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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-12 06:24 PM
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The Election is over and DU3 still sucks
I toughed it out to try and help Obama Win. Now that it's over, I'll check-in here on occasion but I'm done on the new site.
I often wish for the old Days when it felt like being part of a family here. So sad. I miss everyone.
Not even going to say Goodbye.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-12 08:05 PM
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1. I'm sure the admins are floating around in a sea of cash right now
Having held out for cold hard cash and a lowest-common-denominator moderating system, and forcing people to pay cash to get into the discussions during the election, they're probably in the gravy for now. Next year though? Hmmm... I think we might see them asking us what we want rather than telling us what we're getting.

I did post on DU3, about five times over the entire election season. Didn't like it much. It seems more like a joke than a community. Oh well, we can rest for another three years anyway, and see what's around then.

As for DU2, I think they ought to donate DU2 to the DU2 community and let us host it as the member supported Democratic Discussion Board it was always meant to be. I think that's the only fair thing to do with that which our donations built.

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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 07:36 AM
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5. I donated, just so I could stay on Election Night
They got their Pound of Flesh.
What really bothers me is the surveillance there. There is one that is an unallocated IP. No way to determine who it is or where it comes from. Lots of other suspicious connections as well. Do a netstat and see what I mean.


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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-12 10:09 PM
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2. It would not kill the damned admins to let DU2 remain.
It's virtually free to them, trust me.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 01:38 AM
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4. Whether it costs them or not, I am grateful to have been able to post on DU2.
I got familiar with such nice people I did not know at all before because I hung out only in LBN before.

It's been cosy here.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 01:36 AM
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3. So sorry you are sad. We'll look forward to your visits.
On the bright side, President Elect Romney's transition website was taken down yesterday.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 08:59 PM
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6. I appreciate DU admins for letting the old site remain up, I agree with the OP re. posters on DU3
Sorry I couldn't rec in time.

Are images likely to come back up top when volume subsides on the server?
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-10-12 06:26 AM
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7. Thanks for the support, Folks
I always feel better when I come here.

LG made a good point about not getting replies. It's very frustrating to post something you feel is important, but most people never see it because the trolls are so busy pushing OPs down the stack as fast as they can. Within a minute or so, your post is half-way down the page.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-10-12 09:18 AM
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8. You're welcome.
As far as posts moving downward, there's no happy medium, it seems. Either you're on a board where posts move too quickly to be seen, let alone fleshed out, or you can come back after two days and find one or two new posts.

I am not sure what can be done about that?
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-10-12 11:27 AM
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9. A few more worthy posters would be a nice compromise.
..just enough to make it worthwhile to check Daily.

Send out some invites via messaging and include the Blues Brothers clip... :rofl:
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