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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-30-05 12:23 PM
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Attention Group Members
The purpose of the DU Groups is to provide like-minded people with places where they can discuss issues free from disruption from those who disagree. The theory was that if we provided members with "safe zones" where you were not being forced to constantly defend yourselves, you might not feel quite so victimized by DU, and you might not feel the need to be constantly fighting with other people.

We still think the theory is sound. But it appears that it was not perfect. It has already become apparent that providing people with mini echo-chambers can have the opposite effect of what we intended. A few members have taken the groups as an open invitation to complain about their treatment on DU, and focus on the negative rather than the positive. We do not wish these groups to be used in this manner, and we hope everyone will make an effort to keep it from happening.

We believe that these groups are a good and useful addition to DU. Let's not undermine their purpose.

Thank you for doing what you can to make this idea a success.

The DU Admins
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