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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 02:53 PM
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94. well written and much needed post, Thank You.
Democratic Underground has become just another blog where drama sells...

It's still one of the best places for breaking news and the inside story but as far as the community itself? I'm shocked by the abject rudeness. It's as bad as -if not worse than- the hannity's and orielly's; smug, self satisfied, berating, baiting, insulting and inflammatory posts/replies all JUST to get a reaction- worse because it's coming from people that CLAIM to be Democrats/progressives.

The new unrec feature makes it all the worse- the overall atmosphere is one of contempt - it's just over the top PETTY nastiness being encouraged and condoned by our very own. It's a modern day Coliseum and it disgusts me.
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  -Has DU lost it's Soul in some ways? The Straight Story  Jul-11-09 02:26 AM   #0 
  - The most radical revolutionary is a conservative the day after the revolution.  billyoc   Jul-11-09 02:30 AM   #1 
  - Even two years ago  noamnety   Jul-11-09 02:40 AM   #4 
  - K&R. Well spoken...  Rhiannon12866   Jul-11-09 02:33 AM   #2 
  - I see a lot of disrespect and need to silence other people's ideas  Cant trust em   Jul-11-09 02:38 AM   #3 
  - The inability to civilly disagree is killing us.  Ignis   Jul-11-09 03:42 AM   #15 
     - ditto  dipsydoodle   Jul-11-09 04:38 AM   #28 
     - it's not just that.  druidity33   Jul-11-09 06:51 AM   #39 
        - "if the counter-argument is persuasive and fact-based"  Ignis   Jul-11-09 03:25 PM   #57 
           - so true  druidity33   Jul-11-09 07:42 PM   #64 
              - Funny characters, but not great role models.  Ignis   Jul-12-09 04:24 AM   #83 
                 - hey thanks!  druidity33   Jul-12-09 06:54 AM   #87 
  - is this another "i remember when" post where current DU'rs don't meet up with the standards of old?  1   Jul-11-09 02:45 AM   #5 
  - Yes it is (nt)  The Straight Story   Jul-11-09 02:53 AM   #7 
  - well then. *kiss* and bless you...  1   Jul-11-09 02:59 AM   #9 
  - Thank you for being Exhibit A, 1!  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 02:58 AM   #8 
  - i will stay off your lawn. and i'm sorry you had to walk, uphill both ways, through the snow...  1   Jul-11-09 03:38 AM   #13 
     - And B!  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 03:51 AM   #17 
        - see now, that must be some disrespect among the ancient of y'all here...  1   Jul-11-09 04:15 AM   #23 
           - And C!  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 04:26 AM   #26 
              - no. we have given up on you. state your letters as you will. you cannae thrill us neamore...  1   Jul-11-09 04:38 AM   #27 
                 - We? I hope all of you have a good night.  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 04:43 AM   #31 
                 - and yours...  1   Jul-11-09 04:53 AM   #34 
                 - NT  timtom   Jul-11-09 08:21 AM   #45 
  - Wow  spiritual_gunfighter   Jul-11-09 04:52 AM   #33 
  - NT  timtom   Jul-11-09 08:17 AM   #44 
  - I remember when you were cool.  Forkboy   Jul-11-09 02:23 PM   # 
  - Perfectly tone deaf.  NoSheep   Jul-12-09 12:18 AM   #76 
  - "There is a difference in disagreeing with someone and ripping them apart."  chill_wind   Jul-11-09 02:46 AM   #6 
  - Not your imagination. Gratuitous nails out all the time.  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 03:00 AM   #10 
  - This is a place that frank solich guy would feel comfortable in these days  Generic Other   Jul-11-09 12:48 PM   #48 
     - The very first thread I read this morning was enough to make me want to log out.  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 05:08 PM   #60 
  - "the appetite for blood sport"  Ignis   Jul-11-09 03:44 AM   #16 
  - Yes - the simple but important difference  dipsydoodle   Jul-11-09 04:40 AM   #29 
  - School's out for Summer  Lorien   Jul-11-09 04:58 AM   #36 
  - I don't think anyone has ever accused me of being intentionally cruel or heartless...  Mythsaje   Jul-11-09 03:02 AM   #11 
  - Mythsage, I just want to let you know: I, for one, am very glad that you are still here!  Th1onein   Jul-12-09 02:30 AM   #80 
  - Maybe I don't swim deep enough, but I see plenty of civil debate . . .  MrModerate   Jul-11-09 03:14 AM   #12 
  - as someone who is relatively new here  handmade34   Jul-11-09 03:41 AM   #14 
  - K to the R - Erryday is a repeat of the day before. DU seems saturated with rude crass asses.  Sunnyshine   Jul-11-09 03:56 AM   #18 
  - That's really what this is coming to.. factionalism.  Mythsaje   Jul-11-09 04:00 AM   #20 
  - Exactly  omega minimo   Jul-11-09 04:03 AM   #21 
  - Don't mean to start a flame war with you because I refuse to participate  spiritual_gunfighter   Jul-11-09 05:03 AM   #37 
     - ..  omega minimo   Jul-11-09 03:25 PM   #56 
  - I *hate* those icons. They're disrespectful & more than that, stupid.  Hannah Bell   Jul-12-09 04:58 AM   #85 
  - It is a Rovian (read, Money Party) strategy.  HCE SuiGeneris   Jul-11-09 03:59 AM   #19 
  - somebody else thought so  hfojvt   Jul-11-09 04:14 AM   #22 
  - I can rec this thread, then someone else can unrec it. What's the point?  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-11-09 04:16 AM   #24 
  - I too have been here from the beginning  zeemike   Jul-11-09 04:26 AM   #25 
  - seems to me that there was less diversity embracing  hfojvt   Jul-11-09 04:48 AM   #32 
  - That's certainly a lot of it  Lorien   Jul-11-09 04:57 AM   #35 
  - I think I'm going to have to start using Ignore a lot more.  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 04:42 AM   #30 
  - I've always tried to avoid Ignore, but ...  Ignis   Jul-11-09 03:35 PM   #58 
     - I've used Ignore as a cyber time out sort of often.  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 04:34 PM   #59 
     - I rarely use Ignore but I see your point  goclark   Jul-11-09 10:30 PM   #74 
        - Not replying to evil replies is a tough skill to learn.  Ignis   Jul-12-09 04:15 AM   #82 
  - Thank you for provoking thoughts on this aspect.  JohnnyLib2   Jul-11-09 06:14 AM   #38 
  - It's actually what's been lingering in GLBT forums spilling out into  BR_Parkway   Jul-11-09 07:02 AM   #40 
  - The short answer is yes. The hate is palpable.  RagAss   Jul-11-09 07:06 AM   #41 
  - no  Botany   Jul-11-09 08:05 AM   #42 
  - Yes.  cornermouse   Jul-11-09 08:14 AM   #43 
  - Until we learn to ingnore o disrespectful assholes...  rucky   Jul-11-09 08:22 AM   #46 
  - Handing wringing over our lack of civility  DefenseLawyer   Jul-11-09 08:42 AM   #47 
  - "Hand wringing"? The casual incivility doesn't even register any more apparently.  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 05:25 PM   #63 
  - Example du jour?  chill_wind   Jul-11-09 01:45 PM   #49 
  - We seemed to have lost the common enemy that united us  NJmaverick   Jul-11-09 01:48 PM   #50 
  - As of about a week ago, the way I see DU is different  Bluenorthwest   Jul-11-09 01:59 PM   #51 
  - But all I do is make snark  KamaAina   Jul-11-09 02:23 PM   #54 
  - Thanks....a lot of concern trolling  AnnInLa   Jul-11-09 02:11 PM   #52 
  - I think the root of it is the fact that we no longer have a republican President...  BlooInBloo   Jul-11-09 02:12 PM   #53 
  - The soul of DU is only as far away as some member of DU needing help  truedelphi   Jul-11-09 02:41 PM   #55 
  - Sorry to be nit-picky Straight Story, but  GeorgeGist   Jul-11-09 05:15 PM   #61 
  - No, it's not deceptive in the least. This community has done a lot  EFerrari   Jul-11-09 05:19 PM   #62 
  - Straight Story, I don't think DU will ever lose its soul.  northofdenali   Jul-11-09 08:18 PM   #65 
  - As of late, DU seems to have contracted an infection...  and-justice-for-all   Jul-11-09 08:23 PM   #66 
  - I am so tired of being attacked for being against the wars...  followthemoney   Jul-11-09 08:39 PM   #67 
  - Same here  slay   Jul-11-09 09:27 PM   #69 
     - But calling people cheerleaders just pisses other people off and its uncalled for  Jennicut   Jul-11-09 09:32 PM   #70 
        - I didn't call them cheerleaders  slay   Jul-11-09 09:41 PM   #71 
           - The thing is, its okay to disagree. Some of my closest friends on this board are people  Jennicut   Jul-11-09 09:46 PM   #72 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-09 09:23 PM   #68 
  - K&R!  pacalo   Jul-11-09 09:59 PM   #73 
  - Sadly  wantoutnow   Jul-12-09 12:14 AM   #75 
  - Your message is a nice one, but I think it's a bit unrealistic.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Jul-12-09 12:41 AM   #77 
  - Thank you for saying it so well, The Straight Story.  bertman   Jul-12-09 12:41 AM   #78 
  - a thoughtful thread  medeak   Jul-12-09 12:56 AM   #79 
  - who is doing it?  G_j   Jul-12-09 03:39 AM   #81 
  - Yep, DU is becoming the dem version of freeperville now. nt  earth mom   Jul-12-09 04:51 AM   #84 
  - I often found in my life that the more you look for something the more you find  nolabels   Jul-12-09 05:00 AM   #86 
  - I'm not entirely sure if DU has lost it's soul. But I'm about to find out with my next Topic.  Wizard777   Jul-12-09 06:58 AM   #88 
  - No I don't think DU has lost it's soul. In fact I think it has improved.  Wizard777   Jul-13-09 07:56 AM   #89 
     - I spoke too soon. But I actually practice what I preach.  Wizard777   Jul-13-09 09:23 AM   #90 
  - Imhotep....Imhotep...Imhotep nt  LeftHander   Jul-13-09 09:50 AM   #91 
  - ttt  Blue_Tires   Jul-13-09 11:07 AM   #92 
  - W/o Bushco, the differences between lefties and moderate/conservative Dems is stark  Echo In Light   Jul-13-09 11:23 AM   #93 
  - well written and much needed post, Thank You.  Raffi Ella   Jul-13-09 02:53 PM   #94 

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