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The cadaver has pretty much lost all its flesh. We're picking through the bones now. jalan48 Dec 2016 #1
hmmmm Afromania Dec 2016 #7
If you don't like the forum, don't use it. Skinner will take it down when HE is ready. shraby Dec 2016 #2
Skinner has a long track record of listening to the members here. NCTraveler Dec 2016 #5
Your opinions matter, but what does it hurt to let the people who run this site do shraby Dec 2016 #9
What does it hurt to let our opinions be known? NCTraveler Dec 2016 #12
"If you don't like the forum, don't use it" misses the point Justice Dec 2016 #19
There are 2017 elections besides North Carolina Jim Lane Dec 2016 #31
How about renaming it to "General Discussion Politics" to separate flamingdem Dec 2016 #3
Or "How Can We Win In '2018 and '2020"? Ken Burch Dec 2016 #17
I like it - we need to be all about motivation flamingdem Dec 2016 #25
What about an option on your poll for re-naming that forum? mtnsnake Dec 2016 #4
It is starting to remind me of the old META forum. MADem Dec 2016 #6
They still haven't brought the other site back. bluedigger Dec 2016 #14
That might be the source of the hack...? nt MADem Dec 2016 #15
Seriously need an "Oh, FUCK YES!!!" option... n/t TygrBright Dec 2016 #8
No one is forced to come here. Joe941 Dec 2016 #10
And less and less are coming every day CajunBlazer Dec 2016 #13
Why all these threads to end this forum? Va Lefty Dec 2016 #11
Bump oh, and K & R nt Persondem Dec 2016 #16
Feelings are still raw. We need an outlet, but eventually it needs to be shut down...n/t asuhornets Dec 2016 #18
The same discussions will just move over to GD RonniePudding Dec 2016 #23
imho leave it until Jan. 21 nt 0rganism Dec 2016 #20
Just checked. There is a "Trash Forum" option for this forum. Goblinmonger Dec 2016 #21
I voted no because I find your crusade annoying. RonniePudding Dec 2016 #22
thank you ... eom Kolesar Dec 2016 #26
Same here, and it's just as nervy as it is annoying mtnsnake Dec 2016 #29
But then you wouldn't have anything to moan and grown about CajunBlazer Dec 2016 #30
Oh I'm sure I could find something mtnsnake Dec 2016 #32
I'm sure you could CajunBlazer Dec 2016 #33
CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP pablo_marmol Dec 2016 #38
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COMEY, VOTER SUPPRESSION, RUSSIA - FACTS NOT IN DISPUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uponit7771 Dec 2016 #24
The day we stop thinking about what we did wrong is the day we keep right on losing. n/t Binkie The Clown Dec 2016 #27
My guess is that Skinner has a plan of when to "get over it" and rid us of the forum. CTyankee Dec 2016 #28
It's just getting crazy now, and I think General is the best place for future strategy Yo_Mama Dec 2016 #34
Yes, starting in January I think mvd Dec 2016 #35
Skinner has already said the date will be Inaugeration Day. n/t Lil Missy Dec 2016 #36
Kick for visibility CajunBlazer Dec 2016 #37
Ironic that "xyz"-2016 forum does the least harm now and the most when it was andym Dec 2016 #39

jalan48

(13,954 posts)
1. The cadaver has pretty much lost all its flesh. We're picking through the bones now.
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:51 PM
Dec 2016

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Afromania

(2,771 posts)
7. hmmmm
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:58 PM
Dec 2016

We can still make a nice bone broth and for those inclined the marrow is still there...

It's time for postmortum to go. It's nothing but teeth gnashing about what Hillary should or shouldn't have done, how Bernie would have had a better chance and general bickering. The time for that is over and it does us no good. As Dems, and sane Indies, we need to put our game faces on and start generating ideas on how folks will survive the ensuing shit storm.

shraby

(21,946 posts)
2. If you don't like the forum, don't use it. Skinner will take it down when HE is ready.
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:51 PM
Dec 2016

After all its his and Earl's site.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
5. Skinner has a long track record of listening to the members here.
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:54 PM
Dec 2016

Not always going with what they say but always keeping an open mind.

You seem to think our opinions should not matter.

shraby

(21,946 posts)
9. Your opinions matter, but what does it hurt to let the people who run this site do
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 02:09 PM
Dec 2016

it like they want?

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
12. What does it hurt to let our opinions be known?
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 02:16 PM
Dec 2016

You now state our opinions matter, which I'm well aware of and stated, yet seem to have an issue with the stating our opinion.

Justice

(7,188 posts)
19. "If you don't like the forum, don't use it" misses the point
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 04:13 PM
Dec 2016

The forum is caustic.

It is like airing your dirty laundry to the world day after day.

It is no longer doing anything productive.

It also blocks the ability to put up a Forum on 2017 special elections in NC or focusing on voter registration efforts or figuring out how to help people get right voter IDs in states where they are required.

 

Jim Lane

(11,175 posts)
31. There are 2017 elections besides North Carolina
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 08:50 PM
Dec 2016

I know about the regular state elections in New Jersey and Virginia, and local elections in New York (including Mayor of NYC). The one in North Carolina is a one-shot ordered by the court because of gerrymandering, right?

So I completely agree with having a Politics 2017 forum but I don't see how the existence of 2016 Postmortem blocks that.

flamingdem

(39,354 posts)
3. How about renaming it to "General Discussion Politics" to separate
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:51 PM
Dec 2016

the serious from entertainment that is often posted in "General Discussion", though there isn't much difference these days..

mtnsnake

(22,236 posts)
4. What about an option on your poll for re-naming that forum?
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:54 PM
Dec 2016

There is a lot of negative infighting going on for sure, but there actually are a lot of constructive ideas coming out of that forum that could serve us well going into 2018 and 2020. Some of the posters in your other thread suggested re-naming it to something else.

edited to add: oops, someone just beat me to the punch while I was typing

MADem

(135,425 posts)
6. It is starting to remind me of the old META forum.
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:56 PM
Dec 2016

I was a host for that shit-show. It devolved into a real Lord of the Flies atmosphere.

I really like a civil conversation, with parameters. DU offers that.

There are lots of places on the internet where people can get their Mean Asshole Contrarian on, to their heart's content.

It just shouldn't be here.

I always thought the admins should issue an invitation to DISCUSSIONIST to every jerk they tombstoned--that way, they keep the trade, but we don't have to smell their stink! Make it a pop-up when they click to log in: Hi, Your posting privileges have been revoked, but we invite you to continue the discussion at www.discussionist.com or whatever the URL was.

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
13. And less and less are coming every day
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 02:26 PM
Dec 2016

When an entity become more destructive than constructive, it's time for it to go.

 

Goblinmonger

(22,340 posts)
21. Just checked. There is a "Trash Forum" option for this forum.
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 04:26 PM
Dec 2016

This will go down when Skinner wants it down. No poll is going to change that.

mtnsnake

(22,236 posts)
29. Same here, and it's just as nervy as it is annoying
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 06:13 PM
Dec 2016

Instead of using two threads to whine about the existence of a forum, a private message would have been more appropriate.

CTyankee

(63,945 posts)
28. My guess is that Skinner has a plan of when to "get over it" and rid us of the forum.
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 05:58 PM
Dec 2016

Now it is an outlet for our pain....but self pity is of no use and we can move on to better and greener pastures...

Yo_Mama

(8,303 posts)
34. It's just getting crazy now, and I think General is the best place for future strategy
Wed Dec 21, 2016, 11:10 PM
Dec 2016

discussions, which is really where we are now.

I thought it was a good idea when it was created, but I think it may be time to let it go. Maybe Jan 1st?

andym

(5,451 posts)
39. Ironic that "xyz"-2016 forum does the least harm now and the most when it was
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 03:50 AM
Dec 2016

the Primaries 2016. The Primary forum while always the most popular in 2004, 2008, and 2016 almost always resulted in divisive interactions between supporters of the candidates as keyboard warriors go at it. The postmortem 2016 is tame by comparison, and potentially useful.

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