Why are people on the benefits forum so up themselves?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
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  • Elzmumof3 wrote: »
    Seems it happens on 99% of the threads on here, there is always someone who has to be rude, disparaging, hostile or downright up their own a***s!

    thought forums like these were meant for help, advice and support, NOT benefit bashing, slating others, and so on!

    and your benefits question is?

    btw you are so wrong about 99% of the people on here
  • Foxn86Foxn86 Forumite
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    Jealousy plain and simple. Don't get me wrong some people do take the p**s in the UK, however lots of people do need help.

    It makes me angry when someone asks for some genuine help then get belittled and made to feel like utter scum.

    Luckily I work and live within my means, when I have snobs or so called try and look down their nose on myself, I very quickly point out they do not own their house THE BANK DO !, they do not own their car THE FINANCE COMPANY DO.

    I can not abide snobs at all and actually feel rather sorry for the pathetic stuck up posts ! and these type of people would never dare have the guts to say what they say to peoples faces !
  • Elzmumof3Elzmumof3 Forumite
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    woodbine wrote: »
    and your benefits question is?

    btw you are so wrong about 99% of the people on here

    kinda proved my point really! and if you read again i said 99% of THREADS not people!
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  • Elzmumof3 wrote: »
    kinda proved my point really! and if you read again i said 99% of THREADS not people!

    people/threads same difference:p
    and in case you didnt read the note on the door this forum is for questions about benefits nothing more nothing less
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    woodbine wrote: »
    people/threads same difference:p
    and in case you didnt read the note on the door this forum is for questions about benefits nothing more nothing less

    People/threads are Not the same. :p

    There are about 10 posters on here who make nasty comments. They just make them on 99% of the threads.
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  • :oI have a confession, Up until a few years a go, I am ashamed to say I had the same attitude as the Benefit Bashers and I feel ashamed:o
    Then my sister -in-law got Alzhimer's I have seen the hoops she had to jump through to get a pittance, her experience with ATOS was not as bad as some, she admits with out the support of her family she would not have coped, some people don't have the support, and have to come to places like this, there are some very caring and supportive people here, but a small minority make me cringe with disgust. I am so sorry for my disgusting attitude as I have seen both sides of the fence:o

    "Walk a day in their shoes"
  • Elzmumof3Elzmumof3 Forumite
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    woodbine wrote: »
    people/threads same difference:p
    and in case you didnt read the note on the door this forum is for questions about benefits nothing more nothing less

    people and threads are not the same!

    and in case you didnt notice, this has now been moved to discussion time! :T:eek:
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  • Elzmumof3Elzmumof3 Forumite
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    :oI have a confession, Up until a few years a go, I am ashamed to say I had the same attitude as the Benefit Bashers and I feel ashamed:o
    Then my sister -in-law got Alzhimer's I have seen the hoops she had to jump through to get a pittance, her experience with ATOS was not as bad as some, she admits with out the support of her family she would not have coped, some people don't have the support, and have to come to places like this, there are some very caring and supportive people here, but a small minority make me cringe with disgust. I am so sorry for my disgusting attitude as I have seen both sides of the fence:o

    "Walk a day in their shoes"


    i am the same - i am currently claiming as was made redundant in jan, have been trying to get a job ever since, must apply for everything i can. its tough, and i dont want to be in this situation, but its better than being homeless and hungry!!
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  • Keep plugging away, I feel things may be getting better soon, fingers crossed.
    I agree apply for all you can, and you hit the nail on the head, you don't want to be in this situation, sadly they the bashers believe you do, hold your head high and keep knocking on doors, good luck!!!!!!!
  • edited 11 June 2013 at 11:54PM
    The_ThrillaThe_Thrilla Forumite
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    edited 11 June 2013 at 11:54PM
    Foxn86 wrote: »
    Jealousy plain and simple. Don't get me wrong some people do take the p**s in the UK, however lots of people do need help.

    It makes me angry when someone asks for some genuine help then get belittled and made to feel like utter scum.

    Luckily I work and live within my means, when I have snobs or so called try and look down their nose on myself, I very quickly point out they do not own their house THE BANK DO !, they do not own their car THE FINANCE COMPANY DO.

    I can not abide snobs at all and actually feel rather sorry for the pathetic stuck up posts ! and these type of people would never dare have the guts to say what they say to peoples faces !

    I do own my house. My wife owns two more in the Philippines and an apartment in Australia. It is true that I don't own my car, because I currently don't have one. ;)

    Seriously. You are right. We had a case recently where an MP (Louise Mensch, who is no longer an MP) had her kids death-threatened by some idiot. The police traced him, and it turned out to be some lonely 60-something who lived in a constituency that was nowhere near the one Mrs Mensch represented. When his case came to court, he never turned up, because he said he couldn't leave the house because he had agoraphobia. So there are sad people out there who hide behind their laptops.

    In my experience there are a fairly high number of trolls on this forum. There are also a lot of people who use several handles. I was recently assailed on another thread by three handles. I could tell by their levels of intelligence and the gaps in their knowledge, that they were almost certainly the same person. I suppose it is the price one pays for free speech!

    I agree that people have a real go at those who are on benefits on this forum. There are people who are outraged at people on benefits. People fall on hard times, and have had to resort to living on benefits at some time or other. And, as I live in a poor area, I know that jobs are hard to find right at this time. And things could get worse. There seem to be far more people on this forum who are outraged by benefits than you would find in real life.

    I have stopped giving advice pn finance and law; and I have stopped asking for advice, because what happens is that one person gives advice, then another comes and gives you the opposite advice. (And you can be sure that bad advice is given deliberately.) The OP is left more confused than ever.

    It might help if you look around threads as you are reading them, find out who the idiots are, and put them on ignore before you encounter them.
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