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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:33 PM
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Poll question: I "hate" to say this but...
The word "hate" is used a lot around here it seems. The last few weeks have been pretty much filled with "downer" threads and I am wondering if there is a forum at DU that is a bit more "light-hearted" than the Lounge?
I get pissed at some thing in my life, but for the most part I try to lighten up as much as I can. Is it just me or does the heat seem to be getting to a lot of people lately?


So I made a poll.
:grouphug:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:39 PM
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1. Other: I hate you.
:evilgrin: You asked for it.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:41 PM
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4. Lol
Well, I got 4 shut ups and an "I hate you" so I guess you aren't alone. Oh well, at least my mom still loves me. :)
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:55 PM
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22. I hate to say this, but
your mom told me she only "pretends" so as not to hurt your feelings. Sorry.
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:39 PM
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2. I reserve the word "love" for
people, not things or situations. And, I reserve the word "hate" for things or situations, not people. :loveya:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:42 PM
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6. Cool
That's why I didn't use the word "love". It's a bit "heady" for a lot of people.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:40 PM
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3. I Wub U
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:40 PM by Moochy
Feel the wub!
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:52 PM
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17. Oh yeah.. that wub
What a wubley thought that is too.
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:42 PM
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5. I just hate the Yankees
;-)
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:50 PM
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14. Who doesn't?
But that's beside the point. :)
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:55 PM
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21. Oh, you missed out.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:01 PM
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28. Oh crap!
I missed that one. My post above should double my "shut up Johnnie" votes. LOL
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:42 PM
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7. The heat does make people cranky and irritable, so it's not you
I'm just counting down to the end of this miserable frigging season...oh, it makes people dumb,too
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:53 PM
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19. At the end of this season
..will start the cold and snow, and people seem to hate that too.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:59 PM
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27. Not me, Fall and Winter are my favorites.
I love snow, but I hate shoveling it....oh,well
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:43 PM
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8. i try really really really hard not to hate
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:45 PM by progmom
:hug:


on edit - i just did an archive search. i have used the word "hate" 175 times since I joined DU. guess i'm a hater. x(
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:49 PM
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11. Plus the three on that post
I'm just sayin..LOL
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:49 PM
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13. 295 times here... but I've been here longer...
and it's all about context... like... "Lovely how the new pope hates me"... that doesn't make ME a hater :)
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:55 PM
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23. interestingly enough
the search seems to also pick up the word whatever. whatever.

maybe we're not so much haters as we are dismissive smart-asses?
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:03 PM
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33. Now that I would admit to being... why lookie...
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:13 PM
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38. both my husband and my mother have, at different times, asked me to stop
...using that word. apparently i deliver it in an impressively dismissive way. :shrug:
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:58 PM
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25. I queried myself and found no references to hate.
:shrug:

I will not accept that I searched incorrectly...
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:44 PM
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9. Will 'shut up Johnnie' replace 'Robb is a Dingbat'?
:shrug:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:49 PM
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12. Oh, no way
Nothing will replace the classic.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:45 PM
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10. Shutup Johnnie...
I just love that choice... couldn't resist... :)



Seriously though... I suppose I like more things than I hate... but a lot of nasty things are really stacking up lately.

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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:51 PM
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16. LOL
Just as I couldn't resist putting it in the poll.
I like those swingin' yellow people btw. That bow kills me.
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:51 PM
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15. Other. Robb is a dingbat.
I hate polls that don't have that selection...
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:54 PM
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20. That's why I didn't add it
I figured you needed something to hate. :hi:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:52 PM
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18. Maaaaan... I dunno... I like a lot more things than I dislike...
I hate to say I "hate" anything. :7


I'm not good at judging trends, so I can't really say if the Lounge is any different now... but in general, complaining has always been a very popular pastime. :D
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:56 PM
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24. yeah..lol
Complaining is very popular everywhere. I am just being more reluctant to click on threads.
I like being happy, being sad sucks. <-- heavy... B-)
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:02 PM
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29. Wow, man... that's, like... so deep!
Just go crazy, then you can do both at once! :crazy:
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:59 PM
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26. Suggestion:
Replace 'hate' with 'loathe' or 'despise'.... more descriptive, and generally, more accurate :)
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freesqueeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:02 PM
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30. Hate
is a wasted emotion.

Mr. Spock

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:02 PM
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31. I voted for I love more things than I hate...
And I try to behave that way here as well...Just call me little Miss Sunshine, lol! There's enough trouble in the world...my sig line actually speaks for me more eloquently than I can...

:bounce:

:bounce:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:09 PM
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37. There ya go
There is enough unhappiness in the world, why add to it? I am with you Peggy. :)
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:03 PM
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32. Please!
Just what a fucking guy from Cleveland would say..................hey, wait a minute.......... :)
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:08 PM
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35. Well..........
What would you expect? :thumbsup:
Just don't let everyone in on the secret Cleveland code, they might catch on. ;)
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:04 PM
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34. Check out DU's Humor Group! (nt)
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:08 PM
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36. Definitely love waaaay more than I hate
It is a waste. I think the nature of a political BBS causes people's passions to rise with the inevitable resulting conflicts.
I reserve hate for ignorance and political 'leaders'.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:13 PM
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39. It's less hate and more burnout
for many of us. We worked tirelessly for 4 years through the first admin of this nutcase, and yet through lying, cheating, stealing and yes, killing, these assholes got back into power. So we're more wary now, more resigned to what has become the norm of continual lying, cheating, stealing and killing, and are just too tired to argue about it anymore, because we're done in. It's supposed to be the time around when our new president is supposed to be in power and we're supposed to be relaxing, and we know we're due for more years of this shit and corruption, and it ain't fun.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:17 PM
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40. Personally, I like to think of it as a catalogue.
There are going to be things I don't like and I'm not interested in, but, too, there will be things I want after and keep turning back to the dog-eared page.

Some folk just have a better time going through the catalogue focused only on what they can disdain, mock and put down in general. Others seem to not even see what they're not interested in, flipping rapidly through the pages until they find what they want.

Objectively, life is a catalogue that caters to a diverse community. There's something in it for everyone.

I agree that it can seem a bit of a downer sometimes around here. So much frustration and sadness and none of us is immuned. Spend some time learning which posters have dispositions you most enjoy and mesh with and focus on interacting with them.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:29 PM
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41. It was just an observation
Most of the people here make me laugh a lot. Outside of DU I try to hang out with people that have a positive outlook even when times are tough. That sort of stuff just seem to rub off on ya when you are around it.
I get down too, I'm human, but this thread was just a bit of a thought that got out of me head.
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