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Wed Jun 11, 2014, 11:15 AM

Hello from a Newbie

Hi Everyone:

I'm new to Democratic Underground. I came here to chat and hang out with like-minded people.

Looks like a terrific site. Thank you for having me!

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Reply Hello from a Newbie (Original post)
The Road Runner Jun 2014 OP
hrmjustin Jun 2014 #1
Leme Jun 2014 #2
PumpkinAle Jun 2014 #3
The Road Runner Jun 2014 #4
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2014 #5
C2672 Aug 2014 #6
Agschmid Aug 2014 #7
Name removed Aug 2014 #8
LiberalElite Aug 2014 #9
daredtowork Aug 2014 #10
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2014 #11
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2014 #12
daredtowork Aug 2014 #13
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2014 #14
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2014 #15
daredtowork Aug 2014 #16
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2014 #17
daredtowork Aug 2014 #20
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2014 #21
daredtowork Aug 2014 #22
daredtowork Aug 2014 #23
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2014 #18
daredtowork Aug 2014 #24
Agschmid Aug 2014 #19
daredtowork Aug 2014 #25
Agschmid Aug 2014 #26
daredtowork Aug 2014 #28
daredtowork Aug 2014 #29
daredtowork Aug 2014 #27
lendellsimmons Aug 2014 #30
icymist Aug 2014 #31

Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 11:24 AM

1. Welcome to Du and enjoy the site.

 

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 11:27 AM

2. different categories have different restrictions

 

Enjoy !

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 11:33 AM

3. Welcome

Enjoy!

I am always learning something from the other members

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:37 PM

4. Thanks Everyone!

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Response to The Road Runner (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:20 PM

5. Welcome to DU, Road Runner!

It's great to have you with us!

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 02:08 AM

6. Welcome

So, by the way, how many replies did you need to make to be start being able to make threads? How about to start private messaging? Thanks!

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Response to C2672 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 08:48 AM

7. 10 posts to create an OP.

What will your first one be about?

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 08:30 PM

9. Yo! Newbie! -

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:23 PM

10. Please Help Me Post This As a Thread

Hi, there - I came to Democratic Underground because I needed help getting 50 signatures on a MoveOn.org petition pertaining to welfare issues. While the specific issues pertain to Oakland, CA, I think the situation would be an eye-opener to anyone who has ever made snap judgments about "people on welfare" based on what politicians say about them. Here is my petition.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/work-while-on-welfare?source=c.em&r_by=11132229

However, when I tried to post a thread, I get an error message that I have to reply to people first. I'm not sure how many replies, and to be honest, I was hoping the issue on this petition would be of enough of interest that people here would want to sign it. But how to get it in front of people if I can't make a thread? Can someone please make a thread for me?

I'm not looking for a million signatures or big publicity - just enough to get this thing in front of my ostensible political representatives. They have all totally blown me off in private email since, being on G.A., I'm not going to be donating to their campaigns in the near future and thus they don't give a fig if I die in the street.

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:28 PM

11. Welcome to DU. Once you reply to 10 posts, you can create a post. There is plenty

here to comment on - so go for it.
This is the DU member formerly known as NRaleighLiberal.

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:28 PM

12. If you participate on the board, 10 posts will allow you to start a thread

Meanwhile, welcome to DU and I'm signing your petition.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:32 PM

13. reply

so I just have to make 10 B.S. replies here, and no one will ban me for it?

Aw forget it. There is also artificial "time" between posts. T_T

I can see why DU does this to cultivate "real participants" here, but this is a sad way to block out people who need emergency help.

Anyway. Going now.

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:35 PM

14. BS replies? How about engaging your brain, doing some reading and making some considered replies?

So you are not joining to engage in useful dialog - just to use the site for your own purposes? Wow.
This is the DU member formerly known as NRaleighLiberal.

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:39 PM

15. Don't go, you're among friends here and I'm sure you'll get more signatures for your petition

I signed it, so I'm sure that others will, too. I actually belonged to MoveOn long before I ever found DemocraticUnderground. I'm also sure you'll find other topics of interest here, and other discussions on the same one. Stick around!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:44 PM

16. thank you

That's kind of you. I'm grateful, really.

It's more of a matter of not feeling like I can stay up that late because of the enforced time delay between posts. I'm on some medications that make me quite sleepy. I just didn't expect this run-around. I get enough of this out of my "real world" life as you can see. >.<

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:48 PM

17. Then get some rest and come back tomorrow.

The time delay is relatively new, and I didn't have to deal with it when I first joined in 2003, LOL. You'll be surprised how quickly posts can add up. I never thought I'd get past 100. And I understand about the meds, have been on those, myself. Get some sleep and come back. I don't think you'll be sorry. DUers are the most supportive folks on the internets...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:57 PM

20. sounds like a plan

Okay, I'll just bookmark this page and come back later. It's just a shame asking for help on this has to become a multi-day endeavor.

It's not that I don't appreciate the efforts of Democratic Underground - after all, this is where I thought to come. It's just that my life is filled - perhaps drained is a better word - by so much bureaucratic stuff already. I can't join more discussion groups. I did come here just to ask for help on this one thing, and I thought my petition would be of interest here. Sorry if that comes across as "using", but I think of it more as exactly what it is: asking for help on this one particular thing, of common interest to many Democrats.

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 11:04 PM

21. I'm so glad to hear that! See you tomorrow...

I have no doubt that you've come to the right place and will get more support with your petition. I don't know how long the post delay thing lasts, but I don't think it's very long. Nobody can fault you for being frustrated, especially since you're tired and pressed for time, but there are numerous advantages to sticking around here, mostly the timeliness of the breaking news here. I've been here since January of 2003 and I still learn something new here everyday. Sleep well and see you soon...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 10:49 AM

22. here's another reply

I think this is number 5, but I have appointments all through the day, and won't be able to get back to this until this evening.

Still wish this where was a place I could just bring my petition. Maybe I'm too old to be seen like Bat Kid.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 05:34 PM

23. Whew

Back from yet another incredibly bureaucratic day. 4 appointments in a row.

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:52 PM

18. It's not a run around - it's to limit the influx of hit and run trolls. A brief posting history

tells quite a lot, actually.
This is the DU member formerly known as NRaleighLiberal.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 05:46 PM

24. I can understand that.

I can imagine the troll armies deployed to inundate DU with fake "comments" on every news cycle. I can see how precautions should be taken, though I'm not sure these measures will actually inhibit those trolls. :/

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:56 PM

19. Once you get past 10 I think the delay ends.

Stick with it!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 05:52 PM

25. Sticking with it

Any suggestions about what topic I should post my petition under once I'm able to post a thread?

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Response to daredtowork (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 05:56 PM

26. I'd post it in General Discussion. It gets the most traffic, good luck!

When you post it let me know I can help keep it kicked (up at the top).

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 06:05 PM

28. Thank you

This is the 10th reply, so I think I'll be able to post a thread next, and I'll follow your suggestion!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 06:49 PM

29. Here it is

Thank you again for offering to boost it: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025420117

I have to leave tending it in a bit - ironically I have to go to a workshop on work rules for SSI. >.< But I don't think it will go on for more than hour, and it's being held at the Department of Rehabilitation, which is close to where I live.

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 06:01 PM

27. Thinking thoughtful thoughts

About which topic category would be the best for my petition. Any suggestions?

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/work-while-on-welfare?source=c.em&r_by=11132229

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Response to The Road Runner (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:43 PM

30. Hello

Hello,

I am myself new here. Welcome aboard

Cheers

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Response to lendellsimmons (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:44 PM

31. Well. Hello there lendellsimmons.

Welcome to the DU!

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