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Somebody Tell the Dark Den to Stop!! (Unless I'm Wrong)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Liquifin, Dec 10, 2018.

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  1. SteveIDDQD

    SteveIDDQD Arachnosquire

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    Well it seems this was solved pretty easily in the end. See what happens when humans communicate and be nice to each other? :)
     
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  2. FrDoc

    FrDoc Gen. 1:24-25 Arachnosupporter

    Now, will someone please drive a wooden stake through the heart of this thread!
     
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  3. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Good ending. But I'm not quite over this one yet. :rolleyes:
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  4. Eva

    Eva Arachnopeon

    You know, there is such thing as responsibility if you're a public figure. Putting your hands up and saying that you don't know anything is not it. And was the last sentence a threat? :jawdrop:
     
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  5. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnodemon Active Member

    Its not hard to keep up putting up videos when its almost his full-time gig....a million views on videos and a Patreon can be very lucrative when you live in an area with a dirt cheap cost of living.
     
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  6. petkokc

    petkokc Arachnosquire

    Just because people like my videos I'm not allowed to make mistakes and be human like the rest of you? Are you serious?

    @Venom1080 Maybe you aren't as knowledgeable keeper as you think you are if you are shocked about someone using tweezers to hold tarantula by it's carapace. It's something that plenty of breeders are doing when managing their tarantulas.
     
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  7. Who said that here everyone is a human? :borg: <--- Cyborg
     
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  8. Pretty much is what some people are saying. "You have a responsibility." That means you can't make ANY mistakes. I shared my story with horses. I was constantly questioned and no explanation I gave to what was going on was enough.

    This seems to become a common thing when people become popular. There are others who will watch for any mistake to vilify and act like they're the most horrible person and they need to get rid of whatever creature it is.

    This is the dark side of Internet popularity.
     
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  9. petkokc

    petkokc Arachnosquire

    @Irisiridescent It seems to me that regardless of what you do, there are always certain individuals that have the need to show their superiority. No matter if it's about tarantulas, DSLRs, cars or skateboarding tricks. They are always there.
     
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  10. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    While people love to love someone, I think they love to hate people even more. That is the perversity of human nature and it's summed up in the German word Schadenfreude, deriving pleasure from another's misfortune. We should have a word for that in English. It's ubiquitous in all cultures and people. With the Internet it gets blown WAY out of proportion, unfortunately.
     
  11. Hate to say this, Etienne (which btw is Stefano, in Italian :writer:) but -- only @Kendricks will understand this, I know- - the word needs to be written:

    SCHADENFREUDE!!!1!:rage:

    For that Germans screams. Always. Aside @boina :kiss: :)

     
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  12. Eva

    Eva Arachnopeon

    I do not know why you think that people need you to be perfect. What I meant was that if you do happen to make a mistake, you should admit it instead of bickering and then being all defensive.
     
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  13. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    I don't think anyone's saying that and I do think you're digging into it too deep. Everyone makes mistakes. Every single keeper on here has, and YouTubers have too. Nothing wrong with mistakes whatsoever. How you learn from those mistakes is what's important. Similar to how when I post about something and someone corrects me, I will edit my post and change how I reply from then on. With YouTubers, it's important to admit those mistakes as many people watch and learn from those videos.

    @petkokc Many of the people were hyped up on the fact that you were wanting to breed two different locales to muddy the Nicaraguan lineage of B. albopilosum. And when a user had notified you, you had said that you were going to continue on breeding them, which worked people up more. Not going to lie, it did bother me a bit. But I'm glad you had changed your plan on breeding them! Even though I don't particularly agree with some of the setups for your tarantulas, I'm not going to attack you for it. This is a hobby where we all must be working together.
     
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  14. petkokc

    petkokc Arachnosquire

    Uhmmm, once again, are you serious?
    I literally said that I changed my mind after hearing everyone's opinion, isn't this that you are doing now bickering?
     
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  15. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoangel Active Member

    Everyone, calm down..... No one needs to get hostile. I thought this thread was already over?? Seriously though, everyone calm down.
     
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  16. petkokc

    petkokc Arachnosquire

    @antinous Majority of my subscribers aren't keepers and they were generally hyped about the pairing.
    I still stand behind the fact that it wouldn't directly muddy the Nicaraguan lineage because I would never label them as such, but it would definitely send the wrong message.
    And also slings could end up looking more like Nicaragua then Hobby form and someone later could mistaken them for actual Nicaragua form. Therefore definitely a mistake.
    Once I find Nicaragua female I will clear the situation in a video.
     
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  17. SteveIDDQD

    SteveIDDQD Arachnosquire

    I think sometimes people just have to agree to disagree and move on...
     
  18. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    @petkokc - just a short note about mold, because that was in the video, too.

    If you want to prevent mold from spreading you should NOT blow on it. Mold spores are very light weight and will stay in the air for days. Every air movement, like from walking around, will whirl them further, until they will find their way through the ventilation holes into the next enclosure. If there are mold spores on the tarantula (unlikely, to say the least) just let them be, they have no chance of taking hold.

    Mold is generally harmelss but can be annoying, I admit, but blowing on it is about the best way I can think of to spread it everywhere.
     
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  19. Eva

    Eva Arachnopeon

    You insinuated that we had better be nice to you or else you might stop recommending Arachnoboards to your viewers. I am not a very active member, but I am rather fond of the site and it ticked me off, resulting in a need to stand up for it - so much for bickering.
    I don't want to continue in a conversation that is unproductive, so I am not going to push it any furter. However, I disagree with the way you handled the situation.
     
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  20. Spiderlife

    Spiderlife Arachnopeon

    I'm glad you're gonna find a Nicaragua female.

    Because I have one of each type and I'd LOVE to see a pure pairing! I'd be able to compare the two types, and eagerly anticipate any slings and how they'd look growing up.

    Essentially that's what we all want isn't it? To enjoy healthy and happy spiders.

    So enough of this, it's done and dusted. Let's move on
     
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