You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer
supported by the Administrators. Visit
The New DU.
|Viewing announcement # 1|
|Some forum features are currently unavailable (Level 4) (Jul 26th 2016) |
You may have noticed that some features of Democratic Underground are currently not working. This is intentional and a result of the website experiencing an unusually high level of traffic currently.
Democratic Underground has dozens of features that we've programmed into our software over the years that, while important, are considered extras because they are not required for DU to run smoothly. We are very proud of all these extra features we provide to our members, but when our servers get backed up with heavy traffic we have to make difficult decisions and progressively turn off certain extra features to reduce the stress on our servers. The alternative is a DU that is very difficult at best to navigate due to overwhelmed servers slowing everything down.
These features will only remain turned off temporarily until our traffic dies back down to a normal level. Currently, we are on Level 4. The features that are turned off at Level 4 are the following:
* Advanced search
* Hide thread feature
* Signature lines
* RSS/XML feed for Latest Breaking News
* Forum hiding on the Latest page
* Expanded threads mode
* Ignoring new threads by author
* Simple search
* Ability to go to Latest page as default
* Ignoring individual posts by author
* Many misc. display-related features
Again, we apologize for having to do this, but it is necessary and much better than the alternative.
Thank you for your understanding and patience,
The DU Administrators
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators
Important Notices: By participating on this discussion
board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules
page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the
opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent
the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.