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  •  I think talking about shooting the former VP (2+ / 0-)
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    allergywoman, Eyesbright

    is an unquestionable one. I agree about WisJohn, one of my favorite people here, there's no malice or pleasure in it.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 12:12:00 PM PDT

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    •  But the reason to hide a comment (2+ / 0-)
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      Stephen Wolf, Skaje

      Is not to punish (when we're talking about established members of the community),* but because something is so horrible that people shouldn't see it. I don't think John's joke, even if in poor taste, was at that level.

      If it's someone you know and trust, I think it's better to express disapproval in a comment, because they're gonna get the message that way. And it avoids folks who don't know what we're about raining brimstone down upon us.

      Anyway, I don't want to have a huge derail about this. I just want everyone to be very judicious with HRs, especially of established community members, because of the negative consequences they can bring.

      * If it's some troll or other jagoff, then yeah, HRs can be an effective punishment tool.

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      by David Nir on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 12:32:45 PM PDT

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    •  At the very least (1+ / 0-)
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      James Allen

      one of the three hide-raters should remove the HR.  Only two are needed to hide a comment, three is by definition a pile-on, and only used in even more extreme cases (check the hidden comments page for examples of when this is appropriate).

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