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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:35 PM
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Poll question: Does Democratic Underground need a name change?
When this website was founded, it was done so as a forum to protest GWB, his administration, and all things Republican. It grew from a small, but vocal population of lefties, and has since grown to nearly 100,000 people of many beliefs and nationalities.

That, my friends, is not an "Underground" movement, but an uprising. That is a population nearly the size of Alexandria, Virginia; over twice the size of Olympia, Washington; and over 1/6th the population of Washington, DC proper.

Personally, I would like to see this place change its name to something that shows the RW that we're coming for them. Something like Democrats Rising or some other name that captures the strength of our numbers (which is growing, not only on DU), our fierce determination to get this country back on track, and our mission to retake the good name of this country from those who have dragged it through hell these past 6 years.

So, whatcha think? Is a name-change in order?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Sammy Pepys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:39 PM
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1. Depends...
What would be the new name?
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oc2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:40 PM
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2. change of name is not a good thing since it may lose people.

especially if the site http name changes too.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:41 PM
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3. Democratic Alexandria!
The country went through hell and all I got was this lousy website!

Nah, that's too harsh. Plus this website isn't lousy

Democrats Anonymous.

Democrats United Can Never be Divided

I like Democratic Alexandria the best - but I've always like that name.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:42 PM
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4. well, if you call it democraticuprising
at least you can leave the DU nickname.
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:43 PM
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5. No
Although I can agree with your logic, lets never forget where we came from.
Lets not forget that we were FORCED into the 'underground' when they stole the 2000 election and where they would relegate us to permanently if they could.

-chef-
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:44 PM
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6. Since so many posters aren't even Democrats
it should called "Progressive" or "Liberal" something.

Trolls get on these boards deliberately to take advantage of the site's name; they'll post nonsense here, which they later repost on RW boards, to use as phony "evidence" of "un-American", "wacko" Democrats.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:46 PM
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7. How about
Democratic Mainstream?




No, of course the name shouldn't change! DU is cool.
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GOPS Worst Fear Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:47 PM
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8. Only because Underground sounds secretive..
You should change it to Upperground.. So as to let the world know..we haven't anything to hide and that we are proud to be progressive/liberal/Democratic
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NoAmericanTaliban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:47 PM
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9. 100k is not necessarily correct..
that is just the registered folks and some of them were freepers or one or two timers. How any of those registered are actually still active? Also, does that include the ones that have been tomb-stoned?

Keep the name for now. I like the subversive - underground - part.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:51 PM
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10. Why change?
after all, it's still fairly underground, meaning a lot of opinions that are tolerated here are not the official opinions of choreographed candidates.

Mine certainly fit that description.

I don't think anyone who reads these message boards can possibly think we are not gunning for the thieves, lunatics, and ideological nutjobs who have taken over the opposition party, no matter what our divergent views may be.

On that account, I think we speak in unison.
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splat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:53 PM
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11. Call it DU2
"Underground" is cool to older people, but sounds like a sewer to young people.

DU2 is short and textable.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:53 PM
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12. It's Fine As It Is. And Methinks Skinner's Rolling His Eyes.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:54 PM
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13. No
Nearly 100,000 registrations doesn't mean there are nearly 100,000 members.
DU is still an underground movement. Even if it wasn't, it's good to remember where you started.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:54 PM
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14. The name change would have start up consequences
but I was wondering if maybe the recommendation total to go to the greatest page shouldn't be raised to ten.

Five is fairly low. But it still rates as a "greatest." If the rec total was raised to ten, the greatest page would have more posts that would have proved popular interest and in my opinion, would improve it. :shrug:

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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:56 PM
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15. Insurgents R US?
:evilgrin:

We'll save that for when we all get sent to Gitmo....

Until then, I'll back DemocraticUnderground.com as the name... Traditional, I know... :7
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:57 PM
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16. NOT necessary, BUT if you insist, change the name to........
democratic insurgents.com
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:02 PM
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17. I agree, underground suggests secret
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 04:03 PM by Annces
Underground connotes done in secret, because of general powerlessness.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:13 PM
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18. How about "Democratic Undaunted"? e.o.m.
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healthpellets Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:14 PM
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19. "Democratic Uprising" ... That's the change I would make
I think it's very good and communicates the sentiment very strongly.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:33 PM
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24. Hi healthpellets!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:21 PM
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20. 'Hell no, we wont go'
Besides, I'd have to peel my 2 year old Democratic UNDERGROUND sticker off the back of my pickup truck.
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:21 PM
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21. i think its fine
Though Democratic Uprising does sound cool
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:26 PM
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22. "Democratic"
sounds like too political, and the whole "Underground" thing just sounds dark and dirty.

We need something more uplifting, a feeling of freedom, yes, that's it "Free"...

coupled with something that sounds noble, ancient yet modern at the time..."Republic"...

Yes, that's it.

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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:45 PM
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26. that is good
Ok I'm convinced. Leave it as is.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:31 PM
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23. "Democratic Known Unknown"
Then the unknown that they do not wish to know is "Independent Unknown".
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:35 PM
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25. No
"Democratic Underground" is a great name for this website. If the name is changed then the website would change. Might as well start another website like Progressive Independent, Democratic Warrior, Unfiltered News Network, Old American Century.org... oh yeah. Silly me, those names are already taken, and are populated by hundreds of DUers. :think:


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jokerman93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:50 PM
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27. Sure
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 04:51 PM by jokerman93
"Democratic Uprising" sounds good to me. Although, it might become a linking nightmare for some, and then there's the advertisers to consider...yadda...yadda...yadda.

Change is not only good, it's impossible to avoid.
:hippie:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:51 PM
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28. no
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survivor999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:51 PM
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29. Democratic Revolution
That's what it should be :)
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hcil Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:58 PM
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30. how about.....
Democratic Awakening? :headbang: Does that sound good?
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:00 PM
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31. Freepers heads would explode
they'd have to think up some new form of "DUmmies"
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