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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-13 03:08 AM
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7. I wonder how they even know about a post at Du2 so quickly,
Edited on Wed Feb-20-13 03:13 AM by No Elephants
I used to post on a board that was mostly a small group of female internet friends, posting news stories, but mostly taling friend stuff that we had in common. I hesitate to say, but it's true: a lot of it had to do with stereotypically female things that we all had in common. supermarket items, kids, clothes, shoes, home decor, etc.

Post a story even tangentially relating to the Confederacy, though, and faster than you could say "armed insurrection" several thugs were posting on the board, defending everything, down to and including slavery, with the usual talking points. Those who identified their own gender self-identified as male.

I very much doubt they had been lurking until they finally saw a topioc that motivated them enough to post.


Similar things used to happen at DU2. I would notice it especially with, again, the Confederacy, and affirmative action. Oh, and guns.

Suddenly, you would have on one thread lots of folks who had registered years earlier than I had. Some of them had under a thousand posts. Some had not much over. None of them had post counts consistent with a long time DUer who was still hanging around. But, there they were, and in clusters, and very soon after the thread started. I would notice because, when I saw right leaning statements on the board, I would be more likely to check profiles.

I always wondered how the thread got to their attention so quickly.
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