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Nine Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:26 AM
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If nothing else, can we at least agree on this?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:39 AM by Nine
The name calling around here serves no useful purpose. You can advocate for your candidate as forcefully as you want or criticize the other candidate as harshly as you want without using derogatory terms. I have never used anything but "(X) supporters" to refer to supporters of either candidate. If there is some non-derogatory nickname for supporters of either candidate we can agree on, maybe those can be used as well for brevity. That goes for the names of candidates too.

What does everyone think of this? Is there a way to petition to make this an actual GD:P rule? I really think it would raise the level of debate and reduce the number of trolls? What names do you find acceptable to refer to your candidate and fellow supporters?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:28 AM
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1. Nice post, Gandhi.
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Nine Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:40 AM
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2. Are you joking?
I can't tell.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:54 AM
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3. Of course.
:thumbsup:
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ColesCountyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:30 AM
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4. 1st rec. n/t
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:34 AM
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5. It a great idea, but it will never fly-
:hi:

peace~
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:53 AM
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6. If you take away the vitriol...
the posts that are meant to insult and inflame, what would you have left?
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:52 PM
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12. The Lounge
It'd be like the friggin' Jim Lehrer Newshour in here. Screw that, I'm insulting anyone who likes a different soft drink than me.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:58 PM
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13. Coke or Pepsi?
I can't even remember DU before the primaries. Since then I think I've left twice already! That's usually a yearly, or bi-annual event. All this mental masturbation takes it's toll.
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Nine Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:38 PM
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7. kick (nt)
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:39 PM
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8. I've been saying it for months
but to no avail.

Some people are just jerks.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:40 PM
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9. K&R! The shrillbots throw nasty names around like little children. It's disgraceful.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:51 PM
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10. So if you support Clinton, I can't call you a MonkeyFunker?
:)
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:52 PM
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11. yes!
Those "shrillbots" and "disgraceful children" and "jerks" should stop with the name calling!
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