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an alt.poly post

Since I broke my own guideline of not contributing to dogpiling threads on alt.poly, I obligated myself to make a substantive post to alt.poly.

When I thought up the idea for the post, I initially hesitated to post it because I thought that some folks might believe I was sending messages to them personally or referring to their situation specifically. Which I amn't.

But I couldn't think of any other thing to post, so I went ahead and posted it anyway.

I hope that neither the post nor the disclaimer hurts or offends anyone.

Comments

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eeyorerin
May. 10th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
I went and looked up the post (usenet reading went out the window when I was writing my dissertation, and I have to remind myself to go back), and I found it very useful and very resonant for me. If I write about it in my own journal, may I quote from it (with attribution)?
firecat
May. 10th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
Certainly!
kightp
May. 10th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine anyone taking offense. It's a solid, thoughtful post and when I have more time, I may respond to it. It wants some noodling and right now my noodle is otherwise engaged.

And I *love* Betsy's quote from your .sig file. (-:
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leback
May. 10th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
I liked the post. I'll have little to say in response, I imagine, but I'm likely to chew on it a fair bit.

I suspect I will regret not staying out of that other thread soon enough.
kightp
May. 10th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Y'know, the thread in question looked like it was about to peter off of its own accord when Steve P. decided he had to play Champion the Underdog.

Oh - hey! I didn't realize you were on LJ! I hope you don't object to my "friending" you.
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lysana
May. 10th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm actually bothering to look at alt.poly for the first time in ages because of this post of yours. But you have a good head on your shoulders, so I figure denying myself a look-see would be silly.
firecat
May. 10th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
I'm flattered! (And I disclaim responsibility for the general dullness of alt.poly at the moment!)
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ailbhe
May. 10th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
Not on my server yet. Subject line?
firecat
May. 10th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
"Wheel of Fortune"
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firecat
May. 10th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad!
ex_serenejo
May. 11th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
I [heart] the post, and appreciated seeing it. I didn't think it was about me, but it spoke to me anyway.
firecat
May. 11th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!
ruth_lawrence
May. 11th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
I liked the post, and didn't see it as actual dogpiling.
firecat
May. 11th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

The "Wheel of Fortune" post isn't dogpiling. The dogpiling is going on in another thread.
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eve_l_incarnata
May. 11th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
What is dogpiling?
firecat
May. 11th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
In this context, it's where someone (usually someone who is generally disliked in the group) posts something that people don't like, and everyone piles on to attack the post (and usually the poster as well).
innerdoggie
May. 11th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
I haven't looked at alt.poly in a really long time, and was meaning to this week to see what's up. Which thread is it? I see 700+ posts, and there are two really long threads (100+)
firecat
May. 11th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
The one I was thinking of is called "A poly sex slave".
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