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  •  They were frustrated and being disrespected. (1+ / 0-)
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    One of them I can tell you from what I've directly read was being trolled by a group of individuals who just didn't like him.  Even in diaries that he authored.  They were simply derailed just because.

    A lot of these same folk write about things that I don't agree with.  Sometimes I may venture into the thread to voice my disagreeement, but jumping tip jars and derailing their thread because I don't agree?

    No.  Some handle the meta better than others.  These two who were banned did not IMO.  But I've read some of their diaries and they have been really good.

    And that is what I will miss with them not being here anymore.  That is what this board will miss over time.

    "The bottom line is, we've got to wake up. We can't allow our disappointment in Obama to lull us into allowing a truly dangerous strain of conservative philosophy to gain any more traction than it already has." --ObamOcala 4/5/11

    by smoothnmellow on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 02:08:08 PM PDT

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      in my limited observation, seemed much more provocative with greater frequency, as far as diaries are concerned.

      His timing of those provocative diaries, was such that it often times intensified their impact. It was clearly intentional, though his reasons for the timing were, I'd guess, different than what those reasons were perceived to be.

      It doesn't surprise me, no doubt because I was guilty of it too, that knee-jerk reactions started intensifying.

      Sad, really. All of it. And very complex.

      I do hope things can move forward, though I recognize that's easier said than done, and depends on individual perspectives.

      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 03:47:26 PM PDT

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