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Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:45 PM

 

I really do love DU. With all it's antagonists (trolls), DU stays steady.

We never overreact.
We never exclude voices.
We don't tolerate trolls.
We really want to find the truth.
We will act according to the truth and circumstances.

This is my opinion, and cannot be backed by historical data, since it wasn't retained.
I send out love to ALL DUers, and I hope more people will understand the righteousness of progressive values.

My very best to everyone that identifies as a "DUer".

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Reply I really do love DU. With all it's antagonists (trolls), DU stays steady. (Original post)
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 OP
Marie Marie Mar 2015 #1
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #3
RobertEarl Mar 2015 #2
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #4
Nye Bevan Mar 2015 #5
Skittles Mar 2015 #6
Name removed Mar 2015 #8
HuckleB Mar 2015 #7
John Poet Mar 2015 #9
Skittles Mar 2015 #20
hifiguy Mar 2015 #23
Corruption Inc Mar 2015 #10
RobertEarl Mar 2015 #11
MattSh Mar 2015 #13
msanthrope Mar 2015 #19
hifiguy Mar 2015 #22
MattSh Mar 2015 #12
Tsiyu Mar 2015 #14
MattSh Mar 2015 #15
Tsiyu Mar 2015 #18
m-lekktor Mar 2015 #28
RobertEarl Mar 2015 #25
Cha Mar 2015 #16
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #17
Cha Mar 2015 #24
Tsiyu Mar 2015 #29
hifiguy Mar 2015 #21
John Poet Mar 2015 #26
auntAgonist Mar 2015 #27

Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 10:14 PM

1. Sending love right back at Elmer

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 10:20 PM

3. Thanks, Marie

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 10:14 PM

2. I loved it more in the past

 

Used to be much more democratic and open.

Maybe it's just getting too old and set in its ways?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 10:27 PM

4. DU is overrun by trolls now

 

And it's rubbing off on everyone else, creating a more hostile, defensive, and tense forum. There are some people whose input and opinions would be very valuable, but they don't dare enter a fray.

Other than that, everything's fine!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:06 PM

5. People have pretty much always complained about DU being "overrun by trolls".

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:15 PM

6. the amount of swooners and trolls has certainly increased

and don't even get me started on the gun humpers

my Ignore list is getting very, very long

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:16 PM

7. "Truth."

Anytime you see that term used on the Internet be very wary.

Including at DU.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 12:35 AM

9. "Gun humpers"?

 

LOL! That's a good one, I gotta remember that.

Sounds like a good way to shoot off something important...

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Response to John Poet (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 04:15 PM

20. people who salivate over guns

paranoid cowards

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Response to John Poet (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 04:23 PM

23. I am partial to

 

"ammosexuals."

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Response to Corruption Inc (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 02:17 AM

11. I thought: Sarcasm?

 

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Response to Corruption Inc (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 02:59 AM

13. Yep,

this place basically worships the mainstream media.

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Response to Corruption Inc (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 10:39 AM

19. "Alternative?" Is there a specific source you think is unduly censored here? nt

 

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Response to Corruption Inc (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 04:23 PM

22. Compared to the M$M, I'd say AlterNet, Common Dreams.

 

Salon, and many other oft-cited and linked sources on DU are definitely "alternative (left) media." And it's never hard to find recent interviews and articles from the likes of Noam Chomsky, who as about as far from mainstream as it gets.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 02:42 AM

12. I think trolls is the excuse people use..

when someone just can't stand that someone has an opinion different then they do. Or, heaven forbid, when someone blows through someone's nonsense with facts.

Some people are just so overly invested in their personal BS that anyone who argues different must be a troll. And if they use facts, they must be a paid troll.

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Response to MattSh (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 04:40 AM

14. If you don't like it here, no one is forcing you to post



There are many forums and discussion boards out there. Maybe you should find one that mirrors your values more closely?


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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 05:36 AM

15. Huh?

That's quite a stretch there. You've been smoking some of that stuff in your avatar?

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Response to MattSh (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 10:22 AM

18. lol

Yeah, that's it.

That durn wacky tobacky!

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Response to MattSh (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 08:17 PM

25. Lets define trolls a bit

 

I think trolls are people who troll for arguments because the troll just can't stand that someone has an opinion different then they do. Or those who blow nonsense when confronted with facts.

How's that?

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 06:03 AM

16. "We never overreact." ROFL!

You're joking, right?!

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 08:51 AM

17. Yeah, that one was the biggest stretch. It is pretty hilarious when you think about it.

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 06:59 PM

24. Good.. I'm glad you got it, Elmer!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 01:56 PM

29. I lol'd at that one too



As a Charter Member of the Overreaction Crew, I approve that message.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 04:21 PM

21. Agreed, Elmer. MIRT is amazing.

 

We don't even get to play with the more "fun" trolls anymore; MIRT nukes them that quickly.

The only other place I have seen on the intertubez where trolls are dispatched with anything near the ruthless efficiency of DU is, strange as it may sound, Equestria Daily, where they are ignored, or if repeat offenders, promptly tombstoned.

Here's to MIRT!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 06:28 AM

26. This message was auto-removed.

 

How bad does it have to be to be "auto-removed"?

That work on certain "key" words?

And when the responses to me have been "auto-removed",
how should I take that? I find it funny.

Now, about these "paid troll" gigs....

I would like someone to hook me up with some of those,
as soon as possible

Kapiche?

Thanks you.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 08:34 AM

27. You rang? Oh, wait, wut... ahhh antagonists. whew.

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