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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:48 PM

 

This forum is extremely informative. Thanks for that.

I honestly truly appreciate the depth of information I get here. I've learned a lot about Liberal / Democratic ideology, and politics in general. I never really cared about politics until Obama came along. Now I care deeply. I check the site constantly for breaking news and interesting debate. I'd like to extend my gratitude to all who offer opinions here, and to those who created the forum in the first place.

That being said, my naivete has been interpreted several times as trolling, or "peddling," or dishonest in some way, which is simply not the case. It has always been in the interest of better informing myself.

Just want to say that.

I'll be cancelling my membership here.

To all the jerks, good luck in your lives.

To all the nice people, thank you.

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Reply This forum is extremely informative. Thanks for that. (Original post)
Neon2012 Jan 2013 OP
annabanana Jan 2013 #1
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #2
Panasonic Jan 2013 #13
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #15
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #20
patrice Jan 2013 #3
CJCRANE Jan 2013 #4
MissMarple Jan 2013 #5
bigtree Jan 2013 #6
annabanana Jan 2013 #17
Lex Jan 2013 #7
narnian60 Jan 2013 #8
bemildred Jan 2013 #9
jpak Jan 2013 #10
SidDithers Jan 2013 #11
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #12
notadmblnd Jan 2013 #14
yardwork Jan 2013 #16
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #19
yardwork Jan 2013 #21
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #22
yardwork Jan 2013 #24
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #26
yardwork Jan 2013 #27
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #32
yardwork Jan 2013 #33
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #36
CJCRANE Jan 2013 #37
underpants Jan 2013 #18
Adsos Letter Jan 2013 #23
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #25
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #28
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #29
NashvilleLefty Jan 2013 #30
yardwork Jan 2013 #34
2on2u Jan 2013 #31
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #35
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #38

Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:50 PM

1. us "long timers" have grown a thicker skin

(not sure how one "cancels" ones membership)

Your post implies that there are more jerks than nice people. I beg to differ.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:52 PM

2. You can't cancel your membership here.

Just take a break. It takes a thick skin, especially these days.

But people don't cancel memberships at DU.

They just stop logging on.

Or they insult the administrators or do something really foul and get banned.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:19 PM

13. He can do a Walt Starr.

 

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

15. OK. nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:30 PM

20. "Tomnbstone me now, Skinner"



Walt Starr (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-11-06 08:24 AM
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Tomnbstone me now, Skinner
Since yhou can't take me posting on your site, tombstone me right the fuck now.

Skinner ADMIN (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-11-06 08:24 AM
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1. OK (nt)



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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:53 PM

3. That DOES happen. I speak against it often, in the open, and on juries. nt

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:54 PM

4. There's no need to leave.

Just post when you feel like it. And if you don't feel like posting, that's okay too.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:54 PM

5. So sorry you feel that way.

Many of us do get criticism from time to time, and this may be an extra sensitive time. And we do have some hypercritical people here. But most of us a pretty regular. Please check back from time to time.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:57 PM

6. sorry, yer in for life

. . . seriously, though, just stop posting until you feel like it again. Use the ignore feature to make your experience a less confrontational one. It's much better than it used to be. You'll hardly ever know the folks you ignore even exist anymore.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:26 PM

17. lol.. You can check out any time you like

But you can NEVER leave.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:00 PM

7. The internet can be an informatve, but jerky, place. Not just here.

Everywhere.


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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:04 PM

8. I don't get it.

If you find such good info here why are you leaving? I myself am a newbie & kind of hesitant to post sometimes, but I am still going to hang in there because there is so much good to be had here.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:04 PM

9. You sound like me 10 year ago.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:06 PM

10. Don't let the door hit your ass... etc.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:07 PM

11. Bookmarking...nt

Sid

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:18 PM

12. Welcome to DU!! There are differing opinions in the Democratic Party and we love to hash

it out here.

Always feel free to join in!

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:21 PM

14. You shouldn't let anonymous people on the internet

affect you personally. On any forum there's going to be a group of people-that are angry self righteous know-it-alls that are waiting to attack no matter what you say or how you say it.

For example, a few days ago, there was a poster who chided me for making what they called a derogatory "a blanket statement" in regards to republicans, then went on to make their own derogatory blanket statement against republicans. When I pointed out this little fact, the poster continued to argue that it was ok for them because they had read a study but it wasn't ok for me because I hadn't.

The poster's argument made no sense to me

In my opinion, the poster was just another angry person looking to lash out and bully someone for whatever reason they could. I

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:24 PM

16. But you're famous! Rush Limbaugh talked about your thread on his show!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:29 PM

19. No, it was a different thread

it was also deleted by the author

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:31 PM

21. How do we know which thread Rush was referring to?

The thread by this OP was also deleted. It was posted Wednesday night. Assuming that it takes a day to write Rush's scripts, the timing looks perfect for it to be this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022120404

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Response to yardwork (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:31 PM

22. I heard him read it

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:32 PM

24. You listen to Rush's show? How can you stand it?

Do you have a transcript? Because the one somebody else referenced didn't give enough information to tell which thread Rush meant.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:36 PM

26. It's comedy to me

I listen to a lot of talk radio throughout the day. Not much to choose from on the am/fm dials nowadays.
I miss Neil Rogers the most

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:38 PM

27. I've tried and it is like fingernails on blackboard.

Anyway, another poster pointed out that your suggested OP is the one with 600+ tweets, so I now agree, that's probably the one that Rush saw. Somebody tweeted it to him or he sent somebody to DU to post it.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #32)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:22 PM

33. Really? I didn't remember that. I remember another DUer who admitted that.

I know that there were at least two. Do you have a link?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:01 PM

36. Oh, my bad. I was mistaken. I'm deleting that

Yikes!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:19 AM

37. Thanks for the transcript. Now I understand

why those OPs did the fake naive act (e.g. "what happened? why did my payroll taxes just go up?")...it's so Rush could call Democrats "low-information voters."

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:27 PM

18. DU- wise and otherwise and that is how we likes it

look you are just getting your fingertips used to the guitar strings. Stick around for a while you will learn about things the news bubble won't let you near.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:31 PM

23. Why did you delete your OP?

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:34 PM

25. You can stop now

We know you're a right wing troll. Rush must be really desperate.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:40 PM

28. Buh bye, Rushbo. Now go back to bloviating and doing oxycontin.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:43 PM

29. If you're sensitive, sometimes it's better just to lurk and not post--

Also--if you're sensitive, never post a "farewell" or "goodbye DU" thread. Ouch!

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:51 PM

30. Welcome to DU! You can still "lurk"

which I usually prefer to do. IMHO, DU used to be much more informative because it used to include more links. Basically, anytime made a statement one way or the other, someone would always reply with a simple "source?" or "link?" reply. In other words, put your money where your mouth is.

Of course, over the years many sources that were thought to be reliable have been proven to be otherwise. This has led to many being less likely to post the source of their opinions. Yes, opinions, because DU will hold your feet to the fire more than most sites.

DU has also been the target of many "trolls". Some of them using various "tricks" and becoming trusted DUer's while actually being trolls. We had a very popular DUer and activist who developed cancer and, basically, was killed thanks to the efforts of such trolls.

I am talking of Andy Stephenson, bless his soul. And the depths of the trolls' treachery and self-denial is that many of them still believe that he is alive and sipping pina coladas on a beach - despite numerous pictures and evidence of his hospital stay with his lovely present dog, Ballot.

We miss you, Andy!

Regardless, this has generated a general mistrust of "newbies" or low post count posters. Also, it seems that every election cycle we get "newbies" with low-post counts that are automatically viewed with suspicion. I really don't understand this, since most serious "trolls" know how (or have been instructed) how to increase their post count to make them appear as a "long time DUer" and someone loyal.

There is definitely a prejudice against low-post count DUers, but mostly because of the mistrust. Personally, I mistrust some of the higher-post count DUers much, much more.

But, whatever your opinion posted here, expect some push-back. Lurking can provide some excellent info. If you decide to actually post your personal opinion, expect ti to be shredded and your persoanal views and/or motives to be attacked vehemently. Sometimes by trolls, sometimes by people who have "trust" issues, sometimes by people who respectfully disagree - often all of the above.

Please continue to lurk and cull the info and opinions you can find here at DU. If you decide to post, then don;t expect an echo chamber. If you post something, expect to have a lot of contrary posts.

some of them might be enlightening. Many of them will be just stupid, which should support your personal opinion. Many of them will attack you personally, especially if you made a particularly good point that they can't refute any other way!

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:26 PM

34. You joined DU on January 11, 2012. How do you remember Andy Stephenson?

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:56 PM

31. I'm not leaving DU, no matter how many times I get banned or tombstoned if you prefer....

 

I'm not I'm not I'm not..... unless someone insults me for the 200th time. You really should stay and enjoy the pixel dust spread around here.

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:27 PM

35. I understand. I've been here a while & am probably going to do the same. nt

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Response to Neon2012 (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:27 AM

38. Didn't anyone tell you? This is the Hotel California. You can check out any time you like...

...but you can never leave.






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