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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 01:29 AM
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Has the format of DU2 posts changed?
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 08:47 AM
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1. How Is Everyone Posting?
I don't seem to have the ability, Can only get the latest page.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 12:22 PM
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2. I am posting the same way that I always do.
I saw a post from you last night, asking lbrtbell how she posted.

I am not sure what the problem is?

Try bookmarking this link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It should get you straight to DU 2 General Discussion and you can take it from there. Good luck!



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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 12:32 PM
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3. I just went to the Latest page. You should be able to click on Post at the top of the page.
That will get you to a menu of forums so that you can choose which forum you wish to get to.

If you click on General Discussion, you will get to a page that allows you to start a thread in General Discussion. On that same page, you can just click on General Discussion.

So, if the link that I gave you does not work, follow the above instructions until you get to the first page of GD, then bookmark it or save it to favorites.

You can also try what I do in a pinch: Go to www.democraticunderground.com . That will get you to the new DU. Once there, use google to search for something you know is in DU2. I just search for No Elephants or Divine Discontent and that seems to work fine, too.

Finally, if none of that works, alert on any thread in DU 2and let a mod know you are having trouble. Maybe they will have a suggestion? it will probably be NYC_SKP, who is great.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 03:57 PM
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4. Thank You
I am now able to post if I wish thanks to your suggestions
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-12 04:12 AM
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9. Good! Wouldn't want to lose you.
Or loose you.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 05:50 PM
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5. They're probably in Defcon mode.
Due to the convention.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 06:16 PM
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6. I Thought That Might Be It Too
But 3 is, and has been, operating normally.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-12 02:24 AM
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7. Has the format of DU2 posts changed?
Yes. Something is afoot. And it does not surprise me.
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Make7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-12 02:42 AM
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8. Some forum features are currently unavailable (Level 2) (Sep 06th 2012)
 
Some forum features are currently unavailable (Level 2) (Sep 06th 2012)

You may have noticed that some features of Democratic Underground are currently not working. This is intentional and a result of the website experiencing an unusually high level of traffic currently.

Democratic Underground has dozens of features that we've programmed into our software over the years that, while important, are considered extras because they are not required for DU to run smoothly. We are very proud of all these extra features we provide to our members, but when our servers get backed up with heavy traffic we have to make difficult decisions and progressively turn off certain extra features to reduce the stress on our servers. The alternative is a DU that is very difficult at best to navigate due to overwhelmed servers slowing everything down.

These features will only remain turned off temporarily until our traffic dies back down to a normal level. Currently, we are on Level 2. The features that are turned off at Level 2 are the following:

* Advanced search
* Hide thread feature
* Signature lines
* Avatars
* RSS/XML feed for Latest Breaking News
* Forum hiding on the Latest page
* Expanded threads mode
* Ignoring new threads by author

Again, we apologize for having to do this, but it is necessary and much better than the alternative.

Thank you for your understanding and patience,
The DU Administrators


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=announcement&id=1

 
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-12 04:14 AM
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10. Thanks MIke, but that is not what i meant. As far as I can recall,
profile, send a pm, etc. did not appear within a DU 2 post before, only DU 3. Hence, the icon in the OP.
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Make7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-12 04:05 PM
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11. Okay, if you're talking about...
... these icons...

 

... then yes they have been there since I joined in 2004. They looked a little different back then, but the images and page layout haved changed in years that I can recall. Here is an archived page from September 2008 with posts that look pretty much the same as they do now...

  http://web.archive.org/web/20080911041539/http://www.de...

... compare that to how the page looks currently when you load it from DU's servers...

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

... not sure what you are seeing that is different from that post saved four years ago. :shrug:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-12 02:03 AM
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12. No, the icons were not what I was talking about.
Edited on Sun Sep-09-12 02:10 AM by No Elephants
At the time that I posted the OP through the tme of my first reply to you, there were links in the posts, with words like "profile, send a pm," etc.

It's been changed since my last post to you. It seems to have been changed from words/links to icons on the new board too.

BTW, in Reply 10, the word "icon" probably should have been emoticon. I was referring to the assimilation emoticon in the OP. Maybe that confused you.

Also, if the format of a post is changed, the change might well affect all posts on a board, old and new.
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Make7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-12 12:33 PM
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13. Icons are turned off at 'Level 3' and replaced with text on DU2.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I seem to recall that icons were not showing up when I first viewed DU2 that night - perhaps the various traffic levels are triggered automatically but the announcements need to be manually posted by an Admin (and they were sort of busy and didn't update the level announcement)...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-10-12 02:05 AM
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14. I've never seen the words at DU2 before. Also, it was more than for a night.
In any event, it's back now.

Also, my apologies for calling you Mike. I now see your name is Make. Sorry.
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