View Full Version : I'm seeing people with 1000+ posts I've never heard of

07-08-2011, 07:08 AM
givemebackmycountry (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-08-11 01:29 AM
Original message
Been here since '04 and I'm seeing people with 1000+ posts I've never heard of.

I'm on our favorite destination ALL day long.
At home I'm on DU as a default destination of choice.
At work, I track it for breaking news.
Like I said...

I've read a quarter a million threads, and five times that in posts to those threads.
I admire DU'ers with 20k, 30k, 50k, 70k posts because I can't figure out how they do that.
I have barely 6k posts, and I think that at times I post a lot.
And I have been here since 2004.
But, I admit up front that I read a lot more than I post.

And that's my point.

I recognize a lot of DU screen names, and there are a BUNCH of DU members that I follow because I like their work.
Recently, I have noticed a proliferation of members with 1000+ posts that I have never heard of before.
And I pay close attention to my fellow DU members choice of screen names, because I admire how clever they were when they chose who they would be here.
We're they hiding?
Are they long time DU'ers who changed their user names?

I have two questions:

Who are these people, and where did they come from?
Is it just me, or has anyone been thinking the same thing?

My Spidey sense says something does not feel right here in my favorite community.


Is that because they dont have a life?

tularetom (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-08-11 01:53 AM
Response to Original message
23. Um, there are 172,880 members of DU
Doesn't it figure that there might well be a lot of them you haven't encountered?

I live in a very small county, less than 20k population. And I've lived here almost 25 years, and yet I doubt if I've even met 5% of our county's residents. That's 1,000 people. In terms of people I actually know, it might be closer to a couple hundred - 1 to 2%.

I've had the same experience as you. But I'd be less inclined to attribute it to any sinister plot than simply to chance.

For example there are people here with thousands of posts who never appear on GD, GDP, or LBN. For those of us who spend most of our DU hours in those forums, the chances of spotting these folks aren't high.

There is? where.

07-08-2011, 10:14 AM
Um, there are 172,880 members of DU

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Another delusional DUmmie that likes to play pretend. :D