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  •  Never applied to celebrities or organizations (0+ / 0-)

    So me the case where a public figure or organizational account has ever been disciplined for hit and run.

    It's not a hard rule on the site and I can't think of an instance since I've been a member where it has happened.

    For that reason, when commenting in such diaries I never expect a personal response and don't make more than one to the diary proper, I have greater expectation to get a response in the discussion threads and put more effort there.

    •  Actually, there was a time when it was (2+ / 0-)
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      delver rootnose, koNko

      gently suggested to elected officials that they stick around at least for a few minutes and engage with at least 3-4 comments.

      I have seen John Kerry, Howard Dean, and others do so on this site. But not for a long time. Now nobody does it.

      The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 10:29:52 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, Dean is one (0+ / 0-)

        And I would add some public figures that are more in the activist mold such as Jesselyn Radack and Michael Moore post here occasionally and engage, particularly Jesselyn, who seems to be quite attentive after posting.

        I really learned the hard way after posting one very long and painstakingly researched comment to a labor leader here, who (or who's worker bee) tends to answer 2-3 comments per diary early on and always one's that agree with him.

        Should not have worked so hard; no response, but plenty of grief from others.

        So I try not to expect too much.

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