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  •  good one (none)
    I particularly appreciate your reducing the idea to a concrete suggestion.

    I doubt I will do it, but I agree it would be an interesting study.

    •  One interesting example. (none)
      Shannika's "Reproductive Justice, Not Just Abortion, is What Matters Most" was posted on both DailyKos and My Left Wing.

      I'm not sure if Shannika posted it at both places or MLW picked it up from DKos because it was such a well written diary.  I don't doubt it deserved recommendations.

      Still, the fact this might be an interesting research area arises becuase of a notable fact - on MLW the following people commented on the diary: Caliberal, MSOC, histopresto, shannika, sassytexan, bluebird of happiness, Cathy, Media Girl, Eugene, Paul Rosenberg, MOIV, Mirrim, Weeping for Brunhilde, and Roysol.

      Of those, the following also commented on DKos: Caliberal, MSOC, histopresto, shannika, Eugene, and MOIV.  And some of them were among the most vocal commentators (as was I).

      I have no idea who gave recommendations or when.  I have no idea whether any MLF users have different names on DKos and MLF.  I have no idea if this correlation is statistically significant or not.

      I certainly can't say this shows anything improper.  

      But, it does suggest that targeted research might be interesting on the effect, if any, side sites have on DKos recommendations.

      •  As one of the commenters, (none)
        on Shannika's diary at MLW, I would like to state for the record, that I do not use a different user name anywhere, and did not read, comment or recomend on her diary here.

        Daily Kos is the worst form of liberal web-site, except for all the others that have been tried.-Roy Solomon(paraphrasing Winston Churchill)

        by roysol on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 07:42:20 AM PST

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        •  Nor was that an implication I intended to make. (none)
          Again, I think this is an interesting topic, but I'm not accusing anyone of doing anything nefarious, and thought I had made that clear in reference to Shannika's diary (which clearly deserved every recommendation it got).
          •  I wasn't taking offense, (none)
            and I can't speak for anyone else. If I our others use a different handle, that's necessarily nefarious either.

            I saw my name, and offered up my first hand knolwedge of my actions. I should probaly add, that I not only commented on her diary at MLW, i recomended it and put an 11 in her(unofficial) tip jar(love those ratings at MLW).

            For any one who missed it, that was one terrific diary, go read it(here or there).

            Daily Kos is the worst form of liberal web-site, except for all the others that have been tried.-Roy Solomon(paraphrasing Winston Churchill)

            by roysol on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 03:38:48 PM PST

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