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  •  I agree, shaharazade (10+ / 0-)

    and even people who disagree - vocally - but stay on topic warrant more respect than thread hijackers whose only aim is to poison your diary thread and drive off those seeking meaningful discourse.

    I haven't had too much problem with these folks in my diaries, perhaps because neither I nor my commenters are willing to engage in a battle of wits with someone who's unarmed, but I have seen some threads left in smoldering ruins by toxic interactions initiated by hijackers.

    Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

    by cassandracarolina on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 09:43:42 AM PDT

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    •  The sad part of this (8+ / 0-)

      is it drives off many diarist's who whether you agree with them or not, are really good authors and usually write dairies that a lot people want to read. I don't really dairy but I find it frustrating not to be able to read or comment on dairies written from a POV or about subjects that draws this pest.

      Thanks for this excellent meta. You suggestions for dealing with commentators is helpful not only to diarist's but to those who comment. I cringed at some categories as I have probably at one time or another been in all of them. This will help me not only deal with the comments that are on the offensive but hopefully make me more aware of my own transgressions in someones dairy..    

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