Hi. Guess this is more related to the website (and it’s not directed at any one person) than to Irish music in particular, but I just wanted to toss this little public service announcement out there. FYI I work in the field of emotional support, so it’s basically my job to deal with people (i.e. students) who make it their goal to try to annoy people (i.e. teachers) because they crave attention. Anywho, here goes:
If something is clearly a wind-up and likely a desperate attempt for attention, just avoid the discussion altogether. If a person starts some crazy thread and is clearly just trying to get a reaction from people, and that person indeed gets a reaction, they are going to keep pushing your buttons. If you want the person to go away, stop responding to them and eventually they are going to look silly because they are complaining and nobody is listening.
Again, this has sort of been mentioned before and I know I’m not in charge here, but being that my profession deals with this stuff on a daily basis and it is not necesarily common sense, I thought I might just toss that out there to anybody in the dark about behavior modification stuff.
Hope this concept helps anybody continually upset by people just trying to make them upset. Stop responding and they will stop posting.