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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:19 PM

I hesitate to post unpleasant news here, in our normally cheerful group...

But I'm not sure how many of you venture into Meta. I do go there from time to time, and today I saw that rDigital has been banned for being a member of ConservativeCave. It is a site whose sole purpose is to tear down DU.

I am extremely saddened by this news. I had no idea he was a troll. I greatly enjoyed his pictures, and hearing about his new daughter.

Anyway, I thought you all should know. I apologize for being such a downer with my post.


On edit: Here's the link to the post in Meta:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1240189350

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Reply I hesitate to post unpleasant news here, in our normally cheerful group... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 OP
elleng Dec 2012 #1
Celebration Dec 2012 #2
rdking647 Dec 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #4
Mz Pip Dec 2012 #5
Mira Dec 2012 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #7
freshwest Dec 2012 #8
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #10
CC Dec 2012 #11
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #12
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #14
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #15
Callalily Dec 2012 #13
Whovian Dec 2012 #16

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:33 PM

1. Sorry that you're unhappy, CalPeg.

I NEVER go to Meta; life is too short.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:32 PM

2. oh, my

Well he seemed to get along well here, and did a good job hosting a contest.

Thank goodness this didn't happen right before he did that!

Thanks for the info!

Have to say I will *kind of* miss him.

"Now he's just somebody that I used to know."

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:43 PM

3. i never heard of conservative cage or meta

sad to hear about rdigital though

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:57 PM

4. By saying meta, I meant Meta-discussion, a group here.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:24 PM

5. Weird

He certainly didn't post anything controversial here. I gave him the info for running the contest and he seemed enthusiastic about being part of the group.

Still I find it bizarre that anyone would go through do much trouble to become part of a group of people you secretly despise. Life is too short to waste all that time.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:28 PM

6. I found his enthusiasm charming - and felt we had gained a valuable member.

Damn

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Response to Mira (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:50 PM

7. I felt exactly the same, my dear Mira...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:05 PM

8. I was disappointed, too. I considered him to be a good guy who lost his temper.

The CC is a nasty bunch.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:38 PM

9. He was always polite and friendly here.

I don't get it either. (become part of a group you despise) Waste of energy.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:02 AM

10. He was always nice...

Not only a waste of energy, but extreme hypocrisy, IMHO.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:48 AM

11. Sad to see a fellow photog go

though not the first time unfortunately. I am happy he did not bring or cause trouble here. As for the other site, I am so glad I am out of the loop on it and those that like to stir up shit just for kicks. Maybe that new daughter will have him looking at the world with new eyes eventually. Thank you for letting us know. Now back into the deep dark depths of Adobe for me.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:17 AM

12. I saw that, Peggy.

I had nothing but positive interactions with him. That's just how apolitical the photo group is.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:53 PM

14. That's just how apolitical the photo group is...

You got that right, Blue.

The best group on DU.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:40 PM

15. Certainly not the first of our compatriots

to be turned away for reasons unbeknownst to us here in our little haven. It's a pity the whole world can't be Photo Group.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:43 AM

13. Oh how sad! I really enjoyed

his work and learned a lot from viewing his photos.

Thanks for the heads-up!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:51 PM

16. rDigital and I got into a few head butting contests in GD and kept it civil

 

but his views did make we wonder at times.

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