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  •  Once the diaries make the FP (15+ / 0-)

    they are removed from the rec list, however.

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

    by a gilas girl on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:32:55 PM PDT

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      Maybe it would be informative for the DKos community if some of the algorithms / decisions were spelled out in general terms?  

      I imagine there are several flexible decision points on which diaries hit the rec list or the front page, but it's interesting that you point out that FP posts are removed from the rec list.  That suggests that they block space on the rec list until they hit the FP, which suggests that acknowledged and accepted FP'ers are somehow competing with the community for recognition....

      You think it's hot? Imagine what it would be like if global warming really existed!

      by JSc on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:50:13 PM PDT

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      •  Algorithm (3+ / 0-)
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        TomP, Brecht, kurt

        The algorithm for the rec-list is not given out, but it's not hard to figure out after being here for years.  The rec-list is driven by the number of recs -- and by how fast they accumulate. Recs given early on carry more weight than recs given later. After about 24 hours any incoming recs count for about zero.

        There is no algorithm for the FP. There are regular FP diarists and they get promoted to the FP (or not) by the managing editor.  Much less frequently, non-FP diaires get promoted to the front-page.

        The rec-list is completely automated, based on the algorithm.
        The FP is manual, a human queues the diaries and schedules them.

        Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort. - Voltaire
        Don't trust anyone over 84414 - BentLiberal

        by BentLiberal on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 08:06:43 PM PDT

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