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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:20 PM

Do we have an alternate site we can gather if DU is hacked?

There is no way I can make it through the election without DU. COVID has me under self-quarantine since March. That's bad enough. If I can't get info from the rest of you, I don't know what I'll do.

Can the Big Bosses let us know we're safe? We appreciate you!

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Reply Do we have an alternate site we can gather if DU is hacked? (Original post)
Frustratedlady Oct 29 OP
pdxflyboy Oct 29 #1
elleng Oct 29 #2
Frustratedlady Oct 29 #4
elleng Oct 29 #9
vercetti2021 Oct 29 #13
elleng Oct 29 #16
vercetti2021 Oct 29 #17
Crunchy Frog Oct 29 #24
elleng Oct 29 #25
Crunchy Frog Oct 29 #27
elleng Oct 29 #29
Crunchy Frog Oct 29 #31
elleng Oct 29 #32
dweller Oct 29 #3
Frustratedlady Oct 29 #6
Drahthaardogs Oct 29 #5
dweller Oct 29 #7
Frustratedlady Oct 29 #8
hlthe2b Oct 30 #33
question everything Oct 29 #10
JustFiveMoreMinutes Oct 29 #11
Hekate Oct 29 #12
Hestia Oct 29 #14
JustFiveMoreMinutes Oct 29 #19
Crunchy Frog Oct 29 #28
hlthe2b Oct 30 #34
Hekate Oct 29 #15
SharonClark Oct 29 #18
StarlightGold Oct 29 #21
Frustratedlady Oct 29 #22
elleng Oct 29 #26
Crunchy Frog Oct 29 #30
bamagal62 Oct 29 #20
Raine1967 Oct 29 #23

Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:22 PM

1. In 2016 I used The Daily Kos

But thatís just me.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:24 PM

2. Some of us meet @ FB, briefly.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:27 PM

4. Is it a closed group?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:30 PM

9. No, I don't think so.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:46 PM

13. What if we do a messenger group?

That is secure

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:01 PM

16. OK w me;

I rarely use messenger.

Meet you!

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:02 PM

17. Yeah

I use it all the time. Making a group would be a good idea. Its secure and can kick out any trolls

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:57 PM

24. Facebook sucked. It was full of gloating Trumpers.

Not a good alternate site IMO.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:59 PM

25. I rarely see 'gloating trumpers' there,

but of course it can't compare with DU.

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Response to elleng (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:01 PM

27. Maybe not right now, but in the wake of last election?

Horrible.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:04 PM

29. Not in my view.

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Response to elleng (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:09 PM

31. Not a problem. We just reacted differently.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:11 PM

32. More likely, we were in touch with different people;

the 2-3 repugs I was 'friends' with have faded from my view.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:24 PM

3. DU has

FB and twitter accounts ...

✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:28 PM

6. Thanks. I didn't know that.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:27 PM

5. Back in the day, there was a DU Panic Room

Not sure if it still exists

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:30 PM

7. Wasn't that at yahoo?

I was there at times...

✌🏻

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:30 PM

8. Yes, I remember that.

FB or Twitter would be more public as to your ID.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 07:28 AM

33. It closed when the DU member who sponsored it departed (I believe they may have died)

Yahoo closed it when there was no response to their inquiries when they updated their system.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:35 PM

10. In 2016 DU Facebook was available one anyone could post there

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Response to question everything (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:40 PM

11. What? DU was down for like 3 days....

... what world were you living in that I didn't get to enjoy.

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Response to JustFiveMoreMinutes (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:44 PM

12. DU was down for at least 2 weeks, maybe 2 months, not 3 days. The FB page was available, though.

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Response to JustFiveMoreMinutes (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:48 PM

14. DU was down for months starting on Election Day 2016 - a lot of us were jonesing

for our DU you fix. I know I checked everyday until January 2017 (?) something like that.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:17 PM

19. I read too fast FACEBOOK! My bad. I just missed the site so much... all a blur!

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Response to Hestia (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:03 PM

28. It was two weeks. It just felt like months.

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Response to JustFiveMoreMinutes (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 07:29 AM

34. 3 DAYS?! What world were you living in... It was many weeks.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:53 PM

15. If you want a comment from the Big Bosses aka the Admins, go to Ask the Admins (link)....

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=ata

As for how we survived last time ó and it was about 2 weeks, iirc ó DU has a Facebook page. Thank the gods.

There are several drawbacks to to posting on FB, however. One is you have to use your real name, not your DU screen name. The other is we were trolled every minute, & the trolls could use your name.

Nonetheless, I used it for news about DU, and to hold on to my community.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:06 PM

18. What info are you expecting to get from DU

that you canít get from any regular news source?

Iím poll watching until 9 and then Iíll be home to watch ďthe big boardsĒ.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:41 PM

21. I think it's not only

the info we need. Itís that we are also emotionally here for each other. Something we canít get on a regular news site. Please, God, I want us to share in the evening for a glorious reason and NOT because weíre all talking each other out of slitting our wrists.

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Response to StarlightGold (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:54 PM

22. Yes, DU allows us to cry on each other's shoulders (I'm too chicken to slit my wrists)...

and it is a comfort to know you aren't alone. Also, that you have a chance to see that others agree with your off-the-wall ideas and concerns.

DU is therapy! I just hope we don't need it.

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Response to StarlightGold (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:59 PM

26. Community!

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:08 PM

30. It was the emotional support that was missing.

Many of us were severely traumatized, and DU is the place that many of us turn to when we're in crisis.

For many of us, the loss of our online home compounded the trauma. I'm sure it wasn't so bad for people who just use it for news.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:22 PM

20. Go to the DU Facebook group.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:57 PM

23. Ask this question here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1013

I am not being snarky, I think it's a valid question.

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