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  •  mojo and dojo? (none)
    Love the last part of that suggestion. It allows anybody to contribute a diary and encourages best practices in pursuit of greater level of diary posting. Allows for a lot more of a gray-scale approach in where different diarists fall in the community.

    But how about regular mojo and instead of d-mojo, we call it dojo?

    Could you expand on what you mean by this?

    "D-mojo would come from your participation, enlightened commentary, erudition, etc. on front page stories."

    I'm a fresh meat here at dkos myself and I'm not sure what you mean by that.

    •  Part of the problem IMHO... (4.00)
      is that there is an entire self-serving community within the diaries that just use dKos as a bullypulpit. Many of these diarists heap praise and adulation on one another without spending much time on the front page stories. I won't speak for Marcos, but I don't think that was his original plan.

      In my opinion, the front-pages set the tone for dKos  and because it is becoming a much more popular site outside of the 'blogsphere', I think it is important to calm the wild-west approach of the diaries. Like someone said earlier in this thread, there are some incredibly insightful, well thought out, well researched diaries that everyone should see. Unfortunately, the signal to noise ratio is too low these days and it is largely due to a whole lot of crap filling up the diaries list.

      So back to your question. Mojo can be garnered anywhere and that would remain the same as it is today. Get enough and you can do whatever that affords you (I've never had enough to see the hidden comments and whatnot, so it really isn't important to me). D-mojo (or Dojo) would be accrued only by your postings on mainpage stories, or diaries that are front-paged. So if a front-pager posts a  story and your comments are witty, well researched and well reasoned, then many will give you lots of 4s and both your mojo and d-mojo will increase.

      On the other hand, if you get lots of 4s by replying "I agree" to a conspiracy theory diary on how Cheney bombed the Pentagon and there was really no plane crash at all, then you get regular ole mojo, but no d-mojo.

      Once you get enough d-mojo, then you get to post more diaries. Like I said above, I think the main page sets the tone and the readers of the mainpage, via their ratings of your postings, should be the arbiters of what fits within Markos' vision and tone for his site. The reason I think this will work is because those who post fluff in response to mainpage postings will likely post fluff in their diaries and we as a community (front page) will likely not reward such commentary, thus keeping those posters to one diary a week.

      Behind the dark veil of patriotism a nation mourns itself.

      by Espumoso on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 11:55:57 AM PDT

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