by Shem, Thu May 29, 2008 at 06:33:37 PM EDT
I appreciate the support, but this is just a meta diary. PLEASE UN-REC THIS DIARY AND REC THESE EXCELLENT DIARIES INSTEAD:
Chairman of the TDP Endorses Obama by nklein
I think it's great that there're still enough of us to compete on the Rec List, but TCQuad and Nklein put far more effort into their diaries than I did for this one.
To preface: I totally support Jerome revoking the ratings access of those who hide-rated (0-rated) Alegre's recent "is this snark, serious question" line. If you zero-rated that remark, you undeniably violated the Trusted User guidelines. Now I don't think he was right revoking the access of those who simply down-rated (1-rated) the comment, but what's done is done.
Yes, certain Clinton supporters (assuming they're genuine Clinton supporters) are getting away with outlandish ratings abuse, personal attacks ("cultists"/"boyz"), and McCain advocacy right now. Yes, the application of these ratings suspensions appears a bit capricious, uneven, and generally lacking in due diligence when it comes to policing. Adapt and deal with it, but don't throw your ratings access down the drain with stupid, futile gestures of frustration. If you must, just avoid rating anything contentious until the primaries're over (which they almost are).
Things'll improve dramatically once the nomination is settled (in t-minus five days), but I'm betting this site'll need all the janitors it can manage to sweep out the trolling that follows. You think the McCain advocacy popping up now is bad? Imagine how it'll be once Republicans come a-courtin' for disgruntled Hillary supporters. Remember, McCain is already directing his supporters to start astroturfing progressive web sites.
That said, could Obama supporters who still have their ratings/rec access sound off in the comments? I'm not sure who all got tazed in the most recent purge of privileges, and I'd like to share some mojo with those who remain.