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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:00 AM
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Am I wasting my time?
no one seems to ever respond to my posts. maybe i need to get a life?
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:02 AM
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1. No, you probably just need to get your post # up.
Nobody responds to mine, either, and I am the queen of threadkillers!
Which means that I am apologizing in advance for killing your thread.

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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:04 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. dont worry
you prove I exist, thank you.
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 06:21 AM
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52. You might not exist. I really can't tell.
Let me think about it, and if you exist, I'll get back to you.
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:04 AM
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3. Heh, heh
We've all been there, my friend. We're known as "thread killers" It can drive you batty. On many occasions I have pounded out a serious, thought provoking post only to have zero replies, and yet the next evening (like tonight) I will post a silly little thing and get 50 replies. Go figure.

Keep at it.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:06 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. I tend to notice
that if you want to be assured responses, post positive things about Joe Lieberman
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:31 AM
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28. LOL!
:D
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #5
35. Hey is this a GD joke?
No Lieber slams in the lounge.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 02:17 AM
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44. Or start posting fluff
like "should I cut my hair"? or "mmmm...bananas and Hershey's syrup"! Or maybe find a cute puppy or kitten photo to post from the web. Most people either don't want to think too much or they're out looking for a fight; fewer are actually looking for a serious discussion, and fewer still are looking for ways that they can personally be involved in bringing positive changes to American politics.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 04:00 AM
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48. I've endured the same damn thing, GOPFighter.
I wouldn't mind it, if only the threads that I killed were destroyed by a genuinely bad response.

Instead, I research and toil over a fucking masterpiece of a post and get nothing in return, then I type about five words and all of a sudden everybody chimes in.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 04:35 AM
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49. You've gotta love DU
You never know when your serious post will take root. It just depends on the mood of the crowd, the time of day, the direction of the wind and sometimes the barometric pressure.

Yet you post the fluffy stuff and watch it fly. :P
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:04 AM
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4. Yes, join the club
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:07 AM
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6. I feel the same sometimes
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 01:08 AM by shesemsmom
I guess we are sometimes invisable
(I probably killed this one)
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TexasSissy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:07 AM
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7. I've been posting for well over a year....and only a few days ago
did I post my first post that got a LOT of responses (enough for the burning post-it by the message). And I've posted a lot during the past year.

Don't worry. It'll happen. Keep plugging away. When I began, I mainly responded to others' posts, so maybe you should do that for awhile.
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:09 AM
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8. one time...
I was sitting in the hall way outside my room, and I looked up. In the corner, where the hallway turns left, there were thousands of baby spiders. I was so scared, I couldn't sleep.
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:49 AM
Response to Reply #8
39. Re-adjust your meds.
or call Orkin.
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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 04:39 AM
Response to Reply #8
50. seeing spiders is a sign of advanced alcoholism
or so I hear. I just read "dry" by Augusten Burroughs and am feeling slightly paranoid. But he definitely covers the spiders angle.

Check out the book....
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seg4527 Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:09 AM
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9. it's just that we don't like you, that's all
;-)
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:18 AM
Response to Reply #9
17. That was rude and hurtful!
Let me kicked off here I don't care, but that was not necessary.
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seg4527 Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:21 AM
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20. i had a winky face
I was just joking, I assure you. I'll personally apologize to the person who started the topic, if he took it the wrong way.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:10 AM
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10. Change your user-name to GOV not SEN.
That'll change everything.

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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:12 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. maybe this thread
should serve as the homeland for all those who feel ignored or not listened to. this way we can all talk to each other.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:17 AM
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15. Look at it this way, the best minds of Humanity are often ignored...
...by the average minds of Humanity.

Perhaps this is a good thing. I know that when I put my heart, mind, beliefs, into a post there's a 50/50 chance of success here. If I fart or expose my genetiles? 100%.
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:15 AM
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12. The same thing happens to me too
and there have been recent occasions when my posts have been locked. Don't give up, keep trying! We want to hear from you.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:15 AM
Response to Reply #12
13. thank you
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:15 AM
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14. Hey!
I think you got a response!
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:19 AM
Response to Reply #14
18. give me your ignored
let us build this thread, let it grow to prove them all wrong. join me. WE WILL BE HEARD!
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:18 AM
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16. welcome to DU .. and you're not the only one who gets ignored.
:shrug: :shrug: :shrug: :shrug: :shrug:
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:21 AM
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21. by the way
if there is a nice, sweet, intelligent girl from ages 17-21 who lives in the tri-state area....im a 19 year old , decent, funny guy, though sometimes shy, college student.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:34 AM
Response to Reply #21
31. You're so young to be a senator. n/t
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:38 AM
Response to Reply #31
32. its a name i made up
when I use to be a member of the AOL Senate Simulation on AOL. my name is not really Lamb. though I really hope one day to be a Senator from New York or New Jersey, just have to get more confident and overcome my shyness a bit.
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:19 AM
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19. it's not just you
i usually have the same problem in this forum :shrug: :(
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:24 AM
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22. You can kick me off
but I do not feel it is acceptable to say that we don't like you even if it is in jest! Sorry, if you want to ban me but I don't like this comment at all.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:27 AM
Response to Reply #22
24. I appreciate your kindness
I wont take it personally though, even though at first I wasnt sure. lol
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Shananigans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 02:16 AM
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Calm down...he meant it as a joke!
No need to start a flame war here...
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Shananigans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 02:16 AM
Response to Reply #22
43. Self Delete
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 02:16 AM by Shananigans
Repeat
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:27 AM
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23. To echo others here,
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 01:27 AM by bushwentawol
a lot of us don't get a great response to threads all the time. I've seen some very well thought out posts go relatively unnoticed, while others can say very little and get 75-100 replies. Just keep two words in mind here, Bughouse Square.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:28 AM
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25. for now on
im going to make sure good threads with little replies get my response.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:30 AM
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26. If you have anything more important to do, yes, you are.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:30 AM
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27. Hi SL, not many respond to my posts either. Sometimes I think that
I'm just not smart enough to be posting here.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:34 AM
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30. me too
Im an A student, on the Deans list, read books, know current politics and policies, but the way people talk here blow my mind. i feel so dumb, like ive hardly penetrated the surface of political knowledge. people really know their stuff here. the other day there was a thread on god and the nature of good and evil and it blew my mind away, people were quoting physics, referencing philsophers, talking about fragtrons or some crazy stuff. i felt like i really know nothing in the grand scheme of things. i lose my confidence a bit.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:40 AM
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33. You sound like a smart young man. Maybe when everyone here
recognizes your name and sees that you are on the level. I'm almost 50 years old and have following politics a really long time. I try to post thoughtful responses when discussing a serious subject. I am blessed with good common sense and that is what I try to project. I hope to soon get some replies to my responses. Let's just keep working on it, what d'ya say?
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:43 AM
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34. I agree
its just that I tend to be a loner and talking on the forum with people who share my interest I enjoy. then i look at my Posted messages with zero replies. then i say, "wow im not even worthy for an internet forum." but I understand, I still have a lot to learn.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:46 AM
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36. We all have much to learn, maybe that is why we are here.
I'll look for your posts in the future and see if I can come up with something substantive to say. Hang in there!
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:49 AM
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38. the hardest part now
is keeping track of you all who were nice enough to talk to me tonight. I dont believe I have the feature that lets me look for certain messages by certain people. do i have to donate or something for that?
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:59 AM
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40. I haven't seen that feature.
Toodles, going to dreamland now - good night.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 02:08 AM
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41. goodnight
nice talkin to you.
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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 04:51 AM
Response to Reply #34
51. Please. :)
I rarely get replies unless i'm arguing with someone.

And fact is...I'd rather be agreeing with them...which means we are less likely to respond to one another. The point is...don't judge the content or quality of your posts on the number of replies....people are less likely to respond to positive stimulants than they are to negative. It's the same reason most people will call and complain to company if their cable/phone/power/rental/dogging grooming company does something wrong but won't call and complement the company every month that the service is fine. It is our nature...for most of us anyway, including me.

So moral is: don't base your post worth on response. :)

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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 02:13 AM
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42. You probably weren't in the lounge .
Sounds like LBN to me. Those guys intimidate me.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:33 AM
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29. Sheesh! I KNEW I had forgotten something. People are supposed to
respond to my posts! Thanks for reminding me :)
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 01:48 AM
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37. no problem sir
so here I am responding to you.
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Moloch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 02:47 AM
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45. Maybe you should start a thread...
I'm XXXXX posts away from XXXXXX, ask me anything.

That usually works.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 03:48 AM
Response to Reply #45
46. you know wha
its almost 4 in the morning, i will not let this thread die
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 03:51 AM
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47. a true thread saver you are.
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 07:09 AM
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53. I wouldn't worry about it, it probably happens to the majority of us. ...
there are what 60,000? of us, hehe, so, no you're not wasting your time.
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 07:11 AM
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54. No you're not.
You'll become better known and people will write back more. I used to think the same thing.
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