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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:19 AM

Why would 18 people ignore me?

Each one, of course, has his or her own reason, but I think that 18 people could indicate a trend. It was at 17 people not too long ago, it's only growing.

I'm wondering… Why?

Am I too mean to people?

Are my frequent musical vid postings somewhat tedious and objectionable?

Are my frequent rants and essays perhaps a source of contention?

Am I too rude to other posters?

Is there something that I'm missing, or should I just forget about caring about it?

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Reply Why would 18 people ignore me? (Original post)
MrScorpio Dec 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Dec 2012 #1
Melissa G Dec 2012 #2
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #13
Melissa G Dec 2012 #37
murielm99 Dec 2012 #3
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #10
Tobin S. Dec 2012 #4
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #5
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #8
lunatica Dec 2012 #22
onehandle Dec 2012 #6
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #7
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #12
Denninmi Dec 2012 #9
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #11
LiberalLoner Dec 2012 #47
pscot Dec 2012 #14
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #15
Lisa0825 Dec 2012 #16
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #18
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #17
BlueJazz Dec 2012 #19
hedgehog Dec 2012 #20
Arkansas Granny Dec 2012 #21
OmahaBlueDog Dec 2012 #23
GreenPartyVoter Dec 2012 #27
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #41
GreenPartyVoter Dec 2012 #24
MissB Dec 2012 #25
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #26
OutofMindOUTBody Dec 2012 #28
PufPuf23 Dec 2012 #29
rrneck Dec 2012 #30
DFW Dec 2012 #31
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #32
DFW Dec 2012 #62
OutofMindOUTBody Dec 2012 #33
MineralMan Dec 2012 #34
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #35
ohiosmith Dec 2012 #36
libodem Dec 2012 #40
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #38
libodem Dec 2012 #39
MoreGOPoop Dec 2012 #42
nolabear Dec 2012 #43
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #44
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #48
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #49
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #52
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #53
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #54
sendero Dec 2012 #45
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #46
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #55
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #56
LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #50
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #51
love_katz Dec 2012 #57
love_katz Dec 2012 #58
JoeyT Dec 2012 #59
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #60
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #68
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #72
Taverner Dec 2012 #61
patricia92243 Dec 2012 #63
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #64
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #65
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #69
ismnotwasm Dec 2012 #66
LynneSin Dec 2012 #67
irisblue Dec 2012 #70
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #71

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:25 AM

1. Given your # of posts, I wouldn't worry about it. Small %

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. I don"t hang out in the lounge much.

I only generally read my subscription post and the Greatest page. I read you when you make Greatest and I have never experienced you being the slightest bit objectionable in that realm.

I am curious what this thread might bring.

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:51 AM

13. It's all about the love!

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:33 PM

37. Oh, wow...

I had not looked at my transparency page. I have at least one person who does not love me. So sad. I doubt I'll lose any sleep over it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. There were some nasty fights over

GLBT rights, and the way we refer to some non-hetero people here.

I have tried to stay out of those. I am glad that DU can be a safe place for GLBT members. But when it comes to some of the issues raised here, I ask my GLBT real-life friends. I get better answers from them, and no argument. They tell me if I seem insensitive, but they know I love them and want what is best for them.

I think there were some DUers who did not like some of the things you said in regard to those arguments. I was surprised. I do not remember anything specific.

I think one person is ignoring me. There were many more than that during the primaries!

I read your posts. I do not always respond. But I think DU would be poorer without you.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:49 AM

10. The funny thing is that a lot of those people that found me objectionable are no longer with us

And also much of what was argued about, policy and whatnot, has been either resolved, or its way to eventually being resolved.

There were a lot of emotions running high back then. It seems as if we've all come a long way since.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. I'd guess that some of them are trolls

Otherwise, I don't know. I don't post very much anymore and I hold the title for being DU's "Most Innocuous Poster" but even I have one person ignoring me. Used to be two.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:39 AM

5. You support our president, and Democrats in general.

That pisses off a certain segment here.


17 and 20 for me.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:43 AM

8. Come to think of it, you might be on to something

I never thought of that.

Thanks

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:25 PM

22. Maybe that's why I have 11 people who put me on ignore

But maybe I have some because I like to swear too. I think maybe a couple of the extreme feminists might object to me not agreeing that all men are pigs might add to the reasons. It could be a combination of things. Probably is.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:41 AM

6. Probably gungeoneers and trolls.

Instability.

After ten years I was tired of being stalked, so I put about the entirety of the gungeon on ignore. Some of them ignored me back.

No more stalking.

Read between the lines.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:41 AM

7. Damn. Don't know.

I'm not one of 'em.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:50 AM

12. YAY!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:46 AM

9. Got me?

I think you're a cool guy, love your posts, and would be fun to hang with in real life.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:50 AM

11. Thanks!

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:49 PM

47. Me too!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:54 AM

14. Eighteen of 150,000 have you on ignore?

You haven't been trying.

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Response to pscot (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

15. I feel like Avis. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:56 AM

16. Where do you go to see if people have you on ignore?

I don't see it under my profile or my account.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:58 AM

18. It's under the Transparency page nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:57 AM

17. Their Loss.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:02 PM

19. I've always enjoyed your posts....They must be fools.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:07 PM

20. That makes no sense to me - your posts are always excellent.

Seven people have me on ignore, which I can't figure out.

But I think Tobin S has the win for Who could be offended by Tobin?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:14 PM

21. Who knows? I see it more as their problem, not yours.

I've never seen anything in your posts that I found to be objectionable.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:30 PM

23. Could they have all been born in Aries?

Scorpio and Aries:

One throne with two kings upon it would be quite out of order, and one house with two aggressive Mars-ruled "heads-of-the-house" would be more so. These two are only compatible from a sexual viewpoint.


http://www.angelfire.com/tn/knowme68/scorpiocomp.html

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:54 PM

27. So they don't want to listen to him, but want to get it on? LOL

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:41 PM

41. Hey!

I'm an Aries and I think he ROCKS!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:33 PM

24. I've got 3. I am guessing they just hate Greens. :) As for why people

don't like you, I just can't imagine. Perhaps they are jealous of your six degrees abilities!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:40 PM

25. Their loss.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:49 PM

26. Perhaps you should stop posting pictures of dead cats.

Oh wait, you don't do that. I don't know.

I just checked the number ignoring me, and I went from 16 to 15. Either someone's subscription expired, someone got PPRed, or someone forgave my trespasses.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:57 PM

28. I do not even know you so I'm not ignoring you yet

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:58 PM

29. Overly sensitive, reflects more on them than you IMO

I have one and used to have two ignoring me but hardly ever make OPs.

Don't use the ignore feature myself.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:24 PM

30. If somebody has a slow connection, they probably want to skip the videos. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:48 PM

31. How DO you find out if someone has you on ignore?

(Shows how much the issue has been of concern to me, I guess, but now I'm curious)

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:37 AM

62. Got it. Thanks!

So, I have one star member ignoring me. Whaddya know.

Brief thoughts of suicide faded quickly, and the world resumed turning on its axis.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:56 PM

33. advise from this guy on ignoring

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:42 PM

34. Impossible to say, really.

People do inexplicable things.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:13 PM

35. Since you replied to my post

and I'm replying to yours, I guess it's safe to assume we aren't ignoring each other.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:28 PM

36. Cause they're dumb shits!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:38 PM

40. Well, there is that, too

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:33 PM

38. They have no taste.

There are people out there that rather drink cheep beer than fine wine when it is offered.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:35 PM

39. Cuz they are effing idiots

Weirdos extraordinar. You are too cool for 'em.

I have 5. Some are blocking my mail, too. Yeah, bite me.

Bird smilie.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:44 PM

42. It wouldn't

be me, my fellow Scorpioid! (Happy Belated!) You have an impressively wide range of music you share here. Rock on, please?!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:51 PM

43. More for ME!

Seriously, I always enjoy your posts. But you know, you just can't figure some people. Why to millions watch Honey Boo Boo? Probably the same folks who are ignoring you.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:19 PM

44. How do you know?

 

How does one determine if people are ignoring them?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #44)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:53 PM

48. Go to "My Profile" in the upper rightafter your user name

Click "My Profile" then click the "transparency" tab.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #48)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:56 PM

49. Ah, ok.

 

There is nothing there for me at all.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:04 PM

52. After you click on the "transparency" tab

scroll down just a little bit and there is a link off to the right that says, "Show me my Transparency page." Click on that link and it will tell you if anyone is ignoring you.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #52)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:07 PM

53. Thanks.

 

I have 9 people ignoring me. Kind of disappointing really. I must work harder.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #53)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:09 PM

54. Check again

It's 10 now. I'm Kidding! I'm Kidding!

Glad I could help.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:43 PM

45. Man ..

... I've only got 17, I am going to have to try harder.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:48 PM

46. Haven't a clue. Do you post in Meta or HoF or the Gungeon??

That might be it.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #46)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:22 PM

55. Nope, just here and GD

And I rarely get into scrapes in GD. That's where most of my Greatest Page entries come from.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #55)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:10 PM

56. Then I have no clue. I don't have you on ignore.


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:00 PM

50. I've got 2 ignores. Probably Estonian-haters.

Just wait. We will find them and sauerkraut them.

And then..... they will get the HERRING!


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:02 PM

51. I would never put you on ignore.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:14 PM

57. Sir, I have not got you on ignore.

Can't figure out why anyone would do that with you.

I am not a new poster, nor new to DU. This is luv_mykatz.

DU kept sending me to the log-in page tonight. To make a long story short, I had to set up a new account to begin posting again. Drat!

Anyway, I have always loved your song posts, and especially you 6 degrees of Mr. Scorpio posts.

Maybe DU is glitching tonight? Maybe those people really don't have you on ignore?

Sometimes it seems like the internet gets...indigestion or something due to overload at holiday time.

Anyway, count me as another person who likes your posts. Rock on!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:16 PM

58. meant to say your 6 degrees...

not you 6 degrees. Drat.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:32 AM

59. That's kind of weird.

I've never seen you post anything objectionable or be mean. *shrug* In one recent thread in Meta some of the most inoffensive posters I've ever seen on the internet said people were ignoring them too, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:00 AM

60. Are you fishing for a compliment, Mr. Scorpio?

Don't sweat it... You're a decent fellow who appears sincere. Must mean you have a lot of readers of your posts, eh?

I had about 4 when I looked last time, but I'm not populating things much and figure I'n not in the thick of it as much.

On the other hand, who gives a shit?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #60)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:26 PM

68. Exactly. Who really cares? But just fyi, you can be decent & sincere & still be on ignore

by someone. All that's necessary is the wrong tone, the wrong position on a topic, or just about anything.

Or if yu really wanna rack up some ignores, go post in the Israel-Palestine forum.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #68)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:54 PM

72. Ooohhh... I'd be ignored there, I'm sure...

Maybe that's where I picked up the "3" ???

Yeah, you can't pleezeem all the time!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:42 AM

61. "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

 

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill



I have thirty ignoring me

So be it

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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:12 PM

64. I can see your message, so I don't have yu on ignore. I have more than 18 ignoring ME.

And I know why.

I'm not rude. Don't call posters names. But I've committed the sin a few times of taking some stances that were unpopular to some extremists. They cannot take discussions on their topics. It's a "yes, I agree" party.

Example: I got one ignore after this exchange:

I post in response to something that Obama did indeed lose the first debate. Obama himself admitted as much and made a joke about it. His numbers went down after the first debate, while Romney was at his highest after that debate. Nate Silver talked about it.

The poster I responded to: He did not! Take it back! Obama won! Romney lied!

Me in response: We all know Romney lied. That's not the point. The purpose of the debate is to get votes. If you use that gauge, it moved votes....down for Obama, up for Romney. This is no big argument here. It's generally accepted. Even by Obama! He had a bad night. He's human.

The poster: He did not lose! He won! Take it back!

My response: I not only didn't take it back, I posted Obama's jokes (youtube) at the dinner that was televised, where Obama joked about his performance at the first debate. One of the jokes, which was pretty funny, was that he felt really rested tonight, esp since he had had that nice long nap during the first debate. I also posted SNL's skit on the debate, which was hilarious.

I was immediately placed on ignore. He might as well have placed Obama on ignore, since Obama agreed with ME. Some people have no sense of humor.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #64)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:53 PM

65. So, they over tetchy

I can dig it

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #65)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:31 PM

69. They insist you agree with them. Nothing else will do. There is no other point of view.

There is nothing to discuss, in their view. Even when you point out facts...even Obama himself admits he screwed up the debate (for example)....that will not do. You MUST agree with the poster.

I have a few people on ignore. Every one was because of a personal affront....called me name, overly rude, or something like that. NEVER because of a differing viewpoint. But I don't recall now what they called me.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:08 AM

66. I have no idea

A voice of reason, and fantastic taste in music. What's not to love?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:10 AM

67. Talk to me when you hit 20

although honestly I've met you and I don't have a fricking clue why anyone would ignore you. You seem like a genuine person!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:36 PM

70. they are foolish

1-I've never seen you be mean, in fact you have been funny and helpful
2-nope, your posts are often fascinating
3-this is DU, ranting is expected
4-not rude at all.
you aren't a problem, they have "issues", bless their littleshrivledhardened hearts

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:47 PM

71. Geez, whatdja do?

I'm kidding, I have no idea why you'd have that many ignoring you. I'm surprised at how many very nice-seeming people have fairly high ignore counts, actually.

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