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Most of the posters here have been posting together for 20 years or so. Most of us haven't met in person, although some of us have. We're all political junkies, having met on a political board TIME Magazine used to run called TIME Online, or TOL for short. If some of us seem to be speaking a secret language, please ask about it. We don't mean to be insular; we just tend to be familiar.

Please take a look at the Rules forum. There is entirely too much nastiness in cyberspace, and we really won't tolerate it here. No personal attacks will be allowed. We can disagree without being disagreeable.

Lots of boards seem to welcome a new thread for every new thought a poster may have. That makes for a lot of threads, and conversations get lost between them. Our preference, generally, is to made a thread title large enough that it becomes an umbrella for many related topics. Before starting a new thread, you might want to look around to see if that, or a similar, conversation is already taking place in one of the umbrella threads.

The Rumpus Room is the board's bar and grill. The bartender is Ramundo and the waitress is Tanya. (You might want to read the first post on that thread to get a fuller picture.) This is where we have our social conversations, and DO NOT have political conversations. New folks to this board are offered a drink of their choice on the house. After that you're on your own. (The drinks are virtual, but so is your bar tab.) Enjoy getting to know everyone there.

It's fun having new folks join us here! We hope you'll become old friends and post here for a long time!

See you in the Rumpus Room.

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What a terrific idea a rumpus room is!

So far I've found this board exceedingly civil, so civil I was kind of wondering if it's in a universe parallel to the one I usually live in. But I'm thinking now that a rumpus room contributes to this civility, maybe even causes it, since you get to see each other in a context other than the political.
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Back when we were at TOL one of our (then) regulars, GW in Ohio, suggested to the moderators that there be a purely social thread in which political discussions were banned, because he believed it might lower the temperature of the rest of the threads.

We've kept up that tradition even though we haven't seen GW in Ohio in years.

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You're right that our Rumpus Room helps, Bellelettres. Over the many years of Time Zone, I've encountered some people who I simply could not engage with on the political threads. But I had no problem enjoying a drink with them in the Rumpus Room, because no matter how diverse our political thoughts, we still share a lot of the same life issues. Welcome!

Robbie, might it be a good idea to start a new "Introduce Yourself" type of thread, for us to get to know each other?

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Thanks, JustLis. I'm glad to be here.
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quote:

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You're right that our Rumpus Room helps, Bellelettres. Over the many years of Time Zone, I've encountered some people who I simply could not engage with on the political threads. But I had no problem enjoying a drink with them in the Rumpus Room, because no matter how diverse our political thoughts, we still share a lot of the same life issues. Welcome!

Robbie, might it be a good idea to start a new "Introduce Yourself" type of thread, for us to get to know each other?



Yes, good idea. I'm trying to remember what all was in it.

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Hmmmmm....

I see that I have -1 Karma.

Isn't negative Karma a bad thing?

What did I do to deserve that?

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Hmmmmm....

I see that I have -1 Karma.

Isn't negative Karma a bad thing?

What did I do to deserve that?



You've been slacking on table dances. emoticon
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Hahaha, Cooter! I was trying to avoid causing an earthquake.... emoticon

I just noticed buttons for "applaud" and "smite" below posts. Could that do it?

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Aha! That IS it! I just clicked "applaud," and it said it was giving you a point of karma. And then it appeared!

So who "smited" me? *whine*

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I hadn't noticed those buttons, Lis, so I applauded you for showing them to me. emoticon

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Woohoo! Thank you, ma'am! Now I have no karma at all! I returned the favor. emoticon

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Aha! That IS it! I just clicked "applaud," and it said it was giving you a point of karma. And then it appeared!

So who "smited" me? *whine*



Had to have been an accident. emoticon
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Woohoo! Thank you, ma'am! Now I have no karma at all! I returned the favor. emoticon



Wow, thank you! I tried to applaud you again, but it told me I had already applauded you within the last 24 hours. Evidently applause has its limits.

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Aw! This is cute.
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Drat! Somebody on this board has been smiting me. Cut it out!
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I haven't done anything to anybody!
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Drat! Somebody on this board has been smiting me. Cut it out!



I have not smitted (smote? smoten?) anyone. Folks here deserve applause!

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Smitten. (Smite, smote, smitten.)

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Smitten. (Smite, smote, smitten.)




That sounds like I've fallen in love.

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