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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:57 PM

I will not vote to hide any posts

We are losing too many members and no new members are being allowed in. It's only a matter of time before the board will not have enough members to keep the interest up.

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Reply I will not vote to hide any posts (Original post)
jimiray Thursday OP
freedumb2003 Thursday #1
Banshee 3 Actual Thursday #4
freedumb2003 Thursday #5
Lira Thursday #7
Banshee 3 Actual Thursday #9
Lira Thursday #15
JaimeBondoJr Thursday #2
quad489 Thursday #11
jimiray Thursday #13
JaimeBondoJr Thursday #16
quad489 Thursday #22
JaimeBondoJr Thursday #23
Squeek Saturday #37
quad489 Saturday #39
Squeek Saturday #40
Squeek Saturday #41
quad489 Saturday #42
Squeek Saturday #44
quad489 Saturday #45
Qukid Saturday #47
Banshee 3 Actual Thursday #3
Lira Thursday #8
Crazy D Thursday #17
Lira Thursday #21
Crazy D Thursday #27
Ruby Thursday #26
Banshee 3 Actual Thursday #29
Ruby Thursday #30
Lira Thursday #6
His Daughter Thursday #10
Lira Thursday #19
His Daughter Thursday #24
Lira Thursday #25
Boadicea Thursday #12
Lira Thursday #20
Ruby Thursday #28
Lira Friday #33
Ruby Friday #34
Lira Saturday #35
Ruby Saturday #36
Lira Saturday #46
Currentsitguy Saturday #43
Ruby Saturday #48
Currentsitguy Saturday #49
Ruby Sunday #50
jimiray Thursday #14
Lira Thursday #18
joefriday6 Sunday #51
Lira Sunday #52
joefriday6 Sunday #53
Lira Tuesday #54
joefriday6 Tuesday #55
akaConcernedCanuk Thursday #32
Ruby Thursday #31
Squeek Saturday #38
Bubba 1 hr ago #56

Response to jimiray (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:59 PM

1. I have never voted to hide nor put anyone on ignore

I do virtually ignore some real odious people though.

Both are childish -- something 8 YOs do.

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Response to freedumb2003 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:15 PM

4. You've never been accused of raping a infant and Mother like I have been by a poster

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:19 PM

5. I agree that is beyond the pale

I should have said that there are SOME reasons why.

I stand modified.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:30 PM

7. Please tell me

you are engaging in hyperbole.

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Response to Lira (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:43 PM

9. Not at all it was in 2015 in a thread about a mother giving birth to a child of rape

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:28 PM

15. That is terrible.

Sometimes crazy needs to be stopped at the door.

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Response to jimiray (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:13 PM

2. Opt out of serving on juries like I did.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:08 PM

11. Better option...

...vote against hiding the post being alerted on.
Which is what I have done probably 95% of the time.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:20 PM

13. My option also...

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Response to quad489 (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:28 PM

16. Fair enough.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:39 PM

22. It sure would be nice if BS alerts had a negative impact on the alerter.........

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Response to quad489 (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:43 PM

23. Oh yes it would!

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Response to quad489 (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:11 AM

37. They do...

If a person does too many bullshit alerts, at some point, he's still able to "alert" but his alerts don't go anywhere.

IOW, he thinks he's alerting but no actual alert goes out for a jury.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:27 PM

39. Prove it! Link up your proof! No proof equals Squeek being just another forum liar..................

"37. They do...If a person does too many bullshit alerts, at some point, he's still able to "alert" but his alerts don't go anywhere. IOW, he thinks he's alerting but no actual alert goes out for a jury."

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Response to quad489 (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:56 PM

40. Unfortunately

I can't find the place where I saw that stated.

All I know is that I SAW it. Which means that your attack on me as a "liar" is somewhat extreme unless you're worried that you are guilty of bogus alerts, meaning that you would think you're alerting but nobody is actually SEEING them.

Why on earth would my statement trigger that sort of response from you?? Asking for a link is appropriate. Calling me a "liar" is not. Adjust your attitude, junior.

If I happen to come across anything which points out what happens to people who send out too many bogus alerts, I'll be sure to post it for your benefit.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:32 PM

41. Oh, and here it is....

https://www.discussionist.com/1016246800#post30







I know I saw it somewhere.

And you, dearie, need to be mindful of whom you call a "liar"

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Response to Squeek (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

42. Seriously....your ''source'' was a claim made by another poster here???

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Response to quad489 (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:13 PM

44. Hey

all I said was that I had seen it somewhere. You demanded a link and I gave it.


From what I could tell, what with the Confederate flag and all, he appears to be someone from YOUR side of the fence. Obviously, he got it from somewhere else. You too afraid to ask him where his information came from? Too scared to call HIM a liar?

Go ahead. This should be good.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #44)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:44 PM

45. So now YOU'RE trying to push off YOUR responsibility of proving YOUR claims to me.............LOL!!!

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Response to quad489 (Reply #45)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:56 PM

47. I remember seeing it, too

One of the admins was answering a question about the bad faith question on jury duty.

Why else would they bother with that question?

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Response to jimiray (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:14 PM

3. New members dont come because DU Tards found out that Both sides get a say here

They are used to having one borg think and were shocked that shit don't fly here.

Equally some Right Wing nutters thought and think they can ban anyone else who doesn't worship trump as a god emperor

This board needs to have some oversight and a return of features disabled when DU had its meltdown to be more user friendly

Alerts should have the ability to add a comment about the Specific violation allegation as before
Jury decisions should be public again, If you serve you should know how it went

Suspensions should be as in the TOS

but Skinner abandoned this site and only keeps it open to draw trolls away from DU who would otherwise take up time there removing.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:33 PM

8. I wonder why

we were abandoned...seems it could have been a money making opportunity.

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Response to Lira (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:29 PM

17. I think both the Dump and here have been abandoned by Skinner

The only reason that the Dump gets new members is that it's set up to accept them still since there is a active mod team there.

This site never had a active mod team

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:35 PM

21. If an active mod team

is necessary to accept new members and we never had such a team, how did any of us join?

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Response to Lira (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:11 PM

27. At the time the board was "open" to new members

And while we didn't have a full time mod staff the site owner still kept a 1/2 assed interest in the site.

They did the lockdown in October because we were getting too many repeat sock puppets from banned members

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:11 PM

26. Its not that new members dont come...

It’s that even if the *do* come they’re not accepted.

https://www.discussionist.com/?com=view_post&forum=1015&pid=1885734

Notice how nobody recently FFR’d has come back? That’s why.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:15 PM

29. The FFR perma ban has been in place since DI/DU came back up

The link is interesting didnt realize they were blocked

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #29)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:17 PM

30. Yeah. The perma-ban sucks.

The old jury system and the 90 day time-out was WAY better.

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Response to jimiray (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:30 PM

6. No new member are allowed in?

When did this begin?

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Response to Lira (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:03 PM

10. I did not realize that either

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:31 PM

19. Strange

to start up a site then just abandon it.

It seems, from some of the posts I've read, you are enjoying married life and I'm happy for you.

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Response to Lira (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:43 PM

24. I has been an adjustment

Everything from managing finances to do doing the laundry and dishes. We tossed major career changes in the mix, but getting all the turmoil done at once seems to have been a good choice for us.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:01 PM

25. Adjustment

describes it perfectly. I think it is best to 'start the way you mean to go on', thus doing it all at once was definitely the smart choice. Of course, there are always "tweaks" that need to be made as you go along.

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Response to Lira (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:12 PM

12. I learned that yesterday

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:33 PM

20. I think that is sad.

Skinner and his partners create easy to use sites. I'm sorry they have been abandoned.

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Response to Lira (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:13 PM

28. Agreed.

I said as much in another thread. DI like DU is exceptionally well written code. Much better than any other discussion boards I’ve visited.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:21 PM

33. I was a star member on DU

until the last time to renew rolled around, I just don't go there often enough to make it worthwhile paying for a star. I would have been happy to pay for membership here, the issue never came up.

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Response to Lira (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:37 PM

34. I was a star member for 12 years. Then I got booted.

Squabbling with sheshe and nurse jackie didn’t end well for me. But like you I’d have been happy to buy a membership here. They’ve missed a good opportunity, IMHO.

If they’re just gonna let the site die anyway, Elad should sell the code. I’d pay out of pocket to have this same board under a different name, separate from DU.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:50 AM

35. I learned early on

not to squabble with any of them on DU. A bunch of self-righteous loons, all of them. I hung out in the Lounge when it was a fun place to be. It's very dull over there these days even LOL Catz isn't as regularly entertaining as it used to be.

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Response to Lira (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:07 AM

36. Omg. Id forgotten all about lolcats.

They were pretty damn good back in the day. Somehow I’m not surprised that even the lounge is a bore now. Most of the funniest posters either died or got tossed.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 06:16 PM

46. Or left

for a variety of reasons.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:49 PM

43. I own a full blown web server with static IPs to spare

I'd take it if I could

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #43)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:39 PM

48. Id have already done it if I were you.

I’m not gonna lie.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #48)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:04 PM

49. Only reason

I cannot legallly seize the domain or the code. Other than that I have the hardware and the bandwidth to host the site easily. My name is not a lie. I am actually an IT guy.

I know people create fake personas online; I didn't.

I have a spare Core i7 PC that can easily assume a spare ip and become a web server.

Probably crazy but I have stacks of computers here.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:55 AM

50. Well, yeah. Theres that.

Laws and such. It’s just not worth it. I used to know php but sadly haven’t kept up on it. It would probably take me a day to set up an Apache server. I’m that rusty.

I miss it though. I loved writing code. Maybe trying my hand at a discussion board is the challenge I need in my life right now.


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Response to Lira (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:22 PM

14. On the front page there's a welcome to new members...

It's been the same names since October

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Response to jimiray (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:29 PM

18. I'll have to keep my eye on that.

Thanks.

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Response to Lira (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:38 AM

51. If you have noticed, there is not as much in-depth political talk here anymore. It's more stuff like

"why people in the US can't make biscuits anymore". Plus, I think many folks are tired of talking politics and are not joining boards. I used to go to a few boards; now I go to two...sometimes.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #51)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 06:04 PM

52. Hey there!

I know what you mean, I have days I just don't want to listen to any more political bs. I do think that Ocasio-Cortex could prove entertaining, in the same way Mad Max Waters is entertaining.

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Response to Lira (Reply #52)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 08:39 PM

53. Maybe. She is funny in her abject stupidity.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #53)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 07:37 PM

54. Exactly.

I have found that the best way to get through life is to keep a healthy sense of the ridiculous.

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Response to Lira (Reply #54)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 07:42 PM

55. Well, we certainly have that everywhere we look. It is like we are living in a comedy series and we

stream it every day.

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Response to jimiray (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:33 PM

32. Just an FYI

That list is not welcoming new members,

It's welcoming the new member's FIRST POST . . . . .

some of whom were here months b4 they did so . . . .

We've had well over 100 new membership registrations since the last one listed on the "welcome" thingie - but all their profiles indicate they haven't agreed to the ToS . . .

Weird, but true . . .

CC

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Response to jimiray (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:20 PM

31. Same.

Though I’m afraid one day we’ll come here and the plug will have been pulled.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:18 AM

38. There's always the DI Facebook page...

if things got that desperate, I mean.

I have a regular facebook profile, but I would start a new one with less personal information just for DI Facebook.



https://www.facebook.com/groups/246657402191735/

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Response to jimiray (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:57 AM

56. While I Understand Your Reasoning,

I cannot agree. Some posts need to be hidden.

Don't vote to hide often. I vote "Hide" maybe one time in fifteen. If the post is graphically vulgar or a direct attack on a fellow Discussionist poster, I vote Hide.

If we need to allow those type of posts to stand so Discussionist will not fade away, then it's not worth keeping the site alive. I'd rather see Discussionist wither on the vine than tolerate extreme vulgarity and personal attacks.

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