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  •  Yes. (6+ / 0-)
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    triv33, geomoo, TheMomCat, corvo, Sonnet, Sylv
    Do I have the wrong definition of meta?
    Did I call out anyone?  No.  Did I point to specific comment?  No.

    My point was to discuss the issue of replies in a hidden comment thread.

    If I wanted to actually do "meta," I would have linked to the most recent example of what I was talking about.

    And yes, this is a great idea:

    I think the best comment in this diary was to tell the commenter their comment should be re-typed to the un HR'd comments so everyone could see it.
    •  My definition of meta is a discussion about (2+ / 0-)
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      BvueDem, Sylv

      discussion.

      Calling out is calling out. Nothing meta there.

      It is possible that all this time a call out diary is synonymous with a meta diary. Who knows. I am not married to my definition.

      Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

      by 88kathy on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 08:11:33 PM PST

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      •  I didn't call anyone out. (3+ / 0-)
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        serendipityisabitch, corvo, 88kathy

        I suggested that substantive comments shouldn't be made in an HRed thread.

        I don't understand what your issue is with what I wrote.

        •  I don't think she has any problems, except that (3+ / 0-)
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          Sonnet, 88kathy, Sylv

          meta is a legitimate tag for this diary. Difference in definitions, and in this case, meta is a legitimate description for what you've done here. Don't let the people who tag callout diaries as meta erroneously give you a negative impression of the tag.

          If I've made things more confusing, sorry... btw, liked it a lot.

          At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

          by serendipityisabitch on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 08:31:17 PM PST

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          •  I know. It is a meta loop. (1+ / 0-)
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            Sylv

            ha ha. I have always liked meta and have never thought it was calling out. I thought meta was how to have a better discussion.

            I thought calling out was calling out.

            Oh well.

            Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

            by 88kathy on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 09:39:14 PM PST

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            •  Well, if you like meta, my diary is not for you. (0+ / 0-)

              There are plenty of other meta diaries.  

              I thought calling out was calling out.
              You are correct.  Who did I call out?  You're looking for links and names?  Sorry, I won't comply with your interest in meta.  That wasn't the point of my diary and I'm very sorry you didn't understand that.  
              •  Nobody you called out NOBODY. (1+ / 0-)
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                Sylv

                You define meta as call out.

                I.

                Do.

                Not.

                define meta as CALL OUT.

                'For example, metadata are data about data'

                and

                ' meta- clearly has the modern meaning of "an X about X".'

                CALL OUT

                1. To say in a loud voice; announce: called my name from across the street; calling out numbers.
                2. To demand or ask for the presence of: called the children to dinner; call the police.
                3. To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke: call the legislature into session.
                4. To order or request to undertake a particular activity or work; summon: She was called for jury duty. He was called to the priesthood.
                5. To give the command for; order: call a work stoppage.

                Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

                by 88kathy on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:04:24 AM PST

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          •  No, it isn't. (0+ / 0-)
            meta is a legitimate tag for this diary
            And thank you for giving me an idea to just now including the tag:  Not Meta (although who knows what the current tag librarian will change it to)

            Meta is garbage, So and So said this or that.

            I'm suggesting a new approach to not write substantive comments in HRed threads.

            Am I fighting with anyone? No.  

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