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ApostateAbe
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7/26/2011 8:32:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am kinda new to DDO, and I am not sure what it was like before--apparently, a few people complained that DDO somehow got worse, and they left.

Well, I am glad that I found about DDO.

Everywhere else on the Internet, people sequester themselves into groups of other people who think alike. You find a forum or a chat room or a political blog where everyone has the same opinions, and you have a prejudiced filter of outside information and an echo chamber, where "us" develops increasingly-negative opinions of "them."

Here, everyone has maximal interaction with people who think starkly different. Further, we tend to judge each other, not according to the alignment of another's opinions with our own, but according to friendliness of behavior.

We learn that "they" are not so bad, and "they" are actually "we."

This is what the Internet should be for.

I love DDO.
ApostateAbe
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7/26/2011 9:06:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/26/2011 8:46:05 PM, FREEDO wrote:
THANK YOU Abe! I share your love of DDO. Haters can suck a fvck.

That was ironic, given my speech, but let's just say you meant it that way. :-P
jat93
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7/26/2011 9:12:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/26/2011 8:32:36 PM, ApostateAbe wrote:
I am kinda new to DDO, and I am not sure what it was like before--apparently, a few people complained that DDO somehow got worse, and they left.

Well, I am glad that I found about DDO.

Everywhere else on the Internet, people sequester themselves into groups of other people who think alike. You find a forum or a chat room or a political blog where everyone has the same opinions, and you have a prejudiced filter of outside information and an echo chamber, where "us" develops increasingly-negative opinions of "them."

Here, everyone has maximal interaction with people who think starkly different. Further, we tend to judge each other, not according to the alignment of another's opinions with our own, but according to friendliness of behavior.

We learn that "they" are not so bad, and "they" are actually "we."

This is what the Internet should be for.

I love DDO.

I'm totally with you on this Abe! I rely on the internet for learning just about everything I want to learn, and DDO, through both formal debates and more freestyle conversations via the forums, is my go to source for knowledge on every subject. You can always count on every opinion on every subject to be represented!
Rockylightning
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7/26/2011 9:52:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/26/2011 9:12:21 PM, jat93 wrote:
At 7/26/2011 8:32:36 PM, ApostateAbe wrote:
I am kinda new to DDO, and I am not sure what it was like before--apparently, a few people complained that DDO somehow got worse, and they left.

Well, I am glad that I found about DDO.

Everywhere else on the Internet, people sequester themselves into groups of other people who think alike. You find a forum or a chat room or a political blog where everyone has the same opinions, and you have a prejudiced filter of outside information and an echo chamber, where "us" develops increasingly-negative opinions of "them."

Here, everyone has maximal interaction with people who think starkly different. Further, we tend to judge each other, not according to the alignment of another's opinions with our own, but according to friendliness of behavior.

We learn that "they" are not so bad, and "they" are actually "we."

This is what the Internet should be for.

I love DDO.

I'm totally with you on this Abe! I rely on the internet for learning just about everything I want to learn, and DDO, through both formal debates and more freestyle conversations via the forums, is my go to source for knowledge on every subject. You can always count on every opinion on every subject to be represented!

Except the Amish.
FREEDO
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7/26/2011 11:32:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/26/2011 9:52:18 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 7/26/2011 9:12:21 PM, jat93 wrote:
At 7/26/2011 8:32:36 PM, ApostateAbe wrote:
I am kinda new to DDO, and I am not sure what it was like before--apparently, a few people complained that DDO somehow got worse, and they left.

Well, I am glad that I found about DDO.

Everywhere else on the Internet, people sequester themselves into groups of other people who think alike. You find a forum or a chat room or a political blog where everyone has the same opinions, and you have a prejudiced filter of outside information and an echo chamber, where "us" develops increasingly-negative opinions of "them."

Here, everyone has maximal interaction with people who think starkly different. Further, we tend to judge each other, not according to the alignment of another's opinions with our own, but according to friendliness of behavior.

We learn that "they" are not so bad, and "they" are actually "we."

This is what the Internet should be for.

I love DDO.

I'm totally with you on this Abe! I rely on the internet for learning just about everything I want to learn, and DDO, through both formal debates and more freestyle conversations via the forums, is my go to source for knowledge on every subject. You can always count on every opinion on every subject to be represented!

Except the Amish.

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GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord
Rockylightning
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7/27/2011 12:05:19 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/26/2011 11:32:42 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/26/2011 9:52:18 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 7/26/2011 9:12:21 PM, jat93 wrote:
At 7/26/2011 8:32:36 PM, ApostateAbe wrote:
I am kinda new to DDO, and I am not sure what it was like before--apparently, a few people complained that DDO somehow got worse, and they left.

Well, I am glad that I found about DDO.

Everywhere else on the Internet, people sequester themselves into groups of other people who think alike. You find a forum or a chat room or a political blog where everyone has the same opinions, and you have a prejudiced filter of outside information and an echo chamber, where "us" develops increasingly-negative opinions of "them."

Here, everyone has maximal interaction with people who think starkly different. Further, we tend to judge each other, not according to the alignment of another's opinions with our own, but according to friendliness of behavior.

We learn that "they" are not so bad, and "they" are actually "we."

This is what the Internet should be for.

I love DDO.

I'm totally with you on this Abe! I rely on the internet for learning just about everything I want to learn, and DDO, through both formal debates and more freestyle conversations via the forums, is my go to source for knowledge on every subject. You can always count on every opinion on every subject to be represented!

Except the Amish.
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Thats the joke. They cant use technology.
FREEDO
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7/27/2011 12:21:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/27/2011 12:05:19 AM, Rockylightning wrote:
Thats the joke. They cant use technology.

You've clearly never met one of those clever scheming Amish people.
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord
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7/27/2011 5:26:22 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/26/2011 8:46:05 PM, FREEDO wrote:
THANK YOU Abe! I share your love of DDO. Haters can suck a fvck.

You hate the haters? right..
The Cross.. the Cross.