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Democratic Underground Forums Shut Down!!! Couldn't handle the load...

Posted on 11/06/2002 8:07:03 AM PST by HamiltonJay

DU just shut down their discussion forums, claiming they couldn't handle the load.... I wonder if there was just to much dem bashing going on by their own members for that partisan freak running the place to take.


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1 posted on 11/06/2002 8:07:03 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay
Ah, poor babies. Now what are they going to do?
2 posted on 11/06/2002 8:08:12 AM PST by fire and forget
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To: HamiltonJay

3 posted on 11/06/2002 8:10:34 AM PST by Jaxter
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To: HamiltonJay
HELLO! Due to the massive influx of people this morning, we are experiencing serious problems with server overload. The forums were shut down at 11:00AM ET. Feel free to check back every half hour or so. But please don't hit the "refresh" button on your Web browser every 5 seconds, or we'll never come back online. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Everyone go there and hit refresh like crazy!!!!!!!

4 posted on 11/06/2002 8:11:24 AM PST by 2banana
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To: Jaxter
http://nationalreview.com/thecorner/corner.asp
posted link to DU and that prolly drove even more traffic
5 posted on 11/06/2002 8:11:44 AM PST by Jened
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To: Jaxter
Call the WAAAHmbulance!
6 posted on 11/06/2002 8:13:14 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: HamiltonJay
I just tried www.dnc.com. It is down as well.
7 posted on 11/06/2002 8:13:46 AM PST by TexasNative2000
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To: HamiltonJay
Schadenfreude.
8 posted on 11/06/2002 8:14:05 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: 2banana
But please don't hit the "refresh" button on your Web browser every 5 seconds, or we'll never come back online.

Gee, is it really that easy?

9 posted on 11/06/2002 8:14:52 AM PST by twas
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To: HamiltonJay
sounds like they could use a fund drive
10 posted on 11/06/2002 8:15:30 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: rdb3; Sabertooth; Southack; JohnHuang2; dansangel; hchutch; Grampa Dave; Howlin; FreedomPoster; ...
OMG Ping!

When you thought things couldn't get any better!

12 posted on 11/06/2002 8:16:33 AM PST by mhking
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To: twas
But please don't hit the "refresh" button on your Web browser every 5 seconds, or we'll never come back online.

I wouldn't dream of it.... What are they running for their 'server'? Windows 95? LOL!

13 posted on 11/06/2002 8:17:54 AM PST by Snowy
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To: HamiltonJay
Neal Boortz was talking about this a little bit ago. He said they acted like they were ready to drink the kool- aid.
14 posted on 11/06/2002 8:18:38 AM PST by freedom4ever
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To: Conservative Dr.Pepper Drinker
Boortz told all of his listeners to go over and check out all the hand-wringing and crying and lying. He read a post on the air where they claimed that the election of Sonny Perdue as Georgia governor was a sign that the state was full of racist rednecks!

Of course, you know where McAuliffe gets his talking points...

They may as well put up black bunting!!!![LOL]

15 posted on 11/06/2002 8:18:44 AM PST by mhking
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To: HamiltonJay
I suppose that even a forum like that on DU has some limits. They probably shut down because of the inane comments they were getting from their usual supporters. They surely must have been embarrassed. I have only been to the web site a couple of times and I noticed today that they were even wilder than they normally are. I realize that "normally" isn't a good word to associate with DU.
16 posted on 11/06/2002 8:18:47 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: freedom4ever
He said they acted like they were ready to drink the kool- aid.

Just wait'll this afternoon when McAuliffe commits ritual seppuku on national television! [LOL]

17 posted on 11/06/2002 8:20:27 AM PST by mhking
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To: Jaxter
I love this picture. It has served as my laptop wallpaper since the 2000 election. It's SSSOOOOOOOOO funny!
18 posted on 11/06/2002 8:20:43 AM PST by Conservative independent
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To: 2banana
Everyone go there and hit refresh like crazy!!!!!!!

Now that is mean spirited!

I love it!

I'm holding a DU login for just the right time. Figure I'll get banned within 5 mins. So got to make it count.

19 posted on 11/06/2002 8:22:49 AM PST by McGruff
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To: mhking
does life get any better than today.

To all you progressive liberal democrats

KISS MY ASS!

loosers
20 posted on 11/06/2002 8:23:54 AM PST by hapy
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To: Jened
I followed the link.

The great thing is, if all the DU'ers who say "I'm leaving" actually leave, we'll take commanding control of the senate in 2004.

SORE LOSERMANS the bunch. WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH.. Move to Canada you lamers.
21 posted on 11/06/2002 8:24:28 AM PST by Johnny Gage
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To: McGruff
If anybody out there has the Opera browser, load up DU and set it to auto-refresh every 15 seconds or so...

This is fun!
22 posted on 11/06/2002 8:26:04 AM PST by bigaln2
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To: HamiltonJay
Darn. I'd been enjoying DU all morning.

From the comments, it looked as if substantially more than 50 percent of the "democratic underground" despises the Democrat Party as much as they hate their nemesis, "Shrub."

They are really in a tizzy, and can't understand why their America-hating creed - as well as gay rights, abortion-for-teens, and socialism - don't resonate with Americans.

Many DU'ers are getting drunk or popping Xanax right now.

23 posted on 11/06/2002 8:26:08 AM PST by angkor
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To: HamiltonJay
That's OK. The disloyal oppositon is entitled to a day off for aromatherapy.

But just imagine, imagine, imagine . . . .

DU was down, so Sierra Tree Smith-Jones-Abernathy-Ferraro booked a heavy aromatherapy session. He/She arrived early and the sound of womyns singing Kumbaya drifted thru the lobby. Sierra had always liked that particularly diverse, world-music CD by Gathering Global Love. The "Save Gaia" poster on the walls lent a mellow ambience, helping Sierra relax a little from the crushing burden of the Nazi Republican victory the night before.

Suddenly, inspiration struck! "Hey, why doesn't medicare cover aromatherapy? Do you think we could win in 2004 on medicare coverage for aromatherapy? I'll email Cynthia McKinney and see what she thinks." Now that he had an action plan, Sierra felt better already. "I wonder if DU is back up," Sierra mused . . .

25 posted on 11/06/2002 8:27:13 AM PST by ffrancone
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To: twas
But please don't hit the "refresh" button on your Web browser every 5 seconds, or we'll never come back online.

Gee, is it really that easy?

There used to be a simple javascript page that was used for a DDoS attack on Hizbullah's website which would attempt to overload their server by requesting random non-existant pages every few seconds. People would open their browsers to that page and then minimize the window.

A short google search should provide the source code, if anyone's interested.

However, I believe the law has been made unduly harsh for these types of DDoS attacks. It would not seem wise to try this anymore.

26 posted on 11/06/2002 8:27:13 AM PST by Mr170IQ
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To: Snowy
Nah. IT is a Commodore 64.....
27 posted on 11/06/2002 8:27:37 AM PST by PetroniDE
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To: 2banana
Everyone go there and hit refresh like crazy!!!!!!!

NO!!! No disrupting!!!! Besides...it's too much fun to eavesdrop on their misery ....

28 posted on 11/06/2002 8:28:04 AM PST by wewillnotfail
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To: FreePaul
Well I doubt it was shut down simply because the postings were crazy... the guy who runs it is an absolute loon! Partisan to the extreme... as are most of the posters there... If it got shut down because of content it was likely because too many of their own troops were lambasting the dems. O'reilly made the mistake of giving this idiot air time once, and cut him off in less than a minute because all he was doing was ranting about the stolen election of 2000 etc etc etc.. .the usual insane left rhetoric. So I doubt it was because of overt partisanship it got shut down... if anything it was too much dissent.

Lets face it this guy banned any dissenting posts on that site at all for the weeks leading up to the elections.
29 posted on 11/06/2002 8:28:15 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay
LOL. Too many Freepers Gloating obviously. We outnumber them about 10-1 at the least.
30 posted on 11/06/2002 8:28:45 AM PST by finnman69
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To: mhking
this afternoon when McAuliffe commits ritual seppuku on national television!

We should get broadcast rights for that; put it on pay-per-view. Donate the proceeds to FR, and we'd never need another fund-raiser.

31 posted on 11/06/2002 8:29:02 AM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: FreePaul
They probably shut down because of the inane comments they were getting from their usual supporters. They surely must have been embarrassed.

I don't think so :) I don't think "embarassed" is in the range of emotions of DU'ers. If it were, they wouldn't be DU'ers.

32 posted on 11/06/2002 8:29:27 AM PST by ffrancone
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To: mhking
All we need is to root out the vote fraud in South Dakota:

Details on how to report it to the ACU are here:
http://www.conservative.org/cgi-data/doc_news/files/53.shtml
33 posted on 11/06/2002 8:30:49 AM PST by hchutch
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To: FreePaul
I'm still on the forums so please, ask me what you want me to find, and I'm more than happy to laugh my arse off and look it up. I'm in full gloat and glee mode today and still laughing just way, way, way too much. Another DU example of the koolaid fest:

"THE NAZIS ARE IN CONTROL!"

God, I love the smell of napalm on a DNC party in the morning.
34 posted on 11/06/2002 8:32:12 AM PST by Nuke'm Glowing
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To: mhking
Be still, my heart!
35 posted on 11/06/2002 8:33:35 AM PST by CatoRenasci
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To: mhking
Thanks for the ping.

The wailing and handwringing I saw on DU last night was so nearly suicidal, I wondered how the were able to construct their "Bush had this rigged" tinfoil hats.

Cue the band!

Don't stop whining about elections
Don't stop, give in to all your fears
Don't stop pining about rejections
Tomorrow has gone! Tomorrow has gone!

Ooooooo.... Don't you look sad....





36 posted on 11/06/2002 8:33:45 AM PST by Sabertooth
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To: HamiltonJay; Jaxter
Maybe we need to send some counselors over there before a mass suicide occurs. There were not all that stable to begin with, this may just push them over the edge.

Gawd, I am loving it. Does this make me sadistic?

This just proves that a grassroots effort can still be effective not only on a local, but on a state and national level as well. I would like to thank all you guys (and gals)from all over for assisting in the liberation of our country.
37 posted on 11/06/2002 8:36:12 AM PST by cdefreese
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To: Charles Henrickson
Huge schadenfruede.

I'm sorry, but liberals can be as self destructive as they want, but I don't want them draggin' me over the cliff with their suicidal foreign policy and bad economic plans. Apparently neither does the rest of the country.

38 posted on 11/06/2002 8:37:35 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: cdefreese
Maybe we need to send some counselors over there before a mass suicide occurs.

Nah...just a backhoe and a couple bags of lime.

39 posted on 11/06/2002 8:38:46 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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40 posted on 11/06/2002 8:38:49 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Sabertooth
Well, I think we really need to gear up that cruise to send off Alec Baldwin and Babs Streisand as I'm sure they're punch drunk this morning! I feel so good I'm singing the Pirates of the Carabean song "YO -HO YO - HO a Freeper's LIFE for me" (slight alteration you know!)
41 posted on 11/06/2002 8:39:50 AM PST by princess leah
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To: freedom4ever
Neal Boortz was talking about this a little bit ago. He said they acted like they were ready to drink the kool- aid.

They already drank the Clinton Kool-Aid a decade ago, and they're experiencing one of the delayed effects.

42 posted on 11/06/2002 8:39:55 AM PST by steve-b
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To: bigaln2

If anybody out there has the Opera browser, load up DU and set it to auto-refresh every 15 seconds or so...

I forgot about that.  I'm headed upstairs to the computer that has Opera on it.

Download Opera at:  http://www.opera.com/

 

43 posted on 11/06/2002 8:40:03 AM PST by Action-America
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To: FreePaul
Maybe the DUmmylanders were all demanding their contributions back. Waaaaaaa, those awful Republicans, they didn't surrender to al-quida like we would have. Now we will never have world peace and legal POT.
44 posted on 11/06/2002 8:40:31 AM PST by MrNeutron1962
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To: InvisibleChurch
sounds like they could use a fund drive

Nah... would never work. All they would do is re-distribute the money to those that didn't contribute! (for the children you know!)

45 posted on 11/06/2002 8:42:44 AM PST by adaven
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To: Snowy
Actually, a scan through www.visualroute.com shows that DU runs Apache. No mention however of what OS they're running, but it's definitely not something running MS PWS or MS IIS.
46 posted on 11/06/2002 8:44:37 AM PST by MetalliDragon
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To: Johnny Gage
"SORE LOSERMANS the bunch. WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH.. Move to Canada you lamers."

Ehhhh no thanks.... we have more than enough of their ilk up here already.

Maybe you can sell them on Antarctica.
47 posted on 11/06/2002 8:44:57 AM PST by Jason Kauppinen
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To: 2banana
hey.. maybe we should all visit Barbra's site and do the same thing. ready? on the count of three.. 1..2.....3...
48 posted on 11/06/2002 8:44:59 AM PST by TxBec
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To: MrNeutron1962
HELLO!
Due to the massive influx of people this morning, we are experiencing serious problems with server overload.
The forums were shut down at 11:00AM ET. Feel free to check back every half hour or so. But please don't hit the
"refresh" button on your Web browser every 5 seconds, or we'll never come back online.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Use the free time to do something constructive. It's not healty to sit inside stewing over last night's loss.
Go for a walk outside. Or call an old friend. It will make you feel better.

Page last updated 11:00AM ET

LMAOROFL
49 posted on 11/06/2002 8:46:48 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: HamiltonJay
DU is back up.

I know that Jim Rob is giving us a break today with these DU threads and I thank him for it, but let's remember, they are not the anti Free Republic. Jim asked us a long time ago not post from there. I agree with him. My guess is that it's because DU is mostly irrelevant and not newsworthy. Let's not give a minor website plenty of hits. It's what they want.
50 posted on 11/06/2002 8:47:18 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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