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This will be short. Where do I find the DK/PPP weekly polling updates on approval ratings for politicians and parties?

On DK3 it was an easy-to-find feature right on the FP. Now I have to do a complicated search for it.

Lookit, guys/gals, I don't have that amount of time. I used to loke dropping in to DK3 for 10-15 minutes, scan the FP, the polls (on Fridays, now Monday) and the rec/recent lists, have a look ... etc.

Now DK4 is forcing me to spend more time than I have to hunt for stuff.



Is it easy to find what you are looking for on DK4?

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, DawnN

    Exspectamus et vigilamus: quod nolite somnamus.

    by tapu dali on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 09:31:35 AM PST

  •  Oh 1 more thing ... (1+ / 0-)
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    when I go to "groups" tab it just gives me a list of the recently created groups.

    If the "point" of DK4 is that you "follow" authors or groups ... I can "find" an author on the search tool, but with hundreds if not by now thousands of groups, how do I find a group?

    For example, there must be groups with the word "bread" or "astronomy" or "Egypt" in the title of the group ... but how do I find it/them??

    Exspectamus et vigilamus: quod nolite somnamus.

    by tapu dali on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 09:50:24 AM PST

    •  The Search function (0+ / 0-)

      Who woulda thunk it? LOL

      [It's on the top bar: 'HOME ... FAQ SEARCH']

      •  Ummm ... no. (0+ / 0-)

        I tried that. I can search for diaries and authors, but not for groups. There is no "search for group titles" function.

        Exspectamus et vigilamus: quod nolite somnamus.

        by tapu dali on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 10:51:31 AM PST

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        •  [Testing milk temperature on my elbow] (1+ / 0-)
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          tapu dali

          On dKos home, beside 'Search' is a button 'Go'.

          Click on 'Go'.

          Up comes a screen headed 'Daily Kos Search'.

          Beneath the header are links for 'Diaries, Comments, Users, Groups, Tags'.

          Which one of those do you think you should click on? Class? Anybody? Buehler?

          That's right: Groups.

          Now you can choose to search either the Group Name or the Group Description for character strings, and you can specify the specificity of the match: 'Is Exactly', 'Contains', 'Starts with', or 'Ends with'.

          Beneath that is a button labeled 'Search'. When you are ready, click on that button.

          I won't tell you what happens next because it's important that you discover some things for yourself, but it's real and it's fantastic!

    •  The "search" thingie does seem (0+ / 0-)

      more useful than it was in DK3, but welcome to the general confusion and frustration.

      We are to hold fast to what we believe is right, fight for it, and find allies....We become a nucleus ..... - David Brower

      by DawnN on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 10:31:22 AM PST

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    •  The most likely way to do it serendipitously (0+ / 0-)

      is to notice that a diary you like was written to a group.

  •  There is a lot of white space here (1+ / 0-)
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    Which is space that could be used for actual info, imho.

    I also find it confusing that when you are reading a diary by someone, that person's name is highlighted at the top and you see all their info - their Mojo, recent diaries, comments, tags, blogroll, etc. It's weird. I keep feeling like I'm jumping from personality to personality.  I never feel like I'm "home" in "my page" and viewing other people's writings from there.

    I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or that's the way it is. Very confusing for me.

    •  That's the way it is (0+ / 0-)

      The idea is that once you click on somebody's diary, you are going to one of their pages.  It's supposed to be a way to help you find more content, e.g. you go, "This is a cool diary, the diarist must be cool...what has the diarist recommended, it must be cool too since the diarist is cool, oooh, this title sounds interesting, I'll click on that one" and off you go to the next diarist's page.

      In other words, yeah, you're jumping from personality to personality when you go from diary to diary.  You're only on your own page when you're reviewing the list of what's in your stream, your comments, your groups, your message in-box, working on your own diary...

  •  With regard to the diary topic (0+ / 0-)

    I just saw the poll in the 'Feature' box at the top of the right hand side of the page.

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