Posted by Dinah on February 27, 2009, at 22:22:28
In reply to Re: What I wonder is... » Dinah, posted by HappyChaiTea on February 27, 2009, at 22:04:26
For the record, disagreeing is not necessarily uncivil. Respectful disagreement can be incredibly civil.
I'm sorry if you feel that that is the choice you need to make, but I understand.
As Dr. Bob says, posters who are also deputies have more power in some ways, but less power in others. Or as my therapist says, we have more authority, but not necessarily more power.
Every day I am a deputy, I risk losing friends because of it. I risk losing my place as a poster, no matter how hard I try to stay a poster. I risk anger. I risk feeling hurt. Sometimes I feel like I even risk my humanity in the eyes of others, although that may only be my perception.