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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:01 PM

I just want to say 'Thank you' to DUer dballance

I'm human and like all humans I make typos and obvious grammar/spelling errors.

dballance noticed one in my recent thread and instead of being some annoying jerk that has to point it out in the thread in some snarky way, this DUer politely sent me a private IM telling me about it.

It was weird because at first glance I was offended, I suppose many of us get that way when someone points out 'you made a mistake'.

But then I realized that dballance was just showing class by privately telling me about it so I could fix the mistake.

I wish more DUers would think like that when pointing out other people's mistakes! We all make mistakes - let's show some class when we find them!

Thank you dballance!!!

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Reply I just want to say 'Thank you' to DUer dballance (Original post)
LynneSin Dec 2012 OP
GentryDixon Dec 2012 #1
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #26
GentryDixon Dec 2012 #43
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #44
GentryDixon Dec 2012 #45
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #2
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #3
LynneSin Dec 2012 #5
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #17
notadmblnd Dec 2012 #28
2on2u Dec 2012 #30
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #36
flying rabbit Dec 2012 #37
narnian60 Dec 2012 #4
LynneSin Dec 2012 #6
narnian60 Dec 2012 #7
mac56 Dec 2012 #9
narnian60 Dec 2012 #11
Skittles Dec 2012 #21
narnian60 Dec 2012 #22
LynneSin Dec 2012 #23
Skittles Dec 2012 #24
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #16
11 Bravo Dec 2012 #18
libodem Dec 2012 #8
ashling Dec 2012 #10
libodem Dec 2012 #39
Xyzse Dec 2012 #12
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #13
JNelson6563 Dec 2012 #14
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #15
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2012 #20
Rowdyboy Dec 2012 #25
Little Star Dec 2012 #27
fadedrose Dec 2012 #32
Little Star Dec 2012 #41
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #40
JohnnyLib2 Dec 2012 #29
fadedrose Dec 2012 #31
Bake Dec 2012 #33
fadedrose Dec 2012 #42
redwitch Dec 2012 #34
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #35
DCKit Dec 2012 #38

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:06 PM

1. I agree.

I once got chastised by someone because my husband reheats his coffee in the microwave.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:37 PM

26. Why would reheating your coffee in a microwave

bother someone? Sorry I am so nosy but this has me curious

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:40 AM

43. This happened when I first starting posting to DU.

Last edited Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:37 AM - Edit history (1)

I mentioned I had a cat (Marty Cat) who on one of his cat sprints through the house jumped up on the fireplace mantel and knocked off the urn containing my dogs ashes (Misha). I was on my way out the door to meet my carpool, so I just stuck the urn in the microwave until I could crazy glue the lid back on that night. I stuck Misha in the microwave because my husband hated my Marty Cat, and I did not want him to see what Marty had done. When the urn fell, it chipped a piece out of the granite hearth as well as knocking the lid off the urn. When my husband got up he opened the microwave to reheat his coffee and Marty & I were both busted.

So someone came on and told me that you never reheat coffee in the microwave, and the only true coffee was French Press. I felt like I had been scolded by one of my grade school teachers. Oh well, welcome to DU....

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #43)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:24 AM

44. My cats are always knocking things down so

I once put a small arrangement of flowers in the microwave to keep them from chewing on the leaves and knocking them onto the floor.
I always reheat coffee in the microwave and tend to drink the brand that was on sale (don't have much of a discerning palett here..lol). What a petty and snobbish attitude to welcome someone to DU with. Hope your stay has been better and continues to be

PS. Thanks for the reply

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #44)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:18 PM

45. Yes, thank you.

I don't post much, but I do scan all day long. I am retired now, so I find myself pulling up the website in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. I have found I am not the only insomniac.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:07 PM

2. Good for dballance!

A little caring goes a long way.....

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:14 PM

3. Grammar Nazi's are a necessary evil

they are the reason after all that DU is not the cesspit of mispelings tht is teh ress of intrnt.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:17 PM

5. That's true

But it's one thing when someone posts in your thread - 'Yo dumbass can you spell' and another when someone sends you a polite message to you privately pointing out your mistakes.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:45 PM

17. Maybe to a point.

Still though, I'm glad dballance did the right thing this time around.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:40 PM

28. I only patrol the Nazis

I enjoy pointing out their mistakes while they are pointing out the mistakes of others. Or trolls, I like messing with the trolls too.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:44 PM

30. I'll be most grammar nazis cannot read this, at least not right away....

 

Wow! I've seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time I've seen it with numbers. From an email I received.

Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind.

And better than that: Alzheimer’s is a long, long, ways down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you.

7H15 M3554G3
53RV35 7O PR0V3
H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N
D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!
1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG
17 WA5 H4RD BU7
N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3
Y0UR M1ND 1S
R34D1NG 17
4U70M471C4LLY
W17H 0U7 3V3N
7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,
B3 PROUD! 0NLY
C3R741N P30PL3 C4N
R3AD 7H15.
PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F
U C4N R34D 7H15.

To my 'selected' strange-minded friends:

If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends and the person that sent it to you with 'yes' in the subject line. Only great minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting!

If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid, too.

Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed this forwrad it

FORWARD ONLY IF YOU CAN READ IT

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:15 PM

36. 1F U C4N R34D 7H15 you are a fuggen genius.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:25 PM

37. Interestingly enough, our primate bretheren have a similar quality:

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:15 PM

4. I also would like to thank some DUers.

On election night I sent my very first OP and got a very snarky response from someone which made me feel like a real idiot. The following DUers came to my rescue with kind responses to my OP: randome, Posteritatis, obxhead, Jim, sufommich, & slampoet (& a special thanks to ragass who welcomed me with a warning that it can be tough sometimes here).

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:18 PM

6. To be fair we got slammed with a slew of new DUers and many of them trolls

but as a whole we always try to welcome new DUers. Glad you stuck around after the elections and welcome to DU

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

7. Understood.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:44 PM

9. I agree. Welcome

and thanks for being understanding.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:56 PM

11. Thanks, mac.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:14 PM

21. YOU WANT I SHOULD KICK SOME SNARKY ASS, narnian60

I'D DO THAT FOR YOU MY SWEET

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:30 PM

22. Yes, please, Skittles.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:06 PM

23. Geez Skittles, can you let them get about 500 posts before you start kicking their asses!!!



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Response to LynneSin (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:29 PM

24. I WILL KICK LYNNESIN POST-NUMBER PICKING ASS

YES INDEED

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:43 PM

16. There's lots of nice people on this site.

Also, a warm welcome to the DU community........

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:58 PM

18. I'm glad you stuck it out. And WELCOME!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:42 PM

8. I have hellova time with this phone

I make mistakes all the time. When I hit 'L' it backspaces my last letter off.

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Response to libodem (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:50 PM

10. My propensity to cut people off while trying to increase the volume

is legend.

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Response to ashling (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:05 AM

39. I know

The wonders of modern science.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:08 PM

12. I have to agree with this

A lot of things can be avoided if someone would privately message someone with an objectionable post.
Particularly if it is only one or two words in it.

In that way, they can correct it without having to deal with the Jury system.

I think it is a bit neater and might avoid conflict.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:11 PM

13. ...






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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:19 PM

14. Thanks for posting this.

Nice to read about DUers being considerate & thoughtful toward each other.



Julie

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:09 PM

19. +100 nt

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:58 PM

20. I like being proven wrong. That means I become wiser or get rid of a mistaken belief. +1. nt

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:33 PM

25. I've done the same, and had the same done for me.... I too appreciated the DUer who helped me

and was thanked by the one I helped.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:38 PM

27. That was nice & classy. Good on dballance!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #27)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:50 PM

32. Hi LS, fancy seeing you here - LynneSin has class too I noticed.....nt

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #32)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:24 AM

41. Hi there Rose. Yes she does.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:11 AM

40. Yes, I'll second that!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:42 PM

29. Refreshing!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:47 PM

31. That's why there's an edit button...

When cool people like dballance want to save you from embarrassment without giving away your unawares that a mistake was made, that is real class...

and it's also classy that you made that OP . . .

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:52 PM

33. I made a mistake one time ...

I thought I was wrong about something. Turns out I wasn't.





Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:31 AM

42. I see that as you were because you thought you were and you weren't...nt

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:53 PM

34. Are you sure that isn't dbalance?

Not to be a jerk or nuthin'.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:09 PM

35. As one of the world's worst spellers and typist....I second that!!!!!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

38. DU unto others.... nt

 

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