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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:07 PM

The Hearts Fund Drive is over for another year

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the Announcements group).

Thank you so much to everyone who took part!



Grovelbot will be back for the Summer Fund Drive in August

FYI: As many of you may be aware, we were planning to start a 30-day name change amnesty period today, but there has been a slight delay on that. We are still hoping to begin it today if we can, but we'll keep you updated. I will post an announcement when the name change amnesty begins.

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Reply The Hearts Fund Drive is over for another year (Original post)
EarlG Feb 15 OP
Zoonart Feb 15 #1
bamagal62 Feb 15 #2
EarlG Feb 15 #5
bamagal62 Feb 15 #6
samnsara Feb 15 #12
marlakay Feb 15 #17
LisaM Feb 15 #19
marlakay Feb 15 #22
BumRushDaShow Feb 15 #23
safeinOhio Feb 15 #3
N_E_1 for Tennis Feb 15 #8
safeinOhio Feb 15 #9
AirmensMom Feb 15 #4
marlakay Feb 15 #18
Gothmog Feb 15 #7
SunSeeker Feb 15 #20
Gothmog Feb 15 #28
SunSeeker Feb 15 #29
Gothmog Feb 15 #30
Gothmog Feb 15 #31
OregonBlue Feb 15 #10
Delmette2.0 Feb 15 #21
OregonBlue Feb 16 #36
samnsara Feb 15 #11
central scrutinizer Feb 15 #13
NurseJackie Feb 15 #14
BumRushDaShow Feb 15 #24
NurseJackie Feb 15 #26
BumRushDaShow Feb 15 #27
Lunabell Feb 15 #15
3catwoman3 Feb 15 #16
BobTheSubgenius Feb 15 #25
nam78_two Feb 16 #32
EarlG Feb 16 #33
nam78_two Feb 16 #34
NurseJackie Feb 16 #35
Kali Feb 16 #37

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:21 PM

1. Thanks for the hard work and another Valentine party!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:31 PM

2. What is a 30 day name change amnesty?

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Response to bamagal62 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:40 PM

5. For 30 days, DU members will be able to change their usernames

While the main intent is to allow members with anti-Trump usernames the chance to pick something new, anyone will be able to do it if they choose. It's completely optional though. Full details will be posted soon.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:45 PM

6. Thanks!

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 02:01 PM

12. this is how i lost contact with others in another group I was in...who is who now?

..or...who will be who then?

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Response to EarlG (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:00 PM

17. Thank you I didn't know about it

I have wanted to change for years because when I first joined in 2004 using real name security and privacy wasn't as big of a problem as it is now.

I will be checking to see how.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:08 PM

19. But now your user name is so close to "Malarkey"!

I think you should keep it.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:37 PM

22. Lol didn't think of that

But kay is my middle name so its two of my names.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:54 PM

23. Bwah!

Just like LisaM - I also considered your account name as a play on "malarkey" (especially since that was a long time Bidenism)!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:33 PM

3. Thanks, as I moved back to Michigan 5 years ago.

Don't worry I'm now safe here too.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:52 PM

8. Hi, safe...

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:57 PM

9. Hi_E_1, you guys are why

I love DU;

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:36 PM

4. Thanks!

Can we give away little flowers in the summer? That would be fun.

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Response to AirmensMom (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:02 PM

18. I like that idea! Nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:49 PM

7. I will be changing my name

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:21 PM

20. To what?

You're one of my favorite posters. I don't want to miss your posts!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:59 PM

28. Did you post on the Discussionist?

I will use my name from that board

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:24 PM

29. Nope. I didn't even know Discussionist was still up. LOL.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:35 PM

31. It has been dead for a while

I used to post over there and took a break. When I came back the conservatives alerted all of my posts as commercial spam and after I complained the board was discontinued by Skinner.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:57 PM

10. I moved back to Montana and am too old to move again so thank you.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:34 PM

21. Welcome home!

I left Oklahoma 30 years ago to come back here. I could only tollerate that state for 10 years. I called my sister and she helped me drive back home.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 12:34 PM

36. I had been gone a long time but am so happy to be home. Of course I was living in Seattle

and rural Oregon much of the time but still, there's no place like home.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 01:59 PM

11. i had one more to give :(

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 02:10 PM

13. I had to eat 30 hearts.

I was frantically passing them out earlier today but ran out of time. I wish there was a way to just jettison them randomly at the end.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 02:10 PM

14. I wish we could enjoy our hearts a little longer than just ONE lousy day after the 14th.

When my husband gives me flowers for valentine's day, I don't throw them in the trash on the 15th.

Many people keep their Christmas trees up until New Years to enjoy the "glow" of the holidays.

I think you took-down the hearts a little too soon. A week after the 14th would be nice... or even a few days longer would be nice.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:59 PM

24. You can just stick some in your sigline!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

ETA - https://emojipedia.org/red-heart/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 04:55 PM

26. I can't remember how many I had...

... I'll have to guess. At least 100. Maybe 200!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:17 PM

27. ....



Then you deserve a BIGGIN' one!



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 02:26 PM

15. I hope you raised lots of $$!

I wish I could afford to give, but this year has been so rough. That's why I was so thankful for very heart I was given.

This site has been one of the only respites we have had in the last 4 years. I know there are lots of us who needed this space to vent and to hope for a brighter future. Thanks DU and DU members who helped keep us sane in these insane times.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 02:53 PM

16. I have started taking a cell phone...

...picture of one of my posts while the hearts are still here so I could continue to enjoy them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 04:22 PM

25. Thanks for the update, as well as the million other things you and your cohorts do!

I don't think I'll be availing myself of the opp. but it's always nice to have options!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 12:59 AM

32. Thanks EarlG

I checked back in to see if this was underway. Would really like to change my handle and restart.

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Response to nam78_two (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:19 AM

33. We've had to temporarily postpone the name change

Technical issues... we want to make sure things are running smoothly after that maintenance error the other day. I’ll post an announcement when we’re ready to go. It shouldn’t be too long.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:27 AM

34. Thanks EarlG


I will pop in occasionally to check.
Huh..just saw the maintenance issue. DU has been a little slow in opening for me in the last two days..I suppose it is connected to the views and recs issue.
(I use Vivaldi with an adblocker if that helps.)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:02 AM

35. It will be a madhouse trying to figure out who-was-who...

It will be a madhouse trying to figure out who-was-who... when a bunch of "new" people show up. I guess we'll just have to rely on everyone's honesty to let us know who they once were in their previous incarnation.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 01:20 PM

37. it is a good chance to not assume every new or unfamiliar person is a troll

but I think EarlG said in another post the former name would be listed with the new name for a month.
personally, I get "lost" when people change their avatars, I often don't remember names

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