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Re: chase SHUT all my accounts
NO notice
No warning
all my chase cards are closed
went to the bank
they dont know
no real answer
paid on time
had a few cards
they suspect churning but dont say outright
Welcome to DDF. Let me show you around. I'm Yitzy and I'm pretty new here myself, but I did do intensive exploration before I dared post my first post. I quickely learned that here at DDF there are threads about everything, from where to buy colored toilet paper, to what to do if Chase closes your accounts (which we call by its sophisticated name, Chase A/A or Adverse Action). Please feel free to look around, and ask any questions you wish, but perhaps do so in a preexisting thread, preferably in the Beginners section. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Purim.

March 06, 2015, 09:08:05 AM
Re: chase SHUT all my accounts
And thanks for being civil and nice and directing him in the right direction instead of shoving links into his face and barking at him to go over to a different thread. He's obviohsly not very familiar with the site and being nice can't hurt.
As a relative newbie myself, one of my biggest fears is to get lashed out by one of those Dans Deals Melech Ten Times Lifetime Members with 62.4 billion posts.  ;)

March 06, 2015, 09:21:37 AM
Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions) I think it's about time to start a thread in which Jewish music fans can turn to for all info that pertains to the Jewish Music (herein JM) industry, and to voice their opinions about everything JM. There's a thread for Music Videos ( ) and a thread for Sheet Music ( ) but nothing for just random "What do you hold about the fact that Yochi Briskman put Hastura and Hishbati on his new Relax CD?". And so I created this thread. I know that many JM fans turn to Twitter and other social media outlets for their hock, but DDF is really an ideal lounge to have such discussions.
May 20, 2015, 10:50:34 PM
Re: Should I Change My Username?
How do you change your username?
DON'T EVEN THINK OF CHANGING YOUR USERNAME!!!! ChaimMoskowitz is one of the staples of DDF!

June 07, 2015, 12:12:02 PM
Re: Should I Change My Username?
5ppd with Ink?
Corn Chips  ::)

June 07, 2015, 12:16:52 PM
Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions) whyME: There are many different ones but I'll tell you a few that come to mind. Beats by Yoily Greenfeld and Even Al got rave reviews. It's a more modern style heavy album in the Even Al style. The Second Dance 2 is a great album with a focus on real and high quality music. The sound is amazing but I personaly didn't enjoy the song selection. Many of the songs were old songs and I enjoy newer style songs. The Simchas HaChaim series, numbers 1-4, are more Chassidish, but is one-man-band music. There's Dance with Meshorerim, which is pretty good. I didn't like that they paired up the songs with the singers who originally sang them and missed the opportunity to create original combos. If you're not looking for new stuff, then you could try Dance With Shloime Daskal (not Tanz - that's much older and is one-man-band) which is pretty good. Other older stuff which is good is Project X 3 with Daskal and Shwekey Besimcha, if you like Shwekey. I definatly missed many good albums, but I'm writing this off the top of my head.
October 08, 2015, 03:07:50 PM
My letter to Spirit Dear Spirit Airlines:
I have some ideas how you could make more money and I’m baffled as to why you didn’t already incorporate these ideas into your prices. I can’t believe you didn’t think of them yourself, but just in case you didn’t, I’m sending them to you so you can start charging for them right away.

o Only allow a set body weight to be included in the ticket. Charge anyone who weighs more than, say, 150 lb. a $2 surcharge for every pound above the limit.
o Limit passengers to wearing only a shirt, a pair of pants, and shoes. Sweaters should cost $10, coats $20, etc.
o Lap-children should be charged based on their age and the amount of noise they make during the flight.
o Put a credit card machine on the bathroom door on all your airplanes and charge a fee for access.
o Flights with weather-related delays should retroactively bill more for the ticket because the crew has to be paid overtime.
o Also add a “mandatory gratuity” if the plane takes off on time. After all, everyone expected it to be delayed.
o Create self-serve flights, so that you can add a surcharge for full-service flights with pilots and stewardesses.
o Add a customer service surcharge and legal fees to all tickets, because everyone is bound to complain about something.
o Start charging for carry-ons. Oh, I forgot. You already do.
o Charge for beverages. Oh right, you do that too.
o Charge an access fee for using the jet-bridge. Staircase access will stay free.
o Add an expensive landing surcharge because everyone will be willing to pay just about anything to get down once they’re in the air.
o Because cell phones require extra crew scrutiny to assure they’re off, all phones should have to be checked, in separate bags of course (make up a FAA regulation or something like that).
o Charge an access fee for using the aisle. After all, if there wasn’t an aisle you would be able to fit a lot more seats.
o Place a “donate to Spirit” charity box on top of every seat. You never know how stupid people will be.
o Add a “Pearl Harbor Security Fee”. After all, nobody complains about the September 11th Fee.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing some of these ideas implemented in the near future, so I can be more confident in my decision to never ever fly Spirit.

A Frequent Flyer

May 16, 2016, 08:41:34 PM
Re: Taharas Hamishpacha Article Discussion For The Married Folk... The floor in Park Hyatt New York is not as comfortable as one might think.
January 09, 2017, 08:57:39 PM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread Considering the sheer queerness of the story, I'd check to see if there's any data on the drive from previous use. Maybe it's from the DNC. Or perhaps KGB files.
January 18, 2017, 12:10:24 AM
Re: Jokes Master Thread A black man came over to me in the library and asked me where the color printer was. I said, "hey dude, it's 2017, you can use whichever printer you want."
February 13, 2017, 05:44:44 PM
Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
For sefira I just wrote a post for that's frum and yidwise called "the top 12 acapella songs you never heard" after I got bored of hearing the same 3 songs all sefira.
Any DDFers want to share their thoughts?
Great writing, though I am not familiar with most of the songs because I only listen to pure vocals accapella during Sefira. But it was enjoyable reading nevertheless.

One comment. You mentioned that Shabbosdige Oitzrois is hard to find. I bought it a few years ago as part of a Accapella collection MP3, I believe it was this one It is also available on it's own from Mostly Music.

May 09, 2017, 10:04:42 AM
Re: Drill Free Magnetic Cabinet Locks - 4 Pack - $4.99 @ Amazon
I just keep the key beyond their reach.

I also found that after a week I was able to keep it unlocked. They gave up trying to open them...

June 20, 2017, 10:45:08 AM
Re: Can you share your experience travelling with a lulav? Best lulav tip I heard- I use it every time and it never failed me: I went to Lowes and bought an L shaped molding that was longer than the Lulav (they cut it down for me for free). Then I put the Lulav into the molding, and secure it with pull-ties (the plastic ones that you pull to tighten and need to cut them to remove). I then put it into a standard plastic case just for the handle. I bought the molding many years ago and it still works, though it is relativly cheap, so you can throw it away each year if you want.
October 08, 2017, 10:01:11 AM
Re: CITI CARD: Get up to $20 off, thats $10 each of your first two rides with Uber. I just got an email about this today from Citi.
February 22, 2018, 07:16:49 AM
Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
Somewhere many pages ago that I can't seem to find there was a mention of composers that have just one hit song and that's it.

I was wondering who could be put on that list
YouTube has someone listed for מה אשיב (you know the song some love and some hate every chol hamoed) I think it's avinoam wolfson - never heard of him.

Tov lehods was composed by Yo Aisentark who has written other songs too but none nearly as popular.

I guess כי הרבית could go on the list too.

Anything else come to mind?
I could think of a few. Some may have more than one song, but not more than a few.

R' Avi Fishoff (of Twisted Parenting) - Shabbos in Mezshbish (and I guess Hearts of Gold)

Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz (Rosh Yeshiva in Rochester) - In Ah Vinkele (Tatte Tatte)

R' Moshe Schmeltzer (Menahel of Telshe Chicago) - Yehuda Green's Teshuasam

Just a few offhand

February 27, 2018, 12:28:41 PM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
I did not feel like the frum kids did a good job when I used them, so I'd rather go for a car wash to get it cleaned better for cheaper, and spend the same few minutes going over it again.
I've had experiences where they did a thorough job with steam-cleaners. Better than any professional place I used. Boils down to YMMV.

March 26, 2018, 12:38:23 PM
Re: DansDeals mentioned in magazines!

April 15, 2018, 07:31:30 PM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
I received a recorded call inviting me to an event for a new Lakewood organization. I'm curious how organizations get these phone numbers...Do established orgs. sell their lists? It's seems likely that they are calling a targeted group of people. How much info is included on these lists?
I don't know, but these recorded phone calls have reached the point of driving me insane. They are relentless, and come at the worst of times. If an organization wants money, can't they have the decency of having a live person call me and ask?

I would like to propose a solution. It is only the core, and more thought would have to be done to implement it successfully.

A petition should be circulated (not just online - many Lakewood residents don't have access) that reads roughly as follows:

"Robocalls have become an increasingly bothersome phenomenon. [expound on the annoyingness and insensitivity here.] As much as we try to give tzedaka to every worthy organization, circumstances have driven us declare that we will not donate money to any organization that engages in such tactics. It may bother us to withhold our money, but it serves as our only method of ending this madness once and for all. (We will once again consider donating after a year [or other time frame] has passed.) Besides for donating, we will refrain from attending any event advertised via recorded message to our phones, and will also refrain from voting for any candidate [whom we can verify (we don't want sneaky candidates callings us with recorded messages to vote for their opponents)] who engages in these robocalls as well. Please understand us. Calls with recorded messages at all times of the day rob us of our menuchas hanefesh. If you have a message important enough for us to hear, kindly have a live person pick up the phone and give us a call. Thank you,

Signed [by enough people to convince organizations to stop robocalling us]"

April 22, 2018, 10:26:53 PM
Re: Hat Tip Request Thread (Status for posting deals that are posted to main site) #1

June 17, 2018, 03:43:59 PM
Re: Is the down? Gotta get it back up before the Stock Market flips. Spirit shares going up, Amex going down, Settlers of Catan bankrupt, etc.
August 15, 2018, 11:45:04 AM
Re: New Coin Deal
who deleted my earlier comment?
Imagine the headline:

Dan and JJ Testify Before Congress Over Potentially Illegal Censorship...

September 06, 2018, 01:33:08 PM
Re: Drill Free Magnetic Cabinet Locks - 4 Pack - $4.99 @ Amazon
best child locks, I've recommended to many friends

October 31, 2018, 04:38:54 PM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Isn’t this discussion for the tech thread?
Flip-phones can hardly be considered technology. This suits the Lakewood thread better.  :P

November 20, 2018, 11:09:35 AM
Re: What the heck Amazon? A trillion dollar company cant get their story straight. To be honest, these stories are a lot more fun when they happen to Dan, because the ending would've looked something like this:

So I hung up the phone, and changed all the links on DDMS to go to Jet instead, and Amazon's stocks subsequently crashed, and Jet gave me unlimited access to their forums.

November 28, 2018, 01:31:51 PM
Re: Vaccine Discussion Master Thread
I vax and I think antivaxxers ares mostly nuts.

But from a Daas Torah perspective, R’ Shmuel kamenetsky and R‘ Malkiel  Kotler, two of the leading gedolei poskim verabbanim in America, are both vehemently antivax. And the central Agudah/Moetzes has never put out anything pro vaccination publicly. Just saying.
If a person asks their shaalos to one of the aforementioned two, then we have something to talk about. But a person has no right to cherrypick a rov if that rov is essentially a daas yochid.

November 29, 2018, 08:00:44 AM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Bungalow is more a romantic hotel, not good for Business stuff or shabbatons, etc.

December 18, 2018, 02:32:34 PM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread What's a good auto body shop in Lakewood for post-accident work. Want it to be perfect, not just a yeshivish job.
December 19, 2018, 12:59:12 PM
Re: Basic Email addresses for photos to be sent, the jewish papers.
Is there any thread like this? I don't own all the papers to get the email addresses, but when google searching, I can't seem to find it.
 So if those who have the papers don't mind taking a second to submit the basic emails to send photos to. Thanks

Like Fjj:


And looking for ami,yated,mishpacha, and the rest of the papers. Thanks.

I believe Yated is

December 25, 2018, 10:57:40 AM
Re: Basic Email addresses for photos to be sent, the jewish papers. I know that it may be too late to change the thread title, but perhaps a more concise name could've been used, for searching proposes. Like "Media Submission Addresses Master Thread".
December 25, 2018, 01:40:24 PM
Re: Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, 130 Count, 8 Packs $9.90
Kleenex tissues are cheapest at Costco 13.99 for 2,300 tissues. Reg
The Kleenex tissues available at Costco are, in my experience, not the Ultra Soft (3-ply). I like the Ultra Soft, so I did buy a case at this price. Thanks.

February 23, 2019, 11:14:02 PM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread YesThatsMe please דיליט your post. גוגעל can lead them to it with one search.
March 07, 2019, 12:56:01 PM
Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Still waiting on that announcement... @YitzyS
I am in contact with two of their employees, but I have absolutely no affiliation with them otherwise.
I'm absolutely serious. I have absolutely no affiliation with them besides for knowing writers who work for them.

March 10, 2019, 12:12:35 PM
Re: Dan in the Yated Dan back in the Yated, in the Lakewood Purim news section
March 13, 2019, 12:23:01 PM
Re: News Parodies (for Purim and year-round)
March 13, 2019, 12:24:45 PM
Re: Dan in the Yated
Pretty good!
I'm just not sure why the kids can't all be transported in Teslas...

March 13, 2019, 12:35:24 PM
Re: News Parodies (for Purim and year-round)

March 15, 2019, 10:43:26 AM
Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)

(Repost from here

March 25, 2019, 10:42:13 AM
Re: Why do so many people still support the Mir? I have no connection to the Mir, but I would ask a Rabbi before posting such a post, as it may be Loshon Hara in it's finest form and may cause irreparable damage.
April 08, 2019, 05:05:08 PM
Re: Why do so many people still support the Mir? There is nothing wrong (perhaps) with someone losing favor for a Yeshiva and stopping to donate. Airing the grievances on a public forum is something else entirely. I would advise you delete the posts, or get a rabbi on board.

Again, I have absolutely no connection to the yeshiva. My position is solely as an Orthodox Jew.

April 08, 2019, 06:10:20 PM
Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions) After listening to some sefira albums, I feel a need to reiterate a rant I once had


I hate these people who produce a "Sefira CD" that has just a bunch of people singing, and charge $15 for it. Can it be justified to charge the same amount as an album that has full music (which is the most expensive part of the production)? And many of these albums sound horrible. There's a great one liner that sums it up: " Sefira albums are the only type of albums that a guy could wake up in the morning and decide to put one out, and have it completely finished before he goes to sleep. And from the way that many of them sound nowadays, it seems like that's exactly what happened!" Listen up producers: it takes more talent to put out a good acapella album then it takes to put out a good music album. On an acapella album, you can't hide behind the music. If you don't have the talent to create beautiful harmonies and whatever else you need to make a nice Sefira album, please turn over and go back to sleep. Thank you.

May 05, 2019, 10:41:59 AM
Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
I wonder if its gonna get anywhere or their just going to settle
With Spirit, even if you get somewhere, it's three hours late and in a tiny seat without any drinks.

May 09, 2019, 02:05:48 PM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread .
May 12, 2019, 06:02:09 PM
Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ? Serious question. How do you handle a job that essentially could keep you busy at all hours of the day (even with a JJ to help). Do you have hours that you shut off your phone/computer and tune out the entire site? Does your wife sometimes go crazy when you are busy posting a "SMOKING HOT!!" deal when she's waiting for you to put the kids to bed? Would you recommend/not-recommend such a job to others?

(This is essentially a question for any time-sensitive-topic blogger or online news writer. It's just that Dan has been doing it successfully for a long time, so I would ask him specifically.)

May 15, 2019, 10:22:17 PM
Re: Riddles!
A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.

What's the situation?
He's too short to reach the 12 button without his boots or the help or another?

May 21, 2019, 09:36:53 PM
Re: Jokes Master Thread
Read this out loud:

This is this cat.
This is is cat.
This is how cat.
This is to cat.
This is keep cat.
This is an cat.
This is idiot cat.
This is busy cat.
This is for cat.
This is thirty cat.
This is seconds cat.

Now go back and read the third word only in each line from the start.
Thirty seconds? Wow, you type fast!  :P

June 04, 2019, 04:48:54 PM
Re: Jokes Master Thread
I just scored 177 on an online IQ Test! All I had to do was answer three questions correctly.

1. My CC Number
2. A copy of my birth certificate
3. My SSN

They're shipping my certificate from Nigeria next week. Can't wait to show off!
I wouldn’t be so proud if I was you. 177 in Nigerian equals 6.5 in American.  ;)

June 11, 2019, 01:25:24 PM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
I've see the emails before, but this takes my efax spam to a new level (until now it was almost all about roofing and promotional printed tee-shirts).

It's so reckless of you to post that on a public forum. I just called the diplomat and impersonated you. I gave him MY personal info, and now I'm just waiting for him to show up at my door with the two boxes. Next time think twice about posting such valuable info on a public forum. And no, you cannot have my maaser.

July 04, 2019, 04:06:36 PM
Re: Favorite pen A Frindle
July 28, 2019, 08:00:10 AM
Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos I use the Circle by Disney app to kill the wifi to my Ring every week. It is available for use with many Netgear routers - check online if yours is compatible. It's much simpler than killing the motion zones or manually shutting wifi. I just set up a Circle profile with only my ring in it, and pause it every Friday at the same time that I shut my fridge lights. If I would use the paid version of Circle, I would be able to set the ring to shut automatically on a schedule, but I don't have any use for the other features so I just use the free version and use it as a kill switch.
August 05, 2019, 10:14:48 AM
Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
To clarify my sequence comment :
Regardless of what external display results, the very gave that the sensor noted a motion, sets on motion a programming sequence. Without wifi it may error out at the 'recording stage, it may not display a light, but the circuits in the program have been set in motion.
Depending on which shita in electricity shabbos in general, this can be an issue.

(a similar issue was raised by rabbi LY Halperin a"h in response to the kosher switch (which badly resembles his 1970s invention more than anything else)
But it would be a psik reisha d'lo nicha lei, since you get absolutely no benefit from the sequence, and it's probably a d'rabonon, so practically all poskim (that I know) would say it's not an issue. The only time there is a sheila is when you potentially derive benefit from a light or a recording.

August 05, 2019, 10:17:40 AM