What is with the deleted diaries?

I was watching the diaries and posting comments and PUFF they started to disappear.  Not one but a number!!!  Is this how a blog works, cut out the opposition?

I know things are frustrating.  I know MyDD is losing traffic.  I know that some feel it is important to control a message.  Yet, at what cost?  One diary to dissapear talked about how the posting were getting a little off the wall on this site and listed some diaries which were "bad." After a number of healthy comments, back and forth, it was censored out.  The next posting reported how a key Puerto Rican Hillraiser had gone to Obama's side.  W/i minutes this mere reporting of a bad fact was censored off the site.

Now I know it can get heated.  In support of the 1st Amendment Justice Brandeis reminded us that the answer to "bad" speech is more "good" speech.  Better known as the Market Place of Ideas.  The administrators can couch the deletions in talking about "rule breaking." Yet, what could have possibly been wrong with announcing a defection?  

The death of this site has to do with the way it is run.  One of the rec'ed diary on DailyKos has over 800 comments.  You would have to take all of the comments on this sites rec list and double it to get just that.  There are over 2000 comments on Daily Kos's rec. list alone.  Here, the new diary list creeps.  You can get to the rec list with few recs.  Sad, but the bench is very shallow here when compared to other like sites.

This is not to say the ideas on Daily Kos are better.  It is not to say that Obama is better.  It is merely to say that this creation of a censored echo chamber is killing your resource.  When you have one diarist, listed three times, on the same rec list you have a problem.  When the same group of writers dominate the list of five rec'ed diaries, every day, you stagnate.  I could love Hillary and still not want to be here.

You can blame the MSM, the DNC, Obama, etc. for being unfair to Hillary.  Yet, the death of this site is all on the people who censor and the people who have come to dominate.  Fix it or watch this dwindle into a very very small echo chamber.

Now don't use the words "dailykos" in your comments.  This has everything to do with YOU and nothing to do with anyone else.  

Tags: Censorship, deleted diaries (all tags)



Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

Yep, that seems to be about it.  This site is fucking WEAK.  

Over/under on when my comment gets deleted and I'm "warned" by the Hillary brigade?  

Wahhhhhwahhhhhwahhhhhhwahhhhh, please don't upset us

by Slimer 2008-04-25 02:17PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

yea I suggest DONT participate in the Reced diaries from hillsupporters,com site.

You will get TR'd.

It's hillarious, I remember the DKOS strike, and all the actions they complained about are done here by THEM on  daily basis.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:21PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

My dairy was deleted.  :(

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:17PM | 0 recs
What was it about? n/t

by Drewid 2008-04-25 02:34PM | 0 recs
That's wierd.

It was full of misinformation, but so are half the diaries around here...  Was there something I missed?

by linc 2008-04-25 02:42PM | 0 recs
Re: That's wierd.

I am not sure what misinformation there was, since I only linked to the diaries.  I guess you were saying they were filled with misinformation?

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:45PM | 0 recs
Top Down Blog

This is a great learning experience to see the Clinton machine's vision for the blogshere. MyDD is now a top down blog, just another spin machine. They organized and took over this site, but if anybody really cared about MyDD they could line up 25 people to rec their diaries to the top of the list also. But why act like the machine? People just come here now to be amused by the latest Clinton spin, nothing more. This is no longer a serious public blog.

by ImpeachBushCheney 2008-04-25 03:51PM | 0 recs
I brought up the Odrama's campaign's pathological

projection.. a few days ago.. gave a pretty good definition of it...


Are 'they' a ROBOT? An algorithm?

Nobody knows... But with enough MONEY, you can do anything.

'They' HAVE that money..

Go Hillary!

by architek 2008-04-26 07:24AM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?
they are not deleted...you just have to back track...
well unless you back track and can't find it...
by nogo war 2008-04-25 02:17PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

My diary was and I was "warned".

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:18PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

Which was yours, or can't you tell. Was it the one critical of the site?

by Travis Stark 2008-04-25 02:26PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?


by mefck 2008-04-25 02:28PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

I got that warning once. There seems to be a rule against criticizing the site. My advice. Ain't worth doin' it.

by Travis Stark 2008-04-25 02:48PM | 0 recs
What and from whom?

what was the warning?

by linc 2008-04-25 02:43PM | 0 recs
Re: What and from whom?

"While the moderators are aware of the problem some of the users are causing to the site which you addressed in your diary, we do not want wish for diaries highlighting the moderating issues we have been having."

Okay, maybe that wasn't exactly it.....

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:47PM | 0 recs
Are you serious?
Was that the gist.
"We're having problems moderating our site, and don't want to be told about it."
by Drewid 2008-04-25 02:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you serious?

lol-no, but I didn't want to give anyone the satisfaction :-p

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Are you serious?

Here's a hint to the admins: don't let banned racist trolls back, no matter how much their sockpuppets whine about it.  First linfar, then TexasDarlin, then Fleaflicker (only to be banned again), for awhile I thought they might let Universal back too.

by Skaje 2008-04-25 03:16PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

IT is amazing that my diary was deleted almost immediately, but the diaries with falsehoods and out and out racist remarks not only remain, but top the Wreck List.

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:18PM | 0 recs
The count down starts!

How long before I'm air brushed like a Stalin  victim?  It doesn't hurt the site's opposition rather, it hurts Hillary.  This has nothing to do with sympathies towards anyone candidate.  It has everything to do with hurting the community's discussion.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:22PM | 0 recs
Re: The count down starts!

How long before I'm air brushed like a Stalin  victim?

Lets cut the melodrama.  It's a private site and they can moderate it and delete posts as they see fit.  

That said, I do wish they were more even handed about it.  And I really wish they would do something about the noxious fringe that dominates the rec list.

by map 2008-04-25 03:02PM | 0 recs
Re: The count down starts!

okay okay...Stalin was off the hook.  Yet, I'm very frustrated that this tool has become the private playground of a few admin who seem to have daily lunch with 3 diarists.  It is fun to see the Dynamic.  Here there is nothing.  I wish someone would scoop this site up and run it.  And I don't care if they yell Pro-HRC stuff...just yell it with some art.  Again, 50% of the population wants HRC to run and this site is a mere shaddow of the opposition's favorite site.  What is with that?

by SovSov 2008-04-25 03:06PM | 0 recs
What was the subject of your diary?

Just curious.

NOte that the racist piece about Wright and Obama sits proudly in the recent diaries list, untouched by adsmin hands.

And TexasDarlin is still posting here, despite her many offensive posts and her own blog which reads (and often cites) like the mirror site of NoQuarter.

TD has a post up oin her blog now that cites Larry Johnson's disgusting, McCain-aping attack on "Hamas endorsing Obama."

Can't tell the difference between the rightwing sickos and some self-proclaimed "progressive bloggers."

by Bob Johnson 2008-04-25 02:23PM | 0 recs
Re: What was the subject of your diary?

It was entitled "MYDD Abandons Reality".

It pointed out the racist comments and hypocrisy.  I know, so awful, right?

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:31PM | 0 recs
Oh well that explains it

Did it call out users by name, because that's probably why they took it down.

by Drewid 2008-04-25 02:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh well that explains it

Nope-I purposefully did not mention any names-I just linked to the diaries.

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh well that explains it

Well were still waiting for the siteops to say something.

If they are going to ban, they need to have some way to address it.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:44PM | 0 recs
Same difference really

Certain admins at this site are quick to delete such diaries, as they are in a round about way call out diaries. Their site though, their "rules".

by Drewid 2008-04-25 02:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Same difference really

Their site, their death.  Time to get a business model.  If Hillary wins the dailykos will still thrive.  If Hillary loses...this site starts to post brownie recipes.  Funny but true.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:48PM | 0 recs
I really can't wait till this primary is over

and we can all get back into the business of electing democrats and organized response to issues overlooked by the media.

by Drewid 2008-04-25 02:51PM | 0 recs
Re: I really can't wait till this primary is over

NO NO NO  Only once Hillary is elected and takes over the western world,  then we can talk about Iraq, a devastated economy, and the reality of rampant institutionalized racism and sexism in this country.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 03:03PM | 0 recs
To be fair

I've seen many good quality diaries circle the drain at dKos recently.

by Drewid 2008-04-25 03:57PM | 0 recs
search by tags

you have to subscribe to writers, search by tags and keep an eye out on daily kos.  it gets hard when there are many.  yet, the alternative sucks...as we see.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 04:12PM | 0 recs
It's disgusting

TexasDarlin' was banned and then allowed back. If anyone didn't think that Jerome might be a racist before, I have no doubt that he is racially insensitive now.

by regina1983 2008-04-25 02:57PM | 0 recs
Re: It's disgusting

Both TexasDarlin and Linfar were banned and allowed back.  Sure, those two hide it better, but how are they any less disgusting than Universal or Fleaflicker were?

by map 2008-04-25 03:03PM | 0 recs
Re: It's disgusting

Exactly, the moderators here need them.

We might as well call this MyRNC.com

So while were talking, can anyone link the stuf that got Linfar banned and Texasdarlin.

Im dying to read it.

Also what was the rationalle for letting them back.

In most non-political forums I know, bans are usually permanent.

One I go to, TDIclub.com, if you say something racist or antisemetic, instant permanent ban.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 03:06PM | 0 recs
Re: It's disgusting

I am not hiding anything :) truly. I am passionately partisan thasss all.

by linfar 2008-04-25 05:48PM | 0 recs

Like the ridiculous finger-gate diaries that were up and rec'ed for days.

by ProgressiveDL 2008-04-25 03:44PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

Mine was deleted and I got a warning...huh! Why?

by kbuggy 2008-04-25 02:19PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

What was your topic, why were you warned.

I got warned once because I stuck up for my fellow liberal Randi Rhodes in one of those hit/love diaries by alegre or Linda.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:22PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

I like DailyKos, but it's just too bloated.

The puerto rican message was deleted because even as i said, it was already posted twice.

I think racist and obvious RNC pieces should be banned.

Im pretty sure BlueDoggyDogg is a RNC operative, his post is just before this one.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:19PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

If something is "repeated" it will sink, and fast, down the "new" diary list.  It is like a democratic toilet flush.  No one should assume it should be deleted.  When the KKK comes I want to hear them, I want to see them march, and I want everyone to see how dumb, silly, and bigoted they are.  That is what we call the "market place of ideas."  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:24PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

It's considered net etiquette to delete your own diary if it is materially the same as one already posted, I have had to do that once or twice when my effort didn't beat the other diarist to the 'Submit' button.  And some diaries are self-censored, I'm guessing, when the diarist gets the impression they have made a minor ass of themselves or have gotten too many corrosive comments to do any partisan good.

Just sayin'.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-04-25 02:39PM | 0 recs
I know it wasn't a repeat

I was watching the listings for hours and it popped up for the first time and popped off.  Had it remained it would have made the rec. list b/c there would have been a riot.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:41PM | 0 recs
Re: I know it wasn't a repeat

Sovsov, Im confused.

I thought the recent diary list was the diaries simply in order of posting.  You are implying that the order of that list is dynamic?

If so, I take it back, i thought it was just in order of post time/date.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:43PM | 0 recs
Re: I know it wasn't a repeat

No, the new diaries crawl.  It comes in order of posting.  Yet, b/c so few people visit so few post.  Thus, this diary has been up for 15-20 min.s and still is near the top.  Go to a thriving site, and you will fly down if you don't get noticed and noticed fast.  Additionally, the rec. list stagnates b/c no person is paying attentions.  Better?

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:50PM | 0 recs
Re: I know it wasn't a repeat

I posted this diary 30 min.s ago and it is still near the top.  That is a crime.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:53PM | 0 recs
I think there's a rule, sortof Soviet era

that says you can't criticize MyDD. So diarist I'd suggest you delete this one as well. I know I got warned once for much the same. You should probably delete this.

by Travis Stark 2008-04-25 02:28PM | 0 recs
If you mention any of the fav. diarists

you will be deleted in a nanosec.  Don't even begin to write ale....

someone will come to your home and beat you like a baby seal.

again, this is not a hillary or obama thing.  it is a freedom/speech thing.  

i don't want to see dailykos alone.  yet, there is no balance over here when you are deleting and cutting off opposition.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:29PM | 0 recs
Re: If you mention any of the fav. diarists

Your right, I am totally afraid of posting in Alegre's diaries and the rest of her crew.

I got deleted and warned.

Why dont the site admins get in on this conversation.

If you are going to have rules thats fine, just state and be clear.

Maybe a solution would a "banned section" so at the least the conversation can go on while the poster appeals to the admin.

I honestly have alot of faith in this site.

Daily Kos is wonderful but WAAAAY to bloated, here I already know most of the names and much to my suprise I have had some intelligent exchanges with HRC and Obama supporters.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:38PM | 0 recs
Re: If you mention any of the fav. diarists

"Bloated?"  It is like a friggin engine!  You just can't complain when that many people are buzzing.  It breaks news for me.  It has a bunch of people who are looking far and wide and posting when news breaks.  You can hate Obama and the posters.  Yet, it makes HuffingtonPost look like slow and old.  If this site had done their work they too would have that type of action.  Hillary would be thrilled.  If 50% of the votes, give or take, are for Hillary, why is this site 1% of the traffic at DailyKos?  B/c it is run for crap.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:44PM | 0 recs
Re: If you mention any of the fav. diarists

Your hearing me wrong!


Why?  Because it helps my party and my country.

It just sucks for me because I have a job.

The slowness of MYdd gives me the chance to pretend to do some work  :)

Daily Kos is a shining example of how much we have achieved,  MoveOn has proved that even some old institutions can stay fresh and keep promoting our party.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:47PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

Yet, the "Rev. Wright: The Magical Misery Tour!" diary lives on.

by mefck 2008-04-25 02:32PM | 0 recs
Let's not take sides

let's discuss how to turn this site into a thriving place.  do a little test.  spend 10 minutes watching the crawl on the new diary list.  then go to DialyKos and watch that list zip.  no person is hurting you...they are not even here.  you are hurting you.  start to post in a manner which retains.  stop deleting posts.  incite debate rather than bashing.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Let's not take sides

The main damage the site is doing is by letting itself become the echo chamber that the striking members (ALEGRE started the strike) were so against.

Now they [Alegre] are a product of their original silly protest/strike

(Which I have to tell you, as DKOS member was barely even noticed).

Also lets face it people, this site is in alot of trouble once June comes around.

Most members here could care less about solving issues important to Democrats.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Let's not take sides
Also lets face it people, this site is in alot of trouble once June comes around.

Most members here could care less about solving issues important to Democrats.

This is spot on. There has been little interest here on MyDD in the other races or Democratic issues. (Someone called this out recently and there were a few 'reactive' frontpage posts.) It's been all about Hillary and the horserace.

And the same FL/MI nonsense over and over...

by power of truth 2008-04-25 03:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Let's not take sides

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/4/16/2007 /96425


Then one time Linfar was accusing Hillarys loss to sexism.

I brought up how sexist it was that American contractors and soldiers were being raped in Iraq and had no recourse, and a media and country that doesn't care.

I said that was more important for women and I got trashed.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 03:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Let's not take sides

I didn't trash you, I don't think. I thought it was a very valid concern.

by linfar 2008-04-25 05:27PM | 0 recs
Somebody REC this already!

If you think we are having a valid discussion here, and don't want the admin to DELETE this again show your support by Recing it.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 02:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Somebody REC this already!

dream on.  that is the entire idea of censorship.  this could be a good tool to get input and re-tool by getting new and fresh ideas.  yet......we will have to read the same old same old and thus attrition.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 02:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Somebody REC this already!

Can't rec the admins took my power away...and I have no idea why

by hootie4170 2008-04-25 03:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Somebody REC this already!
sigh... me too!

I don't think you or I have Rec'd enough Alegre diaries. Or maybe we Rec'd too many Bob Johnson diaries? Or both?!?

by power of truth 2008-04-25 03:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Somebody REC this already!

Will someone give these guys their privledges back?

Take mine and give it to them,  I was only cautios and avoided the wreck list.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 03:37PM | 0 recs
Proof in the pudding

in the last hour 7 diaries have been posted.  this means few people are reading.  would you advertise here?  would you call this a "place to go?"  admin should get off their asses and work it.  they have the most dynamic election in 40 years.  the net is buzzing.  like sites are bursting.  they have the name recognition.  and this?  time for someone to get canned.  or at least delete my diary.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 03:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Proof in the pudding

Don't you think some of this right now has to do with the fact it is Friday night?

by linfar 2008-04-25 05:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Proof in the pudding

okay, it may have slowed down here but certainly not on other like sites.  this site has lost any pulse.  it is almost criminal.  such a great possibility and instead you have six people on message while the world exits stage left.  dumb

by SovSov 2008-04-25 07:35PM | 0 recs

someone else ruined this site?  if that is true, why has dailykos not been ruined?  i don't want to leave.  i want it to be better.  the most patriotic thing i can do is criticized b/c i want better.  open up your ears and mind.  this place is a ghost-town.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 03:14PM | 0 recs
Re: why has dailykos not been ruined??

Oh my good god.  That is funny, isn't it?


by Scotch 2008-04-25 08:29PM | 0 recs
a diary has to be pretty rancid

to be deleted here.  

PS.... the site is doing fine.  

by TeresaInPa 2008-04-25 03:14PM | 0 recs
Re: a diary has to be pretty rancid

fine....7 diaries an hour?  top rec'ed with so few comments?  this is a dynamic race and Hillary is the first woman in history to be so close.  her biggest site has the action of elderly bingo.  i want to see it bursting.  "fine?"  don't sell the candidate so fucking short!

by SovSov 2008-04-25 03:18PM | 0 recs
Re: a diary has to be pretty rancid

I don't know how deletion works, but I think this site is also fine.  Its audience and purpose is totally different from DKos.  It isn't trying to be like DKos.  I don't post at DKos any more because too many people jump on you if you say anything mildly positive about Hillary, her supporters, or her constituents (and I'm an ardent Obama supporter who thinks we need to be moving far left as a country).  

I come here for discussion (sometimes civil, sometimes not) and I go there to read about downticket races and other political news.

by ProgressiveDL 2008-04-25 03:50PM | 0 recs
Re: a diary has to be pretty rancid

Fair enough, I just hope that is the case after June 4th.

Also I must wonder will the Wreck List posters stick around after the concession?

Who knows, maye they will leave and this can be the site you just described, which would be lovely.

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 03:54PM | 0 recs
Re: a diary has to be pretty rancid

i just think this site, pro hillary or not, should be as dynamic as other sites.  you are not going to learn about hillary, in a positive way, at dailykos.  and b/c of the stagnation, you aren't going to learn about hillary from more than a couple people here.  and those couple of folks are rotting on the vine.  "new blood?" yet, there is no pull for people to be here.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 04:19PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

Speaking of people that were banned, haven't you posted under several different accounts, some of them banned?

by map 2008-04-25 03:16PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

i'm not trying to get banned so i'll remain mumm on that..i'm trying to better this site.  it will always be pro-hrc...just better.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 04:01PM | 0 recs
No Power

Can't rec or rate my powers were taken away, and i do not know why....

by hootie4170 2008-04-25 03:17PM | 0 recs
Re: No Power

don't bother rec'ing.  it would produce comments and introspection.  it may lead to a discussion where the narcissistic center has to hear from a million.  if they were at all interested in this site they would rec. this to the hilt and start bouncing ideas off one another.  I guess not.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 03:24PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?
I don't think any of my posts have been deleted, but I am unable to Rec diaries or Rate posts...

And whatever offense I may have committed pales in comparison to what some of the "unhinged" posters here are doing.

by power of truth 2008-04-25 03:25PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

A simple fact: alegre posts and immediately gets rec's from the mysto zone. Check her rec' v. people who post here....

Most Diaries get 6-15 comments...

I do agree that bluedoggy's racist diary still up demonstrates just about everything is cool...

on the oft chance that any of our hosts read this?

"Rev. Wright: The Magical Misery Tour!"...is in the spirit of our Party and MyDD?

by nogo war 2008-04-25 03:38PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

What is the Mysto zone?

Is that some type of offshore internet service for cloaking yourself.

One time, I just commented "I think you are a HRC paid employee, please tell you are not because I keep hearing you are"

No response from Alegre, just her surrogates who had me warned and post deleted.

So whats the deal, do they work for the Clintons or the DLC, Im not being snarky, I am really curious.  

by GeorgeP922 2008-04-25 03:52PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

this isn't about a diarist.  this is about creating a more dynamic sustained site.  i don't care who works for who.  i care about the flow.  so let's not say diddly about alegre.  if you want to talk about her go to her posts and discuss things.  not here.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 04:08PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

I used to think Bob Johnson worked for the Obama campaign. I just sort of gave it up as I didn't think anyone would have to pay for bob's particular brand of vitriol.

by linfar 2008-04-25 05:31PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

I don't think they do. I know I don't.

by linfar 2008-04-25 05:38PM | 0 recs
about dailykos

i once posted something with the name of a mydd diarist in my title and the admin's didn't delete the diary but took the name out and replaced it with "diarist."  they told me that since this person was still a member of dailykos, while still striking, they couldn't allow the use of their name.  now that type of watchdogging works.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 04:24PM | 0 recs
I still have TU powers

so I added my voice to the good of the diary.  I don't know how much longer I'll have TU status, but while I have it I will be fair with it, most of my 0's and 1's have been directed at republican trolls (like ilikebillnot).

by Student Guy 2008-04-25 04:55PM | 0 recs
Re: I still have TU powers

I think you are a fair poster and commenter SG. I hope that doesn't get you in trouble :)

by linfar 2008-04-25 05:32PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

I read through all the comments on this diary and I have been amazed how much both camps of supporters are hurting and reeling with a sense of being unfaired against. and I feel for the owners of the site as well. this just cannot be a picnic. I truly wish there was a way for us [both camps] to communicate better without all the ridicule and ill will. I have been called every name in the book by Obama supporters on this site and none of it is true. We just disagree. Anyway, I had no idea how you all felt. Truly.

by linfar 2008-04-25 05:37PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

I don't believe you.  After reading your cleverly disguised hit pieces for months your act in that post is pretty transparent.  

Especially since you posted this bullshit

I just sort of gave it up as I didn't think anyone would have to pay for [Bob Johnson's] particular brand of vitriol.

six minutes before you posted this bullshit.
I truly wish there was a way for us [both camps] to communicate better without all the ridicule and ill will.

by map 2008-04-25 06:17PM | 0 recs
Diarist deserves a kick in the butt...

...because I can't come any closer than that to slapping them "upside their head."

Where does the diarist get this information:

I know MyDD is losing traffic.

In fact, MyDD's nos. increased approx. 3 times greater than Daily Kos nos. did during the period between the first week of March and the middle of April. Source: Alexa.com.

DKos has about 5 times as many registered users as MyDD. But they're not seeking the same audience. Kos is much, much more commercialized than this place. And, this place definitely has better moderation than DKos, in terms of keeping a lid on the insanity.

Here, you won't see 11 diaries in one day on Randi Rhodes calling Clinton and Ferraro "fucking whores"--with the majority of those 11 diaries attempting, in various ways, to justify and support Rhodes comments.

A comment string like that attached to this diary wouldn't see the light of day at Kos.

And, some of the loudest complainers in the comment strings on this diary are some of the most vitriolic of Obama supporters, IMHO.

by bobswern 2008-04-25 07:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Diarist deserves a kick in the butt...

insted of posting, you should watch the traffic on each site.  on any given day, or time, it is zipping on dailykos and the rec. list doesn't have the same people dominating.  here you can have the same person each day.  sometimes one person will have three rec'ed at the same time.  if that isn't stagnation nothing is.  i'm not saying have the same content as dailykos.  i'm saying be as busy and dynamic and not just one person taking talking points from a campaign.  it just isn't rocket science...who wants to go to a site where you are all taking in each other's laundry.  and maybe five people.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 07:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Diarist deserves a kick in the butt...

I don't understand why you aren't at DailyKos, then.  It is such a paradise for you apparently, why would you ever leave?

Your analysis is ridiculous by the way.  DK has 160,000 registered.  Mydd has something like 40,000.  There is a lot to be said for a smaller blog.  I registered at DK at 36,000.  It was just getting past an obsession for Dean at the time but an interesting place.  Now, it is a piece of crap.  I don't care how speedy it is.  The rapid influx of people has ruined it.  

by Scotch 2008-04-25 07:53PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

Actually, it's not dying. You can look at this recent article comparing the decline in traffic among well know blogs.  Turns out blogs that are all Obama all the time, have had a significant drop in traffic within the past month.  Here is the article for your review.

http://allspinzone.com/wp/2008/04/01/can didate-war-impact-on-progressive-blogs/

Mydd has not lost traffic, but DailyKos has.  I have noticed DailyKos like tactics arriving here in the last week or so, where the Clinton diaries are spammed so much with nasty comments by Obama/Anti-Clinton supporters, no discussion can take place as to the real issue of the diary.  I suspect that the Administrators here are trying to keep mydd from going the way of DKos, and others.  DKos is feeling the pain, by the way as evidenced by Markos laughable amnesty on discontinuance of ratings.  Those he chose to slap around earlier and remove ratings abilities from are now supposedly welcome back and their ratings restored only with a threat.  It will be an extremely long time until the people spat upon by DK will go back there, and it is hilarious that he thinks this will do it. He's begging for business.  I'd like to see him down on his knees.

You can do your own research about the so called "death" of mydd, and find you have been fooling yourself. There are lots of places to go and find out the real truth. So sad, and so sorry.

by Scotch 2008-04-25 07:41PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

i posted at 4PM and it took over an hour for my post to sink to #10 for new diaries.  the top rec'ed pieces get few comments.  go watch daily kos.  you sink down in 10 minutes and many of the top rec'ed pieces on dailykos will have have more comments than all the rec's here times two.  be real and watch the traffic.  ask yourself, how is it that the same people are always rec'ed and sometimes one of those people can have 3 rec'ed at a time on mydd?  it is either a huge monolithic group or just 100 people doing a circle jerk.  it is pure stagnation.  don't get me wrong, i'm not arguing content or allegiance.  i'm talking about this site is choking itself to death.    

by SovSov 2008-04-25 07:49PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

the top rec'ed piece on this site has been up since 10 this morning and has 171 comments.  that is pure stagnation when you compare like sites.  if you think that is good traffic so be it.

by SovSov 2008-04-25 07:53PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

i read the [article] http://allspinzone.com/wp/2008/04/01/can didate-war-impact-on-progressive-blogs/.  daily kos has between 10 to 20 times more traffic than this site.  since both the candidates are no farther apart than 10%, if that, what does that tell you?  You have the same amount of backers for each candidate but one site is used 1000 to 2000 percent more than the other.  hmmmm either they are lucky or this site is run like shit.    

by SovSov 2008-04-25 08:00PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?
Then I have to ask you again, why are you here?  
If you are so in love with DK, then go there.  I believe that what irks you is that this site isn't an Obama sight.  I know the way to solve that dilema for you.
by Scotch 2008-04-25 08:06PM | 0 recs
Re: What is with the deleted diaries?

no, i come here to get other points of views.  i come here b/c maybe, just maybe, i can see a mass of intelligent people throwing ideas around.  i read the nytimes, christian monitor, WSJ, the economist, new yorker, and that damn pink paper.  i'm looking all over the place for news, date, ideas, etc.  i even watch fox...until i get sick.  1/2 the democrats are for Hillary.  and i'm a democrat.  are you getting any of this?  i'm telling the people who run this site to up their game and get dynamic, up their numbers and get the pro-hillary fur flying in more than three directions.  

by SovSov 2008-04-25 09:05PM | 0 recs


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