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  •  Your HR was appropriate. (6+ / 0-)

    Besides the basic DBAD rule, a diarist is not to engage with a commenter in their own diary. Clearly diarist did so.

    I get to choose, and I choose love.

    by Melanie in IA on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:16:43 AM PST

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    •  Then there are rec's coming after a HR. (5+ / 0-)

      I don't know what the rules are anymore, because they seem to be all over the place in application.   Is there definitive guidance?

      I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

      by Joy of Fishes on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:39:52 AM PST

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      •  If I recall correctly, people have been NR'd (6+ / 0-)

        for uprating a comment after it has been hidden, although with only 1 Hide Rate, that comment was not actually Hidden.

        (I think NR stands for No Recommending. Those with this status can comment and write diaries but not Recommend comments or diaries.)

        [ps - love ya too, Joy of Fishes! ;-) ]

      •  It is not all in one place. (6+ / 0-)

        Scattered through a variety of diaries, comments, FAQs. Frankly, that is one huge failing of the community moderation attempt. The community as a whole CHANGES and loses some institutional memory over time, the rules evolve, and there is no easy means to access them.

        But I have seen many times (where oh where??) that the diarist is not to engage. Presumably that would be one rule that would not change.

        I get to choose, and I choose love.

        by Melanie in IA on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:56:33 AM PST

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        •  there is no rule against engaging the rule is a (6+ / 0-)

          diarist is not to TR in their own diary and TBK did not...

          I actually think his response was rather mild considering what the commenter accused him of and he does have a way with words....

          Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
          I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
          Emiliano Zapata

          by buddabelly on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:58:53 AM PST

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          •  I would disagree with this: (5+ / 0-)
            I actually think his response was rather mild

            I get to choose, and I choose love.

            by Melanie in IA on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 09:12:56 AM PST

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            •  sometimes Bless your Heart just is not enough and (3+ / 0-)
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              2thanks, shaharazade, KenBee

              anyone who can come up with unvaccinated corncob has a way with words.

              Considering he was replying to a comment accusing him of supporting the idiot in question in the diary, I would have to disagree with your disagreement......

              I would much rather read a funny FU than the same old stale                                                                                   Troll !!!

              Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
              I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
              Emiliano Zapata

              by buddabelly on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 12:08:29 PM PST

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              •  I've replied to blatant, single-purpose... (1+ / 0-)
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                multiple-comment trolls in a similar manner, but this was not the situation in this particular instance, at least as far as I could tell.

                Coming up with cleaver retorts is something I enjoy as well, but that doesn't mean it's always the best way to handle a rogue comment.

                I wouldn't necessarily have replied "I love you, please love my diary, and I'll do anything to convince you of my good intentions" either, but "fuck you" strikes me as a little harsh for a single comment in an otherwise reasonably civil diary.  




                Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
                ~ Jerry Garcia

                by DeadHead on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 12:38:07 PM PST

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                •  you should go back in the archives and read some (1+ / 0-)
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                  Wee Mama

                  of the stuff when this was a smaller community if you want to see nasty.  Armando v1.0 could flay the skin off of an idiot and MaryScott was a master of invective.

                  This is but a pale shadow of the dkos of old....another one to ck is DHinMI for some seriously nasty responses to foolish comments.   We are like a Sunday School in comparison.....

                  Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
                  I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
                  Emiliano Zapata

                  by buddabelly on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 01:11:31 PM PST

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                  •  I actually have... (0+ / 0-)

                    I was reading the original "pie fight" diaries the other day.

                    MSOC comes to mind as well.

                    I thought the idea was to move away from that kind of discourse.




                    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
                    ~ Jerry Garcia

                    by DeadHead on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 01:45:27 PM PST

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          •  Minus the "fuck you" and (1+ / 0-)
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            Joy of Fishes

            the "cordially go fuck yourself with an unvaccinated corncob," I would have agreed and even tipped the comment instead of HRing it.

            Everything else in the comment was spot-on. Adding the rest was just a show of temper, which, in a community striving for civil discourse, is what we try to avoid, I think.




            Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
            ~ Jerry Garcia

            by DeadHead on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 12:25:03 PM PST

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