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  •  Appreciate the sentiment (0+ / 0-)

    And the donut was warranted, but I'd prefer if we didn't sling insults in return.

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    by David Nir on Wed May 04, 2011 at 09:39:14 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, so this is different on DKE too? (1+ / 0-)
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      Because I'm not that new here, and this is how trolls are dealt with on the main page.

      •  I think David is pushing a higher standard (1+ / 0-)
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        And I think it's appropriate until bumps in the transition are addressed. Nevertheless, I think it's great that SSPers are all helping defend each other.

        I hope; therefore, I can live.

        by tietack on Thu May 05, 2011 at 07:02:56 AM PDT

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      •  I'd rather we give donuts where appropriate (1+ / 0-)
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        But avoid calling people "assholes" or whatnot.

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        by David Nir on Thu May 05, 2011 at 08:12:03 AM PDT

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          What is a donut? Should it be added to the terms glossary?

          21, Nice Calm Burkean Post-Modern Gay Democrat, NM-2 (Childhood), TX-23 (School), TX-10 (Home); SSP: wmayes

          by wwmiv on Thu May 05, 2011 at 08:38:03 AM PDT

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          •  Good call (0+ / 0-)

            So, a donut is the same as giving a comment a "Hide" rating. The origin of the name is that many years ago, there was a comment rating system that went from 0 to 4. (Originally it went to five!) No one ever really used 2 or 3 (except for one weird guy named Carl Nyberg who was banned long ago). But "zeroes" were the equivalent of today's "Hide" ratings and were called "Troll" ratings. (We changed the name because the term was too fraught, and we wanted to make it clearer what the intent of the button was.)

            So a zero of course resembles a donut. I have no idea who initially named it that way, but people started calling them "donuts," and it's stuck, long after zeroes went away. Kind of like "dailing" a phone!

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            by David Nir on Thu May 05, 2011 at 09:20:35 AM PDT

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