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Response to MADem (Reply #43)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 06:13 PM

45. "The culture of this place has been altered."

Well put - that's precisely it.

The TOS was altered in around 2009-10, and "only constructive criticism of Dems" was changed to allow "any and all criticism". It was downhill from there. DU was overrun with, uh, "disappointed Democrats" who posted the most vile things about Obama, the Party, and its members under the guise of being "disappointed".

Many of them are now accepted as long-term DUers - and many of them have never said one positive thing about any Democrat - ever.

I have seen Obama called names I wouldn't expect to see in Freeperville. And now those same people post the same vile things about HRC. (Funny how you don't see as many anti-Obama posts anymore - because Hillary, being the Party's front-runner, is now the favoured target.)

The RW trolls here are blatant in their non-stop attacks on Democrats. And yet they're still here stinking up the place. They sit on juries, they host groups, and they continue to post anti-Democratic bullshit day-in. day-out, without fear of repercussion.

Sadly, I think the point of no return was reached years ago. If the RW trolls and the anti-Dem shit-disturbers were sent packing now, there probably wouldn't be enough real Dems left to make the site viable.

I left DU for several years. I came back hoping things had changed, that the Admins would actually notice what was happening and DO something about it. But it looks like they've lost interest entirely, and no longer care what this place has become.

RIP, my old and beloved DU. Gone but not forgotten.

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