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  •  Darksyde is great. (none)
    He is welcoming you for all of us. I have a membership number under 1000 (which says I was here back when Christ was a corporal) and I agree with what he says. <blockquote><I>If you're new and someone tells you or implies--for no obvious reason--you're not wanted or that no one cares you're here, they're absolutely full of crap. If they stalk you around the site, don't worry, if they start out with subtle criticism which builds into a bat shit insane rant: That's just a troll trying to mess with you. Like any pathetic coward they zone in on new members whom they perceive as 'weak'. Don't waste time on them.</i></blockquote>Enjoy it if you get such a troll. For most of us, the feeling that no one is even reading what we write, let alone agreeing, is the real problem.

    Most of us write in order to be responded to. Not necessarily agreed with, just noticed and responded to. Trolls are responding to you. Take it as a compliment. You at least got noticed. Enjoy it.

    A lot more people read you than respond, positive or negative. If what you write here matters, you will have an impact. Just have faith.

    Or better, get a troll. Or even better, get a lot of feedback. Or even better than that, get frontpaged. Or as good as that, win the lottery.  

    Most of us write here because we need to write and express ourselves. Join us. The rewards? Mostly they are up to you.

    But write, damn it. The rest of us need what you say.

    Recovering Perfectionist IWDWIC (I Will Do What I Can) - Politics Plus Stuff

    by Rick B on Mon Jan 23, 2006 at 08:57:36 PM PST

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