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Junebug68
09-22-2008, 06:33 PM
Another one circles the drain and get's flushed...


rainydaywoman14 (19 posts) Mon Sep-22-08 04:51 PM
Original message
Please clue in a newbie to this forum!
What is that blazing animated sign by some posts? My brilliant deduction is that it has to do with active threads, but sometimes I see action on threads w/o this flaming sign. And there is no info that I have seen about this.

Another question: according to DU rules, this board is specifically for Dems, yet I have read a poster's response that there are Independents, Repubicans...Is anyone on here anything but a Democrat?

A lot of the replies are nice enough, but, it being DU, that doesn't last long.


Midlodemocrat (1000+ posts) Mon Sep-22-08 04:56 PM
Response to Original message
4. If you want people not to think you're a troll, enable your profile.
It might not seem like a lot, but this site has been inundated lately with trolls and that is one of the first signs.


uppityperson (1000+ posts) Mon Sep-22-08 05:54 PM
Response to Reply #46
50. Pizza delivered


rainydaywoman14 (19 posts) Mon Sep-22-08 05:12 PM
Response to Reply #21
30. Hey there, I have a good sense of humor--trust me
I just wish that others on DU had one,too. Some seem to, but I have seen way too many people who read hostility into innocent remarks and it disappoints me to no end.


rainydaywoman14 (19 posts) Mon Sep-22-08 05:11 PM
Response to Reply #26
29. Thanks for the info and one more question for you as an Independent
You mentioned the phrase 'support Dems' and to be frank, that makes me nervous. Because it would seem to me that the correct attitude would be to support Dems when they do the right thing and only then! And in disagreeing with the Democratic party, does that really make us unsupportive? Or are we fighting for what is healthy and correct for this party?

And that'll about do it.


cbayer (1000+ posts) Mon Sep-22-08 06:19 PM
Response to Original message
75. Locking
This particular newbie is no longer with us.

cbayer
DU Moderator

Typical. Disgustingly fascist, yet typical for DU :rolleyes:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x4060519

SarasotaRepub
09-22-2008, 08:52 PM
Poor trolling...I could have gotten much farther. :D

Eilise
09-22-2008, 09:27 PM
Truth2Tell Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Mon Sep-22-08 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #29
36. You can disagree with Dems
and the Democratic Party plenty and still stay here - God knows I do. But if you openly support the political opposition you will disappear. Constructive criticism is no problem - it makes us stronger. And a little juvenile mockery is often fun as well. :P


Looks like Truth2Tell was badly mistaken. The newbie got TS'd for merely asking if you can disagree with the Democratic party.

Dan D. Doty
09-22-2008, 09:52 PM
The hive doesn't like free minds it seems :rolleyes:


Keep your powder dry.