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  •  Well, at a quick glance... (7+ / 0-)

    ... you had one here. And as today's missed the 1 PM cutoff, I'd venture that it'll be in tomorrow's. But two things...

    1 - Tagging the diary isn't the same as putting the designation in the title. Our miners don't search the tags, so putting it in the title is a big help.


    2 - We've been trying to keep the "general" election diaries to a minimum, so if they don't relate to a specific candidate or race it's likely to go.

    That's not to say we haven't missed any and if they're brought to our attention and I think they should be on, we almost always get them in. Certainly nothing personal.

    Make a difference today. Who better than you?

    by sidinny on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 08:48:54 PM PDT

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    •  In the title? (2+ / 0-)
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      Meh, you know, I don't like putting it in the titles.

      I am very picky about my titles.

      Why not search by tag? Why have the tags for that matter if they are not even useful for this?

      Man, I sound whiny, I don't mean to. I think this is great, but curiosu minds want to know.

      •  Because the tagging, while a good idea... (7+ / 0-)

        ... is very inconsistent. We use the recent diary list to search every diary posted. Using the tags would be much more difficult.

        Sorry you're picky about you're titles. We do this the way we think works best. Yeah, we've missed a few here and there but our system works pretty well.

        Make a difference today. Who better than you?

        by sidinny on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 09:08:50 PM PDT

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        •  As I said (3+ / 0-)
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          It is my call and my loss.

          Not a criticism.

          But would it not be better to urge folks to tag right?

          •  Sorry if I sound pissy, just a little tired... (7+ / 0-)

            I think the tagging is like herding cats, there is just so much inconsistency. As I said, I think it's a good concept and I think Markos has acknowledged its shortcomings and said he's working on a fix for the future.

            But I can tell you this; for the first few days of this series I searched all the diaries myself. Believe me, if we trusted the tagging it'd probably take twice as long and we'd miss far more diaries. I think Kos almost needs an editorial board of TUs to go through all the diaries and tag them appropriately, that might be the only way to get real consistency in the current format.

            Still, I think he's done a pretty good job of adapting the site as it's grown so I'm looking forward to seeing how this is improved going forward.

            Make a difference today. Who better than you?

            by sidinny on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 09:42:52 PM PDT

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      •  By the way, to answer your original question... (4+ / 0-)
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        ... we have shifts of people (miners) responsible for blocks of time on the recent diary list going through every diary posted on DailyKos in a 24-hour period.

        As I said, we search by the diary titles and do occasionally miss one, though I think we're pretty receptive to admitting when we make mistakes. Looking back, yeah, I'd say you had a few that should have been in. As I said, nothing personal, they were just missed.

        Make a difference today. Who better than you?

        by sidinny on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 09:14:02 PM PDT

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