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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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  -This message is intended for lurking freeper types. cali  Jan-23-10 05:49 AM   #0 
  - lol. already unrecced  cali   Jan-23-10 05:57 AM   #1 
  - Dunno why they don't have their group here on DU  dipsydoodle   Jan-23-10 06:08 AM   #4 
  - Its like the "NO" party..."Unrec" Party here.  Historic NY   Jan-23-10 04:28 PM   #52 
  - I beg to differ. n/t  Fire1   Jan-23-10 05:21 PM   #60 
     - Differ on the wanker name or their seperate group?  Maraya1969   Jan-24-10 01:14 AM   #88 
  - DU may have its own racist or two, althought that would be an oxymoron.  secondwind   Jan-23-10 06:33 AM   #8 
  - But they will not  Enthusiast   Jan-23-10 07:24 AM   #15 
  - K and R. AND: The unrc feature is full of FAIL. It's made DU more angry, I'm certain of this.  NYC_SKP   Jan-23-10 08:26 AM   #18 
  - Yeah, but the good threads still rise to the top, don't they?  MineralMan   Jan-23-10 09:26 AM   #19 
     - They do, yes.  NYC_SKP   Jan-23-10 09:40 AM   #21 
        - I wish I could rec your reply  Stinky The Clown   Jan-23-10 10:19 AM   #27 
        - Thanks, Stinky...  NYC_SKP   Jan-23-10 01:40 PM   #33 
        - Second that!  DFW   Jan-24-10 04:40 AM   #94 
        - I wholly agree  tavalon   Jan-23-10 07:18 PM   #76 
  - Crap, I just unrecced when I meant to hit the other.  Robb   Jan-23-10 09:30 AM   #20 
  - SCHEDULING ROBB FOR AN ASS-KICKING  Skittles   Jan-23-10 10:25 PM   #84 
     - Yaaaay!!  Robb   Jan-24-10 09:40 AM   #95 
  - Really? Unrecs early? Wow. No one really does that, do they?  Stinky The Clown   Jan-23-10 10:04 AM   #23 
  - personal attack in this thread?  cali   Jan-23-10 10:09 AM   #24 
  - I think people automatically unrec threads  spiritual_gunfighter   Jan-23-10 06:24 PM   #69 
  - I wonder what the going rate  annabanana   Jan-23-10 06:00 AM   #2 
  - I had to explain this to more than a few cretins in my day  Chulanowa   Jan-23-10 06:00 AM   #3 
  - thanks. no harm no foul- to continue with the bball theme.  cali   Jan-23-10 06:38 AM   #12 
  - My first thought about the "All American League" was that the guy  Bette Noir   Jan-23-10 02:28 PM   #36 
  - Somebody actuall CREATED an all-white basketball league?  Ken Burch   Jan-23-10 02:32 PM   #39 
     - Yup. Right across the river from where I live  GoCubsGo   Jan-23-10 05:28 PM   #62 
        - Augusta....the same place where they STILL won't let women join the country club?  Ken Burch   Jan-23-10 06:29 PM   #70 
  - Coming from the mother of a biracial son,  tango-tee   Jan-23-10 06:24 AM   #5 
  - There are a few ways I can think of  caraher   Jan-23-10 08:10 AM   #17 
  - when I worked for Pepsi in the corporate headquarters  DontTreadOnMe   Jan-23-10 06:27 AM   #6 
  - Hell, forgot to rec the first time around.  tango-tee   Jan-23-10 06:27 AM   #7 
  - (then keep it to one- and two-syllable words) n/t  Orsino   Jan-23-10 06:34 AM   #9 
  - I tried. what's a two syllable word for accomplishments?  cali   Jan-23-10 06:39 AM   #13 
     - In Freeper? "Failures." n/t  Orsino   Jan-23-10 07:08 AM   #14 
     - Mmmm. "Things done", perhaps?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-25-10 07:26 AM   #99 
  - Please keep record. Please reply with links to threads and/or posts that spew this garbage.  Political Heretic   Jan-23-10 06:35 AM   #10 
  - PS - recced. We don't agree frequently (though sometimes) but we're in total agreement here.  Political Heretic   Jan-23-10 06:35 AM   #11 
  - "Every month is white history month." is the real problem with BHM.  FBaggins   Jan-23-10 07:59 AM   #16 
  - K&R and look for Beck and Limabaugh to air their resentment starting any day now.  lpbk2713   Jan-23-10 09:45 AM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-10 10:17 AM   #25 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-10 10:22 AM   #28 
  - Seems Simple Enough To Me  ProfessorGAC   Jan-23-10 10:19 AM   #26 
  - "They do really good stuff we don't usually see."  Stinky The Clown   Jan-23-10 10:24 AM   #29 
     - Yeah, I Meant It That Way  ProfessorGAC   Jan-25-10 05:31 AM   #98 
  - When Howard Zinn was teaching at a Black Women's college  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-23-10 10:40 AM   #30 
  - Probably the most important book I've ever read.  Dr.Phool   Jan-23-10 03:47 PM   #50 
  - K&R  Angry Dragon   Jan-23-10 10:51 AM   #31 
  - spot on!!  newspeak   Jan-23-10 11:11 AM   #32 
  - I recently had a chance to visit the Carver National Moneument...  Beartracks   Jan-23-10 04:57 PM   #55 
  - K&R Cali-  Bluerthanblue   Jan-23-10 01:42 PM   #34 
  - I think you lost them  Martin Eden   Jan-23-10 01:48 PM   #35 
  - K&R  Ken Burch   Jan-23-10 02:29 PM   #37 
  - may I applaud you for this post?  onethatcares   Jan-23-10 02:30 PM   #38 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-10 02:36 PM   #40 
  - Well I think we need a Native American Indian History month :)  winyanstaz   Jan-23-10 02:40 PM   #41 
  - I second that.  cali   Jan-23-10 02:46 PM   #42 
  - Same here  euphoria12leo   Jan-23-10 02:56 PM   #43 
  - The Native American history is most interesting. Especially,  Fire1   Jan-23-10 05:53 PM   #64 
  - November is Native American heritage month.  Lilyeye   Jan-23-10 06:49 PM   #72 
  - You mean the "extent" of their knowledge? n/t  Fire1   Jan-23-10 06:51 PM   #73 
  - And Women's History Month is in March.  AspenRose   Jan-23-10 06:53 PM   #74 
  - May!!  AsahinaKimi   Jan-23-10 09:51 PM   #79 
  - Actually Latinos/Hispanics have a heritage period, but not a month.  Caliman73   Jan-24-10 03:02 AM   #93 
  - Thank you Lilyeye...  winyanstaz   Jan-24-10 10:47 PM   #97 
  - Yes for native american history month  kurtzapril4   Jan-23-10 10:00 PM   #81 
  - Absolutely.  ChadwickHenryWard   Jan-23-10 03:08 PM   #44 
  - Great post, cali. K&R! n/t  Kermitt Gribble   Jan-23-10 03:11 PM   #45 
  - they can't hear you, they are out watching white-boy basketball. nt  scytherius   Jan-23-10 03:25 PM   #46 
  - What did the FReeps say about the CON Court giving corp. unlimited power to throw elections?  mistertrickster   Jan-23-10 03:35 PM   #47 
  - Freepwads love it.  cali   Jan-23-10 03:38 PM   #48 
     - That figures. The "useful idiots" for the capitalist class. "Please, sir, may I have another?" nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-10 03:46 PM   #49 
     - Is that true?  Beartracks   Jan-23-10 04:59 PM   #56 
        - absolutely true. they're trumpeting what a great day it was for freedom  cali   Jan-23-10 05:23 PM   #61 
           - Clearly 2 brain cells rubbing together is insufficient. n/t  Beartracks   Jan-24-10 09:28 PM   #96 
  - And we are all Africans three times over!  RedCloud   Jan-23-10 04:15 PM   #51 
  - Kind of like how almost EVERY network is White Entertainment Network  Hugabear   Jan-23-10 04:30 PM   #53 
  - I like Black History Month, but I don't buy the reasoning in the OP  Autonomy   Jan-23-10 04:32 PM   #54 
  - Great post.  Kitty Herder   Jan-23-10 04:59 PM   #57 
  - Until the day that black, Asian, Hispanic etc. history is suitably incorporated into  Number23   Jan-23-10 05:18 PM   #58 
  - +1  AspenRose   Jan-23-10 06:57 PM   #75 
  - Their incessant whining is so tiresome  KingFlorez   Jan-23-10 05:19 PM   #59 
  - Good post, cali. I totally agree. n/t  Fire1   Jan-23-10 05:33 PM   #63 
  - Great Post!  nevergiveup   Jan-23-10 05:56 PM   #65 
  - Not to be Captain Obvious here but you might as well explain to freepers how to split the atom  LynneSin   Jan-23-10 05:57 PM   #66 
  - Perhaps the biggest problem...  MellowDem   Jan-23-10 06:06 PM   #67 
  - K & R  democrank   Jan-23-10 06:07 PM   #68 
  - Great thread Cali K&R  Lilyeye   Jan-23-10 06:38 PM   #71 
  - very simple  blockhead   Jan-23-10 07:22 PM   #77 
  - I still think it's the wrong solution  DissedByBush   Jan-23-10 07:28 PM   #78 
  - I only learned about 'Juneteenth'  Patchuli   Jan-23-10 09:56 PM   #80 
  - Rec. But I still wanna' know when there'll be a fat bald white guy history month  groundloop   Jan-23-10 10:13 PM   #82 
  - WELL SAID, CALI  Skittles   Jan-23-10 10:24 PM   #83 
  - couldn't agree more!! kick and recommend!!  Douglas Carpenter   Jan-23-10 10:55 PM   #85 
  - K&R. Not to mention that two prominent WHITE American heroes are celebrated in Feb  alp227   Jan-23-10 11:09 PM   #86 
  - Late to the party, but K&R!  Forkboy   Jan-24-10 12:18 AM   #87 
  - Yup, like portraying the slaveowning George Washington as a hero sickens me. knr nt  Union Yes   Jan-24-10 01:32 AM   #89 
  - K & R  democracy1st   Jan-24-10 01:33 AM   #90 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jan-24-10 01:33 AM   #91 
  - This sounds a lot like the Christians are under attack by the media  pundaint   Jan-24-10 02:34 AM   #92 
  - Too late to rec, but k for what ought to be obvious, but isn't. nt  blondeatlast   Jan-25-10 07:37 AM   #100 

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