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    doinaheckuvanutjob

    First, Kos is wrong about Hillary's likability not being a problem, and it decent of him to allow people to disagree with him on that and other points on his site.

    I have been here longer than you have, judging from your UID and the one on the account that I used until recently, and I have posted over a couple of hundred diaries since 2005.  This diary considers the question of likability in light of current events and in light of an ongoing conversation on the blogosphere about the role of electability in choosing a candidate; it also, by use of its title, puts the current question of Obama's credibility up against Hillary's likability.  I am confident that it does not run afoul of guidelines against duplicative diaries.  I would be highly surprised if the admins were to disagree.  If they do, they're certainly derilict in failing to step in, as you have, much more often.

    Here's why they probably don't.  The "duplicative diary" problem is something that is significant over hours or days, such as this moment when we literally have about 15 of the past 50 diaries weighing in on Obama's Pastor Wright.  Even then, "duplicativeness" is more of an issue with breaking news (or recent news) than it is with opinion pieces, where each writer may bring a fresh take on an issue.

    Even then, an occasional duplicative news diary is a good thing, especially if it addresses a topic is not covered on the front page, because different people drint into and out of the site over the course of a given day (and, indeed, a week), and they may well miss a story that, were one to hew firmly to the rule you cite, we'd say that the site had "already covered."

    Meanwhile, if you truly do want to police duplicative diaries, you have a Augean Stables worth of them left to address.  I regret that you don't think that my diaries meet community standards, I am at peace with it, and I hope that we are done here.

    Posting a diary on the nomination? Pay your McCain Tax!

    by Seneca Doane on Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 07:41:11 PM PDT

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      I thought your were a relative newbie from your UID#.

      My apologies then for the lecture on duplication and how to write, which then apparently was not needed.

      I'll just agree to disagree on the issue of whether yours was a duplicated topic. And I'd certainly agree with you that yours is not one of the most egregious violations of that principle.

      At this point in time, I've been going with erring on the side of being vigilant re: site guidelines, since the admins have said recently that they want TU's to monitor that since they don't have the time, and since diary quality has dropped dramatically in recent months. It does seem better in the past few days, perhaps due to some Hillary supporters leaving, not because their diaries were bad but because it may have lessened the aggression on both sides. My apologies though for targeting yours, perhaps I was overzealous, and since your a veteran of diary writing, I'm certainly going to drop the matter and offer you my respect.

      I also appreciate your civility and patience in responding to me, many would not be so gracious. It speaks highly of you and for that you also have my respect.

      Peace.

      Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

      by doinaheckuvanutjob on Tue Mar 18, 2008 at 06:40:49 PM PDT

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      •  No apology necessary; no offense taken (1+ / 0-)
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        I've been the one doing the policing often enough in the past; it's instructive to be on the other end of it.  I just think we have to wait out the primaries to get the diary side of the site back to the quality it was before.  Thanks.

        Posting a diary on the nomination? Pay your McCain Tax!

        by Seneca Doane on Wed Mar 19, 2008 at 11:00:43 AM PDT

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        •  Thanks again for your sane, grounded (1+ / 0-)
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          and reasoned viewpoint. It's always a pleasure to see people here who I can learn from who make this site  special by setting an example of knowing how to conduct themselves with wise perspective, civility and centeredness.

          I appreciate it a lot.

          Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

          by doinaheckuvanutjob on Wed Mar 19, 2008 at 06:03:52 PM PDT

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