Why do some longer term posters on here feel the need to slam newer posters? just seems so arrogant.
This does stem from someone slamming me, on advice that once chatting to others about I understood what happened, but I was still being slammed and it ping ponged. I accept my role in it but the poster was just rude.
And a quick look for example - a poster asking about running in a heat wave got a shitty reply, someone who revived a music thread got a sarcastic reply (whats wrong with reving a thread if people are still interested in the topic?)... there are snide reponses in the gear threads etc. Not everyone understands tempo runs, speed work etc etc
We are all on here because we like running, we all started somewhere and I don't care what anyone says no one knew it all when they started out.
So why do the longer term posters feel the need to be rude? its off putting to newbies.. theres just no need for it. If you don't like a post, don't respond. If your tired of the same questions being asked, then don't read them.. if your just posting sarcastic comments then just walk away. Your helping no one and not helping the new people trying to acheive their first 5K or first 10K PB. They don't have the milage you do, so we ask questions. Thats the point.
Runners world forum isn't overly friendly compared to other forums. And thats a shame for the decent posters who try to make it a friendly place.
you do make really large judgments don't you? I shouldn't run with older men, I can't accept people who disagree with me. What else do you know about me from all of a few posts?
Read your posts back (I suspect you might find this hard as you have trouble reading any it seems) I have hit a nerve on the age thing ey. Maybe you need to work on that and be more accepting of others points of views and where they might have come from to get to that point of view. Its called open mindedness if you want to look it up.
oh Mr Puffy - go away. Seriously you just sound like an angry old man.
You went on the offensive, you could have posted something simple 'like it was tactics' but you wanted to pick a fight and you just seem sad. Maybe your having a bad day, maybe you dont like women, maybe you knew all there was to know about running when you started and find people who ask questions and are learning hard to deal with. But just do one, tootle off and find someone else to pick on, maybe some one with even less posts than me. But do one.
I felt intimidated at the point when he tried over taking me, when it looked like I was going to be pushed into the curb - he felt way too close, when there was space we were not in a crowd - so it was like 'what the hell is he doing' - yes intimidating.
Then seeing him up finally over take and run close with the 2nd woman was worrying in a sleezy way. So there was a feeling of intimidation and then thinking he was sleazy. I wouldn't say it was a feeling of being threatened because I thought I was going to be jumped on. Its not always about that.
I mean I've said I've only done a 5 of these, and generally as I'm a slower runner I don't see the competative side... people at the back run and chat and pace each other, motivate each other. I don't see tactics. So yep his behaviour, you guys have told me was totally normal, but not knowing this at the time, and my reason for posting was to find out - I can't help at the time finding it intmidating and it didn't feel friendly so would have added to me thinking he was sleezy.
And to be honest you see men rubbing up again women (and men) on crowded tubes and trains all the time. I had a biology teacher who was fond of standing too close and finally got done for attempted assult on some poor girl So call me cynical!
Problem with forums is we don't know each other, or where we all come from. I have no idea why Mr Puffy took such major offence, I have no idea on his life but its good to have proper discussions on this stuff with some people who love running as well, so thankyou - he was drafting, next time, I slow down and let who ever (man woman, hare, tortoise, dog of all ages) over take.
And thats an excellent point Cougie on his pace matching ours being an older guy.