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Sat Jul 18, 2020, 01:41 AM

How do you engage with DU?

I bookmark Latest Pages...and occasionally visit the Home Page. You?

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Reply How do you engage with DU? (Original post)
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2020 OP
Jamastiene Jul 2020 #1
justhanginon Jul 2020 #11
Jamastiene Jul 2020 #15
The Magistrate Jul 2020 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2020 #3
dchill Jul 2020 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2020 #5
dchill Jul 2020 #6
Dem2theMax Jul 2020 #7
scarletlib Jul 2020 #10
PJMcK Jul 2020 #8
ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #9
LAS14 Jul 2020 #18
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2020 #21
ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #23
Mr. Ected Jul 2020 #12
tavernier Jul 2020 #13
Hugin Jul 2020 #14
Another Jackalope Jul 2020 #16
LAS14 Jul 2020 #17
highplainsdem Jul 2020 #19
smirkymonkey Jul 2020 #20
lunatica Jul 2020 #22
Backseat Driver Jul 2020 #24
electric_blue68 Jul 2020 #25
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2020 #26
electric_blue68 Jul 2020 #27
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2020 #28

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 01:48 AM

1. It hasn't asked me to marry it yet, sadly.



Bad joke, I know, but I couldn't resist. Things are so dire right now. Just wanted a laugh. If one person laughs at it, it was worth it to me.

I have the Latest Threads tab load on startup and go from there, as well.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 06:55 AM

11. I hope you will settle for a hearty chuckle. Good one!

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 08:01 AM

15. Yes, I sure will.

It's depressing out there right now. Anything toward humor is good to take out minds off it.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 01:53 AM

2. Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, Sir

And wave occasionally to friends....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 01:58 AM

3. Indeed you do, Sir!

Flattered that you'd take the time to comment on such an inconsequential post!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 02:14 AM

4. I hold it up and examine it carefully in the light.

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 02:28 AM

5. Easy with a smartphone, a little more challenging with a 32" monitor.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 02:30 AM

6. I'm using my old Nexus 7 tablet. It's a compromise.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 03:09 AM

7. Embarrassing to admit, I've probably spent more time on DU

than in anything else I do during the day. Yes, I am addicted to this place.

DU IS my homepage, on both my phone and my computer. Computer used to be my main source for DU, but now it's the phone.

Phone is bad. I spend way too much time on here. Can't seem to get anything else done. Then again, the country is pretty much shut down so there's nothing else to do.

Might as well spend my day with like-minded people! Intelligent people, people who possess critical thinking skills. And wicked senses of humor!

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 06:20 AM

10. As someone else said about DU:

You can check out, but you can never leave. That’s me. A day without DU is a day without sunshine.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 06:12 AM

8. Peruse the Latest Threads tab

All posts show up there from all Groups and Forums. That way, I get a taste of everything our fellow-DUers are posting.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 06:16 AM

9. GD, LBN, Music Appreciation, Lounge, & Illinois

I check out science occasionally, too.
Sports & musicians groups have been slow, so not a lot of time there.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:09 AM

18. Where is Music Appreciation? I don't see it under "Arts & Humanities." And what is LBN? nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:40 AM

21. It' under the "entertainment" topic. nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:29 PM

23. It's Under "Entertainment"

I think the musicians group is there too.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 07:30 AM

12. Home Page first, scour the Trending Now, then on to GD for the next 23.5 hours

And when something heartbreaking and disheartening happens, like the sabotaging of the Mueller Report, I stay away from the news element completely for weeks if not months and live in the DU Lounge.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 07:38 AM

13. Like with a friend:

Sometimes laughter, sometimes anger, sometimes fear, sometimes tears like this morning with the passing of John Lewis. But we’re all here together and it helps.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 07:43 AM

14. With dinner and a movie...

Later, if the mood seems right, some light hors d'oeuvres and a night cap.

I've even gotten in a couple of smooches on the porch swing without the admins seeing it.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:03 AM

16. GD, LBN, Environment & Energy

Despite the post count of this handle, I've been here since 2004. My previous handle (GliderGuider) had about 20,000 posts, mostly at E&E. It's a long, boring, pointless story.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:05 AM

17. I scroll through the top half of General Discussion maybe a dozen ...

. times a day. Occasionally DU Lounge. I look at Christian Liberals..., Computer Help..., and Hillary Clinton when "My Subscriptions" lights up. nt

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:11 AM

19. Check the home page for the top Trending Now and Greatest Threads and most recent LBN threads,

then look at GD while skimming Twitter for interesting tweets and links to articles that I think other DUers might find interesting.

Usually do this while watching TV, especially cable news in the evening.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:14 AM

20. It's my "go to" website, even though I regularly check out about a dozen others and

a number of newspapers.

Spend most of my time in GD, followed by visits to The Lounge, Video & MM, LBN, Editorials and occasionally will pop into other topics.

I bookmark threads that I think are prescient and threads that have a lot of information that I might need to refer back to in future debates with repub. family members and others. I also bookmark threads that are great reference tools and those are just really interesting reads and/or great rants.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:42 AM

22. I live here.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:50 AM

24. I scroll the Latest Threads throughout the day

and otherwise visit forums and pages that float my boat. Because of all you good people, I feel so aware of what's going on in our country and issues facing our nation and the international community. I'm not a lurker and generally comment more often than I post a new thread. Thanks for great conversations that are filled with so much knowledge, affection, sharing our vulnerabilities, and caring for each other when the SHTF, and when someone can't help but celebrate! Thanks Admins for a wonderful platform of connection!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:49 AM

25. I'm a semi-newbie here (3-4 wks) but not a newbie to....

...to politics or the Internet.

I'd call myself very liberal progressive. Maybe a touch of Leftism. I'm in general proud to call myself a Democrat.
I'd call myself a semi-activist from the time I was ?15. I'm 67 now.

I remember seeing DU back in the early 00's. While I've been on the Internet since '95 it's not been from home till now - free or paid elsewhere. I've finally have wifi on my first smart phone vs basic cellphones previously. I got it just as NYC was locking down. I figured I'd need more connection under these circumstances.

I've been on a band fan site for a looong time that has a polititical off topic forum. The band itself is liberal plus and has activist history. So a polititical forum is a natural!

But between being mostly ensconced at home due to covid19, and while listening to NPR and WNYC-AM/FM Local Public Radio for decades, there's often not enough posting on that forum with all the increased craziness this past year.

Then I remembered DU.
Were you still around, and 'ta da' yes you were/are!

So I either go to General Discussions, or Latest News first. Then DU Lounge for some fun. I'm trying to check videos, articles, too, now.
There's lots of history, sciences, art and stuff I've seen and want to read too.

I'm so glad you've lasted so long, and that I remembered you!



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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 09:24 AM

26. Thanks! Glad you returned to DU!

My first incarnation was as Old and In the Way. Had to update my account as I had stopped using the original e-mail address that I logged on to DU with.

We are the same age....man, what a long strange trip it's been! I used to think Nixon was the worst President in my lifetime. I had to update my thinking to reflect the mess/crimes committed by W. But I doubt we will ever see another PINO worse than the present occupier of the WH.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:51 PM

27. Who have think....

....
1968 was like a free fall!
Nixon was awful.
W was not as smart, clever as Nixon, but he had Chenney.


But who would have thought we could get some one as bad as drump, um... with all the variety of things he's done wrong, refused to do, along with his enablers.etc etc!

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:14 PM

28. The Debasement of America.

Starring (and only starring*) - Donald J Trump.

* in fairness, Mitch McConnell should get a credit here....

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