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  •  Thanks Bob that is exactly (1+ / 0-)
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    serendipityisabitch

    what I was trying to say, that all diarists aquire followings. Heck, I follow people. I think the answer is that there probably is not a good place for me in Ray's diary discussions and maybe I should just read silently.

    •  or you could keep commenting (2+ / 0-)

      and wait for Ray to request that you voluntarily stop commenting, as he just did to me.

      •  I probably (3+ / 0-)
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        erratic, Sylv, serendipityisabitch

        will just "pre" honor the non given request. My idea of engagement and dialogue and Ray's are clearly very different now that I have dared to show mild disagreement and  mild critique it is clear that I have been put in a "camp" with the unsavory types and I will be accused of one of the two favorite memes that pop up with Ray. I am sure my quality of life will remain unaltered if I volunteer myself out. There is no shortage of interesting diaries to read here.

        •  The relentless attempt at purposely maligning (1+ / 0-)
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          lostinamerica

          my character is going to fail.  Everybody can see the handful of people trying desperately; it's so bizarre that is actually sloppy.

          It's very simple: I encourage you to follow the site guidelines when you comment in my diaries.  Avoid insults, innuendo about personal negative character traits, and fallacies.

          I put a proposition forward, and if you don't agree, make your case, put forward a cogent counter-argument, and I'll be glad to engage.

          •  Ray, would you be so kind as to suggest one or two (0+ / 0-)

            counter-arguments on the subject of this diary that you would not see as "purposely(sic) maligning" you?

            I would be delighted if at the end of each diary you would include those arguments to which you would be willing to respond on their merits. At this point I find it extremely difficult to imagine a not wholly positive response to which you would not reply negatively, so a list of those would be very much appreciated.

            At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

            by serendipityisabitch on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 06:35:54 PM PDT

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