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Bernie Sanders

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Proserpina

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Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:58 AM Jan 2016

I've got to think the teeth-grinding in Admin is escalating to dangerous heights over Bernie [View all]

For when a site that has sold its soul to one candidate finds that its success, fame, and its very economic survival hinge upon the opponent's supporters, something has to give.

The first thing that on DU gave was civility, with the Swarm, the alert-abuses, the nitpicking PC vigilantees and the intimidation practiced daily.

The second thing that gave was the equitable treatment written in the Terms of Service, where people go MONTHS waiting for "review in 3 days" that never comes. There's formal "tombstoning", and then there's the "benign neglect" form. Neither of these is administered in a non-partisan, reasonable way, and bring no credit to the Admin or their lackeys.

What will be the NEXT inhospitality inflicted upon the visiting public? People who posted here for a decade no longer visit, even to say Hi. Some have died, but the others have been banned or quietly (or not so quietly) left in disgust. DU is bleeding of self-inflicted wounds, losing some of the most thoughtful, articulate and committed people any political party would be glad to have on their side.

It is social Darwinism at work...and while one would hope that people who could imagine a place like DU would be able to sustain the principles that made it what it was, all evidence to the contrary suggests that extinction is coming for this once reputable, proud and worthy website.

It's like cancer at Stage 4. No hope of recovery.

What is DU going to do when Bernie wins the nomination, and then the White House? Ever heard of the Black Swan event?

A Black Swan event is an event in human history that was unprecedented and unexpected at the point in time it occurred. However, after evaluating the surrounding context, domain experts (and in some cases even laymen) can usually conclude: “it was bound to happen”.

The US has been peltered by a continuous migration of black swans this century....and Bernie is the logical outcome of them all.

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I kind of think the admins are coming around Android3.14 Jan 2016 #1
I thought so, myself, and was swiftly disabused of that notion Proserpina Jan 2016 #2
What disabused you of the notion? eom Betty Karlson Jan 2016 #92
You'll know they're coming around Flying Squirrel Jan 2016 #37
good point SoLeftIAmRight Jan 2016 #45
the arctic is heating up, so hell just might freeze over nashville_brook Jan 2016 #50
Hey, check it out! Flying Squirrel Jan 2016 #108
It's been stuck on Hilary smacking Trump forever. The stories don't change at all anymore. Dustlawyer Jan 2016 #96
After MannyGoldstein got banned merrily Jan 2016 #54
Partisanship is on the wane in this country. Partisan forums will soon be a thing of the past. The sabrina 1 Jan 2016 #107
Perhaps when the admins notice a precipitous drop in star memberships? peacebird Jan 2016 #3
Same here MissDeeds Jan 2016 #4
Message auto-removed Name removed Jan 2016 #31
Welcome to DU! LiberalElite Jan 2016 #38
Hi Luckybastian MissDeeds Jan 2016 #40
Hi, Luckybastian, welcome to DU. merrily Jan 2016 #57
The admins have a right to choose a different candidate than I do, but partiality vis a vis posters merrily Jan 2016 #55
+1 cui bono Jan 2016 #85
Nooooo problem. I love you anyway. merrily Jan 2016 #90
You aren't the first, and so far, it's gone unnoticed Proserpina Jan 2016 #5
+1 jwirr Jan 2016 #49
IBTH Cassiopeia Jan 2016 #6
You know, that's EXACTLY what I'm talking about Proserpina Jan 2016 #7
If you can't argue the point, just hide it. Cassiopeia Jan 2016 #8
It's not about any point. It's about posters who support Bernie Sanders. merrily Jan 2016 #59
Results of Jury Service - (I was Juror #3) LiberalElite Jan 2016 #9
I thank the jury for their honest and factual consideration Proserpina Jan 2016 #10
The phrase You better believe it is a dog whistle hootinholler Jan 2016 #13
Thanks for that clue Proserpina Jan 2016 #16
Every bit as clever the fourth or fifth hundredth time they use it, too! merrily Jan 2016 #61
Wonder that myself. PyaarRevolution Jan 2016 #29
Probably Old Codger Jan 2016 #34
That was close. Warren Stupidity Jan 2016 #18
Who gets to vote on these alerts? nxylas Jan 2016 #19
Semi-random selection of logged-in members with jury privileges Proserpina Jan 2016 #25
I do. And I donate just to be on the juries. If we're going to be alert... marble falls Jan 2016 #93
I had not thought of that, marble falls. AllyCat Jan 2016 #95
We have to take care of us if we expect to stay the majority. marble falls Jan 2016 #98
RE the alerter; since when are we supposed to "have the best interests of DU at heart" corkhead Jan 2016 #22
It’s only the “best interests” when it comes from the alerter’s POV dorkzilla Jan 2016 #27
I saw that. Talk about bad timing! Proserpina Jan 2016 #28
Its a hunch dorkzilla Jan 2016 #70
The right has always been big on loyalty oaths, whether the right of the right, or the merrily Jan 2016 #62
Also, we're not "guests" here. We ARE DU. That's how it works. cui bono Jan 2016 #86
True. Without posters.... merrily Jan 2016 #91
Juries should not be part of protected groups IMO. Doctor_J Jan 2016 #23
I have the goups you mentioned trashed so I won't inadvertently post in them or unnecessarily corkhead Jan 2016 #35
Oh my. Rec shaming seems to be all the rage. Autumn Jan 2016 #36
yea SoLeftIAmRight Jan 2016 #47
Pffft! "This alert should be hidden." Enthusiast Jan 2016 #48
Yeah, That one got a chuckle from me too Bubzer Jan 2016 #101
Hold on,...I have the perfect graphic for that.... Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2016 #53
How can you tell who alerted? AllyCat Jan 2016 #100
SOP alerts carry the alerter's name. QC Jan 2016 #102
First, IBTL hootinholler Jan 2016 #11
How did I miss that first one? Proserpina Jan 2016 #12
I look forward to the flood of SOP alerts hootinholler Jan 2016 #14
What is SOP? Proserpina Jan 2016 #17
I think it's "statement of purpose." n/t bvf Jan 2016 #20
bvf has it correct hootinholler Jan 2016 #24
In my opinion, all alerts and results should be posted. Real life courtrooms are open, with a right merrily Jan 2016 #63
And all jurors should have to give a reason for their choice passiveporcupine Jan 2016 #77
I usually give a reason, but sometimes I am just in a hurry. merrily Jan 2016 #89
Black Swan event. Baitball Blogger Jan 2016 #15
it's the same as what's happened to the base in the party as a whole. nashville_brook Jan 2016 #21
Black Swan Event Proserpina Jan 2016 #26
Statistically speaking Ichingcarpenter Jan 2016 #30
As has been pointed out in various posts on the topic, the system can be gamed Proserpina Jan 2016 #32
Didn't know the about the refreshing the browser....nt artislife Jan 2016 #33
It's more effective if you have a place offsite to coordinate hootinholler Jan 2016 #39
I have been meeting a lot of new posters who have use the same language pattern of old posters. artislife Jan 2016 #51
How, pray tell, does it make anyone look bad? Proserpina Jan 2016 #52
So like them to want to win the battle but lose the war....nt artislife Jan 2016 #56
To which them are you referring as losing the war? Proserpina Jan 2016 #58
I doubt poster donations are paying the bills. merrily Jan 2016 #67
Something must be Proserpina Jan 2016 #68
Indeed. Donations and ads are certainly at least part of it. merrily Jan 2016 #69
For sites like this, demographics and ad revenue are usually the big-ticket items. Bubzer Jan 2016 #103
Good info in general. I don't see ads here, though, being a donor. merrily Jan 2016 #104
Aren't ad revenues based upon site traffic? If so, then posters who post stuff that will generate antigop Jan 2016 #105
Sometimes, revenues are tied to clicks (on the ads themselves). merrily Jan 2016 #106
I would have said it makes them look fuzzy. n/t winter is coming Jan 2016 #84
It's all about these protected groups that can ban lifelong (10 or more years) DU members fasttense Jan 2016 #42
the problem is not the protected groups Proserpina Jan 2016 #44
Nonsense alerts to deplete the jury pool Babel_17 Jan 2016 #60
Let me try to be helpful itsrobert Jan 2016 #43
I don't post much arikara Jan 2016 #87
In addition to the things Proserpina cited, the left is likelier to let a post merrily Jan 2016 #65
LOL! Proserpina Jan 2016 #73
Coincidentally, I just typed "Laughing is very good." I've merrily Jan 2016 #88
Karl Rove Is Laughing and Rubbing His Hands Together Leith Jan 2016 #41
The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. Proserpina Jan 2016 #46
I doubt Karl Rove worries about what's going on at DU, one way or the other. merrily Jan 2016 #66
i seriously doubt it. mopinko Jan 2016 #64
I agree. Puglover Jan 2016 #71
Two alerts on this have been received. TM99 Jan 2016 #72
I wonder if the SOPers alert pro-Clinton threads Prism Jan 2016 #74
The accusation in the latest alert TM99 Jan 2016 #75
Yes, they do. I don't alert much, I get on a jury almost every day and... marble falls Jan 2016 #94
Pulling one's waist too high can really twist the ole panties. QC Jan 2016 #78
. Autumn Jan 2016 #79
Sorry about that. I didn't realize it was in this group. yardwork Jan 2016 #82
This message was self-deleted by its author onehandle Jan 2016 #76
What? Proserpina Jan 2016 #80
Huh? PyaarRevolution Jan 2016 #81
What a ridiculous post. You don't like the OP take it up with the admins Autumn Jan 2016 #83
I thought it interesting that the Admins did a plea for early donations after PPRing Manny Bubzer Jan 2016 #97
....... Hotler Jan 2016 #99
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