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Mar 1, 2020Liked by Nick Kranz

Thank God the typos are coming with us!

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Thank God YOU came with us! (To keep things in perspective.)

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Sadly this is blocked from my work computer so I will only be here very occasionally. 😭

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Interesting. I wonder what policy is preventing this li'l ol' site from getting through.

I've found the site works pretty well on mobile, however.

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We seem to have opt-in more than opt out. If a site doesn’t fit one of many categories, or they don’t know how to categorize it, it ends up blocked. It’s super frustrating.

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Same for me. We might work in just more a security focused arena

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This site is blocked for me, though the old one was too after about 2013. I have done this on my phone the entire time since, is fine

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They can't have already detected Twist and blacklisted the domain, can they? I haven't seen FireStarkey or DC yet either, so it can't be because of them?

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Twist hasn't logged in yet

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I’m having a hard time logging in on my phone but I think it might be working now?

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Reading threads on the phone is a challenge tho

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our work has some inexplicables, best we can figure is certain IP ranges is blocked cuz a few within that ranges are [gambling, pr0n, ]

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Now I'm trying to imagine the business model behind a gambling pr0n site, and it gets pretty wild...

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did someone say pr0n at work!? Ah I miss the good ole of days where I did nothing at work..

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Mar 2, 2020Liked by Erik Johannessen

OK. Finally settled on a new name

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CAL

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GO BEARS!

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I went to the A's pre-season on Saturday. I gave and immediately received a half-dozen enthusiastic GO BEARS! So satisfying.

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I need that painting. I spent too much time in Evans and now I need this painting on a spiritual level.

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Heh. Yeah. Way too much time spent in Evans too.

Would be a good add to the decor of my game/sportyball cave.

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That is wonderful.

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happy 50th bday over the weekend to HeyAlumniGo

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HBD HAG!

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Thanks

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Happy B'day, HAG! Entering one's sixth decade isn't so bad as having plowed ahead into one's seventh. 😯😯

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Thanks Fiat. I'm still maybe single digits or definitely teens mentally so I'm good!

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lold

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at least it wasnt the first thing that was flagged as "inappropriate"

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

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Thanks

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What? You didn't say anything this weekend, and I saw you Thursday and Saturday. HBD man

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I know, WTF!? I saw him Saturday and he didn't mention it. Now I definitely gotta take you out to dinner, dude.

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I guess I really don't care about celebrating my birthday

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...he said, while kicking a rock and wiping away a solitary tear.

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<sniff>

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^^^ this comment is under the "1 reply" button every time I've loaded the dbd today. Every. Single. Time.

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i guess i could have posted something on Fri ...

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Happy birthday!

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Thanks rr22

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Mar 2, 2020Liked by Rob Hwang

Good luck with the new site, y'all!

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So, we gonna hit 1k comments today, or what?

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1

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PRO

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bought bleacher tickets to A's vs. Astros* on Monday, 3/30, to heckle the cheaters. GO!!

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A's!!!!

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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I vote to change Super Tuesday to Super Taco Tuesday

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I was really hoping that Super Tuesday would coincide with Fat Tuesday so we could get Super Fat Tuesday

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We already have that every week!

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We had super tasty pork shoulder tacos with mole last night, and panna cotta with wine infused pears for desert.

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Oh shit I forgot to vote! I need to do it tonight and drop it off tomorrow

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Mayor Pete drops out.

Looks like it's pretty much Bernie vs. Biden the rest of the way.

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Klobuchar too, to endorse Biden.

Obviously helps Biden, but probably helps Warren hit delegate thresholds, at least. Her path to the nomination is unlikely, at this point, but really, campaigns generally end when the candidate runs out of money, not viability.

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Warren probably gets VP candidacy over anyone now. I don't see Sanders/Biden working together, and while it's a bit cold to say it like this...Warren has the woman factor going for her politically. Biden is super centrist, too, so having someone like Warren has his VP will help him connect with the more progressive Democrats.

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Warren's a bit old for an already old Presidential nominee, and she doesn't come from a battleground state. She'd be a fantastic pick for Secretary of the Treasury but I'd much prefer someone like Julian Castro as a VP pick.

Though Bernie might have second thoughts on the optics of picking a Castro as his running mate...

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Pete & Klobs both dropping out now instead of Wednesday (after we see what might have happened tomorrow) tells me someone (the DNC?) wrote some big checks or made some other lofty promises in order to try to prop up Biden and try to bury Bernie & Mike B.

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I don't think I need a DNC conspiracy theory to explain the drop outs. You can use self-interest just as well. You can look at polling and delegate math projections and decide, if your Presidential bid looks like it isn't catching fire, who do you want to win the nomination, and then act in a way that maximizes the likelihood of that happening. In this case, 15% thresholds to get _any_ delegates makes dropping out now and endorsing a favored alternative a high-leverage point that will be gone in a couple days, especially if you are unlikely to win many of those delegates yourself.

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Exactly, you look hella lame hanging around and not getting any delegates - if you believe you have any future in the party, it behooves you to drop out.

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Depends on whether you think you can come close to getting some delegates in some states. And on your tolerance for Biden.

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Sure, my main point is that both Pete and Amy dropping out could be explained by rational self-interest without any DNC cabal pulling strings behind the scenes.

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Klobuchar only wanted to outlast Mayo Pete

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Suicide pact like Rome and Juliet! Fitting

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Or they just figured they had more to gain by pleasing party bosses and dropping out than by pressing on. They both have decades left in the party

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Hahaha "party bosses"

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Also I was just reading a NYT op ed about how the race is now just Bernie v Biden, and a huge Bloomberg banner ad interrupted the middle of the article. Was hilarious

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Elizabeth Warren is still there. Outpolling Biden in some California polls

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Doesn't seem like she has much of a path to a delegate lead though.

But I should be clear: if you like Elizabeth Warren the best, absolutely vote for her on Tuesday.

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I think any potential path will be a lot more clear after tomorrow.

But if you can raise enough money to stay in the race to amass enough delegates to matter, you can have an influence on the party platform, and I can see Warren valuing that leverage more than some of the other candidates.

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I sort of take find that line, oft repeated, a bit silly. I think ppl can vote for whomever they want for whatever reason they want. Also it seems presumptuous to assert that a particular candidate’s failings are the result of some complicated game theory going on in voters’ minds

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Which must scare the DNC tremendously.

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DO THE DANCE NOW PETE

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I saw it stayed somewhere that if Pete runs for President in 2060, he will be younger then than Bernie is now. Mind blowing!

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yes, we have a lifetime of pete ahead of us [sad.gif]

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That’s it, I’m self deporting

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Dude, it’s all just a set up for a buddy comedy in which Pence tries to get Pete to sign up for conversion therapy and his ex-gf Amy K intercede and hilarity ensues

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Bright side for me is no more Bernie/Bloomberg/Biden after this I think, unless of course one of the wins the presidency. Warren probably could run once more if Trump were re-elected

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On this note, does the Democratic VP pick take on extra importance as the presumptive heir for a candidate potentially too old to run for a second term?

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Filled out my ballot yesterday; there was only one vote that I cared about for a primary election. In Los Angeles County, there is a vote on whether to give a civilian oversight panel subpoena power over the LA County Sheriff. I thought it was so critical to vote yes that I actually tried to sway how my wife voted on that measure. (though I kept my politicking to under a minute.)

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I filled my ballot out on Saturday morning and voted for Pete - oh well! I suspect my votes authorizing local bond measures are likely more impactful in any event

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For the first time in forever, I got hit up by a door to door candidate for president volunteer. It was very exciting. Though she was, I think, trying to be an 'anyone but bernie or warren' rather than actually supporting the stated candidate.

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My building has a security code to get in but one of my neighbors is having some work done so the door was propped open Saturday afternoon. Two young guys knocked on my door and were stumping for Bloomberg. Said they had driven down from NY and Conn. They emphasized Bloomberg and didn't run down anyone else. I didn't talk long because I was busy watching the Olympic Trials marathon and do have priorities.

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Hmmmmm

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It really is a daily bear dumb!

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I suppose I (or any other writer) could fix it, but at this point may as well roll with it.

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How do I post gifs of bouncing boobs? asking for a friend

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Depends on if it’s a hard(fake!) or soft G.

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Not the hard/soft analysis I expected in this thread.

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Just like Twist's surprise launch, some accidents are just horrifyingly appropriate.

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Twist and accidents seem to go hand in hand.

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something something wedding night?

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Right, that's even an actual story, not just a fun joke

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Rec’d.

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Hello world

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whoa... back from the dead.

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Couldn't resist jumping into the DBD for old times' sake.

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for the longest time I thought DBD stood for "Don't be dumb". TIL it stands for Daily Bear Dumb. Nonetheless, the constant reminder to not be dumb was helpful

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what's all this then

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welcome back to the nonsense-dome

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no u

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Bear dump😂😂😂😂😂

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Chris Matthews out at MSNBC.

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Yay! Thanks guys. Ready to make this my new home.

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Got ma season tix GO BEARS!

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If you close the page and come back, seems like you lose the info on which comments are new replies :(

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'SUP

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yo!

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Hey

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Also what's WFC's policy on Wikipedia links for things that definitely need one?

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Why would we have a policy on this?

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*someone* is evidently not familiar with the CGB front page phenomenon that is Gobears49

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Wait to ya get a load of DBD GB 49

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the what now?

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Tis a reference. A bad one but after I love to make awful jokes

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I pringled.

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Is this the most comments a DBD has had in years?

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No, not even close.

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Damn I've been missing out

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Not really. It's been in the 100-300 range mostly of late. It did hit 500+ just this year though.

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Can Substack steal - I mean borrow - the `z` functionality?

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In the great words of Steve Jobs, where he actually just quoted Picasso -- 'good artists copy; great artists steal'. We can forget his actions a decade later when Apple grew into a position of power and just accept the truth of the message.

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Just learned about this, but it sounds like one of my friends from college really supports it, and you all might be interested: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/18822

Ten years ago a few dozen students came together to take back their food system from corporate interests; they ended up creating the nation's most radical grocery store. We are the Berkeley Student Food Collective: a student group working to provide more accessible, more sustainable, and healthier food to the Berkeley community — while learning how to run a democratic business in the process. We've run our nonprofit, volunteer-run collective across from Lower Sproul entirely by student volunteers for ten years; we want your help making our next decade even better.

We're requesting your support for our Decade 2 fundraising campaign to grow our student-developed work fighting food insecurity, supporting local farmers and vendors, and creating more experiential education opportunities. But your support goes beyond our individual programs and operation. It goes toward keeping an ever-larger part of the food system out of corporate hands and in the democratic commons. It goes toward ensuring that the community served by our grocery store remains in control of it. It helps us secure a food system for people — not profit.

This campaign is dedicated to growing capacity for our core programs. Your contribution will go directly toward: increasing the availability of local produce from farmers otherwise marginalized from the food system and organic growers at up to 50% off for EBT users; funding visionary student-designed programming educating peers about systemic issues in the food system; funding dignified food jobs for students; developing and funding new strategic initiatives; and core operating costs of running our nonprofit organization & storefront.

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So - what is the actual abrieviation? W4C or WFC?

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We’re hoping the community uses something and it all plays out. Haha

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Super happy to be here. Really glad the content will continue, as always, love it all. You guys (maybe Rob) should look at potentially getting on the 12PAC podcast. Those guys are always looking to interview beat writers that can give their audience detail on each team. And it could spread the word about W4C.

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Good looks. I’ll take a look tomorrow. Appreciate the tip.

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whoo

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im so discombobulated

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fancy words

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I used spell check, dont worry

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You should eat more fiber

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For clarification, is this in addition to or replacing the old CGB/DBD? (Raptors gave me a short summary about this on Sat, but I've missed the whole story)

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we're abandoning the old CGB/DBD. anything posted on CGB going forward will most likely be intended to drive people over to WFC instead.

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When do you think you guys will be able to get a press pass from the AD?

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Already taken care of

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Wow look how fast things move when it's not Twist doing things!

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Twist would've put the wrong name on the application.

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Penis V.

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noice!

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That said, CGB will still exist and continue to put out new Cal-related content, and our usernames will still work over there... but at some point soon it will start to be run by a new group of people whom we don't know. Is that about right?

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Basically. It's not going away, but we don't know what it's going to be like.

This may be a preview, however. https://www.bruinsnation.com/ucla-administration/2020/2/26/21153285/whats-bruin-uclas-search-for-a-new-ad-begins-in-earnest

You can see the BN commenters' reaction to this new change in the comments section.

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Maybe it means they won't wield the banhammer as quickly. Time for everyone to create a new user (NotHeyAlumniGo) and start posting again on BN.

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I'm still banned on BN. I think it's because I told them a lonngg time ago that I was accepted into UCLA and decided to go to Cal instead lol

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lulz

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Got it.

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what about people who got banned at CGB? will they be given amnesty at W4C?

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TBD? I'm not involved in moderation.

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In the spirit of magnanimity, why not? Doesn't mean that the mods would have to tolerate repeated stupidity and deliberately provocative behavior. Poking the Bear would be at one's own risk, as it were.

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Can we please not?

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replacing! bye bye CGB, hello W4C!

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wait if we're classified w4c now should we still itemize or ?

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BURN IT TO THE GROUND!

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To summarize, Common Cold:Coronavirus::CGB:W4C

Too soon?

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sooooo, we're going viral?!?!

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pandemic, here we come!

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There is one

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very important test

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we haven't done

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just yet

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so it seems

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like we should get on it

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now before the

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Do you think Spazzy and PureSilence will come back now?

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you forgot redonkulous bear

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What name will fiatlux use to pretend he's not really fiatlux?

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Mar 2, 2020Liked by Erik Johannessen

liatfux?

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xultaif.

That was his screenname on BearInsider.

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yeah I do remember that.

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So he told us

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Why am I getting emails for every comment reply to me?!? Can we turn that off??

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Yup.

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hi atoms

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hey dude!!!

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how's it going?

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How about for you? Are you gonna have time to DBD now?

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Here and there, hopefully.

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It's going well! No major complaints at the moment.

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We're going to complain to Substack about this. I'm also getting emails for replies to comments that I rec'd.

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We're going to _give constructive feedback_ to Substack, is what we're going to do.

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I was able to turn this off by unsubscribing to the newsletter in My Account.

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Are you suggesting that Atoms rec'd his own comments, and that's why he's getting all these notifications?

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I am definitely gonna start rec'ing my own comments now that you say that.

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you better check yourself, before you rec yourself.

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You’re good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn - you like yourself.

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No lies detected!

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N

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