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  •  How would you consider emailing group (3+ / 0-)
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    members simply to alert them that a member of a group is "up", leaving the tip and rec decisions to their discretion?
    In your mind is that the same thing? Or is it a meaningful distinction.
    I value your opinion on this subject.

    Pancho needs your prayers it's true, but save a few for Lefty, too. Townes van Zandt.

    by DaNang65 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 11:30:24 AM PST

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    •  I think there's a world of difference between (2+ / 0-)
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      notifying group members that a new group diary is up AND tweeting/emailing/FBing to beg for recs to put the diary on the REC LIST.

      Once is simply notification of new information.

      The other is desire for recognition, value of the information aside.

      "in Order to form a more perfect Union"
      Basta de Guerra. No más. Enough War. No more.

      by Angie in WA State on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 02:48:04 PM PST

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      •  Thanks Angie, (3+ / 0-)

        Your opinion is one I value as well. This relates to a real life conversation I had with a fellow Baja AZ Kossack group member about "gaming the system" versus "building community".
        While I completely agree that outside the thread notification solely for tips and recs is gaming the system, giving one's fellow group members notice that a diary has been up, with the understanding that they are perfectly free to rec and/or tip is a whole different thing.
        DK4 will, of course, change a whole lot of that, but there's still opportunity there.
        (Full Diclosure: I am a member of Angie's DK4Beta Citizen-Lobbyist Group)

        "Pancho needs your prayers it's true, but save a few for Lefty, too. Townes van Zandt"

        by DaNang65 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 03:01:04 PM PST

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