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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:50 PM
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Can I Get An Ol' Timer Roll Call? (if you've been here since 2001/2002 chime in)
I was just checking, I've been here since 2002. I'm not sure when in 2002. But I was here, and I'm still here.

Who else from 2001/2002 - or DU Generation One - is still with us?

Say hi.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:51 PM
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1. I'm here
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 05:51 PM by supernova
:hi:

Spring of 2002 but I was reading DU in the fall of 2001.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:52 PM
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2. Late 2002, I think...
Back when I was 'toolfan' :hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:58 PM
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3. I've been here since...um...spring 2002 I think.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:00 PM
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4. you've been my bitch for longer
:rofl:

:hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:31 PM
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9. ...
:rofl:

:hi:
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:02 PM
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5. 2001
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:03 PM
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6. Delurked right after 9/11
Hey n00b! Get off my lawn!
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:10 PM
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7. 2001, June or July I think.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 06:10 PM by irkthesmirk
I still feel like a lurker though. I don't post as much as I used to.
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:14 PM
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8. Hi!
:hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:51 PM
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12. Yeah, but you had a different name back then.
:hi:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:56 PM
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14. OMFG!!
you are dating CARLOS??!1
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:57 PM
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16. It's the blue-gray eyes.
*swoon*
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:58 PM
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17. wait
"The Princess" had those eyes!1

:think:

exactly what ARE your feelings for Kirsty Alley?

hhmmmmm???
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:59 PM
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18. Don't ask about my feelings for Cuban....
...sandwiches...

:hide:
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:21 PM
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21. Whatever. You're just mad because i've been here longer than you.
January 20, 2001, BABY. Of course, back then you didn't have to register.

Man, a lot of things have changes since Skinner and Elad (and whomever else they commissioned to help out) stood outside in the cold (in a first amendment zone) holding high a DEMOCRATICUNDERGROUND.COM banner - while the chimp refused to exit his vehicle and took his place on the "throne" like the coward he is.

:grr:

I hate that fucker, even if he DID bring me DU.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:31 PM
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24. he brought us ALL to DU
and WE will still be here when his flacid body is rotting in the ground my friend.

bank that.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 09:55 AM
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68. 2001: a Chimp Odd-issey.
I can't even BELIEVE that guy made it the first time.

Life sometimes really sucks the big skippy.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:42 PM
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10. 2002
I found DU from a link from following a Salon.com article that went to a blog and DU was there. I think. I was soooo pissed off after 2000, I had to find a place to vent that total disbelieving pissed-offedness. I was also active in that time until the beginning of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. I left after 2003 cause I needed a break from all the aggravation because things went from back to worse in this nation. Then, for some strange reason, I thought, hey, I'll go by and see what's up at DU and find out that kephra just died. went to his funeral and then was really busy and then one day I thought... hey, I'll go by and see what's up at DU....

what a long, strange trip it's been living in the Bush age.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:50 PM
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11. Been here since spring of 2001...
Old as you can get, practically.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:55 PM
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13. Seems like I've been here forever! 2001, I think...is that possible???
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:57 PM
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15. Never been a lounge lizard...
...but this old timer is still here, albeit on and off, but still around.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:01 PM
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19. I'm still here!
:hi:

RL
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:04 PM
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20. Meh. I was here well before General Discussion Politics was invented
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 07:06 PM by CreekDog
There was just "General Discussion" period, but as things got heated in the leadup to 2004, a way to separate the nice people from the haterz (politicos you could say) needed to be found. GD-P was the result.

I forget how I found out about this place, I think it was a Dailykos post that led me to it.

Also, I started reading Talkingpointsmemo during the post 2000 election debacle. I think I found that by reading Kausfiles.

Observation: As an avid news/political junkie, 5 years ago, I read Wash Post, NY Times, Kausfiles, New Republic and Howie Kurtz because that was much of what was widely available out there. I don't know when I realized that Kaus was just flat wrong about his media observations, but it got annoying and then, the blogs and DU came along.

I would say I get most of my news from DU, blogs and wire coverage and more indepth stories from Wash Post, NY Times and actually, blog comments and DU comments that have backstory that doesn't get picked up anywhere else. And I'm better informed for it.

And though I read some news from NYTimes and Wash Post, it's probably limited to one article or column per week from each. And that hasn't hurt me a bit. Their reliance on the "he said"/"she said" coverage without the attendant, but he is a big liar coverage made the news hard to comprehend or sort out.

But the blogs do and despite getting news from them, I don't find myself in agreement with them in all things, so I must be doing some of my own thinking.

The MSM is still not getting the utility of the blogsphere.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:22 PM
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22. Late February 2001, I think
I am very ancient and venerable.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:26 PM
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23. I joined on 10/8/01
And had lurked virtually since the beginning.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:35 PM
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25. March 2001 (and I STILL have less than 10,000 posts!)
you'd think I'd be more prolific as long and as often as I'm here!
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:38 PM
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26. Feb of 02, I think.
I sort of remember signing up with a different name (my actual name) before that, but there was an iCatastrophe℠ of some kind.


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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:57 PM
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27. From the beginning in 2001, although I don't think I began posting
a lot until much later.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:04 PM
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28. I was, but I forgot my name and password, so had to rejoin.
Oh well....
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:54 PM
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33. Who did you used to be?
:hi:
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:36 PM
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77. Oh, I forget. You did say "old-timer" ... didn't you?
I didn't post back then. I only started posting a few years ago in the PA Forum. After I got creamed in GD, I eventually found my way to the Lounge via the Morning Crew.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:11 PM
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29. Feb. of 2001 here.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:15 PM
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30. I'm here, and have been since 2001 n/t
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:15 PM
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31. Been here since 2001.
Seven years and I only recently hit 10,000 posts- not exactly prolific, but sometimes intense. :rofl:
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DontBlameMe Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 09:03 AM
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66. So far you're the only on this list...
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 09:03 AM by DontBlameMe
whose been here longer than me. We must have joined the same week. I think I was the 700th or so member.

on edit: make that 702nd
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:47 PM
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32. Yo - since Aug of 2001 -
In fact, Laz (Lazarus, former moderator and still occasional lurker) and I were the first ones to do an internet wedding where DU was invited back in 2002.

Haele
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Steven_S Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:34 PM
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34. Oct 2001.....
under a different name. I read a lot more than I post.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:31 AM
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50. I signed up in October '01, too
I think I had been reading the "Top 10 Conservative Idiots" column on here for a couple of months before that (discovered via the "Bartcop" site), and finally decided to sign up on the discussion board here. I've never exactly been a regular poster on here, but I lurk pretty often.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:57 PM
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35. I've been lurking since 1978 and started posting in '85.
If you think this primary season is bad you should have seen '88...
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:01 PM
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37. I remember..Muskie was called "INvincible" by the press
:rofl:
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:06 PM
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41. Oh yes. The heady days of the "Sunshine Special"
Boy the internets were WAY slower back then...
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:00 PM
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36. Since 2002, I think early-ish in the year, but I don't really recall
I don't even have 5000 posts, though! :P I check in pretty much every day, usually in the Lounge. :hi:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:02 PM
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38. Me. But I was here as
TKulesa for the first while. I was boring when I first signed up. :P
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:02 PM
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39. September, 2001.
I registered just a few days after the 11th, as a matter of fact.

I had been lurking since March or April, though.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:03 PM
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40. oh, present
I remember your old sig line with the big blue rat.

I was here in '01 but under a different screen name which was too ambiguous so I changed with the changeover
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:07 PM
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42. I was here pre-9/11
under various names and lurking.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:14 PM
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43. 2002 for me.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:34 AM
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58. How did we go so long before we got to know each other?
And now I love you so much.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 03:23 PM
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75. I have no idea!
Maybe because I am so self absorbed?
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:30 PM
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44. Here
:hi:
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:39 PM
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45. Late 2001.
:hi:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:00 AM
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46. Here
:hi:
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:56 AM
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47. Wow, I'm and oldtimer now?
I still feel like a new guy.


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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:07 AM
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48. August 13, 2002
Somehow my profile says 2001, but yeah, it was shortly before the 2002 election.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:15 AM
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49. I'm still here
class of 2001
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MagsDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 02:24 AM
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51. Yeah, but under another name
Don't make me tell you. I was totally cool, just not much of a Kerry fan when 04 came around, (Yeah, i voted for the dude, but it was HARD) so I took a dive and just came back to posting lately, though I have always really been here. Who says it's hard to stop posting at DU? Never was a lounge lizard back then. That might have been my problem. They can be soooooooo friggin mean in GD and GDP if you don't salute whatever they are running up the flag pole (even when they are running up tighty whiteys with poo streaks - LOL). :)

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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 03:45 AM
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52. Still here...
...although I changed my login name during the post-2004 "grace period."

I may have even been at DU on its first day of operation. (I was referred over here by BartCop.com.)

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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:33 AM
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53. ...
:hi: early '01 I believe.
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Bongo Prophet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:44 AM
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54. Another 2001 refugee from salon - reincarnated in 2004, which killed me.
Took awhile before I signed up to post, once salon started charging. :)

I was Calico Janitor at that time.
Hard times, lost my dad and dog and calico kitty, (for whom I was a grateful janitor)... and then the election... boy was I depressed...I decided to reincarnate in the 04 "grace" period.
A reboot.


I am not sure whether this place keeps me sane or just crazy enough not to give up.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:10 AM
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55. Presente!
Yeah, I'm still here.

And what a grand, strange ride it's been.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:26 AM
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56. Somewhere around spring 2002 I think.
It took me years to make my first 1,000 posts. Then I discovered the Lounge. :blush:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:28 AM
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57. with luck, I ain't ready for the home just yet, you young whipper snapping hooligan you...
:spray:

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:18 AM
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59. Class of '02.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:26 AM
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60. Yeah, still here.
Like others, I had a different name initially.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:34 AM
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61. Get off my lawn
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:02 AM
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62. Nov 2001. now, where the hell is my walker?
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 08:53 AM by KG
i gotta go pee!

oh, wait, i'm wearing depends

ahhhhh.

:hi:
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:46 AM
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63. 2001, sometime before 9/11, I don't remember exactly.
I had a different name then. :hi:
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:59 AM
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64. I've been here since around mid-2002, I think
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 09:50 AM by socialdemocrat1981
I remember the first year I was on DU -some of the most fun memories I have of my time on the Internet. I miss a lot of the people who were around then -it was such a great time to be on here and they helped me through some really difficult times politically and personally
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 09:02 AM
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65. October 2001
Gawd I'm tired.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 09:28 AM
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67. Aye!
I was a reader pretty much from the beginning. After about six months, I finally signed up. I'm such an infrequent poster that dinosaurs went extinct before I reached a thousand posts.
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:02 AM
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69. Early 2002.
Got the site from mediawhores.com.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:07 AM
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70. Yo
I like to think of it as the Beta version of DU. Back before we had all the bugs worked out. :P
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:20 AM
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71. yo
hi
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:29 AM
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72. We've been here....
since sometime in 2002.


The Tikkis
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:33 AM
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73. 2001
Can't really remember what month, but I think it wasn't too long after Bush's inauguration. Seems like I read Bartcop for the months leading up to the 2000 election and found DU through it.

It was so depressing in the months after Bush was sworn in. DU and Bartcop were 2 places of refuge for me online. I can't remember when I checked Bartcop's page last, though.






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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:40 PM
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74. I originally joined in Fall 2002.
I changed my name in early 2004, but yeah, it's been awhile. :hi:
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 03:43 PM
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76. present from 2001....spring or early summer..was a lurker before then
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 03:45 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
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HamstersFromHell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:48 PM
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78. I.m Here and off and on since 2002 sometime.
n/t
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:50 PM
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79. mumble n/t
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:16 PM
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80. I think I signed up shortly after the 2002 elections.
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 06:21 PM by JonathanChance
It had to have been sometime around about then.

IIRC, I joined after learning of the idiots list from Fark.
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MrsMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:17 PM
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81. joined in December 2002
after Wellstone's death, although my profile just says prior to July 2003 (I think they lost some data at one point in time)

I read much, post little - usually too busy with family stuff.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:19 PM
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82. 2002er
Over five years of ME!
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:33 PM
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83. I signed on December 12, 2001.
Didn't really get to posting much until a few months later.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:58 PM
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84. Late 2002, I think..
possibly early 2003 though.
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yorgatron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:07 PM
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85. since about 10 minutes after prisoner-number-six
it was within a few days of *'s inauguration.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:26 PM
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86. Well, howdy-ho!
Another old-timer here - been here since late 2002. And thank you, Howard Dean, for turning me into a full-fledged Dem.
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puerco-bellies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 08:55 PM
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87. 2001 Posting as Denbot
Move, ISP change, blah blah. I then had to re-register as P-b
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 09:03 PM
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88. early 2002-- don't recall when I stopped lurking and began posting....
Feb 2002 maybe?
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:45 PM
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89. Joined within a month of 9/11
after concluding that all the hyper patriotism going on was bullshit. I searched the web looking for like-minded sentiments, and found Michael Moore's site, which led me to Democrats.com. When I tried to find Democrats.com again, I ended up here.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:51 PM
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90. 2001 here.
Don't remember the month or even time of year, but it might've been in the spring.
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:51 PM
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91. I'm reasonably certain I signed on during those dates, but I couldn't
pinpoint exactly when.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:55 PM
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92. I was here under a different name.....
...I lost all my info on my old computer, and really don't remember what it was. Everyone here seemed so far to the right of me at the time, I didn't think I'd come back. But eventually, I did.... :P
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 11:06 PM
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93. I got here in 2001.
Salon went pay to post and I'd been hanging for a short time at a place called Bare Knuckles Politics. There was some link to DU that turned up one day and I came over here and poked around for a bit--then I registered.

I think Ulysses got here right about the same time I did and Kephra came soon after. There was still an Underground and there was NO such thing as a "Lounge" or even GD.

My one claim to fame is that the first EVER DU gathering was held at my house. Elad was supposed to come but had to cancel. Kephra was here and so was 5thGenDemocrat.



Laura
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 04:49 PM
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100. indeed I did.
:hi:, Laura!
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Pendrench Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 11:14 PM
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94. I don't post all that much, but I've been here since 2002. n/t
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 11:17 PM
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95. Summer of 2002......
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 11:25 PM
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96. Hi...
:hi:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 11:35 PM
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97. 2001 here...
Started lurking in July, as I recall...
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 06:15 PM
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102. Lately it's occured to meeeee.....
what a l-o-o-o-ng strange trip it's been
I:dedadada,,dedadada,,:I :hi:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:15 PM
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105. It was such a relief to me...
to find a place where others were as steamed as I was about the 2000 selection. I couldn't believe...and STILL can't believe...how many people simply accepted the fact that a coup had taken place. I can't imagine anything more UN-American than allowing someone to screw us over.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 03:40 PM
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109. My relief has long since
Edited on Mon Dec-17-07 03:40 PM by Karenina
turned to depression... Let's play some Telemann duets. Those always cheer me up!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 04:40 PM
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115. Works for me!
:nopity: :nopity:
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 04:53 PM
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116. Happy Holidays, dear one!!!
:loveya:
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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 01:48 AM
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98. I started posting in May 2002
I first discovered Democratic Underground, if I remember correctly, right after it first came online in January 2001. I don't recall how I specifically found DU; I remember discovering a number of Democratic/liberal/progressive web sites right at that time, and DU was one of them (along with www.democrats.com as I remember, and along with some sites that are now defunct, including mediawhoresonline).

I enjoyed reading the articles and some of the posts for over a year, and finally registered in April 2002. My first post was May 1, 2002 (I have been able to locate it in the archives), and I have been posting ever since (even if not as frequently as other DUers).
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 02:46 AM
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99. Jan 2002
Started reading it around Oct. 2001. Found the site thanks to a Top 10 Conservative Idiots link somewhere, maybe Buzzflash. I don't even have 2002 posts yet to match my join date, pretty sad. More of a reader than a talker I guess.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 05:30 PM
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101. Late summer 2001
and became seriously addicted after 9/11.

I don't care what anyone says. It's not the same place it once was and I spend less and less time here with each passing day.

But, DU always will get the credit for changing my life in so many ways.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 06:21 PM
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103. Found DU on inaguration day, signed up soon after (as Not_over_it)
Time flies, doesn't it? :hi:
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 06:36 PM
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104. First part of 2001
and still only about 3000 posts. Yeah, I'm a slacker.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:19 PM
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106. I joined in I think early 2002
but then stopped coming for a while and re-signed up as moi in 03
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 12:36 AM
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107. I'm still here.
Since early 2001.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 01:07 AM
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108. 2001
:hi:
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 04:26 PM
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110. killing threads since 2001

:evilgrin:
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 04:33 PM
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111. Not sure but I know
the number of registered DU'ers was like 13,000 when I logged in. I think it was in 2002.
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 04:37 PM
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112. Hello
I've been here since 2002.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 04:39 PM
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113. My profile says 2002, but I'm certain I signed up earlier. I remember 9/11 here.
I remember how Rudy saved all of us.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 04:40 PM
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114. I was here for the last part of DU version 1.0.
2.0 started in July 2003. I stopped by DU regularly since early 2001, and I wrote an article for the front page in September 2001, but I wasn't actively posting till about April 2003.
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 05:07 PM
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117. 2002. And only 4500 posts.
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 05:35 PM
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118. Since 2001.
This is my second username. Another Salon/TAP refugee.

Hi Agent Mike! I'm still in the Grassy Knoll Society too.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 05:41 PM
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119. Since early 2002 I think
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-07 07:39 PM
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120. Still hanging on. Since 2001. nt
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 08:47 AM
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121. Here
May 2001, give or take.
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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 08:52 AM
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122. Sometime in 2002 (I'm not a prodigious poster)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 08:52 AM
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123. May of 2001
I'm a really really old-timer
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annonymous Donating Member (850 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 09:14 AM
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124. Early 2002 for me
Edited on Tue Dec-18-07 09:15 AM by annonymous
I lurk more than I post and sometimes tke long breaks from DU. I have yet to break 1000 posts. The Top 10 Idiots was my first introduction to DU. Buzzflash posted the link.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 09:51 AM
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125. i'm the generation after
found DU after the '02 election, started posting in early '03
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