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  •  Anyone putting in a comment that might derail (4+ / 0-)
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    merrywidow, Don midwest, poco, Aunt Martha

    the entire thread and place the entire diary's validity in question (In this case, by killing the messenger, um, the retired General) - should better first check their basic factual basis.

    This is actually one reason why Daily Kos kindly imposes a 'Preview' stage before posting a comment. So that commenters have one last chance of checking themselves.

    If you are looking for propriety in this thread, IMHO the proper thing would be for Rich in PA to post a "sorry, I was wrong, the General was completely proper within his rights" response here.

    Or is it found somewhere below?

    •  "that might derail" (0+ / 0-)

      Shoot first, then ask questions later typically doesn't work.

      Example A here.

      And still does not justify your condescension.

      •  It clearly did derail (4+ / 0-)
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        Assaf, corvo, poco, Aunt Martha

        So it was clearly justified. There's even people down further in the comments parroting this "concern".

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 01:43:17 PM PDT

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      •  Haha, "Shoot first, then ask questions later" :) (4+ / 0-)
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        corvo, AoT, poco, Aunt Martha

        That's precisely what Rich in PA just tried to do to the diary itself. And he did manage to mislead a few other commenters with his factually wrong accusation.

        So... you've got nothing to say about his actions? Only to defend him from my imagined "condescension"?

        Which brings us to the interesting academic question: what, precisely is your role in this thread?

        Are you trying to improve its quality?

        Are you trying to call out bad behavior in order to stop it? If so, you've got a rather amusingly selective way of going about it.

        In short, right now you are part of the etiquette problem of this thread. Certainly not part of the solution.

        The solution to that problem, as kos et al. have been patiently trying to explain, is painfully simple:

        Don't like the diarist? Stay away from the diary.

        Finding a pretext to force yourself into the thread, then trying to nit-pick ridiculous, thrice-removed thread fights - is not good citizenship, neither here nor elsewhere.

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