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  •  I don't think anyone's that stupid.* (5+ / 0-)

    Any major site has users that move in shifts, so the users who blew up their hide rates now won't be the users around three hours from now, for the most part.

    * I have a bad habit of overestimating intelligence.

    •  It tends to be only a small handful (0+ / 0-)

      of users who really follow troll diaries, and HR, compared to the greater population of UID's. Most people don't throw donuts much. And since we only get 5 per day, if someone was planning to game the system. Given how much the wingers are freaking about strong Obama polling numbers after teh DNC, is it really so far to imagine someone who wants to be a Troll Mastermind? That's all I was thinking. I don't believe I deserve to be called stupid for it.

      Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

      by Cinnamon on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 08:53:35 AM PDT

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      •  True, but... (2+ / 0-)
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        A good 100 or so of my friends on Facebook are Kossacks, mostly oldtimers & TUs. I'm rarely over here, but if one of them posted an update saying "Hey, troll attack at DK, if you're a TU with donuts, head over" - I'd likely see it, as would a bunch of others.

        Think about Nurse Kelley's diaries. I only find out about those via FB, but can usually participate because she reposts there.

        In any case, I'm a little more disturbed by the fact that an admin hasn't appeared to obliterate those diaries yet. It's one thing to not have enough TUs with donuts around. Don't we have paid staff here?

        "I like to go into Marshall Field's in Chicago just to see all the things there are in the world that I do not want." M. Madeleva, C.S.C.

        by paxpdx on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 08:57:30 AM PDT

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      •  I do apologize. (5+ / 0-)

        My statement was meant to say, "I don't believe that anyone is stupid enough to attempt that strategy," and not intended as an insult towards you. I apologize for being unclear.

        It's not likely to occur to many people, but relative to most community-based websites, DailyKos is very difficult to game. I say this as someone who used to moderate a large website. It has a large community which is able to engage in self-policing, and any plans for spamming have to be launched seven days in advance; that's more attention span than most trolls have. Then it has actual dedicated moderators who can look at IP addresses and junk.

        These are things more likely to occur to people who are used to successful attempts to hijack discourse, either from being on the receiving end of it or having done it. So no, I do not think you are stupid, I did not mean to insult you, but I do think anyone trying that tactic would be stupid.

      •  At that point (1+ / 0-)
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        we could simply ask elfling to step in ... if she isn't aware already.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        by twigg on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 09:04:50 AM PDT

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