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  •  SOME of us reply because we are of limited (45+ / 0-)

    time and want to specifically answer the diarist (and don't have the time to join in the full discussion).

    as cedwyn said, there is no transgression in replying to the tip jar.

    this "jumping" misconception is getting annoysome, especially since it is no longer possible to "jump" a tip jar with the automated ones now.

    "jumping the tip jar" very specifically meant posting a first comment in a diary before the diarist had a chance (or remembered) to comment in order to get the tips as though the jumper had actually written the diary.

    jumping meant that the diarist often got less tips than he/she would have had the other not posted first.

    this is nonsense now when people who don't have a clue scream "YOU JUMPED THE TIP JAR!!!" - especially since dk4 has "fixed" that problem and it is no longer possible.

    you've been around here long enough, you should know that!

    now, as i said in my comment IN the tip jar, i have an appointment and can't stick around for the discussion.

    bye.

    MOVE'EM UP! ROLL'EM OUT... MOVE'EM UP RAWHIDE!!! meeeoooow! mrraaarrr!! meeeOOOOOW!

    by edrie on Sun May 29, 2011 at 12:24:32 PM PDT

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    •  Bingo (5+ / 0-)

      The commentator above you is incorrect and simply resentful.

      I notice that many recommends are given to the person who has a good answer, with hardly any given to the person who asks the right question. That is backwards to me; without that question, the good answer might never have come.

      by Nulwee on Sun May 29, 2011 at 12:26:00 PM PDT

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    •  I know what you mean, but I think of it as (2+ / 0-)
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      more like, in a more modern sense, 'humping the tip jar', like a doggy curries favor (he thinks).

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

      by Bluefin on Sun May 29, 2011 at 01:08:09 PM PDT

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    •  DK used to have a personal option/setting to (4+ / 0-)
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      RenaRF, YucatanMan, amk for obama, Cedwyn

      display the latest comments first at  the top), which put the whole tip jar pileup at the bottom of your displayed  page.
      That's the way I liked to read a diary, that option seems to be gone now.

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

      by Bluefin on Sun May 29, 2011 at 01:11:26 PM PDT

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    •  I can agree with most of this (3+ / 0-)
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      RenaRF, ORDem, CanisMaximus

      but not your first sentence.

      If you are in a hurry, then simple post a comment. You don't have to attach it to the Tip Jar or to any other comment.

      The Diarist will get to it when they read their comment thread, and you'll see the reply in your own Comments.

      Having said that, there is no rule and people really shouldn't be admonished for posting to the Tip Jar.

      Here though is the problem ...

      The Diary starts to develop a comment thread. The first comment is directly below the Tip Jar and either has a sub-thread or not, and you see the second comment next in line.

      All of this is pretty orderly. What sometimes happens is that hours after the Diary is posted, someone comes along and ignores that by posting to the Tip Jar .... Yeah, the Mojo doesn't hurt but what gets folk bent out of shape is that it looks, for all the world, that the User simply "cut in the line", and that can be irksome as it suggests that the commenter values his time and importance above that of those who play nicely.

      Whatever .... I think Tip Jars ought not have a "Reply" button.

      It's no biggie.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Sun May 29, 2011 at 08:55:11 PM PDT

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