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[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

Does anyone else see this happening? Yes. I do. And believe me, I am emotionally exhausted. I'm pretty sure my "liberal" democrat friends think I am a closet Trump supporter because I don't join in on their mindless gossip. And I couldn't even guess what my "conservative" friends think of me.

Honestly, a lot of stuff around me doesn't seem real anymore, and I sometimes think I am losing my grip on reality. But my wife is kind enough to reassure me I'm still sane, and these things really are happening. The thing that keeps me level headed the most right now, though, is small day to day interactions with acquaintances or even strangers. We chat about the weather or local events, rather than national affairs. At this level of conversation everyone gets along and is pleasant.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Glad to hear I'm not the only one seeing all this craziness. Just keep trying to reach out, I guess. Although a lot of times it's not worth it, but sometimes it is. It can be hard to judge on-the-fly when it'll be appreciated and when it won't be.

Onward and upward, friend.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

On and up, indeed. I have been really hoping this site can draw more of the people with similar attitudes towards conversation. With the ability to follow that hierarchy of disagreement. Any chance of doing a sort of "State of the Site" post? The meta posts in the main AE sub haven't been commented on in over a week. It might be good to try to keep the conversation going about how to improve the site and how to draw some good content and conversations.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yeah, I've been thinking of doing a "State of the site" post, I should really do that.

We're basically overwhelmed at the moment, so it's just going to be a while as we start resolving the 100+ bugs that came up after we went live. So I expect things to basically slowly improve over the next few months, then maybe we can get out of Alpha mode and start inviting more users.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)