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Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:43 PM

Is it ok to remind positive comment posters that they may have forgot to rec the OP?

I see it happen way too often. I wonder if they are afraid to rec for some reason. Any thoughts on the possible reasons?

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Reply Is it ok to remind positive comment posters that they may have forgot to rec the OP? (Original post)
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2019 #1
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2019 #22
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #24
Ptah Aug 2019 #2
Dr Hobbitstein Aug 2019 #3
Ptah Aug 2019 #5
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #7
Ptah Aug 2019 #8
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #9
Ptah Aug 2019 #10
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #12
Ptah Aug 2019 #13
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #15
Ptah Aug 2019 #16
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #18
Ptah Aug 2019 #21
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #25
Ptah Aug 2019 #35
spooky3 Aug 2019 #6
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #11
spooky3 Aug 2019 #14
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #17
spooky3 Aug 2019 #19
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #20
Lefta Dissenter Aug 2019 #23
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #26
tblue37 Aug 2019 #27
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #28
tblue37 Aug 2019 #29
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #31
2_heal_my_country Oct 3 #38
tblue37 Oct 3 #39
2_heal_my_country Oct 3 #40
tblue37 Aug 2019 #30
JoeOtterbein Aug 2019 #32
tblue37 Oct 5 #43
tblue37 Oct 5 #42
Skittles Aug 2019 #34
tblue37 Oct 5 #44
Ptah Oct 5 #45
Skittles Oct 5 #46
Skittles Oct 5 #41
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #33
cwydro Aug 2019 #36
Phentex Aug 2019 #37

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:51 PM

1. Some of us simply don't rec.

Just like I never "like" on Facebook.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:54 PM

4. Why? I have a loved FB friend never does, even when she comments her love?

After all, they are free to do. Thanks! And I'm still wondering.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:01 PM

22. Because I don't find it necessary to do so.

I do make many of my opinions well known, more so here than on FB. Here I'm with a generally like-minded group. And even though "like" seems pretty innocuous, I simply don't do it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #22)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:08 PM

24. Thanks!

I encourage everyone to post! Early and often!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:52 PM

2. How many recs per day should I do?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:54 PM

3. 5 at least if you want to earn your loyalty badge. nt

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:55 PM

5. Oh jeez, I'm way behind.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:55 PM

7. I think whenever you think it is a positive post.

After all, it's free! The best deal ever!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:57 PM

8. That means mindless recs rather than engaging, which is free.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:59 PM

9. What if they agree, but don't have the time?

And why be stingy giving out a positive free rec?

I just don't get it. Also thanks for answering.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:00 PM

10. People are different than you.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:04 PM

12. That sounds good. But there must be an underlying reason.

Any guesses?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:06 PM

13. People are different than you.

That means they view recommendations differently than you.

Why is this so hard?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:21 PM

15. Maybe cause I'm not as smart as you?

If I knew all the answers, I'd have no questions.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:25 PM

16. Fifty recommendations in a day is excessive.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:28 PM

18. Why? I like to encourage peeps who I agree with to keep posting.

What's wrong with 51?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:56 PM

21. I recommended this thread twice.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:09 PM

25. LOL! Thanks!

To both of you!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 02:20 AM

35. Not a problem

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 08:55 PM

6. People who rec are not anonymous. Maybe some

People do not want to reveal that they recíd an OP.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:03 PM

11. Are you saying they are afraid of someone knowing who they are and what they think?

Thanks for the answer, but I really do not understand. I'm as transparent as can be about myself and I live in a RWNJ county. I could care less what anyone thinks about me, or what I think.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:09 PM

14. I think Ptah's post above applies here too. Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:26 PM

17. To be honest, I would much rather have your own opinion.

No offense to Ptah's, but I'm sure there must be a reason. Any ideas?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:38 PM

19. I gave you a possible explanation, but you rejected it

because you didnít think it applied to you. OK, but not everyone thinks the way you do.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 09:45 PM

20. I know what I think. That's easy. I'm wondering because rec are easier than commenting.

So your answer is not enough for me. Sorry!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:07 PM

23. Hmmmm

Just because I think a recipe looks good or a dog story brought me to tears again doesnít necessarily mean I think all of DU needs to read the thread. I can just make my comments and move on.

Why does it matter?

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Response to Lefta Dissenter (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:10 PM

26. Because I don't know!

Thanks for a clue!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:18 PM

27. Or people rec but don't kick or comment, so the thread sinks. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:22 PM

28. Why does it sink? I'm trying understand why rec's are so considered more "valuable" than comments ?

Is it an alogram computer thing or something?

Does a rec have more value than a comment?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:26 PM

29. A comment kicks a thread to the top of the list. A rec does not, though enough recs wlll

get it into the "Greatest" page. But without kicks or comments, a thread will eventually fall off the first page.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:29 PM

31. Thanks!

Sounds likely. Clearest answer yet. But to be honest it makes me sad to think it is most likely true.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 07:50 PM

38. What is a kick?

 

Thank you

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Response to 2_heal_my_country (Reply #38)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 07:54 PM

39. Every time someone comments on a thread, that kicks the thread to the top of that forum's page.

Often people will simply post "Kick" to move the thread to the top position so it will be seen by more people. Or they will post "K&R"--kick and recommend--after clicking the "recommend" button, which will also help visibility, since 5 or more recs will put it on the greatest page, and the more recs means the higher up on the greatest page.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #39)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 08:29 PM

40. Thank you

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:28 PM

30. My post indicates that a comment is at least as valuable as a rec--perhaps even more so since

it will enable more people to see the thread.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:33 PM

32. Thanks again!

But I was just thinking. If I post answers to commenters on my own OP, I'll more likely get myself to a greatest page post?

(with an innocent wink, wink!)

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:41 PM

43. Not directly. Commenting on your own thread will push it to the top of the page, but it won't help

it onto the greatest page unless by moving to the top of the page it ends up with more readers who like it well enough to give it a rec, because only the number of recs determines whether it gets to the greatest page--and what position it will have on the greatest page.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:31 PM

42. It's automatic. New threads start at the top of the page, and then gradually (or quickly on a busy

day) sink as more new threads are posted. But if someone posts a new comment on an older thread, that new comment kicks the older thread back to the top, where more readers can see it and perhaps even give it more comments (kicks) and/or recs.

Recs are not more valuable than kicks, except in the sense that they are like applause, so they can be gratifying. Also recs can add up to get the thread onto the greatest page, where more people can see it (and maybe kick and rec it).

Many people read only or mostly, or at first, the greatest page, so getting onto the greatest page helps garner more readers. Five recs is the minimum for the greatest page.

Also, the more recs you get, the higher the thread goes on the greatest page, and the closer it is to the top, the more reads it will be likely to get.

Most people don't bother to read past the first page of a forum, so once it falls off the first page, a thread isn't likely to get any more reads. In fact, most people don't scroll all the way down the first page of a forum, so even sinking down to the lower part of the first page will usually finish off a thread.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 12:14 AM

34. I really think a rec should be a default kick

yes

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Response to Skittles (Reply #34)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:42 PM

44. Yes--but, Skittles, you are the dean of kicks, as long as someone's recalcitrant ass

is involved.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #44)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:48 PM

45. +1

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #44)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:53 PM

46. yes INDEED

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:18 PM

41. I think a REC should be an automatic kick

yes indeed

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 11:20 PM

33. K&R

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 07:31 AM

36. I think if someone "reminded" me to make a rec, it would have the opposite effect.

Thatís just me.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 08:28 AM

37. They aren't related at all...

Sometimes I rec because I like the thread or feel it's important or I think it's funny. I don't necessarily comment or kick. And sometimes I comment or kick but don't rec although I suspect many people have already done so in those cases Recs aren't gold stars. They are nice but they don't mean as much as some people think.

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