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  •  I'd never blame you for anything Youffraita. I'm (1+ / 0-)
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    tempted to say "you are a total sweetheart" but that might create gender confusions for one or both of us." I've sort of assumed you are female but I"m not sure. Sorry, I'm sort of an idiot.

    I guess you could be a male sweetheart. Ok, you are a sweetheart as far as rec, tips and comments go either way.

    I appreciate your support.

    There is no way to rec too many diaries, IMO.

    Sometimes, I hear the argument, "I only rec posts that I would like to see on the Big Rec board," as if there is a danger that if we all doubled the number of recs we give we would be in jeopardy of crashing the quality of the rec board.

    Wake up folks!  There would still only be 10 spots on the top 10 Rec spots. No lower quality posts would get in as the average number of post would have twice as many posts.

    And, for those of you with math skill beyond ..... well, let's be nice. The large of large numbers says if we have twice as many people voting, and our twice as many votes, we are more likely to have a more representative sampling of the population and less likely to get sampling error where a lower quality post gets on the REC board because of accidental, or "cliche" voting.  

    So, you are certainly in the "Circle of Honer and Glory" Youffraita. You are hear-by given  "HoundDog Get Out Of "The Circle of Shame Free Golden Pass," right here for all of your great support for so many of our authors here that I have personally witnessed lo these many years.

    This entitles the bearer to be automatically be excused for a wide variety of transgressions on a one time basis, so save it up for something big.

    Keep up the good work my friend, or as I like to say "Keep on Truckin'" which sort of means the same thing but does not discriminate against the unemployed, or otherwise oriented. Ask you grandparents about it, and they will explain it it to you unless they were Republicans, or overly sheltered in the 60s.

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 03:23:21 PM PDT

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    •  about that recciing (4+ / 0-)

      ok, I apologize if that's not a word.  But I use an older browser most of the time and can't rec without going through a lot of hassle.  And I can't rec on my phone, either.  So I have to use firefox which isn't really my first choice.  Don't know if that's an issue for other folks, but I bet that I"m not the only one.

      sometimes the dragon wins

      by kathy in ga on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 03:31:55 PM PDT

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      •  A funny aside along that line kathy. I call it (0+ / 0-)

        rec'cing as well. Meteor Blades has recommended about 6 of my posts in the last week or two which is cool. So I've mentioned it to Gina, like, "Hey, Meteor Blades, just 'rec'd another one of my posts."

        She thought I was saying "wrecked."

        So she kept asking me, "why does he keep doing that?"

        And, I'd say, "I don't know," or "I have no friggin clue," to be modest," rather than, say, "Well, probably because, they were among  the best posts on the whole damn site!" which might sound a little conceited and narcissistic, something she already suspects might be the case with me, so I'm playing it "low profile" if you know what I mean.

        So, every time this happened she'd bring me a treat from our local Breugers Bagel place which I figured was a celebration that I'm finally getting some of those "Ivory Tower" Front Pagers to notice my writing, which I figured would sort of be hard not to notice by now, but go figure. Most haven't got a clue that I'm here, after nine and half years,  from what you can tell from recs, tips, or comments, but that's a different story.

        Anyhow, it turns, out she though I was saying MB was "wrecking" my posts, so she thinks he is some terrible bully, rather than the kindest most generous fellow and Front Pagers, on the site, so she was bringing me treats as consolation - sympathy treats. I only figured it out when she finally asked in exasperation, "well why do you keep going back there if they keep picking on you. They are just about of nasty bullies who are probably jealous!"

        Which was double funny, because she hates that I spend so much time posting here and even sometimes hides my computer so I'll watch the Bates Motel, or other programs with her.

        So, I'm cooling with "reccing" things kathie, but make sure your spouse knows your not in here busting the place up and is not going to have to come down and bail you out of jail.


        "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

        by HoundDog on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 05:10:31 PM PDT

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      •  This is definitely my issue (0+ / 0-)

        My reccing of diaries and comments has plummeted in the past couple months because I mostly get on DKos via my phone, and it's really, really hard to rec on it.

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 03:08:08 AM PDT

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