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Mon Feb 17, 2014, 02:56 PM

Can we PLEASE have a "gender forum" where all gender-based threads can go die?

Rules could look something like this:

**** If a gender is called out in the OP, but has no pertinence to the topic, it belongs in the gender forum.

**** If the OP is gratuitously sexy for no reason other than to be sexy, it belongs in the gender forum.

Threads about real political topics where gender is a factor, including rape, abortion, LGBT threads, etc., would not belong in the gender forum. Political satire can also be excluded. But the gratuitous stuff...get rid of it.

Any other rules?

I'm just so sick of the gender wars going on right now in GD. It diminishes DU. I honestly think some kind of rules need to be established.

Am I alone in this wish?


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FourScore Feb 2014 OP
1000words Feb 2014 #1
TroglodyteScholar Feb 2014 #118
1000words Feb 2014 #119
TroglodyteScholar Feb 2014 #122
HappyMe Feb 2014 #2
lumberjack_jeff Feb 2014 #3
FourScore Feb 2014 #6
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Silent3 Feb 2014 #67
Doctor_J Feb 2014 #97
1000words Feb 2014 #102
Warren Stupidity Feb 2014 #18
HappyMe Feb 2014 #117
pintobean Feb 2014 #107
seaglass Feb 2014 #14
HappyMe Feb 2014 #20
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HappyMe Feb 2014 #24
seaglass Feb 2014 #39
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seaglass Feb 2014 #41
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HappyMe Feb 2014 #73
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HappyMe Feb 2014 #81
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pintobean Feb 2014 #101
MadrasT Feb 2014 #47
HappyMe Feb 2014 #48
OilemFirchen Feb 2014 #86
seaglass Feb 2014 #88
HappyMe Feb 2014 #121
libodem Feb 2014 #75
BuddhaGirl Feb 2014 #89
libodem Feb 2014 #94
polly7 Feb 2014 #104
libodem Feb 2014 #108
Marr Feb 2014 #114
Feral Child Feb 2014 #155
kcr Feb 2014 #112
seabeyond Feb 2014 #120
HappyMe Feb 2014 #125
seabeyond Feb 2014 #127
HappyMe Feb 2014 #129
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HappyMe Feb 2014 #133
seabeyond Feb 2014 #123
Lizzie Poppet Feb 2014 #4
Warren Stupidity Feb 2014 #17
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Vashta Nerada Feb 2014 #29
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etherealtruth Feb 2014 #77
treestar Feb 2014 #5
FourScore Feb 2014 #9
Warren Stupidity Feb 2014 #19
petronius Feb 2014 #50
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seabeyond Feb 2014 #124
HappyMe Feb 2014 #13
JTFrog Feb 2014 #71
HappyMe Feb 2014 #74
itsrobert Feb 2014 #7
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pacalo Feb 2014 #135
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Warren DeMontague Feb 2014 #56
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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 02:57 PM

1. Ignore and trash features

 

Seriously.

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Response to 1000words (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:34 PM

118. They work great

Why should DU change to accommodate people who refuse to use them?

Absurd.

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #118)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:38 PM

119. I don't understand the aversion.

 

Enough folks put a poster on ignore, they've effectively been voted off the island.

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Response to 1000words (Reply #119)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:47 PM

122. Exactly....

And it brings me nothing but joy when I see that an ignored poster has responded to me.

I don't get the least bit curious. Just that warm fuzzy "not gonna deal with that garbage again" feeling.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:01 PM

2. It would turn into a meta

style war zone, I think.

I use the trash can a bunch right now.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:02 PM

3. HoF would be a great alternative.

 

Sadly, they've banned so many members from there that the only way to reach the target audience is to [strike]proselytize[/strike] post in GD.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:03 PM

6. What is HoF? n/t

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Response to FourScore (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:08 PM

12. Interestingly ...

 

I've seen HOF used as an abbreviation for "Hair on fire."

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Response to 1000words (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:41 PM

32. Oh my

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Response to 1000words (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:26 PM

67. Actually, that's what I thought HoF really meant the first time I saw it.

Later asked someone to make sure, and for the first time learned about History of Feminism.

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Response to 1000words (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:58 PM

97. I thought it was Hall Of Fame, but then I would probably be in it

 

The actual HoF is pretty monotonous.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #97)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:08 PM

102. I wonder ...

 

if there is a History of Feminism Hair on Fire Hall of Fame.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:18 PM

18. A safe haven feminist forum that drives certain people here nuts.

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:33 PM

117. lol!


Plenty could give a fuck - about any of the numerous 'woman', 'feminist' forums.



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Response to FourScore (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:36 PM

107. Here's a thread with that question

 

and a bunch of answers. It's a lounge thread from last June.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018415045

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:11 PM

14. Why HoF, the Men's Group already has the gratuitous sexy thread. The SI cover thread could easily

have been posted there. It fits your group.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:20 PM

20. So what?

It's their group. They can post whatever the fuck they want to - which is pretty much the rule for any group/haven.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:21 PM

21. No shit.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:31 PM

24. Okay then.



Or is that 'no shit' because it bothers the hell out of you that they have that thread? People that don't belong to a group don't really have shit to say about what is in there. If people start having an 'I don't like that' attitude towards groups they don't belong to, all hell is going to break loose. People need to respect the group's boundaries, whether they like and/or agree with them or not.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:00 PM

39. It's a no shit because your comment had nothing to do with what I posted and you didn't

say anything that I didn't already know.

I'll repeat what I said in different words. lumberjack_jeff suggested threads such as the OP had wanted in a gender forum should be posted in HoF. Since the OP specifically mentioned " If the OP is gratuitously sexy for no reason other than to be sexy, it belongs in the gender forum." I suggested the Men's Group would be a better fit because they already have gratuitous threads with half-naked women whereas HoF does not. Is it now clear?

You are under a mistaken impression if you think I can't comment about whatever I see on DU, wherever it is.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:11 PM

40. I dumped HOF in the trash can long ago.

So I wouldn't know or care if you had 10 naked threads in there.
I said nothing about that, because frankly I'm sure he's kidding.

I agree. We ALL can comment on whatever we see on DU. You have made that clear.



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Response to HappyMe (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:17 PM

41. I'm not sure why you keep saying these disjointed off-topic things to me but OK.

Enjoy your day.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:32 PM

45. I'm not sure what you are trying to say either.

Enjoy your disjointed, OT day too, dear.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:21 PM

61. Now I'm confused.

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #61)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:13 PM

73. As am I.

Pffft. This isn't worth any more of my attention.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #61)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:39 PM

78. Have to admit it was the strangest interaction I've ever had on DU. n/t

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Response to seaglass (Reply #78)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:53 PM

81. Really?









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Response to HappyMe (Reply #81)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:56 PM

83. It might be a tie.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #83)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:04 PM

85. Are you suggesting I wear ties??!11

How DARE you? I have some lovely pashminas....and make up.....

Shall I send you a lovely chianti....no fava beans ....

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #61)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:07 PM

101. See post #18

 

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:36 PM

47. Bizarre comment pulled out of thin air. No one said they couldn't.

Project much?

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #47)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:41 PM

48. ...

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Response to seaglass (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:26 PM

86. Why would you assume that a "sexy" thread would be pictures of women?

I would think that HoF would be just as appropriate a group. Or are men not considered sexy amongst the members?

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #86)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:44 PM

88. I'm not assuming anything. My comment was based on what exists. The Men's Group already

has such a thread with both females and males. HoF does not.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #88)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:42 PM

121. Huh.


Oh!

im convinced. they would accept me. oh wait.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:28 PM

75. yep

It was so nice and quite when one of them had her time out. I thought it was worth renewal of my star.

I care that women are treated with respect and equality but this behavior makes it difficult to like some members of my own sex.

I find the deflection of lol after the snotty comments especially disingenuous.

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Response to libodem (Reply #75)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:47 PM

89. +1

I agree...now that a certain poster has returned, these ridiculous threads are starting to pop up again

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Response to BuddhaGirl (Reply #89)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:55 PM

94. All Hell breaks loose

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Response to libodem (Reply #75)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:11 PM

104. Well said.

I HATE the bullying most of all. It makes my skin crawl to see it.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #104)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:37 PM

108. Me too

It is the instigating and then the proclamation of innocence and not being serious about the intention. Just throw in a lol and a to prove you are in a hilarious mood and the poor fuck you have furious is taking it wrong.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #104)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:01 PM

114. +1

 

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Response to polly7 (Reply #104)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:44 PM

155. Agreed.

It's gruesome.

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Response to kcr (Reply #112)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:42 PM

120. No shit. And here is a sub thread with only intent to diss and insult dyers, YET

 

We are the problem. What a fuckin joke. The blatant insults are just fine for these people.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #120)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:53 PM

125. No. the problem is. invading another group

You dont belong to. What a fuckin joke. You expect respect. But don't give it. Blatant insults are just fine for some people.
What a fuckin joke. Demanding respect. When you dont give it. Life is hard.

edit to add -----

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #125)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:58 PM

127. That us so over the top bullshit.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #127)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:07 PM

129. That is your opinion.

I have mine. You have your's.

Mine is no less valid than your's.

I consider your opinion bullshit. Here we are.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #129)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:13 PM

130. except i did not start a subthread of insulting duers. you and others did. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #130)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:22 PM

133. Of course, dear.

Whatever you say.

I have better things to do right now frankly, than listen to gender carping in GD.
And the usual ' you insulted me!1'... blah what ever.........you started it.....
.... I haven't dealt with that sort of crap since my sons were 2....enjoy...








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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:47 PM

123. So, you just throw out a jab at hof for no particular reason? Seems like you are the problem

 

And others that feel it is ok to insult other duers. I think hof was minding their own business.... Again, and YOU chose to start something. How does that make you the good guy, or the others?

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:02 PM

4. Thing is, rules isolating certain topics and prohibiting them in GD are routinely ignored.

 

Notice all the "not big national news" gun threads in GD over the last few months? The ban is still in place, but the hosts don't enforce it. A similar rule for the "gender wars" threads would be only as useful as the hosts' willingness to enforce it (because you know there'd be people who would ignore it and post wherever they see fit).

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:17 PM

17. Oh that is such a shame!

 

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:39 PM

29. Most meta threads stick around as well.

 

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Response to Vashta Nerada (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:47 PM

35. Good point.

 

Hey, maybe we don,t need Meta back after all!

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:36 PM

77. Some of these issues are extremely important issues of our day

I know you and I fall on opposite sides of the gun issue ... but, it is an important issue to both of us and neither of us need be silenced or ushered off to an anteroom.

What I wish for on those threads is a little more civility ...

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:03 PM

5. I think there are

But what is wrong with discussion of these issues? They are part of the progressive agenda, no?

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Response to treestar (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:06 PM

9. Not the way they are being handled. There is too much mud-slinging.

And no one is suggesting banning it altogether. It can have it's own forum.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:19 PM

19. Yes we need to get all contentious discussions out of GD.

 

Cats and puppies, 24/7.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:11 PM

50. Just as long as it never devolved into cats *or* puppies

'Cause that could get contentious...

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Response to petronius (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:13 PM

51. Good point. Obviously we need GD-Cats, GD-Puppies, and GD-Ferrets.

 

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Response to FourScore (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:51 PM

124. If you have an issue, why did you stand by without saying anything when lumberjack started

 

Mudslinging in your thread and others jumped in?

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Response to treestar (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:10 PM

13. Discussion would be good.

But usually the threads turn into insult and accusation festivals.

Abortion, birth control, wages are about the best hopes for any reasoned discussion.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:34 PM

71. With you right there in the middle of em.

 

Just sayin..... you never seem to miss an opportunity.


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Response to JTFrog (Reply #71)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:17 PM

74. lol!


Whatever.

I responded to the make up thing today. Dumped all the rest.

It's a discussion board, do you have a problem with people responding?

You also, don't miss an opportunity apparently.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:03 PM

7. I am afraid that I am so sexy

I will be regulated to the gender forum. Just for being too sexy.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:06 PM

10. Hmmm...I hadn't thought of that. n/t

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:07 PM

11. What about your shirt?

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:14 AM

135. You're cracking me up, HappyMe.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:38 PM

27. Itsrobert, the walking, talking sexy rumpus. No forum could contain you.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:16 PM

56. That's not a natural rumpus

it's photoshopped. Real rumpuses never look like that.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #56)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:26 AM

136. Ain't photoshopped. Itsrobert likes to wear his rumpus in the front...












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Response to pacalo (Reply #136)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:28 AM

137. Well thank god there's a fire extinguisher

that shizz is HOT!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #137)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:55 AM

139. No kidding!

If I had known itsrobert was that sexy, I would have given him one of my hearts before I ran out.


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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:15 PM

15. As other have advised: liberal use of the trash can function during these outbreaks.

There are those on both sides of the discussion who take delight in flames. As for me


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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:16 PM

16. Can we please have a "Can We Please Have" forum where all the

 

Can We Please Have based threads can go die?

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:22 PM

22. I envision a DU where each poster has their own forum to deal with the issues

that they care about specifically, without getting dragged into trivial or aggravating threads. Be a little lonely, but that's a small price to pay.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:32 PM

25. I think we should go to ATA with this RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!1!!

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:39 PM

30. I love this thread...

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:24 PM

66. And it took 25 posts to come to that conclusion?

We're slipping.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #66)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:29 PM

68. Back in the old DU it would have been post #2.

 

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 08:53 AM

144. I think that's how the break up of Yugoslavia ended

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:17 PM

57. You win the thread! (nt)

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:37 PM

26. Right now I have a forum called "Trash Can" where I put them all.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:38 PM

28. Fuck that.

 

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. There are a handful of people here who are enemies toward women. I want their posts front and center. Some have outed themselves today. Not that they weren't out already.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:49 PM

36. Please elaborate. What kind of post makes one an "enemy of women"?

 

I usually reserve that tag for especially troglodytic Republican state legislatures.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:51 PM

37. I think you can find one or two of them without my help.

 

If you can't, that in itself should be an answer.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:50 PM

91. Any poster who thinks that all gender related posts should be sent to the dungeon is a candidate. n/

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #91)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:31 PM

156. It's the dismissiveness that's telling. And people need to be called on it, no argument from me.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:41 PM

31. Make liberal use of the "trash thread" option.

 

I have and it's great.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:43 PM

33. There are already such forums and groups for those

issues but those members would rather use GD instead. Go figure. Perhaps the ads should think of banning those topics to those forums like they have guns and Israel/Palestine.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:45 PM

34. Sounds like Humphrey-Hawkins for DU jurors

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 03:51 PM

38. We need a Fight Club forum...

where all of this silly shit could go.

When any threads get contentious, juries and/or hosts can move the thread to Fight Club and just let them duke it out.

There's only a few who keep poking at the scab, and this might be the best thing for them.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:14 PM

52. We had one. They took it away. Now this is where silly goes to die.

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #52)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 03:07 AM

141. Meta had several fatal flaws...

not the least of which was too many rules.

If yer gonna fight it out-- fight it out.

It will not be pretty, and membership will possibly drop, but it will be honest.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #141)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:29 AM

147. You may be the first person to ever utter the phrase

"Meta had too many rules"

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:17 PM

42. GenderCratic UnderWar!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:14 PM

53. GenderCraptic Underwear?

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #53)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:16 PM

55. Metaspastic Craptastic

Same Shit Different Year-lastic

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #55)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:18 PM

58. I have nothing to add

 

Just tired of seeing so many consecutive "Warrens."

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Response to 1000words (Reply #58)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:19 PM

59. Just remember

if something was said that pissed you off, it was the other guy.

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Response to 1000words (Reply #58)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:19 PM

60. Youve been warrened about that before. Your post is unWarrented.

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #55)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:23 PM

62. Darn ... now, I'm surrounded.

 

And no one Warrened me.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:59 PM

84. Don't mention underwear.

Then there will be an underwear underwar uproar, along with a 'landscaping' war.

I'll just leave this here ---

commando.


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Response to HappyMe (Reply #84)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:50 PM

109. Want to cause GD to meltdown into a lava hot puddle of outrage? Post a magazine with 3 women in

bathing suits.

Post something about North Korean concentration camps, and watch it sink like a stone.

BUT BATHING SUITS? OUTRAGEREEEEEERE OPRRESSIOOOOON ARUUGHGHGHG and I broke my caps lock I'm so mad

Same as it ever was.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #109)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:23 PM

115. Do it.

I would love to see some lava under ware/wear disaster action suffering/ people (men/boys too!). It's gonna be an awesome blame game. MEN CAUSED this!!1! Bastards with their 'dickishness' ( oh noes!! sexist....oh wait....)

If women were in charge, men would still be to blame, no?

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #115)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:12 AM

134. It seems I'm dickish, but cute.

Shit, I can live with that.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #109)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:21 PM

132. Well shit...

 

Whatever you do, don't Google search "Wicked Weasel"! ... I think that runs the risk of causing massive containment failure of the dilithium crystals!

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #132)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 02:03 AM

140. Someone did the same thing to me recently with

"LuluLemon Yoga Pants"


Damn you, marketing demons! is there no end to your pernicious perfidy???

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:26 PM

43. I would gladly offer this thread as the first to go in the "gender forum". n/t

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:28 PM

44. As said above, ignore and trash

 

Use them liberally.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:32 PM

46. No.

You have the option to read or participate. If not it's called trash.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:45 PM

49. No. Sweeping sexism under the rug is not the answer any more

than sweeping racism or any other flashpoint from view is helpful to carrying on constructive dialogue.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #49)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:15 PM

54. You feel what's been occurring ...

 

is "constructive dialogue?"

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Response to 1000words (Reply #54)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:45 PM

72. There have been some comments that have been very insightful.

It is equally important that some of the ideas and attitudes that reflect sexism be noted and recognized for what they are. Sometimes attitudes are assumed to be okay just because no one in the person's social network sees them as derogatory or undesirable. Calling people on bigotry and sexism provides opportunities to introduce new ways of looking at others and ourselves.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:23 PM

63. Dang, another gender thread to hide

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:24 PM

64. It would be a waste of forum space.

Take guns - we have TWO forums dedicated to that topic, one a complete shelter for one side of the debate, and yet that debate and all the bullshit that goes with it still infests GD.

If the goal is to stir shit, GD is the place to do it. Nobody will go to a group to hash it out. Shit-stirring needs an audience!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:24 PM

65. K&R for the interesting mix of great humor and people going right off the rails,

 

which is also in itself another fascinating diversion.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:30 PM

69. Doesn't this post belong in the Complaint Forum?

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:31 PM

70. I Gotta Feeling...

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:34 PM

76. If you're sick of the "gender wars" in GD, complain in the right place.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #76)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:43 PM

79. Ah! Good idea. Thanks Gormy Cuss. n/t

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:49 PM

80. WHY? Are gender bias's not as important as racial ones?

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 06:53 PM

82. It would be nice, and K&R, but, alas, too many people are vested in acting like children

and trying to 'win', and sadly, DU is the victim.

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Response to TransitJohn (Reply #82)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:52 PM

92. Are you saying that when women want to discuss gender related issues they're acting like children?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #92)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:59 PM

98. Jesus Christ.

No, that's not at all what I said.

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Response to TransitJohn (Reply #98)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 11:43 PM

158. First you agreed that there should be a separate forum where all OP's related to gender issues

"go to die."

Then you said that would be "nice," but too many people are vested in acting like children.

So a reasonable person could conclude that you think when women bring up gender related issues, they are acting like children.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #158)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:12 AM

159. No

A reasonable person could conclude that a couple groups on DU, one male one female, consistently use GD to troll each other and act like children. Which is what i said. You read into it what you wanted to. Not very reasonable.

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Response to TransitJohn (Reply #159)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 11:26 AM

160. Why is it "acting like children" for women to question why a T & A photo lands on the front page

of a progressive political site?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #92)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:43 PM

157. No, but MRA responses to feminists are often quite childish. Strawmen, ad hominems, etc. etc.

Not to mention the folks around here (regardless of "side" who seem to care more about personal beefs than actual issues.

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Response to CFLDem (Reply #87)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:53 PM

93. Oh yes! We can't have women playing the gender card!

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Response to CFLDem (Reply #96)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:02 PM

100. Disgusting. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #93)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:15 PM

105. I don't even know what he said, but...

@ pnwmom

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Response to CFLDem (Reply #87)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:01 PM

99. I wonder if you understand the historical significance

of referring to feminists/women as "harpies"? It has absolutely no place on a progressive forum.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #99)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:57 PM

126. Harpies? Ya perusing this thread and reading the insults to us women... We are so friggin

 

Bad

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #99)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 08:39 AM

142. Nope

 

Please educate me on the significance.



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Response to sufrommich (Reply #99)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:43 AM

149. and yet, there it is. posted by a woman.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:49 PM

90. Oh right. Because we passed the Equal Rights Amendment decades ago and women are fully equal

in all spheres of life now, right?



(By the way, the ERA failed.)

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 07:55 PM

95. Rec!!

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:10 PM

103. "Die, Gender Threads, Die!" Coming to your multi-plex soon!

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 08:21 PM

106. Maybe if everyone who posts shitty threads would get food poisoning...

they'd be on the toilet all day and we wouldn't have to read their nonsense.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #106)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:30 PM

116. Okay.

Female and male carping.

You will be visited by that crappy British woman, and all her damn family will crab at you and follow you....no matter what.

You do get to fight back though.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 09:00 PM

110. Great idea.

I need to take long breaks from DU. Fortunately, most subject lines are hints enough to the vitriolic or stupid or whiny content, - allowing one to skip or trash. But every once in a while I click on one by mistake and think " Is this the same DU I used to spend hours on back in 2001?"

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 09:18 PM

111. Some of the discussion on gender war threads is really interesting!

 

I have learned a lot from gender war threads and have, I think, become a better person as a result. That youtube video about leering was especially edifying. Don't be shy: you really aren't complaining only about threads in which gender is called out but has no "pertinence to the topic," or threads that are "gratuitously sexy." You don't like challenges to conventional liberal wisdom about sexism and gender and such. You want milk toast. Or maybe I am full of shit.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 09:53 PM

113. You are not alone in this wish.

 

I feel like a couple of small cliques have decided to move their endless slap fight into General, and it's mostly noise.

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Response to Marr (Reply #113)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:05 PM

128. Yup.

The "Kool Kids" wanna fight!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:15 PM

131. why did you even start this thread. all day it has died down. why would you start this thread

 

to continue more shit?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #131)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:06 AM

145. No. That's not who I am. I really wanted a solution.

I had just been embroiled in a discussion which got heated, and I was hidden for the first time in my 10 years at DU. (And rightfully so, I am ashamed to say.) I had avoided commenting on the "gender war" threads up to that point because I knew it would make me so mad. Finally...I succumbed. It did not go well.

I was thinking, we have forums for 9-11 and guns and Israel/Palestine -- why not gender wars??? I was a genuine question.

At first, I looked for the "meta" forum and then remembered it was taken away. Somewhere in this thread someone suggested I pose this question in the "Ask the Admin" forum. I had forgotten about that one. That's where I should have posted this.

Looks like my idea has just perpetuated the problem, but my intentions were sincere.

Also, it did not seem as though it was dying down to me at 2:00 EST yesterday at all. I saw tons of gender threads when I started this discussion.

Anyway...It was just a suggestion.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #145)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:27 AM

146. fourscore. thank you. thank you for taking the time to explain to me where you are coming from

 

cause i gotta tell you. walking into this thread and seeing the number of people insulting me personally and our group took me to that anger point. and disgust. walking into another thread, i took it out there a bit. so i get that.

but... clearly the reality, of you starting your thread, manny starting his to mock feminist, the very people whining about these gender wars allow them to flourish with unchallenge insults to feminists on du, and women as a whole. (yes, i get some women are all up in the battle too). while the very people being insulted and mocked are minding their own business.

as i said in mannys thread. you might want to check out who are starting the threads. the flamebait. me... none. a couple from hof though one has well over 100 rec adn merely positive toward women. so shouldnt be flamebait. ALL the many other flamebait Ops are from people agitating the situation, or are throwing the first punch.

if women dare to fight back, they are the ones to blame.

anyway... thank you. thanks for letting me know where this is coming from. cause i am seeing a whole hell of a lot of hypocrisy going on.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #146)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:31 AM

148. this: if women dare to fight back, they are the ones to blame. and this:

cause i am seeing a whole hell of a lot of hypocrisy going on.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #148)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:53 AM

150. ...

 

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #151)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:12 PM

153. Golly gee whiz

 

Thanks mom!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:28 AM

138. Don't we have six, not counting LGBT and abuse survivors? (nt)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #138)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 08:52 AM

143. We clearly need a 7th titled

 

GENDER WAAAARS!!!!!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:29 AM

152. DU has this great function called "Hide Thread."

Or do you think all topics you find objectionable should be shuffled off to another room so you don't have to be bothered.

I'm going to use "Hide Thread" right now!

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