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  •  It only needed two to hide (0+ / 0-)

    And people were piling on into the double digits. While I don't agree with the uprates, and many discouraged folks from doing that, the way those could help "calm things down" is it alerted others coming newly to the comment to be aware there was some controversy or confusion, and to perhaps read the comments regarding the probabilityof a typo before they knee jerked to add their own HR

    As to deleting it, I'm sure the poster would like to have it obliterated too. However, I gather there are technical issues that may prevent it. I'm sure if you have submitted your point to the help desk that if site mgmt felt it was an appropriate thing to do, and it was technically feasable, they would have done it.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Tue May 14, 2013 at 04:03:44 PM PDT

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    •  The comment is still not hidden, as you can... (0+ / 0-)

      ...easily verify by clicking on the link that I posted above.

      So-called "hidden comments" is simply a fiction that we tell ourselves when we close our eyes and pretend that we can't see the comment.

      The comment is quite visible, with some HRs and some uprates, to all but the most casual of viewers, indicating a mixed measure of censure and support.

      Let's not pretend that the convenient fictions that we tell ourselves via official dkos terminology has any basis in reality.

      That comment should have been buried under a pile of HR's with no dissent. That would have indicated a unanimous viewpoint on the part of Daily Kos users.

      That there were 3 dissenting uprates, and that those dissenting uprates came from Daily Kos users in good standing, is a disgrace to this blog.

      •  What "hidden" means (0+ / 0-)

        As you probably know.

        It can only be seen by "trusted users" of DKos. Granted, it's a fairly large group, but it is a group limited to those who are
        1. registered users of the site and
        2. regular enough participants to have "earned" the TU status.
        Consequently, the offending comment is not going to be visible to lurkers or casual readers - and in fact that is by far the larger number of readers here.

        Beyond that, those who can see the comment can also see the entire thread beneath it and gain an understanding of what was going on and why both teh HRs and the Recs.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Tue May 14, 2013 at 05:51:34 PM PDT

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        •  Yes, I've read all 3 comments beneith it. (0+ / 0-)
          Beyond that, those who can see the comment can also see the entire thread beneath it and gain an understanding of what was going on and why both teh HRs and the Recs.
          Have you?

          If you read them, you will see that HR's are justified, and that the uprates are not.

          The HR's were not some "knee-jerk" response, as you indicate above.

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