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October 4, 2005

deleting comments

So I just deleted my first set of comments. I don't mean comment-spam, but genuine response comments that said things I didn't like. The comments were in some of the Katrina posts and they were from a single right wing moron who was intent upon using my bandwidth to spew at me and mine.

I deleted some posts and also left some of the idiot's comments up, triaging on the logic that while I can eliminate hate speech in good faith, I should let bad ideas fend for themselves. I don't see a point in subsidizing (even at micro-cost) right wing racism, but I also don't want to sanitize anything.

So basically, what I'm saying is that I'll be arbitraily deleting comments at my discretion. I don't want that to be a disincentive to posting, but thems are the rules of the house. Unless you intend to curse me out or wax racist you shouldn't have much to worry about. Down the line, I may decide to keep all comments but my pool is still to small and the chemical mix is still too new to let anyone piss in it.

As Drudge says: Evolving....

Posted by ebogjonson in ebog housekeeping, on October 4, 2005 5:25 PM