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Mon Dec 25, 2017, 07:07 PM

Sick of flame bait but dont want an alert for calling the poster a poo head?

Do not discuss the “person” who wrote or said it. None of us is a person in the usual sense when it comes to politics. There are no “trolls” only words designed to undermine and destroy.

Instead, critique the words themselves. Usually, the words will be intended to start infighting and piss someone off, since Democratic Unity is our strength. In which case a few simple words will suffice. (Altogether now...)

“Divide and Conquer is the GOP’s favorite political strategy.”

You would be amazed at how effective these words can be.

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Reply Sick of flame bait but dont want an alert for calling the poster a poo head? (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Dec 2017 OP
Sneederbunk Dec 2017 #1
McCamy Taylor Dec 2017 #2
Sneederbunk Dec 2017 #3
anneboleyn Dec 2017 #5
Sneederbunk Dec 2017 #6
RussBLib Dec 2017 #9
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2017 #10
Hekate Dec 2017 #16
Hekate Dec 2017 #17
TreasonousBastard Dec 2017 #7
bitterross Dec 2017 #12
TexasProgresive Dec 2017 #4
McCamy Taylor Dec 2017 #11
eleny Dec 2017 #8
Skittles Dec 2017 #13
Hekate Dec 2017 #15
RhodeIslandOne Dec 2017 #29
edhopper Dec 2017 #14
Skittles Dec 2017 #20
edhopper Dec 2017 #24
Skittles Dec 2017 #25
edhopper Dec 2017 #31
Skittles Dec 2017 #32
edhopper Dec 2017 #33
betsuni Dec 2017 #18
Skittles Dec 2017 #19
betsuni Dec 2017 #21
A-Schwarzenegger Dec 2017 #22
raccoon Dec 2017 #23
RhodeIslandOne Dec 2017 #30
MadDAsHell Dec 2017 #26
njhoneybadger Dec 2017 #27
Soxfan58 Dec 2017 #28

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 07:11 PM

1. I agree, which makes me wonder why there is discussion of religion here.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 07:13 PM

2. Correct answer Freedom of religion.

See it is easy to find common ground.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 07:18 PM

3. Freedom only to a certain extent.

Seems to be discussion regarding non-believers and Christians only. Other major religions are off limits.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 07:23 PM

5. Dont we have a forum specifically for discussions of religion? Shouldnt posts about religion be

posted in that forum? I don’t think those topics are supposed to be in the GD forum anyway?

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Response to anneboleyn (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 07:27 PM

6. Why is there a religion forum on a political blog?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 08:50 PM

9. because religion is very tied up with politics?

Democrats do in fact have interests beyond politics

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 08:58 PM

10. The same reason there is a Sports forum and a

Science forum and a Reading and Writing forum......we have varied interest.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 04:26 AM

16. Ther are actually quite a few religion groups here, because we are not one-dimensionsl ...

...in our interests. There are also cooking and baking groups, backyard chicken groups, book groups -- you name it, DU has it. We get to be friends, then discover mutual IRL interests, and there you go.

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Response to anneboleyn (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 04:28 AM

17. GD is General in nature

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 08:18 PM

7. Those discussions are easily avoided, should you wish to...

as are discussions of pets and food.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 10:12 PM

12. People hit the Latest Threads tab without thinking. Assuming it is General Discusson

 

That is my theory for why people go off on tirades about posts that are properly posted in a group or forum on the subject matter.

On that latest threads tab, of course, all groups get represented. I have, on occasion, seen a post by doing that and then had to look and see which group/forum in which it was posted to assure myself someone wasn't really trying to stir things. It is this step, I believe, people don't think to do before responding.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 07:23 PM

4. Sometimes you have to put them in time out

Like ignore for a while

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 09:22 PM

11. Ignore works for the Look at mes! But not for serious agitators.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 08:35 PM

8. I was thinking about this yesterday and decided to dump divisive threads

They appear like clockwork. One dies out and before you know it the same old themes appear and start long debates. Nothing is resolved. So I'm decluttering and it does me good not to even see the threads appear again.

I'm not encouraging the practice. Just sharing what works for me.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 11:31 PM

13. we all know who you are talking about

he is a FUCKING TROLL and EVERYONE FUCKING KNOWS IT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 04:21 AM

15. He may or may not be a poo head, but he sure needs a ass-kicking

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 04:04 PM

29. I dunno

 

I can think of several people who I wonder how they've managed to duck the reaper.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 11:43 PM

14. What did I miss?

llink the thread anyone?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 05:08 AM

20. it's not allowed

that would be filed under CALLING DUers OUT FOR WHAT THEY FUCKING ARE or something like that; you'd get a hide

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Response to Skittles (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 09:30 AM

24. a simple link to the post in qusetion

Last edited Tue Dec 26, 2017, 06:29 PM - Edit history (1)

doesn't violate SOP.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 03:43 PM

25. you might want to check your spell-check

yes INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 06:29 PM

31. What

you never heard of an aimple link?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 06:49 PM

32. are you asking a qusetion?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 10:01 PM

33. lol

btw, still looking for that thread.

How about a simple lunk to it.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 05:03 AM

18. But it's hard to critique the words themselves when there's an avalanche of them and

the opinions expressed aren't based on anything real and there's no point except for a vague passive-aggressive attack on Democrats repeated over and over, with a sprinkling of apologies when the insults are too obvious. I say they are POO HEADS and I say to hell with them.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 05:07 AM

19. there's a DU member with 40,000+ posts who is a fucking troll

s/he does not fool me one fucking bit

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 05:12 AM

21. I know! It's obvious...

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 05:19 AM

22. Who dat? Inbox me, somebody, please.

thanks...

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 06:54 AM

23. Same here, PM me please. Nt

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 04:05 PM

30. Me too

 

If anyone knows I'm curious. I have a few thoughts of my own.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 03:50 PM

26. I dont understand why ignoring is so hard for some DUers.

 

It’s that “OMG, someone is wrong in the internet” syndrome.

Trolls exist because DU feeds them. They get off on the panic attacks you have every time they post. If you ignored the posts as if they weren’t there, they’d disappear quickly. Posting flame bait is no fun if no one replies.

I assume most of us are adults, though you wouldn’t necessarily know it from the complete inability to control our own emotions and actions sometimes.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 03:55 PM

27. It seems to be an obsession and it's getting fucking old.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Tue Dec 26, 2017, 04:04 PM

28. It's not only their political strategy

But their governing strategy to.

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