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    I've been accused of worse things than being juvenile.  But Why would anyone troll rate you for your opinion? I certainly don't bother troll rating comments of people who disagree with me, and it's not as if you were excessively rude.

    Looks like people have recommended you, not gone the other way.  So no donuts.  Which I'm personally grateful for.  I don't like seeing people get troll rated unless its really deserved.

    In any event, Markos did what he did for his reasons, benign, sinister or whatever.  I take no issue with his stated reasons.  I imagine he doesn't have a lot of time to read other blogs and he's certainly entitled to have a big bloglist, a smaller one focused on topics he finds most relevant to him or none at all if he chooses.

    But my point, even in the title was not to beat Kos over the head with a stick about the blog roll issue (others have already taken their shots for that, rightly or wrongly), but to say, okay, fine, here's some places people who read diaries and front page stores here ought to also check out.  Because not everyone comes to dkos for the same reasons, and to the extent they were unaware of other great blogs (imo) then this was a good opportunity to try to introduce them to different writers and different blogging communities.

    I wanted to draw attention to a lot of what I consider great blogs.  Maybe some of them were on his blogroll before, maybe not.  But now, at least for a day, maybe they'll get some extra traffic directed their way and maybe pick up some additional readers for the long haul.  

    And that was my motivation: to help build up other blogs.  I particularly said above that people should add to the list in the comments because there was no way I could run down all the great liberal/progressive blogs and have anything intelligent to say about them all.  And I'm glad a lot of them took that request to heart.  Now I have a resource to find even more great writers by reviewing the comment thread to this diary for links.  

    "I just had the basic view of the American public -- it can't be that bad out there." Marine Travis Williams after 11 members of his squad were killed.

    by Steven D on Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 08:26:52 PM PST

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