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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 02:11 PM

A DEDICATED SPACE FOR GOOD NEWS (SNARK WILL BE IGNORED)

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Thanks so much to the admins for creating this space.

I've never been involved in creating a new group, so I'd appreciate suggestions. If you have an interest in being a host here, please message me!


It's a pretty clear-cut, straightforward group as far as its Statement of Purpose, but here are a few more thoughts, for clarity:

1. This space does NOT take away from posting GOOD NEWS in General Discussion or elsewhere. In fact, perhaps with the posts that will be seen here in this new group, even more inspiring OPs will find their way to GD. The idea of having a GOOD NEWS Group is to have a "go-to" space when we need a lift, since GD is so busy and many great OPs often go unnoticed by many if it's a busy day.

As always, we'll need to make sure we're not duplicating posts in GD.

2. All types of Good News are welcome here, except for political good news; GD and Politics 2013 definitely need to host such posts. This is more for human interest stories and sharings with the intent to inspire some measure of optimism about Humanity. This includes news being reported on elsewhere, social media posts that are inspiring, as well as your own personal stories.

If something is posted and later discovered to be false or even a hoax, as we do elsewhere throughout DU, let's update the post accordingly.

3. In putting on my Pollyanna hat, I can't imagine there will be many naysayers disrupting this Group.

If people disagree about something that has been posted, feeling it isn't a "good" thing and in fact is harmful -- and have direct experience or facts to back up why they hold this opinion -- that is a worthy discussion and not disruptive, imho.

Otherwise, this isn't the space to do intense investigation into issues or dissect every aspect of a post. If a story is offered with good intent, to inspire or make us smile or simply to offer a ray of hope, let's try to accept it at face value.

I suppose we should let Thumper guide us here: IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHIN' NICE, DON'T SAY NOTHING' AT ALL.










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Reply A DEDICATED SPACE FOR GOOD NEWS (SNARK WILL BE IGNORED) (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 OP
pinto Mar 2013 #1
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #2
FirstLight Mar 2013 #3
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #4
cyberswede Mar 2013 #5
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #8
List left Mar 2013 #6
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #9
olddots Mar 2013 #7
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #10
a2liberal Mar 2013 #11
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #13
nolabear Mar 2013 #12
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #14
nolabear Mar 2013 #15
icymist Mar 2013 #16
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #19
Le Taz Hot Mar 2013 #17
OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #18
niyad Mar 2013 #20
badhair77 Mar 2013 #21
davsand Mar 2013 #22
orleans Apr 2013 #23
Cha Apr 2013 #24
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #25
Stuart G Apr 2013 #26
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #27
Name removed May 2013 #28
MiddleFingerMom Aug 2013 #29
OneGrassRoot Aug 2013 #30
grantcart Aug 2013 #31
Name removed Sep 2015 #32
Breaking News Jun 2016 #33
William33 Mar 2019 #34

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 02:12 PM

1. Good news! Support your request to host the Group.

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Response to pinto (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 02:21 PM

2. Thanks!

for you, pinto!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 03:08 PM

3. awesome!

I will bookmark this as opposed to Latest Threads...I bet it would be better for my Blood Pressure!

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 03:58 PM

4. Yay!





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:45 PM

5. Awesome!

I vote for you for lead host!

Have you thought about the possibility that a post might be "good news" but actually be a hoax or urban legend, or something else that might be debunked? I thought you might want to consider that possibility when developing your SoP.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:50 PM

8. Well, since we're not saying this group is a news source...

I'm not sure how we'd do that, or if there's a real need to "vet" things.

I hear what you're saying, though. I try to only share things that have been verified in some way already, but if people relay personal stories -- just as they are apt to do in GD, for example -- I don't see a need to prove that it's legitimate.

Plus, this space is really to make us feel better, and sometimes anecdotal stories can do just that.

But you raise a good point about including verbiage about that in some way.

Thanks, cyberswede! Much appreciated.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:12 PM

6. My first subscription nt

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Response to List left (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:52 PM

9. Very cool! (edit to add.....)



WELCOME TO DU!!!!




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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:49 PM

7. can't thank you enough for making this happen .

 



DU has needed this for years thanks again .

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Response to olddots (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:53 PM

10. It's truly my pleasure...

Thanks, olddots!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:16 PM

11. Thanks again for doing this!

Love all the nice stories here already

Also appreciate that you are posting inspiring stories of the kind I was hoping for :-D

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Response to a2liberal (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:01 PM

13. I'm glad. :)



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:58 PM

12. Thanks for creating this! It's like a little park in the neighborhood.

Now I have an excuse to go looking for good news!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:02 PM

14. I've had Fred Rogers on my mind, so when you say "neighborhood"...

it gives me an opening to share a pic inspired by him.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:26 PM

15. Perfect. Let us all be that kind of hero.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:34 PM

16. What a great idea!

Having a place for good news will certainly make some longer visits to the DU! Thank you Dena!

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Response to icymist (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 09:38 AM

19. Thank YOU for being a host!!!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 09:14 AM

17. I found you!

Congrats, OGR, for making this possible. I think we ALL could use somewhere to go for good news considering all the negative stuff DUers are used to.

So glad to subscribe to this group!



LTH

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 09:37 AM

18. LOL!

Glad you found it -- sorry you had to look! I should have sent you a link.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:20 AM

20. how absolutely wonderful!!! thank you so much for doing this--we all need good news, cheerful

happy and uplifting things to remind us that the world isn't completely awful. between this, and sce's sunday lolcats--my blood pressure should go down a bit.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:20 PM

21. I had no idea this forum was here.

I saw eleng's post in GD and followed the trail. What a gift and it's desperately needed. Thanks for setting this up. We all need a lift.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:52 PM

22. Love this!

I think everybody needs to know that there IS, in fact, good stuff happening every day. It is too easy to forget that and get all bogged down in what we sometimes feel is the sad, the ugly, and the uncaring world around us.

Bless you, OneGrassRoot, for organizing this--for making it happen, and bless everybody who comes in here to share in some happiness!




Laura

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 03:44 AM

23. WOW--found your thread over in astrology etc

this is so cool
and a brilliant idea

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:14 AM

24. I finally found your Good New Group, OneGrassRoot.. thanks

to Lady Freedom Returns for the Link!

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:30 AM

25. Sorry you couldn't find it.

Glad you made it though, and thanks to Lady Freedom Returns for showing the way.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 08:04 PM

26. Thank You for being here...and here is where I will be..

And I will see,
The kindness in we..




and I am a subcriber too...

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 09:06 PM

27. "the kindness in we..."

Indeed.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 03:45 PM

29. What a FANTASTIC idea! Subscribed & hope to be Host & contributor. DU mail might not have been clear

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #29)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 05:01 PM

30. Thank you for volunteering...

Delighted to have you as a host here.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:40 PM

31. just found out about the group. What a great idea.

Nothing is more objectionable and irritating to the world that a person who is committed to cheerful optimism and seeing the good in others.

For this reason in real life I am one of the most objectionable and irritating people you will ever meet!

Look forward to sharing great news with you here.

In light of Thumper's advice I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what I think of Republican leaders:

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Thank you Thumper for that thoughtful advice.






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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:11 AM

33. Really Good news..

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:16 AM

34. Good News

This post is so good.

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