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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:07 AM

A shout out to... Quiet DUers!

To all those members of Democratic Underground who DON'T post monumental, epic posts, but who quietly READ everything, RECOMMEND what they read and even ADD a short comment or two.

They're not flashy nor do they wish to attract attention to themselves. They're either long-time posters, newbies (welcome!) or long-time lurkers who have decided to participate.

Here's to all of you!

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Reply A shout out to... Quiet DUers! (Original post)
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 OP
shraby Jul 2012 #1
spiderpig Jul 2012 #7
klook Jul 2012 #27
Auntie Bush Jul 2012 #67
Control-Z Jul 2012 #73
Riverman100 Jul 2012 #182
Th1onein Jul 2012 #35
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #140
Th1onein Jul 2012 #172
12ZTR Jul 2012 #92
MyUncle Jul 2012 #99
SoDesuKa Jul 2012 #2
veganlush Jul 2012 #3
Blue_In_AK Jul 2012 #4
RKP5637 Jul 2012 #32
sagat Jul 2012 #5
pinboy3niner Jul 2012 #6
LeftofObama Jul 2012 #8
Shankapotomus Jul 2012 #9
txwhitedove Jul 2012 #10
tanyev Jul 2012 #11
Bettie Jul 2012 #12
susanna Jul 2012 #13
Strega Ribiera Jul 2012 #14
peacefreak Jul 2012 #15
Gidney N Cloyd Jul 2012 #16
SQUEE Jul 2012 #17
calikid Jul 2012 #18
ncgrits Jul 2012 #19
nancyfladem Jul 2012 #20
MoreGOPoop Jul 2012 #21
Waltons_Mtn Jul 2012 #22
broiles Jul 2012 #81
angel823 Jul 2012 #23
DLine Jul 2012 #24
We are Devo Jul 2012 #25
IBEWVET Jul 2012 #26
flying_wahini Jul 2012 #28
kpete Jul 2012 #29
RKP5637 Jul 2012 #30
abolugi Jul 2012 #31
SalviaBlue Jul 2012 #33
GrantDem Jul 2012 #34
Greybnk48 Jul 2012 #36
thatgemguy Jul 2012 #37
bpositive Jul 2012 #38
Comrade_McKenzie Jul 2012 #39
tech3149 Jul 2012 #40
janlyn Jul 2012 #41
obietiger Jul 2012 #42
madmom Jul 2012 #43
LeFleur1 Jul 2012 #48
Sentio Fidens Jul 2012 #44
Amaril Jul 2012 #45
Lifelong Protester Jul 2012 #46
arthritisR_US Jul 2012 #47
MelissaB Jul 2012 #49
Skinner Jul 2012 #50
wendylaroux Jul 2012 #63
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #65
Athame Jul 2012 #51
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #69
FredStembottom Jul 2012 #52
Quiet_Dem_Mom Jul 2012 #53
Utopian Leftist Jul 2012 #54
Beausoleil Jul 2012 #55
my2sense Jul 2012 #56
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2012 #57
Hun Joro Jul 2012 #58
liberaltrucker Jul 2012 #59
Jessy169 Jul 2012 #60
catchnrelease Jul 2012 #61
woofless Jul 2012 #62
Polly Hennessey Jul 2012 #64
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #66
Anser Jul 2012 #68
Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #70
meti57b Jul 2012 #71
mrs_p Jul 2012 #72
jcamp27 Jul 2012 #74
cate94 Jul 2012 #75
ailsagirl Jul 2012 #126
katsy Jul 2012 #76
earthbone Jul 2012 #77
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #96
RainDog Jul 2012 #78
patrice Jul 2012 #79
jaded_old_cynic Jul 2012 #80
bbgrunt Jul 2012 #82
Wheezy Jul 2012 #83
cry baby Jul 2012 #84
nutsnberries Jul 2012 #85
NightHawk63 Jul 2012 #86
LNM Jul 2012 #87
paranoid floyd Jul 2012 #88
procon Jul 2012 #89
damnedifIknow Jul 2012 #90
LittleGirl Jul 2012 #91
JoyBugaloo Jul 2012 #93
MuseRider Jul 2012 #94
Sophie22 Jul 2012 #95
SaveAmerica Jul 2012 #97
southmost Jul 2012 #98
eaglesfanintn Jul 2012 #100
Still Blue in PDX Jul 2012 #101
Lint Head Jul 2012 #102
Riley18 Jul 2012 #103
Tess49 Jul 2012 #104
footinmouth Jul 2012 #105
malaise Jul 2012 #106
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #110
Beearewhyain Jul 2012 #107
12AngryBorneoWildmen Jul 2012 #108
Dont call me Shirley Jul 2012 #109
pearl Jul 2012 #111
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #117
rox63 Jul 2012 #112
cayanne Jul 2012 #113
Jester Messiah Jul 2012 #114
proud patriot Jul 2012 #115
kenichol Jul 2012 #116
Worried senior Jul 2012 #118
Snarkoleptic Jul 2012 #119
Beearewhyain Jul 2012 #120
Sunnyshine Jul 2012 #121
Stryder Jul 2012 #122
cheapdate Jul 2012 #123
marlakay Jul 2012 #124
blaze Jul 2012 #125
shanine Jul 2012 #127
CherokeeDem Jul 2012 #128
steve2470 Jul 2012 #129
Spirochete Jul 2012 #130
bagimin Jul 2012 #131
angrycarpenter Jul 2012 #132
icarusxat Jul 2012 #133
a la izquierda Jul 2012 #134
Paka Jul 2012 #135
donnasgirl Jul 2012 #136
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #139
great white snark Jul 2012 #137
classof56 Jul 2012 #138
absyntheminded Jul 2012 #141
oftheforest Jul 2012 #142
stopwastingmymoney Jul 2012 #143
Shampoobra Jul 2012 #144
Louisiana1976 Jul 2012 #145
actslikeacarrot Jul 2012 #146
Digital Puppy Jul 2012 #147
RumNcoke Jul 2012 #148
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2012 #149
progdog Jul 2012 #150
geckosfeet Jul 2012 #151
Permanut Jul 2012 #152
SirRevolutionary Jul 2012 #153
firehorse Jul 2012 #154
nolabear Jul 2012 #155
davekriss Jul 2012 #156
oxymoron Jul 2012 #157
protect our future Jul 2012 #158
Astazia Jul 2012 #159
emilyg Jul 2012 #160
kentauros Jul 2012 #161
Saboburns Jul 2012 #162
NMDemDist2 Jul 2012 #163
RoseMead Jul 2012 #164
One Voice Jul 2012 #165
sagetea Jul 2012 #166
onlyadream Jul 2012 #167
kxs Jul 2012 #168
yesphan Jul 2012 #169
AllyCat Jul 2012 #170
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #173
RayOfHope Jul 2012 #171
kurtzapril4 Jul 2012 #174
NBachers Jul 2012 #175
alpizzy Jul 2012 #176
tandot Jul 2012 #177
YellaDog1950 Jul 2012 #178
Zorra Jul 2012 #179
A HERETIC I AM Jul 2012 #180
Jamaal510 Jul 2012 #181
demosincebirth Jul 2012 #183
silvershadow Jul 2012 #184
jaysunb Jul 2012 #185
kellytore Jul 2012 #186
JimWis Jul 2012 #187
Chellee Aug 2012 #188
Chevy Aug 2012 #189
Kencorburn Aug 2012 #190
earcandle Aug 2012 #191
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Jeff Murdoch Aug 2012 #192
Budgies Revenge Aug 2012 #193
dog_lovin_dem Aug 2012 #194
scardycat Aug 2012 #195
rad51 Aug 2012 #196
Sunnyshine Aug 2012 #197
Terra Alta Aug 2012 #198

Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:11 AM

1. Thanks Canuck. Sometimes I'm dismayed by the level of discourse here in the last year or so.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:11 AM

7. I know what you mean, shraby

I've met many wonderful people on DU - some even personally at DC events - yet an increasing number of comments are jumped on over issues so ridiculous (like a pronoun) they should have sarcasm smilies, but don't. And it's really gotten worse lately.



Edit to add: Please don't jump on me for this post. I'm sensitive!!! And I love DU and read it every day.

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:38 AM

27. -5 for use of passive voice



Agree with you that DU is a great resource and a great hangout. I just try to ignore the relatively small amount of vitriol (and the grammar Nazis).

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Response to klook (Reply #27)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:50 PM

67. I personally don't like grammar or spelling Nazis!

This isn't school...it's life. Everything in life isn't perfect...so get used to it.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #67)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:36 PM

73. If I see a cringe worthy mistake

and know the DUer well enough, I will send them an alert (through DU mail) so they can correct it before the grammar Nazis notice.

We should be covering each other, not attacking.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #67)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:02 PM

182. Yes!

The grammer Nazi's annoy me too. We are here to share values and give each other hope that we can overcome the Republic party ( tee hee). If some one makes a typo or a spelling error, it in no way invalidates his or her point.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:49 AM

35. I'm also dismayed....

I find it very sad that people attack each other personally, when they disagree on an issue. It's so counterproductive.

Republicans are fact-poor, and it is our job to educate them. How will we ever do that when our modus operandi is to attack them personally? We need to learn to talk to everyone, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, whether they agree with us on every issue, or disagree with us, in a civil manner. We only alienate when we don't. And that divides us.

I think that most people want the same things, and really are liberal, when it comes down to personalizing the issues. We can't tap into that unless we stop beating people up.

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Response to Th1onein (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:47 PM

140. Oh, Hi, Th1onein

Haven't seen you around lately. Good to see you here!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #140)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:30 PM

172. Hi to you, too, Canuckistanian!

I'm here every day, but sometimes I go for long periods without posting. Nice to "see" you again.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:19 PM

92. Stuck to me.

 

'I'm dismayed by the level of MY discourse'

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:54 PM

99. That's me.

eom...shhhh

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:14 AM

2. Ta-DA-A-A!

{Orchestra plays fanfare.}

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:15 AM

3. thanks canuck

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:28 AM

4. Thanks, Canuckistanian.

I have a lot of posts, but I think I still fall into your category. I really don't care to expound much, but I like to make little comments now and then.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:48 AM

32. Yep, I think we're in the same boat!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:31 AM

5. Thanks, locc.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:44 AM

6. Well, thankyou Canuckistanian

I try to think twice before posting one of my infrequent OPs. Some, I think better of and don't post. Sometimes, judgment fails. You win some, you lose some.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:59 AM

8. Thank you.

I've been a lurker for years, but began making short replies to posts a little while ago.

Brevity is the soul of wit as they say.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:25 AM

9. Thank you

Although I'm not quite as new here as my post count would have people think, I'm discovering I work better at DU in a support role rather then a star thread starter and it's best to leave the epic threads to the members who know what they're doing.

I also share your appreciation for all other DU members who know how and when to tread lightly.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:46 AM

10. Thank you so much.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:13 AM

11. Why thank you, but could you shout quietly please?

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:13 AM

12. I'm one of those

But I read every day.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:28 AM

13. Why thank you kindly, Canuckistanian.

Been here since 2001. But I don't post much. Usually someone has replied what I wanted to reply already lol.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:35 AM

14. Thanks Canuck!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:36 AM

15. Hi.

That would be me. Thanks for the shout (whisper) out!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:40 AM

16. I bet I compose & abandon more comments than I actually go ahead and post.

Discretion being the better part of valor, an' all.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:40 AM

17. Thanks

For the most part someone has already made my point, or I think my idea or reaction will lead to a tangent, I have been here years, and only posted in one other thread.... through an act of serendipity, I had pertinent information... and still got called out on my post count vice my tenure.. BTW I was right

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:10 AM

18. Thank you,

from a long-time lurker.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:02 AM

19. You get me! You really get me! Thanks for the shout out, Canuck. nt

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:04 AM

20. thanks

From a daily lurker who has posted about once yearly, lol.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:04 AM

21. Thanks, Canuck!

So much to read... so little time.

It would be interesting to have a count of how many members & guests are online at any given time.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:06 AM

22. Thanks.

I love it here. I wish I could be more eloquent with my words like some here. Let me simply say, I think I would go insane without DU.

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Response to Waltons_Mtn (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:05 PM

81. Me too.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:10 AM

23. another thank you

Long time reader, lurker, and occasional poster here.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:21 AM

24. Long time lurker and only occasional poster here...

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:33 AM

25. Daily reader...

Introvert, highly sensitive person, infrequent poster. I'm a listener not a talker!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:37 AM

26. Thanks, been here a while but..

very seldom post. I do read every day and enjoy the discourse, and the drama sometimes.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:40 AM

28. ahem, well thanks....... been here since 2005 and haven't hit 1000 posts yet.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:40 AM

29. Oh Yeah!!!

!!!

peace, kp

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:45 AM

30. Thanks!!! I think I fall into that category. I think I'm part of the

background without incredible posts, but I try to contribute here and there with supportive comments and an occasional OP.


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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:47 AM

31. That sounds like me!



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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:48 AM

33. Thanks

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:48 AM

34. Thanks

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:54 AM

36. Thanks Canuck!

Been here since 2004 almost daily. I read tons, post some comments.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:23 AM

37. Thanks Canuck...

Here everyday, don't post much.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:25 AM

38. guilty as charged

Been here since 2001 or so.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:27 AM

39. Why, thanks Canuck.

 

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:41 AM

40. Thank You

I have been around DU since forever but generally post only in response to threads that I feel I have some worthwhile contribution.
Two of the greatest things about DU are those that post links to important news stories and information that are truly valuable and those that start honest discussions on important concerns.

I feel the greatest thanks should go to those that make this forum possible. Those that monitor and report important news and those that put on the flameproof suit and try to engage a discussion about important issues. With those I would also include those that give us a break from the serious issues facing us with comedic relief or provide that human connection to show we're all in this together.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:51 AM

41. knowledge junkie

I definitely read way more than I post...I am a knowledge junkie with enough critical thinking skills to separate the wheat from the chaff..


"the wise man listens,the fool speaks"

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:58 AM

42. Thank you!

I've been around since 2002.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:59 AM

43. Thank You, I read here everyday, it's where I get my news.

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Response to madmom (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:07 PM

48. Thanks

I get much of my news from DU, too. AND sometimes the posts are so darn witty and funny that I begin my day in good humor.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:05 PM

44. Thank you Canuck

Been here since 2005 and read posts just about every day. Guess I am trying to make lurking an artform..hehe

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:05 PM

45. Thanks, Canuck!

I definitely fall into that category -- been a member since 2008 (lurked for a long time before that) and have yet to break 1,000 (only 294 more to go!).

Thanks for the shout out!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:06 PM

46. Well, thank you

I come here to read, learn, follow up on links (I was just telling my eye doctor about this site yesterday, and how folks post smart things with back up).

I think the readers and recommenders DO help the site keep going.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:07 PM

47. From one Canuk to another, thank you! n/t

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:31 PM

49. I think I fit that description now.

I racked up most of my posts when I did the "daily thread" in election reform after Bush was selected the last time.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:44 PM

50. Here's to quiet DUers.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #50)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:44 PM

63. I like your beer mug toasters there,

which is what it takes to make me an "unquiet DUer".

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Response to Skinner (Reply #50)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:47 PM

65. LOL

I guess you have a special appreciation for quiet DUers!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:49 PM

51. That would be me

Nice thread, Canuckistanian. I've been here since 2001. Rode in on the Horse. I don't post much at all anymore, but I read and recommend. I don't post because I don't have time to get into long discussions and because, living in California, the timing is often wrong--much of what I have to say has already been said by the time I get to it. I know there are several dedicated CA posters, but it generally did not work for me. Just poppin' in to say Hi.

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Response to Athame (Reply #51)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:00 PM

69. "Rode in on the Horse"

I know exactly what that reference means. The late, lamented Media Whores Online. I think that's how I found this place myself!

Cheers

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:53 PM

52. Used to write big things.....

.... was increasingly swarmed for ever tinier deviations from a type of orthodoxy that has settled in here.

Still reading but just don't have time to fight organized groups of enforcers......

I have a rich, busy life and will probably continue to fade here.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:56 PM

53. Hey! I resemble that remark!

Even have the user name to prove it.

Got it up and running and ready to read nearly most of the day, but rarely pop into threads. It's my go-to news source for almost all topics!



Quiet_Dem_Mom

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:20 PM

54. Thank you.

Been reading here since I discovered the place in 2004 and rarely say much, but I feel like a community member anyway because I recommend threads every day.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:25 PM

55. Thanks!

Reading almost every day since 2002.

Haven't posted in a while though.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:26 PM

56. Thanks!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:28 PM

57. bravo

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:33 PM

58. Thanks!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:39 PM

59. Thanks!

Like many others, I'm here daily and love it. The vast majority of
my posts are replies. I'm content to stay in the background and
let those with superior creative writing skills do all the hard work.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:40 PM

60. Thanks for reading and commenting on my rants

I've been lurking here and other progressive sites since the Clinton days. Then suddenly, one day, Mitt Romney bought his way to the top of the Republican nomination process and I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE. I realized that if I don't start screaming and ranting now, I may never get another chance. Glad to be here! Thanks.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:41 PM

61. Cheers!

Thanks for noticing us. I rarely comment, but always check in several times a day to keep up with the news. I'm shocked I've made it past 400 posts!

(I have actually been coming to DU since the early GWB days, but didn't sign up until 2004)

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:43 PM

62. I resemble that remark!

Woof

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:46 PM

64. I've been here

since the beginning. DU saved my life when George Bush was elected. I don't enter the political discourse because I suspect that all of you are much smarter than me and I learn more by reading what you have to say. I find the rants amusing but at times boring. I guess I must confess that almost all of the posts I have made have been about animals. I also should take a moment to thank Kadie for her wonderful photos. I remember Shireen who also posted great photos but I have not seen her name for some time.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:49 PM

66. Wow, posted this late last night and just saw this

And to all of your thanks, I say.. you're welcome! You help make DU what it is!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:56 PM

68. Thanks!

Lurked from near the beginning, finally joined in 2005, and have been quietly reading all the while. (With a brief, ill-fated, foray into local politics and active posting)

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:16 PM

70. If I fit the category, thanks...

I only show my face in a few places here.

And I love that you were able to convince DUers who do not post much to post here....so many names that I have never seen show up in this thread, and that is great.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:31 PM

71. Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful comments .....

I truly appreciate it.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:34 PM

72. you are too sweet

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:42 PM

74. Thanks

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:50 PM

75. Thanks

I write a lot but delete 90% before I actually post my reply. I even deleted half of this already so I better quit now or it will all disappear.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #75)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:54 PM

126. You're not alone

I've abandoned numerous replies because I didn't want to be misunderstood and it seemed too complicated to take the time to reword them. Even though I've posted a lot, my number would be WAY higher had I posted everything crossing my mind. Probably a good thing, not because they were in any way spiteful-- looking back, I can see that most of them were just agreeing.

Thank God for DU!!



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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:54 PM

76. Cheers!

Thx.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:56 PM

77. Well thank you my fellow Canadian..

I screwed up my first post and it became some sort of Meta hit here on DU and I had no idea.Everyone had a good laugh and i have enjoyed DU ever since.

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Response to earthbone (Reply #77)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:32 PM

96. I remember that post!

Glad to see you're still around!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:58 PM

78. Allow me to second Canuckistanian's post

It's great to see so many here say hello!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:02 PM

79. K&R

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:05 PM

80. Thanks.

Been a member here for the last 10 years. I usually don't post a whole lot unless I feel I have something to share. Still DU is the first place I go to everyday. Thanks to all my fellow DU'ers for keeping this place rocking!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:06 PM

82. thanks.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:08 PM

83. Oh hi there.

I am here every day doing exactly what you described -- how did you know?? I thought I was being so quiet!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:17 PM

84. Wow, thank you! I think there are many of us. nt

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:24 PM

85. hi! thanks! (but don't shout ;)

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:33 PM

86. Thanks Canuckistanian.

I don't comment much, but can't go a day without my DU!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:34 PM

87. Thanks, Canuckistanian!

I mostly lurk, but I'm here every day.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:35 PM

88. From one Canuck to another...

...thank you.

Like so many have said, I've deleted way more than I've posted. The occasional comment here and there, but ultimately, I come to this site to learn, laugh, sometimes get angry but mostly feel better about my fellow man and woman.

Been here since December 2003, think I'll stay until I peg out.

Wow, I almost deleted this one too. Funny...

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:42 PM

89. Add another thank you

I'm a long time lurker, but I come here everyday to find news and information, and read good satire. I rarely add a comment, but when I do they tend to be bland and innocuouse... not at all what I really want to say! I enjoy a spirited debate, but things have changed and there are way too many aggressive people here now who make a career of unwarranted bullying and personal attacks.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:48 PM

90. TY

That's all.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:51 PM

91. I'm "Deer in the Headlights"

right now. Thanks.
I get lot of laughs and a few tears here too. Sometimes, your posts are the first news of its kind. What I really like is being to curse and say damn it the republicans really have gone crazy. This is the only 'blog forum' I financially support so do feel proud because I'm just a toddler in this political world. I gave up on Politics in the 70s when Nixon said, I'm not a crook! Until Obama showed up in 06, I just didn't freaking care about politics and couldn't understand how people could get so involved. Fast forward to 2012 and I am here everyday. You're one of my 'home tabs' so I park myself here looking for news when I'm on-line. Thank you for recognizing the 'quiet' ones and know that you ALL are very appreciated even if we don't speak up much.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:22 PM

93. Lurker Extraordinaire

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:26 PM

94. Thanks!

I used to post a lot but now I have to take long breaks. The level of discourse saddens me although I can't say that I was never a part of the problem when I was posting a lot. I do miss it.

I usually read the news here, some interesting tidbits I would miss otherwise but once I start with the responses I quickly lose interest, sadly.

I made a pact with myself to rarely leave the Latest Page, it keeps me out of trouble and more or less informed.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:29 PM

95. Thank you

I'm here every day. Really, several times a day.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:33 PM

97. Thanks, should we start flashing each other now?

I posted something the other day and saw my post count up there ^ and wondered how I could have so few posts in {how long?} 8 years I think!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:53 PM

98. thanks, didn't realize they'd be so many of us here

long time lurker...don't usually comment because mine opinion is usually echoed by other comments

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:59 PM

100. Thanks!

I read DU pretty much everyday. Don't always post, but I try to Recommend and I definitely appreciate the articles and posts.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:02 PM

101. Thanks!

DU is my happy place.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:02 PM

102. !!!!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:14 PM

103. Thanks

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:15 PM

104. Thank you! I've been here a long time and still haven't hit 1000 posts. n/t

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:29 PM

105. Thank you!

I don't say much but I read here several times a day. I've been so tempted to correct poor word usage but I've held my tongue and been a good little lurker. Maybe if I just write some of them down here I will get it out of my system.

loose for lose
bear for bare
there - their - they're

OK, I'm done now and I feel so much better.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:32 PM

106. Lovely thread

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Response to malaise (Reply #106)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:50 PM

110. Thanks

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:36 PM

107. And a big HELLO to you!

Long time lurker here but infrequently compelled to post. I have to say that DU and The Daily Show were a couple of the things that kept me sane during the Bush years and for that I am grateful.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:40 PM

108. Hey! I resemble that remark!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:48 PM

109. Thanks, shades...I love reading the posts...

in all their hilarity, lengthiness, intelligence, sarcasm, bad-grammar, crassness, quick-wittedness, rudeness, etc.
It's my favorite part of the day

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:51 PM

111. My DU story

Yes, I've been here since sometime in the fall of '01. I come and go but always check in. During the '02 elections when things didn't turn out too well the board was so jammed they had to close it to all but contributers. After that I've had a star from time to time thanks to Du'ers generosity but I'm on a fixed income and just haven't been able to send donations. Anyway, I got here through Mike Malloy from his website. And I remember the glorious days of Media Whores Online. I have a theory about where they went. I think they went on to create Media Matters. Any thoughts? Peace Baby, Pearl

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Response to pearl (Reply #111)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:07 PM

117. I remember those days, too

I don't think we'll ever know the true author of MWO. Some say it's actually members of Bartcop, others say it was Joe Conason.

But it was a glorious time in progressive online writing!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:56 PM

112. Thanks!

From one of theose quiet DUers.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:01 PM

113. Thanks from me too.

I appreciate the call out.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

114. ...

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

115. Whoop Whoop

I'm being loud now .

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:04 PM

116. Thanks for all you do!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:16 PM

118. Thanks from me too.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:19 PM

119. Right on!

I've been posting since '07 but lurking since '03.
DU is my go to site!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:25 PM

120. Oh, and a sub thread shout out to n2doc from a grateful lurker

You are one of the reasons I come here and I appreciate the effort you put into finding, compiling, and posting all those political toons. I appreciate the effort.

If any other "Quite DUers" have a regular poster you appreciate please post.

B

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:28 PM

121. A decade of DU!

Thanks for thinking of us, Canuck! Glad to be a part of it!!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:41 PM

122. Testify

I've been "Lurking" here for a few years now.But I'm the kinda guy that listens a moment at the door before entering. Seems about the time I was ready to say something, the discourse here got a little more coarse and a lot more dis.I understand there are a number of trolls to be flushed out ,but I've seen some over the top responses to very minor boat rocking.Personal attacks to differences of opinion and such.I don't read blogs to hear just those positions I already hold. I'm here to educate myself and just maybe give someone else something to think about.Isn't that the point? (For the record I've done the "where are you politically" surveys and land just to the left of Gandhi, seriously!)

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:42 PM

123. Thanks Canuckistanian!

I've been here since...hell I don't know when, maybe 2004? Although my post count is just under 300, DU has been a center-point of my political life for a long time. I've read so many brilliant and insightful arguments here that have really helped to shape and sharpen my understanding of politics and civil society.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:45 PM

124. Thanks, I am one of those!

Not a trouble makerů

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:46 PM

125. What a nice thread!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:06 PM

127. Thank you.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:08 PM

128. Ah...thanks!

Lurked from nearly day 1 of this wonderful site, joined in 2004. I don't comment often...but I read constantly; my main source of breaking news and couldn't live without the Lounge.

There are days when I become frustrated by the pettiness that often rears its ugly head but realize we are all different and that is really what makes this such a wonderful place to play.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:10 PM

129. Thanks Canuckistan

If my memory of DU registrations serves me correctly, I think most of DU is in this cohort.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:19 PM

130. I'm a pretty quiet DU'er too

Joined this site (referred by Bartcop) in early 2001, not too long after it went up. Was welcomed by NewYawker and God-bush-n-Cheney, and decided I would come here a lot. And I have. I get almost all my news here. But i don't write much. I have less than 4000 posts, and only about 20 of which were started by me. I still love this place.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:21 PM

131. Thanks

Lurkers unite!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:31 PM

132. ac

I still read here everyday but I do not feel it to be the family with a common cause it once was. I once poured out my life here but I no longer feel as comfortable doing that anymore.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:32 PM

133. I admit

I read everything and post short reflections. Thank you for putting up with me DUers.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:35 PM

134. Here, here...

I'm one of those folks.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:36 PM

135. Thanks, Canuck.

I ran away and stayed out of the country during a lot of the Bush years. Didn't discover DU until a few months before the 2010 elections. Lurked a while and then finally got brave enough to post a small response. Growing up pre-computer I'm uncertain always of my online skills, so I tend to lay low.

I may be quiet, but I'm devoted.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:38 PM

136. Thanks

Canuckistanian,i don't post a heck of a lot here, and the reason is i don't feel the need because there are so many people who are a hell of a lot smarter than myself.I am personally an independent voter who for the first time in many years will be voting strictly Democrat,not because i am happy with the democratic field,it is because i am scared to death or the GOP field as most smart people should be.

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Response to donnasgirl (Reply #136)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

139. Welcome

You should chime in with a few of your own thoughts now and then. You sound smart to me.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:38 PM

137. Thank you.

Right back atcha

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:40 PM

138. You talkin' to me??

As a matter of fact, I think you are. I've been getting pretty dizzy lately, what with all the rabbit trails produced by so many OPs. Thanks for your shout out--I accept it with pride!

Class

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:53 PM

141. Thanks Canuck

Talk about being a "quiet lurker", I hit my 5 year anniversary next month!

I can't say how grateful I am about discovering DU, and how it has transformed the way I view the world.

Much love DU'ers, keep 'em coming...

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:56 PM

142. Thank you!

....and I will continue to be here several times a day.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:07 PM

143. Thank you!

That's me too, I joined during the time my baby brother was in Iraq. I was so angry and this place really helped me.

Now, I'm here every day. I love that any news that's happening can be found here and that if some story is BS, I can count on a DUer explaining why with evidence.

Thank you to everyone for that!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:08 PM

144. "Not flashy"? But I own three e-reader carrying cases in three different shades of beige!

I have a wheat colored case, a salted-caramel colored case, and a coffee-with-cream colored case.

"Not flashy," indeed!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:11 PM

145. Thanks, Canuckstanian!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:13 PM

146. Thanks!

Have lurked since 2002 when a poster on Bianca.com political forums posted the link to here, only got around to registering in 2008 and now this is my first post haha. Love the site, love the people and sometimes love the back and forth arguments.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:20 PM

147. Thanks so much!!

Just trying to get smart with a bunch of smart people in a very intelligent community!


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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:21 PM

148. Kick!

 

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:24 PM

149. And a Thank You to you.

for remembering us.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:27 PM

150. Thank you.

n/a

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:28 PM

151. Lurk and smirk - that's my motto.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:30 PM

152. Semi- quiet DUer here...

This is the single most important source of accurate political information on the planet; I spend a lot more time reading than posting.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:30 PM

153. We're like unadorned aluminum poles on Festivus

not too sparkly but we're always there reliably while you air grievances on DU

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:33 PM

154. thanks, from a long time lurker, occasional poster

My sister turned me onto this place years ago. cheers

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:40 PM

155. I'm somewhere in the middle, so Amen and Thanks!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:41 PM

156. Joined in 2002, everyday reader, seldom post)

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:47 PM

157. Thanks!

Constantly here. Rarely post.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:48 PM

158. Hi!

DU is my favorite source for news, humor, and anonymously giving away Valentine hearts. This thread makes my own heart smile. Until now, I didn't realize there were so many of us readers/lurkers/recommenders. Thank you, Canuck!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:53 PM

159. Thanks Canuck

I just don't know how to start or when to stop. I usually screw up & accidentally delete the wdp. Newer phone got me to find y'all & then found DU & now I read so much here, I forget the time Loved Mudcat today & love all y'all. Tazzie

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:55 PM

160. Here's to you.

 

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:07 PM

161. Thank you!

Now join us in a stein of bier!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:11 PM

162. I've been here since the beginning

I read daily, It's a good news ticker. I enjoy this place, still learn bunches, and find great enjoyment here. Some of it I don't cotton too, some of the posters I don't cotton too. But the vast majority are wonderful.

Great site.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:31 PM

163. HEY!!! i resemble that remark

O!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:03 PM

164. Thanks Canuk.

Appreciate it.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:04 PM

165. Very sweet!

Here 6.5 years

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:05 PM

166. Why, Thank You Kindly, Sir!

I am hoping to get to 1000 by 2020!

Sage

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:11 PM

167. Thanks!

Umm... That's it... Thanks.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:18 PM

168. I appreciate...

your acknowledgement of my existence.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:19 PM

169. Thanks Canuck !

I enjoy doing my part.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:21 PM

170. I have to laugh at myself when I welcome

Someone to DU with low post numbers only to find they've been here longer than I have!

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #170)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:32 PM

173. That's mainly why I posted it

So many times I see someone disparaging someone else for having a low post count. And it turns out the member has been here like forever.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:29 PM

171. Thanks

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:36 PM

174. I find this place

really clique-ish and unwelcoming of people who have less than 1,000 posts. I've seen people with less than 1,000 posts called out by the regulars for daring to have an unpopular position. But that's okay. Eventually, I'll have more than 1,000 posts.

As far as the people who make big huge posts...meh. I think they're talking just to hear themselves talk. and that's okay.

Thank you Canuckistan!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:41 PM

175. Well whaddya know- I feel like every responder here is a friend of mine

Do you think Bob Boudelang will make a cameo appearance in this thread?

Thanks, Canuckistanian, for starting a relevant and heart-touching thread. It's nice to be around a bunch of amiable, low-drama DU'ers.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:45 PM

176. Ha Ha! Thanks! n/t

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:47 PM

177. I might be one of those

Thanks, Canuckistanian!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:49 PM

178. Thank you.....

I've been hanging out here for almost 3 years, but haven't found time to post because there is always so much to read! I am a huge fan of DU!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:49 PM

179. tl;dnr

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:54 PM

180. Does an average of 3 posts a day for 9 years qualify me as "quiet"?

If so, thanks.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:02 PM

181. Just seeing all these people on here with lower posts than mine

makes me feel like I have no life outside of DU.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:20 PM

183. I wonder if some posters ever sleep?

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:21 PM

184. Been here since the beginning..

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:34 PM

185. Thanks, I think :) After more than 10 years here

my post's seem miniscule compared to some others.

Actually, back in the day, reaching 1000 post was a milestone worthy of much celebration. Maybe 100,000 is the new goal.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:48 PM

186. I visit DU everyday but very rarely post a comment, but

this is my favorite website. I have shared so many posts with others. When I get depressed over the ignorant people on the other side, I come home to you guys.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:51 PM

187. Thanks. I just looked at my profile

and realized I have been on here going on 4 years. Where the hell does time go. I post very little. I reply if moved to do so. I kick and recommend a post I enjoy or feel is important. Even though I am not a big poster, I am on here almost daily to read the posts. I really enjoy being part of DU.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:06 AM

188. Hey



You noticed. Thanks.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:07 AM

189. Thanks!

Been here since 2004.Check in every day for the news of the day.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:07 AM

190. Thanks, from a newbie--and a lurker!! n/t

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:19 AM

191. Last time I posted someone didn't like what I said and had it removed. It had been a while so I

didn't get a chance to even know what was so threatening in my post, or to even know what it was about.

That is pretty crappy not to be informed about the post and to be able to have an opportunity to edit
or correct it or delete it so I could know which post was offensive. I am not sure of the time gap between
the post and monitors deleting the post, but I was offended for not having a chance to consider tending
to my own message, given some misunderstanding occurred, because I am pretty sure I wasn't any more
confrontational than usual about Repukes or some stealth crap going on in our country. Is this no longer
a progressive and respectful of members venue?

Where are the rules that say where you can change your mind by learning something you didn't know
and are willing to communicate for bonding social change. Now that would be progressive.

This deleting is thievery of a person's reputation and soul, when they mean one thing and are misinterpreted
and don't get a chance to defend.

This has never happened before and I have been here since 2007-2008.

So I stopped posting. I don't like being censored. And I am not afraid of cursing, nor Repukes.
But I am not threatening at all. I don't think. But I would love to see my shadow if someone
really has something to say.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:44 AM

192. .

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Thanks
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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:01 AM

193. Thanks!

I've been a registered member for a long while now, and an unregistered lurker even before then!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:04 AM

194. Thanks Canuck!

I'm a longtime lurker who hardly ever posts, but I read everyday, off and on all day long! Love the information I get here, and I love the sanity it brings me to know I'm not alone.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:17 AM

195. Count me in too

I've been here since Kerry lost the presidency. Someone mentioned to go here b/c they were going to close the Kerry forum. Ive been here ever since. I come here ever day. Thanks Canuckistanian!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:39 AM

196. Thank you from a long time lurker turned recent member.

I'm not sure where I fit in, but I know I belong here.

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Response to rad51 (Reply #196)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:27 PM

197. Hi rad51!

Glad you're here!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:31 PM

198. Thank you...

I have my moments where I'll post a lot over several months, then lurk for several months and post very little, just depends on my mood I guess. But I am on DU almost daily and love it here.. y'all are like another family to me.

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