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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 01:17 PM
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8. leads to a lot of discussion of recs/unrecs and who does them...

Seriously, though, I find it offensive that some factions on DU who are opposed to the content of the post or the POV that post mmight support, will continually unrec it until it disappears. Because of how rapidly threads move through GD, often the only way a thread receives continued notice is if it receives enough recs to make it to the "Greatest" page. I see this happening more and more and it really annoys me.

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  -Do you think the rec/unrec system leads to reduced discussion on DU? Stinky The Clown  Dec-14-10 01:09 PM   #0 
  - No, it doesn't influence me a bit. People who unrec me can kiss my royal Italian ass.  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-14-10 01:11 PM   #1 
  - Unrec  erodriguez   Dec-15-10 12:22 AM   #65 
  - well, this was unrecc'd by someone who couldn't be bothered discussing anything  villager   Dec-14-10 01:11 PM   #2 
  - Heh! It sure does.  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 01:21 PM   # 
  - Yes. n/t  WillParkinson   Dec-14-10 01:12 PM   #3 
  - My OP absolutely applies to recs as much as Unrecs  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 01:23 PM   #14 
     - I know...  WillParkinson   Dec-14-10 01:24 PM   #16 
  - Yes. The rec button is a meaningless copout. nt  thereismore   Dec-14-10 01:14 PM   #4 
  - Unrec'd just to be an asshole.  HopeHoops   Dec-14-10 01:15 PM   #5 
  - no  hfojvt   Dec-14-10 01:15 PM   #6 
  - For the love of COD, LET IT GO......................  Maru Kitteh   Dec-14-10 01:16 PM   #7 
  - leads to a lot of discussion of recs/unrecs and who does them...  hlthe2b   Dec-14-10 01:17 PM   #8 
  - Using the greatest page is for those who follow the herd.  CBGLuthier   Dec-14-10 01:18 PM   #9 
  - I disagree and rec things I think others should read.  DCKit   Dec-14-10 01:46 PM   #30 
  - Maybe the administrators should consider limiting  Cleita   Dec-14-10 01:19 PM   #10 
  - Yes, I do. Threads can get tons of recs--and NO discussion at all  blondeatlast   Dec-14-10 01:20 PM   #11 
  - unrec'd on principle  Warren Stupidity   Dec-14-10 01:21 PM   #12 
  - But at least you're discussing things  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 01:25 PM   #18 
  - Nnnnnnope. And unrec, as is my habit with every thread concerning unrec. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-14-10 01:21 PM   #13 
  - So, in your view, it is definitionally impossible to have a discussion of discussions?  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 01:28 PM   #19 
     - Zactly.  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-14-10 06:56 PM   #47 
        - Kewl  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 10:08 PM   #54 
           - 'Tis  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-14-10 10:21 PM   #56 
              - Ayup. N/T n/t  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 10:30 PM   #57 
  - I would like a "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" column  NightWatcher   Dec-14-10 01:24 PM   #15 
  - I think it really only makes a difference to those who let it.  Forkboy   Dec-14-10 01:24 PM   #17 
  - I understand what you're saying, but that misses the point.  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 01:31 PM   #21 
  - "...louse click." In many cases, that's precisely what they are...  blondeatlast   Dec-14-10 01:36 PM   #23 
  - Ack!  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 06:49 PM   #46 
  - I have no way to know how many would have commented instead anyways.  Forkboy   Dec-14-10 01:45 PM   #28 
  - +1...nt  SidDithers   Dec-14-10 01:42 PM   #24 
  - Yip, it would seem that just the Replying number of posts would equate with "Greatest" --that is,  UTUSN   Dec-14-10 01:29 PM   #20 
  - That's how I'd treat it if it were my discussion forum.  MineralMan   Dec-14-10 01:46 PM   #29 
  - I didn't really understand it until recently  DemocratAholic   Dec-14-10 01:34 PM   #22 
  - No. (nt)  Heidi   Dec-14-10 01:42 PM   #25 
  - Gauging by the seemingly endless stream of rec/unrec button navel gazing threads...  salvorhardin   Dec-14-10 01:43 PM   #26 
  - Unrecommended, because it doesn't matter.  MineralMan   Dec-14-10 01:44 PM   #27 
  - Think we are seeing huge numbers of articles every day which leave me time ...  defendandprotect   Dec-14-10 01:48 PM   #31 
  - D&P  snooper2   Dec-14-10 11:00 PM   #60 
  - Unreccomended...heard it all before  Upton   Dec-14-10 01:48 PM   #32 
  - Scary, but I agree with you on this, Upton. BTW, no SF49er avatar??  madinmaryland   Dec-14-10 07:12 PM   #49 
  - Am I the only one here who doesn't even look at the number of Recs a post has??  cbdo2007   Dec-14-10 01:49 PM   #33 
  - No, you're not the only one.  reflection   Dec-14-10 01:52 PM   #36 
  - No, you aren't the only one. I rarely check out the greatest page, either.  Arkansas Granny   Dec-14-10 01:53 PM   #37 
  - I understand that many poeple feel as you do. But that misses the point of the OP  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 08:28 PM   #50 
  - I think it may actually reduce squabbling.  reflection   Dec-14-10 01:50 PM   #34 
  - I can't remember for sure, but wasn't there a limit, at one time, on how  Arkansas Granny   Dec-14-10 01:51 PM   #35 
  - Awww, Jeez....  madinmaryland   Dec-14-10 01:56 PM   #38 
  - Pardon me  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 08:31 PM   #52 
  - The rec/unrec system has deteriorated into a useless feature.  MineralMan   Dec-14-10 02:17 PM   #39 
  - ^^^ for some ^^^^  Warren Stupidity   Dec-14-10 02:50 PM   #43 
  - I don't care about it one way or the other, it doesn't influence what i read but I understand those  uppityperson   Dec-14-10 02:19 PM   #40 
  - Dupe  MineralMan   Dec-14-10 02:20 PM   #41 
  - Maybe they could should show both recs and unrecs?  originalpckelly   Dec-14-10 02:21 PM   #42 
  - I would say that most DUer's don't spend even one second a  deaniac21   Dec-14-10 03:16 PM   #44 
  - Rec/Unrec is not the problem  MrScorpio   Dec-14-10 03:19 PM   #45 
  - I don't. Even if they didn't exist...  pipi_k   Dec-14-10 07:08 PM   #48 
  - it's the anonymous neener  spanone   Dec-14-10 08:30 PM   #51 
  - I like "views" and was thrilled to see that feature, BUT  SoCalDem   Dec-14-10 08:53 PM   #53 
  - I'm really glad to see someone else who gets it.  Stinky The Clown   Dec-14-10 10:20 PM   #55 
  - you ever see a narwhal give birth?  snooper2   Dec-14-10 10:32 PM   #58 
  - No - I think it's because uncontroversial posts don't garner replies.  Matariki   Dec-14-10 10:40 PM   #59 
  - Negative..  snooper2   Dec-14-10 11:04 PM   #63 
  - Nope.  Iggo   Dec-14-10 11:01 PM   #61 
  - Jesus was a space alien.  Blue-Jay   Dec-14-10 11:03 PM   #62 
  - 600+ views and 64 responses as I type this. I'd say the answer is no.  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-14-10 11:10 PM   #64 
     - The OP didn't ask about "you". It asked the question far more broadly.  Stinky The Clown   Dec-15-10 05:37 AM   #66 

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