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Raine1967's Journal
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November 24, 2015

Is there any chance that DU may eventually accommodate embedded tweets?

For example, this tweet, and it is random :

Oliver Willis @owillis
trump: "am i gonna check every statistic?" it ain't like im running for no important job or nothin' bill. c'mon, who cares, whateva
By clicking the embed function one can copy and get the embed code:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">trump: "am i gonna check every statistic?" it ain't like im running for no important job or nothin' bill. c'mon, who cares, whateva</p>— Oliver Willis (@owillis) <a href="https://twitter.com/owillis/status/668978317291356160">November 24, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

We already can post youtube vids by posting basic code, would it be terribly difficult to have the twitter code be read by DU?

November 5, 2015

Is it Disruptive Meta to call out a protected group out in GDP or GD?

I am not sure if this has been asked before. I know that groups hosts are allowed to run their groups as they see fit. Having said that, is it ok for posts in groups, protected or not to be called out on in the main forums?

I see it happening a lot with candidate groups as of late but I have seen it with other groups.

Generally, I feel like these are a callout of a group. I know it is different than an individual callout which is usually hidden by hosts. The hosts gets a lot of SoP alerts for these as Disruptive Meta and often the reasoning behind the leave or locks are really inconsistent.

I suspect there is no easy answer since I have a difficult time with this as well but some input would be appreciated.

November 5, 2015

I think it is time for an **elleng** appreciation thread!

She posts threads about Martin O'MAlley tirelessly and with true enthusiasm not just here but also out there in GDP.

I am am her co-host of the group and I swear, she is the one who makes this place what it is:

An Awesome place to learn about a candidate that I would very much like to see as the Democratic Nominee for the President of the United State of America.

If ANYONE — here on DU or elsewhere — wants to know more about Martin O'Malley, this group is the place to go, and it is the place to go because of our wonderful friend, elleng. She advocates and she informs. WE need more people like her in this world!

November 2, 2015

Hosting question:

Would you be open to a waiting period after a host has reached their 90 days of service or retires voluntarily?

Currently, as I am seeing, it is possible for a host to retire early and sign up to Re-Host as soon as another opening becomes available. Maybe a waiting period of a week or two (or even a month if we can make sure there are going to be enough hosts to do the job) might help to have more people be more involved?

90 days is the term, it seems that retiring early in order to skirt the 90 day term is a bit of a loophole.

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