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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:08 AM
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Poll question: Would you rather be ignored or told to STFU?
If those are the only choices...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:10 AM
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1. At least if you're told to STFU then you KNOW you're hitting a nerve somewhere.
But hey, you only gave me 2 choices :rofl:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:10 AM
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2. neither one of those are constructive options
so I would have to choose neither.

People disagree, that's okay.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:11 AM
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3. Gandhi
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."

These conservative SOBs are on the wrong side of history.

I hope they enjoy the taste of ashes.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:15 AM
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5. that bears repeating. n/t
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:00 AM
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6. Sounds like replies to my posts
Also not mentioned by "Gandy":
  • Then they accuse you of being a member of the DLC
  • Then they post a Mr. Rofl
  • Then they demand a link or an academic citation
  • Then they post a study by Mark. Z. Jacobson
  • Then they change their avatar to a woodchuck
  • Then they ask you "what part of _______ don't you understand?"
  • Then they demand you cut your quote to four (4) paragraphs
  • Then they call you a "paid shill"
  • Then they inadvertently post a story from one of Alex Jones' many websites
  • Then they claim that you're living in your parents' basement/not getting any sex/obese/a furry/living in your parents' basement, and not getting any sex because you're an obese furry
  • Then they say you're a troll from Free Republic
  • Then they say you're a troll from Daily Kos
  • Then they claim that what you think is really a religion
  • Then they wail that this time, we're finally really and truly fucked.

... and then you avoid DU for a couple of days.

--d!
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:13 AM
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4. It is possible I am ignored, but I take comfort in not ignoring many peoples thoughts.
And there is much enjoyment in seeing how many people choose to express themselves in many ways. So even if I am ignored, the things I have said were said many times before, so really thoose thoughts are not ignored.

Do my thoughts have to be heard or listened to? Not really, that would be some claim to be correct, and I don't know for sure.

But my responsibility is to express my thoughts, not make people listen to them, or even claim if they are correct.


Honestly, listening to many people even when I disagree has helped me learn much. Even when it is in a different context, I think I learn from many things, so ignoring would only hurt me. Although people have to decide how to see things.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:02 AM
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7. Seems to be both at times when it comes to shaping policy.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:50 AM
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8. I had to go with STFU.
At least you know what asshole to avoid in the future.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:54 PM
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9. Kick for being even more appropriate now than this mroning.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:59 PM
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10. What I'd do now?
:shrug:
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:02 PM
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11. STFU ...because then I would know where I stand with the fucking DLC asscarrots.
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 08:02 PM by L0oniX
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:30 PM
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12. Both
would make me cry! I am too nice!!
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:33 PM
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13. Neither
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:34 PM
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14. We know we are more than just bothersome gnatts
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