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Wednesday, June 04, 2003 ad-free forum

posted by annatopia at Wednesday, June 04, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Reader Eric Moberg sends us a link to the Deantalk Forum. He writes, "I will be working on improving it over the next few days. The idea was to create something that would be easier to use and less obnoxious than the ad-supported forum that is currently linked from your site (Okay we get it! Heh - Anna). If you could give it a little publicity for a kick-start or a link from your site that would be great. Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions."

We think Eric has done a GoodThing (TM). You can use the forum as a guest or register as a member, and the interface is highly intuitive. Thanks, Eric!

UPDATE: There also are very nice forums at Students for Dean that are highly recommended. And the original Dean Forum is now ad-free :)


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.