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  •  Wrong. Read the FAQ. (5+ / 0-)
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    JayBat, skyounkin, BYw, glynor, Night Train

    People sometimes post comments urging people to read some other diary. This practice is known as "diary pimping". It is a legitimate thing to do under two circumstances. Firstly, when the subjects of the two diaries are closely related. Secondly, pimping is accepted in open threads, generic storyless diaries posted to the front page at regular intervals. Pimping in random diaries (or, especially, diaries on the Recommended list) will likely result in the comments being hidden.

    Diary pimping in open threads is acceptable.  In an open thread, you're basically allowed to talk about anything.

    •  Oh Noz, I've been nerded out (1+ / 0-)
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      Wow, people still read the FAQ and follow the rules? Interesting, because judging by some of the non-dairies and ridiculous topics of late, it seemed to be a dead document. But you seem to have illuminated this FAQ document. Ah yes, and you even quoted it and with bold.

      Fine work!

      It's still annoying.

         14th century

      : causing vexation : irritating <an annoying habit> <annoying questions>
      — an·noy·ing·ly Listen to the pronunciation of annoyingly -iŋ-lē\ adverb

      •  Too bad if you find it annoying. (1+ / 0-)
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        Don't come to the open threads then. "Diary pimping" is part of the purpose of open threads.

        They are a place where diarists can come to make pitches for their diaries - and where people like me can come to see what's being pitched.

        You find that annoying? And irritating? O.K., so what? It doesn't make any difference if you find it annoying and irritating.

        "Lies return." - African proverb

        by Night Train on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 09:10:44 PM PDT

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