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Old 05-21-2009, 10:30 PM   #11
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did my part. may i have a welcome shot of tequilla (no training wheels)
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:17 AM   #12
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Very cool, nice to see so many people comment. For those who have complained, I'd like to ask you to consider how difficult it is to manage discussions among so many broad minded people. Our team might not be perfect but they try very hard to keep the peace and this can be very hard sometimes. I'd like to take this time to show my support for the team and to also acknowledge the complaints. We are constantly working to evolve as a team and keep DC pointed in the right direction. We honestly take time to self reflect after issues arise and learn from our mistakes. DC has been and will continue to be one of the finest cooking discussion boards on the net!
I made my comment before I read the others and then went back and felt the need to address the negativity. I meant what I said in those comments and will defend our forum here to the end. You guys have been so wonderful to DH and I. So for the naysayers... Be gone with you. Negativity need not apply...LOL
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:20 AM   #13
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Your post was wonderful (as are you) meshoo96!

Here is what I will say about the negative comments. There will always be people you can not please. I think the comments will speak for themselves though. For every negative comment there will be tons more positive comments. I am proud to be part of such an amazing community where just about everyone is friendly and welcoming and just all around great.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #14
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I made my comment before I read the others and then went back and felt the need to address the negativity. I meant what I said in those comments and will defend our forum here to the end. You guys have been so wonderful to DH and I. So for the naysayers... Be gone with you. Negativity need not apply...LOL
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thank you, your kindness makes all the negative comments, just what they are, someone who is unhappy..May something good happen so they can smile.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:16 AM   #15
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Aw meshoo, thanks for that comment! How lovely. I agree that for every cranky comment there are others that will shine through. I've been told when looking at things like Tripadvisor you throw out the worst comments, and then the best comments and look at the stuff right down the middle and you get a pretty accurate picture of whats going on.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:03 PM   #16
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It was a nice post meshoo - thank you. And thanks to everyone who truly understands the trials and tribulations of keeping things afloat here.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:14 PM   #17
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It's like reading product reviews on Amazon or QVC. There may be 100 user reviews giving a product five stars and singing its praises, and then one with one star saying it's terrible because it wouldn't work after being dropped from the third-story window into a tub of acid. And vice versa -- a universally reviled item that someone (probably an employee of the manufacturer) says will turn water into wine.

You learn to filter, to be skeptical, and to distill. Not everyone likes the same thing, no one is universally loved, and the world is full of crackpots to boot. Worse, the Internet provides a vile of anonymity that allows people to say things they would never say in public, sometimes to be mean, sometimes to provoke, and sometimes just because they feel empowered. You can't go through life worrying about pleasing the lunatic fringe.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:27 PM   #18
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When my kids were little and had trouble with some other kid in class, I used to tell them "Not everyone is going to like you. BUT that's ok, because you're not going to like everyone." Seems the same applies here, I've had nothing but help and support from site monitors and members alike!! Keep up the great work
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:29 PM   #19
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I was shocked to see some of the negative comments! We don't have original recipes? Only 30 members? Must kiss *** to be accepted?? You have to be part of the "clique" or else they ban you?

Wha wha what?

I think I speak for a lot of us members when I say- DC ROCKS. I have found some of the most unique recipes here, and I know for a fact I have met more than 30 people here and I do NOT kiss anyones toosh and look...I am still here. As for there being a clique here...yeah...we're all part of one big clique.

I think the mods do just as good a job as on any site. Better even. And you guys know I am hard to please, so that says a lot
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:31 PM   #20
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"Concerning this site, the membership on DC has been encouraged by a moderator to post here with only good things to say." <------

alright that really P***es me off!
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