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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Today, you will see one of those rare rants from me. Oh, I am quite capable of writing them often, but choose to look beyond them, or find the good in situations, so I can impart some sort of buddha-esque words of wisdom.

I do not want for people to see the ugly, human side of me that is critical, bitchy, rude, or any other adjective that can be held against me. Part of that is because on the occasion that I do, all the good I have ever done in my life seems to get thrown out the window and I am criticized for being negative. That is when I become intolerant of others. The reality, I get butt-hurt, and feel like I cannot win. (Cue the family songs.)

W hiskey T ango F oxtrot???

My rant? This site, that I have loved so much this year, is dragging butt.

Whether commenting, liking, loading pages to read, and (I imagine) posting this when I hit submit. I watch the spinning circle, while "the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round" plays incessantly in my brain.

I also have not seen the site administrators around in forever, and it makes me scared that the relationships I have built here will go by the way side once again. Of course, I have not yet archived and saved all I have written, because of the difficulty of getting through nearly 500 posts to do so. That is not anyone else's problem, but my own. However, I have sent a contact request in with questions, which have never been answered.

That brings me to my fears and worry and the lies that the fear is telling me. The question that runs through my brain: When will I be paid? I worked hard to reach my goal, and I would like to know that it will not take long. It has only been three days since I hit the submit button, but my brain is on overdrive this morning.

So, today I am showing my arse. I am complaining. I am ranting. It does not make me overall negative. It does not mean that I am whatever label people put on any of us, when we are frustrated. This is not a pattern of behavior or a way of thinking, in my case.

However, if you do not like that I am human and expect perfection, then kiss what I am showing.

Now, back to sunshine and lollipops...

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Comments

MegL wrote on August 13, 2015, 12:46 PM

Lol, kiss my elephant from the rear? Yes, it can get worrying and I haven't seen the mods for ages either.

CoralLevang wrote on August 13, 2015, 1:11 PM

Oh, that's a new one. I like it. emoticon :winking:
I saw a bumper sticker awhile back that I loved: I'm not Willie Wonka. I don't sugarcoat sh**!

Feisty56 wrote on August 13, 2015, 1:38 PM

I would hope that an occasional rant or concern voiced would not label a person as anything negative. Egads, if so, I must surely be considered a grouch, a naysayer, etc. I guess if some people feel the need for such labels, it is more their issue than mine.

The site has been running slowly for me for at least a couple of weeks now, but I've said nothing because I couldn't be sure it wasn't slow Internet service on my end. I'm pretty sure I could accomplish twice as much here each day were it not for the pauses between screens and the extended loading times.

I look forward to the upcoming post by elitecodex that AliCanary mentioned in a comment on JohnRoberts post "Gloomy July Numbers for PP."

CoralLevang wrote on August 13, 2015, 1:44 PM

Agreed, Feisty56 . I need not let those things eat at me.

I, too, look forward to the updated posts.

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 13, 2015, 2:40 PM

I hope that helped as it can sometimes to let things out. Mine took about a week but I put that down to the 4th of July holiday weekend. Hope you get it soon

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 2:55 PM

BTW, I know what WTF means. Just saying, emoticon :smile: I have noticed the site tending to bog down a little too often lately and have wondered if there are upgrades being performed. I don't think the problem is excess traffic, but that's another issue altogether. If the worst case should occur, you can always find me by googling my username. Like the truth, I am out there to be found.

CoralLevang wrote on August 13, 2015, 3:16 PM

Anyone who knows the phonetic alphabet will know what Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is. emoticon :winking: I don't think it's excess traffic. I think it's excess ads that require so much. I am fine with ads, but when they get to the point that they are invasive, I moan and complain.

CoralLevang wrote on August 13, 2015, 3:17 PM

I can deal with a week or two. What I have a problem dealing with is the not-knowing. emoticon :smile:

MegL wrote on August 13, 2015, 5:37 PM

When the mods post only in comments to someone's post, not everyone sees it, so it can give the impression they are not around.

LoudMan wrote on August 13, 2015, 6:53 PM

Really? Is THIS starting to happen here, too? Is it because I came back and a sizable portion of the Universe wants to punish my insolence and disobedience?

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 7:31 PM

I have noticed that some ads with video or audio components tend to gum up the works.

BarbRad wrote on August 14, 2015, 2:59 AM

A lot of writing sites have been running slowly for me for a couple of weeks. I think it's because I've got 47 Chrome tabs open and five IE tabs open, my photo viewer, a word processor window and three Windows Explorer windows open. My word processor wants to update. Things usually work better after I reboot. I'm sure Persona Paper is having as much trouble as other sites in earning revenues to share. I still trust the administrators. I expect they're just busier than usual.

CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 6:40 AM

I have noticed the same, DW.

CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 6:41 AM

LoudMan .... Donald...LOL Contrary to what you may think, the Universe revolves around ME, not you. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 6:42 AM

*laughs* BarbRad I don't think I could count that high where tabs are concerned. emoticon :winking: