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The first rating doesn't get displayed (you see (none, 1) which means, being interpreted: no display, one rating). This has to do with Scoop calculating mojo only from the second rating on to avoid isolated troll ratings having too much influence. Unfortunately, it can't be modified.

However, if you click on the (none, 1) you will be able to see that your 4 has indeed been registered.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 10:22:18 AM EST
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I was so hoping my diary would turn into a forum about ratings on EuroTrib!

But what the heck! Let's all be rude, each in his or her own way, and see how much fun we have!

(I only posted on European Tribune out of admiration for Jerome, and the rest of it is just a sad joke.)

by Jacob Freeze on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 10:24:28 AM EST
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In what way is it rude, Jacob? Frank is a fairly recent user who had a question he put -- after writing a substantial comment. It's not rude to give him a fair response, it's courteous.

The thread isn't being hijacked. <end>

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 10:29:45 AM EST
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Thanks guys, I'm still figuring out how this site works, and tend to give 4s to substantial comments even if I don't agree with them.  When I saw nothing happening I thought my rating privileges might have been suspended for some reason.

Jacob - I did read your diary and concluded that the military argument for the installation of anti-ballistic missiles and X-band radar in Poland and the Czech Republic was not convincingly demonstrated.  However I am not an expert on military matters and so I will leave that discussion to others.  

I did however think that the very public nature of the spat and the way it was being escalated in the political sphere might have a political logic to it, and it was on that aspect I chose to comment.

I'm afraid your privilege of being able to publish a diary here and take part in the discussion does not extend to having the right to control the direction the discussion might take.  You are privileged that others seek to read and respond at all.  Next time the might not bother.

I do hope you are not employed as a disarmament negotiator as your negotiation skills might need some updating.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 11:12:41 AM EST
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