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I've been reading too many important substantive comments being written in reply to some (insert your word) whose sole mission is to derail an important issue/policy discussion.

I can supply many links, but my intent is not to make this another meta diary.  My intent is only to suggest that if a member replies to someone with substantive comments in a thread that is HRed -- DON'T.  Just start a new comment (reference a previous comment if you want to) but if you're taking the time to seriously discuss an issue, please don't waste that comment posting in an HRed thread because not everyone can read it.

Yeah, I guess a little meta here, but when derailers (choose your own description) enter a diary for the purpose of derailing, I think it's a damn shame when honest brokers, serious people include information in their comment that should be seen by everyone, not just those with TU status.

Bottom line:  My suggestion is if you're doing personal meta, have at it in the HRed thread, but if you're including substantive, important information about a policy or issue, PLEASE don't post in the HRed thread, post in the diary proper.

Update:  Gooserock has an excellent solution.

Another thing we can all do is followup such a substantive comment with a request to repeat it if possible elsewhere in the diary that's not hr'd so the broader world can access it. If this is permissible.
by Gooserock on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 08:30:41 PM EST
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