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  •  the reason? (4+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, the fan man, elmo, KenBee

    A new diarist posts a dozen diaries with 30 seconds of AUDIO (not VIDEO, just AUDIO) with a single sentence boilerplate.   All in about 30 minutes.  

    That's why.

    He came back much later and added video, but the day-of, all we had was the audio and no text by the author.

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:46:23 PM PDT

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    •  Good thing some people hid his tip jar. (2+ / 0-)
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      newpioneer, zhimbo

      That was a close one! I get chills just thinking about it.


      A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

      by Pluto on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:49:41 PM PDT

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    •  Okay, fair enough. But what of the (0+ / 0-)

      audio? Mitt Romney has been in the public eye for 20+ years. You didn't recognize his voice and inflections? The simple fact that it sounded real and that the content was explosive didn't outweigh the fear that maybe it was fake?

      •  I've been burned before (2+ / 0-)
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        Code Monkey, lostboyjim

        with editing and audio - so with no video, and there was no video in the original diaries or other sourcing, I was one of those that was skeptical.

        Obviously I was wrong - with the cleared up video it was clear who it was. But an unknown diarist who blasts up 12 diaries with unsourced audio - even if it sounds like Mitt Romney? This is the age of awesome technology, I smelled a ratfuck and tried to get ahead of it.

        Again, I was wrong but I'm not sure that my immediate impulse was necessarily misguided due to some epic fails this site has seen.

        Power-Worshipping Fascist

        by campionrules on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:56:51 PM PDT

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