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  •  Hidden comments happen (none)
    when the average rating of a comment dips below 0.

    For example, let's say Trolly McTroll posts something, er, trollish.  You rate it a 1, and I rate it a 0.  The average for the comment is 0.50.  You can't see it (I'm guessing, the way you describe it, that you haven't earned TU status), but I would see the rating as (0.50/2) next to the comment title, in the same way you might see a (4.00/3) or something (three people rate a comment a 4).

    The hidden comments themselves are generally not worth reading, though sometimes the discussion underneath them is good.  Sadly, that discussion gets hidden with the comments . . .

    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 09:09:01 PM PDT

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    •  Nope, not TU status. . . (none)
      mostly I just lurk and read and learn. . . and occasionally comment.

      I must be dense, but what I'm still not getting is why the "Hidden Comments" turn up when I go to carolkay's Page and then click on Ratings and it shows a list of the ratings that I have made with an occasional "Hidden Comment" that I have obviously not made as I don't have TU status???

      --still confused.

         

      •  I looked at your ratings (none)
        I didn't see any hidden comments there.  There were several where you were the only rater, so there was no number, just empty brackets.  (It takes two ratings for a comment to be "rated.")  May you be confusing those with hidden comments?

        The second question, though, is how you can be responsible for hiding a comment when you're not a TU.  Short answer:  You can't.  Longer answer:  As long as your rating does not raise the average rating of a comment above 0, it stays hidden.

        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 09:33:23 PM PDT

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      •  I think this is what you mean (none)
        Those are comments that you rated that were later rated low enough by others to become hidden. Since you aren't a trusted user you see the text "hidden comment" but can't click on it and read the comment.

        I hope that clears it up. :D

        Straw Man (homo calami) - when you don't feel like arguing against someone's actual points just assign them new and easier ones to dispute

        by Liberalpalooza on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 10:53:19 PM PDT

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