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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:17 PM

I wish responding to a divisive post didn't kick it to the top of the GD page.

You know the AOC posts, the Bernie posts, and others, that bait us to answer. We all know it happens with certain posters frequently. If there was a do not kick button on these divisive posts they may not get all the attention they don't deserve. All they do is play into Putins play book To divide us any way they can.

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Reply I wish responding to a divisive post didn't kick it to the top of the GD page. (Original post)
pwb Dec 2018 OP
Bucky Dec 2018 #1
pwb Dec 2018 #3
Bucky Dec 2018 #5
Bucky Dec 2018 #6
dewsgirl Dec 2018 #8
bitterross Dec 2018 #2
PJMcK Dec 2018 #4
pwb Dec 2018 #7
murielm99 Dec 2018 #9
pwb Dec 2018 #10
murielm99 Dec 2018 #13
pwb Dec 2018 #15
demmiblue Dec 2018 #11
Squinch Dec 2018 #12
pwb Dec 2018 #14
progree Dec 2018 #16
stuffmatters Dec 2018 #17
NurseJackie Jan 2019 #18

Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:19 PM

1. What the hell is wrong with you?

Now you've got me doing it!!!!

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Response to Bucky (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:24 PM

3. Thanks. Oh shit it's going up again.....

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Response to pwb (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:29 PM

5. I'm sorry. I apologize.

Please add my vote to those saying "let this monster drop away to page 2 oblivion"

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Response to Bucky (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:29 PM

6. and this time...

I mean it

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Response to Bucky (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:31 PM

8. LOL!

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Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:23 PM

2. I agree. /Nt

 

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Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:26 PM

4. I get what your saying

There's a simple fix: Don't reply to the OP.

It often lowers my blood pressure!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:31 PM

7. It just hard not to fight back.

A do not kick option may be good. But then no one would see this post. j

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Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:32 PM

9. Ignore those posts.

Don't respond and they will sink. Ask your friends to ignore them. Then, post something informative and positive. Ask your friends to K&R. If it is a very good post, you will not have to ask.

Happy New Year!

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:33 PM

10. How do I ask friends?

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Response to pwb (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:35 PM

13. Ask in your post.

Do you have DU friends? PM them.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:39 PM

15. I have many posters I really enjoy following.

But I guess you might say I like to stay a little outside the herd.

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Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:34 PM

11. Most of the initial posts aren't divisive and are simply news stories...

it is the small cadre of divisive posters who spam the threads ad nauseam.

I have the worst offenders on ignore.



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Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:34 PM

12. We need a cornfield. Like where people were sent in that Twilight Zone episode.

When a thread becomes too contentious, someone should call, "Cornfield!" and all posters of goodwill should walk away and leave the fighters alone in the cornfield.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:35 PM

14. Yes, something like that would work too

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Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:45 PM

16. Something related -- keeping trashed threads from being displayed on the home page

When I trash a thread, it keeps it from being displayed on the forum listings of posts that I see and some other places (yes, I know that affects only my view of them, not others', and that's fine).

But unfortunately, these threads still show up on my view of the home page in the Greatest Threads and Trending Now boxes. I wish I didn't have to watch these awful threads crawl up these boxes gathering more and more Recs.. Argghhhhh.

To clarify, on "awful threads", I don't mean most Bernie and AOC threads, I could care less. But there are some on other topics, or spinning other topics, that I wish I didn't have to see every time I visited the home page.

I wish me trashing a thread would mean me not having to see that thread anywhere I go on DU (and again, not affecting what others see).

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Response to pwb (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 07:17 PM

17. Try hard to restrain myself & not add to their # totals by responding or even viewing.

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Response to pwb (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:32 PM

18. Kick.

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