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Response to Spazito (Reply #120)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 04:35 PM

122. Of course they aren't exclusive to one group, but often people who are adherents to one

group have a group mentality.

People who join groups that they don't really 'buy' would have to do two things;

--Refrain from saying anything bad about the goals/people the group supports anywhere on the board (because that would bring them to the attention of the group members)

--Avoid posting in the group at all, because that's how they would get kicked out of the group.


The admins have a difficult job, I grant them that, but they need to get a handle on this. It's looking like DU has a few racists in the crew, and that doesn't make our website look good at all. When they're talking about us, negatively, on the radio, it's EMBARRASSING.

I really like this site because it is easy to read, there are a lot of smart people here (a few idiots too, but whatchagonnado?) and the conversation is often very good. I really hate the look of the orange site, it's too hard to read, too clique-y. I don't understand that whole "diary" schtick--diaries are books with little locks on them that teens used to keep under their mattresses. Diaries don't talk back--they listen. Conversations are better. I have looked at it a time or two but never been motivated to sign up.

The DI place is a train wreck--great graphics, easy to use, clear and intuitive--but what vitriol, racism, sexism, and hatred! UGH. Cruelty for cruelty's sake. Bullies.

And I'm seeing a lot of that kind of DI shit here, too, now--and that is a shame. It's getting a pass, too. The racism, especially, is really troubling to me. I think some people just aren't choosing their words very well, but others aren't realizing what their choices are saying about them--or they just don't care, really.

I also do think DU is being trolled, and in a major way--and it is destroying the sense of trust and community. I think that's the goal of these bozos. They might be too clever by half though, because they don't realize that people who leave here (or are run out of town) go out into the real world, many of them, and add to the conversation there.

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