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View Diary: Complete Analysis of the 2014 Senate Elections (134 comments)

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  •  It was not the best way to go about it (4+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, Skaje, rtaylor352, David Nir

    Comments like "Is this your new Jerry Tetalman?" really doesn't do much other than be provocative. Most people have no idea what that means, and it's just resurrecting a year old conflict.

    In any case, I think most readers are smart enough to determine whether a poster is being too optimistic or pessimistic. Politely telling someone that the analysis they just gave may be wrong is one thing. But basically saying "This user is way too optimistic on Dem chances all the time" really isn't productive. It doesn't do anything other than put the person you're responding to on the defensive. I know if someone nicely told me what I just wrote was too optimistic I'd take it a lot better than if I was told that I'm always too pro-Dem in my analysis.

    And for the record, comments like "yes, a REAL Kossack unlike yourself" are not at all a good way to respond. Let's all just move on.

    Contributing Editor, Daily Kos Elections. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident).

    by Jeff Singer on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 09:49:13 PM PST

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