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I'm moving. (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Mar 2016 OP
Margaritaville? n/t PoliticAverse Mar 2016 #1
I still want to wait until the primaries are done nxylas Mar 2016 #2
Already joined Old Codger Mar 2016 #9
There isn't a way to delete an account. winter is coming Mar 2016 #12
They'll keep all your blogs because it can draw hits so delete them all before you leave. Ivan Kaputski Mar 2016 #21
How do you to that though without it taking forever? nt. polly7 Mar 2016 #30
I already joined and donated at the new homestead, but am hanging on here until the convention peacebird Mar 2016 #28
Where ya going? In_The_Wind Mar 2016 #3
I'm guessing JPR. Ed Suspicious Mar 2016 #4
JPR LiberalArkie Mar 2016 #5
As usual I'm clueless. What is JPR? nt Laffy Kat Mar 2016 #31
Jackpine Radicals... mak3cats Mar 2016 #33
Oh, thanks. I'll check it out. nt Laffy Kat Mar 2016 #40
Probably. Downwinder Mar 2016 #6
just hang in the Bernie group! : ) wendylaroux Mar 2016 #7
I agree. I think war has been declared. nm rhett o rick Mar 2016 #8
Oh it definitely has, holy shit!! : ) wendylaroux Mar 2016 #11
The alert swarms troll here. Ivan Kaputski Mar 2016 #22
And taking your star with you Babel_17 Mar 2016 #10
Fair point. I've already decided to postpone renewing until after the primaries winter is coming Mar 2016 #14
Maybe they can get money from Goldman-Sachs. nm rhett o rick Mar 2016 #16
snort dorkzilla Mar 2016 #23
LOL! Politicalboi Mar 2016 #27
They probably already do. nt Live and Learn Mar 2016 #38
hah! n/t Jester Messiah Mar 2016 #51
I moved to Iowa to make my vote count. roody Mar 2016 #13
I can't say I blame you. The minority here wield enormous power. Attempting to turn rhett o rick Mar 2016 #15
It will be one big turd way circle jerk me b zola Mar 2016 #17
In the general population they are Old Codger Mar 2016 #24
IMO, too many Hillarians were on 90-day timeout, Kip Humphrey Mar 2016 #26
True beltanefauve Mar 2016 #47
Too many of the most aggressive Hillary fanatics were on timeout. BillZBubb Mar 2016 #52
I'll be there soon enough me b zola Mar 2016 #18
We will miss you. surrealAmerican Mar 2016 #19
Previously Old Codger Mar 2016 #55
Despite our feeling we all need to stay here to not just get Bernie's message snagglepuss Mar 2016 #20
Some people post in both places. If there is an interesting article here or on any progressive Autumn Mar 2016 #25
They might want to change that last rule in the future in light of what the site has become. nt Live and Learn Mar 2016 #36
I've seen a site populated exclusively by supporters of another candidate, klook Mar 2016 #42
Certainly not. I didn't mean like that. But Bernie supporters aren't like that anyway. nt Live and Learn Mar 2016 #44
Ok, glad to hear that! klook Mar 2016 #45
the problem is that they do not care about Bernie's message dana_b Mar 2016 #39
Yeah but the "operatives" which I think many of them are are not the only ones who snagglepuss Mar 2016 #49
Sounds good - TBF Mar 2016 #29
Nooooo! MelissaB Mar 2016 #32
Me too, although pretty much had anyhow. We have WORK to do to get Bernie elected and there are so sabrina 1 Mar 2016 #34
Please keep posting here. DU gets lots of traffic, many of them lurkers. DU reaches more people snagglepuss Mar 2016 #50
That is my thought. Just ignore them 100%. pangaia Mar 2016 #54
Thank you snagglepuss. But Social Media reaches a whole lot more people than any forum, this or JPR. sabrina 1 Mar 2016 #58
I'm already there but will be spending more time there (and none or very little here) shortly. Live and Learn Mar 2016 #35
this weekend dana_b Mar 2016 #37
I'd spend more time beltanefauve Mar 2016 #41
I agree. PowerToThePeople Mar 2016 #43
Well put beltanefauve Mar 2016 #48
There and here. Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #46
We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, BillZBubb Mar 2016 #53
i was about to start the same thread and saw this one restorefreedom Mar 2016 #56
Yes, we have work to do and it can't be done in a place where Dems are not welcome. sabrina 1 Mar 2016 #57
yes, here's to positivity! restorefreedom Mar 2016 #60
I've begun packing my bags as well. I'm trying to figure things out there first. jillan Mar 2016 #59

nxylas

(6,440 posts)
2. I still want to wait until the primaries are done
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:03 PM
Mar 2016

There's still hope that Bernie might be the nominee, and I want to stick around to see what happens here if that is the case.

 

Old Codger

(4,205 posts)
9. Already joined
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:14 PM
Mar 2016

But like you I want to stick around until a final nominee is chosen, then most likely will terminate here, so far though haven't seen any way to just delete an account...

peacebird

(14,195 posts)
28. I already joined and donated at the new homestead, but am hanging on here until the convention
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:04 PM
Mar 2016

Not donating any more here tho....

wendylaroux

(2,925 posts)
11. Oh it definitely has, holy shit!! : )
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:22 PM
Mar 2016

I just hope that things go very well for Bernie.I plan on

sitting mostly silent, watching heads explode, [hey it's better than reality tv]

Babel_17

(5,400 posts)
10. And taking your star with you
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:18 PM
Mar 2016

It's pretty obvious that many Sanders supporters are/were donators, and DU is going to miss that cash. There will be ad revenue, and maybe some extra from political ads for the GE, but only if Sanders is the nominee will the money from subscriptions not go down. (Imo)

Maybe they can have a successful membership drive after the primaries if Secretary Clinton is the nominee.

winter is coming

(11,785 posts)
14. Fair point. I've already decided to postpone renewing until after the primaries
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:27 PM
Mar 2016

are over. I don't see myself sticking around if Hillary is the nominee.

 

rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)
15. I can't say I blame you. The minority here wield enormous power. Attempting to turn
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:29 PM
Mar 2016

DU into the Hillary Group.

 

Old Codger

(4,205 posts)
24. In the general population they are
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:23 PM
Mar 2016

The minority but in admin they seem to be all in for her, pretty obvious in the selection of what posts will show on home page and how the supposed "amnesty" was handled. The hill crowd is prowling now to alert on anything that they want and they have it figured out how to get on the most juries by refreshing often, once they get you down with a hide or 2 they have more of an advantage since that causes you to get less opportunities to be on any juries...

Pretty disgusting really a lot of them along with most of us were Obama fans last time around and we all worked together to get the best candidate out there. Now they have decided to say fuck it.After this amount of time watching Obama and comparing him to her I see why, they are a lot closer in principals than first thought possible he just has a lot better sense as to how to go about it without it being so apparent.. Both corporatists.. all in for big business

Kip Humphrey

(4,753 posts)
26. IMO, too many Hillarians were on 90-day timeout,
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:50 PM
Mar 2016

so he had to issue the "pardon" to restock the Hillary bench.

beltanefauve

(1,784 posts)
47. True
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 06:25 PM
Mar 2016

I check my ignore list from time to time, and most recently more than half of the list consisted of people on timeouts.

BillZBubb

(10,650 posts)
52. Too many of the most aggressive Hillary fanatics were on timeout.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 06:44 PM
Mar 2016

They had to get the flamethrowers back. It was a patently one-sided political move by Skinner. Very disappointing to put it mildly.

me b zola

(19,053 posts)
18. I'll be there soon enough
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:37 PM
Mar 2016

Stay here, though, through the primaries. Bernie needs our voices heard in forums like this.

surrealAmerican

(11,356 posts)
19. We will miss you.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:38 PM
Mar 2016

I totally understand. It's tempting, but I'll stick around.

Maybe things will look different in a few months.

 

Old Codger

(4,205 posts)
55. Previously
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 06:49 PM
Mar 2016

After primary season they have had a time period when you could change your user name so that all would be forgiven and fresh start without losing your post count... Pretty much a universal amnesty, if you did that naturally all ignore lists became useless ...So you may not know who you are responding to because they have anew handle..

snagglepuss

(12,704 posts)
20. Despite our feeling we all need to stay here to not just get Bernie's message
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:39 PM
Mar 2016

out but also to continually expose the corruption. Don't give them what they want Taz which is to get rid of all of us.

Autumn

(44,948 posts)
25. Some people post in both places. If there is an interesting article here or on any progressive
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:44 PM
Mar 2016

web site that people want to discuss they are free to post it and link to it. There are no hidden rooms, everything that is posted can be read by the public. Discussing DUers is not allowed, that will get your post removed.

klook

(12,147 posts)
42. I've seen a site populated exclusively by supporters of another candidate,
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:28 PM
Mar 2016

and it fosters an atmosphere of petty sniping about DUers and open scheming to target members of this site for what might be called "e-ssassination."

I would want no part of a community like that, no matter which DU sub-group its members support. I'm glad JPR has a policy against that kind of behavior.

klook

(12,147 posts)
45. Ok, glad to hear that!
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:48 PM
Mar 2016

I still think a site devoted to mutual support in support of progressive ideals would be refreshing -- more so without the DU meta aspect.

Cheers

dana_b

(11,546 posts)
39. the problem is that they do not care about Bernie's message
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 04:17 PM
Mar 2016

they only care that she WINS!! So what is the point? Let them wallow in their right wing corporate pro war crap fest.

snagglepuss

(12,704 posts)
49. Yeah but the "operatives" which I think many of them are are not the only ones who
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 06:30 PM
Mar 2016

read DU. There's a lot of lurkers because DU is a a terrific source for news. We need people to here to do posts about issues and developments simply aren't covered in the M$M. For instance it's Berners who have been giving amazing insight into the email scandal (I'm thinking of one thread by Impedimus (sorry for any misspelling).


TBF

(31,986 posts)
29. Sounds good -
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:05 PM
Mar 2016

Look for EmmaG. I've been wanting to change my name for some time to reflect my leftist leanings.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
34. Me too, although pretty much had anyhow. We have WORK to do to get Bernie elected and there are so
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 04:03 PM
Mar 2016

many more effective ways to do that. LOOK FORWARD to working with you, Taz. On to the Convention and to Bernie, next POTUS!

snagglepuss

(12,704 posts)
50. Please keep posting here. DU gets lots of traffic, many of them lurkers. DU reaches more people
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 06:39 PM
Mar 2016

who are not as informed as you, how will those people find JPR? DU is easier to stumble across an if Berners aren't here posting, the other side gets to control the story.

My suggestion given WiilyT's ban is for Berners simply not interact with people who will stop at nothing to smear Bernie and his supporters.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
58. Thank you snagglepuss. But Social Media reaches a whole lot more people than any forum, this or JPR.
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:29 AM
Mar 2016

I've been here for 12 years and we've accomplished nothing here. Now it's time to start using the tools we have now that we didn't have when forums like this were the only way to reach people.

I have actually reached more people, done more real work to get Bernie elected, on Social Media and tying JPR to that has helped eg, get people registered to vote, get information the Corp Media won't report on, out to thousands of people

Here, it's very limited with far too much negativity.

For the serious work that needs to be done, I can't waste any more time dealing with people who are working against everything I believe in.

Times are changing, so is technology. We COULD have accomplished a lot here, but we didn't.

I have many friends here still and respect their decision to keep trying. I did that too against the advice of many of my friends, but I realize now I was wasting my time.

I hope to stay in touch with all those great people who I came to know here. And will drop in every now and again. Until we are told to leave which seems more than likely.

But if that happens, you know where to find us. You are one of the best here.

Live and Learn

(12,769 posts)
35. I'm already there but will be spending more time there (and none or very little here) shortly.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 04:14 PM
Mar 2016

Can't wait to start supporting an actual progressive site instead.

beltanefauve

(1,784 posts)
41. I'd spend more time
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:10 PM
Mar 2016

at JPR if they had a mobile version. I love them, but they're hard to navigate on my phone

 

PowerToThePeople

(9,610 posts)
43. I agree.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:33 PM
Mar 2016

And, old habits die hard.

DU was a light in the abyss for me in late 2004. It no longer is what it was. I came here to fight fascism, not "get in line" to vote for it.

restorefreedom

(12,655 posts)
56. i was about to start the same thread and saw this one
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 07:38 PM
Mar 2016

its no longer about avoiding bullies, which can be done with trash and ignore features. its about not wanting provide this site with ad revenue and page views. between the unfair bans of bernie supporters, to amnesty for the hillary bullies, to the warning that they have decided hillary has won so we better stfu, to just behaving like the awful establishment we have all been fighting, i just want out. i used to take refuge here, now i need a refuge after being here.

i plan to hang my hat at jpr, same name

hope to see you all there!

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
57. Yes, we have work to do and it can't be done in a place where Dems are not welcome.
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:11 AM
Mar 2016

See you there and hopefully at Bernie's inauguration!

jillan

(39,451 posts)
59. I've begun packing my bags as well. I'm trying to figure things out there first.
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 01:23 AM
Mar 2016

I didn't always agree with Willy but he was one of my favorites. Every response always included this

I've been here on and off since 2004 and it's sad to see what this site has become.

In 2008 we had more candidates to choose from and the 'fights' in GDP were based more on issues.

Now it's just an insult-fest.
Sad.

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