New Day Grand Canyon Sunrise Banner
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity.
EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC
to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell, vent, whatever you want...  
...this is an open thread. Nothing is off topic.

Lurkers, newbies, & stalwart kossacks, lend me your earballs.
Let's save new users embarassment by defining some terms.

At NN 13 (Netroots Nations), Kos (the owner & publisher of this here blog) on high delivered to us acolytes crammed into the DKOS caucus room that he wants (with a vehemence) to persue diverse options to encourage new posters to come on board. I like that.

Channeling my inner newbie, I'm trying to recall what conditions held me back from initially posting. Not knowing some of the "in" memes, acronyms or jargon certainly was part of that equation. No one wants to be the first one to say, "I don't get the joke. I can't figure out what everyone is talking about." Heh, I've been here 5 years & didn't know what "sneck" was until I found myself in the middle of a sneck battle right here in New Day. Did I ask? No, I googled alone with my shame. I hate to think of a new user having to undergo the same process endless times. Worse still, a non-new kossack was recently blasted in a long post for just asking what FP (Front Page) stood for. Not cool at all.

So lurkers & newbies I invite you to read below to learn some of the secret language, memes, etc of kossacks (more can be found at the links or below in the comments). Stalwarts, help us out by adding those terms/memes/jargon/in-jokes I've horrendously left out. If you're lurking & the meaning of some term has always escaped you, log on & post it. Someone will know the answer.

• TU
Trusted user. A kossack who is able to rec & HR other posters.

• I DK
I don't know.

Piece of shit.

• tl;dr
Too long; didn't read. Perjorative.

• Sneck
Sneck refers to catching every 100th comment (scroll your mouse over the comment to see the #).

• Snark
Identifies a sarcastic post or diary.

• This helps.
"This helps" when standing alone should always be read as "This helps NOT." Attributed to Bob Johnson (or his dog Rex).

• Pie fight
Means arguing relentlessly over...well, if I try to define it in more depth I may be starting a pie fight.

Great orange satan. Nickname for DailyKos.

MORE TERMS and DEFINITIONS BELOW. Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud

Shut the fuq up.

• Rux/Sux wars
Refers to ongoing skirmishes between critics & supporters of the president (&/or how his policies reflect on him).

• emo prog.
Perjorative term used to describe people viewed as too critical of the president. Can be HR'd.

• Obamabot.
Perjorative term used to describe people viewed as too supportive of the president. Can be HR'd.

• Zombie
Name for a banned kossack who secretly returns with a new username.

• Sockpuppet
A current kossack who illegally has two different usernames (one will be the sockpuppet of the other)

The "Don't be a dick" in someone else's diary rule promulgated by Kos as grounds for HR'ing.

• Meta
Issues about the site & not immediately directly related to politics.

• MB
Meteor Blades. User #6. Former moderator. Current front-pager & resident site chingon (smart, intelligent & does things quickly).

• Kos
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (publisher/founder of this website).

Native American Netroots

How many Indians (Native Americans) refer to themselves.

• Meh
I disagree in a (somewhat) disagreeable manner.

• Potus, flotus, & scotus
President, First Lady & Supreme Court of the US.

• HR
Hide-rating (formerly known as troll-rating) a comment or diary. Not to be used to express political disagreement (see faq below)

Hair on fire.

Hide rate on sight.

Below are some additional terms from an '09 diary by Purple Priestess

AFAIK                   As Far as I Know
CYA                     Cover Your Ass
EOM                     End Of Message
FWIW                    For what it's worth
IGTNT                   I Got The News Today (ref. to military deaths)
IMHO                    In My Humble Opinion
IMO                     In My Opinion
IOKIYAR                 It's Okay If You Are Republican
OTOH                    On the other hand
POTUS                President of the United States
POV                Point of View
SOP                     Standard Operational Procedure
w00t                We Own the Other Team (now used for "yay")
newbie, n00b     New member
drinking the Kool-aid      Means don't believe everything you are told.
Meme. Similar to a memo passing through popular culture.
Should all else fail (or even before that point) consult the FAQ
n/t – no text. Also nt or eom (end of message). Used by commenters when the entirety of the comment is the title.

asdf – The opposite of "n/t", this comment title means "I don't have a title and I'm required to type something in this field; read the comment text". It represents the first four keys on the home row of a standard English keyboard.

aoeu – Like "asdf", except it represents an easily typed sequence on the Dvorak keyboard, the first four keys on the home row.

UID – User ID. Assigned sequentially in order of registration. Lower UIDs mean a person has been registered at Daily Kos for a longer period of time.

GBCW – Good-Bye, Cruel World. A type of diary where a user announces that they are through with Daily Kos and are leaving for all time. Posting a GBCW diary is usually not a good idea; they tend to be greeted with ridicule. There is now a penalty for doing so: the user's account will be deactivated permanently, unless Markos or Meteor Blades are later willing to consider reinstatement.

Ad hom. "An ad hominem means to reply to an argument by attacking the arguer's personality or credibility without citing facts."

Faux News.  Snarky term for the Fox News Network. Refers to the network's pathological willingness to distort the truth, as well as the general dressing up of right-wing commentary as unbiased news. (EliWho)

GOTV. Get out the vote.

Joementum  One of many awful puns Joe Lieberman used during his presidential run. It has been appropriated for snarky comments after Lieberman's rather poor results in Iowa and New Hampshire, and now generally refers to any candidacy experiencing negative momentum in a race.

Netroots.  The Internet-based political grassroots movement; in other words, us.

Rethug, Rethuglican Epithet for Republicans, particularly those who seek to tar and feather any dissenting voice.

Tweety. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball.

DINO. Democrat In Name Only,

MSM.  MainStream Media.

AOEU.   Nonsense from the Dvorak keyboard for those who don't want to post a comment header. See ASDF. ASDF  A nonsense filler word used as a subject for posts. Apparently the first letters you learn to type on a Qwerty keyboard. For the very keen, try asdf.com. Also "aoeu" for the Dvorak keyboard layout version. (DemFromCT, skiddie)

IIRC. If I recall correctly.

IRL. In Real Life

n/t. No text

OTOH. On the other hand

WTF. What the fuq?

Okay, your turn now. Help the new (& the not-so new) users out.

Please add your own terms, memes or questions below

Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.


:: Regions Organizing ::
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Northern Arizona Kossacks: Kosmail Sam Sara

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  Stepping down, chancew, please contact him if you'd like to step up. He'll change the groups' permissions for you.

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Dave in Northridge  

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

Southwest Ohio Kossacks - Formed: May 10, 2013, Organizer: Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite.

New York City Founded by Eddie C - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks, Event Organizer: Azazello

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011

Nashville KosKats, Founded by ZenTrainer Formed: Jan 30, 2012

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente Formed: Aug 29, 2011

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
 photo kane-county-cougars_zpsc3876445.jpeg
Sunday, July 7th

Chicago Kossacks Go to a Ballgame!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Fifth Third Bank Ball Park
34W002 Cherry Lane • Geneva

ORGANIZER: Send NormAl1792 a kosmail to attend.

1. NormAl1792
2. figbash
3. broths
4. Mr. broths
5-10. edwardssl & her family
11. luvsathoroughbred
12. Mr. luvs
13. never forget
Jennifer Clare
Latest diary: Chicago(land) Kossacks Meet-Up July 7: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks

Saturday, July 13th

NY Hudson Valley Kossacks' First Meet-up

LOCATION: Hudson House
2 Main Street • Cold Spring, NY

ORGANIZER: Send boran2 a kosmail to attend.

1. boran2
2. thankgodforairamerica
3. betson08
Latest diary: [Coming soon!]
 photo Phoenix-Kossacks-BannerTEST.jpg
 photo 8579386768_666132c47d_zpsc2c8117f.jpg
Thursday, July 18th

Phoenix Kossacks Meet-up for navajo

TIME: 6:15 PM Reservation name is Daily Kos
LOCATION: Rancho de Tia Rosa
3129 E. McKellips • Mesa

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

navajo's in town one day, even though it's a Thursday we hope you can make it.

1. arizonablue
2. Mr. arizonablue
3. navajo
4. Azazello
5. Mrs. Azazello
6. ninothemindboggler
7. Mrs. ninothemindboggler
8. thomask  
9. mrs. thomask
10. BluejayRN
11. Late Again
12. Mother Mags
13. Kane in CA
14. puzzled
15. mexchewy
Kane in CA
Kane in CA friend
cosmic debris
Mr PSzymeczek
Mr. Late Again
dewey in the desert
Latest diary: Phoenix Kossacks Meetup: Welcome Navajo to The Valley of the Sun!
 photo PalmSpringsAirMuseumOnset_zps7c7f0d8d.jpg
Saturday, July 20th

Southern California Inland Empire
Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 11:00 AM (Tour museum then lunch there)
LOCATION: Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail • Palm Springs

ORGANIZER: Send SoCaliana a kosmail to attend.

1. SoCaliana
Susan from 29
Latest diary: SCIEK: Summer Meetup Location
Dkos Asheville
Saturday, July 20th

Dkos Asheville, North Carolina Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

1. Randallt
2. Gordon20024
3. davehouck
4. Joieau
5. SteelerGrrl
6. SteelerGuy
7. Captain Sham
8. Smiley7
9. DawnN
10. Phil S 33
11. LamontCranston
12. Christian Dem in NC
Latest diary: DKos Asheville Open Thread 5/18/13: Frogs and tomatoes and snakes, oh my!
 photo Northern-Arizona-Banner-TEXT_zps5be64453.jpg
Sunday, July, 21st

Northern Arizona Kossacks Meet-up with navajo

TIME: TBD, early evening
[Address] • Sedona

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

1. navajo
2. Sam Sara
3. savano66
Sunday, August 4th

NYC Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: Noon
LOCATION:  Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC

ORGANIZER: Send Sidnora a kosmail to RSVP.

1. joanbrooker
2. mconvente
3. belinda ridgewood
4. Yasuragi
5. sidnora
6. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
7. blue jersey mom
8. kathny
9. ask
10. rubyr
11. plf515
12. thankgodforairamerica
13. No Exit
14. gchaucer2
Ollie Garkey
Ian Reifowitz
Latest diary: New York City Meetup - August - Choose your date

andrew mcguire
Saturday, November 2nd

SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country

LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

Andrew McGuire is Executive Director of California One Care

1. Andrew McGuire
2. navajo
3. Shockwave
4. Hunter
5. elfing
6. Hunter/elfling offspring
7. smileycreek
8. paradise50
9. dharmasyd
10. maggiejean
11. norm
12. Lusty

Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Welcome New Users.

Your Email has been sent.