Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

I miss you, Old DU

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
the other one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-13 02:19 PM
Original message
I miss you, Old DU
The new DU sucks.

Refresh | +4 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-13 11:21 PM
Response to Original message
1. Old DU misses you, too!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-13 02:17 AM
Response to Original message
2. We too
:hugs:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-13 03:03 AM
Response to Original message
3. Glad you could drop by.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-13 04:37 AM
Response to Original message
4. we miss you! :) next time, bring a friend.











Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-13 05:11 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. Ooooo. Love your graphic. You are so good at graphics!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-13 05:07 PM
Response to Original message
6. Yes Indeed
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-13 06:43 AM
Response to Original message
7. Were you really that attached to the old DU though? Don't recall seeing you here before.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
the other one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-13 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Well I wasn't super active
But more than just a lurker anyway.

I spent years on DU mostly making throwaway comments here and there, I made the greatest page a couple of times...

But I wasn't called a troll, and my throwaway comments didn't end up before a jury.

Twice I have woken up to find that an innocent comment I had made the previous night on the new DU had been hidden by jury and my posting privelages suspended. When I checked the threads to find how I had offended, I found responses to my now-hidden comment that made me offended. But I couldn't defend myself or complain because of the nature of the system.

I finally quit.

Well I didn't quit. There are a lot of good people there still who do keep me informed like no other website. But I no longer log on and I no longer post because I am tired of being called a troll or worse.

The only reason I came back here is because I stumbled across on old link in an old browser in an old computer.

I'm glad I found it.

Its good to know there is life here.

I will try and post something interesting every once in awhile.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-13 11:55 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. No hidden posts here, though I sometimes wish I could hide some of my own!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-13 01:41 AM
Response to Reply #8
10. I've heard many over the years say they're lurkers mostly
Edited on Sun Feb-17-13 01:45 AM by Divine Discontent
there's lots of people that just read the stories. yeah, a group of bullies can make posting an aggravating situation there. I really enjoyed my tenure as a mod here back about 2 years ago, and it opened my eyes to plenty that I didn't pay attention to normally, as I was just a DUer who posted OPs normally, and stayed out of drama, but when I became a mod, and was immediately challenged as being unfit to be a mod by the bullies - well, needless to say, that cracks me up!

I'm super fair, and was as a mod, even with the true-believer crowd (I sided with their alerts many times, and ignored that the alert was from someone who was rather offensive imho! LOL) You get selected to be a mod by displaying open-mindedness even in disagreement with others who don't have the same views as you - and let's just say, I prefer it here at old DU. LOL The admins were nothing but kind to me, and I to them, and I hope they leave old DU up for us for as long as any of us wish to use it. I earned it! I spent hundreds of hours modding and in return I got to sit in the comfortable mod hot-tub as long as I wished! LOL... (Some of the mods I worked with were so very very sweet and cool).

Welcome back home! :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-13 11:00 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. Challenged your fitness to mod? Seems to me you would be an ideal mod.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-13 04:24 PM
Response to Reply #11
12. well, when you're a true believer, an even-keeled, well-adjusted person is a threat to the
cult. I couldn't believe the petty things that were alerted upon. Seriously, you'd roll your eyes at the quantity of alerts on simple opinions or questioning about what or why the O Administration was doing what it was doing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-13 06:53 PM
Response to Reply #12
13. I can believe the alert problems.
In fact, since the jury system at DU3, I am very much aware of the quantity---and quality---of alerts. That is probably the only positive side of the jury, we all get to see how offended people get over nothing.

I just stopped by to say :hi:

(I lie, I was just here looking for an old PM. Why did I lie?????)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-13 08:56 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. I have no idea why you lied, but it was very honest of you to admit it.
You could just have re-worded your post and no one would ever have known.

You deserve an honesty award for that lie!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-13 12:40 AM
Response to Reply #13
16. well! hello there!
:hi:

yes, that is true, it allows everyone to see the alerts people make.

and the saying hello, well, you typed what is essentially a standard comment to end the post, so that's why you probably did it. that, or you have dual personalities and your world's meshed! okay, that's a bit much... ha!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-13 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. I can imagine.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Dec 18th 2014, 11:36 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC