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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:46 PM

An example of "kindness" at Democratic Underground" ..Thank You to DU

...I had a very positive experience of "kindness".. here at Democratic Underground. I hit the wrong key on the keyboard, and the picture on the computer all of a sudden ...got smaller, it downsized. Not a big deal as life goes, but I would like the picture to be correct size....
...I switched the browser from one to another, and everything was ok....But I still wanted the thing to work correctly.......................So ...what do I do????? I got an idea?
...The idea was to go to a part of Democratic Underground I rarely go to..." Computer Help and Support"See if that works..maybe??

...At that little room here at DU, (computer help & support) I would ask the question and see what would happen? I tried to phrase the question correctly and clearly, and then I typed it in, and got the question correct. Then, I had to get away from the computer for a while, so I lied down to think about the goings on in the world. Everything is really OK for me, and forget the whole deal. I got friends, health, relatives, food, etc..Spending all the time on the computer and worrying about this or that really isn't worth the world..Besides that problem is not a big deal at all..It still works and works reasonably well.

...So after a half an hour of resting and contemplation..I got up and came back to the computer..So the first thing I did was check out the question...any answers I thought?????................WELL.....after about a half hour away from the computer,,,,,,,I had 4 answers to the problem about the smaller screen picture, not one .............But...4 answers.......

...........I TRIED THE FIRST ANSWER, AND IT WORKED IMMEDIATELY....!!!!!!!!!!!

........I know that in life it ain't a big deal to have a problem on the internet and computer. There are far bigger deals around...and I could go into them....at length...and I have had them...been there...

....But getting help from complete strangers on a computer problem (not a major one) and feeling really good about the solution that was given, and it worked...........is wonderful..!!!!!
....But the fact that fellow people at DU would take the time to try to help..that is also special...!!!!!

...................Yes.....VERY SPECIAL INDEED.....!!!!!.............................Thank You !!!
.....................Kindness exists right here at Democratic Underground........... .

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Reply An example of "kindness" at Democratic Underground" ..Thank You to DU (Original post)
Stuart G Dec 2019 OP
flor-de-jasmim Dec 2019 #1
Girard442 Dec 2019 #2
underpants Dec 2019 #3
calimary Jan 2020 #27
Behind the Aegis Dec 2019 #4
SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #9
Behind the Aegis Dec 2019 #15
SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #18
Lunabell Dec 2019 #5
FM123 Dec 2019 #6
SCantiGOP Dec 2019 #7
Dem2theMax Dec 2019 #8
SergeStorms Dec 2019 #10
blueinredohio Dec 2019 #11
Uncle Joe Dec 2019 #12
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #13
wryter2000 Dec 2019 #14
Phentex Dec 2019 #16
BigmanPigman Dec 2019 #17
littlemissmartypants Dec 2019 #19
bluecollar2 Dec 2019 #20
warmfeet Dec 2019 #21
catbyte Dec 2019 #22
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2019 #23
pengillian101 Dec 2019 #24
UTUSN Dec 2019 #25
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #26
treestar Jan 2020 #28

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. Kindness, attentativeness(?) and competence!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:50 PM

2. Always nice to see a happy ending.



I search the 'Net for answers to some esoteric computer questions and generally do OK, although sometimes the explanations delivered by a video featuring a 13-year-old are a bit tough on the ego.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:52 PM

3. PEBCAK

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:48 AM

27. LOL!

Very cool thread, though. And an outstanding point it makes.

I ❤️ DU! Itís helped get me through some tough times, both political and personal.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:54 PM

4. "Kindness exists right here at Democratic Underground"

Yes, it does. There are those who have your back when bullies attack. There are those who express sympathy when you really need it. As for advice, the folks in the "Cooking and Baking" and "Photography" groups....ROCK!!! If you are novice, or are just not sure, no one makes you feel stupid, and, if anything, some go out of their way to guide you.

Sadly, my computer problem didn't get resolved though. I think it may be something to do with IE (I can no longer see twitter posts, only the hyperlink).

There are some pretty awesome people here. You can find them, and sometimes, they find you!

Happy New Year!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:25 PM

9. I can't see my IE tweets either...used to be that the tweets opened up already and I could read...

w/o having to specifically open the tweets separately. Now I have to open separately. I'm not aware of any changes to DU that would have caused this, this started oh, about a month ago, give or take.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 04:42 PM

15. Yup.

That is the same problem I am having and started about a month ago, so I am guessing there may have been an update to a IE program that caused it.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:33 PM

18. I haven't updated IE explorer, so the chg had to happen somewhere in DU land...nt

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:55 PM

5. People here are usually kind.

Most bleeding heart liberal Democrats want to be of help.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:00 PM

6. Yes, Democratic Underground is a special place indeed where kindness can be found.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:19 PM

7. You want to put an end to that kindness?

Have the wrong Candidate Preference at the bottom of your post.

Just kidding, nice story StuartG.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:22 PM

8. That's one of the biggest reasons why I come here.

It's great to be able to talk about, and learn about politics, but the people are the reason I come here.

I have wandered into many a forum to ask for help, for all different kinds of subjects, and I have always been given answers that have helped me.

DU is my homepage because it truly is home.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 03:00 PM

10. Through my years on DU...

I've come to find, as have you, that there are some extremely knowledgeable people here on just about any subject. Intelligence does have a definite liberal bias.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 03:34 PM

11. Thanks Stuart G for the post

I have a question about my computer and trying to get answers online with not much luck. I'll go to computers to see if they can help. Thanks again.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 03:59 PM

12. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for sharing Stuart G.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 04:17 PM

13. Nowadays, with so many companies giving customers the runaround, it seems their real job is to

Obstruct service rather than expedite it. Helpfulness does become a more and more rare quantity...glad the nice people here came through for you!❤

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 04:40 PM

14. I've used DU to solve problems all the time

If you're a cook, cooking and baking is the place on the internet to hang out.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 04:48 PM

16. I have sung their praises many times...

they are very patient and will ask for more clarification if needed. Their willingness to help is very special. And it can be about a phone or kindle or printer - seems like someone has the experience!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:59 PM

17. I saw a live rat in my bedroom at 11 PM

and after freaking out for half an hour I asked DU for any ideas and a ton of helpful answers came back...at that late hour too.

PS. That rat is GONE (not dead, but gone).

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:59 PM

19. DU is an amazing place because of the amazing DUers!

I have been helped during a plumbing emergency and a sick pet emergency. I am forever thankful for the greatness that is the Democratic Underground!

Great post, Stuart G .

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:15 PM

20. Democratic Underground membership

Is what keeps me going.

Without DU I probably would have given up a long time ago.

🙂

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:20 PM

21. K and R.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:25 PM

22. Exactly, my friend. That's why DU has been my absolutely favorite online place since 2002.

I remember how bereft I was after the 2016 election when DU was hacked and the site was down for weeks. It made a depressing, awful situation that much worse. Even though there are spats, I still love this place. It feels like home.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:28 PM

23. Helping others is the very best anti-depressant ever......

or at least as a supplement to herbal or prescription stuff......

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:30 PM

24. How nice of you to post your thanks! n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 10:56 PM

25. Hear, hear!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 11:01 PM

26. DU posters are the best.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 09:16 AM

28. Really nice to hear that

a lot of time people like to just show off and make you feel dumb rather than answer the question, but not DU!

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