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  •  i'm expressing my thoughts (0+ / 0-)

    that it is pointless to have two diaries on the same topic on the rec list.  that rarely used to happen.  there's nothing jerky about pointing out the obvious.

    why should we waste a rec list slot being redundant?  if it's on the rec list once, the word has gotten out.  let's put something else that needs attention up there, hey?

    Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

    by Cedwyn on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 01:32:34 PM PDT

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    •  I understand where you're coming from, (8+ / 0-)

      and yeah, there are times there are too many diaries up on the same thing.  But for me, this isn't one of them.  Sometimes, if the subject is very important, I enjoy reading different diaries on it, find new and different information, both in the diaries and the comments.

      And I think 5 days outside the election, this is a very important story, that the media is ignoring. To me, the more the merrier in this case, more to spread it, tweet it, facebook it.  Seems we're left to be citizen journalists when our media is so ridiculous they don't cover a story that shows Romney profiting by holding GM hostage on a deal necessary for it to survive.  And according to the USA story, this is just what happened.  Hello Ohio.  Very important.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 01:50:45 PM PDT

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      •  all of that can happen with only 1 on the rec list (1+ / 0-)
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        though.  people can share links to other diaries on the subject there.  those with an especially keen interest can find and tweet/FB all the diaries with the pertinent tag.

        there are heaps of topics the msm ignores and giving a subject the prominence it deserves is exactly what is cool about the rec list.  so why not do it for as many topics as possible?  and it simply cannot be true that this topic is that much more important than other stories falling by the wayside as i type.

        an action diary about michigan...ignored.  big publications actually discussing how climate change is behind sandy & katrina and what not...diaries about it languished.

        reccing a diary isn't like tweeting or putting something on one's FB wall, or forwarding a funny email.  inboxes have almost limitless capacity; the rec list does not.  there are only 12 slots.

        peace and hugs

        Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

        by Cedwyn on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 02:46:35 PM PDT

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        •  We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. (3+ / 0-)
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          "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

          by StellaRay on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 03:10:13 PM PDT

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          •  see, the disagreement baffles me (0+ / 0-)

            is there really no other diary that also deserved the broader exposure of the rec list?

            is it really the case that being on the rec list doesn't a topic enough exposure? or at least, isn't there a point of diminishing returns in taking up two limited rec list spots with the same topic?  what does it having it up there twice accomplish that once doesn't?

            i'm really not trying to be obnoxious.  i am just seriously blown away that this is contentious point at all.  seriously...what possible value lies in having a topic rec'd twice?  newsweek and wapo would never run an edition with the same story above the fold twice.

            peace

            Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

            by Cedwyn on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:37:09 PM PDT

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        •  What's your Romney/Ryan campaign title? (2+ / 0-)
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          _ Chief Distractor
          _ Obfuscation and Fabrication
          _ Pants Extinguisher (if so, I'm surprised you have time to post here)
          _ Chief of Smoke Effects
          _ Mirror polisher

          Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

          by Helpless on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 06:09:40 PM PDT

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