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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:26 AM
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How many people have been on DU for less than 2 years?
And why did it take you so long? :-)
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:28 AM
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1. just a week or so
shy; lurked off and on for years and years
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:29 AM
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2. Some people don't find DU until they find it. Some may not find it until today.
The important thing is that they do find it. Someone who finds DU today may have some valuable insights and opinions, they will just have to get past the period when they are accused of being a troll or freeper for speaking, or writing what they think.
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:29 AM
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3. I am slow with teknawlerjy.
:-( :-)
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:29 AM
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4. I have, for a month or so--hadn't been aware of the site.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:33 AM
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7. It looks like you're making up for lost time
according to that post count.

Welcome to DU!
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:30 AM
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5. No computers in Folsom
:rofl:
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:32 AM
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6. Been reading for 3 years or so, signed up little over a year ago.
Why did it take so long? Moderate Dems aren't really welcomed here.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:04 PM
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10. Sure they are -
we only break out the pitchforks and torches for regressive goddam fucking blue dogs.

Moderates are OK.
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:59 PM
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21. Ah yes
moderate when we agree with you and blue dogs when we don't.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:18 PM
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13. that all depends on your definition of "moderate".
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:42 AM
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8. Just a bit over 1 year - came for the elections and to support Obama,
too lazy to find some place else.

mark O8)
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Altoid_Cyclist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:47 AM
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9. I found it the day after **** was "re-elected".
I searched under Anti Bush and there you were. I only recently started posting because I was able to find so many valuable news items that I didn't want to take time away from educating myself.

Plus; I'm shy....
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Lucy Goosey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:18 PM
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11. Since January, 2008
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 12:19 PM by Lucy Goosey
So almost 2 years! I had been lurking for a bit, and I'm sure there was something specific that caused me to sign up and start posting, but I can't remember what that was.
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:13 PM
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12. But seriously,
"Lurking" was one of my hobbies before being laid off.

Now I have plenty of time to post (between interviews at Starbuck's and Applebee's).

Is there some kind of "Freshman Orientation" forum where you can learn what "popcorn," "n/t," "eom," etc mean?

kthxbi.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:35 PM
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17. .
Popcorn refers to the :popcorn: smilie. Which indicates a person thinks that post is going to generate quite a bit of controversy. N/T means no text in the message below. EOM is similar but means end of message. IBTL means in before the lock.

That's all I can think of off the top of head.
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:44 PM
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19. Thank You! nt :-)
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:21 PM
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25. Not an orientation, per se, but here's the DU Glossary:
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:02 PM
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32. Bookmarked! Thank You! eom
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:18 PM
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14. June, 08 and I wish I knew DU existed way before then.






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Zix Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:26 PM
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15. Joined via healthcare debate. This site isn't as left wing as I thought it would be,

Bit of an eye-opener.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:34 PM
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16. It is, by American standards.
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Zix Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:37 PM
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18. Indeed. I had not realised quite how far to the right the US had gone under Bush.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 04:24 PM by Zix
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:30 AM
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43. Which is rather sad, actually. nt
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:49 PM
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20. DU used to be way more to the left when I joined.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 03:51 PM by earth mom
x(

Lots of lefties have fled or been TSed-Damn it all to hell!

I miss them.
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Zix Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:23 PM
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28. Why do you stay?

I'm not sure I'm going to stay much longer, really.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:31 PM
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31. I'm stubborn and I hate letting the dinos, DLCers and Obama fan club control the message.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 04:33 PM by earth mom
NGU-Never Give Up!!!

p.s. I hope you stay, we need more lefties. :hi:
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Zix Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:18 PM
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35. Well, okay then. I have to say I'm a bit tired of arguing with righties all the time, though.
8 years is a long time. Hell, a lot more than 8 years, really! Maybe that's a point that should be made, there have ALWAYS been RW idiots.

:hi:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 PM
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37. Sometimes it's hard to tell who is a rightie on this board.
I try to stay out of the GD-P forum, which is boarderline right wing IMO.

If you do go over there, put your flame proof suit on first and don't let em get to you!

And yes, it's been longer than 8 years and that's the problem: Nothing has changed. :(

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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:00 PM
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22. Yo.
I normally don't like posting on non-comics related boards but I joined after a post drove me up the wall and had to respond.
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euphoria12leo Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:04 PM
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23. I didn't see newbies and everyone had a gazillion comments
I signed up in August but I got the link from Obama campaign website last year. I enjoyed reading the
threads and comments. I couldn't figure out K&R and n/t so I decided to ask. I still would like to ask,
about journals. Do you add all your comments to journals or do you save to journal when writing a thread?


:dilemma:
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:21 PM
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26. I think it's a bad idea to save all comments to your journal
because they are out of context. Anyone who has you on their buddy list gets your journal updates, and if you are a suspicious newbie, you may be on someone's "buddy list" solely so they can see how long you last before getting tombstoned. So in cases like that, your out-of-context comments may just raise suspicions.
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euphoria12leo Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:11 PM
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33. Thank you
However, I posted a comment about health care and I said, "If the Dems drop the PO then they better
be talking about Single Payer." And then I get a response, "so if they don't have the bread, let them
eat cake." I wasn't implying that at all. I wasn't feeling well so I didn't explain or ask why they asked
that. I didn't see that as being a suspicious newbie unless I was being challenged to find out.

:shrug:
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:33 PM
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36. Your under-100 post count may have caused someone to not give you the benefit of the doubt,
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 06:34 PM by Quantess
but then again, everyone gets an undeserved snarky response now and then.
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Treo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:50 AM
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41. I wonder how many "buddy lists" I 'm on
I LIVE in the "gungeon" and I'm like waaaaaaay pro RKBA I get called "freeper" at least once a day
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:04 AM
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42. Sorry, you didn't make it to my "buddy list". I checked.
Somehow, you weren't egregious enough to single out as a "buddy". Welcome to DU, and I hope you stay a long time! :hi:

More commonly, DUers put people on "ignore", and they periodically check their Ignore List to see who has been TS'd.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:18 PM
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24. I had tried to join years ago, but ...
... was rejected because of my email address, so I just lurked. Then, last year, after any number of posts I read that had me longing to respond, I tried again. To my surprise, I had no trouble signing up, even though I still have the same email address as always.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:23 PM
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27. Didn't have time for DU until Sping 2008
We were building a house at the same time I was recovering from knee surgery. I started posting about the time we were moving into the new house.

I think I had another ID that I had signed up with but when I was ready to become active I had lost the password and had changed email accounts so I started a new ID.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:30 PM
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29. Looking for peeps during the election.
When frankly, I was going a little nuts. Being here helped. And it still does when my blood pressure starts getting low.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:30 PM
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30. It was underground. Duh.
B-)
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nina_mi Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:28 PM
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34. Lurking since Jan. 2001 but....
...never had/have the nerve to post. Finally joined, but am very hesitant to post
an opinion. Time may help, but waiting 8 years to join, rules out the time excuse.
My low post count leaves me open to suspicion, and I certainly don't blame anyone for
that. I have read some wild 'opinions' on here over the years, mostly from trolls.
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RLBaty Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:39 PM
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38. Another short-timer!
I was referred here by a recent acquaintance who was kind enough to post one of my hobbies in the Religion-Theology forum (or is it Theology-Religion).

I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more serious discussion of the matter, considering the Bush connection, but am glad to see that viewers continue to run up the numbers while we wait for the IRC 107 suit to be filed.

Perhaps that will generate more interest and discussion.

Here's the link and subject line:

---------------------------------

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

REVOKE Revenue Ruling 70-549

---------------------------------

Maybe I'll see some of you over there??

Sincerely,
Robert Baty
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:42 PM
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39. Holy crap - I've been here over 3 years! Holy crap - I have 50,000 posts!
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:40 AM
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40. How the **** did you rack up that many posts in 3 years, 6 months?
Are you chained to the computer? :spray:

You are slightly newer than I am! And I spend way too much time on DU, myself, hahaha.
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