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4. It all depends on why people recommend things in the first place
Is it because they agree with the overall political position or cause that the post is part of?

Is it because the OP is a link to an interesting and provacative news story?

Is it because the OP is an orginal work of merit by the poster?

Is it because the thread of comments is vigorous and insightful?

Is it because the OP is someone you feel shares your political views?
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  -A Way for Skinner to check for unrec trolls Liberation Angel  Jul-09-09 10:05 PM   #0 
  - nuclear power's really not a black/white right/left issue.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-09-09 10:09 PM   #1 
  - great reply, unrec  vadawg   Jul-09-09 10:11 PM   #2 
  - Is that k&ur? n/t  peace13   Jul-09-09 10:16 PM   #6 
     - lol yup, kicking so others can unrec :)  vadawg   Jul-09-09 10:23 PM   #10 
  - You Fascist! You're silencing his/her free speech!  Dogmudgeon   Jul-09-09 10:29 PM   #14 
  - Depends on your perspective  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 10:35 PM   #19 
     - "knock of (sic) the personal attacks"  spoony   Jul-09-09 10:39 PM   #22 
     - I was very careful to qualify that not ALL by any means..  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 10:57 PM   #34 
     - +1...  SidDithers   Jul-10-09 10:12 AM   #116 
     - L. A. I suggest a different rationale for being against the proliferation of nuclear power plants.  AdHocSolver   Jul-09-09 11:18 PM   #48 
     - Thanks - good points and worth a look  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 10:06 AM   #114 
     - Who owns nukes? Those who own solar and wind.  Dogmudgeon   Jul-09-09 11:45 PM   #62 
        - The nuke companies "own" solar and wind technology to suppress it.  AdHocSolver   Jul-10-09 12:29 AM   #73 
        - excellent point AHS!  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 01:21 AM   #84 
        - Very interesting and a good point  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 12:37 AM   #76 
  - The feature is a definite troll magnet  texastoast   Jul-09-09 10:12 PM   #3 
  - It all depends on why people recommend things in the first place  FarCenter   Jul-09-09 10:12 PM   #4 
  - "Is it because the OP is an orginal work of merit by the poster?"  DCKit   Jul-09-09 10:50 PM   #28 
  - What if there was a limit?  Chemisse   Jul-09-09 10:14 PM   #5 
  - it might help  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 10:37 PM   #21 
  - Today, I've decided to unrecommend any thread ith the word unrecommend in it.  xultar   Jul-09-09 10:16 PM   #7 
  - Me too!  mtf80123   Jul-09-09 10:26 PM   #13 
  - I endorse this product and/or service. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-09-09 11:07 PM   #40 
  - I know! I just can't help (n/t)  Iggo   Jul-09-09 11:19 PM   # 
  - So, now we'll need a conspiracy forum for those who obsess about unrecs?  havocmom   Jul-09-09 10:18 PM   #8 
  - Hey, look at the bright side  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-09-09 10:31 PM   #16 
     - When that's the bright side  havocmom   Jul-09-09 10:46 PM   #25 
  - Only you see it as simple as anti-nuke = left, pro-nuke = right.  Statistical   Jul-09-09 10:21 PM   #9 
  - Pity the uninformed, or maybe they're just pro-Coal industry.  NYC_SKP   Jul-09-09 10:25 PM   #11 
  - Well, there are ways to reduce CO2  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-09-09 10:36 PM   #20 
  - Actually I do not see Freepers at all on this issue  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 10:42 PM   #23 
     - France, which gets 80% of its power from nuclear energy, is a bunch of "corporofascists"  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 10:52 PM   #31 
        - Well _ I posted the news on another thread  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 11:01 PM   #36 
        - How about you post the links here too as I would like to see them and don't feel like searching?  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:12 PM   #45 
        - Here's the link on French reactors shutting down  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 12:59 AM   #79 
           - Thank you for the link. Was reading along until this one...  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 01:20 AM   #83 
              - A lot of my threads will get less exposure on this issue  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 01:24 AM   #85 
                 - A lot of us NEVER look at Greatest. You are getting close to call out here  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 01:40 AM   #87 
                    - I never called out anyone - I am talking AGENDAS here  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 01:52 AM   #88 
                       - I seriously doubt there is a cadre of pronukes roaming DU, trying to silence others  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 02:09 AM   #93 
                          - Try posting an antinuke thread and then tell me  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 02:22 AM   #100 
                             - OK, here you go. Let's see.  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 02:25 AM   #101 
                                - Very cool - good luck I recc'd it  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 03:10 AM   #107 
                                   - I realize my jargon is poor, but I have the ideas down, and amwilling  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 03:19 AM   #108 
                                   - Just watch the rec/unrec thing  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 03:29 AM   #110 
                                      - I know I'll get 1 unrec  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 03:33 AM   #111 
                                         - Yeah and they got your other thread locked  Liberation Angel   Jul-13-09 07:46 PM   #143 
                                   - Thanks for the clarification. "If" makes sense.  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 03:42 AM   #112 
        - Why would unrecs stop me from seeing it?  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 11:16 PM   #47 
           - If it is on the front page r the greatest age you are more likely to see it  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 11:45 PM   #61 
              - Wrong. It is on the Greatest page only 24 hrs, but if people kick it or continue to reply  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:51 PM   #66 
                 - But it is still on the front page and gets the most exposure when people first arrive here  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 12:32 AM   #74 
                    - I never go to Greatest, start at Latest and particular forums I am interested in  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 12:43 AM   #77 
                       - I posted the links just now  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 01:01 AM   #80 
        - Similarly Ontario...  SidDithers   Jul-10-09 10:16 AM   #117 
  - Because we are too stupid to address them ourselves.  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 10:25 PM   #12 
  - yup  Liberation Angel   Jul-12-09 10:32 AM   #142 
  - So... if the majority of DUers are pro-nuclear power (like the administration), that makes them  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 10:29 PM   #15 
  - That claim is specious, unfounded and bogus  omega minimo   Jul-09-09 11:23 PM   #53 
  - A trifecta? Woohoo! Here I was only going for specious.......  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 11:29 PM   #56 
     - LOL  omega minimo   Jul-10-09 12:23 AM   #70 
  - Corporofascists or progressive pronukes who don't know what they are talking about.  AdHocSolver   Jul-09-09 11:49 PM   #64 
  - If I were as paranoid as the OP, I would claim she was a corporate operative for "Big Coal"  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 10:31 PM   #17 
  - Jeez, I oppose coal too. i support solar and renewables NOT coal or nuclear  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 10:49 PM   #26 
  - Unrecommending this post  Cali_Democrat   Jul-09-09 10:33 PM   #18 
  - What I don't get is why you're so intimidated by the Unrec feature.  Tarheel_Dem   Jul-09-09 10:45 PM   #24 
  - Because the OP is using projection  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 10:50 PM   #27 
  - I oppose big coal. I am for renewables and solar  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 11:08 PM   #41 
     - renewables and solar can never provide enough energy for the world by themselves  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 11:19 PM   #50 
        - Solar and renewables Can provide 100% of the world's energy needs.  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 11:39 PM   #58 
        - So let's say I concede that it will EVENTUALLY happen....  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 11:41 PM   #59 
        - Proof of that assertion is needed. Link?  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:52 PM   #67 
           - Well i heard a German government scientists say it on BBC this morning  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 02:12 AM   #95 
              - Not a good enough source. I heard something on the radio also  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 02:21 AM   #99 
                 - 100% solar/renewable Here's a link "taking Germany 100% renewable"  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 02:32 AM   #102 
                    - Have you a source that is NOT "Environmental news, commentary, advice"?  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 02:38 AM   #103 
                       - Yes, at the sites links are there for the scientific data  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 02:52 AM   #104 
                          - Keep kicking your topics to keep them up on the page  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 03:06 AM   #106 
        - Do you have some proof of that? I don't buy it for a second. -nt-  ContinentalOp   Jul-09-09 11:48 PM   #63 
        - Your header makes the most fraudulent claim of all.  AdHocSolver   Jul-10-09 12:14 AM   #69 
  - Because organized manipualtion is likely. It is like the 2000 election  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 10:51 PM   #30 
  - Paranoid much?  Tarheel_Dem   Jul-09-09 10:59 PM   #35 
     - Do I hear an echo  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 11:04 PM   #37 
  - Those complaining don't want anyone who disagrees with them to have that power  Posteritatis   Jul-09-09 11:05 PM   #38 
     - I said nothing about banning but its not a bad idea if there is organized unreccing  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 11:11 PM   #43 
     - You didn't, but others definitely have  Posteritatis   Jul-09-09 11:41 PM   #60 
     - Do you seriously believe there is no organized support to rec a topic, only to unrec it?  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:49 PM   #65 
     - Yah think?  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:11 PM   #44 
     - Agreed. I have a feeling that Skinner's getting an earful from the malcontents  Tarheel_Dem   Jul-10-09 12:03 AM   #68 
  - Absurd. Kicked and Unrecommended.  TexasObserver   Jul-09-09 10:51 PM   #29 
  - Well I can safely say that ...  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 10:54 PM   #32 
  - oh look, over there, yes it was him  vadawg   Jul-09-09 10:56 PM   #33 
  - We'll have to - gasp! - delve into the individual forums!  Posteritatis   Jul-09-09 11:06 PM   #39 
  - Shit, I unrec'd it. Am I a freeper troll? This seems like a call out of a large % of DUers.  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:09 PM   #42 
  - I never called out anyone  Liberation Angel   Jul-09-09 11:13 PM   #46 
     - why kill it, are you worried that when you post anti nuclear stuff other dems will un rec it  vadawg   Jul-09-09 11:19 PM   #49 
     - Bull puckey  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:19 PM   #51 
     - Wow you're doing a lot of admin-baiting  spoony   Jul-10-09 01:32 AM   #86 
        - I want the admins to be aware of this problem  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 01:55 AM   #89 
           - *forehead smack*  spoony   Jul-10-09 02:02 AM   #90 
              - I haven;t done either of those things  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 02:08 AM   #92 
                 - Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.  uppityperson   Jul-10-09 02:10 AM   #94 
  - No, freeper trolls want to see garbage on the DU Greatest page.  greyl   Jul-09-09 11:21 PM   #52 
  - No, you can't. It's a broad brushed smear, entirely undeserved.  TexasObserver   Jul-09-09 11:24 PM   #54 
  - Actually my position on this is pretty simple and straightforward  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 12:25 AM   #71 
     - I've watched the polls and they suggest minimal troll voting.  TexasObserver   Jul-10-09 12:52 AM   #78 
        - Heh.  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 01:15 AM   #81 
           - I'll weigh your advice and treat it accordingly.  TexasObserver   Jul-10-09 02:12 AM   #96 
  - I unrecommended your thread.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-10-09 04:02 PM   #136 
  - Been thinking about your concerns & would suggest you email or pm Skinner directly  uppityperson   Jul-09-09 11:26 PM   #55 
  - UNrecommend  xchrom   Jul-09-09 11:32 PM   #57 
  - corporate operatives? n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Jul-10-09 12:29 AM   #72 
  - blackops. propaganda tools, agitprop, bad actors. freeper trolls, whatever  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 12:33 AM   #75 
     - I'm going to miss you when you're gone...  SidDithers   Jul-10-09 10:28 AM   #120 
        - Is that a veil?  Liberation Angel   Jul-13-09 07:48 PM   #144 
  - K&U. GO NUKES!  JVS   Jul-10-09 01:18 AM   #82 
  - Is there really a contingent of pro-nuke protocorporate propagandists roaming the halls of DU?  masuki bance   Jul-10-09 02:06 AM   #91 
  - This is one way to find out  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 02:14 AM   #97 
     - That's a stereotype, not all of the French are that way. nt  masuki bance   Jul-10-09 02:16 AM   #98 
  - This thread is not on the greatest page  moggie   Jul-10-09 03:01 AM   #105 
  - Check my new thread in GD Presidential  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 03:26 AM   # 
  - As soon as I go to bed it will die because of the unrec thing (I bet)  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 03:26 AM   #109 
     - Damn - not one post since I went to bed  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 10:04 AM   #113 
  - Unrecc'd...  SidDithers   Jul-10-09 10:11 AM   #115 
  - This is stupid - Kicked and UnRec'd  slackmaster   Jul-10-09 10:17 AM   #118 
  - K&R for prolonged debate.  Soylent Brice   Jul-10-09 10:21 AM   #119 
  - thx all for  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 10:32 AM   #121 
     - i'm not proving anything.  Soylent Brice   Jul-10-09 10:48 AM   #123 
  - Do you really think that "trolls" are going to find  Ms. Toad   Jul-10-09 10:46 AM   #122 
  - This is exactly what I was talking about in my OP. Why doesn't this thread have any recs?  earth mom   Jul-10-09 10:55 AM   #124 
  - It is being flooded with unrecs to kill discussion and lower the profile of this issue  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 11:32 AM   #125 
  - The thing that gets me is all the people who say the greatest page doesn't matter.  earth mom   Jul-10-09 11:39 AM   #126 
  - And the FRONT page is insignificant? Right  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 12:29 PM   #129 
     - Exactly, so it should reflect the majority opinions of DUers...  SidDithers   Jul-10-09 12:36 PM   #131 
        - A vocal minority or a silent minority can keep threads off the front/greatest page  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 04:00 PM   #135 
  - Over 130 comments, and, with a straight face, you claim  masuki bance   Jul-10-09 01:44 PM   #132 
     - No greatest page, no front page - the unrecs win  Liberation Angel   Jul-13-09 07:49 PM   #145 
  - Because it's a stupid, shitty thread?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-10-09 04:03 PM   #138 
     - Oh please, this is a proposal to the operators of this site  Liberation Angel   Jul-11-09 10:06 AM   #141 
  - Uh, what if someone just disagrees with your post? Is there anything wrong with that?  Jennicut   Jul-10-09 11:42 AM   #127 
  - The point is that the system can get gamed  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 12:28 PM   #128 
  - I'm sure that I read about how they can track how much we Rec threads  eleny   Jul-10-09 12:31 PM   #130 
  - Yes they can BUT it is very hard to tell  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 03:49 PM   #133 
  - If you think GE pays people to hang around DU unreccing things...  Occam Bandage   Jul-10-09 03:51 PM   #134 
     - No pobably not --- but Cheney might  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 04:03 PM   #137 
     - What a cushy job that would be! n/t  greguganus   Jul-10-09 04:03 PM   #139 
        - and very lucrative if they get the $50 Billion of our money  Liberation Angel   Jul-10-09 04:46 PM   #140 

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