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  •  On one diary a day ... (2+ / 0-)
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    Perhaps removing that limitation will 'help,' perhaps it will only make diaries scroll away off the Recent Diaries list all that much faster. Or perhaps diarists who almost always hit the Rec List could publish 8 diaries in a day, and have them ALL on the Rec List? Would that be a good thing?

    What percentage of Kossacks do you think would really wish to do more than one diary per day? Can any existing research on this be shared? Obviously the decisions on all of this are yours to make, but some discussion would be nice.

    "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT

    by BeninSC on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 01:48:29 PM PST

    •  I'm concerned about this as well (2+ / 0-)
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      DKinUT, BeninSC

      I'm hoping other reforms are included in DK4 so that diaries don't just scroll down and out at warp speed.

      "We are the ones we have been waiting for" --Barack Obama reminding us we have to hold him accountable.

      by Jim in Chicago on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 02:00:19 PM PST

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      •  A better use of tags (3+ / 0-)
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        ms badger, BeninSC, GonzoLegend

        to categorize diaries would be helpful -- you could subscribe to a specific tag (just as you can subscribe to a specific diarist), and diaries with that tag (say, transportation or economy or community) would show up on a special "subscription list". Then again, it might be too late to incorporate that into DK4, and we may have to wait till DK5 for it.

        "Once you choose hope, anything's possible." ~Christopher Reeve

        by Cali Scribe on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 02:13:29 PM PST

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    •  Removing the limit is sweeeeeet (0+ / 0-)

      I think the people who regularly get on the rec list would still maintain there usual pace. Just because there is no limit does not mean that folks will suddenly feel the burst to research/discuss more than one diary a day.

      Meanwhile I think removing the one diary limit would streamline the news/discussion, ie if a regular has posted a diary and then a late breaking piece of unrelated but important news hits they can post anew.

      I personally think that it makes the whole posting of diaries more free. You are not shackled to expressing you're opinion by a one diary post limit.

      All in all sounds exciting. I'm glad Kos is in change of this site and glad he is still hungry to expand. At this stage and especially after this election season I think complacency or sticking to the same old system can be dangerous.

      In 4 years time I'm expecting a right wing blog to be as advanced as Kos is now. So constant reinventing is good to stay ahead of the curve.


      "We were warriors then, and our tribe was strong like a river" - Hunter S Thompson

      by GonzoLegend on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 02:19:40 PM PST

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      •  In response (1+ / 0-)
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        I think the people who regularly get on the rec list would still maintain there usual pace.

        And this is the problem, in my opinion. Already, it is impossible to read all diaries. Therefore, the default for many is to read the Front Page diaries only, making the assumption that whomever has elevated a particular diary to FP status knows what they are doing.

        Also, as you noted above, there are people who regularly get on the rec list. They're known. Their diaries are read based somewhat on reputation as well as content. By removing the limit per day requirement, it increases the chances of their diaries being read while decreasing the chance of new, also insightful, diarists being read.[One assumes that the "regularly rec'd" are also among the diarists that would write more than one diary a day and I see no reason to assume they wouldn't]

        This blog has already been tagged as somewhat elitist in it's "out front" voices. Do we really want to further that tag by having even less diarists being read?

        Of course, it's not my decision to make. It's Markos' decision. One can only hope he sees the wisdom of a "voice for all" blog vs. a "blog of elite diarists".

        After all, anybody who takes the time to write a diary is likely to want it to be read.

        •  /Agree with a lot of what you're saying (0+ / 0-)

          The people with a good reputation and a good following will always get there diaries read. I'm not sure that taking away the diary limit though will mean that these people will post more than one diary a day.

          Personally what I would like to see is maybe some categories. Say some tabs at the front of the main page with very general subjects like Foreign Policy, Domestic Policy. Or even a way to search not by the diarists tag but by these general subjects.

          Hell I visit Daily K many times a day but never read all the diaries. Sometimes if there a big announcement in say Obama's staff picks I'll visit this site to see what peeps are thinking and get some background. Or sometimes I'll visit and just read diaries about Economic/Green/Progressive Policy.

          While I defo don't want to see just some established names only getting read here I agree with the more than one diary a day rule since this "Political" site does encompass a lot of major themes that really need a daily analysis.

          But if there is going to be that a good search feature for particular diaries you feel like reading is a must and would do a lot to help new diarists get there views heard.

          "We were warriors then, and our tribe was strong like a river" - Hunter S Thompson

          by GonzoLegend on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 04:56:48 PM PST

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