WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU PEOPLE???
I’ve had ENOUGH! I can’t believe how cruel many of these threads are these past few days!!! HSN…..WHY are YOU allowing this to go on?
Do you people not know the difference from putting down and complaining about a MOP or the WAY a host or vendor PERFORMS their job and putting down how they look or the way they laugh, etc.? No, I shouldn’t have to just ignore this either. Pretty hard to do when it’s in several threads and you have no idea which ones, not that it really matters.
We teach our children about not to BULLY yet here we have adults that are so cruel I can’t believe it! It’s making me sick to my stomach! That Miracle Mop isn’t even put down for the way it looks like Shannon is! Just because I don’t care for at all for the way Joy does business, I don’t even think about the way she LOOKS!
I find these criticisms of criticisms more than hypocritical. I go back a little way, and I remember when Carlos made the rounds here. He would criticize everything from Hsn policy to a host’s appearance. Just about everyone thought it was adorable and hilarious. Now when people(mostly females) make criticisms, others think they are disrespectful and mean? When did everyone make the jump from co-conspriators to jury?
I must agree with you. I do not like it when people attach anothers person’s looks. There are negative reviews that should state how the product is defective or how it didn’t work for you. There should never be nasty and mean things posted about someones looks or how they preform their jobs. There are hosts I am not fond of so I just don’t watch when they are on air. I do not or would not post nasty things about them. This is supposed to be a fun place to come and read about products ask questions and not worry about reading mean posts.
There’s a country western song that sums up what really goes on with the forum some of the time. I used it jokenly in a other thread but it could apply to this thread.
God is great
Beer is good
And people are crazy
I have to agree…..The Forum and Live Chat has gotten pretty "NEGETIVE" these used to be fun to visit and post and chat………very sad that this ugliness is allowed!
Negativity of any kind is never productive, it drags a person, a community down. Its easy to be negative and its human nature to be negative. But, it does no good to be that way! It only brings hurt, anger, frustration, nasty comments etc. and fosters the worst of human nature and in the end, tears down rather than builds up!
Positivity is never mindless!! It is a difficult thing to attain and takes focus, determination and hard work but the payoff is big when we are hit with disaster. Positivity will determine whether we will go down with the ship or rise above circumstances and be happy in anything. Not for nothing is the advice to think on the positive in any situation given by all great thinkers. It leads to peace and tranquility in lives.
Complaining about a product on a shopping channel, well, maybe we should do more of that. The quality or where it’s made or the price. But this constant snipping at people’s looks is childish and not the point. People used to tell you quietly that you had a piece of spinach in your teeth. Now they take a picture and post it. Something is just not right about that.
I’ve realized as I’ve aged that when people are mouthing off nastiness about others it’s they themselves who are the ones to be pitied. No need to be offended by what they are saying because it’s nothing about the victim of the assaults it’s totally about the writer. They need and crave attention from others and they’ll look for it in whatever form they can get. They are delighted and thrilled to have people reply to how awful they are as it helps them build their own self esteem, to get attention. Isn’t that just pitiful!!!! What a sad life they are living. If your life is full of love and friendship it will show and shine, if not then you’ll see that reflect out. So pity them rather than get upset, and be greatful that you don’t have to resort to their ways in order to feel good. My two cents worth.
I am sure Ms. Joy and the hosts can take the criticism. If not they need to be self employed. Even with that there will be criticism. They better be thick skin, or get out of the business.
In the end, personally there are others things to blow a gasket at, like the condition of the homeless, and the elderly. People complaining about hosts, and Ms. Joy is very low on my rador.
Think about it, Who is bulling who? When Joy gets on the Show and sells as many mops as she did, that is great, but when she indicated how long it took to get it “Just Right” or “Improved” that is very misleading. To me she is Bullying us into purchasing something that is not “True”.. You want us to stop, take your advertisement off the air. We hear every day hour after hour about how many Mops she sold, but it does not reflect how many of those customers that are unhappy, deceived and mislead by the sale. Yes there are going to be some people that are not unhappy with items they have purchased from HSN, but with this many people unhappy about just one item, they are just voicing how unhappy they are. It would be different if there were just a few, it would die out and move on, but with this many people unhappy and HSN still shows the advertisement of how many she has sold in just one day, that is misleading and an insult to the viewers. If they wanted this to die and go away, don’t remind us every day, hour after hour on the bad purchase. Remember it’s not just a few, there are many. The views are loyal people and in return they want HSN to be loyal to them. When there is something new that HSN has a viewing on, there are not reviews to read and share with the viewers, so they expect HSN to be truthful to them. By advertising how many mops Joy sold in one day is not a true statement. HSN viewers work hard for their money and want to invest it wisely by purchasing items that they can trust to be as advertised. I know that they offer a 30 day money back policy, but that does not take care of the cost of shipping the items back. By the time a person returns an item, the customer is left with nothing due to the cost of return. By the way that HSN has misled so many viewers by this product, they are indicating to their viewers, Try it, if you do not like it, then you can return it. But if you return it, you are left with not refund and sometimes be in the negative due to a return.. Now with that being said, who is bulling who? That has made me more cautious how my future purchases from HSN. After all the customers are not credited for Handling charges to send the product back. It does cost us in packing tape and driving to the USP store to return the item if it cannot be returned by USPS. I believe HSN needs to advise during their viewing if the item has an easy return label or not and how the item will need to be returned by UPS or USPS. When I order something, I now call prior to purchasing the item, how it will need to be returned and if an easy return label will be shipped with the item. It takes far less time to do this in advance then finding out after it arrives. This now limits me as to how much I now purchase and I now shy away from items that are less then 50.00. By the way, UPS and Fed X has advertised they are reducing their shipping cost due to the lower gas prices, Will HSN be reducing their shipping fees ? Will they now pass the savings onto their viewers?
I have also been sort of disturbed by the comments made by about 3 or so people that keep on coming. I really actually feel sorry for them. Because in order to sit in your house and cowardly tear someone down knowing, no hoping, that this person will most likely read the nasty comments is really just making THEMSELVES more sad. To me life is so short that you should try to cultivate love and lift people up not tear them down.
None of us can force our feelings and opinions onto others. Some people are offended by oranges, some by apples. Some are offended by a worm In the apple. Being ‘offended’ is not synomous with being right or being good. We have varying childhood traumas, thoughts and opinions. So, we have Rules. The rules as I understand them is that we can ALL make any comments or posts that WE want. ( Within the guidelines). If at any time either of us have an issue with a thread or with a comment .. We are to keep moving Or to appropriately notify the moderators (by clicking the button) and then to keep moving.
Personally I don’t really care what a host looks like. All I am really interested in is the product unless the host is being misleading with the vender in the presentation or giving false information. Then I voice my opinion. Tough if it isn’t to someone else if I don’t agree. As far as the hosts go. They could be wearing jeans with the knees full of holes and a sweat shirt and I wouldn’t care if the item they are promoting is something I’m interested in. Then I’ll buy it. Nitpicking on appearance is just small…….Ronnie??
I agree with you rhiannon on this. And it is hard to ignore these awful threads and posts because there are so few new threads.
I remember when I first came here ( and this was less than 2 years ago) there were tons of threads and tons of posters (ok I exaggerate lol). I Now it’s the same people and some run from thread to thread and make silly comments even if they have no interest in the subject.
Everyone was helpful and I do mean everyone. It was easier then to ignore the few negative threads.
I do believe in freedom of speech but not to where it hurts others. Ok so maybe the hosts don’t read these threads but they do read some threads here…they have made comments before…so I know this is true.
And what about the new guidelines that say have respect for the hosts?
Well I guess it’s better to say it out loud and in front of everyone…then you know where you stand with these posters. Instead of commenting about people behind their backs. You know who you would like to be friends with, even if it’s just virtual.
Maybe to help "hide" the negative threads (which are NOT FUN for the rest of us), HSN or the mods could either ask a different person to start a new thread each day or week, and that person could talk about whatever they want within limits of course. Exclude politics and religion…those are too volatile.
OR maybe the mods could start some threads themselves and then everyone could comment.
That way it will be more inviting here. I know some people will think these ideas are goofy but I bet there’s a lot who will enjoy it.
Well, anyway………….I don’t know what all the drama is about. No one is forcing anyone into reading a comment s/he doesn’t like. I also think some people need to look up the definition of the word ‘bully’ before they throw the word around.
This is a retail chat site, not a public newspaper or even facebook. The only people who see these comments are the people who participate in the forum, which, frankly, is not that many people. I don’t think Shannon, or any other host for the matter, is so emotionally fragile that she would feel threatened by anonymous comments.
Massha I agree with some of your comment. We must learn that we can’t stop our perception of bullying BY bullying. It never has worked, it never will. Sometimes it is the wolf who cries ‘Wolf’.
When there is a large diverse group of people, the opinions and sensibilities are likewise, therefore the need for rules. I think that a huge component of rules is to prevent fights – big fights.
Here, we all should be able to attack an issue by stating our opinion on the stated subject, but not attack each other.. I see threads and comments that I disagree with, but unless they were to or about me, I’ve moved on. It is what we all must do. If something is offensive to you, keep it moving, or click the ‘report to moderator button’ and then, keep it moving. … Some people don’t realize that others are offended by things that they, themselves have said and done. All streets are two-ways. Keep it moving.
"Offensive’ threads usually have a short life span. Their lives are prolonged by people’s tirades of Being Offended.
Folks, some of the threads you refer to are very old. If people stop posting to them, they will die…. Or at least go back into dormancy until the next time somebody will inexplicably drag them out of slumber.
Posted in HSN TV
08.04.15 11:19 PM