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  •  Gotchya. As the diarist... (2+ / 0-)
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    PhilJD, musing85

    I appreciate your willingness to listen to concerns.

    I think much of what you're getting pushback on is the fact that this diary all but asks users to just go around reccing and tipping other swingnutters because they're swingnutters.

    Longtime users will notice, and probably rightly be a bit concerned about, the fact that this can lead to larger number of TUs who probably shouldn't be. Why would conservative republicans not committed to the site mission of electoral victory for more and better Democrats be handed such status? Seems a fair discussion to be had and debated. Especially in light of Markos insisting it should be a little harder to get TU, not easier.

    I think the point is not the discussion of the mission statement. Many groups have a mission statement. Some even rule out talk of politics altogether.

    I think the problem here is the stuff about ratings and TU status, and your suggestion that other users have at trying to make TUs of whoever just because they're swingnutters.

    I mean, should aggou, someone who in my short interaction has already tried to be coy about (if not dishonest about) his being a conservative and has already resorted to calling others ignorant and telling them they're close-minded and the like, be a TU as a result of uprates by way of his being a swingnutter?

    You seem to be receptive to the concerns in that regard, which is appreciated.

    More and Better Democrats

    by SJerseyIndy on Sat May 07, 2011 at 08:34:45 AM PDT

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    •  I do appreciate the concern (1+ / 0-)
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      But I think it is unwarranted.

      At last count, I see approx 70 times as many DK users, when compared to SSP users, based on numbers who have registered on both sites (300,000 DK registrations v. 4500 SSP registrations)

      I'm guessing maybe 10-20% of SSP users are not Democrats.

      So the merger of DK and SSP may have increased the number of Rs here by as much as 0.25% (approx max).

      I think the DK community is stable enough to handle that kind of influx of Rs, who are also regulated on this subsite by the DKE mission statement.

      I hope; therefore, I can live.

      by tietack on Sat May 07, 2011 at 08:43:12 AM PDT

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