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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:40 AM

A plea to Democratic Underground posters

The passions, convictions and intelligence of almost all of the posters on this fantastic website are dynamic and representative of the breadth of our common political perspectives. While we may not agree on every detail, we're certainly on the same side in opposition to Trump and the bastardized Republican party that supports him.

My suggestion is that all of us that have the wherewithal to help support this website make a contribution to its maintenance.

Please, if you can, become a Star Member. Even if it's just a few bucks, this site provides a haven for all of us.

To be clear, I have nothing to do with the administration or operation of DU; I simply feel that this site provides all of us with a forum to express our First Amendment rights and share our common ideals. It's a daily go-to site for me and for all of you. Let's support it in these turbulent times!

ETA: At the suggestion of DUer BigmanPigman, hereís how you can become a Star Member: click on the tab above titled My Account then click on Star Membership and follow the directions.

Support this lifeline if you can. Thanks for being a part of our Progressive community.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:52 AM

1. Yeah, yeah Skinner. I've known about this sock for years

Joking PJMcK. Great post and DU is worth it, not only now, but every day of every year.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:56 AM

2. I didn't know what a star meant or how to get one.

Maybe you could add to your OP and let others know how and why it is a cool thing to do. I was told that is gets rid of ads and only cost $3 I think. Is that still valid? If I knew about it earlier I would have done so a lot sooner. Once I knew this info I became a "star member" within minutes.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:58 AM

3. You're a pal, Bigman! (n/t)

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:59 AM

4. You can actually pay whatever amount you want. It's your choice completely.

I usually try to time mine with the annual Hearts campaign, so I can accomplish two things at once: get a bunch of hearts for my friends, AND support the site.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:50 AM

8. That's what I do.

Makes sense to me.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:24 AM

11. I did that this time around. n/t

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:03 AM

5. the world has changed, thank you, I found this site when I was digusted with W

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:06 AM

6. HEAR, HEAR! We've been wearing DU's electrons out lately.

DU need some new electrons from Walmart.........

I think some folks pick up or renew their Star Membership by buying Valentines each year......

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:33 AM

7. Thanks for the reminder!

I just set up a reoccurring yearly subscription.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:02 AM

9. Hear, hear!! ❤ nt

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:21 AM

10. I renewed mind during the Valentine festivities!

I wish we could buy stars for other posters. We used to be able to do that. And I brought it up back in February. Was sort of hoping the admins would see it and figure out a way to let us do it again. Maybe now?

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 03:01 AM

12. The small amount I pay each year is probably used up already. It's crucial to keep this place going.

Now that you mention it, this really is the best deal around. Thanks for the plug for Democratic Underground, PJMcK!

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 05:47 AM

13. k/r

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 05:53 AM

14. I've been here snce '04 and usually contribute

Unfortunately, at this point I can't afford to due to spending thousands of dollars in medical N95's and equipment for my kids.

I will as soon as I financially am able to.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:05 AM

16. Is there still a way to give a star?

I asked a few months ago and never got a reply. It would be cool if we could give stars to people who don't have them, like we used to, but I can't find it anymore.

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Response to AirmensMom (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:22 AM

19. Alas, there isn't anyway to do that anymore, my dear AirmensMom.

I seem to remember that some of people getting them turned out to be trolls, and so the Admins decided to not allow that anymore.

Nice to see you!

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:07 AM

17. I contribute every year. Not much, but what I can...

if/when we get that gov't check, DU will definitely get a share.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:11 AM

18. I've been having money troubles

but, because of your post, Iíll donate next month when I get paid. Excellent reminder of what this site means to me!

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