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Wed May 2, 2018, 12:50 PM

Why are there so many duplicate posts here?

This has been mentioned before, but just now there are several OPs about trump's lawyer, and there were several OPs just recently about Michelle Wolf, the Starbucks incident, and many others, basically all saying the same thing.

I think it's fascinating.

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Reply Why are there so many duplicate posts here? (Original post)
grumpyduck May 2018 OP
NCTraveler May 2018 #1
TreasonousBastard May 2018 #2
Throck May 2018 #3
Cirque du So-What May 2018 #4
dalton99a May 2018 #5
mythology May 2018 #13
GusBob May 2018 #6
DFW May 2018 #8
malaise May 2018 #35
DFW May 2018 #7
dalton99a May 2018 #10
CatWoman May 2018 #12
NCTraveler May 2018 #14
procon May 2018 #16
skylucy May 2018 #28
DFW May 2018 #38
cwydro May 2018 #32
Justice May 2018 #9
LexVegas May 2018 #11
Generic Brad May 2018 #15
bigtree May 2018 #17
procon May 2018 #18
Cattledog May 2018 #31
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2018 #19
Blue_Adept May 2018 #25
TexasProgresive May 2018 #20
grumpyduck May 2018 #21
TexasProgresive May 2018 #23
LAS14 May 2018 #22
TexasProgresive May 2018 #24
jberryhill May 2018 #26
TexasProgresive May 2018 #29
cwydro May 2018 #34
LAS14 May 2018 #36
cwydro May 2018 #37
Ohiogal May 2018 #27
LAS14 May 2018 #30
mokawanis May 2018 #33

Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 12:53 PM

1. I've seen this op many times.

 

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 12:54 PM

2. I think it's a waste of time and electrons, but it's been going on for years...

A lot of reasons for this, none of them good, but just live with it.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:09 PM

3. ADD and senility

What was your question?

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:13 PM

4. I dunno

Maybe I should start a thread and find out.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:18 PM

5. Because things move up and down and around

and around

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:28 PM

13. That hamster is moving way too quickly

 

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:20 PM

6. Everybody has everybodu else on ignore

you don't see their posts

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Response to GusBob (Reply #6)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:23 PM

8. I have never put anyone on ignore, ever

I'm pretty sure people have put me on ignore, but if they did, I ignored it

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Wed May 2, 2018, 05:14 PM

35. Same here

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:21 PM

7. We now have one poster who posts every time Bernie Sanders butters his toast

It's probably only a matter of time before we see posts titled, "Bernie Sanders will be in his Senate office in the Dirksen Building from 8:00 to 8:45 this morning. He will order coffee with milk and no sugar, and make a few profound, predictable pronouncements!!"

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:25 PM

10. We need to know the image on his toast

if one is found

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:27 PM

12. lol

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:30 PM

14. That post would actually be headlined.

 

Bernie Sanders takes on Big Sugar! Donkees

First reply would be: But he supports the barbaric cattle industry and low wage coffee bean pickers! <- Probably NCTraveler



Have some fun along the way, folks.

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:42 PM

16. I saw that. It's a sad case, like starstruck or the first unrequited love as a teen. 😍 nt

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2018, 04:15 PM

28. LOL. I hear ya! It's so predictable, I find myself just chuckling when I see

the posts. It's kind of amusing.

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Response to skylucy (Reply #28)

Thu May 3, 2018, 09:29 AM

38. Yeah, but it's only amusing up to a point

When a member ONLY posts about one subject, it's either a case of a one-track mind or a paid trouble-blogger. We all see the posts from dormant members who awake from their suspended animation the instant there is an OP with any criticism of GMO foods or Monsanto in general. I appreciate that some people think Sanders has something to contribute to the public discourse, but a few think that ONLY Sanders has something to contribute, and that statements or actions of others are of little consequence. Bernie said this, Bernie did that, Bernie U Akbar. It almost reminds me of the scene in the film "Inside Man," where the hostage takers inside the bank played a continuous tape of speeches of Enver Hoxha to confuse the eavesdropping cops.

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2018, 05:09 PM

32. Omg! You nailed it!

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:23 PM

9. It's because GD is a mess and there is no management of it.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:26 PM

11. How do magnets work?

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:33 PM

15. You can say that again

I am considering starting a thread on this very same topic.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:45 PM

17. I thought my mustache guy thread was a good take, so I posted it

...it's what I do. Makes me happy. Relax.

here:

Mustache guy out, impeachment lawyer in

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:48 PM

18. I counted 13 separate posts on the same news headline a couple of days ago,

and the same topic kept getting added by other posters for hours after the initial story broke.

I can see how someone might miss seeing that there was already an open topic, so maybe there be a "duplicate" button that would let the OP or a monitor delete the post

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Response to procon (Reply #18)

Wed May 2, 2018, 05:03 PM

31. Duplicate alert would be a good first start when you add a link.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 01:49 PM

19. Many don't bother to use the search function to see if something's already been posted.

If one does and sees that what they're about to post is already up then perhaps they should comment to kick it back to the top of the forum. But then that's just my opinion.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #19)

Wed May 2, 2018, 03:44 PM

25. Never mind the search function; most don't look at the first page to see if it's there.

We've got some started with an existing one from hours or a day ago right below it.

It's the twitterization of DU posting. "My take is THE hot take"

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 02:53 PM

20. So it has been and so it will be.

The one forum where it rarely occurs is LBN because multiple posts will be flushed.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #20)

Wed May 2, 2018, 03:23 PM

21. What's LBN?

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #21)

Wed May 2, 2018, 03:41 PM

23. Sorry laziness got to me Latest Breaking News. It has rigorous rules.

Latest Breaking News (Forum): About This Forum
Statement of Purpose

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=about&forum=1014

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 03:27 PM

22. Because posts disappear from the first page really rapidly and many of us don't go beyond 1st page.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #22)

Wed May 2, 2018, 03:42 PM

24. And so I see them all because I avoid the 1st page

and go to Latest Threads.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #24)

Wed May 2, 2018, 03:46 PM

26. Yeah, I pretty much stick with latest threads

 


IMHO, there are more people into posting stuff than reading and discussing stuff.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Wed May 2, 2018, 04:30 PM

29. Yeah that's my take.n/t

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #22)

Wed May 2, 2018, 05:12 PM

34. Actually, lately posts are not moving that fast.

I remember when the first page moved quite rapidly. Now an op might only have 40 or so posts, but it will still languish on the first page for over a day. Du seems to have slowed way down, and I have not been here that long.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #34)

Wed May 2, 2018, 06:01 PM

36. I just skimmed page 2 and almost all were begun today. nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #36)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:42 PM

37. Well, that's today.

This is something Iíve noticed over time recently.

Thereíve been a couple OPs about it.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 03:51 PM

27. I always search the page first to see if anyone has posted something already

that I want to post, but a few times someone beat me to it, or posted it within three minutes of my post.

And, other times, I have posted an article and got zero comments .... then the same article is posted by someone else an hour later and gets 25 comments!

Kinda makes me feel insignificant sometimes ............

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #27)

Wed May 2, 2018, 04:34 PM

30. Yeah, I'd love to see stats about posts by hour. I've posted similar posts...

... about every month to month and a half, and once it got over 50 responses, and the other times 10 or less.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 05:10 PM

33. I'm just glad I was able to block all Michelle Wolf threads

there were a gazillion of em!

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