I'm done with this website

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    I'm moving on. Only been here a week, but I've put a bunch of time in. Not bad, but I don't have to settle for not bad. Gonna go find something I actually like.

    What I don't like about this place is all the partisan bickering. No one seems to bother forming a reasoned opinion. They're too busy pretending to care about an issue they don't or pretending to misunderstand an issue that has already been addressed.

    And there are too many personal attacks. I know, I know, "it's the internet, get used to it." No thank you. I'm not looking to trade empty insults with people who act like they're in grade school. There are communities that expect a certain basic level of civility in discourse.

    So have a nice life, guys. Good luck using the site to do anything but dig the ruts deeper in your thoughts.
     
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    Bye Digger. Sorry to see you go since you just got here. For the record...you won't find anything like USMB out there. Either its all fluffy rainbow farting unicorns who gasp at foul language, or nothing but battles. You've just been in the wrong threads. Hang out in the more mellow ones. Foxfyres thread of the coffee shop is cool. Threads in General or Reviews for movies is nice. Health is also a great forum.
    Go look. Then if you come back....holler. I'll give ya a hug welcome.

    (btw..I posted at a board for 13 years. Finally had enough and went on the prowl. Found here, then like a dummy I got caught in drama, left for a small while, then came back. And here I stay. I looked. Not much out there). But do go look. And maybe you will wander back this way.
     
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    We'll keep a light on for ya. ;)
     
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    I wouldn't recommend you ever get married...

    Eh.. stick around it gets better... then worse .. then better ... etc..
     
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    That's not really true, Grace.
     
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    For me, it is. I looked for a very long time. I wanted fluff AND more volatile subjects in the same spot. I joined many boards, but never stayed. Or I was banned for asking questions the admin didn't like answering. I tried blogging too. That didn't work out well either.
    I like it here because it reminds me of my old original home board I hung out at.
    But to each their own. The net is huge. Maybe Digger will find what he/she is looking for. I hope so. But if not...like Intense said, the light will be left on.

    Care to tell me what wasn't true, though? My personal opinion isn't? And who are you to judge me? It's true FOR ME.
     
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    No need to get defensive. :lol:

    It's not true that there aren't civil debate forums where heated political arguments occur. I belong to at least three of them. There is some great debate, and there is no fluffy rainbow farting unicorns.
     
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    Personally, I have found many reasoned opinions here including many that disagree with mine. (Although, I will admit that sometimes it takes a bit of sifting to find them). However, they are indeed reasoned and they are indeed here.

    And, since I enjoy hearing people’s thought-out opinions (as opposed to regurgitated talking points) I kind of like it here so far. It’s certainly no worse than the other boards I’ve frequented and, in some ways, it’s actually better than others.

    It’s funny but one of the things I like about this place is their willingness to let a person punctuate their post with foul language. (Not sure what that says about me but I am not sure I care either).

    Well, anyway, I think you are looking for something that simply does not exist (at least not on an internet political board that is open to the public). But, good luck in your quest.
     
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    Sorry. Didn't mean to sound defensive. On message boards, hard to read body language and facial expressions.
    I post at 3 other boards as well. One is pure fluffy rainbow farting unicorns with no cuss words allowed. One has interesting convos of many topics..some fluff, some heated debate, but not too many members so it is very slow and you're lucky to be there the same time one other person may be. The other is nothing but gangbanger idiot people who take whatever you say no matter how mundane the topic and do a pile on. Bullies. Hateful people who enjoy hating. I don't post there often because I always get jumped. They think I'm crazy.
    And now I post here. I didn't have much luck in my hunt. Glad you found some good ones.
     
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    Mr_Rockhead Slouching toward Medicare

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    Been there, done that. Perhaps our paths have crossed under different pseudo names?
     

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