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  •  Rec list and recent list are two different things (6+ / 0-)

    And as far as the "recent list" I am usually not "seeking out that diarist's work with the intent of stirring things up." I may be seeking topics that interest me, or robust discussion. Some of us follow particular tags that show up in our stream - long after a diary is up top of the recent list, and diaries possibly never destined for the "recommended" list.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 06:09:24 PM PDT

    •  Understood. However, I would think that (1+ / 0-)
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      if we want to end some of the pie fights, and give those who want to indulge themselves in certain types of conversation (not the sort I usually pop into) there is a possibility of using the current system to provide a forum for that type of thing.  

      Heck, they could even adjust their tag to reflect that so that it would not appear on anyone's streams unless you are following that particular individual(s).

      I look at the rec, recent and community spotlight lists--I have to admit not looking at my stream as much as when it was first introduced.  

      To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

      by dizzydean on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 06:13:53 PM PDT

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      •  Ends and means (2+ / 0-)
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        I really have to wonder if most don't really want to indulge in conversation solely among their small/medium/large group of like minded folk. Not to hit the rec list necessarily, but to be part of a highly vocal, visible or uproarious debate.

        What you are proposing comes rather close to a technique that has been used before (and which is considered a bit low) - the "dead thread" conversation. So - let's say I post a diary about the mating habits of South American caterpillars. It gets half a dozen comments.  Twenty four hours later I huddle there with a handful of cronies, and we hash out the Israel/Palestine conflict, or dish about the commenting habits of other Kossacks, or both. This contributes what to the community or the site mission?

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 06:33:55 PM PDT

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        •  I agree with what you are saying (1+ / 0-)
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          but perhaps a voluntary quarantine of sorts would help the site out--I think my habits--popping in and out during the course of the day/week--are probably much more common than the heavy user.  And what does that person who just comes here once pr day or "lurks" see?  

          On the other hand, an argument was made by those seeking this sort of conversation that I think I get--that brainstorming a strategy on how to promote  a specific policy agenda can best be had in a more closed format.  Other platforms than DK might be better for that, but then those individuals would lose their anonymity.  

          To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

          by dizzydean on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 06:39:28 PM PDT

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