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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-15-10 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #75
143. Touche!
I wasn't here then, but from what I've heard from other DU'ers who were, the 2004 primaries were every bit as nasty as anything that happened in 2008 was - if not worse.
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  -Do you think bullying is a problem on DU? prolesunited  Oct-14-10 04:28 PM   #0 
  - ok I am not going to vote in this  littlewolf   Oct-14-10 04:29 PM   #1 
  - Hey You...Get Off My Lawn !!!  RagAss   Oct-14-10 04:30 PM   #2 
  - lmao... you are such an asssss.  seabeyond   Oct-14-10 04:34 PM   #4 
     - LOL  RagAss   Oct-14-10 04:52 PM   #14 
  - HEY!!  AsahinaKimi   Oct-14-10 04:40 PM   #8 
  - Welcome; little wolves always have big hearts.  Ferret Annica   Oct-14-10 09:30 PM   #34 
  - People fight on politics blogs/websites all the time.  geek tragedy   Oct-14-10 04:31 PM   #3 
  - +1 Politics and religion. The very topics people avoid in polite conversation. nt  phasma ex machina   Oct-15-10 09:57 PM   #191 
  - yes.... i see bullying. and is funny after i see the very same people on the threads about bullyin  seabeyond   Oct-14-10 04:36 PM   #5 
  - we agree again  SargeUNN   Oct-15-10 10:42 AM   #105 
     - connect.....  seabeyond   Oct-15-10 11:41 AM   #118 
  - Yes, and thank you for saying it.  QC   Oct-14-10 04:38 PM   #6 
  - I've been noticing it more  prolesunited   Oct-14-10 04:45 PM   #10 
     - It's ugly, isn't it? n/t  QC   Oct-14-10 04:50 PM   #12 
     - Agreed. It's NOT "same as it ever was."  Ignis   Oct-14-10 05:23 PM   #20 
     - Thank you  prolesunited   Oct-14-10 05:46 PM   #21 
     - They know, or believe, that they are immune from repercussions and have become  Greyhound   Oct-14-10 11:53 PM   #58 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-15-10 10:44 AM   #106 
     - Yes, that's it in a nutshell.  Ignis   Oct-15-10 04:47 PM   #171 
     - Actually, primary nastiness is exactly what the atmosphere here reminds me of  tavalon   Oct-15-10 06:13 AM   #77 
        - It began with primary nastiness  Hatchling   Oct-15-10 08:44 AM   #85 
           - Ah, but grasshopper, you do not understand a fundamental tenet  tavalon   Oct-15-10 11:16 AM   #115 
     - I've noticed it, as well.  hamsterjill   Oct-14-10 09:43 PM   #37 
  - There may be insults and attacks on DU, but that doesn't make them bullying  muriel_volestrangler   Oct-14-10 04:38 PM   #7 
  - If that were true...  JuniperLea   Oct-14-10 04:44 PM   #9 
  - Don't agree with you assessment  prolesunited   Oct-14-10 04:50 PM   #11 
  - I agree that some intimidate posters into not challenging them.  Curmudgeoness   Oct-14-10 06:10 PM   #22 
  - That certainly happens.  Radical Activist   Oct-15-10 12:08 PM   #126 
  - The concept of being intimidated into not typing is alien to me.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-15-10 05:02 PM   #174 
  - I just put those people on ignore or take their negative comments with a  tigereye   Oct-15-10 09:18 PM   #188 
  - That's generally how I see it too - calling online prickishness 'bullying' seems  petronius   Oct-14-10 06:20 PM   #24 
  - DU Has Bullying Everytime There's An Election Cycle  NashVegas   Oct-15-10 07:33 AM   #80 
     - Over in the GLBT forum one of the guys said a goodbye to all of us  pgodbold   Oct-15-10 08:20 AM   #83 
  - i've met a few real assholes, but only a few in 8 years....pretty good record  spanone   Oct-14-10 04:51 PM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-14-10 04:52 PM   #15 
  - WHAT?  independent_voter   Oct-14-10 05:22 PM   #19 
  - Its the way its always been  quinnox   Oct-14-10 04:53 PM   #16 
  - Nope  LostInAnomie   Oct-14-10 04:55 PM   #17 
  - Anyone can see them rush to certain threads to lash out.  Bluenorthwest   Oct-14-10 05:18 PM   #18 
  - Lotsa browbeating, some low blows, but only a couple of bona fide bullies.  rucky   Oct-14-10 06:11 PM   #23 
  - Browbeating and low blows is bullying when there is no  Curmudgeoness   Oct-14-10 08:41 PM   #32 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-15-10 10:48 AM   #108 
  - I don't see it.  Iggo   Oct-14-10 06:34 PM   #25 
  - yes, if you mean nasty responses to posts, etc. that said, those posts are essentially  KG   Oct-14-10 06:39 PM   #26 
  - Sure it is  madokie   Oct-14-10 06:45 PM   #27 
  - Absolutely  Sugarcoated   Oct-14-10 06:57 PM   #28 
  - Easy to get around, really. I was "bullied" by a little group in a post I had about a neighbor who  CTyankee   Oct-14-10 08:08 PM   #29 
  - With all of the pain and suffering in the world, you chose to be worried  DainBramaged   Oct-14-10 10:36 PM   #50 
  - wow, dain, still so sensitive, aren't you?  CTyankee   Oct-15-10 08:20 AM   #82 
     - Pathetic, truly pathetic  DainBramaged   Oct-15-10 10:16 AM   #101 
        - I would say both of you  prolesunited   Oct-15-10 12:10 PM   #127 
        - I get what you are saying...it's kind of sad when a thread gets turned into something  CTyankee   Oct-16-10 08:27 AM   #199 
           - Awwww aren't you special, you got your neighbor to knuckle under  DainBramaged   Oct-16-10 10:31 AM   #201 
              - you're in a hole, dain. Stop digging...  CTyankee   Oct-16-10 02:28 PM   #206 
        - I did nothing of a sort . Either you are confusing me with someone else or  CTyankee   Oct-15-10 02:32 PM   #151 
           - It is not a worthy path to take. Is that a threat?  DainBramaged   Oct-15-10 03:06 PM   #156 
              - I have not one single person on Ignore. I have never used it.  CTyankee   Oct-15-10 03:17 PM   #158 
                 - This was a classic thread, and a classic example of noseyneighborism  DainBramaged   Oct-15-10 03:34 PM   #159 
  - Yes, making fun of them really does make them mad. n/t  Cleita   Oct-15-10 12:08 AM   #60 
     - I'm too old to get worked up anyway, even if I wanted to, which I don't!  CTyankee   Oct-15-10 08:59 AM   #87 
     - And Cleita  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 11:03 AM   #111 
  - Nope.  GoneOffShore   Oct-14-10 08:24 PM   #30 
  - "Anonymous bully" is an oxymoron.  darkstar3   Oct-14-10 08:34 PM   #31 
  - Never been cyber stalked, I see. N/t  Le Taz Hot   Oct-15-10 09:15 AM   #90 
  - "Stalking" of any form requires a certain lack of anonymity,  darkstar3   Oct-15-10 10:24 AM   #102 
  - This was not on DU but it if they ,  Le Taz Hot   Oct-16-10 06:26 AM   #197 
     - Two problems:  darkstar3   Oct-16-10 10:01 AM   #200 
  - How does someone "stalk" the moniker "Le Taz Hot"? Or "apocalypsehow" for that matter?  apocalypsehow   Oct-15-10 01:09 PM   #142 
     - I've no idea what you're referring to when you say  Le Taz Hot   Oct-16-10 06:19 AM   #196 
        - I don't mean "you" specifically - I meant the generic "you" that takes the affirmative position as  apocalypsehow   Oct-16-10 01:46 PM   #204 
  - Exactly...nt  SidDithers   Oct-15-10 12:55 PM   #134 
  - +1 n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-15-10 02:48 PM   #153 
  - I don't see it here. I see more people claiming it's going on.  BurtWorm   Oct-14-10 09:13 PM   #33 
  - Oh Jesus H. Christ...  snooper2   Oct-14-10 09:32 PM   #35 
  - Wow, people whine a lot.  KansasVoter   Oct-14-10 09:33 PM   #36 
  - I've never seen anyone bullied.  MrSlayer   Oct-14-10 09:47 PM   #38 
  - Well, 120 people seem to disagree so far  prolesunited   Oct-14-10 09:58 PM   #40 
  - Yes, I see that.  MrSlayer   Oct-14-10 10:10 PM   #43 
  - I've seen it many many times.  donheld   Oct-14-10 10:32 PM   #48 
  - Can you give an example (without calling people out)?  BurtWorm   Oct-15-10 10:25 AM   #103 
  - Yeah, you newbeys miss everything.....  cliffordu   Oct-15-10 02:21 AM   #68 
  - There is almost NO debate left. Any back and forth gets locked.  WingDinger   Oct-14-10 09:51 PM   #39 
  - The only locked thread on the first 3 pages of GD:  A-Schwarzenegger   Oct-14-10 09:59 PM   #41 
  - Well, I've been here about 3 months and I already have 14 people on ignore.  pgodbold   Oct-14-10 10:09 PM   #42 
  - I had a couple from way back in the day  Sugarcoated   Oct-14-10 11:45 PM   #55 
  - My ignore list needs a drum roll when I load it.  Jamastiene   Oct-16-10 07:59 AM   #198 
  - Yes, pile ons are a form of bullying  ecstatic   Oct-14-10 10:16 PM   #44 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Oct-15-10 12:05 AM   #59 
  - It's pathetic how clever they think they are. n/t  Catherina   Oct-15-10 09:46 AM   #93 
  - I had seen that happen, then had it happen to me  DeschutesRiver   Oct-15-10 11:06 AM   #113 
  - They did it to me on one particularly long thread.  HughBeaumont   Oct-15-10 04:07 PM   #165 
  - Yes...it is the main reason why I don't view GDP. n/t  demmiblue   Oct-14-10 10:21 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-14-10 10:24 PM   #46 
  - Oh I see. No criticism of what GDP has become is permitted. Ok, I'll try again  Catherina   Oct-15-10 09:48 AM   #95 
     - GDP makes me feel all funny down there!  QC   Oct-17-10 09:56 PM   #209 
  - without a doubt. harassment, stalking, threats of offline mayhem...it's all there.  nashville_brook   Oct-14-10 10:32 PM   #47 
  - Offline mayhem?  Renew Deal   Oct-14-10 10:36 PM   #49 
  - If someone threatens someone else with "offline mayhem", they should be banned.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-15-10 12:45 AM   #64 
  - I can quite honestly say I've never seen any bullying  Upton   Oct-14-10 10:40 PM   #51 
  - Yes. And it's quite amusing that some of the people posting in this thread  JackBeck   Oct-14-10 10:43 PM   #52 
  - Could the 142 of you that voted for the last answer please identify yourselves.  WonderGrunion   Oct-14-10 11:26 PM   #53 
  - People who get a little too aggresive with me end up on ignore. I don't have the time in my life  applegrove   Oct-14-10 11:37 PM   #54 
  - I'm with you  Sugarcoated   Oct-14-10 11:49 PM   #57 
     - Me, too.  GoCubsGo   Oct-15-10 12:33 PM   #131 
        - I have two people on ignore right now.  applegrove   Oct-15-10 07:43 PM   #177 
  - Do you think the administration will notice these results?  Greyhound   Oct-14-10 11:49 PM   #56 
  - Notice yes. Take action until it affects to bottom line? Not so sure. n/t  Catherina   Oct-15-10 09:50 AM   #96 
  - No n/t  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 10:58 AM   #110 
  - do you really think that they don't think about this stuff? DId you miss the  tigereye   Oct-15-10 09:35 PM   #189 
     - Did you notice the poll results?  Greyhound   Oct-16-10 02:20 PM   #205 
        - I beg your pardon? That isn't what I said.  tigereye   Oct-16-10 02:47 PM   #207 
  - I've seen bullying and I've seen baiting.  TriMera   Oct-15-10 12:20 AM   #61 
  - Someone being an asshole anonymously on the internet to another anonymous person doesn't fit my  Warren DeMontague   Oct-15-10 12:42 AM   #62 
  - what if words can inflict pain too?  hfojvt   Oct-15-10 03:06 AM   #71 
  - "Some people even go so far as to unrec." - Damn. You had me going, there.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-15-10 03:43 AM   #74 
  - LOL!  apocalypsehow   Oct-15-10 01:03 PM   #136 
  - Well said...  SidDithers   Oct-15-10 01:02 PM   #135 
  - Hell Yes  DonCoquixote   Oct-15-10 12:43 AM   #63 
  - i can't vote -- you left out the  orleans   Oct-15-10 12:48 AM   #65 
  - +1 million!  saracat   Oct-15-10 02:05 AM   #66 
  - Yes. In some places it is like a regular Reign of Terror, complete with condemning crowd.  political_Dem   Oct-15-10 02:09 AM   #67 
  - Getting threads they disagree with locked has become a contest  DainBramaged   Oct-15-10 03:09 AM   #73 
  - I agree  blue_onyx   Oct-15-10 10:47 AM   #107 
     - You got that right!  neverforget   Oct-17-10 10:39 PM   #211 
  - LOL - the 2008 primaries never end. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Oct-15-10 02:27 AM   #69 
  - You're wrong.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-15-10 03:44 AM   #75 
     - Touche!  apocalypsehow   Oct-15-10 01:12 PM   #143 
  - Oh for pete's sake. nt  woo me with science   Oct-15-10 02:52 AM   #70 
  - I say, it was absolutely atrocious the way legitimate concerns about the moon bombing were handled.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-15-10 03:53 AM   #76 
     - Bwah!  woo me with science   Oct-15-10 12:22 PM   #129 
     - That was such a fun thread  NeedleCast   Oct-15-10 04:05 PM   #164 
     - You are immortal now.  beam me up scottie   Oct-15-10 08:39 PM   #180 
     - That. Was. Epic.  beam me up scottie   Oct-15-10 08:40 PM   #181 
  - Compared to most other forums, DU is pretty damn civil.  name not needed   Oct-15-10 03:08 AM   #72 
  - Bullying is a problem here like it is everywhere  lunatica   Oct-15-10 06:26 AM   #78 
  - HELL NO! And if you mention it again, I'll rip your fucking LUNGS out!  HopeHoops   Oct-15-10 07:30 AM   #79 
  - honestly, DU made me disappointed in Democrats.  stuntcat   Oct-15-10 07:36 AM   #81 
  - I don't know about bullying, but there is definitely a "gang" mentality  Stinky The Clown   Oct-15-10 08:44 AM   #84 
  - yeah, sometimes there are feuds about stuff that has nothing to do with  tigereye   Oct-15-10 09:41 PM   #190 
  - I have to assume that the DUers who think bullying on DU  sufrommich   Oct-15-10 08:50 AM   #86 
  - No  bigwillq   Oct-15-10 09:02 AM   #88 
  - A form of bullying that is never discussed  Le Taz Hot   Oct-15-10 09:12 AM   #89 
  - that's happened to you too, huh?  WolverineDG   Oct-15-10 01:19 PM   #145 
  - Absolutely. -eom-  HuckleB   Oct-15-10 03:05 PM   #155 
  - Bullying? Um, if you feel bullied...close the browser window.  NYC Liberal   Oct-15-10 09:43 AM   #91 
  - Well said...  SidDithers   Oct-15-10 01:06 PM   #140 
  - Exactly  Stevenmarc   Oct-15-10 05:09 PM   #175 
  - Sometimes Captain Obvious is sorely needed around here.  woo me with science   Oct-15-10 07:54 PM   #178 
  - They act like they're that poor kid who has to get on the bus every fucking day,  beam me up scottie   Oct-15-10 08:48 PM   #183 
  - Of course not.  bikebloke   Oct-15-10 09:46 AM   #92 
  - GIVE ME YOUR LUNCH MONEY OR ELSE!  Regret My New Name   Oct-15-10 09:47 AM   #94 
  - Keep it up, and I'll unrec you again!  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-15-10 02:52 PM   #154 
     - I'm telling on you to skinner.  Regret My New Name   Oct-16-10 12:12 PM   #202 
  - Yes and I can name names  kgnu_fan   Oct-15-10 09:53 AM   #97 
  - Please do ..  butterfly77   Oct-15-10 10:15 PM   #192 
  - People are always horrible to one another on the internet. I'm not sure "bullying" is the right word  Donald Ian Rankin   Oct-15-10 09:54 AM   #98 
  - You bet, and they won't comment in this thread either......  DainBramaged   Oct-15-10 10:13 AM   #99 
  - Yo, you hit a nerve there  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 11:10 AM   #114 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-15-10 01:17 PM   #144 
  - Maybe  Renew Deal   Oct-15-10 10:15 AM   #100 
  - Yes. Just check out threads where certain posters are relentlessly attacked.  Pathwalker   Oct-15-10 10:27 AM   #104 
  - If you don't march lock-step with the 'majority' opinion on an issue  astral   Oct-15-10 10:51 AM   #109 
  - I think majority/minority has nothing to do with it.  JackRiddler   Oct-15-10 11:04 AM   #112 
     - And Jack Riddler hits it out of the park,  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 11:20 AM   #116 
        - Right, the "pony brigade"  JackRiddler   Oct-15-10 11:48 AM   #121 
  - Yes it is. Yesterday I got stalked & hassled in a couple of threads, one of which was my own OP.  earth mom   Oct-15-10 11:22 AM   #117 
  - Nobody is forcing you to be here  TonyMontana   Oct-15-10 11:44 AM   #119 
  - True  prolesunited   Oct-15-10 11:59 AM   #122 
  - Really?  DainBramaged   Oct-15-10 12:08 PM   #125 
  - Many consider this a community.  HuckleB   Oct-15-10 04:38 PM   #169 
     - This used to be a community.  QC   Oct-19-10 08:47 AM   #212 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-15-10 11:45 AM   #120 
  - I'm not in either camp  prolesunited   Oct-15-10 12:02 PM   #123 
  - I'm putting in for a raise from 20 cents a reply to thirty - and a solid dollar per OP.  apocalypsehow   Oct-15-10 01:05 PM   #137 
  - I think this minimizes what "bullying" really is.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-15-10 12:06 PM   #124 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-15-10 01:25 PM   #146 
     - So you're suggesting that the handful of posters who believe that bullying doesn't exist  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-15-10 01:49 PM   #148 
        - Nope, that's not exactly what I said  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 02:23 PM   #150 
           - Vox populi.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-15-10 02:44 PM   #152 
              - Semantics, definitions, other sites  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 03:46 PM   #161 
                 - My main point was that this trivializes bullying.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-15-10 04:53 PM   #172 
  - About half of the problems are caused by first replies.  JackRiddler   Oct-15-10 12:14 PM   #128 
  - I haven't seen it often, but I may not have gone on the relevant threads.  LeftishBrit   Oct-15-10 12:31 PM   #130 
  - This site is tame compared to the rest of the internet.  Dash87   Oct-15-10 12:36 PM   #132 
  - No...  SidDithers   Oct-15-10 12:51 PM   #133 
  - the word bullying is overused here  Whisp   Oct-15-10 01:06 PM   #138 
  - No  NeedleCast   Oct-15-10 01:06 PM   #139 
  - Recently I saw what seemed like a baiting thread have  izzybeans   Oct-15-10 01:09 PM   #141 
  - Bingo, izzybeans n/t  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 01:30 PM   #147 
  - yes, I can now see the orchestration very clearly. Just pay attention  kgnu_fan   Oct-15-10 01:55 PM   #149 
  - And only the owners benefit -  TBF   Oct-15-10 03:40 PM   #160 
  - More and more stuff seems orchestrated, which mean cliques, which means bullying.  HuckleB   Oct-15-10 04:01 PM   #163 
  - only if getting called a PUMA for criticizing Obama is bullying  CreekDog   Oct-15-10 03:08 PM   #157 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-15-10 03:59 PM   #162 
  - I dunno, but certain "sensibles" seem bulletproof in their flamethrowing.  HughBeaumont   Oct-15-10 04:11 PM   #166 
  - Large message boards can be very distressing  woo me with science   Oct-15-10 04:11 PM   #167 
  - Or those that want to  robdogbucky   Oct-15-10 04:36 PM   #168 
  - +42!  dbt   Oct-15-10 05:00 PM   #173 
  - How terribly exhausting it must be  woo me with science   Oct-15-10 06:30 PM   #176 
     - And the unrecs!  beam me up scottie   Oct-15-10 08:51 PM   #184 
        - Honestly, I don't think about them.  woo me with science   Oct-15-10 10:33 PM   #194 
  - I'm on dial-up now, do you have any idea how long I have to wait to be bullied?  beam me up scottie   Oct-15-10 09:02 PM   #187 
     - I never thought of that.  woo me with science   Oct-15-10 10:31 PM   #193 
  - I call it nagging, and there's an abundance of that.  TexasObserver   Oct-15-10 04:45 PM   #170 
  - Bully intimidation from virtual fuckwads?  Baclava   Oct-15-10 08:15 PM   #179 
  - There are a bunch of issues where there is one acceptable point of view.  county worker   Oct-15-10 08:44 PM   #182 
  - There's a tendency .... sometimes you can turn it around .... sometimes  defendandprotect   Oct-15-10 08:52 PM   #185 
  - hmm, do you mean rudeness, or people who can't seem to deal well with  tigereye   Oct-15-10 08:54 PM   #186 
  - I didn't until I saw the new topic in my post below:  Mimosa   Oct-15-10 10:36 PM   #195 
  - DU is pretty well bully proof.  Whisp   Oct-16-10 12:21 PM   #203 
  - "Bullying" is hyperbole.  Quantess   Oct-16-10 02:55 PM   #208 
  - Hey, it's just text flashing on your computer monitor. If you don't like it you can just laugh it  totodeinhere   Oct-17-10 10:32 PM   #210 
 

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