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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 01:53 PM
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Do you have a minimum intelligence level for other DUers
in order to converse with them? If they do not meet that minimum threshold do you put them on ignore?

Depending on your answer you may be put on ignore.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:07 PM
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1. Nope, I have a maximum asshole threshold.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:09 PM
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5. Is it a high or low threshold?
:hi:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:10 PM
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7. Fairly low, I must admit.
:hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:07 PM
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2. no. there are some nice people who are not overly intelligent but are empathetic
and some real assholes who are intelligent but not necessarily politically empathetic

like liberal versions of rove etc. do what you have to to win and cut anyone along the way that doesn't benefit your need to win.

hope that makes sense
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:08 PM
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3. Then there are the assholes who think they're tres smaht
They're the worst.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:09 PM
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6. there is that. i think moderate intelligence w. empathy goes far longer
for our causes and as friends then extreme intelligence and no empathy
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:09 PM
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4. No, but I have a minimum asshole level
As well as a guilt by association level. ;-)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:16 PM
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8. Nobody gets my humor
Why do I still try?

:cry:
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:33 PM
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11. Oh..We get your humor and it's great. You've just spoiled us.
:)
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:26 PM
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9. That's how I roll too
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JohnnieGordon Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:31 PM
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10. I'll converse with anyone
They have to piss me off before I put them on ignore.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 03:48 PM
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13. C'mon, you're better than that
Don't lower yourself to interact with people far less intelligent than yourself.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:33 PM
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12. I'm smart and I'm not smart. I'm all over the charts. How could I not talk
to anyone anywhere just because they have a learning disability or such?
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 03:50 PM
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14. Nah... the dumber the DUer the better.
They make me look smarter! :7
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 03:50 PM
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15. In real life I do.
But not here. I'll talk to anyone. I answered your post, didn't I?

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:hide:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 03:57 PM
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16. I don't post with you.
:popcorn:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:02 PM
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18. Hey, no call outs!
:popcorn:
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 03:57 PM
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17. Ignored.
:P
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:05 PM
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19. Yes and no. I don't use ignore.
I enjoy the idiots nearly as much as the geniuses.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:08 PM
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20. I must have about 1000 on ignore
I can't even remember why most ended up there but it's most likely because they were beneath my intelligence threshold.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:19 PM
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22. Then I imagine some threads look pretty bare...
...if they're flamewars or what not involving those on ignore.

I wonder how many on your list are no longer among us... :shrug:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:32 PM
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23. I'm sure there are some banned still on there
but when I hear of one banned I make the effort to remove them.

I don't have the patience to click on every profile on the list... or the patience to even remove them all.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:56 PM
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32. Oh, I thought you cleaned it out
A sort of ignore amnesty?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 05:10 PM
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33. I did
This is the 2nd I-list count. :o
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 05:16 PM
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35. Who knew there were so many assholes here?
Well, I did, actually. :D
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:08 PM
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21. Not really, but
There are at least a couple DUers whose grammar, spelling, and just writing in general is so poor and confusing that I've stopped trying to decipher their posts.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:36 PM
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24. no, I'm more concerned with courtesy and thoughtfulness
Edited on Sun Jan-04-09 04:36 PM by tigereye

I don't know that it's fair to try to judge others' level of intelligence in this truncated medium.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:39 PM
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Hear, hear!!
It's the manner and tome of discourse, not the varied opinions or levels of intelligence, that become flame wars, infighting, and lead to locked threads and aggravation.


:toast:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 05:15 PM
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34. I think it's better when folks stop and really think about what others are
trying to say, and perhaps use that information to stimulate their own thinking. That would be learning, I suspect, and what discourse is supposed to be about!


:hi:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:38 PM
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25. They have to be at least as smart as me. Or as I. Dammit, which is it?!?
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:41 PM
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27. Welcome to ignore!
:P
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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:39 PM
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26. No.
It matters more to me if people are civil. We can't all be the smartest kid on the block, after all. How people treat others counts more in my book.




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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:46 PM
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28. No. If I think a thread is stupid, I just stop reading it or I hide it.
I'd rather not go to the extra trouble of putting the poster on ignore. :P
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:48 PM
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29. Whu? I ain't gitten ya here. Whatcha sayin, zackly? Sorry, I'm kinda iggerant.
Redstone
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:53 PM
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30. I'm not going to judge someone in the lounge
in other forums, I see some pretty stupid shit. I've probably posted stupid shit. I don't know that its always the intelligence level that is the cause of stupid shit being posted. Sometimes it is an emotional reaction to some information and the person gets caught up in it without thinking it through using logic.

Someone who is an asshole, or always posts stupid shit, they might get ignore.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 04:54 PM
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31. They have to be at least as smart as I
Which sets the bar pretty low..:dunce:
I must say that the few people here that I have actually talked to via phone from here are intimidatingly intelligent.
They grow um awful smart around here.
Although I must confess at having an extremely large Ignore list during the Primaries.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 05:23 PM
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36. I go by the I.Q. posted in the IQ polls
What could be more accurate?

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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:17 PM
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37. Absolutely not,
Edited on Sun Jan-04-09 06:43 PM by WakeMeUp
that's one of the reasons why I love DU. There are all kinds of people and I get to connect with as many as will let me. I learn something from every person on this board.

edit: spelling, don't try to talk to your SO and post at the same time!

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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:21 PM
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38. I saw the post that spawned this thread.
I think the criteria that one uses to determine intelligence is whether you agree with him or not. :crazy:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:33 PM
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41. I don't know what you're talking about
:loveya:
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:23 PM
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39. Well, one particular genius put me on ignore yesterday
Funny you should ask... :rofl: His vastly superior intellect just couldn't be tainted exchanging posts with the likes of me I s'pose. I have been hiding in shame ever since.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:26 PM
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40. Apparently you do! On to teh ignore!!
:rofl:

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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:43 PM
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44. If this was the case....
Almost all of DU would have YOU on ignore...:rofl:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:39 PM
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42. Let's all have a conference call in 15 minutes to discuss it.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:39 PM
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43. Nice post, Asher
:eyes:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:44 PM
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45. Midlo thinks I'm adorable. The future of America, no less!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:13 PM
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49. Not anymore, Hitler.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:17 PM
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51. Sieg Heil, my bunco playing Fhrer!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:28 PM
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53. Suck it Germany!
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:36 PM
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56. I haven't understood a single post in this subthread.
:crazy:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:16 PM
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50. Don't be an Asher Basher!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 06:58 PM
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46. I have a maximum douchebag level. You've reached it. Plonk.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:00 PM
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47. Figures as much Freeper
:eyes:
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:07 AM
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57. Says the woman that regularly watches "Reba"
:P
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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:11 PM
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48. Not really,
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:18 PM
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52. I can't read this post.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:31 PM
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54. I know that I am on your ignore list.
Too bad, because you are so sexy. :loveya:
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 07:35 PM
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55. The answer to your query is my sig line...
I am always happy to converse with anyone on any subject that comes up for the occasion.
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:10 AM
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58. If I put "Ignore" on the minimum threshold
I think 75% of the DU members would disappear.
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:40 AM
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59. I haven't
put anybody on ignore yet.

If they can make me laugh, or make me think, for whatever reason, that's fine.

If someone is arrogant and have something to be arrogant about, then I tolerate them. I don't have time for arrogant idiots. My computer has an off button.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:54 AM
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60. Ooh! This sounds good N snobby!
:popcorn:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 12:58 AM
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61. Someone clue me in here
what caused this?
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