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Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:19 PM

Hi. I'm new here.

Silver1, AKA hoi polloi.

Not sure what else to say except I'm happy to be here, and thank you all for being here too. I hope I never offend anyone ... I'll try my best not to. But I do intend to speak for the hoi polloi at any cost.

Lets talk while the 1st is still in place. And lets stick up for it so it stays that way unabridged.

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Reply Hi. I'm new here. (Original post)
Silver1 Feb 2018 OP
Skittles Feb 2018 #1
Silver1 Feb 2018 #4
kiri Mar 2018 #92
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2018 #2
Silver1 Feb 2018 #6
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2018 #8
Silver1 Feb 2018 #24
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2018 #30
Upthevibe Feb 2018 #3
Silver1 Feb 2018 #10
lunamagica Feb 2018 #5
Silver1 Feb 2018 #12
LuvLoogie Feb 2018 #7
Silver1 Feb 2018 #14
LuvLoogie Feb 2018 #16
Silver1 Feb 2018 #25
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2018 #9
Silver1 Feb 2018 #19
pandr32 Feb 2018 #11
Silver1 Feb 2018 #26
MLAA Feb 2018 #13
Silver1 Feb 2018 #27
Phoenix61 Feb 2018 #15
Silver1 Feb 2018 #22
AJT Feb 2018 #17
Silver1 Feb 2018 #20
MFM008 Feb 2018 #18
Silver1 Feb 2018 #21
Beartracks Feb 2018 #23
Silver1 Feb 2018 #28
secondwind Feb 2018 #29
Silver1 Feb 2018 #31
WhiteTara Feb 2018 #32
Silver1 Feb 2018 #33
WhiteTara Feb 2018 #34
Aristus Feb 2018 #35
Silver1 Feb 2018 #37
sheshe2 Feb 2018 #36
Silver1 Feb 2018 #38
raven mad Feb 2018 #39
Silver1 Feb 2018 #44
hwmnbn Feb 2018 #40
Silver1 Feb 2018 #45
Fla Dem Feb 2018 #41
Silver1 Feb 2018 #46
malthaussen Feb 2018 #42
Silver1 Feb 2018 #47
hlthe2b Feb 2018 #43
Silver1 Feb 2018 #48
TNNurse Feb 2018 #49
Silver1 Feb 2018 #50
pbmus Feb 2018 #51
Silver1 Mar 2018 #61
bullimiami Feb 2018 #52
Silver1 Mar 2018 #62
ploppy Mar 2018 #53
Silver1 Mar 2018 #55
Amsterdammer Mar 2018 #54
Silver1 Mar 2018 #56
Amsterdammer Mar 2018 #65
Silver1 Mar 2018 #83
Amsterdammer Mar 2018 #84
Silver1 Mar 2018 #91
rurallib Mar 2018 #57
Silver1 Mar 2018 #59
rurallib Mar 2018 #67
yuiyoshida Mar 2018 #58
Silver1 Mar 2018 #60
yuiyoshida Mar 2018 #63
steve2470 Mar 2018 #64
Silver1 Mar 2018 #72
True Dough Mar 2018 #66
Silver1 Mar 2018 #69
Silver1 Mar 2018 #70
True Dough Mar 2018 #73
True Dough Mar 2018 #74
Silver1 Mar 2018 #75
Squinch Mar 2018 #85
Silver1 Mar 2018 #88
kooth Mar 2018 #68
Silver1 Mar 2018 #71
Laffy Kat Mar 2018 #76
Silver1 Mar 2018 #80
Freelancer Mar 2018 #77
Silver1 Mar 2018 #81
Freelancer Mar 2018 #87
Silver1 Mar 2018 #89
Glamrock Mar 2018 #78
Silver1 Mar 2018 #90
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2018 #79
Silver1 Mar 2018 #82
Sienna86 Mar 2018 #86
niyad Mar 2018 #93

Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:23 PM

1. if you offend someone, learn to use IGNORE

welcome to DU

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:29 PM

4. Thank you!

I'm not sure I could "ignore" someone. It would probably be too irresistible and I would have to take a peek. If I start loosing sleep though ....

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:32 AM

92. Please please offend someone

No timids.
If you never offend anyone, your voice/values are weak and ephemeral.

Progress is made by squeaky wheels.



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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:24 PM

2. Hi, Silver1!

Welcome to DU! It's great to have you with us!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:32 PM

6. Thank you.

I've been following for a couple of years and finally joined. i wanted to comment so many times. Glad to be here.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:36 PM

8. Glad you finally signed up!

DU has been an oasis for so many of us throughout the Bush* years and we need it so much more right now! And as long as you don't lose your temper with anyone, LOL, and continue to support Democrats, you should be just fine.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:06 AM

24. I thought the Bush years were bad ...

Who knew it was just the start??

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:19 AM

30. I know! Who could have ever predicted this???

I remember how devastated I was after the 2004 election - was so grateful for the support of DU back then. Little did we imagine how much worse it could get! But you'll find the latest news, kindred spirits and even some humor here!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:27 PM

3. Hi Silver! - Welcome!

This is a special place....

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:39 PM

10. Thanks.

I really appreciate it. I've been following for a while. So many people posting ... hard to keep up with the names. I appreciate the warm welcome.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:30 PM

5. Hi Silver! Welcome to DU!

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:41 PM

12. Thanks!

Glad to meet you!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:35 PM

7. Offend away...

mother fucker.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:43 PM

14. Hello.

Not my style. You go right ahead though.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:48 PM

16. Style shmyle. Welcome anyway.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:08 AM

25. Aw thanks.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:37 PM

9. DUCK!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:00 AM

19. Hello.

And hello duck.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:40 PM

11. Welcome

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:10 AM

26. Thanks!

I'm glad to be here.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:43 PM

13. Welcome aboard 😊

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Response to MLAA (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:12 AM

27. Wow

So many people saying hello. Thank you.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:46 PM

15. Welcome!

I hope you enjoy DU as much as I do.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:04 AM

22. Thanks!

I've been reading for a couple of years, just took a while to join in.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:49 PM

17. Hi ho Silver1.

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Response to AJT (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:01 AM

20. Ha ha!

Thanks!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:55 PM

18. Hi

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:02 AM

21. Hello!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:05 AM

23. Well hello!

And welcome!

========

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:13 AM

28. Thank you!

Yes to the doughnut and the beer.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:14 AM

29. A warm welcome to you, Silver1, you will love 💕 it here!

This site is a haven for many, it is rich with information from all around the world, and it never gets old.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:23 AM

31. Thank you.

I relay on it every day, both for news and for the discussion. Better by far than anything on the mainstream.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:25 AM

32. Welcome to DU!

And no doubt, you will offend someone, but no worries, so does everyone else

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:33 AM

33. Thank you!

I know, it's inevitable. But I also know from experience it leads nowhere, or worse, so I'll try really hard to avoid it. I don't mean to say I won't speak up. I will.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:40 AM

34. Good. We need our voices

to mingle and share thoughts.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:41 AM

35. Welcome.

Don't worry, the DU-ers who offend easily hang out in General Discussion and the Gun Dungeon.

You're safe here...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 01:24 AM

37. Thanks.

So the Lounge is mellow. I will keep that in mind.



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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 01:19 AM

36. Welcome, Silver1

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 01:33 AM

38. Thanks.

I'm glad to have finally joined. It's nice to be welcomed.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 04:13 AM

39. Hi back atcha!

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Response to raven mad (Reply #39)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 02:57 PM

44. Tahnks.

That picture is so beautiful.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:59 AM

40. welcome, Silver1...

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Response to hwmnbn (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 02:58 PM

45. Thanks!

Glad to be here finally.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:08 AM

41. Welcome to you.

We're a pretty friendly bunch.

Never hurts to just review DU's Terms of Service.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=termsofservice

They're pretty straight forward, and helps keep folks from stumbling in their 1st few months.

Hope to see you post often.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:05 PM

46. Thanks.

And thanks for the link. That was helpful. It all sounds good.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:35 AM

42. Welcome to DU.

Be careful out there!

I find that it is impossible to assure that I offend no one. So when it happens, just consider the source and the substance of the complaint. I also find that they are usually baseless.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #42)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:12 PM

47. Thank you.

I've seen the pointless, angry, insulting conversations. Not interested in getting sucked into that. Discussion yes, always.

I'll be careful -- and not fall for the bait! (Well, I'll try. )

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:42 AM

43. Welcome, but odds are against any of us NEVER offending anyone

--even if only a misunderstanding. A laudable goal, though.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:16 PM

48. You are right.

There's so much we're all stressing about right now, it's a good thing to have a place where discussing the issues gets us away from that, instead of piling it up more.

Thank you for the welcome.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:23 PM

49. Welcome, speak your mind.

People may misunderstand what you say and you may have to clarify yourself. If you offend, I suggest your politely explain your point again. I have been slapped down a couple of times but it is a great place to speak up.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #49)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:16 PM

50. Thanks for the welcome TNNurse.

I fully intend to speak my mind! No worries there.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:23 PM

51. Welcome aboard matey...

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Response to pbmus (Reply #51)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:34 AM

61. Hey there.

Thanks for the welcome!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:49 PM

52. Welcome and dont worry, youll offend someone.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #52)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:47 AM

62. I know it.

Between you and the others who have said the same, I'm already building an immunity.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 04:00 PM

53. Welcome to DU!

You will like it here!

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Response to ploppy (Reply #53)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:54 PM

55. I do like it here ...

I have for a while ... as a lurker!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 04:54 PM

54. Hello Silver1

...and welcome! Kinda a newbie here, myself.

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Response to Amsterdammer (Reply #54)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 08:55 PM

56. Hey.

Thanks. Are you in Amsterdam?

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #56)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 03:11 AM

65. We were in Amsterdam last week...

...this week with in-laws in and near Prague, Czech Republic.

Sunday night we're back stateside, we live in a suburb of Atlanta.

How 'bout yourself?

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Response to Amsterdammer (Reply #65)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 02:36 AM

83. Never been to Amsterdam

but I know a lot of people who have and who really love it. I look forward to going one day.

Right now I'm facing the Noreaster that's come our way. I think it'll be gone by the time you fly in.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #83)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 02:51 AM

84. Sorry, I meant

Where do you live?

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Response to Amsterdammer (Reply #84)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:35 PM

91. The northeast.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:11 PM

57. howdy doody

once you come in you may never find the way out. I am still looking.

BTW what was Howdy Doody's twin's name? - and it wasn't Trey Gowdy.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #57)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:26 AM

59. I see that ...

I'm already up later than I should be. And it's only day 2.

Howdy Doody -- Gaudi?

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #59)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 05:47 AM

67. Double Doody

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:49 PM

58. Welcome! Yokoso! Irasshaimase

よこそ! いらっしゃいませ!!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #58)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:31 AM

60. Thank You!

ありがとうございました

Hvala!

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #60)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 02:36 AM

63. most welcome

ど いたしまして!!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 02:46 AM

64. Welcome! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #64)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:05 PM

72. Thanks.

I've been flogged already.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 03:31 AM

66. Welcome Silver1

One day you'll be gold!

Enjoy the camaraderie of the DU!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #66)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:01 PM

69. Wait, what does that mean?

I already got majorly attacked. Because I didn't like a billboard message. And I said so. Now I'm standing accused of being a Putin troll.

My husband warned me.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #69)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:03 PM

70. I'm being sarcastic.

I hope that's obvious. But still, OUCH!

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #69)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:26 PM

73. My post was just in jest

But I have seen people, particularly newcomers, abandon this site rather quickly due to having their opinions attacked. It can be a rough ride at times. Sometimes the accusations made by other posters are plain ridiculous: overstated and unsupported. I've been targeted by that a few times. I just let it slide. If there's a real concern then someone will "alert" on your post and a jury will remove it.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #69)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:26 PM

74. My post was just in jest

But I have seen people, particularly newcomers, abandon this site rather quickly due to having their opinions attacked. It can be a rough ride at times. Sometimes the accusations made by other posters are plain ridiculous: overstated and unsupported. I've been targeted by that a few times. I just let it slide. If there's a real concern then someone will "alert" on your post and a jury will remove it.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #74)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:18 AM

75. Thanks for the welcome and the thoughtful advice.

What you said makes a lot of sense. I'll keep it in mind next time someone pounces on me.












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Response to Silver1 (Reply #75)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 07:24 AM

85. Hi, Silver. Welcome. Just to put your experience in context, though,

DU is continually attacked by trolls who come with the sole purpose of disrupting here. You'll see it soon enough, and it will piss you off as much as it pisses the rest of us off. They go back to their conservative sites and gloat about the nonsense they pull here. So we are all wary.

It tends to be low count posters (though some are good at it and have lasted to become very high count posters) so you might be getting a little bit of a side-eye for a while. But I think as soon as you see a true troll in action, you will understand the caution around new people.

In the meantime, glad you are here.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #85)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:45 AM

88. Yeah, I think I've noticed that.

I've been following DU for a long time, and have seen really nasty comments out of nowhere.

I was accused of being a troll just a couple of days ago. Really pissed me off.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 05:55 PM

68. Hi-Ho, Silver!

I hope I'm the first with that pun!

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Response to kooth (Reply #68)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:04 PM

71. Hey thanks!

I really wasn't thinking of the Lone Ranger when I came up with that name. Something silverish was nearby! But I always liked the Lone Ranger, so it's OK. Hi-Ho!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:27 AM

76. Welcome.

Here in the Lounge it's all good.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #76)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 02:24 AM

80. I checked out the Lounge today.

It does seem nice.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:28 AM

77. Oh yeah? What do you mean by that?!! -- Just kidding -- I kid -nt

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #77)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 02:29 AM

81. Ha ha.

I got lambasted for an opinion already. Therenwasn't much 'constructive' dialogue.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #81)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:24 AM

87. The first rule of DU is that you do not talk about DU...

The second rule of DU is that you do not talk about DU.

Just remember that you're not going to win. You can't.

Just like this reply -- after rereading it, I realize that without knowing the pop culture reference to the movie "Fight Club," that little joke could be taken in any number of different ways. So, I add a bit here to explain that I was referring to "Fight Club." That pushes down on some people that were ready to flame me, but ignites another group, who are insulted I would think they were so stupid that I needed to add the explanation. And, by adding that sentence, now I've just reignited the bunch who actually didn't get the reference and that I've now called stupid.

Oh well, "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends We're so glad you could attend Come inside! Come inside." --That's ELP (Emerson Lake and Palmer).

Damn it! You see -- I just did it again.

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #87)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:51 AM

89. Haha!

Thanks. You're right. Really, I might just stick around in the Lounge. Just following the news is stressful enough! I don't want to fight about it.

By the way, I've always been a freelancer.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:34 AM

78. Welcome! Glad ta have ya!

As far as offending people, some don't take it to heart and let it roll like water off a ducks ass. Some are just waiting to be offended. Give it time, you'll figure out who they are.....
Some buddies of mine sum it up pretty well

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #78)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:05 PM

90. Allright.

I'll try to keep cool. The thing is, I'm thin skinned, and I can shoot my mouth off pretty well. Then I feel bad.

Nice song. Made me think of Tied To The Whipping Post.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:36 AM

79. Howdeedoo!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #79)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 02:31 AM

82. Hey there!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 10:47 AM

86. Welcome to DU

Nice to have you.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 12:57 PM

93. welcome to du--this place has been saving what is left of my sanity since chimpy. these

people are the BEST!!

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