I try to keep things as open as possible here but the last couple of days a post that was very basic pointing out the fact the chances of meeting a better person is literally better “meeting in person” than online and perhaps via friends is the way to go for people wanting to meet others. It quickly moved from that to exploitation and other accusations on someone’s business as well as generally slandering all expat’s. Debate is one thing but when it starts dropping to a level where its miles from the topic on the post as well as false accusations it has to be stopped so regretfully it has and it had to. Normally I just let things run but I could already see its about to have multiple arguments with other people with different view points which is fine except it was nothing to do with the original post. The blog is a hobby for me and something I do to explain what we have been doing here and the things we come across. People aren’t supposed to agree 100% as often they haven’t experienced things or have a Rose tinted view of life in the Philippines until they are here long enough to hit the troughs of life. Its disappointing when things come to this as topical debate is important to get multiple angles on things but here we are finding the blog dropping into the gutter that many people complain they get moderated about on forums.
A few finishing notes..
- The sex industry isn’t discussed very often on TP as its not relevant to my life here and I have no public view on it purely because it causes to many arguments one way or the other.
- Business is difficult here for many and often I will complain about the attitudes of people at the same time it is shared by everyone I have met here “Long term” that is business owners of 5 years and upwards. People here on a short term or partial year basis have a completely different view due to not living the local life or business life.
- I hold no religious views positive or negative but I do have views on the damage done by religion on things they get involved in.
Finally if its not constructive please don’t post as I really do have better things to do with my time than start filtering comments out as people start attacking each other. I don’t want to switch of comments as they are useful for people actually wanting to do something positive or asking for help. This is not a business venture and something I do to just share information.