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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 06:03 PM
Response to Reply #53
66. I hope we can figure out how to contact TechBear, sundog, and the others.
And I also hope that amnesty will be considered for the people who were banned due to the fallout bitterness and hurt of those days. The effects of what happened stretched far beyond the beginning two days.

That being said, I'm thrilled to have Vanje back so quickly, at least. Her post brought me to tears, literally.

:loveya: Vanje. And you too racaulk. :)
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  -Mending fences. Skinner  Mar-08-11 09:25 AM   #0 
  - thank you for trying to reach out to us.  xchrom   Mar-08-11 09:42 AM   #1 
  - Thanks!  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-08-11 09:50 AM   #2 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-08-11 10:19 AM   #3 
  - K&R - thanks, Skinner. Speaking as someone who is older than most members here,  closeupready   Mar-08-11 10:47 AM   #4 
  - I'm not gay so I wasn't thrown under the bus right away,  tavalon   Mar-08-11 11:07 AM   #5 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-08-11 02:01 PM   #25 
  - +1  femrap   Mar-09-11 12:12 PM   #213 
     - Gay rights & Women's rights  Cherchez la Femme   Mar-10-11 08:54 AM   #359 
        - Amen and Awomen!!!  femrap   Mar-10-11 11:24 AM   #383 
           - Awoman & Amen! :P n/t  Cherchez la Femme   Mar-10-11 05:49 PM   #460 
              - ..  femrap   Mar-10-11 06:41 PM   #482 
  - Thank you for saying all this  Pab Sungenis   Mar-08-11 11:18 AM   #6 
  - I think that's fair.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 09:21 AM   #360 
  - Speaking of which....  Pab Sungenis   Mar-08-11 11:26 AM   #7 
  - May I make a suggestion?  TZ   Mar-08-11 11:27 AM   #8 
  - I think that's premature.  Pab Sungenis   Mar-08-11 11:28 AM   #9 
  - Maybe at the moment  TZ   Mar-08-11 01:05 PM   #13 
  - I agree with you.  Pab Sungenis   Mar-08-11 01:08 PM   #14 
  - Ordinarily, I would agree that this thread should be X-posted to GD.  Lyric   Mar-08-11 02:24 PM   #29 
  - there you go. I just don't know where these homophobic attacks are.  Whisp   Mar-09-11 02:03 PM   #236 
  - Some people are unable to see any. I don't understand that myself.  swimboy   Mar-09-11 02:06 PM   #239 
  - yes, I see McClurkan there...  Whisp   Mar-09-11 02:16 PM   #244 
     - It's not McClurkan's views that were the true issue.  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 02:24 PM   #247 
     - talking to repukes is part of his job  Kali   Mar-09-11 02:24 PM   #248 
     - McClurkin was Obama's hand picked surrogate at events.  Bluenorthwest   Mar-09-11 06:05 PM   #297 
     - it's not "guilt by association" to be critical of selecting a bigot to headline a campaign event  fishwax   Mar-09-11 06:22 PM   #302 
     - McClurkin is about Obama's age, Michelle says he's her favorite  Bluenorthwest   Mar-09-11 07:17 PM   #311 
  - See my post downthread.  Danger Mouse   Mar-09-11 05:09 PM   #289 
  - Some of us gay folk ARE "women and blacks and minorities and poor people."  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:19 PM   #312 
     - We are within every single demographic  Cherchez la Femme   Mar-10-11 11:26 AM   #384 
     - Yes.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 01:17 PM   #412 
        - I wish we could say  Cherchez la Femme   Mar-10-11 05:48 PM   #459 
     - Not any more  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 05:46 PM   #458 
        - There is at least one African American gay man posting in this thread.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 05:55 PM   #461 
        - LOL  Bluebear   Mar-10-11 06:39 PM   #480 
  - Respectfully,  Skinner   Mar-10-11 09:38 AM   #363 
     - self delete.  William769   Mar-10-11 10:23 AM   #368 
  - I think at some point that has to happen.  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 05:25 PM   #291 
  - I hear you but it's important to allow the "caucus" a chance first.  swimboy   Mar-09-11 09:38 PM   #337 
  - I'm not sure we're at that point yet.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 09:23 AM   #361 
  - you should ts people when they behave like assholes repeatedly  La Lioness Priyanka   Mar-08-11 11:36 AM   #10 
  - Yes, we should tombstone people when they behave like assholes repeatedly.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 09:54 AM   #366 
  - Part of it is the death of a thousand insults and hypocrisies.  Prism   Mar-08-11 11:47 AM   #11 
  - Thank you, Prism.  pecwae   Mar-08-11 12:46 PM   #12 
  - I would offer that amnesty might be a good course of action  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-08-11 01:21 PM   #15 
  - Prism is MY spokesperson  Pab Sungenis   Mar-08-11 01:24 PM   #16 
  - You're simply making my point for me.  Prism   Mar-08-11 01:43 PM   #20 
  - Please feel free to expound on your ideas and feelings  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-08-11 01:57 PM   #24 
     - The thing about the use of "us" and "we"  Prism   Mar-08-11 02:25 PM   #30 
        - Cheers to you!  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-08-11 02:44 PM   #32 
  - Delete  Lyric   Mar-08-11 02:09 PM   #28 
  - I see the same issues, Prism. Thank you. n/t  TriMera   Mar-08-11 01:25 PM   #17 
  - Yes, indeed  Uta   Mar-08-11 01:30 PM   #18 
  - I'd like to participate here, if that's okay.  Lyric   Mar-08-11 01:34 PM   #19 
  - Yes, this. +1  Prism   Mar-08-11 01:47 PM   #21 
  - Very well stated, Lyric nt  Uta   Mar-08-11 02:02 PM   #26 
  - This is a wonderful post.  Meldread   Mar-08-11 02:43 PM   #31 
  - I was a mod at the time many LGBT members were banned.  TygrBright   Mar-08-11 04:17 PM   #38 
     - Awesome, awesome post  Prism   Mar-08-11 04:30 PM   #40 
     - I think this is the first time I've seen an "authority" here so candidly address this topic.  Lyric   Mar-08-11 04:32 PM   #41 
     - Thank you nt  Uta   Mar-08-11 04:37 PM   #42 
     - I am very touched by this. Thank you for posting it. n/t  QC   Mar-08-11 04:56 PM   #43 
     - I want to thank you, TygrBright.  Meldread   Mar-08-11 07:39 PM   #93 
     - I remember some of the desisions you were personally  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 09:52 AM   #183 
     - This is a very insightful post.  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 02:46 PM   #252 
     - I am glad you posted this.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 11:40 AM   #389 
  - +1000  Starry Messenger   Mar-08-11 03:34 PM   #34 
  - These are good points, Lyric. I talk about the supposed "moderator-attacking" downthread.  yardwork   Mar-08-11 08:46 PM   #101 
  - As I mentioned, I didn't get here until after the first four had been banned.  Lyric   Mar-09-11 12:07 AM   #154 
  - This is absolutely true.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 11:30 AM   #386 
  - Oh, man. Thank you.  swimboy   Mar-10-11 11:51 AM   #390 
  - That's a very clear and strong statement, and I appreciate it. It means a lot.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 01:37 PM   #417 
  - Thank you for this.  Lyric   Mar-10-11 05:12 PM   #452 
  - I had no idea this happened  Cronus Protagonist   Apr-12-11 05:06 AM   #572 
  - Prism, that is an excellent post.  MuseRider   Mar-08-11 01:47 PM   #22 
  - Dead on Prism  ruggerson   Mar-08-11 08:47 PM   #102 
  - I really hope that you also remember  Betty Karlson   Mar-09-11 11:11 AM   #199 
  - A very good point and one that can't be said often enough.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 03:18 PM   #262 
  - Thank you for this, Prism, and for your persistence and diplomacy.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 12:06 PM   #211 
  - Somehow, when those "deaths by a thousand cuts" start  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 05:34 PM   #293 
  - There are so many things we could talk about from this post.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 11:08 AM   #378 
  - People conflate things too.  swimboy   Mar-10-11 12:03 PM   #393 
  - All that is true, but it isn't a level playing field. One group does not have equal rights.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 01:56 PM   #419 
  - Got drama?  Cronus Protagonist   Apr-12-11 05:00 AM   #571 
  - Thank you for this.  Uta   Mar-08-11 01:50 PM   #23 
  - ~ stirrings of a broken heart ~  Divine Discontent   Mar-08-11 02:09 PM   #27 
  - A good summary and I thank you for attempting to make sense out of all this.....  Rowdyboy   Mar-08-11 03:27 PM   #33 
  - thank you for the attempt, it is appreciated  mitchtv   Mar-08-11 03:49 PM   #35 
  - ...  Lyric   Mar-08-11 04:09 PM   #37 
  - Mending fences can't really happen without action regarding all the people TS'd  CreekDog   Mar-08-11 03:54 PM   #36 
  - So this thread is a drive by?  Bluenorthwest   Mar-08-11 04:23 PM   #39 
  - it's way too soon to conclude that  OnTheOtherHand   Mar-08-11 05:01 PM   #44 
  - I don't think so. I don't expect that.  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-08-11 05:23 PM   #51 
     - Yes  Vanje   Mar-08-11 05:35 PM   #56 
        - I'm ecstatic you're back with us.  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-08-11 05:41 PM   #58 
        - Yea verily,  Vanje   Mar-08-11 05:58 PM   #64 
        - Welcome back!  Duncan Grant   Mar-08-11 07:25 PM   #90 
  - Hi all. Just some background on the moderator set-up and process. Hope this helps the context .  pinto   Mar-08-11 05:02 PM   #45 
  - Thanks Pinto.  Meldread   Mar-08-11 10:38 PM   #136 
  - Thanks & you're welcome.Thought it might be good to offer some "How we do what we do" background.  pinto   Mar-08-11 11:55 PM   #152 
     - So, its not really a hot tub? nt  Vanje   Mar-09-11 12:11 AM   #155 
        - LOL. No, it remains a digital concept. We're hoping the DU3 upgrade will change that.  pinto   Mar-09-11 01:17 AM   #158 
           - Awesome! nt  Vanje   Mar-10-11 12:42 AM   #351 
  - This process is not always followed. Skinner can and did ban people directly.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 02:05 PM   #238 
  - Isn't the consensus approach cumbersome?  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 02:18 PM   #245 
     - I can't help but wonder if the concensus system explains the apparent bulletproof status  QC   Mar-09-11 04:35 PM   #283 
     - Downthread cbayer clarifies that mods never make a banning decision on long-term members.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 09:28 PM   #335 
     - Pinto's post was about how moderators are expected to do their job.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 12:00 PM   #392 
        - Thank you very much for clarifying that, Skinner.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 01:21 PM   #413 
     - I'm not as worried about that.  Renew Deal   Mar-10-11 08:43 AM   #358 
     - Yes, the consensus approach is cumbersome.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 12:07 PM   #394 
  - Hello again everyone.  Skinner   Mar-08-11 05:04 PM   #46 
  - Very sincere thanks  Prism   Mar-08-11 05:11 PM   #47 
  - I actually feel like crying, as weird as that might sound.  Lyric   Mar-08-11 06:05 PM   #68 
  - GREAT BIG HUGS!!!  Marrah_G   Dec-12-11 08:18 AM   #710 
  - Thankyou!  Vanje   Mar-08-11 05:17 PM   #49 
  - Yay!!!!  racaulk   Mar-08-11 05:22 PM   #50 
  - Welcome back.  Danger Mouse   Mar-08-11 05:25 PM   #52 
  - Welcome back!  Bluebear   Mar-08-11 05:48 PM   #60 
  - Welcome back!!!  Lyric   Mar-08-11 05:56 PM   #62 
  - yay!!!  Starry Messenger   Mar-08-11 05:57 PM   #63 
  - Welcome back!  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-08-11 08:51 PM   #104 
  - Hey you!  Behind the Aegis   Mar-08-11 09:29 PM   #113 
  - Welcome back!  Jamastiene   Mar-08-11 10:25 PM   #131 
  - Welcome back!  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 02:20 PM   #246 
  - !!!  racaulk   Mar-08-11 05:26 PM   #53 
  - I hope we can figure out how to contact TechBear, sundog, and the others.  Lyric   Mar-08-11 06:03 PM   #66 
     - A couple more  terrya   Mar-09-11 09:30 AM   #180 
     - +1  meegbear   Mar-09-11 03:31 PM   #264 
     - I know that people do not like seeing anyone banned.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 12:32 PM   #399 
     - Someone sent me a list of names a while ago  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 03:10 PM   #256 
     - some of those got banned because of some shit in the lounge  Kali   Mar-09-11 04:32 PM   #282 
     - I'd like to add  Cherchez la Femme   Mar-10-11 10:23 AM   #369 
     - I checked out of this place  MuseRider   Mar-10-11 11:00 AM   #376 
     - I think he's still here  Renew Deal   Mar-10-11 11:11 AM   #381 
        - No, he got tombstoned a month or so ago.  QC   Mar-10-11 12:23 PM   #397 
        - Nope he is gone.  MuseRider   Mar-10-11 12:36 PM   #402 
           - Sucks!  Renew Deal   Mar-10-11 01:27 PM   #414 
     - Two that I miss...  muffin1   Mar-13-11 08:52 PM   #536 
        - And how could I forget  muffin1   Mar-14-11 07:16 AM   #541 
     - I've got techbear's email  Very_Boring_Name   Mar-14-11 06:49 AM   #540 
  - Good gesture. Really, * really * good move.  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-08-11 05:28 PM   #54 
  - Thank you for your role in creating this dialogue, Smarmie Doofus.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 02:16 PM   #243 
     - A labor of love. But you're welcome. And welcome back. nt  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-09-11 10:15 PM   #342 
  - And those banned on other days?  Pab Sungenis   Mar-08-11 05:56 PM   #61 
  - Sincere thanks to you, Skinner.  Duncan Grant   Mar-08-11 06:41 PM   #76 
  - To add my own quiet thank you.  LiberalAndProud   Mar-08-11 06:41 PM   #77 
  - I've had many occasions in my life to make amends for having done something wrong.  Stinky The Clown   Mar-08-11 07:29 PM   #92 
  - I tend to agree with you, Stinky  mitchtv   Mar-08-11 09:26 PM   #110 
     - .  ruggerson   Mar-08-11 09:42 PM   #118 
  - that was an important step  CreekDog   Mar-08-11 08:33 PM   #97 
  - What a nice gesture.  Ignis   Mar-08-11 10:10 PM   #123 
  - :thumbsup:  Heidi   Mar-09-11 02:09 AM   #159 
  - An important step  pecwae   Mar-09-11 07:42 AM   #173 
  - That is the first really great idea.  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 10:22 AM   #187 
  - Will you let some of the  femrap   Mar-09-11 12:35 PM   #219 
  - Personally, I think the problem is more the  Betty Karlson   Mar-09-11 12:43 PM   #223 
     - Binary?  femrap   Mar-09-11 01:09 PM   #228 
        - Binary =  Betty Karlson   Mar-09-11 01:47 PM   #234 
        - There are 10 types of people in this world...  Wednesdays   Mar-09-11 06:05 PM   #298 
  - .  fishwax   Mar-09-11 06:40 PM   #305 
  - Thank you. n/t  Jamastiene   Mar-09-11 08:54 PM   #331 
  - Once upon a time...  Danger Mouse   Mar-08-11 05:16 PM   #48 
  - Very welcome sentiments  Vanje   Mar-08-11 05:29 PM   #55 
  - I see you my dear  mtnester   Mar-08-11 05:41 PM   #57 
  - You're welcome. It's been eating me for a long time, and I felt that this was...  Danger Mouse   Mar-08-11 05:46 PM   #59 
     - It's appreciated  Prism   Mar-08-11 06:00 PM   #65 
     - me too  Vanje   Mar-08-11 06:05 PM   #67 
     - I think some need to reflect on the fact that  ruggerson   Mar-08-11 09:36 PM   #115 
     - wow.........  Marrah_G   Mar-08-11 07:01 PM   #82 
  - THANK YOU TOO  mitchtv   Mar-08-11 06:06 PM   #70 
  - I appreciate your posting this.  yardwork   Mar-08-11 08:52 PM   #105 
  - To be fair, I started out as a Lounge mod, so I had no say in alerts on the political forums.  Danger Mouse   Mar-08-11 09:32 PM   #114 
  - No, you can't take back things you did.  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 10:24 AM   #188 
  - I don't expect people to forget, or to forgive.  Danger Mouse   Mar-09-11 04:47 PM   #286 
  - This confession is at the heart of the DU LGBT issue  dbackjon   Mar-21-11 08:56 PM   #555 
     - Over the last few months, I've come to fear that  closeupready   Apr-12-11 09:49 AM   #573 
  - Skinner, thanks for this post  ruggerson   Mar-08-11 06:05 PM   #69 
  - Thank you for your post.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 12:51 PM   #404 
  - I think the best thing that can be done is to reinstate membership  Kurovski   Mar-08-11 06:11 PM   #71 
  - now wait a goddamned second  ruggerson   Mar-08-11 08:29 PM   #96 
  - Well, there is "soul mate"...  Kurovski   Mar-08-11 08:46 PM   #100 
  - If your idea of "calamitous and embarrassing behavior" is one post deleted...  Skinner   Mar-10-11 12:58 PM   #405 
  - Popping in for a minute  FreeState   Mar-08-11 06:17 PM   #72 
  - TygrBright identifies the basis here:  swimboy   Mar-08-11 06:27 PM   #73 
  - Honestly, Skinner, if you want to start mending fences with the GBLT community  Sonicwall   Mar-08-11 06:29 PM   #74 
  - Welcome to DU Sonicwall.  Change has come   Mar-08-11 11:18 PM   #146 
  - Is this paragraph the bottom line?  Duncan Grant   Mar-08-11 06:36 PM   #75 
  - Is it the bottom line? Short answer: Yes.  Skinner   Mar-11-11 09:37 AM   #512 
     - just one thought: behaviors vs. motivations  OnTheOtherHand   Mar-11-11 11:53 AM   #517 
  - Interesting. k&r n/t  Laelth   Mar-08-11 06:52 PM   #78 
  - .  Marrah_G   Mar-08-11 06:54 PM   #79 
  - +++++++++++++++++++++++++++!!  Vanje   Mar-08-11 06:56 PM   #80 
  - Yea!  Duncan Grant   Mar-08-11 07:10 PM   #83 
  - !!!  Lyric   Mar-08-11 11:39 PM   #149 
  - Hey  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 03:16 PM   #259 
  - There were also some very recent bannings around the DADT debates.  Kurovski   Mar-08-11 06:59 PM   #81 
  - Hello again, everyone.  Maven   Mar-08-11 07:11 PM   #84 
  - Right on!  Duncan Grant   Mar-08-11 07:12 PM   #85 
  - Duncan!  Maven   Mar-08-11 07:14 PM   #86 
     - So happy to see you!  Duncan Grant   Mar-08-11 07:17 PM   #88 
  - woooo!  Marrah_G   Mar-08-11 07:17 PM   #87 
  - Marrah!  Maven   Mar-08-11 07:18 PM   #89 
  - Great!  Vanje   Mar-08-11 07:59 PM   #94 
  - THRILLED to see you too ST  Maven   Mar-08-11 10:17 PM   #125 
  - I was about to post  ruggerson   Mar-08-11 08:28 PM   #95 
  - And I'm very glad to see you too my friend.  Maven   Mar-08-11 10:18 PM   #126 
  - Heyheyhey!  Kurovski   Mar-08-11 08:47 PM   #103 
  - And I remember you too, sly boots :)  Maven   Mar-08-11 10:19 PM   #127 
     - Crazy-funny AND handsome, I don't ask for much.  Kurovski   Mar-09-11 12:55 PM   #225 
  - OMG!  swimboy   Mar-08-11 10:14 PM   #124 
  - OMG OMG!  Maven   Mar-08-11 10:21 PM   #129 
  - Welcome back.  Change has come   Mar-08-11 11:24 PM   #148 
  - Wow, thanks!  Maven   Mar-11-11 05:50 PM   #525 
  - Of course I remember you.  Lyric   Mar-09-11 12:32 AM   #156 
  - ...  Maven   Mar-11-11 05:52 PM   #526 
  - Awesome!  racaulk   Mar-09-11 09:41 AM   #181 
  - Roger that ;)  Maven   Mar-11-11 05:53 PM   #527 
  - Welcome back.  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 10:25 AM   #190 
  - Thanks, Thom  Maven   Mar-11-11 05:57 PM   #528 
  - Of course I remember you!  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 03:17 PM   #260 
     - Thank you kindly!  Maven   Mar-11-11 05:58 PM   #529 
  - Happy to see many old friends returned!  Bluenorthwest   Mar-08-11 07:27 PM   #91 
  - Thank you for this OP, Skinner  yardwork   Mar-08-11 08:38 PM   #98 
  - Hi, welcome back! You've made some very excellent points.  closeupready   Mar-08-11 09:10 PM   #108 
  - I'm glad to see you're back.  Stinky The Clown   Mar-08-11 09:27 PM   #111 
  - I am very glad you are here.  Starry Messenger   Mar-08-11 09:39 PM   #116 
  - great post  mitchtv   Mar-08-11 09:50 PM   #120 
  - yardwork!  Maven   Mar-08-11 10:22 PM   # 
  - Missed you, too, Maven! I've been doing very well. I hope that you are too!  yardwork   Mar-09-11 06:43 AM   #165 
  - .  Maven   Mar-08-11 10:22 PM   #130 
  - I'm so happy to see you back.  swimboy   Mar-08-11 10:31 PM   #134 
  - I love your post in this thread, too, swimboy. It makes me so sad  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:14 AM   #170 
  - ~big smile~  Marrah_G   Mar-08-11 10:53 PM   #142 
  - Welcome back! Great post (reference thread inside).  Duncan Grant   Mar-08-11 11:55 PM   #151 
  - Thank you, Duncan. I really appreciate your posting this link to back up my post.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:10 AM   #169 
  - Excellent post, yardwork.  racaulk   Mar-09-11 09:54 AM   #184 
  - Your post really shows a hell of a lot of the unresolved problems.  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 10:30 AM   #191 
  - ThomCat, I've been thinking about this post and I don't entirely agree with it.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 02:28 PM   #250 
  - Welcome back!  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 03:57 PM   #274 
  - Amen.  thanks_imjustlurking   Mar-09-11 06:19 PM   #301 
  - Big smile, a welcome tear or two  MuseRider   Mar-08-11 08:42 PM   #99 
  - It is as much your place as anyone's  ruggerson   Mar-08-11 09:22 PM   #109 
  - Ruggerson  MuseRider   Mar-08-11 09:56 PM   #121 
  - MuseRider, you were always the best ally anyone could ask for  Maven   Mar-08-11 10:26 PM   #132 
  - :-)  MuseRider   Mar-08-11 10:42 PM   #137 
  - It SHOULD be your place to be here, IMO.  Jamastiene   Mar-08-11 10:29 PM   #133 
  - Thank you Jamastiene!  MuseRider   Mar-08-11 10:45 PM   #139 
     - I second what Jama said.  Shining Jack   Mar-09-11 10:22 PM   #343 
  - Don't be silly. This is your home, too.  Meldread   Mar-08-11 10:42 PM   #138 
  - I have not done enough  MuseRider   Mar-08-11 10:54 PM   #143 
     - Yeah, I decided to pop out of hiding for this.  Meldread   Mar-08-11 11:09 PM   #145 
  - You're more than welcome here.  Duncan Grant   Mar-09-11 12:01 AM   #153 
     - You are simply awesome.  MuseRider   Mar-09-11 09:51 AM   #182 
  - I appreciate the outreach but I remain wary  LonePirate   Mar-08-11 09:01 PM   #106 
  - I would like to make clear that we expect DUers to support full equal rights for LGBT Americans.  Skinner   Mar-11-11 09:57 AM   #514 
  - That is a good start.  Jamastiene   Mar-08-11 09:06 PM   #107 
  - My comments, concerns, and suggestions.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-08-11 09:28 PM   #112 
  - In short - the bullies won. nt  DURHAM D   Mar-08-11 09:47 PM   #119 
  - The bullied were Allowed to win. They were given every  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 10:34 AM   #193 
  - There are a lot of insightful, thought-provoking posts in this thread. Yours is one of them.  Duncan Grant   Mar-09-11 10:27 PM   #345 
  - Awesome post, BTA. Awesome.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 04:22 PM   #434 
  - About how we handled the GLBT forum.  Skinner   Mar-11-11 11:58 AM   #519 
  - This thread has made me cry. Welcome back everyone and I'm wistful  myrna minx   Mar-08-11 09:41 PM   #117 
  - Is this an LGBT issue, or a more general issue?  MannyGoldstein   Mar-08-11 10:05 PM   #122 
  - Please believe me that this is a respectful request.  swimboy   Mar-08-11 10:48 PM   #140 
  - thank you very much for posting this and for allowing Vanje and Yardwork back on  dsc   Mar-08-11 10:19 PM   #128 
  - Thank you for initiating this conversation, dsc. I've read many of your threads over the past week  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:17 AM   #171 
     - thanks but Prism  dsc   Mar-09-11 07:38 PM   #315 
        - I'm joining all of your fan clubs! nt  Vanje   Mar-09-11 11:03 PM   #347 
  - All I can say is WOW  donheld   Mar-08-11 10:32 PM   #135 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-08-11 10:52 PM   #141 
  - When do you plan on mending  femrap   Mar-08-11 11:07 PM   #144 
  - Lesbians are not protected. Please note how many of the GLBTQ people banned are women.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 06:45 AM   #166 
  - Yes, you're right....  femrap   Mar-09-11 11:51 AM   #205 
     - Most of the posters banned during this Gay Purge were women, lesbians and straight.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 11:55 AM   #206 
     - Not here. At least not now. Please.  Vanje   Mar-09-11 12:53 PM   #224 
        - I  femrap   Mar-09-11 01:14 PM   #231 
  - Yes, the feminist community is nearly non-existent for  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 10:41 AM   #195 
  - +1  laconicsax   Mar-09-11 10:49 AM   #196 
  - I  femrap   Mar-09-11 11:57 AM   #207 
  - Re: your last paragraph.  DURHAM D   Mar-09-11 12:42 PM   #222 
  - I miss Omega minimo, and have no idea why she's gone.  Kurovski   Mar-09-11 01:03 PM   #226 
  - My perception of the treatment of womens issues on DU  Renew Deal   Mar-09-11 04:07 PM   #277 
  - I hear you. Acknowledge what you've said, and am open to the possibility  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 04:15 PM   #279 
  - Yes, and in a deverse community, being bluntly  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 04:25 PM   #281 
  - +1  fishwax   Mar-09-11 07:03 PM   #308 
  - I second Yardwork  Cherchez la Femme   Mar-10-11 06:48 PM   #486 
  - You lost me at "... It's common knowledge that LGBTs favor Clinton over Obama during the Dem primary  robinlynne   Mar-08-11 11:23 PM   #147 
  - Thank you. I made that point in my response here too. This is a pervasive DU myth.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 06:57 AM   #167 
     - no way. you are gay and voted for Obama? how surprising...... (sarcasm thingie here)  robinlynne   Mar-09-11 02:28 PM   #249 
  - Time for an actual serious reply  Creideiki   Mar-08-11 11:40 PM   #150 
  - Creideiki, you are one of the posters whose example I seek for guidance.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:06 AM   #168 
  - That's a high honor Creideiki.  Starry Messenger   Mar-09-11 09:07 AM   #178 
  - Thank you  BillStein   Mar-09-11 10:24 AM   #189 
  - I am blushing.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-10-11 01:44 AM   #354 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-09-11 01:14 AM   #157 
  - Views from a lurker  helas girl   Mar-09-11 03:18 AM   #160 
  - Let's hope things balance and posters like you join us more often.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-09-11 03:29 AM   #161 
  - You're definitely not the only one  The Philosopher   Mar-09-11 03:57 AM   #162 
  - I suspect the reason this thread is so civil is because 1) it's Skinner's, and 2) names will be note  closeupready   Mar-09-11 09:05 AM   #176 
  - I hope you will feel  femrap   Mar-09-11 01:05 PM   #227 
  - Here goes.  Sapphocrat   Mar-09-11 05:57 AM   #163 
  - this is a fabulously informative post  OnTheOtherHand   Mar-09-11 06:16 AM   #164 
  - Re: The need for conflict  Creideiki   Mar-09-11 07:29 AM   #172 
  - Just in to say  MuseRider   Mar-09-11 07:50 AM   #174 
  - Sapphy..........  Marrah_G   Mar-09-11 08:36 AM   #175 
  - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, for finally shedding light on this entire thing.  closeupready   Mar-09-11 09:08 AM   #179 
  - Another thing: Sapphocrat, this has to be the most beautiful and articulate GLBT-related post I've  closeupready   Mar-09-11 10:19 AM   #186 
  - Sapphocrat, thank you  Missy Vixen   Mar-09-11 10:33 AM   #192 
  - Bravo!  laconicsax   Mar-09-11 10:36 AM   #194 
  - Wow!!!  meegbear   Mar-09-11 11:26 AM   #200 
  - Thank you for an amazing post.  JohnnyLib2   Mar-09-11 11:31 AM   #202 
  - Thank you for letting us tell our stories on your forum, Sappho  yardwork   Mar-09-11 11:47 AM   #204 
  - You don't know me, Sapphocrat, but your wife was and remains one of my favorite DUers ever.  Heidi   Mar-09-11 12:04 PM   #209 
  - My 2 Cents  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 12:20 PM   #216 
  - Wonderfully said.  Betty Karlson   Mar-09-11 12:25 PM   #217 
  - Thank you for teaching me during the time I was here  enigmatic   Mar-09-11 01:12 PM   #229 
  - Awesome post, Sapphocrat.  Meldread   Mar-09-11 01:13 PM   #230 
  - Fantastic, Sapph.  Lyric   Mar-09-11 01:25 PM   #232 
  - Wow.  The Philosopher   Mar-09-11 01:28 PM   #233 
  - outstanding post  Vanje   Mar-09-11 02:05 PM   #237 
  - This has to be one of the best posts I have read at DU in a very, very long time.  racaulk   Mar-09-11 03:13 PM   #257 
  - Thank you so *very* much.  Stinky The Clown   Mar-09-11 05:00 PM   #288 
  - I read all of it. Thinking about your words. Thank you for sharing them.  Danger Mouse   Mar-09-11 05:13 PM   #290 
  - Great googledemoogeldy, I am breathless from the reading...  Bluenorthwest   Mar-09-11 05:54 PM   #295 
  - This is the first DU post that has ever had me in tears.  thanks_imjustlurking   Mar-09-11 07:24 PM   #313 
  - Great post, as always.  Jamastiene   Mar-09-11 08:03 PM   #321 
  - WOW  hootinholler   Mar-09-11 08:38 PM   #327 
  - Thank you Saph  ruggerson   Mar-09-11 09:22 PM   #334 
  - Regarding  Cherchez la Femme   Mar-10-11 12:18 PM   #395 
  - I am embarrassed and sickened by some of the posts that you have linked in your message.  Skinner   Mar-11-11 11:13 AM   #516 
  - That is some post.  truedelphi   Mar-12-11 02:42 PM   #531 
  - Can I have your autograph?  Zorra   Apr-18-11 09:21 AM   #575 
  - This may be the greatest post EVER on DU.  RandomKoolzip   May-28-11 04:31 PM   #586 
  - One observation I'd like to make  Betty Karlson   Mar-09-11 09:07 AM   #177 
  - "The presence of bigots and blasphemous homophobes at Obama's inauguration was no difference..."  thanks_imjustlurking   Mar-09-11 07:33 PM   #314 
  - An important correction:  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 10:09 AM   #185 
  - At 73 recs, shouldn't this be on the Greatest page? nt.  druidity33   Mar-09-11 11:01 AM   #197 
  - Threads only make the greatest page if they are less than 24 hours old, IIRC.  racaulk   Mar-09-11 11:41 AM   #203 
     - ah, ok...  druidity33   Mar-09-11 02:09 PM   #240 
  - I have been around for quite a while but I mostly lurk.  cate94   Mar-09-11 11:06 AM   #198 
  - This thread is a stunning example of what has been lost, temporarily or otherwise.  JohnnyLib2   Mar-09-11 11:29 AM   #201 
  - !  MuseRider   Mar-09-11 12:01 PM   #208 
  - Hello everyone.  Puglover   Mar-09-11 12:05 PM   #210 
  - I know who banned me without warning and it wasn't a mod.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 12:15 PM   #214 
  - Babysteps is what it may take.  Call Me Wesley   Mar-09-11 01:52 PM   #235 
  - Thank you, CMW, for the European magical accepting dust  swimboy   Mar-09-11 02:12 PM   #242 
     - No, you're golden!  Call Me Wesley   Mar-09-11 02:33 PM   #251 
  - Thanks, puglover  swimboy   Mar-09-11 05:29 PM   #292 
  - I just wanted to pop in for a second  enigmatic   Mar-09-11 12:11 PM   #212 
  - NMMNG was one of your DU friends, too, wasn't she?  Heidi   Mar-09-11 12:19 PM   #215 
  - Crap, I meant NMMNG  enigmatic   Mar-09-11 12:36 PM   #220 
  - Thank you for that very thoughtful and sensitive post.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 12:29 PM   #218 
     - I agree  enigmatic   Mar-09-11 12:37 PM   #221 
     - You mean, be true liberals without personal restrictions?  Call Me Wesley   Mar-09-11 02:10 PM   #241 
  - i'm very happy to see yardwork, maven and others have  xchrom   Mar-09-11 03:00 PM   #253 
  - I'll drink to that!  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 03:01 PM   #254 
  - Thank you, xchrome. I hope that others will return.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 03:09 PM   #255 
  - ...  xchrom   Mar-09-11 03:18 PM   #261 
  - +1  racaulk   Mar-09-11 03:16 PM   #258 
  - There's some others I hope can get amnesty too.  Starry Messenger   Mar-09-11 04:09 PM   #278 
  - Agreed.  racaulk   Mar-09-11 04:18 PM   #280 
  - Delayed reaction, but it's wonderful to see you too my friend.  Maven   Mar-12-11 10:28 PM   #533 
  - Take a moment, please, to appreciate  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 03:23 PM   #263 
  - Amazing thread.  A-Schwarzenegger   Mar-09-11 03:31 PM   #265 
  - That's the insidious thing about blind spots, isn't it?  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 03:36 PM   #266 
  - Consensus means we don't act if anyone thinks there should be no action.  cbayer   Mar-09-11 03:42 PM   #267 
     - Thank you. n/t.  A-Schwarzenegger   Mar-09-11 03:48 PM   #268 
     - In other words, like a jury, mod actions must be approved unanimously, correct?  closeupready   Mar-09-11 03:49 PM   #269 
     - Mods may abstain or hold a differing opinion but not feel so strongly as to impede action.  cbayer   Mar-09-11 03:55 PM   #271 
        - Okay, so it's a similar rule, but a little more flexible than what a jury has to do.  closeupready   Mar-09-11 04:01 PM   #275 
     - Skinner himself has stated that he banned many of us himself, unilaterally.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 03:53 PM   #270 
        - +1  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 03:56 PM   #273 
        - Please see my post above. Mods never make the decision about banning long term members.  cbayer   Mar-09-11 04:01 PM   #276 
           - It looks like you edited your post, or maybe I missed the parenthetical comment the first time.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:50 PM   #318 
              - I edited to correct typos and did not change a single word of the text I wrote.  cbayer   Mar-09-11 08:17 PM   #323 
                 - Quite a few mods have distorted that fact and even outright lied about it.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 08:27 PM   #324 
                    - I resent this and have nothing else to say here.  cbayer   Mar-09-11 08:35 PM   #325 
                    - I certainly meant no offense. I have a personal interest in clearing my name.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 09:54 PM   #341 
                       - This is true. Any hint that a post referred, even obliquely  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 11:57 AM   #391 
                       - Thank you for your support, ThomCat. I really appreciate your speaking truth to power.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 01:12 PM   #410 
                       - Thank you for saying this, yardwork. It is much appreciated.  cbayer   Mar-10-11 01:02 PM   #408 
                          - You're welcome. As I said upthread, I have no interest in blaming the mods for all this.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 01:11 PM   #409 
                    - cbayer didn't dance around that fact  OnTheOtherHand   Mar-09-11 09:42 PM   #338 
                       - It's entirely possible that I am sensitive on this subject because of my personal experience.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 09:47 PM   #339 
                          - thank you  OnTheOtherHand   Mar-10-11 07:22 AM   #357 
  - I want to apologize to GLBTQ1  wakemeupwhenitsover   Mar-09-11 03:55 PM   #272 
  - Hey you...  Danger Mouse   Mar-09-11 04:38 PM   #284 
  - I am very sorry that you felt so intimidated that you  ThomCat   Mar-09-11 04:39 PM   #285 
  - Thank you very much for acknowledging that this is what happened.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:54 PM   #319 
  - thank you  Marrah_G   Mar-10-11 11:01 AM   #377 
  - SO, when does my pony show up?  hootinholler   Mar-09-11 04:54 PM   #287 
  - Saturday morning  Creideiki   Mar-09-11 06:15 PM   #300 
     - YIPPEE!  hootinholler   Mar-09-11 08:39 PM   #329 
  - I think it's time for me to speak up.  TriMera   Mar-09-11 05:43 PM   #294 
  - I testify to the veracity of your post  MNBrewer   Mar-09-11 06:02 PM   #296 
  - Thank you, MNBrewer. n/t  TriMera   Mar-09-11 06:06 PM   #299 
  - I witnessed it as well and you were correct  ruggerson   Mar-09-11 06:36 PM   #304 
  - Yes...  TriMera   Mar-09-11 06:48 PM   #307 
  - 'Vampires' is a word used against us by McClurkin and other  Bluenorthwest   Mar-09-11 07:09 PM   #310 
  - You're right, Bluenorthwest.  TriMera   Mar-09-11 08:16 PM   #322 
  - The word that describes this is condescension.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:41 PM   #316 
  - +1,000,000 and welcome back. n/t  TriMera   Mar-09-11 07:47 PM   #317 
  - Good post  ruggerson   Mar-09-11 08:42 PM   #330 
     - Glad to be back with you and others, ruggerson. Missed you very much!  yardwork   Mar-09-11 09:00 PM   #332 
     - "...the rank brazenness and insolence of the disdain..."  QC   Mar-09-11 09:21 PM   #333 
        - The brazenness and insolence  Vanje   Mar-09-11 11:02 PM   #346 
           - Believe me, I am very touched by what we are seeing here.  QC   Mar-09-11 11:04 PM   #348 
              - The negative threads come from very few  Vanje   Mar-09-11 11:06 PM   #349 
  - I remember that little thread.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-10-11 01:41 AM   #352 
  - Yes, you did. I remember. Thank you.  TriMera   Mar-10-11 10:39 AM   #371 
  - I remember that little thread.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-10-11 01:41 AM   #353 
  - Thanks Skinner. It's a start.  justiceischeap   Mar-09-11 06:22 PM   #303 
  - Personally I think the call has gone out to anyone that has a forum...  DURHAM D   Mar-09-11 06:45 PM   #306 
     - The GayTM is closed.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 07:58 PM   #320 
     - I couldn't help but be struck by the timing of this thread...  LooseWilly   Mar-10-11 02:42 AM   #355 
        - I don't think that's a coincidence either.  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 11:36 AM   #387 
  - Cindi Lauper said it well -  pinto   Mar-09-11 07:06 PM   #309 
  - Hello, again, everyone.  Skinner   Mar-09-11 08:38 PM   #326 
  - Can you answer these questions when you respond to this thread, Skinner?  Meldread   Mar-09-11 09:34 PM   #336 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-09-11 08:38 PM   #328 
  - Regarding the humorlessness of the LGBT members  swimboy   Mar-09-11 09:48 PM   #340 
  - I dunno, I'm starting to find a lot of humor in some of the posts here.  yardwork   Mar-09-11 10:22 PM   #344 
  - This thread is awesome.  TriMera   Mar-09-11 11:54 PM   #350 
  - Isn't it?  pecwae   Mar-10-11 06:46 AM   #356 
     - wrong place  Kali   Mar-10-11 09:40 AM   #364 
     - It's a start and it's nice to see you, pecwae.  TriMera   Mar-10-11 10:44 AM   #372 
  - Thank you, mods.  racaulk   Mar-10-11 09:34 AM   #362 
  - 100 posts removed?  Kali   Mar-10-11 09:42 AM   #365 
  - I was wondering about that too, especially because  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 10:09 AM   #367 
  - it looks like that post is one of the ones that is gone  Kali   Mar-10-11 10:47 AM   #373 
  - I read the subthreads before they disappeared  Pab Sungenis   Mar-10-11 10:49 AM   #374 
  - That's what got deleted?  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 11:10 AM   #380 
     - I wish they were still there so you could judge for yourself.  LiberalAndProud   Mar-10-11 11:23 AM   #382 
     - What got deleted was a divisive sub-thread initiated by someone who  closeupready   Mar-10-11 11:28 AM   #385 
  - I haven't seen  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-28-11 05:24 PM   #648 
  - I removed four sub-threads from this discussion.  Skinner   Mar-10-11 01:13 PM   #411 
  - I have spent sometime reflecting on what you wrote.  William769   Mar-10-11 10:27 AM   #370 
  - good to see you back  mitchtv   Mar-10-11 01:28 PM   #415 
     - Thanks.  William769   Mar-10-11 01:34 PM   #416 
  - This discussion means a great deal to me  BillStein   Mar-10-11 10:51 AM   #375 
  - Thank you for your active involvment over the years, Bill.  Kurovski   Mar-10-11 03:13 PM   #426 
  - Hi Bill. You raise some very important questions, and probably others have similar questions.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 08:19 PM   #505 
     - Thanks for the pointer, Yardwork  BillStein   Mar-11-11 07:05 AM   #509 
  - Are the deleted posts  The Philosopher   Mar-10-11 11:08 AM   #379 
  - As a disclaimer, I do not mean to offend you here, I would just like to respond.  closeupready   Mar-10-11 11:38 AM   #388 
     - I understand that  The Philosopher   Mar-10-11 12:23 PM   #396 
     - Those are actually some excellent points. Can't argue with you.  closeupready   Mar-10-11 12:31 PM   #398 
     - Personally I think it is great that those posts were deleted.  cate94   Mar-10-11 12:34 PM   #400 
        - Yeah, that is true  The Philosopher   Mar-10-11 02:05 PM   #422 
           - You make a good point.  cate94   Mar-10-11 04:50 PM   #446 
     - I think the deleted posts were an attempt to sidetrack this converstation.  Vanje   Mar-10-11 01:01 PM   #407 
  - I guess we need to talk about alerting.  swimboy   Mar-10-11 12:36 PM   #401 
  - I've never used the alert function.  TriMera   Mar-10-11 12:49 PM   #403 
  - I agree.  cate94   Mar-10-11 01:00 PM   #406 
  - Thanks for tipping me to this thread, Swimmy!  mikeytherat   Mar-10-11 03:11 PM   #425 
  - I think alerting is really essential.  Call Me Wesley   Mar-10-11 03:43 PM   #429 
  - Thank you a lot.  swimboy   Mar-10-11 05:13 PM   #453 
  - I think it is very important to alert. I encourage every member to do it.  Danger Mouse   Mar-10-11 05:05 PM   #450 
  - Please use alert when you find objectionable posts  cally   Mar-10-11 05:07 PM   #451 
  - Is anyone else having trouble following this thread now?  MNBrewer   Mar-10-11 01:40 PM   #418 
  - I'm viewing in threaded mode.  Meldread   Mar-10-11 01:58 PM   #420 
  - if you hit the little clock icon at the top of the page  Kali   Mar-10-11 02:03 PM   #421 
  - if you hit the 'MARK" icon on the top of the page  NMDemDist2   Mar-10-11 03:57 PM   #432 
  - A more complete response  dsc   Mar-10-11 02:57 PM   #423 
  - I guess its my turn,  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 02:58 PM   #424 
  - Fwiw,  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 03:26 PM   #427 
  - I'm glad I put 2 and 2 together on this post  MNBrewer   Mar-10-11 03:48 PM   #431 
  - I wish I would have known all of this earlier.  Lyric   Mar-10-11 03:40 PM   #428 
  - I wanted to talk about it at the time the alerts, and pm's  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 04:29 PM   #437 
     - A belated thank-you for your posts.  thanks_imjustlurking   Mar-21-11 08:03 PM   #554 
  - I want to apologize for what I did to make your life harder  QC   Mar-10-11 03:47 PM   #430 
  - Again,  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 04:31 PM   #438 
  - You did the best you could in the situation you were in.  pecwae   Mar-10-11 04:13 PM   #433 
  - Hey pecwae! Long time no see  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 04:33 PM   #439 
  - just, ouch  OnTheOtherHand   Mar-10-11 04:27 PM   #435 
  - I was a moderator too--a Beliefnet Community Host.  Lyric   Mar-10-11 04:35 PM   #440 
  - A video game from hell,  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 04:39 PM   #442 
  - Hey Friend.  Call Me Wesley   Mar-10-11 04:28 PM   #436 
  - Hey bud,  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 04:46 PM   #444 
  - Yes, I saw it. It's awful! I wonder which sick mind did this! ;)  Call Me Wesley   Mar-10-11 05:00 PM   #448 
     - Do you still have that gif  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 05:22 PM   #454 
  - I second everything you said.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Mar-11-11 04:13 PM   #522 
     - ....  Broken_Hero   Mar-11-11 04:47 PM   #524 
     - Hey babe! Miss you!  Heddi   Mar-13-11 10:47 PM   #537 
  - I sent some horrible alert messages  Vanje   Mar-10-11 04:35 PM   #441 
  - Its okay  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 04:48 PM   #445 
  - I think it's important to note that all the moderators are unpaid volunteers.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 04:44 PM   #443 
  - I completely agree with this, yardwork. nt  Lex   Mar-17-11 10:28 PM   #545 
  - Thanks for your explanation.  Pab Sungenis   Mar-10-11 04:57 PM   #447 
  - No problem,  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 05:29 PM   #455 
  - Thank you Broken Hero.  Meldread   Mar-10-11 05:01 PM   #449 
  - I'm glad that I could be  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 05:33 PM   #457 
  - My personal thoughts on this.  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 05:55 PM   #462 
  - Dude. BIG hug. You and I spent a coupla loooong nights on those boards...  TygrBright   Mar-10-11 07:29 PM   #495 
  - ............  Broken_Hero   Mar-10-11 07:37 PM   #496 
  - You didn't fail anybody.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Mar-11-11 03:31 PM   #520 
  - ....  Broken_Hero   Mar-11-11 03:42 PM   #521 
  - Back atcha!  wakemeupwhenitsover   Mar-11-11 04:14 PM   #523 
  - ...  Heddi   Mar-13-11 10:49 PM   #538 
  - There you are!!  JonLP24   Mar-12-11 08:44 PM   #532 
     - Hey,  Broken_Hero   Mar-13-11 04:27 AM   #534 
  - As a lesbian woman of color ...  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 05:31 PM   #456 
  - Most if not all of these posts are arguing the OPPOSITE of what you are claiming.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:03 PM   #463 
  - What a load of dog whistle crap!  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 06:20 PM   #467 
  - Why are you shouting at me? I'm one of three people engaged in conversation with you about this.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:25 PM   #469 
  - I fail to understand why you think that the entire GLBT community at DU  Lyric   Mar-10-11 06:33 PM   #476 
     - Where did I say that???  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 06:50 PM   #488 
        - Ok, so it sounds like the person that you want to talk with is Skinner.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:59 PM   #490 
        - Here?  Lyric   Mar-10-11 07:00 PM   #492 
  - "The Blacks have made us their enemy as have the latinos."  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 06:25 PM   #470 
  - And yet, you didn't object, did you???  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 06:31 PM   #473 
  - That is a lie. I absolutely objected. I can link to OPs I made in which I objected.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:33 PM   #475 
  - I'm wondering that as well.  Lyric   Mar-10-11 06:34 PM   #477 
  - I think it must be the DUer formerly known as Noire.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:38 PM   #479 
     - I'm not Noire nt  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 06:45 PM   #484 
        - She'll probably be along to bite my head off in a few minutes, too.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:49 PM   #487 
        - Are you Silverojo?  yardwork   Mar-10-11 07:02 PM   #493 
  - Not you -- I was asking Thomcat nt  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 06:43 PM   #483 
     - Sorry. However, I did object - strongly - at the time to broad-brush attacks on any group.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:47 PM   #485 
     - That particular thread was 11/6/08  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 07:00 PM   #491 
  - You asked me and I was silent?  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 06:50 PM   #489 
  - Like you, I'm surprised that that post wasn't deleted.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:31 PM   #474 
  - I had a long post in response that I deleted.  Lyric   Mar-10-11 06:29 PM   #472 
  - as a queer of color, there are plenty of racist statements made by white lgbt people  La Lioness Priyanka   Mar-10-11 06:10 PM   #464 
  - Yeah, I agree with both your points. One - there's racism in the GLBTQ community, hell yes there is.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:19 PM   #466 
  - NO  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 06:24 PM   #468 
     - I'm not going to talk with you if continue to shout at me.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:27 PM   #471 
  - You were one of the few who tried  Humansletstalkok   Mar-10-11 06:36 PM   #478 
     - .  yardwork   Mar-10-11 06:39 PM   #481 
     - actually i disagree. when people make a point they use words  La Lioness Priyanka   Mar-10-11 07:40 PM   #497 
  - All very valid points, and all posts still standing, not deleted.  ThomCat   Mar-10-11 06:15 PM   #465 
  - You know, I hope that this subthread isn't deleted, and I hope you stick around to continue talking.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 07:23 PM   #494 
  - I definitely agree with that.  Lyric   Mar-10-11 07:46 PM   #499 
     - You've made excellent points in this subthread, Lyric. I hope that people get to read them.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 07:49 PM   #500 
        - as have you yardwork - my hat's off to the both of you n/t  ruggerson   Mar-10-11 07:57 PM   #502 
           - Thanks, but you and Lyric and Lioness did all the heavy lifting in this subthread.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 08:02 PM   #504 
  - You VERY conveniently left out a number of threads  ruggerson   Mar-10-11 07:46 PM   #498 
  - That thread has the epic post by Chovexani!  yardwork   Mar-10-11 07:54 PM   #501 
  - Well now!  MuseRider   Mar-10-11 08:52 PM   #506 
  - I miss Chovexani.  Lyric   Mar-10-11 09:06 PM   #507 
     - I miss them all.  Iggo   Mar-11-11 08:04 AM   #510 
        - Oops.  Iggo   Mar-11-11 10:12 AM   #515 
  - That thread occurred less than a month before the Gay Purge. Yet it ended very positively.  yardwork   Mar-10-11 08:01 PM   #503 
  - The first thread you refereneced was mine ...  meegbear   Mar-11-11 08:15 AM   #511 
  - I stand humbly corrected.  Iggo   Mar-11-11 01:15 AM   #508 
  - Part of the problem here is that gay people have to choose between self-respect and party loyalty.  closeupready   Mar-11-11 09:50 AM   #513 
  - This is the first time I've logged in here in quite some time....  SacredCow   Mar-11-11 11:57 AM   #518 
  - Hi SacredCow! Long time no see. Please stick around!  yardwork   Mar-11-11 08:40 PM   #530 
  - Glad this is being worked out, but I cannot help but noticing...  stevenleser   Mar-13-11 01:58 PM   #535 
  - There should not be any divide when it comes to the rights and suppport  mtnester   Mar-14-11 04:25 AM   #539 
  - I have no problem with TS'ing anyone who comes out against gay rights. I will agree with that.  stevenleser   Mar-14-11 03:39 PM   #542 
     - So, what are you hoping to accomplish in this thread?  BlueRidgeProgressive   Mar-14-11 03:45 PM   #543 
        - With what? There is no hidden agenda in my post  stevenleser   Mar-17-11 05:03 PM   #544 
           - Oy vey.  William769   Mar-18-11 09:03 AM   #546 
              - Oy vey back at you. Which one of the things I talk about upset you?  stevenleser   Mar-18-11 12:42 PM   #547 
                 - What did post #542 bring to this discussion?  William769   Mar-18-11 02:51 PM   #548 
                    - I was responding to someone else's direct comments and agreeing with them. Are you going to oy vey  stevenleser   Mar-18-11 02:57 PM   #549 
  - I am glad you are here with your unconditional support for the GBLT community  Marrah_G   Mar-22-11 02:02 PM   #558 
     - You all have that and more from me at any time.  stevenleser   Apr-01-11 03:34 PM   #564 
  - I always wondered why posts like: you and your pet issue, there are more important things  boston bean   Mar-20-11 05:42 PM   #550 
  - I have never understood that the  truedelphi   Mar-20-11 09:22 PM   #551 
  - I think Skinner and the rest of the admins and mods have acknowledged the mistakes in that and  stevenleser   Mar-21-11 04:33 PM   #553 
     - Four people have been reinstated, as far as I know.  yardwork   Mar-22-11 01:41 PM   #557 
        - Are the Admin folks seeking people out?  truedelphi   Mar-22-11 03:02 PM   #559 
  - They are condescending and hurtful and I apologize if I have ever said anything close to that.  stevenleser   Mar-21-11 04:32 PM   #552 
     - calling LGBT rights "your pet issue" is bigoted.  boston bean   Mar-22-11 05:41 AM   #556 
        - Some folks just don't get it.  DURHAM D   Mar-22-11 07:11 PM   #560 
           - OK, so explain it to me. I can explain pretty well why everything that I think is bigoted deserves  stevenleser   Mar-22-11 10:43 PM   #561 
              - Our "pet" issues are civil rights  The Philosopher   Mar-22-11 11:08 PM   #562 
                 - I'm not arguing "for" the term anymore than I would argue "for" calling people assholes.  stevenleser   Apr-01-11 09:16 AM   #563 
                    - That's hilarious  The Philosopher   Apr-01-11 04:27 PM   #565 
                       - It's hilarious to you because you are not addressing my points. You are addressing something else.  stevenleser   Apr-01-11 05:09 PM   #566 
  - Glad I Saw This  mondo joe   Apr-03-11 11:01 PM   #567 
  - Thank you for the transparency, more posters should follow your lead.  JackBeck   Apr-08-11 09:38 PM   #570 
  - i remember you well  xchrom   Apr-13-11 09:56 AM   #574 
  - Well, that was all short lived.  Pab Sungenis   Apr-07-11 01:07 PM   #568 
  - +1.  closeupready   Apr-07-11 01:11 PM   #569 
  - I created an OP in General Discussion to discuss Gay Caveman and other diversity/bigotry issues at  stevenleser   Apr-19-11 11:55 PM   #576 
  - Yeah, so, this happened.  Maven   Apr-20-11 04:24 PM   #577 
  - Skinner, this is a great thread to mend fences. I really do hope that  akbacchus_BC   Apr-21-11 11:19 PM   #578 
  - Personally...  foreigncorrespondent   May-02-11 05:29 PM   #579 
  - KICK!  QC   May-28-11 03:22 PM   #580 
  - This is lovely preview of what we have to look forward to from here to Nov. 6, 2012.  MNBrewer   May-28-11 04:15 PM   #582 
     - The people responsible for this morning's bash thread are still members.  QC   May-28-11 04:21 PM   #583 
        - Of course they are  MNBrewer   May-28-11 04:23 PM   #584 
           - Oh well, I got a snazzy new sigline out of the deal, anyway.  QC   May-28-11 04:26 PM   #585 
           - Oops, can't use that sigline anymore because posting a bigot's own ugly words  QC   May-29-11 12:25 PM   #587 
           - You're a silly childish little person, too?  Pab Sungenis   May-29-11 03:45 PM   #589 
              - I am not only unreasonable but also childishly impatient.  QC   May-29-11 04:50 PM   #590 
           - Would anyone care to guess who is at it again?  QC   Jun-11-11 09:34 PM   #591 
              - that would get me deleted  mitchtv   Jun-12-11 02:30 PM   #592 
                 - Well, the rules do not apply to certain people. Everyone knows it,  QC   Jun-12-11 03:07 PM   #593 
  - Lionness Priyanka, part. in post #10 of 'Mending Fences' my ass thread, stated it perfectly.  closeupready   May-28-11 03:36 PM   #581 
  - +1  FreeState   May-29-11 03:07 PM   #588 
  - ^ TRUE! ^  Mimosa   Jun-17-11 01:06 AM   #600 
  - Oh well, it looks like this was just bullshit after all.  QC   Jun-14-11 11:24 PM   #594 
  - Whitewash, anyone?  Pab Sungenis   Jun-15-11 07:51 AM   #595 
  - I am, too, but I guess we shouldn't be faulted for having given the benefit of the doubt  closeupready   Jun-15-11 09:02 AM   #597 
  - We gave the benefit of the doubt and assumed sincerity  MNBrewer   Jun-17-11 09:16 AM   #601 
  - Yes. This isn't working out well.  yardwork   Jun-15-11 10:25 AM   #599 
  - This thread is now nearly as long as the Kudzu one  Pab Sungenis   Jun-15-11 07:53 AM   #596 
  - Correct.  closeupready   Jun-15-11 09:04 AM   #598 
  - Humble suggestions  DonCoquixote   Jul-05-11 01:35 AM   #602 
  - From time to time I check for any recent ADMIN input. There's none.  swimboy   Jul-05-11 12:51 PM   #603 
  - More fence-mendy deliciousness!  QC   Jul-15-11 08:24 AM   #604 
  - Nothing has changed here  dbackjon   Jul-15-11 02:29 PM   #605 
  - No, nothing has changed, and nothing will change. End of story. Therefore,  closeupready   Jul-26-11 02:37 PM   #611 
  - My fellow friends, please let this thread die the death it deserves.  William769   Jul-15-11 02:55 PM   #606 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-23-11 11:18 AM   #607 
  - I alerted the Mod in your thread  The Philosopher   Jul-23-11 11:44 AM   #608 
     - The level of anti-gay bigotry that's allowed to stand in some of these Obama hagiographies  MNBrewer   Jul-23-11 02:12 PM   #609 
  - Three questions nailed to the fence.  Pab Sungenis   Jul-26-11 02:20 PM   #610 
  - The admins have never been willing to admit that the mods  ThomCat   Dec-10-11 10:10 PM   #709 
  - Paaaab....  NYC_SKP   Sep-16-12 10:10 PM   #712 
  - Still waiting for answers  Pab Sungenis   Jul-29-11 09:47 AM   #612 
  - I would like answers as well  dbackjon   Jul-29-11 10:06 AM   #613 
     - They never answered  Pab Sungenis   Sep-15-11 08:41 PM   #626 
  - So Ask the Admin questions are NOT being answered, but merely deleted??  dbackjon   Jul-29-11 12:58 PM   #614 
  - I noticed that, too. n/t  TriMera   Jul-29-11 01:10 PM   #615 
  - They deleted the three questions again.  Pab Sungenis   Aug-02-11 09:56 PM   #616 
  - I got banned too  BigDemVoter   Aug-03-11 03:19 PM   #617 
  - Giving credit where credit is due, however, here is a thread  closeupready   Aug-03-11 03:33 PM   #618 
  - More fence-mendy deliciousness: Gay people are sickening.  QC   Aug-06-11 10:06 PM   #619 
  - Were they tombstoned?  Duncan Grant   Aug-06-11 11:17 PM   #620 
  - No, that person is a member in good standing.  QC   Aug-07-11 01:06 PM   #622 
  - That was one of the worst things I have seen posted on DU.  demmiblue   Aug-07-11 09:37 AM   #621 
  - Absolutely nothing will be done about it. n/t  QC   Aug-07-11 04:49 PM   #623 
  - I am happy to be proven wrong: that person has been banned.  QC   Aug-09-11 11:40 AM   #624 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-15-11 08:40 PM   #625 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-16-11 01:55 PM   #627 
  - Why was pabs VERY GOOD POINTS  tgal   Sep-19-11 01:32 PM   #628 
  - Thank you Skinner. You have made a lot of things clearer to me. And  Maraya1969   Sep-19-11 07:36 PM   #629 
  - kick. PAST TIME  tgal   Sep-21-11 02:21 PM   #630 
  - kick.  tgal   Sep-21-11 02:40 PM   #631 
  - Yup - homophobic posters still get free reign here  dbackjon   Sep-21-11 03:10 PM   #632 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-21-11 08:47 PM   #633 
     - They don't even try to hide it any longer.  Pab Sungenis   Sep-21-11 09:43 PM   #634 
        - I guess I'll ask it here...  The Philosopher   Sep-22-11 10:52 AM   #635 
           - What happened last night and this morning here have been the last straw for me and DU.  yardwork   Sep-27-11 09:39 AM   #640 
  - I've come to the conclusion that  Pab Sungenis   Sep-22-11 02:58 PM   #636 
  - I was wrong about DU. Lately I thought it had improved, become more welcoming to LGBTQ people.  yardwork   Sep-27-11 08:50 AM   #637 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-27-11 09:23 AM   #638 
  - No kidding.  yardwork   Sep-27-11 09:25 AM   #639 
  - The most hateful, disruptive people on DU are all bulletproof.  QC   Sep-27-11 01:04 PM   #641 
     - But remember: DU3 will fix everything.  laconicsax   Sep-27-11 01:21 PM   #642 
     - Rumor is that it will even cure the heartbreak of psoriasis!  QC   Sep-27-11 01:47 PM   #643 
     - A handful of people with personality disorders are allowed to poison an entire board. It's true.  yardwork   Sep-27-11 02:19 PM   #645 
  - Going public with something  Pab Sungenis   Sep-27-11 02:03 PM   #644 
     - But one needs two parties to want to Mend Fences,  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-28-11 04:59 PM   #646 
        - So very true.  Pab Sungenis   Sep-28-11 05:09 PM   #647 
        - You know, I don't even remember if  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-28-11 05:35 PM   #649 
           - It gets even worse.  Pab Sungenis   Sep-28-11 08:13 PM   #650 
              - Famous Final Scene  William769   Sep-28-11 08:19 PM   #651 
                 - The apparent IP block has been removed.  Pab Sungenis   Sep-28-11 10:13 PM   #652 
        - For some posters on this board, any minor disagreement  Jamastiene   Sep-30-11 05:58 AM   #653 
  - Well, how about it Earl?  Pab Sungenis   Sep-30-11 01:34 PM   #654 
  - All quiet on the Western Front?  Pab Sungenis   Oct-04-11 02:23 PM   #655 
  - Gay DUers who disagree with the president are Log Cabin Republicans.  QC   Oct-05-11 02:32 PM   #656 
  - "You are ignoring the author of this thread."  racaulk   Oct-05-11 02:38 PM   #657 
  - It's deleted, who said it?  William769   Oct-05-11 04:45 PM   #658 
  - One of our loudest and nastiest antagonists,  QC   Oct-05-11 05:33 PM   #659 
  - I noticed that comment.  MNBrewer   Oct-05-11 07:01 PM   #660 
  - When will there be any movement on this subject?  plantwomyn   Oct-08-11 03:27 PM   #661 
  - I think the official line is to wait for DU3.  laconicsax   Oct-08-11 04:44 PM   #662 
     - DU3 will make the blind see and the lame walk.  QC   Oct-08-11 08:55 PM   #663 
        - I think it's the latter. n/t  laconicsax   Oct-08-11 10:49 PM   #664 
        - DU3 will firm your abs ,  Vanje   Oct-10-11 04:36 PM   #665 
        - Curls your hair, cleans your teeth, and makes childbirth a pleasure.  Pab Sungenis   Oct-12-11 08:20 AM   #666 
  - I guess we have our answers.  Pab Sungenis   Oct-12-11 01:21 PM   #667 
  - *ahem*  The Philosopher   Oct-28-11 12:10 PM   #668 
  - Looks like we can't discuss the appointment of a knuckledragging homophobic bigot to the DNC.  QC   Oct-29-11 09:34 AM   #669 
     - Looks like we CAN discuss it, as long as we keep it in the ghetto.  MNBrewer   Oct-29-11 11:00 AM   #670 
     - That is the decent thing to do, you know.  QC   Oct-29-11 11:52 AM   #671 
        - Except  The Philosopher   Oct-29-11 02:22 PM   #672 
           - Yes, but they are allowed to do that.  QC   Oct-29-11 02:30 PM   #673 
              - Someone has to keep us in our place  NMMNG   Oct-29-11 05:38 PM   #674 
                 - At least it's nice to have a place.  The Philosopher   Oct-29-11 06:07 PM   #675 
     - I think Skinner wasn't too clear on the natures of the fence being mended.  laconicsax   Oct-29-11 06:31 PM   #676 
     - Has  The Philosopher   Nov-03-11 09:51 PM   #678 
     - That's a rhetorical question, right? n/t  laconicsax   Nov-03-11 10:16 PM   #679 
        - That's what I fear....  The Philosopher   Nov-03-11 10:35 PM   #680 
     - Hadn't thought of it that way.  Iggo   Nov-09-11 07:43 AM   #684 
        - And don't make a fuss when they come down here and poke us with sticks.  Sub Atomic   Nov-09-11 10:30 AM   #685 
           - How dare you suggest that someone disrupt their civil right  Pab Sungenis   Nov-16-11 10:07 PM   #691 
     - It's also telling that the moderator who ended that discussion  Pab Sungenis   Oct-30-11 09:28 AM   #677 
        - Wait, what? Do you have a link? That is absolutely something we should be talking about. nt  stevenleser   Nov-08-11 09:42 PM   #683 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-11 10:17 AM   #687 
           - And another bigoted moderator tries to cover their tracks.  Pab Sungenis   Nov-15-11 05:26 PM   #688 
              - Are you surprised?  laconicsax   Nov-15-11 05:28 PM   #689 
                 - Not in the least.  Pab Sungenis   Nov-15-11 05:29 PM   #690 
                    - /\ That  Vanje   Nov-17-11 01:27 PM   #692 
                    - "Name Removed"  Pab Sungenis   Nov-17-11 05:07 PM   #695 
                    - Holy shit.  Sub Atomic   Nov-17-11 04:13 PM   #693 
                       - Tell me about it.  Pab Sungenis   Nov-17-11 05:06 PM   #694 
                          - ~`~`~~`~  Vanje   Nov-18-11 05:20 PM   #696 
                             - Yep. He has more avatars than Vishnu,  QC   Nov-19-11 09:46 AM   #697 
                                - And protected in every one as long as is humanly possible  Pab Sungenis   Nov-20-11 11:57 AM   #698 
  - Thanks!!! Very thoughtful and deeply appreciated!!! n/t  RKP5637   Nov-08-11 07:05 PM   #681 
  - How long do we have to wait for you to return to this thread?  Sub Atomic   Nov-08-11 08:33 PM   #682 
  - Lots of fencemendy deliciousness in this thread:  Pab Sungenis   Nov-14-11 09:43 AM   #686 
  - Keeping this kicked  Pab Sungenis   Nov-22-11 07:56 AM   #699 
  - And again.  Pab Sungenis   Nov-24-11 02:12 PM   #700 
     - Yeh. Kick  Vanje   Nov-24-11 02:53 PM   #701 
        - Kick again.  Pab Sungenis   Dec-01-11 06:59 AM   #702 
  - Giving this a good kick as well.  pecwae   Dec-02-11 06:41 AM   #703 
  - I have to admit after previewing DU3 with the hosting/jury system.  William769   Dec-07-11 01:26 PM   #704 
  - So far I like the jury system  HillWilliam   Dec-07-11 02:40 PM   #705 
  - This thread will be retired very soon along with this version of DU.  William769   Dec-10-11 03:01 PM   #706 
     - Ass Hat!  Vanje   Dec-10-11 07:11 PM   #707 
     - Me and MADEM send our love to you.  William769   Dec-10-11 07:29 PM   #708 
     - I hope so, William769.  NYC_SKP   Dec-12-11 08:27 PM   #711 
     - A lot of time has passed, but I think things have gotten better.  NYC_SKP   Oct-24-14 11:06 AM   #713 
 

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