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  •  The gander can start paying for the site, then... (4.00)
    I think your analysis is a little over-simplified.  Kos doesn't post one-line diaries (and if you're counting the open threads, you're really stretching a point), and given that the front page naturally scrolls far, far less often than the diaries do, it's not really analogous to apply the two-diaries-per-day limit there.  

    He's Mister Truth Twister; He's Mister Hate. He's Mister Coke Sniffer; He's Mister Torture-Is-Great. They call me Shit Miser, whatever I touch...

    by osterizer on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 08:42:44 AM PDT

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    •  what? (none)
      I have seen his famous gray box cut-and-paste followed by two lines of snark on the front page.
      •  So have I, but... (none)
        I've seen it as well.  Moreover, I've seen him make posts of a more personal nature ("back from vacation, here's a picture of Ari!"-style posts)  

        But, once again, you have the option of going to livejournal if you want to create your own personal blog and talk about your favorite movies or snark away at current events.  Or, you could pay for your own hosting, and run your own Scoop site if you were more ambitious.  

        Point is, it's his site.  When you click on About, you get his name and his face.  He generously invites guests to share the site with him, and has a liberal copyright and privacy policy to encourage that sharing.  But it's still his site, and you're the guest.  Just because I sit around the house in my underwear doesn't mean I'll let you do it when you come over.  

        He's Mister Truth Twister; He's Mister Hate. He's Mister Coke Sniffer; He's Mister Torture-Is-Great. They call me Shit Miser, whatever I touch...

        by osterizer on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 11:09:11 AM PDT

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        •  Point is (none)
          if you're in your underwear when I come over, don't bitch at me for not wearing a tux.

          The dark at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming age.

          by peeder on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 03:54:23 PM PDT

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          •  The more important thing (none)
            Is that the front page--and front-pagers--operate on a different set of rules than diary pages and diarists.  That was Markos's plan when he started the site, and that has remined true for nigh on two years.

            I don't know for sure--I've never had the privilege--but I bet when front-pagers open up a "New Entry" page, it doesn't start with a big red "Attention:  Read the Rules."

            blog | These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined. -- Homer Simpson

            by folkbum on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 05:26:24 PM PDT

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