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Nic: Comment Boor no more

Nic (Re: Spudbob: "Tired of Comment Boors"):

"I'm probably one of those who can be a bore (or a boor or a boar depending on your perspective). I'll own it. If there is a genetic marker for snarkiness it is definitely in my DNA somewhere.

"While I am working on being kinder and gentler, I know I'm not perfect. I don't always get it right and I am more forgiving of some people/personalities than others. And there are a couple that bother me more than others too. And while I know I should stay away from those contentious threads, I see them like train-wrecks happening in slow motion. The carnage is horrifying and fascinating all at the same time and I just can't peel my eyes away even if all of the moving parts and players are predictable.

"However, I try to temper my more annoying traits with a few strategies so that I'm not completely unbearable. 1. Employ good-natured humor. Again, I'm not a pro but I make an effort. 2. I do my best to contribute to other nonpolitical threads and avoid pirating them and turning them into a political wasteland. 3. I reserve the right to be wrong. I will always think I am right. And I enjoy being right. But at the same time, I realize that I might be wrong. And I know it's OK to be wrong - that's how we learn and grow. 4. I tuck my head down and don't complain when Dave deletes one of my comments. I know to tuck in the elbows when chastised."



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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