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123. it's trolls trying to rack up posts so they look credible when they post their...
PR firms talking points.

There should be a way to filter those people out.
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  -Are DU standards falling? Cyrano  Feb-11-09 01:02 PM   #0 
  - U R so00oo dumm  Bicoastal   Feb-11-09 01:04 PM   #1 
  - Thank you for helping to make my case.  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 01:05 PM   #2 
     - Please tell me you didn't take that seriously.  Bicoastal   Feb-11-09 01:07 PM   #7 
        - I didn't...  Lagomorph   Feb-11-09 04:31 PM   #86 
        - you know better.... so all you can do is smile. ha  Divine Discontent   Feb-12-09 01:37 PM   #175 
  - Intellectual underground is that way ----------->  cliffordu   Feb-11-09 01:06 PM   #3 
  - Um, that arrow should point to the left ... nt  eppur_se_muova   Feb-11-09 06:48 PM   #112 
     - It is pointing to the left when I'm inside your computer looking at you....  cliffordu   Feb-11-09 07:10 PM   #116 
        - D'oh! :^D  eppur_se_muova   Feb-11-09 07:16 PM   #118 
  - Huh? what u mean?  Hardrada   Feb-11-09 01:06 PM   #4 
  - Hope this doesn't get 200 responses...  Spike89   Feb-11-09 01:06 PM   #5 
  - Really? There's a difference between quantity and quality.  Cyrano   Feb-12-09 01:24 PM   #174 
     - Understood, just joking a bit  Spike89   Feb-12-09 03:07 PM   #181 
  - I think Bush makes us stupidd  AngryAmish   Feb-11-09 01:07 PM   #6 
  - Fuck * Fuck vader  Xenotime   Feb-12-09 09:42 AM   #158 
  - When I was a member here in '04...  bunnies   Feb-11-09 01:08 PM   #8 
  - You forgot the 'rec this if you agree'...  azmouse   Feb-11-09 01:08 PM   #9 
  - K/R  emilyg   Feb-11-09 01:08 PM   #10 
  - Yes.  Captain Hilts   Feb-11-09 01:08 PM   #11 
  - Do you have a link?  laconicsax   Feb-11-09 01:13 PM   #17 
  - Here...let me see if I can find it...here you go!  Captain Hilts   Feb-11-09 01:14 PM   #20 
     - Perfect, thanks!  laconicsax   Feb-11-09 02:50 PM   #52 
  - More often than not, a link isn't necessary. Refer those demanding  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 02:55 PM   #55 
  - Thanks. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-11-09 03:00 PM   #57 
  - I've found this is almost exclusively a tactic, not an honest inquiry.  Greyhound   Feb-11-09 03:45 PM   #72 
  - the "provide a link" gambit is used by often stupid people  datasuspect   Feb-14-09 08:36 AM   #187 
  - Unfortunately, people have short attention spans these days  Hello_Kitty   Feb-11-09 01:09 PM   #12 
  - i`ve been here since jan 2002 and not much has changed  madrchsod   Feb-11-09 01:09 PM   #13 
  - Agree.  wtmusic   Feb-12-09 09:59 AM   #161 
  - For the most part it's always been like that.  underseasurveyor   Feb-11-09 01:10 PM   #14 
  - I find the thoughtful posts are still there. They are just lost in the dross.  Cleita   Feb-11-09 01:11 PM   #15 
  - Hey Cyrano.  Cerridwen   Feb-11-09 01:11 PM   #16 
  - Yep. I couldn't agree more.  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 02:45 PM   #50 
  - yes short posts are easier for the wankers  omega minimo   Feb-11-09 07:53 PM   #125 
  - K & R If you think (insert name SUCKS) FUCK EM  DS1   Feb-11-09 01:14 PM   #18 
  - I haven't noticed a big difference since I joined in 2002...  Spazito   Feb-11-09 01:14 PM   #19 
  - I have actually posted variants of the same thread  Jackpine Radical   Feb-11-09 01:23 PM   #29 
  - I agree, timing has a lot to do with it as well as who is logged on at the time...  Spazito   Feb-11-09 01:53 PM   #43 
  - Yep. They are adequate. "Adequate." Now that's an enviable standard.  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 02:39 PM   #48 
     - LOL, I guess by your standards, I can then deem your response as....  Spazito   Feb-11-09 02:54 PM   #54 
        - No insult intended. I'm just spitting down on the term "adequate" from my  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 03:01 PM   #58 
  - Must Stop Krugmannn!1!1111  kenny blankenship   Feb-11-09 01:14 PM   #21 
  - Lot more freepers posting here that's for sure  durablend   Feb-11-09 01:16 PM   #22 
  - After solemn and fastidious pondering  Mari333   Feb-11-09 01:16 PM   #23 
  - I couldn't agree more.  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 03:05 PM   #59 
  - Love your jocose, polysyllabic sesquipedalianism.  BlancheSplanchnik   Feb-12-09 12:50 PM   #166 
  - Generally, if you post something most agree with, it dies...  Junkdrawer   Feb-11-09 01:17 PM   #24 
  - I don't think it's a matter of "division"  pipi_k   Feb-12-09 09:10 AM   #155 
  - It's all my fault, sorry...  Sandrine for you   Feb-11-09 01:18 PM   #25 
  - any threads asking for rec's and the one hit wonders, OMG TWEETY SAID WHAT?  AlCzervik   Feb-11-09 01:19 PM   #26 
  - General Discussion  QueenOfCalifornia   Feb-11-09 01:21 PM   #27 
  - Dean's List; High Honors don't mean sheet....  bobthedrummer   Feb-11-09 01:25 PM   #32 
  - It's that way in every forum I read. Two different worlds.  Kaleva   Feb-11-09 01:22 PM   #28 
  - There are standards?  smoogatz   Feb-11-09 01:24 PM   #30 
  - Sometimes a post is so well thought out and executed that  Jane Austin   Feb-11-09 01:24 PM   #31 
  - let me help  Froward69   Feb-11-09 01:26 PM   #33 
  - Hell Yeah.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-11-09 01:27 PM   #34 
  - Nice post, hitler. nt  Javaman   Feb-11-09 01:39 PM   #35 
  - A lot of folks here are inclined to shoot from the hip.  Terran   Feb-11-09 01:41 PM   #36 
  - Falling? I'm sorry, but that's the way it's always been.  ConservativeDemocrat   Feb-11-09 01:44 PM   #37 
  - Damn  NeedleCast   Feb-11-09 01:47 PM   #40 
  - Mirror image? How DARE you?!?  Lance_Boyle   Feb-11-09 02:57 PM   #56 
  - Ouch! But very apt. n/t  QC   Feb-11-09 04:42 PM   #92 
  - I'll take self-defeating topic for 500, Alex  NeedleCast   Feb-11-09 01:46 PM   #38 
  - Yes, they have.  Hell Hath No Fury   Feb-11-09 01:47 PM   #39 
  - There is also the cult of personality phenomenon  timtom   Feb-14-09 07:41 AM   #185 
  - Agreed completely.  snot   Feb-11-09 01:48 PM   #41 
  - Depends on how long it takes to get this thread moved to the Lounge. n/t  gkhouston   Feb-11-09 01:50 PM   #42 
  - Since you've been around so long- you should know  snooper2   Feb-11-09 01:56 PM   #44 
  - Yes there has been a change.  rosesaylavee   Feb-11-09 02:00 PM   #45 
  - I posted something like this about  4 t 4   Feb-11-09 02:10 PM   #46 
     - Yep, I expected it. I'm wearing my flame retardant suit.  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 03:12 PM   #63 
        - Ah, but you wear it well.  rosesaylavee   Feb-11-09 06:44 PM   #110 
  - what standards?  spanone   Feb-11-09 02:11 PM   #47 
  - I don't reply to every post I read, intelligent or other wise.  madmom   Feb-11-09 02:45 PM   #49 
  - I think so.  H2O Man   Feb-11-09 02:47 PM   #51 
  - I often nominate the thoughtful posts for the "greatest" page.  devilgrrl   Feb-11-09 02:50 PM   #53 
  - Victim of it's success IMO.  Greyhound   Feb-11-09 03:07 PM   #60 
  - I guess you're right, Greyhound.  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 03:16 PM   #65 
  - It's a hard truth to accept. I don't know if it's people everywhere or just America.  Greyhound   Feb-11-09 03:37 PM   #70 
  - This is exactly my thought.  intheflow   Feb-11-09 07:27 PM   #121 
  - They Don't Exist  NashVegas   Feb-11-09 07:54 PM   #126 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-11-09 03:08 PM   #61 
  - Kids these days.  cottonseed   Feb-11-09 03:10 PM   #62 
  - Get off my lawn.  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 03:21 PM   #68 
  - I think someone asks this question every few years...  Starry Messenger   Feb-11-09 03:16 PM   #64 
  - When I read an especially long, thought provoking peice, I am usually  tavalon   Feb-11-09 03:19 PM   #66 
  - I find that I get good stuff  hfojvt   Feb-11-09 04:56 PM   #99 
  - Well, here's one thought:  JerseygirlCT   Feb-11-09 03:21 PM   #67 
  - I've thought about that, but many of the more intelligent posts I'm  Cyrano   Feb-11-09 03:24 PM   #69 
  - Just wanted to say...  pipi_k   Feb-12-09 08:38 AM   #152 
     - I was thinking today that another reason those posts might  JerseygirlCT   Feb-12-09 03:03 PM   #180 
  - More than a mere 2 years, but I agree  Deja Q   Feb-11-09 03:41 PM   #71 
  - Or how bout the "K & R if"'s or the "This post will probably sink like a rock BUT..."...  newtothegame   Feb-11-09 03:58 PM   #73 
  - Here you go...  Skinner   Feb-11-09 04:09 PM   #74 
  - I am STILL waiting for my pony.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Feb-11-09 04:17 PM   #76 
  - Not to change the subject, but.......  Dr.Phool   Feb-11-09 04:25 PM   #81 
     - I took a poll & most were on the side of not changing it.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Feb-11-09 05:14 PM   #103 
  - With all the meta issues...  JuniperLea   Feb-11-09 04:24 PM   #80 
  - The fun is over.  AlCzervik   Feb-11-09 04:29 PM   #85 
  - woah...haha  Regret My New Name   Feb-12-09 12:52 PM   #167 
  - Good post, Skinner  mogster   Feb-11-09 04:33 PM   #87 
  - That's exactly when it started  4 t 4   Feb-11-09 04:35 PM   #90 
  - Steadily, for the past 8 years.  Le Taz Hot   Feb-11-09 04:16 PM   #75 
  - Falling? No. In many ways DU is like the weather in San Diego...it seldom ever changes ~  bridgit   Feb-11-09 04:18 PM   #77 
  - Hey!  QueenOfCalifornia   Feb-11-09 07:22 PM   #120 
  - heh-heh, well, I mean, cept for that global warming stuff...  bridgit   Feb-11-09 07:57 PM   #127 
  - You stay classy San Diego...  MajPayne2   Feb-14-09 08:14 AM   #186 
  - I've actually been in the habit of citing...  LanternWaste   Feb-11-09 04:19 PM   #78 
  - yes, conversation or lack of has shifted. but it isnt totally gone  seabeyond   Feb-11-09 04:20 PM   #79 
  - I've noticed that people tend to be a little more thin-skinned recently.  Vickers   Feb-11-09 04:26 PM   #82 
  - They let me in.  MrPerson   Feb-11-09 04:27 PM   #83 
  - Blame it on the past 8 years, we were dumbed down by what's his name Bushed!  skeewee08   Feb-11-09 04:29 PM   #84 
  - Add to that.. the level of AUTHORITARIANISM has gone Waaaaay up, too!  bobbolink   Feb-11-09 04:34 PM   #88 
  - Have been since DU got big enough to attract paid shills to push agendas around here.  Runcible Spoon   Feb-11-09 04:35 PM   #89 
  - Way to many gatekeepers here.  conscious evolution   Feb-11-09 04:49 PM   #95 
  - True. After a while the shills become pretty obvious.  donco6   Feb-11-09 10:27 PM   #139 
  - Far less information lately, and far more groupthink.  QC   Feb-11-09 04:39 PM   #91 
  - And then there are all those annoying "K&R this thread" threads.  tblue37   Feb-11-09 04:45 PM   #93 
  - Thank you. It has gotten noticeably worse in the past month.  Fly by night   Feb-11-09 04:47 PM   #94 
  - Both arrested development and a need to sound "tough".  pacalo   Feb-11-09 06:14 PM   #108 
  - We're missing the news followers that we used to have.  donco6   Feb-11-09 10:31 PM   #140 
  - Sorry, Don't Agree  ProfessorGAC   Feb-11-09 04:50 PM   #96 
  - You raise many critical questions that deserve a thoughtful response.  Mike 03   Feb-11-09 04:52 PM   #97 
  - Thanks for the post Mike.  Cyrano   Feb-12-09 02:43 PM   #177 
  - I have an idea that may help.  conscious evolution   Feb-11-09 04:55 PM   #98 
  - Reminds me of "Jeopardy."  Faygo Kid   Feb-11-09 04:57 PM   #100 
  - Pff, you're just upset you didn't know the Miley Cyrus answers.  Runcible Spoon   Feb-11-09 05:05 PM   #102 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-11-09 05:03 PM   #101 
  - Explains why  slay   Feb-11-09 05:16 PM   #105 
  - Only reason I still stop by is because I end up bored at work and at home.  zonmoy   Feb-11-09 05:37 PM   #106 
     - Awww... youz knowz youz lovez us...  slay   Feb-11-09 08:17 PM   #134 
  - Oh, yeah.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-11-09 06:16 PM   #109 
  - I especially like the misspelling of "independent", too.  Warren DeMontague   Feb-11-09 08:00 PM   #129 
  - Is that the place where all the anti-semites go after they get tombstoned?  Warren DeMontague   Feb-11-09 08:03 PM   #130 
     - I guess, but that doesn't mean there aren't tons here  inthebrain   Feb-12-09 05:47 PM   #183 
  - Quick - call the DU office of standards and practices and file a complaint immediately!!!  slay   Feb-11-09 05:14 PM   #104 
  - Not long ago, there was a post on the Greatest Page that had umpteen rec's & stayed there over the  pacalo   Feb-11-09 06:00 PM   #107 
  - I agree. K&R n/t  ms liberty   Feb-11-09 06:45 PM   #111 
  - agree completely  amborin   Feb-11-09 06:50 PM   #113 
  - You are absolutely correct. Its rather discouraging. I now try to use the F-word in the title to  K Gardner   Feb-11-09 06:53 PM   #114 
  - Things ain't what they used to be, and probably never was.  eppur_se_muova   Feb-11-09 06:56 PM   #115 
  - You're correct, though to be fair, I've seen that trend in various internet forums  ProgressIn2008   Feb-11-09 07:11 PM   #117 
  - Hide thread is your friend.  Earth Bound Misfit   Feb-11-09 07:20 PM   #119 
  - Well, you are right, but I can see your thread is going to drop  Mike 03   Feb-11-09 07:38 PM   #122 
  - it's trolls trying to rack up posts so they look credible when they post their...  yurbud   Feb-11-09 07:41 PM   #123 
  - Lots of vanity posts, weather reports and  JNelson6563   Feb-11-09 07:48 PM   #124 
  - Rec if you like me, rec if you really, really like me!  bridgit   Feb-11-09 08:08 PM   #131 
  - Standards?  Warren DeMontague   Feb-11-09 07:58 PM   #128 
  - DU goes in cycles....and most of the time yelling "FUCK YOU! POS...THIS LIE"  KoKo   Feb-11-09 08:15 PM   #132 
  - It's always been that way as far as I know...  BlooInBloo   Feb-11-09 08:16 PM   #133 
  - The Law Of Large numbers, maybe?  Iggo   Feb-11-09 08:22 PM   #135 
  - Recently I wrote a rather involved and researched post on Davos  Subdivisions   Feb-11-09 08:46 PM   #136 
  - It is just as important to say what you have to say.  .... callchet ....   Feb-12-09 06:38 AM   #147 
  - IMO, weekend readers/posters are more open to  Cyrano   Feb-12-09 03:00 PM   #179 
  - Admittedly, mainly a lurker here  Irish Girl   Feb-11-09 09:08 PM   #137 
  - Well...ummm...errr...what the hell...why not?  ScreamingMeemie   Feb-11-09 09:13 PM   #138 
  - Yes its like uploading a 10sec video on youtube that gets 1mil hits and a video that took 3hrs  democracy1st   Feb-11-09 10:43 PM   #141 
  - I'm glad you brought it up...  MrMickeysMom   Feb-11-09 10:58 PM   #142 
  - I admit, I always read the posts that begin with "Fuck "  Canuckistanian   Feb-11-09 11:15 PM   #143 
  - I don't mind the short exclamatory posts,  Norrin Radd   Feb-12-09 04:49 AM   #144 
     - Exactly...  pipi_k   Feb-12-09 08:43 AM   #153 
     - Here's the ultimate post saying essentially what you just said  Canuckistanian   Feb-12-09 09:54 AM   #159 
  - Unquestionably the quality has gone down -- but there are specific areas of dumb nt  HamdenRice   Feb-12-09 06:11 AM   #145 
  - It's about the same as it ever was.  Lex   Feb-12-09 06:14 AM   #146 
  - I agree. n/t  Beam Me Up   Feb-12-09 11:47 AM   #162 
  - Boards like this..  sendero   Feb-12-09 06:43 AM   #148 
  - The collective intelligence of any population is a constant  Creideiki   Feb-12-09 07:41 AM   #149 
  - Hee hee hee!  sofa king   Feb-12-09 07:53 AM   #150 
  - I have learned more here than any other singular source in my life.  .... callchet ....   Feb-12-09 08:06 AM   #151 
  - I don't see many "Fuck Bush!!! Fuck Cheney!!! posts around here. Never have  NNN0LHI   Feb-12-09 08:48 AM   #154 
  - PS...this is why  pipi_k   Feb-12-09 09:29 AM   #156 
  - Too many people like the adrenalin buzz that conflict provides - its like that everywhere Im afraid  Kashka-Kat   Feb-12-09 09:34 AM   #157 
  - Rather than DU's standards falling, I believe yours are rising.  Occam Bandage   Feb-12-09 09:58 AM   #160 
  - You are 100% correct,Cyrano.  Kajsa   Feb-12-09 12:15 PM   #163 
  - DU standards are not falling...  ElboRuum   Feb-12-09 12:31 PM   #164 
  - Yes. Especially after the botched way the primaries were handled here.  onehandle   Feb-12-09 12:35 PM   #165 
  - agree 100% and i'm new. N/T  dcsmart   Feb-12-09 12:53 PM   #168 
  - thought out posts take alot of time and energy  BlancheSplanchnik   Feb-12-09 12:53 PM   #169 
  - Sometimes, the key is a catchy title  BlancheSplanchnik   Feb-12-09 12:54 PM   #170 
     - One thing I've noticed  4 t 4   Feb-12-09 01:02 PM   #171 
  - I agree Cyrano, but  JitterbugPerfume   Feb-12-09 01:04 PM   #172 
  - You're right, and it's symptomatic of our society...  veganlush   Feb-12-09 01:12 PM   #173 
  - Ah, in the old days the vegans weren't so preachy.  Warren DeMontague   Feb-12-09 01:40 PM   #176 
     - the original post was condemning simplistic, short..  veganlush   Feb-12-09 02:51 PM   #178 
        - Okay, I take it back.  Warren DeMontague   Feb-12-09 03:32 PM   #182 
           - stretch happens.  veganlush   Feb-12-09 06:40 PM   #184 
  - When I first started reading DU posts (before posting myself), I didn't know that  ifuseekamy   Feb-14-09 10:36 AM   #188 
  - Boy, are they ever.  saltpoint   Feb-14-09 10:38 AM   #189 
 

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