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DontTreadOnMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:25 AM
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DU has been infiltrated wit Freepers -- Time to fight back!
I have noticed over the recent months a LARGE amount of unrecs on just about ANY story. It has become quite obvious that there are people coming to DU, who have the sole purpose of unrec'ing posts.

I have also noticed job postings on Craig's List, where the position is to "post opinions" on various websites.

Folks... we are being manipulated more than ever. In light of the Murdoch Invasion of Privacy, it is time we fight back.

My suggestion is an organized effort of 50,000 DU members, who all post at the same time on a named website -- once a week. We can go down the entire list of the top 100 media blogs.

It is time to make our presence known, and we need to make it loud.

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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:38 AM
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1. I've noticed it too and many posts begin with a question framed to
negativity "they heard about." I can tell a troller after a sentence or two.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:48 AM
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11. It wasn't told to me I only heard
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:09 AM
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51. Thanks so much for posting that! I love them! That is talent!! n/t
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:32 AM
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59. I'm with you! Let me know when & where eom
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:08 AM
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81. Really enjoyed the clip.
Thanks for posting it!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:39 AM
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2. The infiltrators are being paid?
I wish I could get a job like that.

You are correct about the large numbers of right wingers who are here. And you can always tell when you have stirred their hornet nest. They act the same way as the would face to face.

Divide and concur by all means is their course of action.

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Cal33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:35 AM
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26. That's a trademark of Neocons: They rarely do anything unless they're
being paid for it. They are only being true to their nature.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:51 AM
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27. what a waste of money -- it's like paying mercenaries to join our circular firing squad
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:05 AM
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30. ROFL
:rofl:
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 12:38 PM
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91. don't you mean 'conquer'? i don't think you want to 'divide and agree' . . or you do. eom
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 12:40 PM by ellenfl
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:02 PM
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92. Now you tell me!
Now that I can't edit it.

Of course!

:hi:

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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:39 AM
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3. Putting on my battle gear with the click of my mouse. I am sick of them too! I am
am liberal and a Democrat. Bring it on Dittoheads!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:39 AM
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4. 100% correct
Rec
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:42 AM
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5. Just maybe......
... a lot of those unrecs were warranted. I unrec anything I think is ridiculous. To many people here think this is some kind of game of seeing who can post the most, no matter the content. That's fine, but I'm not playing the game. I don't like wasting time reading shit, and there's a lot of shit posted, and it's not by freepers. You can bitch about unrecs all you like, but it will fall on deaf ears. If I don't like it....it gets unrecced.
Your idea of retalliating by doing the same thing at other sites is ridiculous and childish. Why waste time trying to disrupt a website when the people we have to influence are sitting in the Captol building deciding our future and the future of our kids?

Write your congressman rather than spending time trying to make some freepers head explode with a disruptive post.

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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:45 AM
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7. This is about more than unrecs. Content also reveals some motives. nt
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:57 AM
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13. And that justifies disrupting some other site?
You may see it as fighting fire with fire. Everyone has an opinion. I see it as wasted time. There are too many serious issues to talk about. Yeah, there are probably a few republican dickheads posting here......uh...they've been doing it for years. I don't waste one minute of my time reading at conservative sites. I tried it a few years ago and realized the futility of it.
I suspect the smart conservatives don't waste their time arguing on progressive boards. What does that tell ya?
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:53 AM
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28. +1
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:36 AM
Response to Reply #28
64. +2
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:04 AM
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29. I don't support disrupting, but fighting back with facts.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:59 AM
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43. I don't visit conservative boards.......
.....but I did years ago. Facts? To conservatives? That's like trying to explain SS and Medicare to the Kock bros. They don't care. If they did, they would heed the facts. The truth is secondary to their poitical ideology. If you like to argue with them, have at it. It's your time, spend it however you wish, but we could use that energy championing our causes to our congress critters. At least they have the power to change things.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:48 AM
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66. I wouldn't call jsonline a conservative board. It's an open board sponsored by the state's ...
...largest newspaper.

There are many conservatives who post there, real and paid trolls. There are also many liberals and others looking to further their knowledge of a topic as well as share what they know. I fit in with that bunch.
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:33 AM
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62. it tells me they're smart enough to figure out they're stupid..eom
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:44 AM
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6. I'm willing
Are you going to organize this activity?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:46 AM
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:47 AM
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9. How bad does your life have to be where your "soul purpose"
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 06:52 AM by crazyjoe
is to come to DU to unrec posts? I think we should be laughing at them, not acting like them. And please show me some Craig's list job listings that offer money to post opinions on various websites. I'm sorry, but that is just silly.
I see that "paid disrupter's" crap thrown around here quite often and I find it embarrassing.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:48 AM
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10. Evidence, please
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 06:56 AM by muriel_volestrangler
Show us which threads are currently attracting large number of unrecs; I bet you they will be obviously divisive threads that criticise some view that has long been held by a significant constituency of DUers and Democrats.

And there are nowhere near 50,000 active DUers, so you need to rethink your plan anyway. For instance, Skinner guesses between 5 and 10 thousand unique users within a 60 day period.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:50 AM
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12. Yeah, it's the problem with the system.
You never even have to troll, you can just unrec everything under the sun.
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Creideiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:57 AM
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14. There's actually a good bit of actual dissent here
I'm glad that BabylonSister, Tex4Obama, and ClarkUSA are here to try to rally for Obama.

Just like I'm glad that there are many Loyal Democrats who have read the Party Platform and are trying to ensure that we don't get wiped in the 2012 elections like the 2010.

If everyone agreed, it would be stupidly boring here. It's why I listen to progressive radio/podcasts and talk to the Obama faithful (like my parents) as well as progressives who don't want the Democrats to be full of fail (my partner).

So, no, I don't agree with your assumption that we're being "infiltrated", as such. I think we're hashing out political problems which is a nasty, messy process. But also because of our current Constitution needs to be done before elections.

Oh, and keep writing and calling your state representatives, too. As we've seen in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, and Colorado, that pressure is as important as ever.
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:27 AM
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24. +1
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:14 AM
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53. I guess that's the problem...
although I don't mind it myself. Only the way some choose to dissent or disagree. Rudely, I mean.


Without dissent or disagreement, what would this place resemble but another Freeper stroke-fest...everyone pretty much in lockstep with each other.


Maybe that's what people want, though? They wouldn't mind if everyone agreed. As long as everyone agreed with THEM.

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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:58 AM
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15. I think there's a more subtle group of infiltrators also, who are charged with ...
....keeping our expectations low.


For example, recent posts stating that some SS and Medicare/Medicaid cuts are acceptable, inevitable, and we should accept that. Posts that refer to traditional Democratic values as rainbows and unicorns fall into this category.




I agree with fighting back. I regularly go to the political blogs of our "State newspaper" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, jsonline.com) and post. Sometimes it's a simple "here's today's cost of the wars" and sometimes it's a long sequence of links to articles and graphs germane to the topic. Sometimes I have more time and energy than others, but I seldom go more than a day or two without posting there.



As for rec/unrec... I don't think there are enough trolls to unrec something really important. Real DUers seem to find the good stuff and get it to the top.

Those that work to lower the bar are more insiduous and problematic. My advice is to challenge them at every turn.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:35 PM
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96. I agree.
And the way to counter those with low expectations is to provide facts, such as on SS.

I don't see this huge infiltration either.

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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:03 AM
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16. "I have also noticed job postings on Craig's List,"
Can you post some examples?

:shrug:

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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:40 AM
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65. Here's one
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/rabble-staff/2011/03/cr...


Writers Needed to post Right-wing Comments to social media and news outlets

We are a social media company working for a political organization, hired to help balance the left-wing bias of the major media outlets by supplying a team of writers who will post to newspaper comments, media forums, FB pages, etc. We are NOT officially afiliated with Harper campaign

You writing must be strong, right-wing and use supplied talking points without bogging down in too much detail. You are creating an online persona with a consistent tone. Ideally you can find or make up facts and statistics to stir controversy. Where suited humour, sarcasm and personal insults are welcome.

You are a news junky who is able to log on to news forums, facebook pages several times a day. You are able to write comments tailored to new topics while always repeating key talking points.

Compensation: TBD. hourly rate and volume of online activity. Bonuses for controversial postings that heat up a topic or forum thread.

How to apply: We are more interested in your writing than your resume. To apply submit a 100 word post based on the headline "Ignatieff Promises No Coalition after Election" Show us that you can write from a right wing character voice, score points, stir outrage and use humour.

Be sure to include your name, email and cell number so we can contact you.

Sorry, only candidates who submit the best test post submissions will be contacted for an interview.

Location: National

Compensation: TBD. hourly rate and volume of online activity. Bonuses for controversial postings that heat up a topic or forum thread.

This is a part-time job.

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Please, no phone calls about this job!

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 2291333753
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:54 AM
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70. This advert was pulled from Craigslist within an hour of its being posted.
I want to see the ones the OP notices.

Where are they?

:shrug:

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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:49 PM
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101. Wow, that's the first time I've ever seen one of those.
I knew they HAD to exist given the amount of troll activity here at DU and elsewhere, but that's the first time I've ever read the specs for a paid troll. Very educational.

BTW, as much as I could use the money I am NOT applying for that job!
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A wise Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:07 AM
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17. I've noticed it also....
That's why i come in mostly to read post rather than post myself.It wasn't hard to notice the uneducated misspelling of typo's...plus the post aren't about common reasoning and obvious solutions..but common stupidity and teaparty like concepts.
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:20 AM
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35. You said it?
n/t
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Township75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:12 AM
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18. I'm sure we have as many fucking losers willing to do that as "they" do.
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 07:13 AM by Township75
Seriously, it's summer time. If you are willing to spend your time posting and "rec"-ing posts on websites to save the world from evil, YOU ARE A COMPLETE FUCKING LOSER!

Devote your time to helping someone in need, not sitting on your ass thinking you are some type of warrior fighting for a cause.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:17 AM
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19. If people come here just to unrec post then they seriously .....
need to get a life.
Maybe they are better off here then raiding moms refrigerator or watching Sponge Bob.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:17 AM
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20. The unrec thing is a joke, however
for some here it's all they've got.
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:19 AM
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21. unrec'd
:)
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Piscatarian Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:22 AM
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22. Yes, There seems to be many fake dems here these days. nt
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:25 AM
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23. Wow---a member since 2003 and only 5 posts...
That's pretty amazing. :-)

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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:31 AM
Response to Reply #23
58. he has a slow dial up connection.
be patient.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:32 AM
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25. Unreced. No examples of supposed job postings on Craig's List given.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:12 AM
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31. OMG! People are unreccing posts I agree with!!1!
There MUST be trolls; it's the ONLY logical explanation1!!
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:09 AM
Response to Reply #31
50. +1...
Well said. :thumbsup:

Sid
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:13 AM
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32. Unrec
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 08:14 AM by bigwillq
It's only a message board. Are you really that hung up over the silly rec/unrec system? You shouldn't be. It means nothing.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:14 AM
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33. i guess they are bored or lazy.....
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:18 AM
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34. Yes, I believe most of them are the knee jerks. n/t
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drpepper67 Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:22 AM
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36. Is there a list somewhere of things I have to agree with to be here?
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Bosso 63 Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:23 AM
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37. "I'm not a member of any organized political party,
I'm a Democrat!" -Will Rogers




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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:23 AM
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38. Infiltrated!!!???? Aughhhhhhh!!!!......
DUers....dig out your plastic sheeting and duct tape!

Tape up your computer screens and all speaker/earphone jacks!

Don't let 'em take you aliiiiiiiiiivvvve!!!!!

:scared:

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:25 AM
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:39 AM
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42. Right about what?
That trolls are running around unrec'ing threads?


I gave this thread an unrec for the simple reason that it's yet another whine-fest complaining about trolls and unrec.


And I, sir, am no Freeper troll.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:26 AM
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40. I'd be on board if they were actually posting. For the time being they're confined to the guns forum
And if they're just unreccing things then that's not really worthy of a computer crimes charge.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:09 AM
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52. Get a clue..
Not all Democrats are anti-gun nor does that make them Freepers..

Believe it not, many of us exercise our RKBA and vote Democratic..
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 10:07 AM
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72. That's not what I said.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:50 AM
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67. Strongly disagree. See my 6:58 post, please.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 10:09 AM
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73. Our clocks are evidently set to different times.
But if you strongly disagree, I'll take your word for it without any supporting documentation.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:38 AM
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41. Hooray Purity Tests!
Nah.
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:02 AM
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44. Un-rec for STILL crying about un-rec - nt
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:02 AM
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45. it must be infiltrators. it's simply not possible that a rage from the Left is beginning to boil.
blindly following and hoping for change just might not be cutting it anymore.
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:03 AM
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46. oh.
unrec, by the way.

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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:05 AM
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47. Nah, it's not freepers....
...when you build a big tent, you're pretty much inviting a bunch of whiny snivelers to hide under it.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:06 AM
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48. It's those cowardly anonymous recc'ers that really piss me off...nt
Sid
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:07 AM
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49. Maybe they will learn something besides what's on FOX or CNN?
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:16 AM
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54. At 8am recs were at +15, now it's below zero.
It doesn't take more than one guy with one of those multiple personality programs for posting.
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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:22 AM
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56. Its hard work getting rid of viruses. Speaks to the growing infection that this op presented. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:20 AM
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:30 AM
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57. I'm In
Also - I am a member of another website that gets infested with freepers. They designed a way for us to click on the poster's name and it will link back to all their "aliases" and show their posting habits in the forum, i.e., what posts they start, what they respond to.

It was EXTREMELY easy to not only find the freeper, it was also easy to see that they would start an argument, and then use another of their aliases to argue against him/herself!!!

If DU would add this feature, we could very easily know who is in here being paid to create dysfunction within DU.

Annette
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NoGOPZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:32 AM
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60. I'm reccing, as much for the reactions as the OP nt
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:33 AM
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61. Absolutely, I've noticed a lot of them misspell words in their OP titles..
:evilgrin:
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:35 AM
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63. reporting for duty to protect and defend!!11!
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:50 AM
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68. UNREC!!!
Use it before you lose it!
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divvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #68
83. UNREC!!!
Although I must admit that the "Dont Tread on Me" flag with the rattlesnake is the a favorite in freeperland. IMO your argument is a strawman.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:51 AM
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69. I noticed the FUCKING UNRECING crew is at work here.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 09:56 AM
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71. Reccing for the defensive posters who are whining about whining
about unreccs. Hey, why so defensive? It's ONLY a message board. If it really bothers you that some think the board is infiltrated then just ignore the OP.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 10:38 AM
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74. "job postings on Craig's List, where the position is to "post opinions" on various websites"
Seems weird. Can I see a link?
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #74
76. I posted this upthread
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/rabble-staff/2011/03/cr...

Writers Needed to post Right-wing Comments to social media and news outlets

We are a social media company working for a political organization, hired to help balance the left-wing bias of the major media outlets by supplying a team of writers who will post to newspaper comments, media forums, FB pages, etc. We are NOT officially afiliated with Harper campaign

You writing must be strong, right-wing and use supplied talking points without bogging down in too much detail. You are creating an online persona with a consistent tone. Ideally you can find or make up facts and statistics to stir controversy. Where suited humour, sarcasm and personal insults are welcome.

You are a news junky who is able to log on to news forums, facebook pages several times a day. You are able to write comments tailored to new topics while always repeating key talking points.

Compensation: TBD. hourly rate and volume of online activity. Bonuses for controversial postings that heat up a topic or forum thread.

How to apply: We are more interested in your writing than your resume. To apply submit a 100 word post based on the headline "Ignatieff Promises No Coalition after Election" Show us that you can write from a right wing character voice, score points, stir outrage and use humour.

Be sure to include your name, email and cell number so we can contact you.

Sorry, only candidates who submit the best test post submissions will be contacted for an interview.

Location: National

Compensation: TBD. hourly rate and volume of online activity. Bonuses for controversial postings that heat up a topic or forum thread.

This is a part-time job.

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Please, no phone calls about this job!

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 2291333753
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former9thward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:30 AM
Response to Reply #76
90. No link to CL. "Taken down"
From the language it looks fake to me. Maybe not, who knows.
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GillesDeleuze Donating Member (841 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 10:48 AM
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75. every time a poster gets their panties in a bunch about criticism of the presidents horrible
"negotiating".. er planned cave-ins, it gets unrec'd. get it?
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former9thward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 10:50 AM
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77. Where is the link to the CL ads?
Or is that made up?
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #77
87. For the third time
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/rabble-staff/2011/03/cr...

Writers Needed to post Right-wing Comments to social media and news outlets
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tuckessee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:01 AM
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78. The Left loves a good purge.
Nothing like the thrill of a paranoia-driven witch hunt to eliminate spies, saboteurs, Trotksyites, reactionaries and Freepers.

At least no one dies when DU purges, unlike the millions who wound up taking a real world dirt nap because of such dogmatic lunacy.

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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:03 AM
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79. That may be the case for GD and LBN,
but they never seem to venture into the Lounge. I wonder why? }(
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hugo_from_TN Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:05 AM
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80. unrec'd for worrying about recs
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:13 AM
Response to Reply #80
84. recs decide what is on the front page....and those stories get read the most
so, even if you don't like them, they set the tone for how DU works.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:11 AM
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82. I have a group of freepers that unrec ALL my posts. Even if they are about feeding hungry children
I've even been called a liar on here discussing my own personal experiences. I did a post on bad school lunches...the guy called me a liar, I produced a photo of the food and he accused me of faking it. Saying, basically, that I went to the store and bought a bunch of fake food to support my post.

The sweet part was, he and another freeper were emailing each other about me and accidently sent ME a copy of the email!!! I got to read what they were saying to each other!

douschebags.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:06 PM
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93. Any names?
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:13 AM
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85. Unrec for complaining about rec/unrec.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:14 AM
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86. Freepers, "ex-Freepers", centrists, Third Wayers, "New" Democrats...
:shrug:
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Innoma Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:21 AM
Response to Original message
88. I must be a troll...
I've been here since, what, 2002? 2003? All that time, and I've only racked up a couple hundred posts, most of them fairly non-substantive, I admit. Pretty liberal with the recommends, but very stingy with the unrecs. Just because one chooses to lay low and absorb all the info and opinions should not make someone automatically suspect. The trolls and freepers usually out themselves over time anyway, so give us new guys and low-post-count people a little DU love.
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liberal_mama Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:24 AM
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89. I'm in! Just let me know where and when!
:)
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Hand_With_Eyes Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:08 PM
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94. Please provide a link to these Craigslist ads
So we can see them for ourselves.
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:26 PM
Response to Reply #94
95. One more time
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/rabble-staff/2011/03/cr...

Writers Needed to post Right-wing Comments to social media and news outlets

We are a social media company working for a political organization, hired to help balance the left-wing bias of the major media outlets by supplying a team of writers who will post to newspaper comments, media forums, FB pages, etc. We are NOT officially afiliated with Harper campaign

You writing must be strong, right-wing and use supplied talking points without bogging down in too much detail. You are creating an online persona with a consistent tone. Ideally you can find or make up facts and statistics to stir controversy. Where suited humour, sarcasm and personal insults are welcome.

You are a news junky who is able to log on to news forums, facebook pages several times a day. You are able to write comments tailored to new topics while always repeating key talking points.

Compensation: TBD. hourly rate and volume of online activity. Bonuses for controversial postings that heat up a topic or forum thread.

How to apply: We are more interested in your writing than your resume. To apply submit a 100 word post based on the headline "Ignatieff Promises No Coalition after Election" Show us that you can write from a right wing character voice, score points, stir outrage and use humour.

Be sure to include your name, email and cell number so we can contact you.

Sorry, only candidates who submit the best test post submissions will be contacted for an interview.

Location: National

Compensation: TBD. hourly rate and volume of online activity. Bonuses for controversial postings that heat up a topic or forum thread.

This is a part-time job.

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Please, no phone calls about this job!

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 2291333753
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Hand_With_Eyes Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:37 PM
Response to Reply #95
98. So
One ad that was up for less than an hour five months ago is a vast conspiracy?

lol
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:41 PM
Response to Reply #98
100. Who said there was a "vast conspiracy"?
I posted a link to show that an ad was posted on Craigslist.


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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:35 PM
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97. Why give thier site hits?
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:39 PM
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99. Is it time to make your presence known in this thread again?
It seems strange to start a thread calling for an organized effort, and then to ignore the thread for many hours.
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 01:49 PM
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102. What does an unrec do?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 02:01 PM
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103. I'm almost exclusively a lurker now, but what is the purpose of the unrec option?
I think its elimination was considered at some point? If it's to draw attention to inappropriate posts, etc., there's "alert." And if it's to register disagreement, there's the option to post a response. I understand the purpose of "rec" -- either appreciation of a good post, and/or agreement with the post.

Sorry, just curious -- not arguing a point.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 02:03 PM
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104. Locking
please do not start threads to call out and attack other members. If you think someone is here to disrupt, please use the alert function.

Also, we do not permit organizing to disrupt or harass other sites.

Thanks,

cbayer
DU Moderator
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