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  •  If this is true, and I don't know if it is. (1+ / 0-)
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    The civil thing to do would have been to explain immediately that this is the reason for the HR.  Here you are, over seven hours later, for the first time giving a potentially justifiable reason for HR'ing a comment that is not HR'able on its face.  In the meantime, because I have objected politely to all this distraction in my diary, I have been insulted, my group rules have been called idiotic, and one of the people in my diary has had the gall to proclaim that he "pay[s] me no mind".  If the concern is over protecting discourse, those who are trampling all over this diary need to take a look at their own relation to the problem.

    I had already sent this thread to MB, not to ask him to take action, but because I thought it would be usefully as a particularly clear-cut example of a problem with the issue of group guidelines.  Now I'm glad I did, because this is approaching the level of actionable.

    (I'm not directing this comment at you so much as at the others upthread.  At least you managed not to insult, something neither of the others could refrain from even for a single comment.  Although from you as well, the attitude feels more dismissive than informative.)

    Don't believe everything you think.

    by geomoo on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 09:53:36 PM PST

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    •  Point of order. Your diary isn't trampled. (0+ / 0-)

      The comments section is not the diary. Had you written the comments too, I suspect they'd be more to your liking.

      btw, the worst thing to do if you're unhappy with the comments is to keep commenting about them and the commenters. Believe it or not, it tends to fan the very distractions you dislike. I won't comment again unless a reply warrants one, ok?

      "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

      by trashablanca on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 10:02:04 PM PST

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    •  I thought the point of hiderating (0+ / 0-)

      was to avoid your diary being "trampled on". When trolls come to play why are you complaining when they get troll rated? That is odd.

      What "discourse" has bigchin brought to the table? Go look at the other trash he has posted and quit enabling him.

    •  And I never meant to be dismissive of (1+ / 0-)
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      you. I think trasha was carrying some opinion over from previous contacts with bigchin and that is why you saw the immediate hostility which caused the disturbance. I'm sorry if it seemed like I was piling on. I can't speak for trasha but it was not my intent to have a mega thread concerning the ins and outs of hr'ing bigchin in the middle of ANYBODIES diary.

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