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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:43 PM

Do you feel like DU Participants tend to give each other the benefit of the doubt?

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by HappyMe (a host of the General Discussion forum).

What I mean by that is, other than totally new people, do you think the assumption is that most DUers are moral people doing the best they can (while obviously making some errors in judgement on occasion).

A second question would be should DU Participants give each other the benefit of the doubt.
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Reply Do you feel like DU Participants tend to give each other the benefit of the doubt? (Original post)
el_bryanto Feb 2013 OP
Gruenemann Feb 2013 #1
denverbill Feb 2013 #2
PragmaticLiberal Feb 2013 #7
quinnox Feb 2013 #3
el_bryanto Feb 2013 #4
quinnox Feb 2013 #5
MyshkinCommaPrince Feb 2013 #6
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #8
HappyMe Feb 2013 #9
wandy Feb 2013 #10
Shankapotomus Feb 2013 #11
HappyMe Feb 2013 #12

Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:58 PM

1. Just the opposite

Any post, however innocent and well-intentioned, will earn the poster a vicious attack from at least some quarter.

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Response to Gruenemann (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:04 PM

2. Sorry, but that's just bull. Nobody does that here. You must be a freeper.

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Response to Gruenemann (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:21 PM

7. Sadly, I have to agree with you.

In my time here I've noticed that unless you're in 100% lockstep with "progressive values" you're considered a traitor by many.


Well, maybe traitor isn't the right word....but you know what I mean.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:08 PM

3. I have an idea what you are referring to here

 

and unfortunately there are some duers who have such a depth of feeling and passion when it comes to certain subjects or people, that it drives them crazy to see others who don't share their feelings 100%, so they lash out irrationally. They forget that people have their own free will and opinions, and don't have to think just like they do, no matter how passionate they may feel.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:13 PM

4. No - actually that one i can live with.

I don't mind being called out by someone who has a lot of passion about an issue - passion is good. What I mind is when people are doing it totally cynically.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:15 PM

5. I see

 

Yea, doing this from a cynical point of view, that is even worse. I agree.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:20 PM

6. Some topics are dangerous.

Some topics of discussion are more likely than others to lead to fights. Among these are guns and pornography, which seem to be wedge issues for our side anyway. DU participants should certainly try to be civil to one another, but, as has been noted above, some are very passionate in their stances on certain issues and may have a great deal of frustration relating to those topics. Which is understandable, up to a point. Arguments on an internet forum are hardly uncommon and there are certainly forums where they are routinely more intense and more frequent than they are here.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:23 PM

8. I'd like a FUCK NO option...thanks!

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:26 PM

9. Lately, I would have to say rarely.

Personally I tend to give people a fair sized benefit of the doubt.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:35 PM

10. If you have an opinion, sometimes.....

you're going to be right.
Sometimes you're going to be wrong.
Sometimes you may piss someone off.
Life's like that.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:35 PM

11. Of all the fights I've witnessed on DU,

(and I've never been in one myself), I've maybe seen one time where the offendee asked the offender for clarification before they removed the gloves. I think a great many fights on DU could be avoided if the person would simply ask for a clarification, explain why something would be offensive and give the person a chance to retract and/or reform their thought.

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Response to el_bryanto (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:07 PM

12. Locking

Even though no polls are available in Meta, this can be continued there.
Thank you.

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