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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:35 AM
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Hey Oldtime DU'ers: Dont forget to welcome the Newbies...
most of them , anyway!

Lotsa new members popping up on threads -- some super insightful, interesting, and just plain funny posts.

WELCOME NEWBIES! Better late than never! ;)
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:36 AM
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1. Yeah--most of them.
Enough said.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:22 PM
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27. My sentiments
Was debating one of them last night, until the thread was locked.

I realized s/he was a newbie, but was obvious s/he came to DU to promote a specific agenda and posted some really bizarre things. I just could not bring myself to welcome him/her... and no one else did, either, even the ones that agreed with his/her post, even recommended for the greatest page.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:36 AM
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2. It's really amazing how many have happened to find
us all at the same time, isn't it? And they seem to know us so well already!
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:44 AM
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13. Maybe ....... V released on video this week and they are no longer afraid.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:48 AM
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16. It sure is amazing
From the looks of it, 'someone' has a huge phonebook! One of them said they got an email to come here and start posting.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:36 AM
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3. welcome all!
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:38 AM
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4. Hiyaaaa newbies
Wanna buy a Y3K patch?
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:38 AM
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5. Hello Newbies
Ask us questions anytime... don't be shy.... knowledge is power!
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:39 AM
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6. Oh, you mean the several that have shown up since like, yesterday?
I've seen them everywhere. Lot's of tombstones too. :shrug:
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:39 AM
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7. remember we were all once newbies :-)
welcome!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:42 AM
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10. What's this "we" shit?
:evilgrin: Hell, I remember when DU was exchanging stone tablets by Dinosaur Express. :rofl:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:48 AM
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15. and yet
you were not here for 9/11. (neither was I, but some were)
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:56 AM
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18. We used smokesignals here in the west
:+
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:07 AM
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21. No wonder it took so long for me to register!
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:08 AM by TahitiNut
:silly: Secondhand smoke! Yikes!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:40 AM
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8. The DU Motto: "We Eat Our Young!"
:rofl:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:45 AM
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14. not all of them
they just have to run a gauntlet

:spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

it's the initiation tradition, kinda like earning a black belt

show you're metal
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:54 PM
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24. how does one show one is composed of metal??? show your mettle???
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:13 PM
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25. turn up the volume
"I am IRON MAN!!!" :headbang:

Those made of metal, such as the Steel General, must surely have mettle. Like the Tin Man, they don't believe in spooks.

Does not a deliberite grammer error provide comic relief?
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BooScout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:42 AM
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9. I welcomed one this morning.......then I sent an alert on him....
He was a member for at least 15 minutes and then he went poof! :nuke:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:43 AM
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11. Yum! Barbecued!
(slurp!) :rofl:
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:53 AM
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17. Yeah, it's sad
From the looks of it, they come here on 'a mission' to engage (as in guns ablazing) instead of interaction and discussion.

I'd bet they're emailing back to the original instigator or posting on some site that they're all signed up to get action alerts and whining about being a victim.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:57 AM
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19. "zot" rings a bell for some of 'em.
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sevenleagueboots Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:03 AM
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20. .....never lead with your right.....it invites a sucker punch every time..
....by the way .. i have a question: is DU that undemocratic?
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:44 AM
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12. Can we haze 'em instead? - n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:08 AM
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22. These last few days have been
way too funny. Too often I've reached the thread long after these 'winning hearts and minds' posts have been deleted. There's no greater fun than being on a thread live with alert activity :D.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:41 AM
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23. I sold my car complete with DU sticker
to my brother, one of the conditions was that he leave the sticker on. They're many moons younger than me and get around, hopefully, people see it and check us out.
Usually, when the registrations come in bunches we've been talked about by some rightwing mouthpiece, and the newbies turn out to be foul smelling trolls, but, not all of them so welcome home newbs, now get out there and kick some elephant ass. :hi:
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:18 PM
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26. good point
and even though I am a cynic, some part of me likes to hope that for every few (10? 50?) tombstones, there may be one or two who after reading the info on here, thinks about it, and has a change of heart.


Ok, so maybe for every 100....

it amuses me how some are pretty good at hiding out for a bit, and can actually have intelligent conversations, even while arguing, then others don't seem to understand the word "subtle" at all...
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