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Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:33 PM

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This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by William769 (a host of the General Discussion forum).

Last post!
I have been a DU member for 10 years, came here because of the progressive mindset of the members and the integrity demanded when one was posting.

That is mostly gone now, and replaced with much vitriol and attacking others for not conforming to their own beliefs, something I could get anywhere else.

DU was a great place to get the late breaking news before it was breaking and keeping up with current events, but now it has become a place of coercion and hate. We have gone from being a voice against war to a voice for violence. And not violence directed at anyone but just violence with the thinking that it will change the situation.

In the last week I have been flamed for being a pacifist and compared to Hitler and GOP figures because I don't believe that violence will resolve this nations justice issues. So I guess it is time for me to go and find another place that is still progressive and let you all fight it out because I just don't have it in me to support violence.

Good Bye!

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liberal N proud Nov 2014 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2014 #1
AtomicKitten Nov 2014 #2
closeupready Nov 2014 #3
lpbk2713 Nov 2014 #4
Purveyor Nov 2014 #5
spin Nov 2014 #6
arcane1 Nov 2014 #7
Mike Nelson Nov 2014 #8
MoonRiver Nov 2014 #9
olddots Nov 2014 #10
earthside Nov 2014 #11
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #12
B Calm Nov 2014 #13
Kurska Nov 2014 #14
doc03 Nov 2014 #15
CK_John Nov 2014 #16
Corruption Inc Nov 2014 #17
BootinUp Nov 2014 #18
Puglover Nov 2014 #19
ScreamingMeemie Nov 2014 #25
Puglover Nov 2014 #28
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #20
darkangel218 Nov 2014 #21
Rhinodawg Nov 2014 #22
Gothmog Nov 2014 #23
Gothmog Nov 2014 #24
MannyGoldstein Nov 2014 #26
dissentient Nov 2014 #27
Paper Roses Nov 2014 #29
malaise Nov 2014 #30
Hekate Nov 2014 #31
William769 Nov 2014 #32

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:36 PM

1. NO!!! Please don't leave!

 

You are one of our best here!

Take a break or the rest of the year off but don't leave.


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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:36 PM

2. Sorry to see you go.

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:36 PM

3. No! Don't go! Take a break, and come back with a new, fresh view.

 

I'd miss your participation here.

I have found Ignore User is a very good friend, at times, hehe.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:36 PM

4. I can understand and I feel the same.




It seems like "agree to disagree" is a thing of the past.


Take a breather and come back in a few weeks.


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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:37 PM

5. As I recently said, I doubt this place will exist come Jan. 2016 for obvious

 

reasons.

Just saying and good luck to you.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:41 PM

6. Stick around and fight the good fight. (n/t)

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:42 PM

7. There's a plague of "absolutism" or something like that, infecting this place.

 

There are some topics I won't even ask questions about, because of the likelihood of being attacked as a lover/hater of something.

There are far, far too many attempts to shut down discussion or discredit a perspective, and I believe those attempts are deliberate.

I'm not familiar with you as a poster, but the fact that you are also bothered by this makes me wish you would stay

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:42 PM

8. Agree with you on violence...

...it just makes more violence, which we've seen recently. It has caused more hurt, and will be compounded.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:43 PM

9. You are one of my favs! Don't go!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:43 PM

10. everyone needs a break now and then ,

 

I hear you .

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:44 PM

11. Maybe its your style.

I don't keep track of individual posters ....

But I've never had this problem.

I find DU by-and-large still a very progressive place and mostly respectful.

Sure there are the crazies, but I guess I don't take a political bulletin board web site like this too seriously.

48,000+ posts is an indication of someone maybe spending an inordinate amount of time at DU.

If 'liberal N proud' is getting too wrapped-up in the verbal jousting, then perhaps it is best to take an extended break.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:46 PM

12. I really hope you'll reconsider, take a break, and I think I can relate, but PLEASE.

 

Think it over.

At the very least, the admins should get some constructive advice.

Do you think the new jury system is part of the problem or do you think all the drama and hate would have come no matter what?

Hope we aren't seeing the end of your membership, just a break.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:47 PM

13. Not calling you a liar, but how about some links?

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:50 PM

14. See you in a week

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:51 PM

15. I agree, I took a few months off and came back a few days ago

and things haven't changed. I have just about had it again.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:55 PM

16. It is getting tougher to login but IMO it will be gone by the 2016 election.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:56 PM

18. If you find a good one, let us know, lol.

Seriously though, I don't think anyone that takes politics seriously can avoid getting burnt out, a little pissed off or just annoyed as hell at some of the obnoxiousness on the tubes even in a semi-moderated forum like this. So take break and hope you still come around.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:57 PM

19. I understand.

I just don't take it that seriously anymore. When posters whose contributions consist of emoticans and the ever popular "DU sucks and the posters are all crazy but I am going to post here anyway" are allowed to stink up the place it gets tiresome.

Just lurk, take the good and screw the bad.

There is a lot of good information here.

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Response to Puglover (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:51 PM

25. +1

Hey you!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 08:03 PM

28. As always

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:58 PM

20. No damn it, no, don't do it. We need more like you, not less! n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:04 PM

21. You'll be back. This place is Hotel California

 

"You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave" :p




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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:14 PM

22. It's very obvious who you are talking about....

 

I wouldn't let him/ her make you leave .

that person loves baiting people trying to incite.


Don't be pushed out.


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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:49 PM

23. I urge you to not leave

Take a break if you wish. Breaks are good at times.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:53 PM

26. Personal attacks are kewl!

 

Since personal attacks became OK, it's been a cesspool.

Good luck.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:58 PM

27. Yea, I have noticed the same thing

 

I have been reading/lurking at DU for a long time, and things have changed. Your eloquent post made me decide to come out of lurk mode. It seems like a rigid group think mode has taken over, as you say, and if you have a different view, then you are attacked at the drop of a hat. It is sad to see this type of group think. DU used to be a lot different, and welcomed differing opinions, and also there was a lot less attacking and name-calling, I agree with you. As you point out, it seems like a theme of "You must conform, and think the same way I do!" has taken over.

Take care, and maybe the admins will seriously consider your post, and make much needed changes.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 08:06 PM

29. Please stick around, this too shall pass.

Some of us are so frustrated with the way things are now that we don't think before we post. You are an asset to this on-line community. Take a rest if you need to but please consider sticking around. Do as I do, ignore the idiots!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 08:07 PM

30. This is too sad

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 08:13 PM

31. There's another place you should check out...

Drop by Democrats for Progress for a spell. There's some old-timers from DU there, including some of what used to be our best. Some have changed their names, others you will recognize straight away.

Best of luck.

Hekate

http://www.democratsforprogress.com/

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 08:13 PM

32. Locking. Good bye posts are normally allowed but...

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