Monday, April 09, 2007

Comment policy

Rabett Run has adopted Kevin Drum's policy

If I or my bunnies get sufficiently annoyed with you, we will delete your comments. If you don't like it, tough.
If you piss Ms. Rabett off, hide. If you are selling something we won't buy and we will trash your comment. Irrevocably.

OTOH, we intend to maintain our open door even to Czech trash if they behave themselves.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what inspired that?

Was it a comment from that famous Czech singer "String"? ("Bring on the Fight", "Don't calculate so close to me", "Message in a 10-D bottle" etc)

Anonymous said...

Don't the anonymice get a vote on this issue? We've been good little mices.

Mus musculus anonymouse

Anonymous said...

Well, there was that one little "incident" a while back when somemouse called somebody an "idiot".

But I think we pretty much resolved amongst ourselves (all 3 of us) to control our emotions (and our mouse finger) in the future (or at least to use coded insults) and, I am happy to report that there has not been an outbreak of that type since.

EliRabett said...

There was a NY Times article yesterday "A call for manners in the world of nasty blogs" and it kind of exploded. Kevin Drum had, as I said about the simplest and clearest line, but it got taken apart by John Scalzi, Luis Villa, and in detail by Tristan Louis. The upshot is that the media (papers, tv, etc.) are unhappy that they are not controlling commentary anymore, and continually call for a bloggers code of ethics and panels thereon.

Eli is very happy about what is developing here, and other than a few ads has not had to chop out much nasty nuttery.

The mice pretty much deserve the run of the place, we are happy to nibble on carrot cake with them especially if they bring it. The thing with the malodious Czech is the usual niggle, niggle shove. Pay it no mind.

Anonymous said...

I think what they are most unhappy about is that people on blogs are pointing out the bias, dishonesty (and yes nuttiness) of the newspapers' own commentary/editorials.

It used to be that a journalist/columnist could get away with printing half-truths and outright lies on the pages of the NY Time, Washington Post and elsewhere as long as their piece was in line with the views of their editors.

There was no possibility for challenge, since even the letters to the editor are censored.

Now these journalists/columnists find themselves immediately called to the mat on their BS and they don't like it. They whine and complain like a bunch of two year olds. "Play fair. Liar's now a nice name. You can't say that. It's hurtful."

Anonymous said...

Mr. O’Reilly said the guidelines were not about censorship. “That is one of the mistakes a lot of people make — believing that uncensored speech is the most free, when in fact, managed civil dialogue is actually the freer speech,” he said. “Free speech is enhanced by civility.”

That sounds like NewSpeak: "War is peace", "Lies are truth", etc.

Who decides what is civil and what is not, by the way?

Hank Roberts said...

> Who decides what is civil ...

If it's not criminal, it's civil. Simple matter of jurisdiction.

Anonymous said...

"Managed civil dialogue is the freer speech"

And "managed cattle are the freer cattle."

Anonymous said...

And "managed health care is the freer health care"?

Anonymous said...

pielke speak: everybody does it, so it doesn't really matter.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Vranes, industry consultant.

http://www.point380.com/staff.html

This might explain his constant attention-seeking posts. Needs to make a name for himself to draw in clients.

CapitalistImperialistPig said...

This particular bit of (1/8) Czech trash will try to be on his best behavior.

EliRabett said...

You sir, are Czech Pilsner, maybe Budvar.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight.

Is this Eli's blog policy? --

"Czech your trash at the door"

Brian said...

I think Kevin got it right even more succinctly with the blogger code of conduct: "Spare me."