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vteengurl
06-27-2005, 03:51 PM
Hi, I am Becky. I feel like someone eating and running at a family dinner by doing this, but I saw something on the net and I really, really really wanted to say "me too!" to other vegans.

My apologies for my "ranting first and introduce later". I did post in the Vegan Story thread.

I hope to stick around for a bit to see if I like this place. This is my second vegan board, sort of.

I found this link on the web while looking for something else:
newzewrevue2.bravehost.com/reviewVB.html [live link removed by moderator]

Anyway....."my feelings exactly!"

Some of the stuff in that page was news to me, but other stuff...all I can say is "me too!".

I was amazed at [comment removed by moderator]. This is the first vegan place I have been to in months since then.

People have mixed opinions on everything so I am sorry if someone here likes that board and are offended by me posting this link. I know nice people can like different things.

I was just so juiced that someone else felt like I did that I had to tell someone.

I don't want this to be a slam thread. That would too close to the kind of stuff I am turned off by.

I just wanted to vent. I guess I am being stupid.

Anyway, no offense.

- B

oldradical
06-27-2005, 03:57 PM
My personal opinion: we shouldn't have a thread or forum or anything else devoted to critical review of other veggie sites. Why? Well, I don't believe it takes a lot of reflection to think of a number of reasons.

I came to this board primarily as a refugee from another veggie site that has real problems...but I'm not going to provide a link, identify the URL, or write a review of it.

rupafree
06-27-2005, 04:00 PM
I agree but if vegan represent does suffer such misfortune then all members ignoring such muppets is a good policy ... :umm:

Emiloid
06-27-2005, 04:01 PM
I've never vsited VB, but what I read on that link supports some of what I've heard, and is one more reason I really like this forum (VRF). The whole atmosphere here is different: positive, respectful, compassionate, etc. :cool:

Tracy G
06-27-2005, 04:35 PM
Welcome to VRF, vteengurl. I am glad you have found a place that's comfortable to you. :)

Mod note: There are a number of VRF members who are also VB members, which you will probably see for yourself as you settle in a bit more. For that reason, and just as a matter of common courtesy, we try not to let complaints from or toward that board (or any other boards) migrate over here. I have edited one remark in your post that might potentially be construed as namecalling.

I hope you will enjoy your time here, however, and that you will meet lots of friends. I know I've found it to be one of the most supportive places around!

vegporn
06-27-2005, 05:13 PM
I left VB myself because some of the most dominating people on the board weren't even vegetarians and would argue about how being a vegetarian or vegan was unhealthy. My final straw was a thread whereby the majority of people were sympathetic to a girl who "couldn't help herself" and had to buy a leather/fur jacker that was *just too cute*, and then felt bad. Buying a freakin' fur is more than a wee slip-up in my book, and I think it goes beyond being "supportive" of new veggies to be apologists for the fur industry lest "we" come off too "strict" or something. Sorry, I'd rather spend time online among "veggies" who can at least all agree that it is always wrong to buy fur coats.

FalafelsRule
06-27-2005, 05:58 PM
Welcome to VRF, Vteengurl. The mods here may erase what I am about to say, but **we did** ;)

It is all about quality, and not quantity (as in members).

FalafelsRule
06-27-2005, 06:12 PM
Oh man. That is the best review ever of VB. :o wneD! And, 100% true!

misanthropy
06-27-2005, 06:58 PM
I left VB myself because some of the most dominating people on the board weren't even vegetarians and would argue about how being a vegetarian or vegan was unhealthy. My final straw was a thread whereby the majority of people were sympathetic to a girl who "couldn't help herself" and had to buy a leather/fur jacker that was *just too cute*, and then felt bad. Buying a freakin' fur is more than a wee slip-up in my book, and I think it goes beyond being "supportive" of new veggies to be apologists for the fur industry lest "we" come off too "strict" or something. Sorry, I'd rather spend time online among "veggies" who can at least all agree that it is always wrong to buy fur coats.I totally remember reading that...

hawaiigirl
06-27-2005, 09:37 PM
Too many *'s y'all, I haven't the slightest what you're talking about, but it sure sounds interesting! I don't know what site "VB" is, but I'll have to avoid something with those initials.

Tracy G
06-27-2005, 11:23 PM
Ah, those mysterious acronyms. ;)

Vteengurl, we want you to feel comfortable here and to feel free to vent your feelings. Unfortunately, we do have some concern about not provoking or inflaming rivalries with other boards, if it can be helped.

I hope you won't be too upset that I'm closing this thread. I've sent you a private message, and you should definitely feel free to respond to me or PM Dandelion if you have any concerns or questions. (Hehee, you're quick! I see you've PMed me back before I could finish typing. Thanks.) :)