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Old 09-22-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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Compared with some other retirement forums, this one does seem to have more of a cross, discontented vibe. That is just my observation, and may not be other people's.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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Compared with some other retirement forums, this one does seem to have more of a cross, discontented vibe. That is just my observation, and may not be other people's.
Are the other retirement forums stand alone or I they like this one part of a much broader platform of different forums. If different the fact that posters can jump topics maintaining the same identity here could be a factor.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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My surprise comes from the Retirement board being more of a problem than Politics and other Controversies board to moderators. I would have never guessed that.
No kidding. I think some of those folks walk around with brass knuckles and switchblade knives.

I joined CD to get info on retirement and finances. It was (and still is) a source of good info -- not so much on those topics now that I AM retired as home and garden issues, cooking and other topics. I do recall some snarky comments from people in the 'retirement' forum but figured it was just some disgruntled people with a chip on their shoulder about some thing or other.

I think some people just let their 'bad inner being' out to play on social media so I tend to ignore most of it.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I always said that the only thing many of us have in common is our age. But with so many younger people arriving on this forum, that's not true either anymore.

I also used to (probably still would but it's never going to happen) want the forum divided into retirement planning and retirement life. Then the younger ones who want advice or even retirees who want to know, can talk about financial planning and the already retired can talk about what it's like to be retired and relevant issues.

The subject is pretty complicated. I thought the suggestions about "senior forum" or "aging forum" were good ones. Aging would be very inclusive. Oh well. We've asked before, someone has asked again, and it's not going to change so we'd just better try to get along.

(I will say that I do resent some younger person coming along and telling people they are backwards because they still have a landline--and that sort of issue. Wait until those younger people are in their 70s and 80s and can't see well enough to use some tiny phone or have a hearing problem and need some special kind of phone to be able to hear. Or wait until they have arthritis in their hands and can't text anymore. Or when they are homebound and have no practical need for a cellphone. All they want is a comfortable phone to use. Live and let live--older people may have very sensible reasons for what they do. (not always, lol, but it's entirely possible.)
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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My surprise comes from the Retirement board being more of a problem than Politics and other Controversies board to moderators. I would have never guessed that.
Neither would I! Politics and other Controversies, Great Debates, Current Events, and perhaps some of the various religion forums would be where I'd have suspected the most trouble.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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I haven't given too much thought to the age of posters but I woukd not be happy with a specific age limit, that smacks of ageism. Younger posters may want to understand what their parents are dealing with, are very early retirees or want to see what it takes to retire or how to handle aging.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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(I will say that I do resent some younger person coming along and telling people they are backwards because they still have a landline--and that sort of issue. Wait until those younger people are in their 70s and 80s and can't see well enough to use some tiny phone or have a hearing problem and need some special kind of phone to be able to hear. Or wait until they have arthritis in their hands and can't text anymore. Or when they are homebound and have no practical need for a cellphone. All they want is a comfortable phone to use. Live and let live--older people may have very sensible reasons for what they do. (not always, lol, but it's entirely possible.)

Oh they can go suck a prune , they are just being trolls and they come in all ages. Why deny the richness of age diversity because of a few arrogant bully trolls.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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ER thanks for the thread. I think it is quite a good topic and one we should all discuss. This forum was not what brought me to C-D but it is what has kept me here. I am quite happy with the variety of topics described and posted here. Not that some of them are off topic but there don't seem to be a place for many that are posted here.


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I always said that the only thing many of us have in common is our age. But with so many younger people arriving on this forum, that's not true either anymore.

I also used to (probably still would but it's never going to happen) want the forum divided into retirement planning and retirement life. Then the younger ones who want advice or even retirees who want to know, can talk about financial planning and the already retired can talk about what it's like to be retired and relevant issues.

The subject is pretty complicated. I thought the suggestions about "senior forum" or "aging forum" were good ones. Aging would be very inclusive. Oh well. We've asked before, someone has asked again, and it's not going to change so we'd just better try to get along.

(I will say that I do resent some younger person coming along and telling people they are backwards because they still have a landline--and that sort of issue. Wait until those younger people are in their 70s and 80s and can't see well enough to use some tiny phone or have a hearing problem and need some special kind of phone to be able to hear. Or wait until they have arthritis in their hands and can't text anymore. Or when they are homebound and have no practical need for a cellphone. All they want is a comfortable phone to use. Live and let live--older people may have very sensible reasons for what they do. (not always, lol, but it's entirely possible.)
I second those or have Retirement Life and Retirement Planning as sub-threads like Healthcare is here. Though I have never been to that forum to see what is happening so I don't know if I would do the same.

I wish that the list of recently viewed forums was longer (double would be great). 5 just isn't enough if I wanted to really follow some forums.

I think I have complained and reported actual violations and inappropriate posts. I will let the moderators determine the thread appropriateness.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:32 PM
 
Location: NY / Fl.
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No kidding. I think some of those folks walk around with brass knuckles and switchblade knives.

I joined CD to get info on retirement and finances. It was (and still is) a source of good info -- not so much on those topics now that I AM retired as home and garden issues, cooking and other topics. I do recall some snarky comments from people in the 'retirement' forum but figured it was just some disgruntled people with a chip on their shoulder about some thing or other.

I think some people just let their 'bad inner being' out to play on social media so I tend to ignore most of it.
Yes I agree, I'm not here to fight, just logical, good information on being retired. I checked out 2 yrs ago after about 30 years working for NY State. I retired at 60, live in the 5 boroughs of NYC and couldn't be happier. Did I reduce my cost of living? Yes..Did I have 2nd thoughts ? Yes...Am I able to keep working at something I enjoy? ...Yes. Do I plan to keep working? ...No. Am I rich to the point that I can live off a 401K or Pension without worry ?...No... I'm just here to say that retirees will face decisions that are tough. Forget the Investors telling you about worry free Retirement. That may be true for some, most of us live from either pension or SS check month to month. My advice is to reduce your cost of living, if able downsize from your house, condo, co-op if it saves you money. Focus on keeping your health insurance, then prioritze what you need, then what you like. Good luck, it's doable at any income,.....
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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I agree with Escort Rider and DubbleT that changing the name of the Retirement forum to ‘Retirement and Aging’ would be a great and beneficial change.

In ‘About the Forum’ in the 'Modify forum name to “Retirement and Aging”’ thread—>

Posted by Escort Rider on 9-18-2017 —>

It is generally known that the Retirement Forum in reality functions as an "all things senior" forum.

If the name is to be changed at all, and a name change would be MUCH better than a further confusing split of the forum, then I think the suggestion in the title of this thread ("Retirement and aging") is the best.
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