The Daily Paul is Not BrokenSubmitted by The Outsider on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 19:46
This post is in response to "The Daily Paul is Broken." http://www.dailypaul.com/309622/the-daily-paul-is-broken
I don't think the Daily Paul is broken.
Calling something broken is not constructive criticism, and as mentioned in the comments section, no solutions were offered. Not that that makes the post mean spirited or anything, just not real suggestive--just critical.
Many people like to remind us newbies when we make comments, that we have only been members for X amount of time. I have been a member for only a few months, but followed the DP since Michael published the site. I myself don't see a problem with the format at all. I think we can all recognize the majority of the posts that aren't worth our time, and the solution there is don't click the link! I like the "most viewed posts" format because I keeps me from having to sift through endless pages of material--sure I may miss reading something, but these posts always seem to reappear in the list again at a later date.
There is a chat forum now and there never was one before, which is another stream of information and discussion. Then there is DP Radio--yet another stream. As for the short posts, I think those posts keep the site grounded, and reminds us that the DP started at a grass roots level, if you eliminate those individuals or groups whom you don't think are worthy of posting to the site, I believe you diminish the spirit of the Daily Paul--while the DP is a great source of news, it is not a news site. We are all free to express ourselves from our own perspective, not the perspective that that is filtered through an editor, or dilluted because there are restrictions on what we say or how we say it.