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  •  Not to go all diary police, but I'm gonna go all (6+ / 0-)

    diary police.

    While I fing the basics of your suggestion interesting, you should really expand on your thoughts when posting a diary.

    This is better suited as a comment in an open thread.

    •  ouch (1+ / 0-)
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      ouch! just joined the party

    •  That no longer applies under the new rules here (4+ / 0-)

      so time to hang up your badge...

    •  No such rules (1+ / 0-)
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      They went away with the two diary limit.

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      by chuckvw on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 01:01:49 PM PST

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      •  Nobody said any rules were being broken (3+ / 0-)
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        since there was never an official "three paragraph rule". It is just a suggestion.

        When clicking on a diary, I for one tend to expect something substantive. Not just 4 sentences

        I'm not in any way looking to offend or put down the diarist. I'm just offering a suggestion to a new member.

        Like I said, I found the premise here interesting, but it would better if there was more at length justification for it.  As it stands, it is a fine comment.

        If nobody says anything to anybody, the diary list would be clogged with 1 paragraph thoughts.

    •  Are you being a diary police (0+ / 0-)

      in other diaries or just this one?

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      by JamieG from Md on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 07:51:10 PM PST

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      •  First off, I never claimed to be (0+ / 0-)

        the "Diary Police", or even to be policing diaries. I used the term because it is a snarky, derogatory term used to describe anyone that offers any suggestion or criticism relating to the content or lack thereof in a diary. If anyone missed the blatant sarcasm in "Not to go all diary police, but I'm going to go all diary police", I apologize.

        And, to answer the question that I think you were getting at, yes, I have and will offer suggestions or advice, especially if it is a new user, in the hopes that it will lead to more diaries and more content. Once again, if nobody ever says anything to anybody about it, it will happen more and more, exponentially. However, I'm not going to say anything if someone else has already made the same point. No sense in anybody beating an obviously dead horse, right?

        I just don't see where it is in poor taste to request more content or substance from a diarist, especially when it looks like they have an interesting argument to make or story to tell. Additionally, it isn't really fair or polite for someone who worked for hours or days on a diary to be bumped down the list or off the page because someone diaried a passing thought.

        Also, if it indeed considered to be impolite or a violation by those that I've now decided to refer to as "The Diary Police-Police" to request more content from a diarist, especially a new one, it would probably be a good idea for the PTB to remove this from the FAQ:

        "Diaries should be substantive. A good guideline is that if you don't have at least three solid paragraphs to write about your subject, you should probably post a comment in an open thread, or in a recent diary or front-page post that covers a topic relevant to what you wish to write about."
        •  I spend 2-4 hours writing each diary (0+ / 0-)

          and see them scroll quickly to the bottom of the recent diary page every time. I hate the one paragraph diaries that accelerate this process. But even long time diarists do this and I've accepted that it's now acceptable.

          At least the diarist is sticking around and participating in the discussion which is as important as the actual diary.

          What really drives me crazy, and makes me angry is a person who posts something and then never even reads the comments.

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          by JamieG from Md on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:58:52 AM PST

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