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    I hear you. I think ignoring posts or posters we don't like is probably the best thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    I hear you. I think ignoring posts or posters we don't like is probably the best thing to do.
    Youíre right. If people are that bothered, they have options if they donít want to engage. They can not read or respond to the person they object to (all it takes is a minor act of will). They can use the ignore feature to create their own little safe space. Or they can join others in a dessert-themed pack attack to try to drive them out. Or they can flee to some site where the moderators censor posters more to their liking.

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    Or they can exercise as much free will to respond as the initial poster does in posting.

    I think Tybee had a good suggestion and also agree that ignoring is as much an option as responding.

    At this point in time, Yppej chooses to post. I choose to respond. She can stop with these types of posts, but chooses not to. I also get to choose when I stop. Don't condemn those who respond without condemning the source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Don't condemn those who respond without condemning the source.
    I donít know how you got that from what I posted. I donít condemn those who respond to posters they disagree with. I probably have thousands of posts here to offer as evidence to the contrary. Sometimes itís a spirited exchange. Sometimes they call you a racist and leave in a snit. Itís all part of lifeís rich pageant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I don’t know how you got that from what I posted. I don’t condemn those who respond to posters they disagree with. I probably have thousands of posts here to offer as evidence to the contrary. Sometimes it’s a spirited exchange. Sometimes they call you a racist and leave in a snit. It’s all part of life’s rich pageant.
    That part was not directed specifically at you but in general. Sorry if it came out that way, as that was not the intent.

    And, yes, to the rest of your post. Quite a pageant sometimes!
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    The arguments of my critics are succinctly summarized in two common phrases:

    "She did it first"

    and, since they posit that I am evil, "The devil made me do it."

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    I love you all, I truly do. I've been here for a long time--decades. But sometimes I feel like this group can be like The Hunger Games. We've become rather insular. New people come and some will either leave in a snit because they don't like the tone of the members, or because the members "drive them out" because of their tone. The attrition rate here is higher than the rate at which members achieve a "tenure" of sorts--earned by being tough enough to tolerate the occasional slings and arrows. That fact alone might be a reason to pause.

    Maybe someday there will be two of us left, arguing about the same topics that we always argue about--abortion, socialism, salad spinners. At that point, the last men/women standing will have to pony up $211 a year for the pleasure of each other's company. At that point, I don't think simple living will have much to do with anything.
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    I thought GeorgeParker was treated harsh, even if he did write long meandering posts about I'm not sure what. Many others I'd like back.

    I think what we always argue about is masks, covid misinformation, and how inconvenient the pandemic has been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    It is very easy for them to add me to their ignore list instead of calling me names.
    Take a look at all those who don’t want this. In response to your question, yes, you are selfish to keep harping on this subject!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    The arguments of my critics are succinctly summarized in two common phrases:
    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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