Originally posted by Russ
Lets just hope the quality of the recommended posts improve, otherwise this may be a brief revival.
I think that's a step in the wrong direction.
I posted this in site ideas back in July '05...
"I do agree that sometimes it is a waste of time looking at this section, as evidenced when posts by katty dominated a while back.
What I propose is this: Expand the recommendations concept, to try to make it more worthwhile. I find I mostly rec posts when I have a little laugh out loud, or when I think a political point that I agree with is well made. As things stand, both of these posts would receive a generic rec. What I propose is that different subsections of recs be introduced, for example...
for the funny ones, and
A post of Bushian eloquency and brilliance
for the political ones. Other categories could be
Yey, he hath spoken
for the ones which support religious idealogies well,
The naysayer sayeth nay well
for the posts which argue against the presence of god well,
for good ideas in the site ideas,
OOOOO, that's gotta hurt
for good goads in the clan section,
The wise one has spoken
for the brigade who rec all of Russ' posts."
Expand the rec system, don't get rid of it.
[EDIT] I don't mind if the category names are changed.