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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2021, 04:53:02 PM »
Why are we using strong words when debating abortion - which in terms of this forum is just (hopefully) a theoretical discussion?

I just want to point out that while I very much hope practical implications are entirely hypothetical, determining what the Torah says about something is very important.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 05:14:45 PM »
I just want to point out that while I very much hope practical implications are entirely hypothetical, determining what the Torah says about something is very important.
Should've stressed "strong confrontational words"

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2021, 05:41:03 PM »
Should've stressed "strong confrontational words"
You make a valid point, and I went back and edited my post to make it less personal. It's easy to succumb to emotion and surmounting is a constant struggle.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2021, 05:49:51 PM »
You make a valid point, and I went back and edited my post to make it less personal. It's easy to succumb to emotion and surmounting is a constant struggle.
I was most definitely not referring to you, or to any specific member. The conversations I were referring to were the type that I read quickly, without taking note of who was talking.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2021, 07:28:34 PM »
Can we change the name of this thread to
"The current state of the covid and politics ddf boards"
I usually stay out of them and I'm not too worried about the state of the rest of the boards.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2021, 07:35:27 PM »
Just add Covid to “I don’t discuss politics and religion” and you will be fine.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2021, 07:44:59 PM »

I had a thought of adding that to advanced tips thread, but thought the better of it.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2021, 07:48:03 PM »
I had a thought of adding that to advanced tips thread, but thought the better of it.
Why? Best feature on DDF.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2021, 07:48:55 PM »
Why? Best feature on DDF.
Didn't think it needed advertising.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2021, 07:52:40 PM »
I think the current state of DDF mirrors the current state of the Jewish world in general.
And that makes me sad
Everyone just needs to take it easy and take everything with a grain of salt... then leave out the salt so as not to get insulted...

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2021, 07:55:51 PM »
Everyone just needs to take it easy and take everything with a grain of salt... then leave out the salt so as not to get insulted...
You mean insalted?
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2021, 07:58:46 PM »
You mean insalted?
I clearly said not to take it with all the salt... just a grain.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2021, 08:00:05 PM »
I clearly said not to take it with all the salt... just a grain.
Good luck with that ;D
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2021, 08:21:34 PM »
Why? Best feature on DDF.
aka The Echo Chamber feature

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2021, 08:42:08 PM »
aka The Echo Chamber feature

It's not necessarily about an echo chamber. I think you'll find I've taken many a contrarian view on this forum over the years. If a member's posts are consistently driving you nuts for whatever reason, remember that this is a website and not real life. You don't have to spend hours of your time going in circles with them. It is infinitely more healthy for your sanity to ignore and get out of your echo chamber using other avenues that don't drive you nuts.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2021, 08:46:42 PM »
It's not necessarily about an echo chamber. I think you'll find I've taken many a contrarian view on this forum over the years. If a member's posts are consistently driving you nuts for whatever reason, remember that this is a website and not real life. You don't have to spend hours of your time going in circles with them. It is infinitely more healthy for your sanity to ignore and get out of your echo chamber using other avenues that don't drive you nuts.
I wasn't commenting on your post - your scenario is totally understandable (and probably healthy*). But the way it's phrased as being "the best feature on DDF", made it sound like it's used much more liberally, resulting in an echo chamber.

*I ignore topics, rather than specific people. Seems less snobby

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2021, 08:54:36 PM »
I wasn't commenting on your post - your scenario is totally understandable (and probably healthy*). But the way it's phrased as being "the best feature on DDF", made it sound like it's used much more liberally, resulting in an echo chamber.

*I ignore topics, rather than specific people. Seems less snobby

Ignoring topics is also great! I ignored the politics thread for a long time, not now it became a whole board. facepalm.jpg

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2021, 08:57:56 PM »
aka The Echo Chamber feature
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2021, 09:00:03 PM »
Ignoring topics is also great! I ignored the politics thread for a long time, not now it became a whole board. facepalm.jpg

Made it so much easier to avoid, IMO. I'm a fan.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2021, 09:05:30 PM »
Made it so much easier to avoid, IMO. I'm a fan.
True. I'm not against the move, I'm just annoyed at myself for getting reeled in