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  •  Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar (13+ / 0-)

    Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar Auto tip jar

    Way overdue.

    "You can't negotiate with reality" - James Kunstler

    by Bob Love on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 01:52:58 PM PST

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    •  Unclear on the concept... (4+ / 0-)
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      And here I thought "auto tip jar" meant that Mr/Ms Befuddled Diarywriter wouldn't have to remember to put one up in the top spot, that geek-magic would provide to prevent jumpers.

      Shucks :0(

      You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~ Wayne Gretzky

      by Bugsby on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 01:59:42 PM PST

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      •  You can already do that, I think... (7+ / 0-)

        what they're talking about is a mandatory t/j so we could load up a troll w/ donuts right off the bat, thus triggering the much dreaded auto ban and cosigning the offender to troll diary purgatory.

        When work is outlawed; only outlaws will have jobs! ... It's not a choice; it's a job!

        by geez53 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 02:11:52 PM PST

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        •  autoban is based on the number and frequency (4+ / 0-)
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          of hidden comments, not the number of donuts applied to A comment.  Plus, there is the diarist-having-a-bad-day clause.  Last I heard.

          "Go well through life"-Me (As far as I know)

          by MTmofo on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 02:23:30 PM PST

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          •  So piling on a t/j has no different effect than (3+ / 0-)
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            gorging any other comment from said troll? See, old dogs can learn new tricks and save pastry. thanks.

            And yes, i'm a leading Bad-Day haver, so i appreciate the value of researching before HRing, i'm sure it's why i don't get smothered in jelly-filled every other day. ;}

            When work is outlawed; only outlaws will have jobs! ... It's not a choice; it's a job!

            by geez53 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 02:54:05 PM PST

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            •  In a sense it can have a different effect, (4+ / 0-)

              in that the site admins can be alerted through the hide-ratings to the possible 'issue' with the diary. But it would not automatically trigger any auto-ban. For that the individual would have to have hide-rated comments in a number of diaries. From what I understand. But severely troll-rated tip jars could still have a flagging function for those who pay attention.

              "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT

              by BeninSC on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 03:04:14 PM PST

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              •  And that is why I think it would be a good idea (1+ / 0-)
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                Sure anyone can have a bad day, but most of us recognize a fit of passion or anger for what it is. But a true troll diary speaks for itself and it would be nice to get to them right away.

                It wouldn't necessarily ban them, but it would discourage them and relegate them to the comments to do their mischief. Also, it deprives others from using "A diary on the Daily Kos" as a reference for "those crazy left wingers".

                They may call themselves Republican, I know a Dalek when I see one.

                by high uintas on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 09:34:20 PM PST

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                •  Those who 'use' a diary on the Daily Kos (1+ / 0-)
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                  Can post them themselves and simply take a screenshot, as if someone else posted it. They can do this before any 'ban' takes place and before any such diary is deleted. It would be nice if 'protection' existed from that kind of example making, but it doesn't, and it is also why dKos doesn't need that kind of protection. Precisely because ANYONE can post a diary on the Daily Kos, even Bill O'Reilly. I believe he probably has, because it is the kind of chickenshit thing he would do. Those who believe people like him do so at their peril.

                  "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT

                  by BeninSC on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 02:50:03 AM PST

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                  •  That's true (1+ / 0-)
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                    But, there are opportunistic types who use other's diaries as examples. This wouldn't be a fool proof guard from that, but I think it would cut down on the most egregious offenders.

                    Some trolls might not want to risk being exposed by huge HR numbers. On a personal note, nothing pisses me off than an inflamatory diary written by some asshat who is too chickenshit to stay and defend his opinions.

                    I'm more likely to cut slack to someone who presents an unpopular position and then sticks around to defend themselves. I HR seldom, but sometimes...grrrr

                    They may call themselves Republican, I know a Dalek when I see one.

                    by high uintas on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 01:48:07 PM PST

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