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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #117
118. kick and unrec...
just out of general principle.
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  -Do you agree with the decision to do away with Unrec? itsrobert  Jan-22-11 11:39 PM   #0 
  - I don't care either way, but who are we to judge what is an attention-whore post?  gateley   Jan-22-11 11:41 PM   #1 
  - no. and im suprised they let a few loud people run this board for them  meow mix   Jan-22-11 11:42 PM   #2 
  - It is a shame.  emilyg   Jan-22-11 11:47 PM   #4 
     - But entirely predictable. nt  Codeine   Jan-23-11 09:19 AM   #72 
  - I remember when we didn't have them...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jan-22-11 11:47 PM   #3 
  - You're entitled to your opiniom - my feeling  emilyg   Jan-22-11 11:48 PM   #6 
  - My thoughts exactly, they should both go if one goes.  jp11   Jan-23-11 10:30 AM   #83 
  - My thinking as well.  Poboy   Jan-23-11 05:05 PM   #131 
  - Huh, It worked great  itsrobert   Jan-22-11 11:49 PM   #7 
  - I didn't like it loud and annoyingly at first.  EFerrari   Jan-23-11 04:01 AM   #52 
  - regression is good ...  GeorgeGist   Jan-23-11 04:08 PM   #112 
  - Don't really care, but I'd vote to keep it just because the incessant whining  petronius   Jan-22-11 11:48 PM   #5 
  - What is really funny is the people who don't like unrec or the ones unec this thread  itsrobert   Jan-22-11 11:52 PM   #9 
  - lol  slay   Jan-23-11 12:12 AM   #20 
  - That's one word for it. There are a few more.  emilyg   Jan-23-11 01:24 PM   #87 
  - I don't really care but I thought that the Rec feature was going away too.  CTyankee   Jan-23-11 02:09 PM   #102 
     - Who you calling a whiner, Willis??  madinmaryland   Jan-23-11 02:30 PM   #106 
        - hee hee, good one...  CTyankee   Jan-23-11 02:44 PM   #109 
  - People are too short sighted to see the need for unrec......  KansasVoter   Jan-22-11 11:51 PM   #8 
  - "a set of idiots" . . . those are not words I would use to describe my  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 12:11 AM   #18 
  - I firmly disagree. Carve idiot posts up. Unrec is a soft way out. nt  bluestate10   Jan-23-11 01:31 PM   #91 
     - That's the bottom line...  kentuck   Jan-23-11 09:27 PM   #163 
  - I really come here for News and Opinon  AsahinaKimi   Jan-22-11 11:53 PM   #10 
  - I've seen "MLK is good" posts getting un-recc'ed. Some people enjoy the  mistertrickster   Jan-22-11 11:56 PM   #11 
  - And now you will see "Obama is dumb" posts getting recced! Get it?  KansasVoter   Jan-22-11 11:58 PM   #12 
  - No, I don't get it. Not really. What I often saw happening were good posts  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 12:07 AM   #14 
     - You WILL make it easy for trolls to rec posts and NO WAY to unrec them? GET IT?  KansasVoter   Jan-23-11 12:13 AM   #22 
     - I don't believe their is a significant number of trolls to effect the rec/unrec feature  itsrobert   Jan-23-11 12:16 AM   #24 
     - I see your point but I also saw a lot of abuse of the unrec feature too  slay   Jan-23-11 12:17 AM   #25 
     - Ditto what they said. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 12:27 AM   #32 
     - There is a hidden life to DU  intheflow   Jan-23-11 04:49 AM   #57 
     - I've been here since 2003 and I've never seen a single PM  Codeine   Jan-23-11 09:17 AM   #70 
     - Well, me neither, but...  pipi_k   Jan-23-11 10:00 AM   #78 
     - Not here as much...other places on the web.  Ikonoklast   Jan-23-11 01:32 PM   #94 
     - it sure does! i just think those people have a feeling you'd tell em to fuck off, ha!  bettyellen   Jan-23-11 05:13 PM   #132 
        - This is entirely possible.  Codeine   Jan-23-11 07:52 PM   #142 
           - I'm sure! people stopped asking me after I ignored their rec requests, but it is certainly  bettyellen   Jan-23-11 09:30 PM   #165 
     - Good point....  pipi_k   Jan-23-11 09:59 AM   #76 
     - Don't be paranoid.  Joe the Revelator   Jan-23-11 01:26 PM   #89 
     - I'm not paranoid.  intheflow   Jan-23-11 01:51 PM   #97 
        - So you're saying that mods can read PMs not addressed to them?  Joe the Revelator   Jan-23-11 02:50 PM   #110 
           - NO, I'm not saying that.  intheflow   Jan-24-11 05:36 PM   #214 
     - Interesting . . . that explains a few things I've seen that otherwise didn't make sense.  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:07 PM   #149 
     - Do you deny  polmaven   Jan-24-11 01:52 PM   #208 
  - That also happened to my post telling people to consider donating bone marrow for leukemia patients.  LoZoccolo   Jan-23-11 01:19 AM   #42 
  - Perfect example. The dildo unrecced that just because he could. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:14 PM   #154 
  - Playing Devil's Advocate here, but does a thread simply stating "MLK is good"...  LostInAnomie   Jan-23-11 07:06 PM   #139 
     - Perhaps not. But it doesn't need to be un-recced. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:13 PM   #153 
     - An excellent point that people have valid reasons to unrec. even a worthy topic like MLK for  snagglepuss   Jan-23-11 09:15 PM   #155 
  - I think we know shit when we smell it.  rucky   Jan-23-11 12:00 AM   #13 
  - yup progressives are pretty united in unreccing together, i can see why "some people" have a problem  meow mix   Jan-23-11 01:03 AM   #39 
  - I'd like to see unrec and rec go away together.  woo me with science   Jan-23-11 12:10 AM   #15 
  - No. I had no problem with it.  pinboy3niner   Jan-23-11 12:11 AM   #16 
  - I voted "Yes" because people abuse it - probably not regular posters  slay   Jan-23-11 12:11 AM   #17 
  - Agreed. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 12:12 AM   #21 
  - So far it's looking like the 27% majority has won  johnnie   Jan-23-11 12:12 AM   #19 
  - Yep, minority wins again!  KansasVoter   Jan-23-11 12:14 AM   #23 
  - Hey! You got something against minorities?  slay   Jan-23-11 12:20 AM   #27 
  - Well . . . this isn't in any respect a "scientific" poll, i.e., a sample that  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 12:27 AM   #31 
  - Don't care.  Mojambo   Jan-23-11 12:19 AM   #26 
  - Not my website, not my decision.  flvegan   Jan-23-11 12:21 AM   #28 
  - The star on your name says you're a share holder.  Joe the Revelator   Jan-23-11 01:32 PM   #93 
     - Says no such thing.  Lance_Boyle   Jan-24-11 02:00 PM   #210 
  - I feel it could be highly useful, but...  hootinholler   Jan-23-11 12:23 AM   #29 
  - Excellent points. nt  snagglepuss   Jan-23-11 09:23 PM   #160 
  - I think as an homage to our party we should have a "kinda" .  Safetykitten   Jan-23-11 12:26 AM   #30 
  - Good one. And all too true. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 12:29 AM   #34 
  - Or better yet, just ask those in the top 1% bracket.  Foo Fighter   Jan-23-11 12:42 AM   #35 
  - I give this 5 out of 5 Goldmans.  Safetykitten   Jan-23-11 12:44 AM   #36 
     - LOL!  Foo Fighter   Jan-23-11 01:40 AM   #44 
     - Well, if you're going to have "Goldmans," you should also have "Olbermanns"  Buns_of_Fire   Jan-23-11 08:09 AM   #65 
  - LOL  EFerrari   Jan-23-11 04:18 AM   #54 
  - I believe the rec/unrec feature is a useful tool..  Upton   Jan-23-11 12:29 AM   #33 
  - I kinda liked the earlier culture of kicking threads  struggle4progress   Jan-23-11 12:49 AM   #37 
  - I never really like them when they were added.  SlipperySlope   Jan-23-11 12:52 AM   #38 
  - I can't find the post announcing this, but ...  Akoto   Jan-23-11 01:18 AM   #40 
  - No; it's one of the funniest things I've seen on the Internet.  LoZoccolo   Jan-23-11 01:18 AM   #41 
  - Yes, number of corporate trolls rose when they could unrec stories that hurt their business,  McCamy Taylor   Jan-23-11 01:40 AM   #43 
  - But what will happen to the "First Posters Who Complain About Unrecs Already" crowd?  NBachers   Jan-23-11 02:45 AM   #45 
  - Didn't Skinner say that the upgrade demo was missing features  EFerrari   Jan-23-11 02:50 AM   #46 
  - So it is said in this ATA thread....  jannyk   Jan-23-11 03:49 AM   #48 
     - Thanks, jannyk.  EFerrari   Jan-23-11 03:55 AM   #50 
  - Ahhh. a very intersting exercise..not unlike the current TV polling  SoCalDem   Jan-23-11 03:37 AM   #47 
  - To get a proper indication, this should be asked in all the main forums  Turborama   Jan-23-11 03:53 AM   #49 
  - It doesn't really matter one way or the other to me  Raine   Jan-23-11 03:59 AM   #51 
  - I think the recs/unrecs balance each other out.  intheflow   Jan-23-11 04:10 AM   #53 
  - I go to performance works  canetoad   Jan-23-11 04:30 AM   #55 
  - That people want free rein for their disapproval is an interesting observation. nt  snagglepuss   Jan-23-11 09:35 PM   #170 
  - no, i don't. nt  xchrom   Jan-23-11 04:46 AM   #56 
  - Just wait for an egregious thread that most find distasteful or just offensive,  elocs   Jan-23-11 06:18 AM   #58 
  - I disagree. Now one will have to actually take the time to post WHY one objects.  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:21 PM   #157 
  - The only thing wrong with rec/unrec was that only the sum was reported.  Tesha   Jan-23-11 06:44 AM   #59 
  - +1  snagglepuss   Jan-23-11 09:38 PM   #173 
  - The Heckler's Veto wins again.  Codeine   Jan-23-11 06:49 AM   #60 
  - No  cordelia   Jan-23-11 06:50 AM   #61 
  - Not at all. So a small group doesn't like it, so what? Keep it, we need it. Rec'd. n/t  Catherina   Jan-23-11 07:30 AM   #62 
  - Actually, unrecs can keep varied opinions off the Greatest Page.  mmonk   Jan-23-11 07:46 AM   #63 
  - I am very glad to see it gone in its present form  dsc   Jan-23-11 07:49 AM   #64 
  - you need neither, or you need both. nt  seabeyond   Jan-23-11 08:23 AM   #66 
  - Yes, but only if recs are also mothballed...  SidDithers   Jan-23-11 08:27 AM   #67 
  - I vote "other", here's my idea:  Jester Messiah   Jan-23-11 08:39 AM   #68 
  - Good idea. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:24 PM   #161 
  - I would like to see a 5 star rating system instead.  golddigger   Jan-23-11 09:08 AM   #69 
  - They could even make it color coded!  PBS Poll-435   Jan-23-11 09:18 AM   #71 
  - Okay, I'll shut up!  golddigger   Jan-23-11 09:34 AM   #74 
  - Meh, people would only ever give one or five star ratings  Posteritatis   Jan-23-11 11:49 AM   #85 
  - I think that is a worthy idea.  kentuck   Jan-23-11 09:25 PM   #162 
  - Unrec creates an echo chamber  Still a Democrat   Jan-23-11 09:28 AM   #73 
  - And how do you know this?  EFerrari   Jan-23-11 04:29 PM   #119 
  - Exactly. nt  Bobbie Jo   Jan-24-11 12:44 PM   #205 
  - I know some feel it was the cause of a lot of incivility here, but...  pipi_k   Jan-23-11 09:49 AM   #75 
  - Unrec hasn't done anything about attention whores.  Renew Deal   Jan-23-11 09:59 AM   #77 
  - i agree with the folks that say if UNREC is shitcanned, REC  jonnyblitz   Jan-23-11 10:02 AM   #79 
  - There's no reason to get rid of unrec. I think it's a helpful feature.  Very_Boring_Name   Jan-23-11 10:04 AM   #80 
  - Why only "FIVE" recs to get to the "greatest page"?  mzteris   Jan-23-11 10:24 AM   #81 
  - Exactly. Now with no unrec the number of rec necessary should be upped  snagglepuss   Jan-23-11 09:45 PM   #175 
  - Yes. I hope it never comes back.  Phentex   Jan-23-11 10:26 AM   #82 
  - I recently changed my mind  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-23-11 10:35 AM   #84 
  - People seem to have forgotten how shitty the "Greatest Page" was before unrec.  LostInAnomie   Jan-23-11 12:05 PM   #86 
  - I don't agree with it at all. I used it to decide if I should open a thread or not. It's a shame....  Joe the Revelator   Jan-23-11 01:25 PM   #88 
  - Yes. And I hope the Ignore feature is next.  bluestate10   Jan-23-11 01:27 PM   #90 
  - No.  Iggo   Jan-23-11 01:32 PM   #92 
  - It's a popularity contest or unpopularity contest ...  kentuck   Jan-23-11 01:44 PM   #95 
  - Speak for yourself. That isn't true for me.  Quantess   Jan-23-11 01:46 PM   #96 
     - Or me. If you think it is, you're taking this place way too seriously as a social outlet.  Joe the Revelator   Jan-23-11 02:51 PM   #111 
  - I don't think we need either  SheilaT   Jan-23-11 01:52 PM   #98 
  - I truly and deeply do not care.  undeterred   Jan-23-11 01:53 PM   #99 
  - No. It was a quite useful tool, that was only opposed by those upon whom it was *most* useful, i.e.,  apocalypsehow   Jan-23-11 02:02 PM   #100 
  - i guess we'll have to be more aggressive with verbal unrecs.  meow mix   Jan-23-11 02:12 PM   #103 
  - Further, the *manner* in which it was finally taken from the vast majority of posters who liked it  apocalypsehow   Jan-23-11 02:08 PM   #101 
  - Unfortunately for folks like you, technology does not allow you to administer painful electric shock  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:27 PM   #164 
     - This is how laughable the argument against the UnRec system has become: it's akin to administering a  apocalypsehow   Jan-24-11 12:11 AM   #182 
        - Thank you. It saves me the trouble. We've crossed paths before  mistertrickster   Jan-24-11 09:06 AM   #185 
  - BRING BACK UNREC!  Quantess   Jan-23-11 02:18 PM   #104 
  - Only if "rec" is eliminated too.  Bobbie Jo   Jan-23-11 02:27 PM   #105 
  - ?! It just accepted my "unrec" for this thread!  reformist2   Jan-23-11 02:32 PM   #107 
  - For what it's worth...  timtom   Jan-23-11 02:37 PM   #108 
  - Get rid of the Greatest Page, then  Stevenmarc   Jan-23-11 04:15 PM   #113 
  - +1  Iggo   Jan-23-11 04:21 PM   #115 
  - +2  Joe the Revelator   Jan-23-11 05:31 PM   #133 
  - +3  gristy   Jan-23-11 06:55 PM   #138 
  - A simple question?  kentuck   Jan-23-11 04:15 PM   #114 
  - It's not a matter of bravery or cowardice, it's about kicking/not kicking. nt  johnaries   Jan-23-11 04:26 PM   #117 
  - kick and unrec...  kentuck   Jan-23-11 04:27 PM   #118 
  - You're right. It's takes amazing bravery to post "k&r".  LostInAnomie   Jan-23-11 04:31 PM   #120 
  - You can still "unrec"...  kentuck   Jan-23-11 04:33 PM   #122 
     - The power was in the entirety of DU's hands with unrec.  LostInAnomie   Jan-23-11 04:45 PM   #125 
        - Seems to me there are people here that are smart enough to respond...  kentuck   Jan-23-11 04:49 PM   #127 
           - Ugh... You're being disingenuous.  LostInAnomie   Jan-23-11 05:04 PM   #130 
              - So what?  kentuck   Jan-23-11 08:56 PM   #145 
                 - Maybe because...  LostInAnomie   Jan-24-11 11:24 AM   #197 
                    - I can understand your argument...  kentuck   Jan-24-11 11:41 AM   #198 
                       - The designated purpose of the Greatest Page is...  LostInAnomie   Jan-24-11 03:57 PM   #213 
  - People announce that they Unrec'd all the time.  Quantess   Jan-23-11 04:32 PM   #121 
  - A few do.  kentuck   Jan-23-11 04:34 PM   #123 
  - The question is based on TWO false premises:  apocalypsehow   Jan-23-11 04:39 PM   #124 
     - Lesson continued.  kentuck   Jan-23-11 04:47 PM   #126 
        - This reply is non-responsive, and makes assertions not backed by a shred of evidence or a link.  apocalypsehow   Jan-23-11 05:01 PM   #129 
        - We can only hope.  kentuck   Jan-23-11 09:12 PM   #152 
        - Can you explain to me why a thread about a sick DU'r qualifies as a Greatest Thread?  A HERETIC I AM   Jan-23-11 06:15 PM   #136 
        - +1  LostInAnomie   Jan-23-11 07:12 PM   #140 
        - You're entitled to your opinion.  kentuck   Jan-23-11 09:00 PM   #148 
           - LOL.....  A HERETIC I AM   Jan-23-11 09:12 PM   #151 
              - I think your name explains your position quite well.  kentuck   Jan-23-11 09:34 PM   #169 
                 - Oh, for crying out fucking loud.  A HERETIC I AM   Jan-23-11 10:05 PM   #177 
                    - My answer is:  kentuck   Jan-23-11 11:00 PM   #180 
                    - That answer:  A HERETIC I AM   Jan-24-11 12:31 AM   #183 
                       - I think...  kentuck   Jan-24-11 09:17 AM   #188 
                    - "You still haven't answered my question--why are sick DUers on the Greatest page?"  mistertrickster   Jan-24-11 12:08 PM   #202 
                       - Why use quote marks if you aren't going to quote me?  A HERETIC I AM   Jan-24-11 12:38 PM   #204 
                          - But aren't "greatest" page threads totally subjective?  kentuck   Jan-24-11 01:41 PM   #206 
        - Of course, it's easy to call others cowards...  pipi_k   Jan-23-11 08:36 PM   #144 
           - You certainly make a great argument for it.  kentuck   Jan-23-11 08:58 PM   #146 
  - Although I do enjoy open discussion, I have seen way too many  johnaries   Jan-23-11 04:24 PM   #116 
  - Other  Ohio Joe   Jan-23-11 04:54 PM   #128 
  - I'm unreccing!  LeftishBrit   Jan-23-11 05:59 PM   #134 
  - No  me b zola   Jan-23-11 06:04 PM   #135 
  - get rid of the unrec  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-23-11 06:17 PM   #137 
  - no. bad idea. nt  inna   Jan-23-11 07:13 PM   #141 
  - No I do not. It was useful. It kept clique-ish and cult garbage from gaining the appearance of  Maru Kitteh   Jan-23-11 08:04 PM   #143 
  - Useful tools are for those who hold grudges, and the unrecing crew does  DainBramaged   Jan-23-11 09:00 PM   #147 
  - I never liked the unrec feature.  Beacool   Jan-23-11 09:08 PM   #150 
  - Nor did I. Good idea in theory, in practice, not so much. n/t  stevenleser   Jan-24-11 01:54 PM   #209 
  - This is great news. The right-wing trolls  roody   Jan-23-11 09:20 PM   #156 
  - Agreed. A lot of serious issues were getting buried in favor of the "outrage d' jour." nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:23 PM   #159 
  - Which side is the most obnoxious??  kentuck   Jan-23-11 09:21 PM   #158 
  - Un-reccers. No contest. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:31 PM   #166 
  - Those who have whined almost non stop about the unrec option..  Upton   Jan-23-11 09:37 PM   #172 
  - The "rec" side is more obnoxious, due to the level of whining,  Quantess   Jan-23-11 09:38 PM   #174 
     - Odd, isn't it. Pointing out abuse is "whining" now. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-24-11 09:11 AM   #186 
  - No. But if it's going, it should take "Recommend" with it.  City Lights   Jan-23-11 09:33 PM   #167 
  - Apparently, no one considered that perhaps the Admins are in a better position to evaluate  mistertrickster   Jan-23-11 09:33 PM   #168 
  - We went with their decision before...  kentuck   Jan-23-11 09:36 PM   #171 
  - you know the child that continually whines and eventually gets his way. not a matter  seabeyond   Jan-24-11 09:17 AM   #189 
     - Our admins = bad parents. Sorry, I don't buy it. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-24-11 12:05 PM   #200 
  - Not at all.  Bonobo   Jan-23-11 10:02 PM   #176 
  - First I heard about it. Que Pasa? n/t  lefty2000   Jan-23-11 10:24 PM   #178 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-11 10:44 PM   #179 
  - It can be fun to do, but if this was my site there never would have  Bluenorthwest   Jan-23-11 11:53 PM   #181 
  - I'd Like To See Everyone Who Recs or UnRecs A Thread Be Listed Right Below The OP...  JimGinPA   Jan-24-11 12:53 AM   #184 
  - How about no recs but ONLY UN-RECS. The ones that make it to the Greatest  mistertrickster   Jan-24-11 09:15 AM   #187 
  - I opposed "unrec" from the beginning, and I oppose it now.  Laelth   Jan-24-11 09:26 AM   #190 
  - Unrec didn't stop assholes from posting their goosestepping shit in GD  kenny blankenship   Jan-24-11 09:28 AM   #191 
  - Yes, absolutely the Unrec feature should be  liberalhistorian   Jan-24-11 09:31 AM   #192 
  - oh get rid of it, we wouldnt want to hurt peoples feelings  iamthebandfanman   Jan-24-11 09:36 AM   #193 
  - I've seen many "attention whore posts" aka "K&R if ...." posts on the Greatest Page ...  meegbear   Jan-24-11 10:22 AM   #194 
  - I think a good argument against a post is better than an "unrec"...  kentuck   Jan-24-11 10:47 AM   #196 
  - I would love to buy an un-wreck.  RedCloud   Jan-24-11 10:32 AM   #195 
  - This poll proves the silent majority are ok with unrec  taught_me_patience   Jan-24-11 11:54 AM   #199 
  - Really, this poll "proves" that? You should work for Rassmussen, heh. nt  mistertrickster   Jan-24-11 12:12 PM   #203 
  - yes  samsingh   Jan-24-11 12:06 PM   #201 
  - A matter 0f weighing disadvantages with disadvantages.  skip fox   Jan-24-11 01:49 PM   #207 
  - If we have apples, we must have oranges?  kentuck   Jan-24-11 02:25 PM   #211 
  - I think folks should get X number of rec/unrecs a day  Inchworm   Jan-24-11 02:31 PM   #212 
 

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