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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:51 AM
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Survivor DU....
...not a new tv series but rather a quirky thought I had tonight reading through various threads...As I wander through various forums on DU, I find certain posters that basically, I just don't like...if they are confrontational in one forum-they are confrontational on all...or supercilious, or nasty, or snarky, or etc. etc. etc. Wherever they go they spread-well, I can best describe it as non-cheer...So what if like "Survivor" we could vote one of them off one a week-every week the person voted "most annoying" out of our lives just like a spouse in a no fault divorce.Those voted off could immediately reregister with a new screen name but would lose their post count and seniority. Not a death sentence but rather the judgment of the commons...neither would it be punitive since they could immediately return-more like a peer driven censure designed to promote future civility...anyway, it amused me as an idea-what do other posters think?

PS: I fully recognize I might be the first one gone...
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:56 AM
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1. Cue the flute music, where's your torch?
You are the first person to be voted off DU cyberisland.
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:58 AM
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3. Sigh...
and I was hoping to be a prophet in my own land...Also Richard Hatch should have kept his clothes on, so THERE...
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:37 AM
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16. Here
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:57 AM
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2. I would be voted off so fast your head would spin :) (nt)
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:59 AM
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4. Not by me N/T
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:11 AM
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9. Well, that is a plus
Maybe there are a few folks who like me afterall :)
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:02 AM
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5. I haven't been registered here very long, but I've lurked for quite a while...
and I've noticed that there are some cliques. And it seems that they might make people that they disagree with personal projects, which would make that particular persons DU experience a lot like "Groundhog Day". I remember watching something like this play out when the Mods enhanced the block feature a while back. People were using it to settle scores and respond to real or imagined slights. I think it's an interesting idea, but the possibility of mob rule might make implementing it with any sort of fairness fairly difficult. But, then again, I'm a new guy, so what the hell do I know?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:03 AM
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6. Then DU would become Cream of Wheat.
Edited on Mon Mar-05-07 01:04 AM by sfexpat2000
Somedays, I'd vote me off, but, imho, the grit is good for us. Like push ups and being civil to your ex.

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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:10 AM
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8. Wow. So we turn it into a popularity contest? Or we walk on eggshells so as not to annoy anybody?
Is that what we want? Somedays I'd probably be among the first to go, too. But I don't have a problem with a little cordial confrontation. What's driving this suggestion?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:45 AM
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12. Mob rule is another form of authoritarianism. It's attractive to a lot of people....
... though they rarely admit it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:56 PM
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23. No clue. There are people here that make me want to chew nails.
But, I love them, lol, and maybe need some minerals in my diet. Don't you? :)
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:06 AM
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7. ahh, tolerence
no one here really bothers me...after dealing with the "interesting" egos of my fellow musicians, regular folks can't hold a candle...

have a fine day/evening, everyone :hi:
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:37 AM
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19. i'm with you
i got plenty of drama in my offline life, and i know how to click away :)
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:12 AM
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10. (sigh) The half-life of Valentines Day is getting shorter each year..
:shrug:
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:42 AM
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11. Ahh Yes, Let's Censor Those We Don't Approve Of
Sill me, I thought this was Democratic site.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 06:19 AM
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13. Sometimes DU rivals junior high school.
Some DU'ers resort to taunts and ridicule as a debate technique, trying to pick out those not into the groupthink clique de jour and drive them from the herd. Pretty lame.

If we all thought the same, we'd be Republicans.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:12 AM
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14. I should be voted off....
but so many people have me on "ignore" I'm practically invisible on DU now. :rofl:

W
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:24 AM
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15. I'd definitely be voted off.
I actually enjoy mixing it up with people who disagree with me, and I don't mind snark- I better not, I indulge in it myself. DU would be a very dull place should what you suggest, come to pass.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:56 AM
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17. Is there a million-dollar prize involved?
If so, I'll tell the DU what DU wants to hear. :)
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:12 PM
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22. How about forming an alliance?
;)
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 09:08 AM
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18. YEAH
Let's bully one another as a group to accept our positions or else we are voted off. What is this? Middle School playground?

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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:08 PM
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20. I say we vote off all the bland, inoffensive people.
They have nothing important to say, and are a total waste of bandwidth.

:evilgrin:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 12:09 PM
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21. At last! A rule that allows my presence! lolol!
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