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Superficiality?

(43 Posts)
CountessFosco Fri 19-Aug-22 17:53:35

At the risk of being accused of all kinds of things, does anyone else agree that much of what is written on GN is superficial in the extreme? It would be so much more enjoyable to respond to more serious questions, or is this too much to ask?

Smileless2012 Fri 19-Aug-22 17:55:39

I think there's a good mix of serious and light hearted threads.

Gin Fri 19-Aug-22 18:06:09

I find that there are few posts that interest me but we are all different in our passions, likes and dislikes. There are some threads I do enjoy and others I just ignore!

CanadianGran Fri 19-Aug-22 18:09:27

Although I read many of the more serious threads, they often get very heated; too much for my liking, so I tend not to jump in.

I come here for lighter chat and entertainment, as well as a moan every once in a while.

Callistemon21 Fri 19-Aug-22 18:10:39

Oh yes, we're far too frivolous!

Perhaps if you start some serious threads, CountessFosco, you might get some serious answers.

I think did give a serious answer on your Snoring thread, I think, although it was rather startling to read the heading.

FannyCornforth Fri 19-Aug-22 18:10:45

Well, come on then, start something deep and meaningful…
Honestly, what a ridiculous thread. I’m sure you are so much more higher minded than us plebs with our base concerns…

Callistemon21 Fri 19-Aug-22 18:14:38

A Philosophy forum was suggested but never appeared.

We've often had interesting threads over the years on philosophy, religion, education, and many other serious subjects.
Just start them.

GagaJo Fri 19-Aug-22 18:14:55

I mostly agree, CountessFosco. Most of it is superficial, and if it's serious, it ends up in an argument with personal insults getting slung around.

A shame. This site is a great resource, but at times, it's like being at school.

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 19-Aug-22 18:16:30

Things are quiet at present. What do you have in mind? Start a thread!

VioletSky Fri 19-Aug-22 18:20:01

GagaJo

I mostly agree, CountessFosco. Most of it is superficial, and if it's serious, it ends up in an argument with personal insults getting slung around.

A shame. This site is a great resource, but at times, it's like being at school.

Yup

Personal insults are so boring

As are derailing threads by people pushing their own agenda on to them because they don't understand boundaries and think themselves too special and important to respect them

Anniebach Fri 19-Aug-22 18:23:01

I didn’t think a thread about snoring was serious

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 19-Aug-22 18:24:09

Indeed, Annie.

MrsKen33 Fri 19-Aug-22 18:32:05

Fanny😉😉😉

Joseanne Fri 19-Aug-22 18:42:06

I'm sure some of my more frivolous comments aren't always appreciated, but what harm does a little lightning the mood do? I am VERY serious about décor, fine foods, animals 🐕 (and the environment).
I would be nothing other than serious if a poster were suffering or discussing major tragedies,(Ukraine, floods, fires etc.) A time, a place.
Personal indults are definitely the death of many interesting threads.

Joseanne Fri 19-Aug-22 18:43:47

* I think that should be lightening the mood, but I can't get too serious about spelling.

Casdon Fri 19-Aug-22 18:47:53

Do you mean serious as in discussing weighty topics with facts and figures, in depth reviews etc., or do you mean serious as in people baring their souls CountessFosco?

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 19-Aug-22 18:50:13

Like husbands snoring?

PollyDolly Fri 19-Aug-22 18:59:49

Smileless2012

I think there's a good mix of serious and light hearted threads.

Yes, there is. What is a serious matter causing distress, perhaps sleepless nights, and anxiety to one person might seem mundane, trivial and nothing to make a fuss about to others. This makes us who we are, individuals with varying strengths and weaknesses experiences the highs and lows that life throws at us. Perish the though that we might be the be the source of superficial nonsense!

Callistemon21 Fri 19-Aug-22 22:45:02

Lots of forum types here:

www.gransnet.com/forums
Perhaps you could start off some interesting discussion threads.

Callistemon21 Fri 19-Aug-22 22:48:18

Anniebach

I didn’t think a thread about snoring was serious

It didn't seem serious because of the heading but, believe me, it could be very serious indeed.

It could end in divorce (or worse).

Smileless2012 Fri 19-Aug-22 22:52:01

Exactly Polly what's serious to one may not be serious to another and with so many threads to choose from, if there's anything you don't like or agree with, you don't have to participate.

VioletSky Fri 19-Aug-22 23:09:45

Smileless2012

Exactly Polly what's serious to one may not be serious to another and with so many threads to choose from, if there's anything you don't like or agree with, you don't have to participate.

Agreed

Callistemon21 Fri 19-Aug-22 23:13:41

Why is this in Pedants' Corner?

A trivial question but I am puzzled.

welbeck Fri 19-Aug-22 23:16:38

is that a serious question ?

JackyB Sat 20-Aug-22 07:24:14

Joseanne

* I think that should be lightening the mood, but I can't get too serious about spelling.

Oh yes you can. As Callistemon has pointed out, we are, after all, in Pedants' Corner here.