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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:27 PM
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I'm disappointed some on DU basically called me a liar tonight
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 11:28 PM by RamboLiberal
I posted a thread in LBN that at the time said an Obama supporter had been attacked in SF. Later the damn website CBSLocal changed it to the true story that it was a LaRouche supporter had been attacked.

Yet quite a few here basically accused me of changing the headline and even had dyslexia.

People don't be so damn quick to attack a fellow DU'er!

Really disheartening! Really I'm a bit pissed right now!

Edited for grammar.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:28 PM
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1. Becoming an ever increasing problem....sadly...
I know the feeling, RL.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:29 PM
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2. Just what a LaRouche plant would say...
:P Yeah, this place is no stranger to hyperbole or speculation.
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:32 PM
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3. I've gotten that here twice in the last three days
Unrelated to your story - but worth noting. I've been personally called a liar twice here in the last three days - even though no one ever pointed out how I lied or gave any evidence to back their accusations.

I'm sorry Rambo, for what it's worth, I think you're awesome.
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rl6214 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:48 AM
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27. happens here all the time
Just so happens its the same 3 or 4 people.
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udbcrzy2 Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:32 PM
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4. I have noticed the same crap here
It's like some of our members feel so privileged they have to attack other members. And they get by with it.
I guess that's why it seems that the board is shrinking (not as many posts as used to be).

Now, see I'll probably get attacked for posting this.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:32 PM
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5. Don't make any errors, ever, over anything, not even the time, and it won't be a problem.
I think many take this place WAY too seriously.

Sorry that happened, RL. :hi:

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aaaaaa5a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:34 PM
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6. Too many people like to be bullies from behind a key board. Sad. NT
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:39 PM
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8. So true.
They would pee all over themselves face to face.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:37 PM
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7. Sorry for your issue!
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:42 PM
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9. The bullying here has been out of control for a while.
People have been complaining about it for ages, including in the official survey some months ago, in which a plurality of respondents said they were often reluctant to participate here because of it, but little, if anything, has been done to deal with the problem.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:53 PM
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14. It's ramping up again since the campaign opened.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 12:27 AM by EFerrari
And this is only Day 2.


/oops
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:25 AM
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21. Just imagine how ugly things will get at this rate! n/t
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:50 PM
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10. So sorry that you were treated rudely for an honest mistake.
Try to remember that one person is not the majority of us DU-ers. Sending you a big hug :hug: Hope it helps!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:51 PM
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11. I'm sorry, RamboLiberal.
People should know by now that first reports are often revised.

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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:52 PM
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12. people who jump to conclusions assume too much
Sorry to hear that happened .

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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:53 PM
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13. I know, it's tough when you think you are "among friends" - then get jumped.
Since I live in crazy red state hell, I've always thought of DU as a refuge from my political surroundings.

So, those times when it gets really nasty (hello primaries!), or I've tangled with another DUer, it's really discouraging for some of us.

I've always wanted DU to be a respite from life here - and it is about 75% of the time.

The other 25% are assholes :P

Take a break, hang tough :pals:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:08 AM
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16. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:25 AM
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22. Were you here under a different user name before last JUNE?
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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:26 AM
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23. such nonsense
We're not perfect by a long shot. But, Tea party underground? :wtf:
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:23 AM
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19. K'd +1
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:06 AM
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15. Not your fault...
Some people are just ignorant.

As for the dyslexic comment, completely uncalled for.

Hang in there... :)
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:20 AM
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17. A sizable minority just post here to attack and demean others.
One simply can't hold a different opinion: no, one must be a fucking poseur, a dipshit, a liar, a disgusting liar, a paid troll for Karl Rove, just like a teabagger.

I was called all that in one post.

Today.

Good times . . .
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:21 AM
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18. I've had it happen to me a couple of times in LBN, even though we have no control with their updates
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 12:29 AM by Turborama
...to their story.

Plus we only have one hour to edit.

I've also had complaints about the title as if I'd written it myself, when LBN rules state we have to post them as is (with additional clarifications/details in parenthesis, if it seems appropriate).

LBN's rules are pinned to the top of the forum for a reason, I wish more people would read them. Maybe the title needs to be in bold caps and scrolling to bring people's attention to them, or something? :shrug:

There are of course strictly enforced rules about personal attacks and insensitivity, too. Which you have every right to alert on in this case.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:24 AM
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20. Personal attacks are uncalled for.
Criticize the post - not the poster is a good rule. I assumed that was SOP around here.
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themadstork Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:27 AM
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24. Lots of accusations of being a paid troll too. Nt
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:33 AM
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25. Ahhh, come on, you've been called worse than that before...
just kidding, but really man, so many here are so emotionally invested in this or that particular issue/person/situation and some are prone to lash out at any perceived slight to their point of view. It's nothing personal, just comes with the territory. Pretend you're back in the 04 or 08 primary wars, and just brush it off, it's really not worth letting it bother you.
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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:34 AM
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26. This is DU, spiritual home of the kneejerk reaction
Didn't see your LBN thread. Don't want to imagine the shit and accusations thrown at you.

Civility and courtesty seem to be things of the past.
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rl6214 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:50 AM
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28. You and I both know it happens WAY TOO OFTEN
I've seen it done to you and you have probably seen it done to me as well.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:21 AM
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29. Locking -
I'm sorry this happened to you. Please alert on posts when this happens. But, this thread has to be locked:

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Great minds discuss ideas... Small minds discuss people."

On Democratic Underground we strive to have a robust discussion of ideas but all too often members will derail those discussions by pointing fingers at or making derogatory comments about other DU members. It is the responsibility of every DU member to participate in a manner that promotes a robust and respectful discussion focused on ideas. The moderators are empowered to remove any post that disrupts discussion by insulting, attacking, or casting a fellow DU member (or members) in a negative light, or by diverting attention away from the message and onto the messenger.

Thank you for understanding,
dmr
DU Moderator
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