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The cheese stands alone. The proof is in the pudding.

I remember that newcomer and

I remember that newcomer and I tried to see both sides of the issue. I then went to the chat room and everyone in there were nasty about this new comer, how dare that new comer talk down about the chat people inviting him and it just got worse and worse in that chat room. I'm sorry to hear that you lost that member. Must be hard to make some of those decisions you have to make sometimes Mike. I went to the chat room every once in a while, sometimes you could get some good information out of there by asking some of the chatter some questions or for tips. But overall there seemed to be a lot of people in there with social issues. Probably not most of them but the ones with the issues certainly stood out. Just like in most chat rooms I guess.
So, it was probably a good decision to get rid of it, and to keep this site clean and friendly.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

You know, i am really sorry about that guy with the post

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Séamusín

Michael Nystrom's picture

That was really sad to me

I am glad to see that he is staying aboard

Although his only post other than that thread seems kind of angry:

http://www.dailypaul.com/324643/according-to-missouri-state-...

Maybe we set the tone for him here.

Or maybe not. Anyway. I am still sad that he took things hard.

Séamusín

I would argue his original post was angry

Particularly in the context of his messages in the chat room. Yes, he was invited into chat - yes he wasn't pleased. But that didn't justify his grumpy attitude. I suppose I shouldn't have invited him again but he was basically asking for it! When I notice what ticks people I like pressing the buttons. I can't help myself.

Maybe he was having a bad day - and if that was the case I feel sorry for him. If not, then I don't think we need to feel sad.

Pragmentarian's attitude is no evidence to back up a false perception of the DP Chat room.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous
http://youtu.be/cjkvC9qr0cc

wolfe's picture

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"When I notice what ticks people I like pressing the buttons. I can't help myself."

That makes you a bad person. You should work on that.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Oh it definitely is a bad thing

And I am working on it. But if you think I'm a bad person because of that you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. You don't know me.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous
http://youtu.be/cjkvC9qr0cc

wolfe's picture

I didn't say you didn't have good qualities...

I don't know you. But that specific flaw in people makes someone a bad relationship to have, friend or foe.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

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The cheese stands alone. The proof is in the pudding.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Chat is dead

I got tired of the death threats and the harassment, against me and others, and everyone giggling like it was funny.

The second to last straw was when they ganged up on a new user here and downvoted his first post into oblivion to the point he asked me to close his account. He didn't want to be here.

The last straw was when one of the regulars, who I'd already banned a million times, and who snuck back in during open registration, threatened to kill himself and threw the whole place into a tizzy. Three hours later he was in there telling jokes about it.

No, it was a terrible drain on the DP resources.

I'm sorry if you were one who enjoyed it, but I couldn't keep supporting that.

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The cheese stands alone. The proof is in the pudding.

What I had found interesting...

What I had found interesting was that the chat invites that I would receive, we're never from the folks here that I regularly interact with in the forum posts.

Not having ever been one for chat box or text message conversing; I simply ignored them.
I might have joined in if I had received a request from someone I recognize.

After reading your comments, I am glad I did not.

Chat rooms? Ballast, I say!
Over the side!!!

Liberty. Think of it!


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

You know....

I ignored the first few chat invites that I got too. Then I accepted one and met Smudge Pot. Then I said hi, and was greeted by Stonewall. After that, I became a regular. I had many intense conversations with people about natural health, government and property rights. Then, with encouragement of the group, I started thedailyfed.com. While you are not willing to branch out and meet new people, new people want to meet you.

That's how the message of Liberty is spread!

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

Sure I would've accepted invites from those fine individuals!

And many others also.

But for me, it was always a username unknown to me.
Names I did not recognize from the forum postings.

Unwilling to branch out?
You don't know me at all!!!

The Daily Fed.
Awesome!



Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Sometimes we weren't...

even sure where the invites were coming from. We would see " decline invitation" and was like, "where did that come from?".

Glad you like The Daily Fed. It is a creation that sprouted it's head in the chat. With much encouragement and support of my fellow chatters (which continues today), I'm able to put together the line-by-line appropriations and bring to light actions proposed by Congress.

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

Hey, man....

I'm starting not to believe that there are death threats...from what people are telling me......Can you let me no, brother?

Love thy enemy.

They are known by their words!

It takes a very small minded person to insult and disrespect someone in their own house.

NOSHEEPLE

Michael Nystrom's picture

"People"?

What people? Did you find their new clubhouse? Are they still badmouthing me over there?

What pathetic, empty and useless lives they lead if that is all they can find to talk about. They're sending me hate mail, even calling my google voice number to harass me. Very, very sad.

Why do you think I kicked them off of here? They're increasing the cost to me of keeping this website online, not financially, but with bullschnitzel. Overwhelm me with BS. Multiple fake user accounts, death threats, fake suicide attempts, attacks of new users, snark, cynicism and hatred.

What can I do? I don't want the Daily Paul to be that.

But in the end, what can I do to convince you? The mob has got your ear. If it is the individual against the mob, the mob always wins. What chance do I stand against them?

Believe what you think is true.

I'm sure their happiest day will be if they can rip the Daily Paul off the web.

Anyway, I've let you know.

How will you know the truth?

I didn't read this comment

but wow, really? You're generalizing the whole chat room? That's NOT nice. You have no idea what you're talking about.
You were never part of the DP chatting community. You are in no position to make a judgement.
Yes there are trolls on the chat room. But 99% of the people are not trolls. And if someone is badmouthing you it's usually a good idea to consider that maybe you are doing something wrong.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous
http://youtu.be/cjkvC9qr0cc

wolfe's picture

:)

"And if someone is badmouthing you it's usually a good idea to consider that maybe you are doing something wrong."

That either means you have never been married or you have been and are female... roflmao. :)

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Seriously...

you realize you just insulted all females. You have now insulted me personally. You have lost all of my respect.

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

wolfe's picture

It was a joke...

If you find male/female humor insulting, then I assume you don't enjoy any comedians or comedies.

I assume you find this just absolutely horrific:
http://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/160859/12_reasons_why_...

As well as this:
http://www.nairaland.com/11646/15-reasons-why-beer-better

And it wasn't actually a female joke. It was a marriage joke. I assume you dislike, "You ain't much fun since I quit drinking" either?

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

I take it back....

I've had an emotionally charged 24 hours so far and took it out on you. I shouldn't have done that and I'm sorry.

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

wolfe's picture

No worries... :)

We all have 'em.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

No it means

that you shouldn't be so confident in yourself that you brush off criticism (even if emotionally charged).

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous
http://youtu.be/cjkvC9qr0cc

wolfe's picture

Just a joke... :)

I can't resist a marriage joke when I see one. lol

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Freedom of Speech

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it." -Thomas Jefferson

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.”
― Voltaire

Michael Nystrom's picture

Property Rights

Property rights trumps freedom of speech.

Apparently your learning is not finished.

You're free to speak. But don't expect me to subsidize death threats on me or others on my property.