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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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To: mhking

101 posted on 11/06/2002 2:48:37 PM PST by VaBthang4
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To: VaBthang4
That site really sucks.

No pics and very few posters with anything intelligent to say.

They congratulate each other on the number of posts they manage to type with 2 fingers, and include quotes from famous commies or other misfits in their posts to let everyone know they went to college.

They also cannot express themseves without foul language.

102 posted on 11/06/2002 2:54:30 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: nicks bad seed
I have been popping into DU just to read the posts for quite a while now. There is a big difference that I have noted between FR & DU other than ideology. I see no humor at DU. I know they are pretty unhappy now & I wouldn't expect any joking around but before, they completely lack humor. No one clowns around or makes wisecrack or tells jokes, ever. Have you noticed that?
103 posted on 11/06/2002 3:05:05 PM PST by Ditter
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To: HamiltonJay
They probably are using a couple of Osbournes for servers
104 posted on 11/06/2002 3:15:14 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: f.Christian
I think if Jefford's hadn't defected, and we hadn't gained control of the senate, that we probably would have won more in this election.

Uh-oh, jeffords better watch is spineless back, he seems to have pi**ed off everyone!

"You take him."
"NO, you take him. You had him first."

BWHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry jeffords, NO SOUP FOR YOU

105 posted on 11/06/2002 3:22:39 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Re: the whole Democrat Party crashing:
Last night, for some reason, the words and melody to the old song "Wipeout" kept going through my head. I wonder if any freeper posted that song on the DU site?
106 posted on 11/06/2002 4:16:18 PM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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The operators at DUh should maintain their site better. That includes emptying the trash regularly:


107 posted on 11/06/2002 5:35:40 PM PST by weegee
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To: Petronski
OK, I gave in and checked it out (DU that is). Wow, what a bunch of deluded people! Had to come back to FR where it's (somewhat) sane! LOL! ;-)
108 posted on 11/06/2002 5:40:02 PM PST by sneakers
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To: Conservative Dr.Pepper Drinker
What load? :) They only have a few hundred regular whiners. I find it amusing when similar topics are being discussed here and there. Here you'll see hundreds or thousands of posts and there maybe 15. What a joke!

Yeah, but have you seen their server?


109 posted on 11/06/2002 5:59:38 PM PST by Timesink
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To: f.Christian
How about this gem?
I'd love to see things get absolutely desperate here economically. Other than Saddam releasing WMD on our troops during the invasion, this is one of our best hopes.
-- "tedoll78", in the DU thread "How bad does it have to get?"

110 posted on 11/06/2002 6:11:57 PM PST by Dan Day
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To: Stand Watch Listen

111 posted on 11/06/2002 6:16:15 PM PST by ALS
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To: Dan Day
the axis of evil...loser/hate/envy/race/gender rhetoric!
112 posted on 11/06/2002 6:16:44 PM PST by f.Christian
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To: weegee

114 posted on 11/06/2002 6:27:12 PM PST by ALS
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To: HamiltonJay
They must have me banned, because all I get is:


Due to the unexpectedly high traffic to our website since election day, we are currently limiting access to our message board. Only individuals who have donated to Democratic Underground during the last year are being given access. This is a temporary change which will only be in effect until our traffic returns to it's pre-election levels.

We regret having to implement this change, but we felt it was the fairest way to keep the website open during this difficult time. We are currently planning a significant and costly server upgrade so we will not face this problem again in the future.

Please be aware that if you donate, we cannot give you access to the forums until we make it into the office tomorrow morning.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

115 posted on 11/06/2002 6:37:25 PM PST by dark_lord
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To: HamiltonJay
It was entertaining watching the Rats at DU melt down today. They did shut down the forums to everyone but previous Dim Donaters, and are still taking donations. You can buy a cheap T-Shirt for $40 bucks.

They also are "allowing" acess to their "articles". Typical Rat Ramblings but one article did pique my interest. I even read it twice for pure entertainment value...

How Dare They Tell us How to Mourn

Click here

Well.......I guess Minnesotans dared to tell you how NOT to mourn!!!
116 posted on 11/06/2002 6:40:05 PM PST by NewsFlash
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To: Publius6961
Yes -- that's just what I was thinking


I looked at it earlier this morning before it was "overrun" and then checked back in when it was up again.....now, tonight, I see it's "overrun" again....and then I came to the conclusion you have in your post....they don't want anyone to be able to read what they're saying.....jeez - they are pathetic
117 posted on 11/06/2002 7:07:49 PM PST by oline
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To: dark_lord
So if I send DU a wooden Indian nickel, will they let me sign up as "T. Johnson"?

Or maybe I'll go with "Chief Stuffingballot."
118 posted on 11/06/2002 7:25:36 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: HamiltonJay
My e-mail to Democratic Underground:

It is despicable that you have closed the forum to only those who send you cash. Where is your commitment to free speech? Doesn't Terry McAuilfee have enough money?

119 posted on 11/06/2002 7:34:03 PM PST by friendly
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To: weegee
LOL! After we were obviously cleaning the RATS' clock last night, this was my favorite highlight. I just can't stop laughing at this picture, it is priceless. He sat there on CNN with that trash can on his head for a whole segment!!
120 posted on 11/06/2002 7:35:32 PM PST by GWfan
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To: VaBthang4
I love it.
121 posted on 11/06/2002 7:35:54 PM PST by GWfan
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To: dark_lord
CLICK HERE TO GET IN
122 posted on 11/06/2002 7:56:24 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: GWfan
I think that maybe Carville was trying to get a laugh from the Republicans nationally with that prop. Endear himself has the left's new class clown/court jester; watch out though, there may still be venom in that snake.
123 posted on 11/06/2002 8:06:16 PM PST by weegee
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How about Bubba Crazywhores?
124 posted on 11/06/2002 8:09:31 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Believe me, I know what a slithering slime he is. He is full of venom and lies. But it was still hilarious because he kept it on his head so long and he wasn't talking....now if this new tactic of shutting up and sticking a trash can on one's head would only rub off on Eleanor Clift.
125 posted on 11/06/2002 8:11:26 PM PST by GWfan
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To: doug from upland
post 122, thanks that link works!
126 posted on 11/07/2002 1:45:57 AM PST by Joy Angela
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To: GWfan
I think he was crying and didn't want anyone to see!
127 posted on 11/07/2002 5:13:57 PM PST by I still care
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To: sweetliberty
SmirkingChimp.com shut down too!



Message boards are temporarily available only to registered users



128 posted on 11/07/2002 5:34:31 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
You do know that it's a ruse don't you, at least at the DU?

RAT PALACE

129 posted on 11/07/2002 5:37:31 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: TLBSHOW
I almost feel guilty. They're asking each other about help with depression and such. Ranting on about how their leadership has failed them and demanding resignations all around. I almost wish they'd feel better.....

Almost, but not really...

Has anyone sent their letters of congratulations yet? I have.

130 posted on 11/07/2002 5:43:31 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: TLBSHOW
They're making things up there now:

LadyDemocrat Donating Member (2024 posts) Click to EMail LadyDemocrat Click to send private message to LadyDemocrat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster Click to add this poster to your Friend List
Nov-07-02, 07:23 PM (ET)
OMGOD..I am watching a protest out of my window right now CHGO
All of the POLICE are in a line right now stretched across Michigan Ave. They are stopping everyone even the people that work and live on my street.
It looks very controlled and there are people running and police are after them.

GD'it they will not report this.

I wish I still have my camera I could have gotten some great pictures that you guys will never see.

Huge signs that say CLASS WARFARE, NEGATIVE BUSH SIGNS.

  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING VERY LOUD LadyDemocrat Nov-07-02 1
   Ohmygosh... Jen6 11/07/2002 3
 Then it is up to you! GOPisEvil Nov-07-02 2
   Our condo faces Wacker Dr. On Michigan Ave LadyDemocrat 11/07/2002 4
 Is anyone anywhere reporting on this? n/t hatrack Nov-07-02 5
   They are showing only one side of the protest LadyDemocrat 11/07/2002 6
   We have hellicopters(?) above & on the side of our bldg. LadyDemocrat 11/07/2002 7
 LadyDemocrat (stay safe) - could it be this? johnhorne Nov-07-02 8
   They are claiming the reason that they arrested people were LadyDemocrat 11/07/2002 12
 It's Day 2 of the DICTATORSHIP radfringe Nov-07-02 9
 I remember when I was a kid growing up in Chicago. myvotedontcountyet Nov-07-02 10
 suggest radfringe Nov-07-02 11
   Most of the people look like College Students LadyDemocrat 11/07/2002 13

131 posted on 11/07/2002 5:45:16 PM PST by TroutStalker
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To: TroutStalker
Notice that the 'rat poster hasn't put any links to this "News" to verify this...
132 posted on 11/07/2002 5:47:24 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: TroutStalker
Why would I want to carry a sign that read "CLASS WARFARE, NEGATIVE BUSH SIGNS"? It doesn't even make sense.
133 posted on 11/07/2002 5:48:07 PM PST by Timesink
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134 posted on 11/07/2002 5:49:11 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: HamiltonJay
HELLO! Due to the massive influx of people this morning,(such as illegal aliens crossing the borders) we are experiencing serious problems with server overload.(such as over-loaded schools, medical facilities, public asisstance programs, transportation and infrastructure-to name a few) The forums were shut down at 11:00AM ET.(much like the borders should be closed) Feel free to check back every half hour or so.(feel free to apply for a visa) But please don't hit the "refresh" button on your Web browser every 5 seconds,(as in 'don't keep crossing the borders after we kick your asses out') or we'll never come back online.(we may have to allow armed citizens to pop anyone sneaking back in) Sorry for the inconvenience.
135 posted on 11/07/2002 5:49:30 PM PST by Thumper1960
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To: TroutStalker
That is a fake page
136 posted on 11/07/2002 5:49:30 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Timesink
It makes about as much sense as McCawful claiming that Republicans were calling black voters telling them to vote on the 6th. Last I checked, the phone book doesn't list skin color.
137 posted on 11/07/2002 5:50:22 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: RandallFlagg
I was going to post more, but that window locked up. They are crying about martial law, and waiting for the knock in the middle of the night to be "disappeared".
138 posted on 11/07/2002 5:50:43 PM PST by TroutStalker
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To: doug from upland
"... CLICK HERE TO GET IN"

ROFLOL!:

Need Some Help/Info With Depression (DU.com)

DU Poster #1: "... Tuesday's horridness seems to have shoved me back down the big gaping hole of clinical depression. I'm currently on Prozac but Tuesday seems to have negated any benefit the drug had."

DU Poster #2: "... Get professional help immediately! See a doctor."

DU Poster #3: "... But, it was my doctor that told me about DU..."

139 posted on 11/07/2002 5:52:23 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: HamiltonJay
Why do we care? Seriously? How does one better themselves by reading this crap?

I'm a little surprised by the 'told-ya-so' attitude. We're better than that, and them.
140 posted on 11/07/2002 5:52:51 PM PST by NAV1
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To: TLBSHOW
See for yourself:

OMGOD..I am watching a protest out of my window right now CHGO

141 posted on 11/07/2002 5:54:12 PM PST by TroutStalker
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To: The KG9 Kid
BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!!
142 posted on 11/07/2002 5:54:50 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: The KG9 Kid
DU Poster #3: "... But, it was my doctor that told me about DU..."

So much for the Hippocratic Oath.

143 posted on 11/07/2002 5:55:25 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: All
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, who is "bunky" on DUh?

"I feel alone too... hold me. "

144 posted on 11/07/2002 5:56:52 PM PST by Snowy
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To: The KG9 Kid
I just found this wonderful line: "I cried FOR FIVE MINUTES after I left the Ron Kirk "victory" Party (the last person I said goodbye to was Sheila Jackson Lee)."

You sure it was Kirk's loss that caused you to cry, dear?

145 posted on 11/07/2002 5:57:27 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Johnny Gage
The great thing is, if all the DU'ers who say "I'm leaving" actually leave...

Yeah, and I'm still waiting for the Baldwin boys to leave the US. Sigh...

146 posted on 11/07/2002 5:59:49 PM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: NAV1
----Why do we care? Seriously? How does one better themselves by reading this crap? I'm a little surprised by the 'told-ya-so' attitude. We're better than that, and them.----

Because we must never forget what we’ve always fought against.

147 posted on 11/07/2002 6:00:03 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Joy Angela
Darn, I think the RAT idiots caught on and finally have managed to lock me out.
148 posted on 11/07/2002 8:11:37 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
Yeah ... looks like after two solid days, they finally figured out which switch to flip.
149 posted on 11/07/2002 8:37:58 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Jaxter
I just love that official seal of the rats. A sniveling baby.

Nam Vet

150 posted on 11/07/2002 8:39:59 PM PST by Nam Vet
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