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  •  boy, even with reading the Wikipedia (1+ / 0-)
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    entry for the meaning of "neurotypical" I don't get what it's supposed to mean, well may be a little, but it's too crazy of a word for people, who are outside of the " autism spectrum".  

    Well, now I know I am outside of the "autism spectrum", I guess. Is that something I need to be concerned off?

    Thanks for teaching me a new (unnecessary) word to enhance my vocabulary. Next time you do that, can you start with some more basic words, I often also don't get? :)

    I can't believe that I have spend my whole working day goofing off on dailykos. No wonder I get myself fired.

    •  Pretty much means 'not autistic'/'normal'. (4+ / 0-)

      Lots of people on the spectrum find it much easier to communicate online, because we don't have the same innate body language/responses as the mainstream (it's a mutual misunderstanding). Those 'meat-space clues' you talk about are different for us, both in perception & interpretation. And for many on the spectrum, there are too many sensory issues to be able to cope well with 3D interactions, even when the other people involved are aware.

      So your central thesis:

      I believe without being able to use all your six senses in an online community, there is little reality in that community.
      Taking out the negatives, you're saying that people in meatspace use all their senses and that's what develops community. This is inaccurate for those on the autistic spectrum (something like 2-3% of the US population, IIRC), and in a way defines us out of 'community'.

      OTOH, there are times when I'd just as soon the NT community return to meatspace & let us have cyberspace back. It was a much more comfortable place before y'all came here to live ;)

      I know that you who hear my singing make those freedom bells go ringing. And so we keep on while we live, until we have no more to give... Don't you know it's darkest before the dawn. This thought keeps me moving on. Pete Seeger bit.ly/1bwCmhK

      by TiaRachel on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 02:04:38 PM PDT

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      •  Oh that helps, thank you. (2+ / 0-)
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        TiaRachel, serendipityisabitch

        ... hmm, I never intened to live here. But ended up doing so, which in effect I regret...

        Thank you for explaining. I had no intention and no imagination that my comment would define some community members  "out of community".

        I am sorry that I have such narrow views and don't see all of the community member's needs as I should.

        Ok, scratch my comment, that was just a draft, the real version comes later. :)

        •  Don't beat yourself up over it. (2+ / 0-)
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          serendipityisabitch, mimi

          I'm very tolerant of clueless, being so often clueless myself ;)

          I know that you who hear my singing make those freedom bells go ringing. And so we keep on while we live, until we have no more to give... Don't you know it's darkest before the dawn. This thought keeps me moving on. Pete Seeger bit.ly/1bwCmhK

          by TiaRachel on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 02:33:52 PM PDT

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