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As I was reading, T-ing and R-ing DianneNYS' rec-listed diary, I just noted I lost the ability to HR. Checked, and sure enough, I, like Dianne, a daily visitor but only occasional participant, have lost my TU status.... WITHIN THE LAST TWO HOURS!
I was just a couple of hours ago checking my Anniversary date, after reading Malacandra's Diary, and while she has me beat by a year and a half, I post and comment so infrequently, I was surprised that I was still a trusted user! I WAS!! 2 hours later I'm not... oh well!
I guess the secret magical mojo machine is limited in the number of New Yorkers it can trust at one time!
(Note: I very seldom exercise my right/responsibility to HR, so I really am not hurt. I understand I should pipe up occasionally. Please don't rec this diary... I promise to one day soon earn my mojo back - I just found the irony in this discovery, considering the top of the rec list, and the fact I haven't looked at my profile in many months, but did so today!)
And with that, I'll conclude my first meta diary... carry on.