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  •  I guess we'll have a difference of opinion there (0+ / 0-)

    because unless you're talking about the time when he was saying what much of the community was saying what they wanted to year then 95% of the comments weren't positive.

    That said, I'll say it again (maybe not for the 500th time, but at least for the 50th) there are people on this site that want the economy to be bad. They want it to burn to the ground because that's they only way they think it can be 'rebuilt'. Bob's said as much. I'll also say that some here MB still don't understand the difference between disagreeable and disagree.

    Boondad left for reasons of his own and I won't presume to speak for them, I will note the conditions he left under. And I will not how much hostility there is for anything approaching positive news.

    I will also note that it's hardly an isolated event nor hardly isolated to economics.

    •  Show me more than one or two diaries... (0+ / 0-)

      ..that BD wrote that did not make it to the Rec List. And show me one in which more than a handful of commenters were disrespectful. Of course, there are flame wars. It's the Internet. And, of course, some people (of varying points of view) are assholes. BD collected far fewer of those than many diarists. I'm not defending those who insulted or attacked him personally. But they were very few of the portion of people who raised criticisms, most of which were respectful.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Nov 09, 2009 at 12:40:23 PM PST

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      •  Well I think we have varying positions on (0+ / 0-)

        what 'disrespect' is as he was often called names, basically told that he was a liar and/or 'just not getting it' and more then that.

        And fyi, flame wars tend to be disrespectful.

        As to the rec list, :shrug: I don't regard that as proof of anything either way. I would point out that there were often multiple rec list diaries on at the same time attacking either the diary in question or attacking him personally.

        As I said at the beginning, we are at odds on this and I think we both know that.  And what's worse is it's not like it's constrained to the economic diaries.  I don't know what to tell you other then some people think they can act however they want because they are right, because others 'just don't get it' or for whatever reason.

        Sufficient to say I look back and see things far differently.

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