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Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:53 PM

How Often Do You Rec Posts?

Are you a parsimonious reccer or munificent reccer?

Or maybe, like me, you are a post wrecker?

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Reply How Often Do You Rec Posts? (Original post)
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 OP
Wounded Bear Aug 2019 #1
Ptah Aug 2019 #2
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #3
Anon-C Aug 2019 #4
Marie Marie Aug 2019 #5
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #9
Beringia Aug 2019 #6
True Dough Aug 2019 #7
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #10
True Dough Aug 2019 #13
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #14
True Dough Aug 2019 #23
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #24
Brother Buzz Aug 2019 #8
lapfog_1 Aug 2019 #11
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #12
Generic Brad Aug 2019 #15
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #16
Generic Brad Aug 2019 #20
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2019 #17
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #30
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2019 #31
Skittles Aug 2019 #18
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2019 #19
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #22
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2019 #32
needledriver Aug 2019 #21
Harker Aug 2019 #25
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #26
NNadir Aug 2019 #27
JDC Aug 2019 #28
samnsara Aug 2019 #29

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:55 PM

1. I'm reasonably prolific in my asignment of recommendations...

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:56 PM

2. Yes

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:00 PM

3. I made that last choice just for you!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:02 PM

4. I'm a promiscuous reccer...

... an omnificent wrecker and a fan of Decker.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:19 PM

5. Just Rec'd this post. Does that answer your question?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:01 PM

9. You probably shouldn't have

But I'll take it anyway!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:37 PM

6. There's room for improvement in my case

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:52 PM

7. I rec a post

on average every two hours, 17 minutes and 32.8 seconds. Don't ask how I know.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:05 PM

10. I'm going to level with you TD

I go through phases. Some days I will rec just about everything I read. Other days I won't rec a single thing. I'm not even sure what the point of recs is besides getting your post on the home page under "trending."

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:23 PM

13. I just checked my last two trending threads

You rec'd one of them. That's 50%. I'll give you a pass. But think about it, ProudLib, you don't excel in life at 50%. Let's get you rec'ing ALL of my threads so you can feel better about yourself!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:30 PM

14. Which one did I rec?

I need to go back and change that right now!

Have you ever compared the rec count for serious posts versus Lounge posts? There is critical, need to know information versus "Make me feel better right now" silliness. For example, a post about Pelosi demanding the Rump's tweets be condemned as racist will get the same number of recs as cute kittehs. Those are DUers' top priorities now.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:35 AM

23. I rec both types of threads

The informative and anti-Trump admin threads get my recs and the Lounge "aw" threads get 'em too. It's not surprising that some DUers embrace the "feel good" posts in an era of the Orange Shitgibbon.

Speaking of "oh, sweet" threads, have you checked out this one?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181246810


Go give it a rec, ProudLib!!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:41 AM

24. I had been saving that one for later

But I just watched it and gave it a rec. Yes, that is definitely a much needed feel good post!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:55 PM

8. Like, about once a week

When TheFerret publishes.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:13 PM

11. maybe once a month or so

probably won't even rec this one.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:16 PM

12. I thought old timers were rec happy

Maybe it's because the news is always the same damned thing. You get jaded. I don't really blame you.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 11:25 PM

15. Stupid question from a stupid guy

How exactly do we rec a post. I know how to wreck a post, but rec? No clue.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 11:29 PM

16. Click on the "DU Rec" icon at the bottom of the OP

You can always undo it later on when you get to feeling contrary.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 07:29 AM

20. Now I see it!

I've been here since the early Bush years and never noticed that button before. You think you know a place.......

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 12:26 AM

17. Once a week.

I always recommend the Sunday lol cats.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 01:32 PM

30. Salmonchantedevening is good stuff

Don't know if I need to rec it, though. Within minutes it will be up in the hundreds already.

That's the other thing. Do you bother reccing posts that already have a lot of recs? It's a question I struggle with.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 01:36 PM

31. I have almost never rec'd anything else.

Very rarely, but only if there are very few recs already and I really think it ought to wind up on the trending or greatest pages.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 01:44 AM

18. often

I read some really great posts, every day

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:01 AM

19. Prolific reccer here!

If I agree with or really like something, that earns a rec from me. I figure if someone here went to the trouble, they deserve a rec - which allows more people to see the post - and I also know how much recs of appreciation also mean to me.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 09:53 AM

22. Sometimes it's difficult to decide whether a post should be recced

If the content is about something horrible that happened, do you rec it? There is no way to inform other users that you are reccing the importance of the message rather than approving of the content.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:21 PM

32. That's an excellent point and I remember this discussion when we first had recs

My example at the time was Sarah Palin, do we rec to point out how ridiculous something she said or did was or would it be interpreted as approval of her behavior? That's when a reply is appropriate, to give an opinion of the recced post - even if it's just a facepalm. If it's important news, good or bad, sending it back to the top so more people will see it is the right thing to do.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 08:23 AM

21. I miss the Unrec button.

There ought to be a way to disapprove posts, since we have a way to approve them.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:44 AM

25. I haven't yet.

It seems likely the result would be much the same were I to piss into the wind.

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Response to Harker (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:49 AM

26. DU reminds me of Ecclesiastes

Posts are vanity and pissing in the wind.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:50 AM

27. Munificent. I'll even recommend this one. n/t

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 11:05 AM

28. All the time.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 11:20 AM

29. never have

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