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Wed Mar 13, 2024, 09:16 PM Mar 2024

To recommend, or, not to recommend? [View all]

That is the question.

I am curious to learn why so many viewers of a thread don't recommend?

I looked at LBN and see posts with 2,000 views and only 6 recommendations. I wonder why people are not fully participating?

72 votes, 4 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I never recommend and only view and read.
1 (1%)
I rec on occasion for really great posts
27 (38%)
I rec a lot to be interactive with fellow DU users.
44 (61%)
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No reason to confuse 'recommending' with 'participation.' elleng Mar 2024 #1
Okay, so you say views are plenty. mysteryowl Mar 2024 #2
I hope this OP gets 500 recs. n/t flvegan Mar 2024 #3
Really? Ha mysteryowl Mar 2024 #4
Oh flvegan Mar 2024 #9
Thank you kind person for participating and clarifying. mysteryowl Mar 2024 #10
I especially like markodochartaigh Mar 2024 #21
I love that we now have that option on comments PatSeg Mar 2024 #28
I usually am not logged in. I will log in to post or rec an exceptional post, but then log right back out. HeartachesNhangovers Mar 2024 #5
Yeah, I do that sometimes too. Agreed. mysteryowl Mar 2024 #6
Sometimes a reader might like the post but forget to rec? ecstatic Mar 2024 #7
Okay, that is interesting. mysteryowl Mar 2024 #8
Made a post about 6 weeks ago in an issue forum that has nearly 5500 views, PufPuf23 Mar 2024 #11
Ohh, that is interesting! mysteryowl Mar 2024 #13
I rec anything I find interesting Bettie Mar 2024 #12
Pass Ohio Joe Mar 2024 #14
If I recommend every post, recommendations become meaningles. Ms. Toad Mar 2024 #15
Rec means i agree, response means I have something to say Maeve Mar 2024 #16
I don't agree with everything I text. Ms. Toad Mar 2024 #34
I don't read something based on its rec count swong19104 Mar 2024 #17
I try to recommend but sometimes get so involved to writing Raine Mar 2024 #18
I voted for "rec. really great posts" Pototan Mar 2024 #19
I wonder that too. markodochartaigh Mar 2024 #20
"Fully participating" canetoad Mar 2024 #22
I thought that's what Reddit was for JoseBalow Mar 2024 #23
I'm kinda new here nickster48 Mar 2024 #24
Most of my recommendations are for a post that offers an action of something we can do, achieve, 3Hotdogs Mar 2024 #25
Quirks R Us madamesilverspurs Mar 2024 #26
This place is fun! rubbersole Mar 2024 #27
If I read a post and find it interesting, PatSeg Mar 2024 #29
If I read a post and find it interesting, PatSeg Mar 2024 #30
If I may add to this thread... EarlG Mar 2024 #31
This is an honor to have you comment mysteryowl Mar 2024 #35
I love the idea of total rec. counts cited alongside posts. Pototan Mar 2024 #32
I rec any thread that catches my attention enough to click on it Bayard Mar 2024 #33
Recommended. H2O Man Mar 2024 #36
But if I rec everything it will become like that Seinfeld episode Xavier Breath Mar 2024 #37
I rec when I find a post informative, funny, interesting, or, moving. And it's a way... electric_blue68 Mar 2024 #38
I agree, it is a way of interacting. mysteryowl Mar 2024 #39
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