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  •  Kudos to the diarist for her many comments (0+ / 0-)

    in this diary, engaging the DKos community in real time.

    Oh wait, there aren't any.

    When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

    by PhilJD on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 03:13:20 PM PDT

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    •  That's (1+ / 0-)
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      Kind of rough.  Maybe the diarist has other pressing business?

      If I was a communist, rich men would fear me...And the opposite applies. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

      by stewarjt on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 04:03:58 PM PDT

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      •  Sure, but... (0+ / 0-)

        One corollary of the new policy of posting FP diaries in real time and allowing them to compete for spots on the rec list-- potentially, a real advantage of the policy change-- would seem to be that it also puts the FP diarists in a position to more actively engage with the DKos community. This was difficult when the FPers couldn't know for sure when their diaries would post. That reason no longer applies.

        I don't like hit and run diaries. I think they often show contempt for the community; at best, they're a sign of indifference. I stopped reccing Michael Moore's diaries for just that reason, despite my admiration for his work and his activism. I see no reason to hold FPers to a different standard.

        It's entirely possible that Joan had other pressing business this afternoon. If so, it would be simple for her to express her regrets that she won't be around to engage in comments in the body of the diary itself. That's exactly what I would expect of any other Kossack.

        When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

        by PhilJD on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 04:21:41 PM PDT

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        •  kind of a cynical comment... (0+ / 0-)

          PhilJD:  "I don't like hit and run diaries. I think they often show contempt for the community; at best, they're a sign of indifference. "

          I dont care if diarists respond in comments or not, I just want good diaries. Thats why we have a whole giant community to talk with.   If you have differences with the diarist, by all means lets have them-- its not like the diarist holds a unique point of view that needs defending, this was an info diary, and a good one.  Unless you have points you need the diarist to respond to in person for some reason,  your objection is pure junk meta, and in my book not even valid, even as a style critique.

          Also, "PhilJD"  (Mr. Diary frequency:     never) saying Joan McCarter has contempt for this community is not supported by the facts.    She has contributed a metric effton ton to this place.  Look at her profile for crying out loud.  (Diaries published: 4855)

          you're calling her out?  really?  really..?
          we need a "retract my own comment in shame" button on dkos..

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