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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:04 PM

I'm whining

In the last few weeks I have posted eight times supporting posterís viewpoints and building posters up in solidarity. I have had not one reply back and certainly no reply of thanks for support. I joined DU so I could have some forum to express my outrage.... and some forum where I felt at home. I now ask myself... why am I even a member of DU? Why not go back to lurking? Just saying. Iím from a world where when we build each other up it is recognized. I feel invisible here.

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Reply I'm whining (Original post)
ALBliberal Jul 2018 OP
dawg Jul 2018 #1
Demovictory9 Jul 2018 #2
3catwoman3 Jul 2018 #3
Marie Marie Jul 2018 #4
pandr32 Jul 2018 #5
lapfog_1 Jul 2018 #6
RandomAccess Jul 2018 #7
nolabear Jul 2018 #8
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #9

Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:07 PM

1. It's easy to get lost in the shuffle, and ...

sometimes its just the more "outrageous" posters that get lots of replies. But I'm glad you're here. We all need to support each other in these frustrating times.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:10 PM

2. you have my support

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:11 PM

3. Sometimes my comments get acknowledged, and...

...many times they do not.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:15 PM

4. Keep posting - your support probably did not go unnoticed.

Please understand that the amount of info contained on this site keeps all of us hopping just to keep up. You are welcome here with many kindred spirits who share your views. Don't take it personally if you do not get direct responses. I rarely expect responses to mine but I just throw my two cents in when I need to comment.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:16 PM

5. I'm happy you are here

Don't hold back! People often read what you have to say and keep on scrolling. Someone will continue a conversation with you at some point, but if they don't it doesn't mean they didn't appreciate your contribution.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:18 PM

6. My post response rate is around 20%

Meaning that I post in a thread or start a thread and get others to comment on my posts about 20% of the time.

The response rate goes up if I have something really funny or in one of my fields of expertise or contains a unique viewpoint.

Often that simply doesn't happen.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:29 PM

7. I know what you mean

 

I try to reply to most of the responses I get, but sometimes I just don't have anything to say and Thanks with nothing more seems lame. I do it sometimes, but not always.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:35 PM

8. Oh, I'm sorry. Really. Throw in a few OPs.

Itís true people who recognize one another reply more. I donít think anyone is ignoring you on purpose.

And Iím glad you brought it up. Advocating for ourselves is very much what Democrats need right now.

Heck, someone will be pissed off at you in no time!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:42 PM

9. I get how frustrating it can be not to get

acknowledged for supporting the cause. But every single person on this site is working for the same thing you are. Sometimes just knowing I am not alone makes all the differences.

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