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  •  Great diary, BeninSC... (10+ / 0-)

    I've pondered writing something along these lines after each pie fight I've been around here for. I always decline.

    It's a tough thing to pull off successfully, as neutral as one might try to be. If the diary doesn't piss someone off, someone within the comments will find a way to piss someone off.

    Admirable job on your part.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:28:25 PM PST

    •  It means taking a step into vulnerability, but (4+ / 0-)

      sometimes that is the price of political activism.

      Don't give up on your idea, DH ... perhaps the time and circumstances and words you choose will be exactly right. I look forward to that!

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

      by BeninSC on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:50:49 PM PST

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      •  I guess my reluctance stems from... (2+ / 0-)
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        a diary I wrote awhile back questioning the importance of diaries by some others at the time that seemed to be congratulating Hillary for winning the presidency in 2016...about three days after this election was called for Obama.

        Though I didn't gather any HRs, and I tried my best to be as collegial about it as possible, it still managed to provoke enough of a reaction for someone to add, at least temporarily before it was removed by someone else, the tag "trolling" to my diary.

        I did learn some valuable lessons from it though, which I guess is a good thing.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 08:30:04 PM PST

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    •  I didn't write my first good meta diary until (5+ / 0-)

      this June. It was about how we talk about homelessness and homeless people here, and it was inspired by one particular diary and the abuse I took in its comment section for daring to criticize some of the diarist's assumptions. I had a flame war break out in my own diary too. It's how we are, I think. It's NOT how we CAN be if we think about what we're writing before we post it.

      -7.75, -8.10; Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

      by Dave in Northridge on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 08:01:59 PM PST

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      •  I hope you know that I (2+ / 0-)
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        wish I could go back in time and unsay everything I said there? I hope you're not still sore at me. Perhaps it's time to make my apology public. A diary, perhaps? What do you think? Would that just be a dredging-up, making it all exponentially worse? Is there anything I can do? Ought to do? Though you say you have forgiven me, I've a sinking feeling you haven't really been able to - not fully.

        God bless our tinfoil hearts

        by aitchdee on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 03:39:56 AM PST

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