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Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:08 PM

The General Discussion: Primaries forum is now open. Here's what you need to know.

If you were at DU during previous Democratic primaries, you'll recall that we filtered discussion of the primaries into a separate forum. We are going to do that again this time around. Here's what you need to know.

1. The Politics 2015 forum has been renamed General Discussion: Primaries and is now for exclusive discussion of the Democratic presidential primaries. Any new threads about the Democratic primaries MUST be posted in this forum. (Note: threads about the Republican presidential primaries are still permitted in General Discussion.)

2. Threads about the Democratic presidential primaries are now NOT PERMITTED in the General Discussion forum.

3. When you attempt to start a new thread in either GD or GD: Primaries, you will be prompted with an interrupt page to make sure you're posting in the right place.

4. If you post your thread in the wrong forum, be aware that Forum Hosts cannot move it to the correct forum. If the Hosts come to consensus that your thread is in the wrong place, it will be locked. It is up to you to make sure you are posting in the correct forum.

5. If you are sick of discussions about the Democratic presidential primaries, you can use the "trash forum" feature to hide those threads. To do this, go to the General Discussion: Primaries forum and click the "Trash this forum" button found near the top of the page. (Note: you can choose to undo this at any time.)

Thanks for reading,

The DU Administrators

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Reply The General Discussion: Primaries forum is now open. Here's what you need to know. (Original post)
EarlG Jun 2015 OP
Agschmid Jun 2015 #1
pinto Jun 2015 #2
LineReply k
riversedge Jun 2015 #3
Warpy Jun 2015 #4
Spazito Jun 2015 #5
lpbk2713 Jun 2015 #6
immoderate Jun 2015 #7
uppityperson Jun 2015 #8
ismnotwasm Jun 2015 #9
still_one Jun 2015 #10
Blue_Adept Jun 2015 #11
Renew Deal Jun 2015 #12
TexasTowelie Jun 2015 #27
winter is coming Jun 2015 #29
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2015 #13
BlueJazz Jun 2015 #14
MerryBlooms Jun 2015 #15
SunSeeker Jun 2015 #16
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2015 #17
TygrBright Jun 2015 #18
cyberswede Jun 2015 #19
William769 Jun 2015 #20
onehandle Jun 2015 #21
Recursion Jun 2015 #22
jwirr Jun 2015 #23
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #24
byronius Jun 2015 #25
azurnoir Jun 2015 #26
Surya Gayatri Jun 2015 #28
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2015 #30
DFW Jun 2015 #31
femmocrat Jun 2015 #32
dreamnightwind Jun 2015 #33
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2015 #37
dreamnightwind Jun 2015 #38
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2015 #39
dreamnightwind Jun 2015 #40
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2015 #41
MH1 Jun 2015 #34
onehandle Jun 2015 #43
47of74 Jun 2015 #35
Jim Lane Jun 2015 #36
EarlG Jun 2015 #44
Jim Lane Jun 2015 #45
MrScorpio Jun 2015 #42
notadmblnd Mar 2016 #46

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:09 PM

1. Woooohoooo!

Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:13 PM

2. Kick (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:15 PM

3. k

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:25 PM

4. Thank you!

Civility might now come back to GD!

No, I'm not betting the rent on it, either, but one can dream.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:25 PM

5. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:25 PM

6. Many thanks.




This should make things a lot more interesting.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:28 PM

7. Sound fair to me...

 



--imm

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:29 PM

8. k&r with thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:29 PM

9. Sweet!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:29 PM

10. Thanks. That is an excellent idea

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:30 PM

11. THANK YOU

Better late than never!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:31 PM

12. Good news. I think you should push the republican primary stuff into "Primaries" too.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:34 PM

27. I suggested a forum

called "Primaries: The Turds" instead.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 05:11 PM

29. +1. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:31 PM

13. Thank you a billion times!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:38 PM

14. 10-4

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:48 PM

15. Awesome.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:51 PM

16. Good idea. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:51 PM

17. K/R!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:55 PM

18. Thank you and big Jedi Smooches all around to you and Skinner and Elad! n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:56 PM

19. Shazam! Thanks so much! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:56 PM

20. Thank the Stars!!!!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:03 PM

21. Good. The 'Not Hillary' Party go bye-bye. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:08 PM

22. Oh thank God (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:11 PM

23. Thank you. Sounds like a good solution. I will allow us to talk about other issues in GD.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:16 PM

24. KnR

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:32 PM

25. Yah, that's awesome.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:34 PM

26. Thank you

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:46 PM

28. Ouuuf! Quel soulagement ! Il serait temps.

 

Relief! High time!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 05:15 PM

30. This will certainly unclutter the GD forum.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 05:54 PM

31. Actually, I was gonna suggest you call it the Antietam forum

But this will do in a pinch.

And may the yelling and screaming echo forever more--as long as I don't have to listen to it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 06:44 PM

32. Excellent!

Thank you so much!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 09:03 PM

33. Sounds good, is there a reason you can't move them

instead of locking them? Locking wastes discussion, incuding conversations that were already in progress.

Also of course there will be a lot of gray area around what is about Bernie or Clinton (for example) and what is about the primaries. Is most anything about a candidate, even if the actual topic is not specifically about the primaries, but say, about them, is that kind of thing also supposed to be in GD : Primaries?

I pretty much never start OP's so not relevant to me, but I'm thinking the better this is defined, the less violation of it you will see.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #33)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 01:02 AM

37. "Locking wastes discussion"

 

Then people should learn where to post their OPs- it isn't rocket surgery.

To the admins- thanks. The minority vocal supporter jackasses in all camps are grating on my nerves.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 01:08 AM

38. You don't think a move is better than a lock?

Has nothing to do with people being jackasses, which I'm sure most of us are guilty of some of the time. It has to do with something being on the wrong side of a loosely defined border between being about a candidate and about their primary candidacy.

No big deal to me, was just asking, my guess is it is difficult for the admins to move it, was curious though.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #38)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 01:26 AM

39. Hosts don't have the power to move

 

only lock

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #39)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 01:28 AM

40. OK that's what I was wondering, makes sense and I guess Earl said as much - n/t

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #40)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 01:34 AM

41. there is probably a technical reason

 

why this is so, but I don't know what it is. I do know that if, for instance, I posted a thread where it doesn't belong, I would be notified and could adjust accordingly. I hope my reply to you didn't come off as snarky, because that was not my intent.

On edit: the admins are hip deep in alligators dealing with malicious intruders (beyond MIRTs reach) and serial disrupters. As a 3 term moderator and 2 term MIRT, I cut them some slack. If you ever want a hint of the dark underbelly of DU, volunteer to MIRT. It is eye opening

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 10:26 PM

34. *** THANK YOU !! THANK YOU !! THANK YOU !! ***




(yes I'm just a bit tired of the primary infighting already. It's gonna be a LONG year.)

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Response to MH1 (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 08:56 AM

43. It's only going to be 9 months, tops.

Probably less. The primary will essentially be over on Super Tuesday in early March.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 11:52 PM

35. Mucho Grazie Signore e Signora!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 12:30 AM

36. Does this mean that all nonpresidential primaries stay in GD?

For example, it seems likely that we'll have a Democratic primary for the nomination to succeed Barbara Mikulski. Given that the new "General Discussion: Primaries" is "for exclusive discussion of the Democratic presidential primaries," I assume that posts about that race are inappropriate for GD: Primaries and should therefore go to GD. Is that correct?

Of course, such posts could always go to Maryland, but that race is an example of subjects that would interest many DUers outside the particular state.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #36)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 09:39 AM

44. Non-presidential primary discussions

are still permitted in GD.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #44)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 11:58 AM

45. Thanks for the clarification! (n/t)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 08:02 AM

42. YAAAAAY!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:21 PM

46. This is posted in announcements. IMO it should be pinned to GDP

as I assume like me- many don't scan the board for announcements every time they log in or participate in the administering of the forum. But thank you, this is what I asked for.

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