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pwb

(11,142 posts)
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:17 PM Dec 2018

I wish responding to a divisive post didn't kick it to the top of the GD page.

You know the AOC posts, the Bernie posts, and others, that bait us to answer. We all know it happens with certain posters frequently. If there was a do not kick button on these divisive posts they may not get all the attention they don't deserve. All they do is play into Putins play book To divide us any way they can.

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I wish responding to a divisive post didn't kick it to the top of the GD page. (Original Post) pwb Dec 2018 OP
What the hell is wrong with you? Bucky Dec 2018 #1
Thanks. Oh shit it's going up again..... pwb Dec 2018 #3
I'm sorry. I apologize. Bucky Dec 2018 #5
and this time... Bucky Dec 2018 #6
LOL! dewsgirl Dec 2018 #8
I agree. /Nt bitterross Dec 2018 #2
I get what your saying PJMcK Dec 2018 #4
It just hard not to fight back. pwb Dec 2018 #7
Ignore those posts. murielm99 Dec 2018 #9
How do I ask friends? pwb Dec 2018 #10
Ask in your post. murielm99 Dec 2018 #13
I have many posters I really enjoy following. pwb Dec 2018 #15
Most of the initial posts aren't divisive and are simply news stories... demmiblue Dec 2018 #11
We need a cornfield. Like where people were sent in that Twilight Zone episode. Squinch Dec 2018 #12
Yes, something like that would work too pwb Dec 2018 #14
Something related -- keeping trashed threads from being displayed on the home page progree Dec 2018 #16
Try hard to restrain myself & not add to their # totals by responding or even viewing. stuffmatters Dec 2018 #17
Kick. NurseJackie Jan 2019 #18

Bucky

(53,551 posts)
5. I'm sorry. I apologize.
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:29 PM
Dec 2018

Please add my vote to those saying "let this monster drop away to page 2 oblivion"

PJMcK

(21,739 posts)
4. I get what your saying
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:26 PM
Dec 2018

There's a simple fix: Don't reply to the OP.

It often lowers my blood pressure!

pwb

(11,142 posts)
7. It just hard not to fight back.
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:31 PM
Dec 2018

A do not kick option may be good. But then no one would see this post. j

murielm99

(30,570 posts)
9. Ignore those posts.
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:32 PM
Dec 2018

Don't respond and they will sink. Ask your friends to ignore them. Then, post something informative and positive. Ask your friends to K&R. If it is a very good post, you will not have to ask.

Happy New Year!

pwb

(11,142 posts)
15. I have many posters I really enjoy following.
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:39 PM
Dec 2018

But I guess you might say I like to stay a little outside the herd.

demmiblue

(36,666 posts)
11. Most of the initial posts aren't divisive and are simply news stories...
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:34 PM
Dec 2018

it is the small cadre of divisive posters who spam the threads ad nauseam.

I have the worst offenders on ignore.



Squinch

(50,399 posts)
12. We need a cornfield. Like where people were sent in that Twilight Zone episode.
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:34 PM
Dec 2018

When a thread becomes too contentious, someone should call, "Cornfield!" and all posters of goodwill should walk away and leave the fighters alone in the cornfield.

progree

(10,864 posts)
16. Something related -- keeping trashed threads from being displayed on the home page
Mon Dec 31, 2018, 05:45 PM
Dec 2018

When I trash a thread, it keeps it from being displayed on the forum listings of posts that I see and some other places (yes, I know that affects only my view of them, not others', and that's fine).

But unfortunately, these threads still show up on my view of the home page in the Greatest Threads and Trending Now boxes. I wish I didn't have to watch these awful threads crawl up these boxes gathering more and more Recs.. Argghhhhh.

To clarify, on "awful threads", I don't mean most Bernie and AOC threads, I could care less. But there are some on other topics, or spinning other topics, that I wish I didn't have to see every time I visited the home page.

I wish me trashing a thread would mean me not having to see that thread anywhere I go on DU (and again, not affecting what others see).

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