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Old 10-01-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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The DC Family

Ya know, I just realized why this is such a good site. And believe me, it's a truly unique place both on the web, and off. No one on this site is here to blow their own horn, so to speak. Every member is a giver, not a user or boaster. I don't think I've encountered so many people who all want to help each other, or learn from each other. Even the most accomplished cooks among us, and the most knowledgeable, are here to share not only cooking tips, but a sense of goodwill toward every other poster.

And it's not just that, but the moderators are crazy good at their job. And when any little argument breaks out, it is quelled before it gets a chance to become a flame.

I think we all respect each other, from the youngest of us, to the oldest. All I can say is thanks. DC is the place that helps me realize that humanity isn't filled with just horrible people, who care only about themselves and their own agendas, as the news people seem to want to shove down our throats. This is the place where real people use the cyberspace medium to show who they really are. And I don't for a minute think that anyone is misrepresenting themselves here. I believe that we get a chance to show who we really are, because we are somewhat anonymous. We don't have to worry that someone is going to laugh at us for being silly, or frivolous. I think we say things from the heart, and expose our true natures to each other.

Some say that power, or money, corrupts. I've been saying for years that power and or money doesn't corrupt. It does give the owner the sense of security to show their true selves, believing that they are immune from the fear of ridicule, or accountablility. It allows those who are corrupt to show their true nature.

The reason I share this hypothesis is that I can honestly say that I believe if power and wealth were given to the people on this site, that power and wealth would be used for the betterment of our world. In other words, DC is filled with the best part of humanity. And that, my freinds, is a very good thing.

Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North


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Old 10-01-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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I have to agree whole heartedly, Goodweed!!
There have only been a couple of times that I felt out of sorts by someones post to one of my threads and someone came to the rescue very quickly.
The moderators are the best!!
I think this site has the best group one can find for friends!!
And your title says it best, we have all become a family here.

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Old 10-01-2006, 10:04 AM   #3
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Thank you Goodweed, you just made my day. You are pretty wonderful yourself.
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:12 AM   #4
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Bless your heart Good! This site is everything you said and more.
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:14 AM   #5
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Great post goodweed! I feel the same way about the board!
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:35 AM   #6
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I think we have a very nice family here. What makes it really special, is that there are people here from all over the world...all different races, religions and political beliefs...and we've come together through our love of cooking.

Maybe that's what they need to do at the United Nations...get together and cook a big meal, then sit down and eat it together.
We get by with a little help from our friends
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:59 AM   #7
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Well said Goodweed. I feel very fortunate to know all of you. You are all wonderful and I'm so happy to have you guys in my life.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:06 AM   #8
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Great post!
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:14 AM   #9
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Goodweed, your description of this site is why we all love it so much.
Thank you for pointing out the positive!
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:39 AM   #10
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Goodweed, the DC members never fail to make my day happier, and reading your post has made my day today. I couldn't agree with you more.

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