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  •  There could be any number of reasons. (10+ / 0-)

    Here's why I don't go.....

    Not specifically DKOS related

    Conventions aren't my thing

    Political events are not my thing

    I value my privacy and don't wish to "go public"

    Specifically DKos related:

    Don't really feel as if I have much in common w/most on this site

    Still pissed about THE PURGE

    Don't like having to explain Black to the masses and wouldn't want to have to get ugly in person :)

    It's been a number of years since I actually considered going to NN. IIRC, I think it was before it was actually called NN. It's Kos' site and of course he can run it as he likes but his attitude bothers me a lot of the times. Years ago, I was much more invested in what I had seen as a community.  Now, I can take it or leave it and therefore have little inclination to want to spend valuable time and money associating with the group.

    "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

    by CaliSista on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:26:30 PM PDT

    •  I've bailed twice. (4+ / 0-)

      I turned in a ticket once.

      I had an ELCA parking spot near Pittsburgh.
      The future beckons.

      Markos

      That's my hat.

    •  it's not been an issue for me, as I get swamped (4+ / 0-)
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      blueoregon, CaliSista, grover, skohayes

      around this time of year, and can't travel anywhere, but yeah I feel ya.

      This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

      by mallyroyal on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:47:00 PM PDT

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    •  Me too . (1+ / 0-)
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      CaliSista
      Conventions aren't my thing

      Political events are not my thing

      I value my privacy and don't wish to "go public"

      The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

      by indycam on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:35:25 PM PDT

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    •  I wish you and the diarist would reconsider (3+ / 0-)
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      claude, CaliSista, Sychotic1

      Netroots Nation has grown so far beyond the Yearly Kos conference, there are bloggers there from all over the country. And politicians and unions and lots of other people that have nothing to do with Daily Kos.
      How can we fairly address any issue without input from minorities that form the base of the party?
      We need you, we need your voices.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:59:30 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the encouragement. As someone (1+ / 0-)
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        indubitably

        else wrote upthread, I don't see mention of NN anywhere but here so it still appears to be a rebranded YK (not that there's anything wrong with that). Since that's the case, there might not be so many takers by POC to provide input at NN when said input does not always feel so welcome here. Maybe Kossacks are better behaved in person but going to an event to fight with people is not my idea of a good time.

        "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

        by CaliSista on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:25:40 PM PDT

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        •  I went this year for the first time, because it (1+ / 0-)
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          CaliSista

          was local and I could afford it.  I was surprised at how much of the audience was non-Kossack.  I did meet a number of people from the site and that was fun, but I'd say most of the people I met were from other organizations or other blogs.

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