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THE POWER OF SUGGESTION

Fri, Apr 22 2016 11:41 PM (23 replies)
  • pdb1
    22,500 Posts
    Tue, Apr 19 2016 3:27 PM

      The power of suggestion is very real . We ( humans ) have the ability to make that happen . The power of suggestion can be a wonderful thing when used in a positive way . And not so good when it is directed negatively . 

      WGT is a gr8 place to utilize positive power of suggestion . Ones body physically and mentally prepares for the positive change . It's like feeding a hunger . The more positve input , the more it satisfies .

      The negative power of suggestion is what has been practiced successfully in various forum threads as of late . Continually suggesting that someone quits or that the thread should be closed . Will inevitably lead to those results . This is a very bad way to approach anything . Should not happen here . And should be discouraged and discontinued  . 

  • ct690911
    6,380 Posts
    Tue, Apr 19 2016 4:28 PM

    Paul, I agree with your premise about the power of positive or negative reinforcement. We differ on one being more prevalent than the other. If someone requires help or advice, the people who post in here respond far quicker than wgt, and provide sage guidance that actually helps. Many, including me, have even gifted to those less fortunate, but who are honestly doing the best they can.

    If someone attempts to play people for fools, or goes on a rage filled rant, or complains about situations he/she could remedy, but don't... then we provide slightly different "guidance"..:)

    In my experience on this site, and in RL, people are treated the way they deserve to be. Not always, but usually.

    ct

    ps. This is a recent example. This player has been a member since 2009. Most of his kit is starter level, with a few low end upgrades: 

    "Legends need to play other legends.  Period.

    This is a complete joke.  This site used to be fun and competitive.

    As a tour master I recently have been getting paired against legends 95% of the time!?!?

    WGT needs to address this or I have spent my last dollar on this farce."

    ...so Paul, what positive reinforcement would you suggest? This guy is serious enough to post this rant, but not serious enough to help himself become more competitive. The thread is still active if you want to read what others have suggested.

  • opyeuclid
    6,519 Posts
    Tue, Apr 19 2016 5:25 PM

    I am just a old Reformed troll , I aint got no fancy spelling or good use of ,.?! & @ ---

    It is funny how some players go out of the way to bring this game to something special other than a score , The player that offers a gift for no reason other that to bring the community together , Some one who post fun Vid,s about what I found on the course . The player who said Thank you for the game .   

    And then you will get a player that look to bring things down , be it I lost a ball and the game is fixed , or some one who enjoys posting a pic of the junk just to start trouble . 

    We each get what we want from this game in are own way .  Have fun with the game and the ride will be a blast . Or ,, 

    OPY

  • fatdan
    3,379 Posts
    Tue, Apr 19 2016 5:26 PM

    So lets start a thread that opens the door to 10 pages of of arguments and confrontation before deletion, "great idea"....

    It's really simple, you come here and ask a question, 20 people will help you and a couple will make a joke!

    You come here and start trouble, lie, or make a pest of yourself, you get trouble...no big mystery !

  • ct690911
    6,380 Posts
    Tue, Apr 19 2016 6:03 PM

    fatdan:

    So lets start a thread that opens the door to 10 pages of of arguments and confrontation before deletion, "great idea"....

    It's really simple, you come here and ask a question, 20 people will help you and a couple will make a joke!

    You come here and start trouble, lie, or make a pest of yourself, you get trouble...no big mystery !

    That ^^^.

    Nice people get treated nicely, but dick-heads, not so much...sounds fair to me.

  • pdb1
    22,500 Posts
    Wed, Apr 20 2016 5:07 AM

    ct690911:
    Many, including me, have even gifted to those less fortunate, but who are honestly doing the best they can

      Yes but you also justify discouraging advice as well .

    ct690911:
    In my experience on this site, and in RL, people are treated the way they deserve to be. Not always, but usually.

      That is your personal judgement . Not recommended by others . IMHO

    ct690911:
    "Legends need to play other legends.  Period.

     Ridiculous . Push yourself . Embrace the challenge .

    ct690911:

    As a tour master I recently have been getting paired against legends 95% of the time!?!?

    WGT needs to address this or I have spent my last dollar on this farce."

    ct690911:
    .so Paul, what positive reinforcement would you suggest?

      To accept this as away to quickly better your game . 

    ct690911:
    This guy

      Not talking about this guy . I can think of more than a dozen examples . 

     

  • pdb1
    22,500 Posts
    Wed, Apr 20 2016 5:14 AM

    opyeuclid:
    It is funny how some players go out of the way to bring this game to something special other than a score , The player that offers a gift for no reason other that to bring the community together , Some one who post fun Vid,s about what I found on the course . The player who said Thank you for the game .  

      Very necessary part of the experience here . 

    opyeuclid:
    And then you will get a player that look to bring things down , be it I lost a ball and the game is fixed , or some one who enjoys posting a pic of the junk just to start trouble . 

      Can't stop that . But could have some self control on it's limits or extremes .

    opyeuclid:
    We each get what we want from this game in are own way

      I'm saying that some get obviously way more than they ask for .

      It is a personal choice . To control the negativity one expounds here . One doesn't have to be the miserable grumpy foul mouth troll they are known to be by their friends and family . Lol . for example . Not that that would happen . Lol .

  • pdb1
    22,500 Posts
    Wed, Apr 20 2016 5:17 AM

    fatdan:
    You come here and start trouble, lie, or make a pest of yourself, you get trouble...no big mystery !

      Of course I cannot change your opinion . Although I would like to . I contend that that is not my objective . Is it so wrong to try to get a few others to jump on the positive bandwagon . Of course not . Is it likely to happen here in WGT of course not . 

  • pdb1
    22,500 Posts
    Wed, Apr 20 2016 5:20 AM

    ct690911:

    That ^^^.

    Nice people get treated nicely, but dick-heads, not so much...sounds fair to me.

      Unfortunate WGT mentality . By what right do you have to determine who is a dick head and who is not ?

      Why must one labeled as a dick head be automatically chastised ? Tell me the justification for that . it will show your true colors to defend that . 

  • ct690911
    6,380 Posts
    Wed, Apr 20 2016 5:58 AM

    pdb1:

    ct690911:

    That ^^^.

    Nice people get treated nicely, but dick-heads, not so much...sounds fair to me.

      Unfortunate WGT mentality . By what right do you have to determine who is a dick head and who is not ?

      Why must one labeled as a dick head be automatically chastised ? Tell me the justification for that . it will show your true colors to defend that

    I stand by what I said. I believe it to be measured and reasonable. I do my best to treat people as they treat me. No agenda. Nothing to "defend". I believe most people on here, and in RL, do the same.

    You ask, who is anyone to judge others?. Read your initial post to this thread, or many of the other posts you have made. Paul, it's time to put your brush away. 

    ps. When parsing my original response, you assigned statements to me that were not mine. I think it was more of a technical glitch, than a misunderstanding.

    ct

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