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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:22 PM

DU not allowing new members to sign up til after election day

see that on the login page. probably a good idea to keep the club of people who are already here and somewhat known. did this happen in 2016 too?

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Reply DU not allowing new members to sign up til after election day (Original post)
msongs Oct 29 OP
TwilightZone Oct 29 #1
SCantiGOP Oct 29 #2
Hoyt Oct 29 #3
elleng Oct 29 #4
cwydro Oct 29 #5
NRaleighLiberal Oct 29 #6
uriel1972 Oct 29 #7
cwydro Oct 29 #8
Hyper_Eye Oct 30 #53
HDSam Oct 29 #25
Digger Oct 30 #36
siouxsiecreamcheese Oct 30 #46
Auggy74 Oct 30 #48
lunatica Oct 30 #52
flibbitygiblets Oct 30 #54
JI7 Oct 29 #33
yonder Oct 29 #9
marylandblue Oct 29 #10
Elwood P Dowd Oct 29 #11
DLCWIdem Oct 29 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 29 #14
DLCWIdem Oct 29 #15
Maraya1969 Oct 29 #16
GP6971 Oct 29 #18
Elwood P Dowd Oct 29 #19
GP6971 Oct 29 #20
murielm99 Oct 30 #47
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 29 #21
Elwood P Dowd Oct 29 #22
stopwastingmymoney Oct 29 #32
woodsprite Oct 29 #23
Ron Obvious Oct 29 #24
radical noodle Oct 30 #38
Cha Oct 30 #43
Maraya1969 Oct 29 #13
smirkymonkey Oct 29 #17
PopsMouth Oct 29 #26
Upthevibe Oct 29 #27
PatrickforO Oct 29 #28
JoeOtterbein Oct 29 #29
calimary Oct 29 #30
MontanaMama Oct 29 #31
Fiendish Thingy Oct 30 #34
mahina Oct 30 #35
Dr. Jack Oct 30 #37
Totally Tunsie Oct 30 #39
arthritisR_US Oct 30 #40
Dem2theMax Oct 30 #41
vercetti2021 Oct 30 #42
flying-skeleton Oct 30 #44
Aussie105 Oct 30 #45
proud patriot Oct 30 #49
jb5150 Oct 30 #50
Staph Oct 30 #51
raccoon Oct 30 #55

Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:25 PM

1. It's to keep trolls from spamming the board.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:25 PM

2. Don't know

but I think itís a good idea

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:26 PM

3. At this point, probably a good idea.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:27 PM

4. OK, to keep trolls away;

don't recall it in the past.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:30 PM

5. Think this is a great idea.

Not sure when this began however.

There some questionable accounts Iíve noticed.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:32 PM

6. there are sleeper accounts -

every now and then one who joined, say, 8 years ago wakes up and makes a post.

MIRT is watching!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:36 PM

7. Cue JAWS theme...

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:39 PM

8. Yeah, noticed that too.

I can barely remember a password for a month, so Iím in awe of that lol.

Fingers crossed we stay online that night.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:15 AM

53. The site going down on election day 2016 made it so much worse!

I'm sure that the work has been put in to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:44 PM

25. Just wanted to say for the record

That while I rarely post anything, Iím not a sleeper.

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Response to HDSam (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:06 AM

36. That's me as well.

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Response to HDSam (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:57 AM

46. Same

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Response to HDSam (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:02 AM

48. Can confirm.

Longtime lurker, recent joiner, and please feel free to engage in discussion with me.

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Response to Auggy74 (Reply #48)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:11 AM

52. Don't worry. Trolls are easy to spot.

Iíve never figured out what great victory they think theyíll get here. As soon as theyíre spotted they get booted off the site. Itís just a stupid waste of time, but then trolls arenít known for brilliance.

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Response to Auggy74 (Reply #48)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:20 AM

54. Glad you decided to join before the shut-down, welcome!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:53 PM

33. YEs, I think it's the same people making like 10 or more accounts

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:39 PM

9. Good to see this, anything to avoid a repeat of 2016.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:40 PM

10. I signed up on Election Day 2016, and the site crashed about 1 hour later.

I promise I did not do it.
I am guessing the admins know a new account did the hack.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:44 PM

11. When DU finally came back on in 2016,

I believe it was limited to star members at first. Anyone remember that?

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:51 PM

12. I had just joined in mid 2016 and have just recently come back

I didn't want to have anything to do with politics after 2016. I was in shock. And scared because od DU going down like that. I haven' t even watched MSNBC since 2016.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:52 PM

14. Yup, I remember that. A scary time.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:52 PM

15. I had just joined in mid 2016 and have just recently come back

I didn't want to have anything to do with politics after 2016. I was in shock. And scared because od DU going down like that. I haven' t even watched MSNBC since 2016.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:52 PM

16. I just remember feeling lost when DU was down. It was horrible

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:57 PM

18. Here's my recap of the hack.

All times Pacific.

11/8: DU Down at approx. 1:35 PM
11-9 - 11/14: DU Down
11/15 - 11/16: DU up at approx. 2:00 PM for Star Members. No new signups
11/17 - 11/21: DU up for Star Members. No new signups
11/22 - 11/29: DU Open to all members. No new signups.

I didn't capture the date that new signups were accepted.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:02 PM

19. I was on DU when it happened.

That was one horrible day I will never forget. Didn't get much sleep and felt like sheet the next few days.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:06 PM

20. I was also on DU at the time and

I was on MIRT...trying time to say the least.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:58 AM

47. I was on, too.

Did some horrid music play when it went offline? I seem to remember horrid music.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:06 PM

21. I seem to recall that there have been other times,

maybe in 2008 and 2012 also, that on Election Day you needed to be a star member to get on.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:11 PM

22. I think you're right. (nt)

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:52 PM

32. I think until 2016 election day


That limit to star members was just because of high traffic

But maybe there was something going on I didnít know about?

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:15 PM

23. Yes, it was limited.

And it took considerable time to get it back up and running. Without DU, it was miserable trying to keep track, fact check, etc., and I just plain missed you all.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:19 PM

24. I remember it took me a while to realise it was back up

Because I kept refreshing the error redirect page, rather than the front page..

Duh...

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:10 AM

38. Yes, that sounds right

It seemed like it took forever to get it back, but they did a great job getting us going again.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:47 AM

43. Yes, I do.. I also remember last year

when somebody got on and SPAMMED the Primary Forum.. i think!

Dozens of Bullshite POsts before it got Gone.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:51 PM

13. It's a great idea. Especially considering that we were hacked after the 2016

election. I had thought it was for a week but someone said it was for a lot longer.

It was definitely Trump supporters.

Fuck them. Stay away!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:53 PM

17. Good idea.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:45 PM

26. Just like McTurtle honoring his own word, no SCOTUS selection before an election ...oh wait

 

Heís a soulless hypocrite who will be whining from the Minority position on Jan 3, 2021

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:46 PM

27. I think it's a very good idea....n/t

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:46 PM

28. I'd say any concerns about people coming in and crashing the site are

quite justified, given the current political climate.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:47 PM

29. Smart...

...DU Move!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:50 PM

30. Fair enough!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:52 PM

31. I'm relieved to hear this news.

Better to keep us safe through what will undoubtedly be a really stressful day. I lurked for the better half of 2016 and officially joined as a star member on 10/31/16. I wanted to be a star member because I was afraid of being locked out on Election Day... I had heard it might be a possibility if site traffic got heavy...turns out, I was on the site when it got hacked and the star didnít matter. I was new to DU but was already dependent on the site for information and party support...after the hack I was absolutely despondent. Iím so happy to be here with all of you heading into whatever might happen.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

34. Too late- the DI refugees are already here

But I trust the MIRT team will make short work of them if they get out of line.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:05 AM

35. Good!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:09 AM

37. I signed up right on time!

9 years ago. Slipped in right under the wire

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:12 AM

39. Yes, I like this idea.

It's a shame, however, that such measures should have to be necessary.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:31 AM

40. I think it's a bloody brilliant idea!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:38 AM

41. Very good idea.

I know in the past, when we have had high traffic, only star members could log-in. Don't know if that will happen this time around. But I have my star! ⭐

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:40 AM

42. Fine by me

4chan can stay in their cesspool side of the net

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:51 AM

44. After the disaster in 2016.....

I say do whatever it takes to get through this election. I hope the Admins are on the ball and quick to chuck out and remove any and all disrupters Pronto.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:55 AM

45. I approve of this move.

Keep the riff-raff, the trolls and the bots out.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:03 AM

49. Wise Wise Experienced move

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:05 AM

50. A very wise decision ....

Biden/Harris 2020

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:09 AM

51. I would suggest

that the ability to register as a new member be stopped not just until after Election Day, but until after the election is decided.


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Response to msongs (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:28 AM

55. A good move! Nt

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