PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Lyle Winters
 
Comments: 42
Article views: 580
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Lyle Winters's badges.
 

Getting Personal

21 February 2013, 07:27
I don't mind all the odd-ball banter that goes on here, but one thing that's offensive to me is the personal attacks.  No need to get personal!

From an early age, I've battled with my weight.  Since primary school actually.  Some say it was the food.  My mom always ensured she gave us a hearty meal each night, with sandwiches and snacks for lunch.  Some say it's glandular, my doctor wasn't sure.  I also feel it's part genetics.

Either way, if I'm a few kgs over, then that's really my business and nobody else's.  I have a healthy appetite, sure, but no when it's time to cut back and work on the pack.  The six pack I mean, in case you missed it.

I can take a joke with the best of them, but these constant, and dare I say, childish personal insults about my weight, are becoming tired.

I see the same trolls over and over, insulting, mocking, ridiculing, and they think they're being funny.  Some poor guy here get's nailed for having a eye (or two) that seem to go in the same direction.  Now that's probably a birth defect or something, but it's completely unprofessional and just damn rude to be mocking someone's squinting.

Please people, let's not let our forums descend into immature madness.  Let's keep some level of maturity and responsibility.
No need to get personal!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
42 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

It is mad to burn schools

It’s frustrating to witness action against education continuing to prevail in our country. Read more...

0 comments 123 views
Submitted by
Bobby Shabangu
Learning disability in the aparth...

During my school days, the teachers used to beat us like crazy. Many kids dropped out of school because of corporal punishment.  Read more...

0 comments 41 views
Submitted by
Sanchez Modaco
Healing wounds neccesary

I support this motion of healing wounds, not because it is done by Afrikaaners who are all accused of be racist and all that but simply because we need to now unite as South Africans and start healing wounds of those who fought for freedom regardless of their race. Read more...

0 comments 10 views
Submitted by
Vusumuzi Moyo
Dollarisation vs Yuanisation

Zimbabwe should forget the Chinese Yuan and the US dollar and adopt the South African Rand. Read more...

0 comments 424 views
Submitted by
Peter Sinclair Ellis
Fix this house!

First we need a leader of this house who understands he broke it! Read more...

0 comments 347 views
Submitted by
CraigJoseph
Individual thinking - a rarity th...

It's time to think on an individual basis, rather than as a collective. Read more...

0 comments 157 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.