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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.
Trusted user. A kossack who is able to rec & HR other posters.
• I DK
I don't know.
Piece of shit.
Too long; didn't read. Perjorative.
Sneck refers to catching every 100th comment (scroll your mouse over the comment to see the #).
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.
Perjorative term used to describe people viewed as too supportive of the president. Can be HR'd.
Name for a banned kossack who secretly returns with a new username.
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.
Issues about the site & not immediately directly related to politics.
Meteor Blades. User #6. Former moderator. Current front-pager & resident site chingon (smart, intelligent & does things quickly).
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (publisher/founder of this website).
Native American Netroots
How many Indians (Native Americans) refer to themselves.
I disagree in a (somewhat) disagreeable manner.
• Potus, flotus, & scotus
President, First Lady & Supreme Court of the US.
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 KnowShould all else fail (or even before that point) consult the FAQ
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.
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?
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.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
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 SaraNote 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.
NEW GROUPS LIST:
• Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]
ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)
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.
Latest diary: Chicago(land) Kossacks Meet-Up July 7: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
4. Mr. broths
5-10. edwardssl & her family
12. Mr. luvs
13. never forget
New York Hudson Valley Kossacks
NY Hudson Valley Kossacks' First Meet-up
LOCATION: Hudson House
2 Main Street • Cold Spring, NY
ORGANIZER: Send boran2 a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: [Coming soon!]
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.
Latest diary: Phoenix Kossacks Meetup: Welcome Navajo to The Valley of the Sun!
2. Mr. arizonablue
5. Mrs. Azazello
7. Mrs. ninothemindboggler
9. mrs. thomask
11. Late Again
12. Mother Mags
13. Kane in CA
Kane in CA
Kane in CA friend
Mr. Late Again
dewey in the desert
Saturday, July 20th
Southern California Inland Empire
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.
Latest diary: SCIEK: Summer Meetup Location
Susan from 29
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.
Latest diary: DKos Asheville Open Thread 5/18/13: Frogs and tomatoes and snakes, oh my!
7. Captain Sham
10. Phil S 33
12. Christian Dem in NC
Sunday, July, 21st
Northern Arizona Kossacks Meet-up with navajo
TIME: TBD, early evening
[Address] • Sedona
ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.
2. Sam Sara
Sunday, August 4th
NYC Kossacks Meet-up
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC
ORGANIZER: Send Sidnora a kosmail to RSVP.
Latest diary: New York City Meetup - August - Choose your date
3. belinda ridgewood
6. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
7. blue jersey mom
13. No Exit
SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country
LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor
1. Andrew McGuire
6. Hunter/elfling offspring
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?