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littlemissmartypants

(22,628 posts)
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 06:39 AM Apr 2015

Good grief.

And people wonder why I haven't been seen at DU in a while.

Chriminey.

Sorry.

I just came to vent and hide. Sorry if I disturbed anyone. I will just crawl back into my cave where at least the moss appreciates me. Cheers, fellow loners.

Love, peace and shelter.

~ lmsp

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Good grief. (Original Post) littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 OP
g'morning. what are you talking about? nt ellenrr Apr 2015 #1
I am just amazed at the lack of civility here lately. DU in general. littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 #2
There's always bound to be bvf Apr 2015 #3
I am trying. littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 #4
Thick skin won't do it any more, you need a hide like a rhino around here Warpy Apr 2015 #14
vociferous disagreement is one thing, ellenrr Apr 2015 #16
I agree with that in the main, but bvf Apr 2015 #18
"Non-unionized workers have become a nasty, selfish bunch" Fumesucker Apr 2015 #5
Nervous trigger fingers. Pardon the expression. littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 #10
oh, yes, i agree. I think some factors: ellenrr Apr 2015 #15
When I used to post a lot, every time I came here to read replies ellenrr Apr 2015 #17
Dang! In_The_Wind Apr 2015 #6
I miss you! littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 #7
Are you feeling any better? In_The_Wind Apr 2015 #9
Gurrrlll, you got to shake the alligators a loose! littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 #12
Does counting green shoots of awaking daffodils count? In_The_Wind Apr 2015 #13
Hey lady, been missing your reasoned posts. antiquie Apr 2015 #8
Ohhh! Thanks so much! I lurk there too much, gd. littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 #11
I know precisely how you feel, my friend steve2470 Apr 2015 #19
Thanks for the encouraging words. littlemissmartypants Apr 2015 #20
Is this where I GBC-DU? antiquie May 2015 #21

littlemissmartypants

(22,628 posts)
2. I am just amazed at the lack of civility here lately. DU in general.
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 06:45 AM
Apr 2015

What the heck, it's like you have to suit up for battle before you log in. Makes me sad.

 

bvf

(6,604 posts)
3. There's always bound to be
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 07:15 AM
Apr 2015

vociferous disagreement among people of a similar political bent. Please don't let that deter you.

Warpy

(111,222 posts)
14. Thick skin won't do it any more, you need a hide like a rhino around here
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 03:42 PM
Apr 2015

I do think the troll count has gone up, we're just drawing a slightly more sophisticated bunch of them. When some creep tries to get under your skin, just realize it's a troll and that if you continue to feed a troll, you get covered with troll shit. Look at the post as potential troll shit and move on. The worst thing you can do to a troll is ignore him.

I'm watching a repeat of the 2008 Hillary War gear up again. I'm hoping they start to divert all the Hillary posts to her group soon and lock them in GD. That will increase the level of the repartee right there.

ellenrr

(3,864 posts)
16. vociferous disagreement is one thing,
Sun Apr 19, 2015, 06:11 AM
Apr 2015

that is fine.
but viciousness such as exists on DU becomes a bore imo.
and eventually people who do not enjoy viciousness leave, and those who enjoy it (or tolerate it) stay,
so the cycle continues and indeed gets worse.

 

bvf

(6,604 posts)
18. I agree with that in the main, but
Mon Apr 20, 2015, 04:41 AM
Apr 2015

I also see the value in people being allowed to engage hammer-and-tongs when they disagree.

When things get personal, at least DU provides a bit of relief in the form of ignores and the jury system, although I think the latter is in need of improvement.

Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)
5. "Non-unionized workers have become a nasty, selfish bunch"
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 08:36 AM
Apr 2015

I read that on a thread last night and had to rewrite my reply several times before I finally thought it wouldn't get hidden, I was fucking steamed.

The lower paid ninety percent of American workers are "nasty and selfish", what the fuck is going through someone's head to say such a thing? I talk to the kid who cashiers at my local convenience store when I go in for milk from time to time, I know damn well he's not union and he's paid a pittance, he's always nice and friendly to me but a DUer who has never met him thinks he's "nasty and selfish".

littlemissmartypants

(22,628 posts)
10. Nervous trigger fingers. Pardon the expression.
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 09:07 AM
Apr 2015

I guess the closer we get to vote time the more agitated & wound up like rubber bands folks will get. I am sorry you had to go through those exhaustive machinations.

This place can be so much fun.

And full of knowledge, soulful personalities.

Thanks for the reply.

~ lmsp

ellenrr

(3,864 posts)
15. oh, yes, i agree. I think some factors:
Sun Apr 19, 2015, 06:09 AM
Apr 2015

in general the internet anonymity promotes rudeness.
I notice that forums where people sign in with their names tend to be much more civil.

DU I would say is the rudest most vicious place I've ever been, which is why I rarely come and even more rarely post any more.
I put that down to lack of moderation.

ellenrr

(3,864 posts)
17. When I used to post a lot, every time I came here to read replies
Sun Apr 19, 2015, 06:29 AM
Apr 2015

to my post, I had to prepare myself for abuse-
and sometimes I'd be mad all day at some jerk's posting.
I can't believe I did that for as long as I did!
that was silly.

I like facebook.
the only comments I get are positive ones.

even when people disagree with something I say they are kind.

being on du is like opening your house to strangers, and most of them psychotic.

anyway.. I appreciate you expressing yourself.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
13. Does counting green shoots of awaking daffodils count?
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 09:30 AM
Apr 2015

I'm ok after I make it down the steps of my home.

I've removed weatherproofing plastic from half of the windows. It's really surprising how much sunlight a very thin layer of Frost-King blocks out.

 

antiquie

(4,299 posts)
8. Hey lady, been missing your reasoned posts.
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 09:04 AM
Apr 2015

I've cured myself of GD, now I have to stay away from Latest Threads or I take a wrong turn and end up in the miasma. We have a new Cannabis Group, if you are interested.

littlemissmartypants

(22,628 posts)
11. Ohhh! Thanks so much! I lurk there too much, gd.
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 09:16 AM
Apr 2015

Perfect acronym for it, gd, lol.

The can club looks great. I wish I could help with the toffee, was it? I may have been in the cooking group.
Any way someone who was talking about edibles. I would be all over baking that sh*t if only it were legal here.

I may have to move.

Thanks so much for the reply.

~ lmsp

steve2470

(37,457 posts)
19. I know precisely how you feel, my friend
Sun Apr 26, 2015, 11:48 PM
Apr 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with this place. You and my other DU friends are part of the "love" side of that.

All the best to you!

 

antiquie

(4,299 posts)
21. Is this where I GBC-DU?
Sun May 10, 2015, 10:07 AM
May 2015

They are making fun of "old people" (boomers!) in the BERNIE SANDERS group. Why, he is even older than me.
And on Mother's Day, too!

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