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Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 09:23 AM Nov 2022

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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19 years, 20,000 posts. (Original Post) Fla Dem Nov 2022 OP
Congratulations. Join the club. DinahMoeHum Nov 2022 #1
Thank you! Congratulations to your 20 years AND 20,000 plus posts! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #6
Mighty inspiring words for those of us barely hatching. GreenWave Nov 2022 #2
Thank You! The years fly by. You'll reach your own milestones. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #9
Congratulations on your 19th! You are a valued member of this community. niyad Nov 2022 #3
Thank you niyad. Enjoy reading your posts, They're among the best! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #7
You are most welcome. And thank you for those kind words. niyad Nov 2022 #10
Congratulations!!! Karadeniz Nov 2022 #4
Thank You! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #8
Congrats Fla Dem! MLAA Nov 2022 #5
Thanks MLAA! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #35
Here's to another 19 years! 3catwoman3 Nov 2022 #11
Thank you catwoman3! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #36
Congratulations on 19 years and 20,000 posts! pandr32 Nov 2022 #12
Thank you pandr32! You're halfway there!! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #37
Happy DUversary! SheltieLover Nov 2022 #13
Thanks SheltieLover, but look at you! Here only 2 years and almost 50,000 posts. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #34
Keep up the fight in Fla. Pepsidog Nov 2022 #14
In it to win it Pepsidog. Thanks for the congratulations. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #33
Congrats, I'm right there with you IronLionZion Nov 2022 #15
LoL. Thanks for the congrats. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #32
Congrats, Fla Dem! Here's to 20,000 more! secondwind Nov 2022 #16
Hi secondwind, thank you for the congrats! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #31
Congratulations on what has obviously become a great choice. BobTheSubgenius Nov 2022 #17
Thanks Bob, it took me a while as well to become a regular commentor. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #24
Cheers, FD! BobTheSubgenius Nov 2022 #39
I am right here in Clearwater Oppaloopa Nov 2022 #18
Thank you Oppaloopa. I'm on the NE coast. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #25
Congrats on your anniversary. murielm99 Nov 2022 #19
Thank you murielm. Yes indeed, knowing there's always support here is wonderful. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #26
Congratulations, Fla Dem! ❤️ littlemissmartypants Nov 2022 #20
Thank you littlemissmartypants Fla Dem Nov 2022 #27
CONGRATULATIONS!!! 🥳🌹👍 nt Raine Nov 2022 #21
Thanks Raine! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #30
Congratulations! highplainsdem Nov 2022 #22
Thanks highplainsdem ! Fla Dem Nov 2022 #29
Congratulations! nt sl8 Nov 2022 #23
Thanks sl8. Love your daily selection of photos. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #28
Cheers to 19 years! berniesandersmittens Nov 2022 #38
Congrats! Kaleva Nov 2022 #40
Congrats Eureka Nov 2022 #41

Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)
9. Thank You! The years fly by. You'll reach your own milestones.
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 10:29 AM
Nov 2022

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.

Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)
8. Thank You!
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 10:18 AM
Nov 2022

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!


(45,871 posts)
15. Congrats, I'm right there with you
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 11:39 AM
Nov 2022

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)
32. LoL. Thanks for the congrats.
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 09:03 PM
Nov 2022

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!

Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)
31. Hi secondwind, thank you for the congrats!
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 08:58 PM
Nov 2022

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


(11,607 posts)
17. Congratulations on what has obviously become a great choice.
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 11:46 AM
Nov 2022

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)
24. Thanks Bob, it took me a while as well to become a regular commentor.
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 08:38 PM
Nov 2022

We'll both celebrate our 20th next year!


(30,860 posts)
19. Congrats on your anniversary.
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 12:16 PM
Nov 2022

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)
27. Thank you littlemissmartypants
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 08:49 PM
Nov 2022

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

Fla Dem

(24,226 posts)
30. Thanks Raine!
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 08:56 PM
Nov 2022

You'll be celebrating 20 years along with me next year. But you've certainly contributed more than me. Congrats to you!


(523 posts)
41. Congrats
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 06:07 AM
Nov 2022

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

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