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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:39 PM
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Poll question: How did you find the lounge?
When I first came to DU, all I did was post on GD: Primary 2004. After the primaries I didn't come back for quite sometime. When I did come back, I posted on GD: 2004. I never went to the Lounge. I just thought, "Those people aren't serious." Then one day, GD: 2004 was moving slowly so I came over here to check it out. I posted a little at first, then more and more. Now I usually post in the Lounge and not any GD (Although GD: Fighting was awesome while it lasted). How did the rest of DU work?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:45 PM
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1. Kick
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:48 PM
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2. I voted "other" but it's a poor substitute for "darned if I can remember"
:hi:
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:34 PM
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7. Sorry about that
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:50 PM
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3. Drank too much and passed out
When I woke up, here I was.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:52 PM
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4. I was an LBN junkie
but one day I followed a thread scrolling down the Lobby to the Lounge and here I was. I looked around and thought "this is a lot better than LBN" and since then I don't pay any attention to the news and I'm much happier because of it.

P.S. Is there an election coming up?
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:22 PM
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19. yeah
some shit happened, and someone covered up the shit, or maybe not. dont worry about it

:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:54 PM
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5. When I first came here I was a GD hound
This was back before GD: Primary existed. I spent my time mainly in GD and a little in the editorials forum. Then after I decided that most of the people here were already enlightened without my help I started looking around and started posting in the lounge. I have around 5000 posts and I'd say a good 4000 of them are lounge posts.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:57 PM
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6. someone left the door open and like any confident prepossessing cat
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:00 PM by mlle_chatte
would do, I walked in, found the comfy chair and settled in...
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:32 PM
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8. I Resisted "Lounge" a Long Time
on the grounds that I have excessive "gravitas" (shut up, my woman CW!)-----------

But I've been spinning my wheels, this most recent steal was too much...
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:39 PM
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9. The stench of cheap liquor and stale cigarette smoke...
...drew me to the Lounge. It reminded me of my childhood. (sigh)
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:41 PM
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10. When I needed a place to vent my crazy ideas.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:52 PM
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11. I came here initially over 2 years ago.
For the first 8 or 9 months, I posted minimally and on GD only. Then I think a saw a lounge thread that intrigued me and I kept reading. I thought, "What a funny, eclectic, smart, interesting group of people!" Anyway, slowly I immersed my way in there. There's been changes and some old timers post less, new people came in, personality clashes and misunderstandings at times, but for the most part, it is and will always be a "funny, eclectic, smart, and interesting group of people". I read the GD forums and post if I feel I have something to add, but I don't feel a great need to be involved with any "debates" either, so I remain a content citizen of the Lounge for the most part. :)
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Ekirh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:57 PM
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12. Yah,
Since Joining I think Thursday or Friday I've stayed mainly in the lounge for the most part, and only chime in on the GD boards here and there.
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Niccolo_Macchiavelli Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:04 PM
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13. Other lefty sites
I guess there was a link on www.bartcop.com or www.bushflash.com ... dunno anymore.

Greets from Switzerland btw
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:08 PM
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14. Welcome to DU, Al Elpino.
Glad to have you aboard. :toast:

Switzerland, eh? What was your country's reaction to Bush getting re-elected? Or were you guys not really all that concerned about it?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:16 PM
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15. I was here BEFORE there WAS a Lounge
neener..neener :)

We all voted on what to name it.. Before it was called the lounge, it was just a forum for vanity stuff and odds & ends..

things would stay on page one for WEEKS :)
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:25 PM
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16. Wow
I don't know what I'd do without the lounge. It's a source of entertainment for me so much so that I rarely watch tv or read books now.

I guess you could say I need a life, but this place may have saved my sanity.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:28 PM
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17. those other forums are full of poo poo heads!
nah, I went from reading GD, to posting in GD, then to lounge. I've never been to the meeting room or many of the other forums. I get my news from too many places so I don't check LBN
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MusicTVstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:41 PM
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18. i started out in the lounge!
i was a mere 14 years of age when i started posting here and was afraid to post any place else :-p
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:55 AM
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20. Warm and comfortable. n/t
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:12 AM
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21. GD to Lounge.. GD can be too intense
to spend a lot of time in. I tried checking out other forums and fell in love with the lounge. I read other forums but rarely post in them. I'm just a scaredy cat. :scared:
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:13 AM
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22. Not without its charm. n/t
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:19 AM
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23. I picked 'Other', I don't post exclusively in one forum
I post in LBN, GD, GD:2004, state forums, Lounge - depends on my mood.

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