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  •  Relatedly-- (9+ / 0-)

    Am I'm imagining it or is the juice dripping from this site?

    I obviously have no numbers to back it up, just anecdotal evidence, like the fact that posts are getting on the rec list with like seven recs. The place just seems kind of...dead.

    Something's not working here.

    But I guess we're not supposed to talk about it.

    •  I've noticed that too. (3+ / 0-)
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      The auto program has a glitch?  I haven't seen any morbidity problems, takes me way too long to get through the diaries in areas important to me to see any lack of effort, intensity and worthwhile reading.

      Like right now I should be getting in the truck to be on time for an appointment...

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Fri May 03, 2013 at 07:28:34 AM PDT

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      •  When the argument over the Chained CPI (1+ / 0-)
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        began to hurt the president, his supporters used the racist argument to shut down dissent (even though it's very difficult to find anyone on the DKOS who is a racist), and since then, they have been posting nothing but 'Obama's the greatest' diaries...they did the same thing right before the election and it turned this place into a 24/7 infomercial for Obama. The front page is starting to sound that way again.

        If you read the comment sections on other progressive sites, then you might think the people posting comments are talking about a completely different president, such as the way they are hammering Obama in response to Eugene Robinson's latest article "Obama Goes Wobbly:"

        Not takin it anymore • 15 hours ago

        The title should have been" Obama takes another dive" . . he's a coward and not even close to being a progressive . . . he's a Rockefeller Republican and a huge disappointment . . . is it 2016 yet?

        jacob garbo • 16 hours ago

        Obama's doing what he's always done: What he's told. That's how he got his second term: Obeying his masters. Get it?

        Art Brennan • 6 hours ago

        He's been selling out since day 1. Wobbly?

        isnamthere • 7 hours ago

        "For reasons I cannot fathom, he took a pass."

        Well, that only means that you haven't been paying attention and still believe Obama to be some kind of opposition to corporate rule.

         blm1242 • 6 hours ago

        While Mr. Obama is looking for the "forgotten veto pen", he might also look for his "missing virtue". They both have been sucked into the black hole of creating a legacy before you leave. Like W, Mr. Obama, you will be remembered, the question is How?

        At some point, the members of the Democratic Party need to decide if they are going to support traditional Democratic values, or just support a President who is trying to destroy them.
    •  The "Obots" and "emoprogs" (2+ / 0-)
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      have gone to friendlier confines where they don't have to encounter dissenting views as much.  And many Kossacks have also been lured away by Twitter.  It's not anything the front pagers have or haven't done, it's just the marketplace of politics for you.  When people get fed up with one forum, they go and find one more to their liking.  

      “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

      by puakev on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:31:26 AM PDT

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    •  How dare you (13+ / 0-)

      criticize the site??!!

      Every time you feel the urge to write a critical word about dkos or the party, you should put on a hair shirt and go out canvassing!

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:52:13 AM PDT

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    •  I would place my money (1+ / 0-)
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      on a proprietary tweaking of the algorithm in order to avoid gaming of the rec list over "juice dripping from the site"...

      at least with regard to those numbers you see on the rec list.

      But then, I tend to pay attention to those kinds of details.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Fri May 03, 2013 at 12:09:38 PM PDT

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