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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:09 AM

Laconicsax made DU suck less.

Now that laconicsax is gone, DU sucks more. Simple math.

I had taken a self-imposed break from DU, and I return to find the same shit show still going on. I think my break will continue.

I will keep an eye on the forums now and again, just for sentimental reasons, and will check my inbox. If anyone finds a better place to congregate and deal with the problems we face everyday as non-believers, please let me know where it is, because this is no longer it.

Cheers,

Cleanhippie

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Reply Laconicsax made DU suck less. (Original post)
cleanhippie Jun 2012 OP
trotsky Jun 2012 #1
Curmudgeoness Jun 2012 #2
EvolveOrConvolve Jun 2012 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2012 #6
EvolveOrConvolve Jun 2012 #7
progressoid Jun 2012 #4
onager Jun 2012 #5
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #8
cleanhippie Jul 2012 #9
Electric Monk Jul 2012 #13
eqfan592 Jul 2012 #14
bassthump Jul 2012 #10
JNelson6563 Jul 2012 #11
cleanhippie Jul 2012 #12

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:11 PM

1. I hear ya.

I hear ya loud and clear.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:07 PM

2. Laconicsax was one of the good guys to me.

He always treated me well and was kind to me. If you didn't shit on him, he was respectful to you.

I really will miss him. I wish it would not have come to this.

Best wishes, Laconicsax.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:15 PM

3. I've looked and I didn't find another place like this

A lot of atheist websites are full of Randians and dumbass libertarian Paulites. I want a Progressive website that's geared towards atheists, but I didn't find one that worked for me.

Laconicsax knows he fucked up, and isn't even really arguing the PPR. At this point it doesn't sound he's going to petition admin for a stay of judgment.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:49 AM

6. There's PZ Myers' Pharyngula blog

While it's not a forum, so ordinary users can't start threads themselves, there are regular open 'zombie' threads where you can bring up anything; and PZ himself is progressive (as are many of the commenters, though I can't speak for them all - I rarely venture into the comments).

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:51 AM

7. I do spend a lot of time reading on PZ's blog and have a great time doing so

But it doesn't have the same sort of community feel.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:19 AM

4. I know the feeling.

A&A members here are pretty cool. If you and others keep leaving it's gonna really suck lots.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:55 AM

5. Agreed, and good to see you again.



I thought you had been disappeared or kidnapped by a Religion-group hit squad, or something.

You're right, laconicsax did make this place better. And the degree of suckage is currently high enough to pose a threat to a NASA vacuum chamber.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:59 PM

8. I missed something here. Where did he go?

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 03:29 PM

9. PPR'd

PM zombiehorde for the details. I don't have all the info, but it was fairly benign.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:57 AM

13. Benign? No, not really.

 

I'd say slimy is a better term for what they did.

You can read about it here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1240&pid=116609

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:17 PM

14. Actually, funny as hell is a better term.

But I digress. No matter how much it made me laugh, it WAS a really wrong thing to do.

However, given the previous track record, I still think PPR was far too harsh.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:50 AM

10. Try this. It's new but

 

made for you.

Ta-ta!

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Response to bassthump (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 08:17 AM

11. Interesting site, welcome to DU!

And especially to the AA group!

Julie

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Response to bassthump (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:37 PM

12. Thanks.

Seems a bit quiet there, but maybe others will show up.

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