When Scribe commented on the reduction in general crankiness yesterday, I confess, I didn't understand. I therefore offer this addendum to general crankiness to keep the ball moving forward.
I like to write diaries. I enjoy commenting but, I really like to write diaries. I like the chance to broadcast my mutterings, get feedback from the community, and rethink my own ideas as a result. Writing diaries is the main reason I paid for a subscription, rather than just continuing to read the works of others.
Well, this Brave New World has me stumped.
I have written a couple of diaries within the past few weeks, only to watch them disappear without much notice because I did not publish them through a "group". A group seems to perform the function of vetting a diary and providing enough recommends to move it from obscurity to a more visible place in the stream. It then receives as much attention as it warrants, given the value of the ideas and the writing. It has some chance of being seen by the wider community - but not until it is approved by the editors and administrators of each group.
OK. I'll try. I'll gird my loins and jump into the deep end of this free-for-all community policing system.