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I remember when I first posted to the lounge ... Horrible memories come flooding back when I think about it .... People were so odd and .....well .... I'll just explain. People gave me tips and secrets about the park, people sent me Disney stuff in the mail, they laughed and joked with me ... And they did all of this without asking for anything in return .... Like I said this place is just packed full of these odd type people. - EdLovesAlvena 259.8 #1330 8-13-12 3:57PMLike(61)Reply
Although I agree 100% with this post, I am going to assume that this was a thinly veiled attack directly at me and get my feelings hurt. I am leaving mouse wait now.......And, I am now back. - JungleBum 1017.0 #201 8-13-12 1:25PMLike(56)Reply
Please don't hate something I am going to say but it has been bugging me. If someone just starting posts something, they get attacked and not playfully either. For example, I posted and asked a question while I was at the parks and got crap about asking that question. It does hurt when someone asks a question there's a possibility of getting reamed for it.
There are some days that I feel that if you don't have a high ranking, you will get chastised by the higher ranks.
I want to be able to enjoy myself since we live over 400 miles away but the times when we get "put down" by higher ups it's more like bullying.
Those are just my feelings...TY - PrincessSassy 278.5 #1145 8-13-12 2:10PMLike(28)Reply
What I am trying to understand is how can a group of people define what "quality content " is because obviously you idea of that will be different then mine or anybody else's idea of that. I think people need to remember this is suppose to be an app were everyone can share the love that they have for Disney rather it be memories pictures etc. i think we need to embrace all different types of post rather it be questions comments statements or pictures. To me it's all great things. But also how can people feel like this is a family when the higher ranked mouse waiters seem to throw their sarcastic remarks every where they please. I understand this is the Internet blah blah heard it over and over again but that's my point exactly this is the Internet and the way you may be trying to come off is not how someone may take it. Honestly I don't know why new members would want to post anything with chance of having a sarcastic remark thrown at them. Honestly when i read people's post and i see people ask the same questions I scroll past and move on but when I see others saying they should go read the FAQ right now it seems a little rude. Personally I do not post on here for those reasons exactly. I feel like my post do not meet the high quality standards that the higher ranker mwers have set. People who post should feel like their posts are just as good as anyone else's. - ThisBeautyFoundHerBeast 5.7 #17571 8-13-12 4:38PMLike(22)Reply
For this being such a "positive" place, I find myself hesitant to post anything out of fear of being attacked. I want to start doing RAKs, but, I fear if I do one little thing wrong I'll get the wrath I see other users get from making an honest mistake. Way to create a positive environment everyone! - snowrogers 4.8 #20539 8-13-12 4:13PMLike(14)Reply
There are good points here and some bad ones. I think the point to drive home here is have fun and try not to take things to heart. Regardless of weather or not they realize or admit it, there are some ppl who just jump down your throat and feel entitled to do so. It's the internet, those ppl will always be there. Ignore them. Likewise, there are some AMAZING people on here and those are the ppl to enjoy. Lurk, get a feel for things, befriend the people you like, ignore the ppl you can't stand, contribute what you think is important, keep others to yourself. Most important of all, share and embrace your love for Disney and don't let anyone spoil that for you. - Poisen_Ivy 318.2 #867 8-13-12 7:15PMLike(8)Reply
I think it's also is important to realize many people stumble upon the Lounge. I had this app on my phone for 10 months before I discovered the lounge. I had the app just for the wait times (this is mouse wait). So to come on here and start posting pics of a hidden Mickey you thought you saw in your coffee would be considered quality content to the person who just has the app on their phone for wait times. This app means different things to different people who use this app for different reasons :) ...oh does this mean I have to stop posting my countdowns? Cause it's all we out of towners have to cling onto... :) - lampwick 310.3 #917 8-13-12 8:18PMLike(7)Reply
MSG Represent! Thank you for this post. I hope new users realize this isnt just some other social website for daily updates and Googled Pics. I understand some Live far away and cant come to the Parks quite as often and want to feel part of the Lounge..Any suggestions into that? - PrinceTeaJack 944.8 #212 8-13-12 1:08PMLike(5)Reply
FAQs should really be renamed...MouseWait Rules..please read before posting. - SueBayou 2019.0 #89 8-13-12 1:59PMLike(5)Reply
I'm new to MW , I have read the rules and FAQ and I get it . I also lurked for quite a while before I started posting dipping my tie in by commenting and likes . Now I'm fully on board and confident with my pics , posts , and contributing content , my advice is take your time with it and get a feel for it before you jump in feet first . Good luck to both sides of this issue ! - snakeinmyboot40 394.0 #609 8-13-12 3:51PMLike(5)Reply
Let's be kind to each other and communicate with each other positively. None of us are perfect and words can often be hurtful. - magicqueendom 246.2 #1470 8-13-12 4:42PMLike(5)Reply
So this is how I see the MW app... Like my family. A bunch of siblings poking fun at each other, but will have your back when the time calls. The MWers with the higher ranks... they are the older brothers and sisters in this family. I picked up quickly on the sarcasm and light-heartedness of these fine people. And some have corrected me on some of my posts in the past. You know what I did? Rubbed some cream on my hurt butt, AND MOVED ON. I learned from it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with constructive criticism. It makes you stronger. To the "higher ups," "bullies," or whatever you want to call them... thank you for making this app what it is today. I don't see you as bullies, only as brothers and sisters who love Disney like me. 😁 - Waites4DodgerEars_CM 1002.5 #204 8-13-12 6:35PMLike(5)Reply
I say,as long as it's Disney related, people here should not be picking and choosing what should be posted this is an app to share all Disney related things - Disneyrockstar 192.5 #2170 8-14-12 10:27AMLike(5)Reply
It's taken me two years + of being in the lounge to realize this. I think it's really important to keep this in mind, no matter what you are posting about. When you post something in the lounge, make sure you - Tom 13209.4 #5 8-13-12 3:48PMLike(4)Reply
You forgot, use the block feature when you're reaching that point of frustration and annoyance. Last thing we really want is to make our lounge look bad or hurt someone's feelings because you're not feeling a certain member. - MarshaMouse 5036.3 #28 8-27-12 11:14PMLike(4)Reply
Great post! I would like to add that maybe a definition of sarcasm is needed. Sometimes people are mean and when called on it they say it is sarcasm. - MinnieKimmy 210.8 #1943 8-13-12 2:17PMLike(3)Reply
All I know is the Strawberries are one of the most well informed MWers of this app. Listen to their advice or they'll send the Canadian Mounties to your front door. 😁 - Waites4DodgerEars_CM 1002.5 #204 8-13-12 2:56PMLike(3)Reply
MSG is not calling anyone out in this post. It is directed towards everyone; but if you feel it is directed towards you personally, then clearly clearly you have done something MSG stated in her post.
With that being said... Thank you MSG for this thread. 😘👏 - PrincessMacy 536.5 #419 8-13-12 5:33PMLike(3)Reply
I remember when I first started posting pictures. I got attacked and I cried myself to sleep every night. Now that I lived through that and learned, I only cry myself to sleep on odd number days. Hopefully someday, I will get to the point where I can only cry on the weekends or maybe when I walk by WoC foreveralone status during the "So Close"/"Dad?..... dad?" scene. I think I'm getting better at it. But I will continue to follow the rules, while accidentally breaking some - either way, I'll hear about it. PS - DMing someone > Calling them out in the Lounge.... usually. - LaTruce 2367.2 #72 8-13-12 4:15PMLike(2)Reply
I appreciate the expectations being laid out so plainly! I can be dense ;) - GraceyFace 248.0 #1451 8-13-12 1:27PMLike(1)Reply
This is the second best part of my day! The first best part was the video H3D posted on my FB wall of Alexander Skarsgard taking off his shirt!😍😍😍😍 - Mrsblue 693.1 #310 8-13-12 1:39PMLike(1)Reply
Thank you. as a newbie, i realize i got a little overexcited and posted photos of my necklace and the new pins I just bought...but i really didn't mean to offend anyone. I was just excited about the MW community and wanted to share. I wanted to post more photos during my 3 days...but was having issues with my phone in the park...so the ones I was able to post were pretty lousy...I apologize for that. - MyEeyore 229.3 #1687 8-13-12 1:43PMLike(1)Reply
i love everything about this post and i will employ the thank you button in order to express my gratitude. - nicoleface 1752.7 #103 8-13-12 2:01PMLike(1)Reply
Thank you for this post! What people often forget when they post on public forums is that they are representing themselves. Also, when you do open yourself up to a public site, be open minded to different opinions and perspectives, especially a forum like MouseWait where people actually KNOW each other, and not just via the interwebs. The "meetup" aspect of MW is what sets this place apart from other social media and Disney-related sites. I have only been able to attend one meetup but I was so lucky to meet such amazingly nice and humorous people - Marsha, Lilo, Armenda, and DeltaChiq to name a few. I cannot wait to attend my next meetup and until then, smiles, high fours, and positive vibes! - EpicDio 460.3 #506 8-13-12 3:51PMLike(1)Reply
*deletes the photo of my dog in a Rapunzel outfit* Well there goes my after work fun. Thanks! *angry emoji, laughing emoji* - KylaShea 632.7 #346 8-13-12 7:48PMLike(1)Reply
"Can you feel... the love...tonight?"
I love all you crazy people!!!!
*checks spelling and grammar* - adisneyfamily 1004.0 #203 8-13-12 7:55PMLike(1)Reply
This was well said. Thank you so much for taking the time to post all of this, you do a great job looking out for all of us and my soon to be thirteen year old will definitely be reading this post before he gets to join. Your awesome. 👍👏😃 - Tinkerbellmom4 440.2 #534 8-14-12 11:19AMLike(1)Reply
'posts about ariel, lumpia, and pandas' DAT QUALITY - chris. 2511.4 #64 8-14-12 3:38PMLike(1)Reply
I completely agree with everything that was said in your post, but I would like to add something and I am in now way trying to start any problems; I live 13 hours away from the parks and im sure many others on here live just a far, so we obviously can't post any live pictures, so what can someone like me post? I love to interact with everyone on here but I never know if my posts will be accepted because its not a live picture. - AnaheimsMom 244.0 #1499 8-13-12 1:10PMLikeReply
I am still upset about people picking strawberries in the park! I mean, what are they thinking!!! ;o) I have to say, bravo on a well thought out and worded post! Did you know strawberries are my favorite fruit? XD - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz 1191.2 #161 8-13-12 1:16PMLikeReply
I have to say its nice to have other's fighting for the quality of this app. After almost three years of being one of them, with little to no back up from where it really counts. It gets tiring when that makes you the "evil" person in the app---no matter how nicely to advise. I've tried to also do it in nice ways with the 101's, but the people who need to never pay attention or I end up with hate mail. There are days I feel done with the fight, and today is one of them... - Sweet_Irish_Cream 4409.9 #36 8-13-12 1:30PMLikeReply
I am new, and usually can just look as I have not been to the park in years. Perhaps I am at fault as my last two post/questions were topped with my own vintage disney pics. (for humor sake) So, am I reading right, you'd prefer not to have this from members? ;) - TanglewoodThicket 3.9 #26233 8-13-12 2:54PMLikeReply
After a week without Internet and a week of no Mousewait. One thing can be said. I missed the parks and not the countdowns, bookings, pics of random stuff. Oh and everyone I have met in person has been very nice, friendly, and caring. - MeridasHair 346.5 #729 8-13-12 3:23PMLikeReply
This is so well said and a reminder is never a bad thing!! I have made my mistakes and learned from them and try hard to not repeat them! And the higher ups have been here a lot longer then I have and what they say is to better MW not bully! With that said though you have to have a tough skin and really not take things personally!! Keep it up beat and happy just like Disneyland! Thank you again! 👏👏 - CourtyAstroBlisters 808.0 #248 8-13-12 3:33PMLikeReply
Attention MrsStrawberry: is it newb or n00b? I need the official spelling... ;) - Darlingwendi 1228.1 #156 8-13-12 4:26PMLikeReply
I'll admit it, when I first joined I was a bit post happy. Its just the regulars look like they have so much fun, and I wanted to be a part of it. Now I continue to lurk, and enjoy the laughs. When I to make it to DL, I will get excited like a big dork when I see Sue, Marshal, or Booeve. - mommyneedsavacation 148.1 #2833 8-13-12 4:42PMLikeReply
Strawberry just went Ace Ventura on us. - Art2D2 211.9 #1928 8-13-12 5:40PMLikeReply
I 100% get the point, MrsStrawberryGuy, and I "hear your heart". I absolutely love the wonderful content that so many of the community members post... I am grateful for the LIVE pics and wonderful tips and tricks I've learned for making my vacations even more magical. I look forward to the super late night pictures that are posted by lucky MWers who get to stay at the parks until closing... until MouseWait I never knew it was even possible for guests to stay and snap a photo of an empty Main Street or the castle. I comment on a LOT of beautiful pictures almost every day... I have posted a few times since I joined in May and each time I was responded to with kindness. Thank you for taking the time to post this information for those who choose to ignore the pop-up when you download the app which tells the new person to read the rules and FAQs prior to posting to the lounge. I hope you get to spend the evening in Disneyland... and if you do PLEASE post lots of photos! :) Cheers! - DiamondInTheRough 349.6 #718 8-13-12 5:41PMLikeReply
To all of you on here that have been here awhile and are getting frustrated with standing up for MW, what you are doing is working, if not, most of the great people here would be gone. SOS and SIC I feel so bad for you right now, you sound totally exhausted and I am sorry you are having such a hard time with it because you should know you always give quality content, even when correcting people. And the whole rank thing is simple people being petty and ignorant and probably a bit jealous too because they see so many of you with great friendships. plus the facebook effect where everyone thinks they are instantly well known and the most important does not help. I think too many people read into posts without understanding what is really going on and some people use the bully word too much. Correcting someone, telling someone the rules, or even laughing at auto correct is not bullying. When you see all the likes and thank you's to your posts, you all should know that that is everyone telling you "YES" for standing up for MW! thanks to all the people who have been posting on here longer... dare I say veterans maybe? we need a name, we have n00bs, but what to call veterans???? - secretagentangel 8071.4 #11 8-13-12 6:02PMLikeReply
I love live pictures. And I love being here so I can post live pictures myself. - Missshelly 698.3 #305 8-13-12 10:00PMLikeReply
I didn't know it was that time again, don't we always have this discussion every so often. Lol it's been awhile, I guess we are over due on it. Thanks mrs lovely strawberry. Love ya - MarshaMouse 5036.3 #28 8-13-12 10:23PMLikeReply
Thank you! Maybe I will stop by the lounge more! Your the best Mrs. 🍓! - Minnis2Society 369.9 #659 8-13-12 11:40PMLikeReply
This post and comments has been great to read for someone new...me. Thanks!
- disneymaam 3.1 #40425 8-26-12 7:35PMLikeReply
Last August?! How do I get sucked into reading all the comments? My new friend, Mouse4life, you owe me a drink now! There were some valid points and lots of laughs, just. so. long. So, so, very long. Of course, I kid, Mouse4life. Please don't bully me! - SneakyStella 321.9 #846 1-9-13 4:15PMLikeReply