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1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
As I arrive at my 5000th post I feel the need to ask the DDO community a question: what am I to you?
I've been here for over 2 years yet I feel like if I left today nobody would really notice. I see users here who've been around half as long as I have but they're really popular among that "clique" which hangs out in the Debate.org Forum whereas I'm not at all (though I do try to give an effort to socialize there a bit). I see all these positive call-outs and I'm generally not included in any of them. I obviously do not know the reason why but whoever was assigned to me during the secret Santa thing this Christmas season didn't bother preparing anything for me (though I did prepare a little something for the person who I was assigned to). This person may've had a good reason but still.
You have my permission to be completely honest here: what am I to this community? What do you think of me? Am I doing something wrong?
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1/6/2016 7:43:07 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
As I arrive at my 5000th post I feel the need to ask the DDO community a question: what am I to you?
I've been here for over 2 years yet I feel like if I left today nobody would really notice. I see users here who've been around half as long as I have but they're really popular among that "clique" which hangs out in the Debate.org Forum whereas I'm not at all (though I do try to give an effort to socialize there a bit). I see all these positive call-outs and I'm generally not included in any of them. I obviously do not know the reason why but whoever was assigned to me during the secret Santa thing this Christmas season didn't bother preparing anything for me (though I did prepare a little something for the person who I was assigned to). This person may've had a good reason but still.
You have my permission to be completely honest here: what am I to this community? What do you think of me? Am I doing something wrong?

You are a forum contributor and occasional debater (I don't check polls or opinions, so I don't know if you venture into those murky waters). To me, users like you are the heart of DDO. You contribute to and generate discussions. While I sometimes don't agree with your posts or positions, you are creating content without drama or spectacle. Call me an old man, but who cares about whatever "cliques" you're referring to? If you want to socialize, do what I do and add someone on facebook and chat with them there. This is a debating website and I'd prefer to see some actual thinking taking place her, and I think you're a part of that.
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1/6/2016 10:32:40 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
As I arrive at my 5000th post I feel the need to ask the DDO community a question: what am I to you?
I've been here for over 2 years yet I feel like if I left today nobody would really notice. I see users here who've been around half as long as I have but they're really popular among that "clique" which hangs out in the Debate.org Forum whereas I'm not at all (though I do try to give an effort to socialize there a bit). I see all these positive call-outs and I'm generally not included in any of them. I obviously do not know the reason why but whoever was assigned to me during the secret Santa thing this Christmas season didn't bother preparing anything for me (though I did prepare a little something for the person who I was assigned to). This person may've had a good reason but still.
You have my permission to be completely honest here: what am I to this community? What do you think of me? Am I doing something wrong?

You contribute a lot to non drama-filled topics of discussion, which I like. You are a voice that speaks for the right side of the political spectrum.

You have an uncanny ability to analyze past and/or current events. You then go on to say what should have been done in order to better or prevent the negativities of the situation.

Your appreciation for history surpasses mine. BTW I think I found someone you would like talking to (since you aren't too social on this site): http://www.debate.org...

You represent the original intent behind this website: to spark and engage intellectual and not-so-intellectual topics of debate. You are what the site was made for, and I personally think that your absence would be noticed.
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1/6/2016 10:34:32 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

Also, if you want to become more engaged in social activity here, I suggest joining a Mafia game, mainly Bsh's Beginner's Series.
Suh dude

"Because we all know who the most important snowflake in the wasteland is... It's YOU, champ! You're a special snowflake." -Vaarka, 01:30 in the hangouts

"Screw laying siege to Korea. That usually takes an hour or so." -Vaarka

"Crap, what is my religion again?" -Vaarka

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1/6/2016 11:14:37 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Well, you don't really associate with anybody...that's why you're not in this 'clique'~~though you're a contributing member, you also keep yourself to yourself.
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1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!
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1/7/2016 2:22:31 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!

If I were to join hangouts and mafia games would that probably help a little bit?
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1/7/2016 2:34:36 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/7/2016 2:22:31 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!

If I were to join hangouts and mafia games would that probably help a little bit?

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1/7/2016 2:40:29 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/7/2016 2:34:36 AM, TheProphett wrote:
At 1/7/2016 2:22:31 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!

If I were to join hangouts and mafia games would that probably help a little bit?

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1/7/2016 4:26:56 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
As I arrive at my 5000th post I feel the need to ask the DDO community a question: what am I to you?

former foe who unlike many other foes ive tried running off the site actually stuck around, got his sh** together to now be a pretty decent member around here, or at the very least is not a negative member anymore.
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1/7/2016 5:06:27 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
DDO can be very cliqueish which has to be off-putting for people who aren't fully "in". I think you'd find you are FAR from the only person to feel that way and for what it's worth I like you and would notice if you left
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1/7/2016 5:18:31 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
You care too much what other people think.

If you don't feel included in call-out threads, start you own. If it's an interesting topic, people will comment. Boom, now you're more popular.
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1/7/2016 7:12:08 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
As I arrive at my 5000th post I feel the need to ask the DDO community a question: what am I to you?
I've been here for over 2 years yet I feel like if I left today nobody would really notice. I see users here who've been around half as long as I have but they're really popular among that "clique" which hangs out in the Debate.org Forum whereas I'm not at all (though I do try to give an effort to socialize there a bit). I see all these positive call-outs and I'm generally not included in any of them. I obviously do not know the reason why but whoever was assigned to me during the secret Santa thing this Christmas season didn't bother preparing anything for me (though I did prepare a little something for the person who I was assigned to). This person may've had a good reason but still.
You have my permission to be completely honest here: what am I to this community? What do you think of me? Am I doing something wrong?

You are literally the example of an "ideal" user on the site that is quickly fading due to this site breaking down and becoming a social media site.
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1/8/2016 4:49:39 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
As I arrive at my 5000th post I feel the need to ask the DDO community a question: what am I to you?
I've been here for over 2 years yet I feel like if I left today nobody would really notice. I see users here who've been around half as long as I have but they're really popular among that "clique" which hangs out in the Debate.org Forum whereas I'm not at all (though I do try to give an effort to socialize there a bit). I see all these positive call-outs and I'm generally not included in any of them.
Hey, nothing wrong with that. I don't belong to any cliques either, and I've never belonged in a clique in any other site or IRL. Nothing wrong with being... yourself *smiles*

With that said, I'm thinking (not promising, just considering, because I see obvious drawbacks as well) doing a shoutout on my 2000th post and if I do, I'll probaby include you.
I obviously do not know the reason why but whoever was assigned to me during the secret Santa thing this Christmas season didn't bother preparing anything for me (though I did prepare a little something for the person who I was assigned to). This person may've had a good reason but still.
You have my permission to be completely honest here: what am I to this community? What do you think of me?
I second what others have said. You contribute a lot to discussion, and while you may not be inclined to write lengthy posts (as some of us, including myself, often do), you often stimulate discussion by pointing out things that the OP or others have missed, or add something extra for others to consider. I may not always agree with you, but your presence is always positive.

Also, you're one of the few people who often respond to my threads, and it's greatly appreciated :P
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1/9/2016 2:47:34 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/7/2016 2:22:31 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!

If I were to join hangouts and mafia games would that probably help a little bit?

Very much so.
Suh dude

"Because we all know who the most important snowflake in the wasteland is... It's YOU, champ! You're a special snowflake." -Vaarka, 01:30 in the hangouts

"Screw laying siege to Korea. That usually takes an hour or so." -Vaarka

"Crap, what is my religion again?" -Vaarka

I'm Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss, and in 23 years I've learned one thing. You never know what is gonna come through that door.
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1/9/2016 2:52:02 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/9/2016 2:47:34 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 1/7/2016 2:22:31 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!

If I were to join hangouts and mafia games would that probably help a little bit?

Very much so.

I actually joined one the other night; ask Bballcrook.
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1/9/2016 2:54:21 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/9/2016 2:52:02 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/9/2016 2:47:34 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 1/7/2016 2:22:31 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!

If I were to join hangouts and mafia games would that probably help a little bit?

Very much so.

I actually joined one the other night; ask Bballcrook.

Cool. I should, but I've never been attracted to it. I just stay in Mafia. You should give it a try.
Suh dude

"Because we all know who the most important snowflake in the wasteland is... It's YOU, champ! You're a special snowflake." -Vaarka, 01:30 in the hangouts

"Screw laying siege to Korea. That usually takes an hour or so." -Vaarka

"Crap, what is my religion again?" -Vaarka

I'm Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss, and in 23 years I've learned one thing. You never know what is gonna come through that door.
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1/9/2016 3:47:48 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/9/2016 2:54:21 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 1/9/2016 2:52:02 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/9/2016 2:47:34 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 1/7/2016 2:22:31 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 1/7/2016 12:30:23 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/6/2016 5:58:59 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

I consider you a friend, though we haven't talked as much as I'd to. :-)

D: I wish you'd join hangouts!

If I were to join hangouts and mafia games would that probably help a little bit?

Very much so.

I actually joined one the other night; ask Bballcrook.

Cool. I should, but I've never been attracted to it. I just stay in Mafia. You should give it a try.

I did participate once but it turns out I suck at Mafia.
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1/9/2016 3:49:53 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/9/2016 3:47:48 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
I did participate once but it turns out I suck at Mafia.

Try bsh's Beginner Series. I used to suck, but I got better. It just takes time.
Suh dude

"Because we all know who the most important snowflake in the wasteland is... It's YOU, champ! You're a special snowflake." -Vaarka, 01:30 in the hangouts

"Screw laying siege to Korea. That usually takes an hour or so." -Vaarka

"Crap, what is my religion again?" -Vaarka

I'm Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss, and in 23 years I've learned one thing. You never know what is gonna come through that door.