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  •  You're Not Letting Us Know What Happened (0+ / 0-)

    Was that comment from the Lawrence Lessig UID by you or by Lawrence Lessig?  And if it was by you, why other than posting his diary would would be posting from the Lawrence Lessig account?

    "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

    by Dana Houle on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 12:08:39 PM PST

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    •  seriously? (4+ / 0-)

      I just explained it. Let me insert anything that wasn't 100% obvious:

      As I've written very publicly, I work at Change Congress and I do have admin rights. A supporter wrote in with a Reddit link (we only had Digg up), and I did update the post [meaning, the diary] to put that in [that, being the Reddit link]. But that's it.

      [As I thought was totally obvious from the subject "apologies", I then wrote a response from me, Adam, without logging in as me, Adam...my bad. Hence, this explanation.]

      As a full believer in transparency, I'm letting you know what happened. But please, stop ascribing motives.

      Larry's in a meeting. I did email him to let [him, Larry] know about your comments. If he responds later, they [comments] will be from him [Larry].

      In the short term, I'll [Adam] keep commenting. Thanks. (And I look forward to your substantive response to the stuff above.) [I still look forward to your substantive response...is that coming?]

      •  Point Out Where I Ascribed Motives... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...for the posting under two accounts.

        As for the rest, it appears you're either playing word games or you're just not able to clearly communicate what you did.  You wrote:

        I work at Change Congress and I do have admin rights. A supporter wrote in with a Reddit link (we only had Digg up), and I did update the post to put that in. But that's it.

        If that was it, it would leave unexplained who posted under the Lawrence Lessig UID.  But apparently that wasn't it, apparently you did the update, then posted a comment yourself without logging out of the Lessig account.  I'll let others ascribe motives to that, and to why you weren't more forthright in explaining what you did, which could have been better explained thusly:

        "I logged in to the Lessig account to update the post, didn't bother to log out, and posted the comment under the Lessig UID, which you noticed couldn't have been posted by Lawrence Lessig.  I think logged out of the account and back in to my own user account."

        That leaves the intent of the failure to log out of the Lessig account completely up to others to infer.  You could always fill in whether there was any intent or if it was simply accidental.  I won't.  

        "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

        by Dana Houle on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 12:47:34 PM PST

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      •  Please tell Larry not to let people use his name (3+ / 0-)
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        I know the professor's work, so I click on the diary, only to find he may not have written the diary, and is apparently not reading responses.  I also learn that the diary takes one issue to advertise a project which is only indirectly related.

        This is a "Change Congress" diary, so please register a UID and post as such.  

        •  That Would Be Good Practice (2+ / 0-)
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          slinkerwink, VincaMajor

          A few years ago I managed a campaign and did exactly that: created a user name for the campaign, cleared it with Markos, never mixed my own commenting and blogging with that campaign, created a separate UID for the candidate, and the only time anything was posted by the candidate was when he was there to participate (which he enjoyed quite a bit).  

          "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

          by Dana Houle on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 05:06:00 PM PST

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