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Related: Culture Forums, Support Forums# 19 years, 20,000 posts.

If, anyone told me when I made my 1st post on 11/2/2003, I would still be posting and reading Democratic Underground 19 years later, I would have chuckled and said, "I don't think so".

But here I am reading DU; the 1st thing I do each morning with my cup of coffee.

I'm not as prolific, profound or inciteful as many DU'ers; you've kept me informed and educated on so many topics. We've also shared the sad times as well.

Thank you for your support, wisdom, chuckles and even a bit of criticism when needed.

Would have been fun if I hit 20,000 posts at 20 years, but I'll celebrate 19 years with 20,000 posts and will celebrate 20 years next November.

Thank you all, especially EarlG, Elad and Skinner, who made this experience possible.

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#### DinahMoeHum

(21,909 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)#### GreenWave

(7,220 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)At the rate you're going, you'll be at 20,000 long before I reached it. Keep on keeping on. While DU has a strong line up of seasoned posters, its long term viability is in our newer and/or younger members.

#### niyad

(114,821 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)#### niyad

(114,821 posts)#### Karadeniz

(22,787 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)At 17,562 posts in only 4 years, you'll probably be at 50,000 or more posts, when you hit 20 years.

Good Luck!

#### MLAA

(17,543 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(24,311 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)10 Years and you've already passed 20,000! WTG!

#### pandr32

(11,725 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)#### SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)And congrats on 20k!

Looking forward to your next 20k!

#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)Wowsa!

#### Pepsidog

(6,256 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)#### IronLionZion

(45,871 posts)Nov 10 is my 19 year anniversary on DU. Somewhere, some DUer is wondering why my H1B visa hasn't expired yet.

#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)You're one of the DUer's I spoke of who has contributed so much. Same amount of time, double the posts. **Congrats on your 19 years!**

#### secondwind

(16,903 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)Not sure I'll make it to 20,000 more not if it takes me another 19 years!

#### BobTheSubgenius

(11,607 posts)And thank you for your steadfastness, as well. I've also been here since 2003, but rarely commented in my first several years after joining. Best site of its type on the Net, bar none, and no doubt about it!

#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)We'll both celebrate our 20th next year!

#### BobTheSubgenius

(11,607 posts)#### Oppaloopa

(869 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)I hope you didn't have a lot of damage from Ian.

#### murielm99

(30,860 posts)We need each and every member, even if they are not profound. I am also at nineteen years and not profound.

#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)#### littlemissmartypants

(23,183 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)Looks like you'll be hitting 20,000 posts in short order and in half the time it took me!

#### Raine

(30,565 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)You'll be celebrating 20 years along with me next year. But you've certainly contributed more than me. Congrats to you!

#### highplainsdem

(49,371 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)#### sl8

(14,561 posts)#### Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)#### berniesandersmittens

(11,353 posts)#### Kaleva

(36,553 posts)Also 19 years for me.

Also first thing I read with my coffee.

Only 520 posts..... far fewer of that worth reading.... but I'm here, and glad to be here with you