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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:32 PM

My last 20 days

As a star member.

My star status expires later this month and as of today it looks like I will not be renewing. It has been a great ride, 8 years of debates, ups and downs as we saw some great things and not so great things happen in the world.

When I first found this site, I was immediately hooked, some place where the facts were facts and if you didn't post the facts, you were called for it. I quickly learned that most of what was posted was backed up with facts.

Participation here has made me a better person overall, my typing and spelling are much improved, quick thinking is better and general written communication skills have advanced. Just list week I learned that Mittens was pilock, broadened my horizons, now I can talk slang with my British friends, lol.

I will not stop contributing, just will have to tolerate the advertisements and miss the star benefits.

The next several months are going to be one big stress ball, with the election, one daughter getting married and the other starting college, then to top it off, the company I have spent my 28 year career with announced a massive restructuring where all positions are on the table.

I will be here, but in a lesser capacity and may need to step away to deal with stresses.

It has been a great time and I owe many here a thank you for being here and for the times you have helped.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:41 PM

1. I've enjoyed your many contributions to the DU community and look forward to many more!

Good luck with all the stuff coming down the pipeline!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:42 PM

2. you don't have to leave. you can still read and post

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:01 PM

6. And I plan to continue, just not sure how much.

I am not going to take a lead on GOTV this election either.

Hope for the best is all I can do for now.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:45 PM

3. I haven't had a star for a while due to family

issues, taking responsibility for medical bills for another person unexpectedly. You get used to it. You don't like not being able to donate and dealing with ads but you'll be ok.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:52 PM

4. I haven't had a star since I registered due to a lot of medical bills.

Don't let the lack of a star stop you from being a part of the conversation.

Also, if you don't want to see the ads, just use Mozilla and the ads are gone.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:57 PM

5. second that advice-- Firefox + Adblock = a much less annoying online experience....

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