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  •  I do regret, however (7+ / 0-)

    that I decided to pull my rec to prevent this from hitting the rec list under the Top Comments title and causing further confusion. Not that it doesn't deserve the rec list as a stand-alone diary. It's a dilly.

    •  I regret I didn't know. (7+ / 0-)

      If I caught it before anyone saw it, I would have unpublished it. Now I think that wouldn't be fair, with such fine comments.

      It's so rare we have a diary in reserve, now it's burned. :(

      And posting without hosting ... terrible etiquette! :( :( :(

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

      by BeninSC on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 06:36:44 PM PST

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      •  Don't beat yourself up now (4+ / 0-)

        It's actually a great diary and a pretty entertaining series of events really.

      •  Just unpublish it today (3+ / 0-)
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        Add top comments for today and republish tonight?

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:50:57 AM PST

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        •  I appreciate it, Lilith! (2+ / 0-)
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          But quite a few exceptionally fine people have commented in it. It would be disrespectful to delete the diary with which they are affiliated.

          Thank you for your suggestion, and thank you even more for trying to help! Fortunately, I slept well last night and got over my frustration.

          Best to you!

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

          by BeninSC on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 01:41:14 PM PST

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          •  I didn't mean delete the diary (1+ / 0-)
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            You can unpublish a diary from a group queue, and republish the diary after adding the top comments. All the other comments will still be there. And new comments can be added.

            "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

            by LilithGardener on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 02:12:34 PM PST

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            •  Hmmm. Interesting concept! And we have no (1+ / 0-)
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              scheduled diarist tonight. Let me see what brillig thinks.

              (Note, if this works you're going to be nominated for official Top Comments genius status.)

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

              by BeninSC on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 03:46:15 PM PST

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              •  Lol! (1+ / 0-)
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                Here's an example. I wouldn't recommend this as a normal practice. But in this case the diary needed more than a little update.

                This diary was published on a Wednesday. Unpublished on Thursday or Friday for addition of significant new material (more than would work in an update) and was then republished on Sunday.

                Elyn Saks - MacArthur Genius Award Recipient & Expert in Mental Health Law (Open Thread - Updated)

                "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

                by LilithGardener on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 03:51:54 PM PST

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                •  We are going a different route tonight. (1+ / 0-)
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                  Not because it is not a SUPER suggestion, but because we don't know if there might be Community Spotlight complications. (That diary is still up in Community Spotlight, amazingly enough!)

                  I loved your suggestion, Lilith, truly. You ARE a hero to me!

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

                  by BeninSC on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 06:40:03 PM PST

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                  •  I also noted your diary is in Community Spotlight (1+ / 0-)
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                    and think that is fabulous circumstance. Couldn't ask for better advertisement for Top Comments!

                    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

                    by LilithGardener on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 06:41:48 PM PST

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                    •  It's funny ... TC is an established community on (1+ / 0-)
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                      Daily Kos ... and the appears same time every night. Because everyone knows it will be there, it gets a rush of quick recommendations that causes it to 'flash' onto the rec list for just a few moments each night. Since that rate of recommendations does not sustain, the TC diary on a given night drops off just as fast. But, since it hit the rec list, it does not qualify for Community Spotlight, as the assumption is that any diary that hits the rec list has already GOTTEN plenty of readership.

                      Since this diary was a mistake, and published at the wrong time, it did not get those recs. And, so, for the first time in my life, a diary I wrote was picked for Community Spotlight. I consider it a high honor, indeed.

                      And thank you again, Lilith!

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

                      by BeninSC on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 06:58:15 PM PST

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                      •  That's so funny and you deserve the honor! nt (1+ / 0-)
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                        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

                        by LilithGardener on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 07:59:08 PM PST

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