad, though, is that I do not feel I was clear. I was not merely ‘reacting’ to what happened to Happy/Sickie but the idea of banning in general. It is wrong and it must stop. Used effectively, obviously it is a good tool but when used to spite people it’s wrong.

    Maybe Happy/Sickie “deserved” to be banned…I cannot see that and it’s not my call I suppose. That is why it made sense for me to leave instead of fighting to make myself understood. It just comes off as argumentative. When I’m surrounded by people who seem as though they are happy the way things are…well…what can you do with that?

  4. One of Sixteen Vestal Virgins said

    You were as clear and tactful as anyone could be mrs. There’s nothing more you can do ‘cept wait and hope with me. You aren’t alone by a longshot

  5. Dizzy from the Dastardly ways of Tracy said

    So true about Mrs. She provided a valueable point and presented good questions. Unfortunately Queen Bitch doesn’t stand for that type of behavior. You can’t HAVE a rational conversation with her because if you don’t share her opinion, then you will always be wrong, and therefore going against her.

  6. Duh said

    Am I the only person who is scared by the mentality of these ladies? Things like :
    “I do not know what happened in the incident and to be honest, I don’t want to know. As long as it didn’t concern me, it’s not my business.”
    “Since I don’t know all the details of the situation, I can only take a neutral stance and wish for the best overall.”
    “I say accept and move on; I hold no grudges here.”

    Is this the attitude the people in this country embrace??? Is complacency and total submission to authority now highly valued and “classy”?

    PTer’s: If THIS drivel is considered “classy” than call me white trash and send me back to the trailer park. Most of you have said that you trust Tracy because ****** broke the rules. (Tracy won’t even let you mention her name, she is THAT bad.) Did anyone COMPLAIN to Tracy about Sickie? I’ve talked to Sickie about all the “gory” details. SHE doesn’t even understand why she was banned. Of course Tracy will say she’s just not telling me the truth. What can I do about that?

    One theory is that Tracy thought that Sickie was finding out who everyone on PT was so she could further her business of consigning MK stuff on ebay. In an e-mail to Sickie, Tracy mentions allowing Sickie to promote her business. Is that why she was banned? Sickie wasn’t secretly trying to get business. She was pretty obvious about it. She helped A LOT of people on PT get rid of their stuff. Did someone complain about her? That’s none of our business, right Tracy!

    Tracy admitted in chat that she banned Sickie for “speaking without permission.” A) What the hell does that even mean? B) So Tracy is telling people stuff about the banning.

    PTer’s, if you trust everything Tracy says as gospel, be ready for the day when you will be banned and all your “friends” smile serenely and go about their day because it’s “none of their business”.

  7. FreeFromPT said

    Mrs you spoke up when many did not. You did your part. Well done good and faithful servant.

    Right dizzy, either share Tracy’s opinion or be shown the door. I didn’t change my mind about MK and it’s business plan. I changed my mind about Tracy. From that point on she has been looking for a reason to ban me and I knew it.

    MKRealist made a good point one day. She said that Tracy needed to decide what kind of leader she wanted to be. (sorry if I quoted that wrong MKR).

  8. FreeFromPT said

    Erin, I don’t exactly why I’m banned. My guess is that because I spoke my mind to Tracy about her antics that she has been looking for a way to get rid of me.

    PUR also played a big part in that role of getting me banned. I think I should take time out right now to thank PUR for that kind gesture. THANK YOU PUR, that’s the best thing that has happened to me in ages. You trampled over a lot of people’s backs to get where you are. You sure did work hard to get there. Little did I know that you ONLY befriended me for that reason.

    Have fun digging your own grave, ol ****** won’t be around to help dig you out of your messes this go-round.

  9. PC said

    PUR is stabbing people in the back to get into Tracy’s good graces????

    WOW – you don’t say. I’m shocked I tell you, shocked.

    What else has she done?? I wanna hear more about this. Sounds downright juicy.

  10. throwinguppink said

    I am now using my “real” screen name. I was banned a long time ago, so sorry she won’t be able to do it again.

    I have no idea why I was banned — had never posted anything controversial, was only supportive of the mission…

    I think I was probably banned because I am a member at Pink Lighthouse, and most of us were banned the same day!

    Thank GOD!! I still like to hang out at PL because we mostly discuss things OTHER than mary kay — ya know, once you are over it you are over it!

    Anyway, my aliases will probably still post here at times, but the real TUP will also be joining the fun… 🙂

  11. One of Sixteen Vestal Virgins said

    PUR was always jockeying for position to leapfrog over sickie into tracys good graces. Looks like she got her wishes. It was pretty plain that pur was jealous over what she thought sickie had achieved and wanted that spot. Ya need leadership skills to pull that off. They aint there in PURs case and its pushed many away. I’m done beating this horse now.

  12. PC said

    WHAT? 16 virgins, please don’t let me stop you if you want to beat a dead horse – sometimes it’s entertaining for the rest of us! 😉

  13. I'll have a Cosmo said

    What exactly is the big deal about Tracy? Why would someone back stab others to get into “her good graces?” Isn’t that called not having a life and being pathetic? I go to PT occassionally but mainly engage in the “general discussion” posts. I don’t give a flip about MK anymore. It’s dead and buried for me.
    Duh, I think your last post on this thread was magnificent! BRAVO……(standing up clapping)………BRAVO
    Let’s all go have a drink!

  14. The problem at PT is that Tracy has everyone into GroupThink while tricking them into believing that they speak for themselves and have freedom of speech… when really they are programmed to say and think what she believes.

    Mrs. M I believe you to be a person of above average ethical convictions.

  15. La la la la Lo-la said

    Tracy admitted in chat that she banned Sickie for “speaking without permission.”

    FUCK THAT! Permission, my ass. Anyway, I didn’t weigh in on the whole debacle because mrs. said it for everyone.

    Thanks for letting us say what we want, duh.

  16. PC said

    LMAO @ “speaking without permission”

    I’ve known for a long time that that’s how TC operates, but usually she was smart enough not to phrase it that way. You know, too keep up some semblance of ‘normal’..

    the wheels are finally coming off this mutha. such a shame.

  17. PC said

    dang it i cannot type “too” “to” “two”

  18. ScrewU said

    La La
    You can thank me too because Duh started getting a power trip and I had to keep her chained in my basement for a whole month before she agreed that people could say what they wanted again. It was a hard month, but necessary.

  19. Duped said

    Okay you bitches, listen up! I am officially declaring my OWN jockeying to become Duh’s #1 ass slave. Seriously, I will fuck you up to get there and never look back. Now, quit yer whinin’ and bend over and take it like you LOVE it so that I, Duped, may do the same for Duh!!!

    Seriously, PUR’s intentions have been obvious to a lot of women on that board for some time. I really don’t find any of it surprising…actually, I lied. I find it surprising that it took this fucking long.

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