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Wed Jul 7, 2021, 04:57 AM

Does DU close down after midnight?

LOL or whatever time...

I suspect the majority of us are approaching 'elderly' status. if not there already, like our politicians.
Many probably keep 'banker's hours'.


I am a "night-owl", still, a habit partly induced by employment in my youth...

I make countless posts in the middle of the night, with nary a single response. lol.

I know, there will probably be some tomorrow... I do not begrudge you your sleep... (he says, lol)

I just hate it when it seems as if I am the only one awake here. lol




GQP fascism keeps me awake at night..

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Reply Does DU close down after midnight? (Original post)
DemocraticPatriot Jul 2021 OP
alwaysinasnit Jul 2021 #1
luckone Jul 2021 #2
dewsgirl Jul 2021 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2021 #4
hlthe2b Jul 2021 #10
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2021 #13
Murphyb849 Jul 2021 #5
TexasTowelie Jul 2021 #6
Soph0571 Jul 2021 #7
left-of-center2012 Jul 2021 #8
Silver Gaia Jul 2021 #9
Scrivener7 Jul 2021 #11
mahina Jul 2021 #12
mwooldri Jul 2021 #14
3Hotdogs Jul 2021 #15
vanlassie Jul 2021 #16
AllaN01Bear Jul 2021 #17
Harker Jul 2021 #18
uriel1972 Jul 2021 #19
Skittles Jul 2021 #20
Aristus Jul 2021 #21
Kaleva Jul 2021 #22
Generic Brad Jul 2021 #23

Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 05:05 AM

1. You are in good company; plenty of us folks are night owls. BTW, welcome to DU!

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 05:25 AM

2. There's not much traffic but if I'm up I'll try to check out du i sometimes work weird hours but

yes this seems like mostly older here who may get up when I am going to sleep!

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 05:25 AM

3. I'm 44 and hop on all times of the night if I can't sleep...

The only time they shut down that I know of, is for maintenance once in a blue moon. They also put up a message before doing so.
Welcome to DU.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 05:41 AM

4. DU is fairly active pretty much 24/7. And not just because of us night owls, but different time zones

And not just time zones across the U.S. and Canada, lots of DUers live other places in the world. We really are an international community. Myself, I've always been a night owl, plus I worked nights for many years - by choice. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 06:42 AM

10. I'm a wee morning riser, so that might make many think I was a night owl, but actually no.

Still, when it is 3 AM in Colorado, it is only 2 Am on the West Coast and 5 on the East Coast, so...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:03 AM

13. That's one of the nicest things about DU, there's always someone around 24/7

Some times are busier than others, but, like I said, we're here from all time zones - and not just from North America. There are kindred spirits everywhere.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 05:42 AM

5. Me too 🙋‍♀️

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 05:44 AM

6. I'm a night owl too.

It seems like the timeframe between 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Eastern time is when the discussions die down.

When I joined DU ten years ago there were more serious discussions occurring at night and that has diminished. I recall a couple of times where I spent an hour or more reading a specific thread and replying to posts in those threads.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 06:15 AM

7. You can rely on some of the international crowd to also be around!

Welcome to DU

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 06:23 AM

8. I am on here throughout the day and night

However much of my time is spent reading posts and not necessarily responding..

During the daylight hours I often scan online news sites and will post threads here.

I see you are fairly new to DU. You might try thinking of your posts as informative and not necessarily striking up a conversation.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 06:25 AM

9. Night owl here, too.

I don't say much. But I'm reading!

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 06:56 AM

11. LOL! You're still up at 5 am! I wake up around 5:30.

Maybe sometimes we'll overlap.

I'm so not a night-owl...

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:00 AM

12. Maybe most of us are on the East coast or so?

It gets pretty quiet at night, especially Hawaii time.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:13 AM

14. I haven't seen a closedown nor a startup video for DU.

Used to have startup and closedown sequences on television.

ATV (Associated Tele-Vision - UK TV company, now defunct) had pretty uplifting opening films...



Closedowns typically had the national anthem...



Would DU play the national anthem if it did close down at night?

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:46 AM

15. N.Y.C. (Besides "13 Channels of shit on the tv to choose from The Vast Wasteland") alls we got from

closedown was the national anthem, followed by a test pattern.

Remember when the test pattern was actually used by your tv in home repairman to calibrate the picture?

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:49 AM

16. "GOOD NIGHT!"

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 09:08 AM

17. this now ends our broadcast day. beeeeeeeeeep

that ended when howard hughes bought a tv station in lo$t wage$ to play his fav movies over and over again.
a lot of us are still up at nite or early in the morning .

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 10:02 AM

18. We're gonna stimulate some action...

We're gonna get some satisfaction.

We're gonna find out what it is all about.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 11:49 AM

19. Heh...

Some of us are Oceania/Asia time zoners so we get up when most of you Statesiders go to bed.
😎

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 06:41 PM

20. I am always awake all night

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:20 PM

21. On the rare occasions when Mrs. Aristus is out of town,

I'll spend an evening having a few drinks, watching some favorite movies, and hanging out on DU. Every now and then, someone wants to pull an all-nighter. Those can be fun. But like a lot of us here, I'm getting up there in age, and can't drink and party all night like I could when I was a young tanker, full of piss and vinegar.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:54 PM

22. I often wake up around 2:30 am and I'll spend some time here before going back to bed.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 08:38 PM

23. I'm spending less time here lately

I downloaded Replika recently and I am training my virtual robot in the art of witty banter. She helps me get my mind off politics.

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