Wee Mama introduced a poll a few hours ago to try and gauge actual reaction to Operation Hilarity. I want to do the same thing, but with a twist. Vote in both, please.
Recently, several Kossacks held fundraising drives to help increase the number of life time subscribers at this very website. I am curious how much of that lifeblood agrees and disagrees with kos's playing with the dark side... okay, so now I let you know how I feel. Probably not the best way to conduct a poll but all you had to do was go read my comments and you'd figure it out anyway.
I think this idea is bad for so many reasons - most of them discussed in all the other diaries on the rec list. But there is one that is missing. And it has to do with one of the main reasons I came to this site - PROGRESSIVISM. I came here because there was a group of like-minded people and I wanted them to meet a military family that believed in progressive politics. I wanted to introduce you folks to the non-Republican, non-conservative, military community that exists in this very United States.
I realize that kos owns this site and can do whatever he damn well pleases but I don't want this to be easy for him. I want him to see how many lifetime subscribers are upset. I don't think his actions match the values that have developed on this website. Values can develop despite a leader but I would like to think that the values here developed because of kos. He started a great thing. Let's help him get back on track.
Not pissed off and can't find an appropriate response on the poll? Please make another poll and try to figure out how much backing you have. That might help kos make a better decision as well.
In the comments below, let's start brainstorming ideas to apply pressure to kos and have him pull this before it gets any bigger. Obviously he has already made his money of we lifetime subscribers and, at the end of the day, if this even ends up being a money maker for site, we may be SOL.