Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Note to Spencerblog Posters

For too long, in the spirit of free expression, Spencerblog has permitted some of the most juvenile, insulting and asinine comments to be published on this blog.

No longer.

Frequent posters will notice that many recent comments have already been removed. More to go.

From now on, all comments will now be monitored for civility and being on topic.

The Management.

15 Comments:

Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Come on Gil! You don't have the time to be a full time babysitter! You threw this threat out there before, it lasted a week and things went back to it's regular, insult-laden standards. Yes, I agree with the notion and the need to clean things up, but I don't see this lasting!

Does comment moderation now give us posters "batting averages"? I'd love to keep track of who's posts are deleted and etc.

August 26, 2008 at 8:54 AM 
Anonymous Johnny Vegas said...

It's bettin' time, folks! Here's your Spencerblog odds:

13-1: bob will shed a tear as future potential archive gems of randal, scott, steve and jonas are eliminated

10-1: franny ward's beer cooler is found

8-1: steve mcdonald breaks out of his shell and tests spencerblog to the limits of good taste through posts and questionable blogger id pictures

7-1: carter scott shields is able to post without invoking a gay reference

6-1: david diano takes the time to check the wikipedia article before cutting and pasting into his posts - some articles are laden with vulgarity due to pranksters

5-1: spencerblog deletes any jonas posts that brag about his qualifications and accomplishments. spencerblog community celebrates

3-2: posts by randal become a thing of the past on spencerblog due to their inability to pass through comment moderation without detection of offensive material

1-2: realizing the actual work involved in keeping, maintaining and censoring a blog, gil spencer, longing for the days of op-eds 3-4 days a week and nothing further, deletes spencerblog, much to the disapproval of the herron's nest

August 26, 2008 at 10:07 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Too much oversight and control.
You’re not a hands-on enough of an Admin to approve postings quickly to keep the place flowing, G. Can we expect hours and days to pass between composition, approval and posting, as you disappear sometimes days at a time?
You're gonna kill your blog.

I often suspected this was just what Dishonest Dave Diano had in mind by always posting his abrasive and offensive crap here. Looks like he won.

It was fun while it lasted.

August 26, 2008 at 10:13 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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August 26, 2008 at 10:44 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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August 26, 2008 at 10:45 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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August 26, 2008 at 10:48 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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August 26, 2008 at 10:50 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Steve,

Spencerblog will not be a full-time babysitter. It will be a part-time babysitter.

Posters will have to wait, sometimes hours, maybe even days, to see the fruits of their labor in print.

Sorry. That's the way it's going to be for now.

August 26, 2008 at 11:19 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

diano, I disagree withwhatever you're posting as I haven't read whatever it is yet.


Timecheck - 12:23pm, August 26, 2008.

August 26, 2008 at 12:23 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

I've opened up my useless blog to those who want to speak openly. It's in my ID, leave your PC ambitions at the door.

August 26, 2008 at 12:50 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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August 26, 2008 at 1:03 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

And Randal blames this on Dave?
"Earth to Randal. Come in Randal"

August 26, 2008 at 1:06 PM 
Anonymous r said...

I can't post to your board, S. It doesn't give just a Name or Anon option.

August 26, 2008 at 2:04 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

sorry randal, I believe I fixed it. Welcome aboard.

August 26, 2008 at 2:22 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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August 26, 2008 at 2:51 PM 

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