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  •  I had a Diary title changed (5+ / 0-)

    once by Meteor Blades.

    At the time there was some discussion about the title I chose .... some felt it appropriate, others that it detracted from a very good Diary.

    I want to call the whole fucking lot of them (Republicans) "BASTARDS", and you can bet your ass it's a curse word!!

    However, if folk are suggesting that a title be ammended, then you can be sure that others are thinking it, and do you really want to risk diminishing the impact of a very good Diary?

    It's a matter for you :)

    We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

    by twigg on Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 09:26:26 PM PDT

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    •  With all due respect... (9+ / 0-)

      We can disagree on whether bastard is profane...Can it be offensive...yup...as a fatherless child, I know this.

      As far as diminishing the impact of the diary?  That's like saying the word "nigger" diminished the impact of Huckleberry Finn.

      It's what I felt. It's what I wrote.  It was honest and, as far as I'm concerned appropriate.  You want to address an issue, address the substance of the diary.

      •  I can, and will, address any issues I choose. (2+ / 0-)
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        grada3784, Tommymac

        It's my right to do so.

        As I said, it's a matter for you.

        Profanity on Dkos is one of the biggest reasons the site is blocked by many firewalls. It is why people are asked to be careful.

        Once you put a profanity into a title or Diary body it is there for evermore to be scanned and recorded.

        Does this mean you should never be profane? No, of course not; but it does mean you should be very cautious.

        I am presuming you were cautious, and made your decision .... as I said, it's a matter for you.

        We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

        by twigg on Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 09:38:21 PM PDT

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        •  It's a matter for me... (4+ / 0-)

          This is why you chose to address it? Ummmm...forgive me for not understanding the logic.

          •  It is perfectly appropriate (5+ / 0-)

            for any user to make a suggestion, but simply steer clear of sounding like they are attempting to bully, or force actions on another by suggesting that it is "entirely a matter for you".

            It changes the context to demonstrate that you are being advised, rather than told.

            You are being a bit combative .... not sure why but I do note the title has changed.

            Congrats on recommended status, it's a very good Diary.

            We do not forgive our candidates their humanity, therefore we compel them to appear inhuman

            by twigg on Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 09:46:02 PM PDT

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