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Gratitude 2/5/17

Sunday, February 05, 2017

I'm grateful that it seems to be easier to keep friends when they are people that you really know then when you communicate purely online. Today I pissed a Sparkfriend off. I have a Spark trivia team that I lead. We share answers, and results and generally have a pretty low-key way of earning points by liking each daily status and posting results. At the end of the month, I award the folks who had 100% right all month and posted their results with a gold medal goody. Last month, one of the members asked if they could get an honorable mention for only answering questions 30 out of 31 days but having 100% for the 30 days they answered questions so I gave them a silver medal goody. This person does not post results every day and generally doesn't use the blogs I set up. I sent them a spark mail and explained that posting results was part of the deal. They responded that they didn't appreciate me telling them where to post and that will leave the team.

I feel pretty bad about this. I don't like offending anybody but it is much harder to explain your point of you through email than it is face to face. Anyway, I hope I don't offend anymore sparkfriends and I'm grateful for the real friends I have.
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  • LYNCHD05
    Retireesmith I had to chuckle as I was going to say the same thing. My friend always says without rules there would be chaos. Usually this happens on the golf course when she is telling us the rules!!
    This girl foes not sound like a good team member anyway.....so don't feel bad!
    1534 days ago
  • RETIREESMITH
    Yeah, it does hurt to have that response, but sounds like the rules were posted and they weren't following the rules, so....................
    You have to have some regulations; helps you to organize and run the team. Everyone doing his own thing would be chaos.
    1534 days ago
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