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Tue May 13, 2014, 08:54 PM

Before I came here, I used to principally post at......

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Reply Before I came here, I used to principally post at...... (Original post)
Elliot Rosewater May 2014 OP
Lefty May 2014 #1
TotallyNotNuclearDem May 2014 #3
TotallyNotNuclearDem May 2014 #2
Eris Carpathia May 2014 #4
Darkness Falls May 2014 #5
RiverKwai May 2014 #30
Lost247365 May 2014 #6
Heyu May 2014 #7
Navy Guy May 2014 #8
Dem David May 2014 #9
BenghaziOracle May 2014 #10
femDem May 2014 #29
Strange Luck May 2014 #11
Phaedrus May 2014 #12
Brawndo May 2014 #21
hunter May 2014 #13
Brawndo May 2014 #23
iffley May 2014 #14
Brawndo May 2014 #22
TheRalphWiggum May 2014 #15
Cave Dweller May 2014 #16
TheRalphWiggum May 2014 #17
Lorena Baguette May 2014 #26
TotallyNotNuclearDem May 2014 #19
TheRalphWiggum May 2014 #25
RiverKwai May 2014 #32
RiverKwai May 2014 #31
give me more pie May 2014 #18
sadie May 2014 #20
ShotMonkey May 2014 #24
CthulhuRising May 2014 #27
MercATC May 2014 #28
RiverKwai May 2014 #33
Elliot Rosewater Aug 2015 #40
Squeek Aug 2015 #41
ima o ikiru May 2014 #34
southernwriter May 2014 #35
turquoise May 2014 #36
Elliot Rosewater Aug 2015 #39
TexMex Aug 2015 #37
Elliot Rosewater Aug 2015 #38

Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:56 PM

1. Thanks Agent Mike.

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Response to Lefty (Reply #1)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:56 PM

3. *snort*

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:56 PM

2. DU since 2010.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:57 PM

4. been posting at DU on and off since 2007. nt

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:57 PM

5. The only other place I really post at is MacRumors.com nt

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Response to Darkness Falls (Reply #5)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:31 AM

30. Love that website, but annoyed by literally the same iPhone 6 post spammed every other day.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:58 PM

6. DU and various FB groups (nt)

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:01 PM

7. DU.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:16 PM

8. D.U., didn't post often though

While I enjoy reading the discussions I'm sometimes hesitant to wade into the mire and state my views.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:17 PM

9. I could only vote once...

but I post at both DU and Straightdope.com. Straightdope has an active "Great Debate" forum with some very intelligent posters. It tends to lean left of center, but we have a few pet conservatives we keep around so that we can point and laugh.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:18 PM

10. I posted a little bit at CC

 

but they are moderate wussies there.

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Response to BenghaziOracle (Reply #10)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:19 AM

29. I am shocked to hear this coming from you,

BengaziOrc. Shocked, I tell you.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:20 PM

11. Reddit and DU (nt)

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:27 PM

12. Stormfront, PETA, sites like that.

Kidding. Democraticunderground.com.

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Response to Phaedrus (Reply #12)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:28 PM

21. lol

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:37 PM

13. Tech sites.

Maybe not so much as Dr. Who, but I'm a very dangerous fellow when I don't know what I'm doing.

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Response to hunter (Reply #13)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:28 PM

23. Spiceworks FTW

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:38 PM

14. Restroom walls.

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Response to iffley (Reply #14)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:28 PM

22. lol

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:40 PM

15. Several sites, primarily Conservative Underground & Conservative Cave

Along with sports sites, and of course at DU on occasion.

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Response to TheRalphWiggum (Reply #15)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:45 PM

16. Ditto

I am waiting in breathless anticipation to see if any of use will still be around posting here in 24 business hours.

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Response to Cave Dweller (Reply #16)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:49 PM

17. 24 business hours tend to last a while

While this site is a kinda noble experiment, I don't know how long it will last. I'm already seeing a lot of the same talking points & silly garbage from other sites.

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Response to TheRalphWiggum (Reply #17)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:39 PM

26. People are still going to express their ideas

They aren't going to start talking like Fox News just because the site doesn't ban conservative speech.

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Response to Cave Dweller (Reply #16)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:19 PM

19. As long as we keep it civil, nothing to worry about.

There isn't a "Democrats only" requirement here. Frankly, as long as we can all be civil, I'm actually looking forward to meeting some cavers.

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Response to TotallyNotNuclearDem (Reply #19)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:31 PM

25. I can be civil if you all can

I read the rules.

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Response to TotallyNotNuclearDem (Reply #19)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:33 AM

32. Me too.

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Response to TheRalphWiggum (Reply #15)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:33 AM

31. You guys should try to bring others onto the site, obviously it's very unbalanced at this point.

It would be cool to see this experiment out, we aren't going to agree but I think this could be fun for everyone.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:09 PM

18. DU has a HUGE lead

Not an active poster in any of 'em . . . talking politics to allies is preaching to the chorus, arguing with the opposition is futile but I read most of them on your list every now and then except DK - that shade of orange blinds me.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:20 PM

20. Mostly Facebook.

I have lurked at both DU and CC for a very long time though for the comedy and popcorn factor.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:18 PM

24. I was a big HuffyPo person til they went to shit

Since then I split my time between DU and Kos.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:02 AM

27. DU since 2003

I lurk more than i post, and even then it was usually Lounge stuff.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:12 AM

28. DU, until I was banned for being a "homophobe".

I posited that I found "pray the gay away" programs personally abhorrent, but that outlawing them infringed on religious rights.

I was banned with no explanation and even emails to Skinner were met with absolutely no response.

Ironically, I was a long-time member (6+ years and over 28,000 posts) and I'm a vocal advocate for gay rights, including marriage.

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Response to MercATC (Reply #28)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:34 AM

33. Well it seems likely you won't have that issue here.

Glad your giving it a go.

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Response to MercATC (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 10:01 AM

40. I was surprised when DU made support of same sex marriage a condition of membership

I thought at the time, and continue to think, that pro or con, there are many, many more important and pressing issues. Plus, if you are one of the dwindling number of DUers that self-identifies as religious, you are probably being asked to violate your faith to support that viewpoint.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Reply #40)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 01:09 PM

41. Not really

Plus, if you are one of the dwindling number of DUers that self-identifies as religious, you are probably being asked to violate your faith to support that viewpoint.


Nobody has to violate anything at all. Just don't mention your belief.

It's not like there's some sort of entrance exam. Or a mandatory poll or whatever.


If you don't give people the rocks to throw at you, they can't.




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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:38 AM

34. I used to love DU, but then the political cliques took over and have really damanged the place

I want to discuss, respectfully, yet passionately, with real people, not political hacks and wannabes who only toe the party line, and will except zero dissent.

I imagined that is what it must have been like in Stalinist Russia with a commissar attached to every group larger than 6 people

This is America, and I know most Americans cringe at such censorship.

I am glad this place will be moderated to keep things civil and respectful, but I truly hope that we will not be invaded by the thought police.

Thank you DU for providing this forum for Americans to freely speak their minds

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:51 AM

35. Various sites.

DU (not often, afraid of getting banned), CU, Notpolitical, Democracy forums, and facebook. I've tried to take posting breaks. It's a lot easier than it used to be.

Oh, and I've occasionally gone on a Days of Our Lives forum when I was frustrated at how stupidly they wrote the show. Too bad there isn't a True Blood rant forum after the last year of writing. lol.

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 03:30 AM

36. What's up with this threads and others like it?

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Response to turquoise (Reply #36)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 09:55 AM

39. When I posted this, the site was pretty new, and I was just wondering what the mix of posters was

It seems to be ex-DUers and Cave Dwellers, mostly. Nobody self-identifies from Free Republic, and I haven't seen anyone who has answered "Kos" or "Democrats for Progress."

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Response to Elliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:38 AM

37. Woodworking, cooking and gun forums

 

I typically avoid political posts except here.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 02:16 AM

38. All good topics

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