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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-23-10 10:19 AM
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27. I wish I could rec your reply
That is so spot on. Add to it, your thought, upthread, about unrec having made DU nastier. Unrecs - particularly the early ones - have a propensity to piss off the poster. That's just human nature, and that causes, in some cases, anger filled posts to follow.

This post of yours sets out why, from the outset, the unrec feature has been a clear example of the law of unintended consequences. There was some more or less logical reason to start it. But the application, while perhaps including that original reason, has spilled over into schoolyardism.

I find it sort of funny that, now, virtually every post on DU gets voted on. Almost no posts simply have a flat zero rec count.

Lots of people have suggested - mostly seriously, sometimes snarkily - fixes for the unrec thing. I think we were far better off without it, when we had a simple choice - rec or not.

An so what if the occasional stupid post makes it to the front page? Wasn't a more civil DU with occasional outbursts of stupidity better than a less civil DU with constant pissing matches, or worse?

Anyway ..... good thoughts. Thanks.
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