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Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:02 PM

I want to cancel and delete my account

I’m fed up with what passes for “discussion” and as a progressive no longer feel welcome. I’d rather just delete everything and go to Twitter.

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Reply I want to cancel and delete my account (Original post)
alarimer Aug 2018 OP
jberryhill Aug 2018 #1
hlthe2b Aug 2018 #2
Post removed Aug 2018 #7
sharedvalues Aug 2018 #14
uppityperson Aug 2018 #18
xxqqqzme Aug 2018 #30
Trust Buster Aug 2018 #3
wroberts189 Feb 6 #40
donco Aug 2018 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Aug 2018 #5
still_one Aug 2018 #6
alarimer Aug 2018 #9
jalan48 Aug 2018 #38
democratisphere Aug 2018 #27
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2018 #8
Crutchez_CuiBono Aug 2018 #10
Wwcd Aug 2018 #17
discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2018 #11
JuJuYoshida Feb 14 #41
discntnt_irny_srcsm Feb 14 #42
liberal N proud Aug 2018 #12
leftstreet Aug 2018 #13
sheshe2 Aug 2018 #15
Historic NY Aug 2018 #16
msongs Aug 2018 #19
Hekate Aug 2018 #20
NurseJackie Aug 2018 #21
NurseJackie Aug 2018 #22
Hekate Aug 2018 #23
JonLP24 Aug 2018 #24
canetoad Aug 2018 #25
JonLP24 Aug 2018 #26
canetoad Aug 2018 #28
JonLP24 Aug 2018 #31
democratisphere Aug 2018 #29
wroberts189 Feb 6 #39
rusty quoin Aug 2018 #32
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2018 #33
PJMcK Aug 2018 #34
stonecutter357 Aug 2018 #35
underpants Aug 2018 #36
Vinnie From Indy Aug 2018 #37

Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:04 PM

1. Okay

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:05 PM

2. You've been here since 2001, so have undoubtedly seen countless cycles here

My suggestion (and one I follow) is to log out and go elsewhere for a while. Take a long break. I've often found the posters, topics, "cllimate" that pissed me off were no longer evident a few months later.

That said, there isn't really a way to delete your account. You can change your password and close down the email you used to register. Doing so effectively means your account is gone to you.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:17 PM

14. I think fighting Kavanaugh is very important

if you need pointers on how to take action against Kavanaugh,
ask your local Indivisible, look at MoveOn's page against Kavanaugh, or ask me via DU mail.

here's an idea: call Manchin's office and read this letter.
Might take several calls.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUrOBy5sPzw1VGusbYr2VqVqPiNmO5adNdo8mIcsryvgOfrw/viewform

Good luck! I think we can win and even if we don't, fighting is VERY important.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:32 PM

18. Is this because you

had a couple posts hidden? That can happen. Take a break and check in later. It helps, really. Or use smaller forums, avoiding GD.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:08 AM

30. Agree. I took

off most of the 2016 campaign because of the Bernie/Hillary wars. I figured they were primarily russian composed. Refused to read them or take part, so I took a time out.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:06 PM

3. I don't like being called "establishment", an "incrementalist", a "Third Wayer" or a DINO BUT

 

No one ever promised me that political debate would always be comfortable.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 07:30 PM

40. You cannot debate if your post is deleted...


Because someone who disagrees with you flags it. And you cannot even post about it... as that will break the rules as well.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:07 PM

4. Just go,

if you check back after the mid-terms it will most likely be better.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:07 PM

5. I hear ya... feel that way too sometimes.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:08 PM

6. Because "twitter" is such a great place for progressive voices

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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:11 PM

9. No, but there are fewer stupid rules.

There’s a lot of nonsense too, of course.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:01 PM

38. Lots of little games too. I think some folks lives are pretty empty-and angry.

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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 03:54 AM

27. Twitter-Shitter still loves Alex Jones.

How progressive is that?

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:11 PM

8. Buh bye!

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:12 PM

10. If it was primarily for "Progressives" it's be called PU (!) and nobody would probably come here.j/k

Imagine the jokes...heh heh. Progressives are good, but, sometimes we have to right the ship before we start getting politically esoteric (imho) Having said that, I enjoy esoterica, and I like progressive ideas. I think Bernie is past his expiry date though, and the man alone makes me turn away sometimes. He came a long way on D shirt tails and then he got foul about the party. Thats a big no no in my book. Thats just me though. Que sara sara.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:27 PM

17. + a million.

 

Thanks

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:13 PM

11. You can check out...

...anytime you want but you can never leave:


Seriously, DU accounts are not deletable.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:53 PM

41. you beat me to it

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:10 PM

42. well...

... great minds think alike.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:13 PM

12. Bye

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:17 PM

13. May I ask your Twitter name?

I'd like to follow you, if that's okay

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:25 PM

15. Okay.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:26 PM

16. Bye Felicity

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 10:23 PM

19. take twitter with you please nt

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 12:25 AM

20. Easy enough. Go to My Profile, My Account, My Bookmarks, My Inbox & start deleting

When you come to the place where you can change your password, enter a string of nonsense that you can never hope to remember and don't write it down.

Then close the door and walk away.

Just a personal note: sometimes this place gets on my last nerve and I just take a vacay.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 08:51 AM

21. Aw.



Okay, bye.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:17 AM

22. "I'd be happy any place but here..." (or something).

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:33 PM

23. I love the part where the OP keeps reiterating DU has "too many stupid rules". Well okay then...

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:37 PM

24. Like uppity avoid GD post more in smaller forums

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 03:20 AM

25. Well, that was a depressing five minutes

Spent scanning that tragic little corner of the web. Nadin is like an Eveready battery - she just keeps on keeping on.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 03:54 AM

26. I haven't seen her in awhile

Her mother died recently so she's been busy. The owner hasn't been around since treason weekend except to post in a Manziel thread. Haven't seen a showercap post since that day either. I knew most of whose left there for years so only place to see them. Really surprised to see Kana Aina get the ban hammer at DU of all people.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 03:58 AM

28. Saw a couple of names I knew

It's funny, but when you see people post elsewhere, a little light goes on, 'Yeah - thought I hadn't seen that name at DU for a while.'

It's not a really good look, having 95% of posts per page written by one guy.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:13 AM

31. There are probably about 6 that regularly post

Down from about 10 or 12 but it's not my forum. It's either go there or deal with Russian trolls at jpr.

I hate Twitter and Facebook.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:02 AM

29. Get some brass ones and continue to state your position and case.

Leaving accomplishes nothing and takes away your progressive voice. Those of US that may not agree with still want to hear your sane position on the issues.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 07:21 PM

39. I would love to give *my* answer

Have been on this board - Member since: Fri Aug 15, 2003.. almost 16 years...a PAID member when I could afford it.

In the last couple months I have had 3 of my posts deleted. First time ever... I felt it was completely unfair.

But it is against DU rules to discuss their moderation policy.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:14 AM

32. I don't know why the argument wouldn't be to keep him.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:07 AM

33. I have been here under more than one name since 2002,

and I've learned to ignore certain people (although I never officially put anyone on Ignore) and restrict some of my comments. It's the only way to survive this place.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:12 AM

34. Stick around

The fun is just getting started!

On the other hand, if you want to go, what's with the drama? It's like TV: change the channel.

However, it'll be more informative if you stay.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:18 AM

35. ok

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:31 AM

36. I want to be a fire truck.

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Response to alarimer (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:44 AM

37. You can't leave! All the plants are gonna die!

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