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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:09 PM

New here with questions

Is there a place I can go that shows what abbreviations and numbers mean...such as nt, +1, +1000? I figured out K&R means kick and recommend or actually I saw where someone wrote it out.

Also, I saw where someone mentioned donating to this site but canít find where to do that.

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Reply New here with questions (Original post)
Sunny Daze Aug 2018 OP
unblock Aug 2018 #1
Sunny Daze Aug 2018 #2
Solly Mack Aug 2018 #3
Sunny Daze Aug 2018 #5
Make7 Aug 2018 #7
Sunny Daze Aug 2018 #8
Phentex Aug 2018 #9
DoBotherMe Aug 2018 #4
Sunny Daze Aug 2018 #6
marble falls Aug 2018 #10
Sunny Daze Aug 2018 #11
Sunny Daze Aug 2018 #12

Response to Sunny Daze (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:16 PM

1. link for donating:

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


+1 is just a mark of approval for the post it's replying to. there's no formal feature on du to approve of a reply, only an original post. so we just say "+1".

sometimes if we're being cute or really like a replay, we'll say "+1000" or "+100000000000" or something like that.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:19 PM

2. Great, thanks for your help and the link!

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Response to Sunny Daze (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:20 PM

3. Hi

+ followed by a number is agreement with the comment above (the one being replied to by a poster)

The bigger the number the stronger the agreement being expressed.


nt - no text follows (nt in the subject followed by no comments in the comments space)

Under "My Account" you will find a heading labeled "Star Membership" - from there you can make a donation to gain a star, which allows you some perks - no ads, can make polls.

There used to be a thread explaining most of our shorthand but I long ago lost the link. Sorry.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:34 PM

5. Hi

Thanks so much for your help! Im slowly learning and you guys cleared up all my questions. Much appreciated!

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Response to Sunny Daze (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:32 PM

7. Links to old DU Glossaries:

From DU2:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=358x190

(Same thread from the Wayback Machine in case DU2 threads stop loading:
https://web.archive.org/web/20121102205043/http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=358x190 )

[NOTE: We're currently on DU3 - the third major version of the underlying forum software.]


An unofficial version by DUer AmyStrange:
http://dug.amystrange.org/

May or may not be more up to date...
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A lot of the info in those glossaries is probably outdated, but it is still a useful place to check and see if there are definitions for some of the terminology you see around here.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:51 PM

8. Wow!

Thanks so much!!!

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Response to Make7 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 05:01 PM

9. I appreciate you, Make7!

I'm not new but I like that you keep up with this info. It's helpful for all of us.

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Response to Sunny Daze (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:27 PM

4. Welcome to DU

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Response to DoBotherMe (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:34 PM

6. Thank you!

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Response to Sunny Daze (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:16 AM

10. You're way too modest. You get around here better than most old timers. Sure you haven't ...

been here before? I bet you know exactly where to donate.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:23 AM

11. Lol, I just found out yesterday

and went straight there to donate. Had no idea where to go until I asked. Love that everyone is so helpful here.

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Response to Sunny Daze (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:24 AM

12. Oh

And other than lurking Iíve never been here before.

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