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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:46 AM

It strikes me as unusual that a post on Alerts on a Politics thread has more interest than

most any other post! Perhaps they should rename it the Alerts thread so we'd get more interest/posts on politics?

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Reply It strikes me as unusual that a post on Alerts on a Politics thread has more interest than (Original post)
Dumper Tuesday OP
Daves Not Here Man Tuesday #1
Banshee 3 Actual Tuesday #2
turquoise Tuesday #3
nolens volens Tuesday #4
Daves Not Here Man Tuesday #5
turquoise Tuesday #17
Will Morningstar Tuesday #18
Qukid Tuesday #6
nolens volens Tuesday #7
Killdozer Tuesday #11
Qukid Tuesday #14
Killdozer Tuesday #16
Steelydamned Tuesday #8
Carlos W Bush Tuesday #9
Steelydamned Tuesday #10
Boadicea Tuesday #12
Carlos W Bush Tuesday #15
Will Morningstar Tuesday #28
Will Morningstar Tuesday #19
Carlos W Bush Tuesday #20
Will Morningstar Tuesday #21
Carlos W Bush Tuesday #22
Qukid Tuesday #24
Will Morningstar Tuesday #26
Squeek Tuesday #23
Will Morningstar Tuesday #27
Boadicea Tuesday #13
Squeek Tuesday #25
John Wick Tuesday #29

Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:49 AM

1. This surprises you?

hi! welcome to DI, new member.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:06 AM

2. Drama is why

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:09 AM

3. Alerts, even on politics threads, is meta, not politics

And the obsession with alerts here is a laughable. And tedious.

Most often, the post is not even removed. And if someone finally does get booted, he or she is back in seconds with a sock they set up earlier.

Seriously, if this is a priority in the lives of DI posters, it's time to re-order priorities. Or get some.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:22 AM

4. Apparently

it's the current state of discussion at Discussionist...probably because no one actually discusses jack shit here anymore.

Since the re-opening after the hack it seems that mostly what happens here is each side fires a salvo and their choir repeats the talking points and nobody engages in anything interesting.

Just a lot insult after insult posts...

What's funny to me about all of that is that neither the left or the right actually seem to understand why Trump won.

So both sides believe that continuing their status quo nonsense will alter their future success at the ballot box.

There are no discussions around that, only those on the left continuing to claim those who voted Trump are bigoted morons and those on the right claiming that they hold the secret to success with a continuation of Trump.

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Response to nolens volens (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:26 AM

5. lol, so true.

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Response to nolens volens (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:55 PM

17. I think both sides understand perfectly why Trump won.

They maintain the status quo because it works for them.

When it stops working for them--which stoppage plutocrats will do everything to prevent--they will change.

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Response to nolens volens (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:07 PM

18. I love discussion. No holds barred, Nolens.

I drew the line and made a federal case when one poster who refused to say a word to me chased me around with the same offensive image.

ONCE, fine too. Make your point, guy.

EIGHT times like the goddam plague? Not so much.

Anyone with an ounce of brains knows that's just harassment TOS Violation, period full stop.

I made my point. Y'all made yours. He's free to harass me without end. Like my own poisonous personal 57 Heinz guy.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:29 AM

6. I guess we'll see how a post about a post on alerts will do.

It's a new take on Kon's posts about posts.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:33 AM

7. It's actualy

somewhat humorous, perhaps we should keep replying to give this thread some legs as well....

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Response to Qukid (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:15 AM

11. Why bring up Kon?

He jumped the shark ages ago.

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Response to Killdozer (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:23 AM

14. As long as it was a consenting shark...

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Response to Qukid (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:59 AM

16. Meh.

You've done better.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:35 AM

8. Reasons...

I started it because prior to actually posting, I was a long time lurker who watched these alert wars unfold and found the whole thing strange. Nor did I ever expect the thread to garner as many responses as it did. But seeing as how everyone seemed to feel as I do about it, why not just refrain from alerting?

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:38 AM

9. Why would anyone lurk this site?

There's nothing but douchebags here.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:10 AM

10. Heh....

...honestly, this place is pretty quick to post the latest news, updates to ongoing stories, etc. Also, there is enough of a mix of ideologies here that you get different perspectives and opinions. Most news site comments sections are nothing but flame wars and DU is a bubble of groupthink; for the most part.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:15 AM

12. hey!! I resemble that remark.....

We're a motley bunch, that's for sure.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:25 AM

15. I think Yogi Berra once had a quote that want something like

"I would never be part of a club that would have me as a member".

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:15 PM

28. Groucho Marx.

I'm a Groucho-Marxist and a John-Lennonist.
A Groucho-Marxist-Lennonist.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:20 PM

19. A bunch of my friends are "lurking" because they were going to join:

Some Ontario Conservatives who work as Special Assistants and another Conservative member of the Police Commission who's running for Town Council again. We planned to debate Canadian issues before the Provincial election.

Also two Canadian friends working on green cards in Atlanta.

All backed out when they saw what they saw.

You don't want new members, fine whatever.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:29 PM

20. New members are fine, just not too big on Canadians.

What with all your Labatt's Blue, Don Cherry, Ann Murray, and whatnot.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:37 PM

21. I know you're not big on newbies who join en masse and try to push you around.

I asked only Conservatives, because you are mostly Conservatives, out of respect for the site.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:39 PM

22. Between you and me, conservatives are assholes.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:50 PM

24. Not really

but, many of the ones here are.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:58 PM

26. I remember the day when we thought it takes all kinds.

DI is a positive influence precisely because all kinds find their way here.

Again I seem to find myself in agreement with Qukid. Funny that. Just as I felt you Americans in general had a jaundiced view of Liberals because frankly I began to doubt you'd ever seen one...

...I thought you might enjoy meeting what we call Conservatives.

Particularly, what we in Ontario call Progressive Conservatives.

Progressive Conservatives: Forward Backwards to the Future!

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:49 PM

23. I like Canadians just fine...

My family came here to the US from Canada in the mid to late 1800s.

I can forgive them for Anne Murray and even Celine Dion, but I have to admit I do hold one thing against them.



Rush

Worst band ever (IMO)

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Response to Squeek (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:04 PM

27. Justin Bieber is our revenge.

Leonard Cohen must have enjoyed winning a Grammy from the grave. Many of his fans are there. We used to say you got a free razor blade with every album.

P.S.: My great-grandfather from the Western Reserve, Ohio Territory, bought land across the lake early 1800's. Fought in Revolutionary War.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:16 AM

13. That's because it's junior high on here.

But I like it here.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:07 PM

25. Thinking back...

I have to laugh a bit.

In junior high, I was too much of a nerd type to get involved in the same kind of drama the cool girls did.

Now, here at DI, I get to relive my junior high school days the right way.

DRAMA!!! YES!!!

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:18 PM

29. The gang with the sandy quoobs has done it for years.

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