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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:15 PM
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How to make your fellow DUers feel like fools
Edited on Sun Jul-27-08 08:22 PM by DianeG5385
1. Ask a question.

1a. When they ask a question you know the answer to, DON'T ANSWER!!! Act aggrieved and ask them if they've used the search function.

2. SIGH, and tell them you just answered THE SAME QUESTION 3 hours ago!! Haven't they kept up on the posts???

3. ACCUSE them of being a troll!

4. TELL them they are bitter, they should OBVIOUSLY know the answer!

5. Whatever you do DON"T give them the ANSWER!!!


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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:18 PM
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3. Maybe, let me check my schedule
n/
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:18 PM
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2. OR.... you could behave like a normal human being and engage them in a meaningful discussion
any chance DianeG5385 now feels foolish?
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:21 PM
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5. I asked a simple question
Edited on Sun Jul-27-08 08:21 PM by DianeG5385
and received some grief, I didn't realize I had to ask deep and meaninful questions to get a polite answer to a simple question.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:27 PM
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9. Sorry, I missed that. I would have answered you... as per my post
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:19 PM
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4. That certainly doesn't sound like anything a real democrat would do or say
...but this does happen frequently here on DU. It's a real unity breaker :shrug:
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:24 PM
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7. I'm so frustrated. I am a dedicated democrat,
but I have no desire to play roller derby each time I post.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:47 PM
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35. PUMA = People United Means Action
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newmajority Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:22 PM
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52. Pizza-eaters United for Moronic Assholery
formerly known as "Party Unity My Ass".

And having just suffered through one of their PUMA "radio" broadcasts, my version of their name is definitely the most accurate.

These people are PSYCHOTIC.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:23 PM
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6. Were you one of the numerous "What is a PUMA" posters?
If so, sorry, but it was an easy question to find the answer to, and we were getting tired of seeing it constantly.
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:26 PM
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8. Yes, give us a break, please, this is a new Acronym and we are catching up!
"Good Grief!!" actually to quote you!!!

Smile.........!
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:28 PM
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10. Well, I have this corny habit.....
Before I post things, I actually do a "quick" search to see if it has been posted recently. I don't mean that as snark. I REALLY do it. It prevents duplicates, and I often learn something from it. Rather than being pissy, you might try it.
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:32 PM
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15. Good for you and your habits. Thought I'd toss it out as i hadn't seen the question asked.
Edited on Sun Jul-27-08 08:32 PM by DianeG5385
By the way, today is my daughter Lisa's 29th birthday, she is an incredible daughter, the joy of my life. You are a Lisa too!
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:35 PM
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19. Peace
Sorry if I pissed you off. If you had any idea how much fighting the PUMA issued had caused and how frequently it has been asked, I think you'd understand why we got testy with you.

Believe me, I have saved myself from some major posting gaffes by searching first! LOL

Happy birthday to your daughter. :hug:
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:42 PM
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27. I'm not pissed, I'm frustrated at the attack/insult mode to silly little things
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:41 PM
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26. PUMA ...People United Means Action
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mloutre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:47 PM
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34. yes, this "new acronym" has only been around since the first few days of June...
...and has been the subject of much thrash here on DU... so I suppose it's understandable that so many folks who say they read and post to DU regularly might somehow never have heard of it by now...

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diddlysquat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:28 PM
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11. So ...What is PUMA?
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:29 PM
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12. This:
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diddlysquat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:36 PM
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20. I was joking.
But thanks anyway.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:37 PM
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21. LOL!
I wanted to show how quickly I could find it. You provided the perfect opportunity :)
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:40 PM
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24. Maybe this will cut to the quick for those of us still seeking what PUMA is and does...
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Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:29 PM
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13. I'm with you Diane. Several hostile posts to your PUMA question were unbelievably childish.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:31 PM
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mloutre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:34 PM
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16. Pout much?
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Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:40 PM
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22. Was that necessary?
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mloutre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:09 PM
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46. Apparently it was not uncalled-for. See comment #43 for details.
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:35 PM
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17. Gotta go with you on this one
Not everyone on DU spends all day on line and "knows everything". Some of us have to work for a living and may miss some of the news.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:46 PM
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33. How about scanning the first page of the Latest Discussion Threads?
That does not take long and should not be considered unreasonable if, as DU requests, that good citizens should check for duplicates before they start a new thread.
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Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:53 PM
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40. Yep.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:35 PM
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18. Someone just posted the same thing
Edited on Sun Jul-27-08 08:36 PM by Bleachers7
Troll

:P

:pals:
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:40 PM
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23. Maybe there are whole bunch of people like me hearing this for the first time
Accounting for the numerous posts. It seems like maybe the message hasn't gotten out but the insults shut down dialogue and push people away. I actually am here evrey day, but still had no clue. I only post occasionally. So maybe you experts could be kinder.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:44 PM
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30. PUMA = People United Means Action
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:41 PM
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25. Before you start a new thread, this is the advice from DU that you see:
Good citizens check for duplicates! The ten most recent General Discussion: Presidential threads are:

* How to make your fellow DUers feel like fools
* Have some Obama Supporters Lost their Minds? Obama/Bayh?
* To those who refuse to stop advocating a Repuke for Obama's VP: some education.
* Obama to campaign in rural Missouri
* It is less about the POTUS and more about the SCOTUS
* McCain and dementia
* Say Cheese! But Watch for the Applesauce.
* SHOCKER! Center for Media and Public Affairs study: ABC, NBC & CBS tougher on Obama than McCain
* I have it from an absolutely unimpeachable inside source
* OK, What the heck is a PUMA, just a quick response will do!!!



Of this list of 10, the irony is that the first and last are by the same person. Now since a reasonable person might assume that when talking about PUMA here the animal is not meant, nor the running she. So a google search on puma+democrats will show your answer near the top without even clicking on the link. Simple.

Oh, and to paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt: "Nobody can make you feel foolish without your consent". Do you consent?
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:45 PM
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32. Yes Siree Bob, I confess to being a non-rule reader, turn me in....
I'm an infrequent poster, spur of the moment, I don't research to see if my thought has hit the tubes, I guess if the likes of you will be pursuing me, I'll research if you are guarding the tubes before I post my random thoughts for fear of being black-balled!
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:48 PM
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36. That notice is there every time anybody starts a new thread, sorry if it is inconvenient for you.
Maybe you can get Skinner to change it since bandwidth is free.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:42 PM
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28. This coming from the person
flaming DU with the PUMA question, you really think you have
DU covered, WTG... this just shows how naive you are..
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:51 PM
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37. Do you realize that on the two threads I've written neither has ONE definition of PUMA??
This thread has three. If you've done the research spit the answer out! I've been on the FREAKING site for 7 years! I am NOT a FLAMER!!!!!!!
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:05 PM
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43. and you don't know why? eom
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:14 PM
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47. I DO NOW Having googled it!!
I now understand the prickliness, but why put someone through 20 questions??? I seriously asked (lazy way admittedly) but why the passive aggressive or really aggressive non-responsive response? Instead of an answer, there's this stupid long thread. Why do we have to work so hard if we're on the same side? I had no idea this group existed until 5 mins. ago, NOTE:!!!!!! I am on DU daily but can't possibly read every thread, and until admonished today, never used the search function. Why be so mean though in any case?
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:43 PM
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29. There are a lot of people around that hate to pass up the opportunity
to be an asshole.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:44 PM
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31. I feel like a fool.... no, I mean really. I hope you are
happy now.
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:52 PM
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38. So what's a PUMA!!!!!!!
Thanks in advance.
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:57 PM
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41. This is truly bizarre....
I make one post asking a question...get pissed off admittedly at the response and then follow it up with a whiny response and I STILL don't have an answer! I didn't feel like researching the bleeping issue, seems like a control issue. OK I.will.go.on.the.tubes.and.seek.answer.myself.com. I guess collegial discussion and dissemination of info is out, yes?
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mloutre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:02 PM
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42. A number of people have posted DU links with the answers to your question for you...
Edited on Sun Jul-27-08 09:11 PM by mloutre
...in your multiple threads on the same tired topic. If you're too inertiatic to click on them instead of just posting more comments gritching about not getting answers to your redundant questions (even though you've already gotten the answers from others in the DU community), well, then, I guess that's on you, not us.

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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:17 PM
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48. I think I went aerial there for a while, thanks and i get it now!
Love and kisses hope we can all be friends now!
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mloutre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:22 PM
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51. I'm good with that if you're good with that. We all get tense sometimes.
And we're all on the same page here in the long run... if that page is electing as many Democrats as possible in 2008, that is.

And I believe that you and I and the rest of us are on that same page, yes.

:0)



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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:52 PM
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39. You have my sympathy.
There are any number of ways a member can give a nasty reply to an innocent comment.

I'm particularly fond of the "if you don't like Fox news, then don't watch it" comment.

I think your PUMA question ruffled some fur, those of us who worry about these groups screwing with the election may be on edge, and those who are really defensive of Hillary are similarly quick to jump on the OP.

Then there are just the cranky, jump at anything, types.

And maybe the worst of all: those who profess to understand some higher form of protocol for engaging in discourse on this board.

We're all democrats at the end of the day and, just like any other group of people, there are all kinds of personalities within the group.

:hi:
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:07 PM
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44. There is no stupider answer than "Google is your friend."
Some people have nothing better to do than to try to find some way to feel superior. If they know the answer and you don't, but take the time to reprimand you for not knowing the answer or not googling it, then they have some sort of complex about having someone to feel superior too. the time spent on the chiding post could have been spent just answering the question. People with this kind of problem are all over the internet. Apparently they are in need of some reason to feel superior and that trumps all politeness they never had.

A person who truly has no time to answer just doesn't post. Anyone taking the time to chide you for even asking has a mental problem and isn't worth concerning yourself with.
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mloutre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:19 PM
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49. No, there's no stupider answer than "I don't have time to use Google so I want you to do it for me."
Edited on Sun Jul-27-08 09:24 PM by mloutre


(Self-edited to remove the rest of what was probably a fairly obvious response comment, in the interest of making nice here...)





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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:08 PM
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45. Most people here are nice and polite but
some people are unbelievably rude. I asked a question some months ago and got a real rude answer (paraphrasing but something to the effect that "was here days ago and you should know"). Well EXCUSE ME, but my father had died that week and so in my grief I wasn't on here 24/7 so I didn't know! I told the poster that and surprise surprise ... chirp chirp...crickets...all quiet...no response. Well that resolved itself cause they ended up banned anyway, guess their rudeness wasn't just toward me.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:21 PM
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50. I've had people belittle me for not using the "Google" feature. I'm always happy to help
direct people to the sources. We are DUers not Wingnuts, but we sometimes behave like children rather than adults.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 09:24 PM
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53. Locking...
While there is often contention in threads, and I believe people should justify their positions, calling an entire group of DU'ers "fools" cannot further civil discourse.

I would like to remind people of the alert function, and use it if deemed necessary.

I'd also like to remind people that continuing a firefight in a new thread is against the rules of DU.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
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