Originally posted by uzless
attaboy...take a simple concept and extend it beyond any sense of realism.
I was here when the rec count was being used and clan/club members would just rec each others idiotic posts of "i agree" or "you are dumb".
Idiot reccing like that was one of the reasons it was eliminated.
I SEE NO REASON FOR ANYONE TO OPPOSE THIS SEPARATION OF RECS OTHE ...[text shortened]... G TO HAVE YOUR REC COUNT NOT SHOW HOW MANY OF YOUR BUDDIES ARE RECCING YOU.
Yes, I know "clan reccing" has happened (both before and after the rec count was dumped). But I don't think that the majority of recs given by someone's clan members are any different from any other recs*, and therefore I don't see why they should be treated differently. When I see a post I like, I don't check whether the poster is in one of my clans before I rec it. I am interested in the content, not who posts it. Now that's why I don't like the idea of a rec count at all - in my opinion it diverts the focus from the content to the person. But your "solution" doesn't solve this problem, it just adds an additional focus on clans as cliques, which most of the times doesn't have anything to do with reality.
*: Plus other recs can be brownnosing as well - we have had several clear examples of that as well.
Edit: Also, you apparently equate "fellow clan member" with "buddy". People join clans for many reasons, and most aren't "buddy-based". There are many people in my clans whom I barely know (if at all); sometimes I don't even know they are in one of my clans. And people can be buddies without sharing a clan (a lot of people aren't in clans at all).