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  •  Obviously not working. (4.00)
    Sorry to say but the open threads aren't working this way.  People are coming to dkos for links and recommended reading but the open threads are a mishmash.  Which is a good thing.  But it can take an incredibly long time to sift through the comments to find links worth reading--particularly if things are "breaking."  Having a category just for links would keep diaries "pure", allow open threads to be truly open and still provide many visitors with what they are looking for.
    •  It takes me two (none)
      to three minutes to scroll through open threads to see what's up. It's really not that bad of a set-up.
    •  Try posting a daily LINKS ONLY diary for awhile (4.00)
      ... and see if there's interest. (That's how C&J got started.) Add a "please recommend if you'd like to see this regularly" note to your tip jar and see how it flies.

      I've heard KOS say many times before -- and it's a good point -- instead of lobbying to get something front-paged, diary it and/or generate interest in open threads.

      Also, I'm not sure why it's taking you so long to read open threads. You could always change the way you view them so you can just see the subject title.

      •  Good suggestion. (none)
        Dunno why it's taking me so long.  I guess it's because I like to take the time to read what people have to say.  Also, I've noticed that when a new diary is added to the main page the open thread often goes quiet.

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