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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 02:18 AM

What's the longest you've been away from the DU?

There seems to be a good number of regular posters here.

What's the longest period you've gone without visiting this forum? Days? Weeks? Months? Years?

What precipitated the hiatus? Vacation? A feud with another forum member that left you fed up and ready for a break? Just got busy with other things?

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Reply What's the longest you've been away from the DU? (Original post)
True Dough Oct 2016 OP
Iggo Oct 2016 #1
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #2
malthaussen Oct 2016 #3
CTyankee Oct 2016 #4
femmocrat Oct 2016 #5
DinahMoeHum Oct 2016 #6
Awsi Dooger Oct 2016 #7
bikebloke Oct 2016 #8
BelleCarolinaPeridot Oct 2016 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2016 #10
Neema Oct 2016 #11
Phentex Oct 2016 #16
Neema Oct 2016 #21
Retired George Oct 2016 #12
Coventina Oct 2016 #13
rug Oct 2016 #14
True Dough Oct 2016 #19
rug Oct 2016 #20
Phentex Oct 2016 #15
hunter Oct 2016 #17
Generic Brad Oct 2016 #18
mackerel Oct 2016 #22
LeftInTX Oct 2016 #23
Blue_Tires Oct 2016 #24
progressoid Oct 2016 #25
liberal N proud Oct 2016 #26

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 02:50 AM

1. A couple weeks when KitchenWitch got suspended during this one time when a thing was happening.

I didn't come back until she did.

Another week or so when MiddleFingerMom got banned. I argued so hard and not very nicely for his reinstatement that it was suggested that I take a break. So I did.

And another time for a week or two to reassess what I was doing here.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 03:21 AM

2. Almost a year (or more) while I was away from home working.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 09:48 AM

3. About three weeks, while recovering from my stroke.

I don't have a laptop like the rich people, so my Internet umbilical was severed while I was in the hospital.

-- Mal

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 10:16 AM

4. Probably on my trips to Europe, so two weeks tops...

Even if I had computer access, which I don't, I'd be far too busy running around every day and coming back to my hotel room exhausted (and perhaps a little tipsy from all the great wine I had over a long, leisurely dinner).

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 10:28 AM

5. Several weeks in 2013.

Medical leave!

Might have been about a month?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 10:59 AM

6. Several weeks in 2010. Medical issues. . .

. . .hospitalized for diverticulitis. . .had the first surgery to have a temporary (thank G*d) colostomy. . .plus rehab. . .then the second surgery weeks later to take it out (and get my real a$$-hole back). The whole thing left me minus a couple of inches of my colon.

Thankfully, I've had no further issues since.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 02:06 PM

7. Years and years

 

This wasn't a friendly place in spring 2008, when Hillary supporters were ruthlessly attacked including related ignore lists passed out via private message. It was the type of hatred, fear and exclusion that is apropos of the other party. Many great DUers departed and never returned. I don't blame them.

In recent days I've read Hillary tributes here from some of the same names who ridiculed her in 2008. Quite amusing. Many of us handicapped Hillary correctly 8 years ago, yet were savaged for it.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 02:13 PM

8. A couple years.

Wanted a break.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 12:27 AM

9. Hmmm about 10 years...

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 12:57 AM

10. I was absent for about 3 weeks when I was on vacation, without any laptop, in 2005.

That was the last time I did that!

Now I take my laptop everywhere and load my photos daily, and talk to my friends!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 01:46 AM

11. I several years ago after years of constant posting.

I recently came back under a different name. I left for personal reasons, and for those reasons can no longer use that user name. Which sucks.

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Response to Neema (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 05:20 PM

16. I have a feeling this is going to be a common thing...

but remember, it's a big tent.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 09:53 PM

21. Thanks. It's all good.

The personal reasons were outside of DU. But that person knows my user name and searches for it from time to time so I abandoned it.

It's just a bummer because I see so many users still around and now they don't know me anymore. I'll PM a few of them and say hello though.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 02:26 PM

12. Away?

 

What's that?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 02:32 PM

13. I left for a couple of years at one point.

It was partly my problem, and partly that a lot of posters I was butting heads with were not really liberals.

Most of them are gone now, thank goodness.

You can only work the system for so long, it seems....

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 02:37 PM

14. Forty days.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 06:34 PM

19. And 40 nights?

They go hand in hand, right?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 06:42 PM

20. Correct.

 

I gave up DU for Lent a couple of times.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 05:19 PM

15. About a month. Nobody noticed...

took a trip to Europe and then came back and had to get kids ready for college. Life goes on.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 06:01 PM

17. Locked up in the psych ward and other various adventures and misadventures.

My life is never boring.

Furthest away from home I've ever posted to DU is a few thousand miles, shortly after I began to find discarded repairable laptops.

Linux rocks. A laptop that chokes on the latest version of Windows works perfectly well with Linux and some Motel Six level free internet.


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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 06:06 PM

18. No idea

I have gone long periods without posting. I was considering leaving during the primary season due to the large number of posters who have since found a more appropriate home for themselves on JPR.

I try to check in on DU every day, but internet availability during some vacations and business travel has forced me to disconnect - years ago. I'll say 2 weeks max.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 11:12 PM

22. I think a couple of months when I get really busy but

I always come back

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 11:54 PM

23. I am only around sporadically

1. Try to avoid too much time online

2. I joined in Oct 2012, but after the election there was suddenly all this anti-Obama stuff. Posters were saying he was worse than Bush. I'm like, "What happened"? I tried putting some of them on ignore, but it wasn't worth it.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 01:11 PM

24. 90 days, due to suspension...

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 04:16 PM

25. A couple months a couple years ago.

Often go for a week or so when out on the road working.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 04:17 PM

26. 2 weeks while I was in China

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