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Old 07-21-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Important Reminder: WI Members with special needs.

Hey everyone.

I've been noticing that people are getting mad at other members about stuff, and the member that is getting yelled still does not understand. Well, I wanted to make a thread to remind people that some WI members that the wonderful thing about Webkinz Insider is that it is such a diversified site with a wide variety of people. We have young kids, grandmothers, people for whom English is not a first language. We also have people with disabilities.

For this reason, you need to need take your time, be patient, try to fit in their shoes so you know what they don't understand, especially if you know they have special needs.

Special needs could be a lot of things: They can have trouble with comprehension, difficulty remembering, not realizing what is going on, etc... They can't help it, they can't change it, but you can help them so they understand.

If you look up special need on google, your library, ask people (Like your parents), I'm sure you'll find out more about it.

Thank you.

(Big thank you to Dixiecup and Electrabuzz for helping me with it.)

EDIT: Just another reminder: Don't ask the person if they have special needs - It might offend them.

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Great point! I know I sometimes get a little frustrated when people take a long time to reply. I'll try to be more patient. Thanks for the reminder! 5 stars and a Rep!
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Thank you Pounder, For your consideration. Yes, we DO have differently abled people on here as well as foreigners. Thank you for taking them into consideration Kindness is one of those gifts that you can ALWAYS re-gift and feel good about
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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Great thread, Pounder! I'm sure most of the time none of us can guess what the other is going through or dealing with. People communicate differently based on their abilities and strengths. I will try to remember that...

Nice reminder!
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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Good reminder pounder, thank you for making ths clear to all our members. It is highly appriciated. Once again, thanks.

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:55 PM   #6
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i totally agree. my friend Aiorna is deaf and she speaks/types in a different way. i still like her because of who she is and how she is nice.

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Old 07-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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View Post Originally Posted by cookiecrumbles
Great point! I know I sometimes get a little frustrated when people take a long time to reply. I'll try to be more patient. Thanks for the reminder! 5 stars and a Rep!
I know what you mean. Not only could that be the reason they take a while, but they could also be busy.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:51 PM   #8
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View Post Originally Posted by Dixiecup
Thank you Pounder, For your consideration. Yes, we DO have differently abled people on here as well as foreigners. Thank you for taking them into consideration Kindness is one of those gifts that you can ALWAYS re-gift and feel good about
It sure is. It's very nice.

Thanks Dixie.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:52 PM   #9
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View Post Originally Posted by Horses4Me
Great thread, Pounder! I'm sure most of the time none of us can guess what the other is going through or dealing with. People communicate differently based on their abilities and strengths. I will try to remember that...

Nice reminder!
They sure do.. They can do it in many different ways.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:52 PM   #10
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View Post Originally Posted by tiggy2
Good reminder pounder, thank you for making ths clear to all our members. It is highly appriciated. Once again, thanks.

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No probem, I hope people relize this.
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