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  •   Diaries... If I read them, I rec them. (15+ / 0-)

    It's the polite thing to do. Comments....usually because I agree or they have broadened the conversation. Pooties.....how can I not? They're just so darned cute!

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    by prettygirlxoxoxo on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:38:10 AM PDT

    •  it has nothing to do with polite (2+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama, rebel ga

      reccing diaries is different than reccing comments.  think of it like an email inbox, and reccing a diary is like forwarding an email.

      an email inbox can accept forwarded emails 'til the cows come home, but the rec list only has 10 slots or whatever, i.e., there is a limit to how many "forwards" it can handle.  

      and since reccing a diary is basically saying "this is something other people should read," it is effectively a vote for that diary being on the rec list.  and that simply can't be true of every diary one reads.

      to wit:  when two similar diaries of the same topic are both on the rec list.  there is, like, zero point to that, just as a newspaper would never repeat a story on the front page.

      anyhoo, mmmm...meta

      peace

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 03:42:26 PM PDT

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      •  Well... (1+ / 0-)
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        Wee Mama
        to wit: when two similar diaries of the same topic are both on the rec list. there is, like, zero point to that, just as a newspaper would never repeat a story on the front page.
        Unless, of course, each diary comes at the topic from different angles, which occurs when people post response diaries, for example.

        Two nearly identical diaries on the rec list certainly can be viewed as unnecessary and redundant, but from what I gather, there seems to be an inverse relationship between either the degree of importance one places on a particular topic, or the amount of "topic fatigue" they've experienced, and the degree in which one feels irritated at seeing multiple rec-listed diaries about it.




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        by DeadHead on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 04:35:03 PM PDT

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        •  that's why i specified "similar" (1+ / 0-)
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          Wee Mama

          and it's not about one person's perspective or topic fatigue; it's about using a resource wisely, which being redundant on the rec list decidedly is not.

          Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

          by Cedwyn on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 05:44:37 AM PDT

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