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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-01-08 10:40 AM
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Thoughts on posting at DU
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Posting on an internet board like this one is very different from talking to someone in real life. For one thing, there are no preconceived notions about an individual based upon physical characteristics. One is known here merely by username, avatar, and, most importantly, the words that they write.

It is what we write that not only tells other people about us, but tells us about ourselves. It is interesting sometime to sit back and look at one's posts and reflect on what they show. Kindness? Sympathy? Generosity? Fear? Anger? Sarcasm? Hate? Are the qualities showing up in your posts the ones you wish to hold?

It is important to remember that everyone does not espouse to hold the same qualities as valuable. Some look at posting here as a game, perhaps even a war, while others look at it as a means of obtaining information from sources that they trust. Others look to the board for companionship of like-minded individuals. And there are some brilliant souls here who use the board as a forum for their creative genius with words (oh if only I had their talent!).

I guess what I'm trying to say is that it is important to realize that people are here for different reasons, but all are bound by certain core ideals of supporting the Democratic Party and progressive thought. We all choose our words and actions, but we can always choose to choose again. If certain threads here have gotten you in a frazzle, it may be wise to consider backing away from them for a while, and to take the time to examine the qualities you wish to cultivate and to express, since the only way most DUers know you is through your words.

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  -Thoughts on posting at DU ayeshahaqqiqa  Mar-01-08 10:40 AM   #0 
  - Very thoughful and intelligent post, my friend!  NanceGreggs   Mar-01-08 10:42 AM   #1 
  - This is indeed an honor, coming from you  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-01-08 10:55 AM   #8 
     - Thank you so much, ayeshahaqqiqa!  NanceGreggs   Mar-01-08 12:11 PM   #26 
        - and yet... you brought laughs and a smile to many people's faces with that cute response! ha  themartyred   Mar-01-08 11:16 PM   #48 
  - Thanks ayesha for this thoughtful post and gentle reminder,  stellanoir   Mar-01-08 10:43 AM   #2 
  - Thank you  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-01-08 10:56 AM   #9 
  - Fine post! Thanks!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-01-08 10:43 AM   #3 
  - ........  doublethink   Mar-01-08 10:44 AM   #4 
  - So true, thanks  madokie   Mar-01-08 10:46 AM   #5 
  - well said.  ulysses   Mar-01-08 10:48 AM   #6 
  - as were your posts  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-01-08 10:56 AM   #10 
     - thank you.  ulysses   Mar-01-08 11:08 AM   #17 
  - its why I don't reveal my profile  provis99   Mar-01-08 10:48 AM   #7 
  - Well at least you had the foresight to not call yourself "lumberjack".  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-01-08 11:04 AM   #15 
     - you're ok  ulysses   Mar-01-08 11:07 AM   #16 
     - To be honest...  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-01-08 11:12 AM   #18 
        - but do you wear...  ulysses   Mar-01-08 11:26 AM   #22 
     - Great sense of humor there, Jeff!  vickitulsa   Mar-01-08 11:20 AM   #19 
        - Sorry Vickitulsa  H8fascistcons   Mar-01-08 08:35 PM   #32 
           - Oh I don't think you should apologize one bit!  vickitulsa   Mar-02-08 12:46 AM   #53 
  - Excellent post. K & R.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Mar-01-08 10:58 AM   #11 
  - all this makes it very interesting  itsjustme   Mar-01-08 11:01 AM   #12 
  - Well said  NV Whino   Mar-01-08 11:02 AM   #13 
  - Well said.  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-01-08 11:02 AM   #14 
  - Very well put!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-01-08 11:24 AM   #20 
  - Lovely post  malaise   Mar-01-08 11:25 AM   #21 
  - Wonderful post, thank you  Warpy   Mar-01-08 11:43 AM   #23 
  - "...all are bound by certain core ideals of supporting the Democratic Party and progressive thought"  live love laugh   Mar-01-08 11:45 AM   #24 
  - K&R! Excellent post! Thank you. :o) n/t  caseycoon   Mar-01-08 12:05 PM   #25 
  - One of the most important social graces a person could have would be the ability to choose one's  8_year_nightmare   Mar-01-08 12:59 PM   #27 
  - thank you for always being so generous with your wisdom, ayeshahaqqiqa  UpInArms   Mar-01-08 01:10 PM   #28 
  - Wonderful, Ayesha.  Dora   Mar-01-08 04:34 PM   #29 
  - Thank you greatly.  John Gauger   Mar-01-08 08:13 PM   #30 
  - well said, ayeshahaaqqiqa  blondie58   Mar-01-08 08:29 PM   #31 
  - Hi from Arkansas Ayesha, Marty  pattmarty   Mar-01-08 08:36 PM   #33 
  - Right you are, and good advice.  casus belli   Mar-01-08 08:58 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-08 09:15 PM   #35 
  - What the hell are you talking about?  uberllama42   Mar-01-08 09:35 PM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-08 09:44 PM   #40 
     - ...  rosesaylavee   Mar-01-08 10:14 PM   #43 
        - I didn't even see the reply before they took it down  uberllama42   Mar-02-08 08:27 PM   #57 
           - Just more blather.  rosesaylavee   Mar-03-08 01:43 PM   #59 
  - This is the second straight anti-Democratic party post I've seen from you today.  pnwmom   Mar-01-08 11:03 PM   #46 
  - Evil?  FedUp_Queer   Mar-01-08 11:16 PM   #49 
  - Rotfflmfao  PerfectSage   Mar-02-08 12:09 AM   #51 
  - It's also important to ask  skepticscott   Mar-01-08 09:24 PM   #36 
  - I'll kick to that  The Straight Story   Mar-01-08 09:31 PM   #37 
  - Honestly. Even though I get to VENT,...I rarely feel ashamed because,....  sicksicksick_N_tired   Mar-01-08 09:32 PM   #38 
  - "Always make your words soft and sweet, because  mitchtv   Mar-01-08 09:59 PM   #41 
  - Thank you for this.  LibDemAlways   Mar-01-08 10:14 PM   #42 
  - Very kind and thoughtful thread.  rosesaylavee   Mar-01-08 10:17 PM   #44 
  - Great post!  Tresalisa   Mar-01-08 10:43 PM   #45 
  - A good reminder for us all, at a time when many of us are probably  pnwmom   Mar-01-08 11:06 PM   #47 
  - ayeshahaqqiqa ?  jeff30997   Mar-01-08 11:49 PM   #50 
  - ayeshahaqqiqa?? WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN!???!?!?  underpants   Mar-02-08 12:31 AM   #52 
  - K & R and in full agreement! Thank you, ayeshahaqqiqa!  mother earth   Mar-02-08 09:04 AM   #54 
  - And also how you answer or if you answer n/t  Annces   Mar-02-08 09:17 AM   #55 
  - An excellent reminder, save for one point . . .  defendandprotect   Mar-02-08 10:12 AM   #56 
  - Well stated ayeshahaqqiqa.  no_hypocrisy   Mar-02-08 08:38 PM   #58 
  - Well said  BoneDaddy   Mar-03-08 02:05 PM   #60 

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