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  •  it's especially maddening (2+ / 0-)
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    DJShay, langstonhughesfan

    when it's comments masquerading as a diary, like this one.  no offense, sociosam.  believe me, i do this to everybody.  

    seriously and for reals  - please do not post such short diaries.  this would have been a great comment in one of the umpteen obama diaries already going.:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    Somebody recently opined that you shouldn't put up a diary unless you'd put about an hour's time into writing it. That may be excessive. But you should be prepared to put in a little more time than a few minutes to make a quality diary entry.

    If what you want to post isn't worth that kind of time, consider a comment on an open thread or somebody else's diary on the same or similar topic.

    First and foremost, and I don't think this can be reiterated enough, a 1 or 2 line entry does NOT a diary make.

    If your entire entry shows up on the diary pages, that's not a proper diary entry - that's what the open threads are for.

    Diaries should be substantive. A good guideline is that if you don't have at least three solid paragraphs to write about your subject, you should probably post a comment in an open thread, or in a recent diary or front-page post that covers a topic relevant to what you wish to write about.

    If you receive a reasonable request from a fellow Kossack to delete your diary (i.e., your diary is duplicative as per above), please do so.

    it's just not fair to diarists who put out wonderful, thoughtful pieces to be shoved down the diary page by something that has been stated/discussed ad nauseum.

    "Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise." Thomas Paine, Common Sense

    by Cedwyn on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 06:03:21 AM PDT

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