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2 points by RiderOfGiraffes 2396 days ago | hide | past | web | 1 comment | favorite
I'm seeing a trend, and I just wanted to highlight something.

The person who submits an item is not always the author of that item.

More and more I'm seeing comments addressed to the submitter, but actually clearly intended for the author. For example:

* http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2387150

Here I get the distinct feeling that the comment is really intended for the author, but it also seems to be addressed to me.

This is only one instance of what feels like many, so it's not really a criticism, but it does feel like the commenter just hasn't paid attention.

Does anyone else feel the same way? Or am I just wrong?

I feel the same way, and I agree that it probably comes from intellectual laziness-- people just not bothering to pay appropriate attention.

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