Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I don't have many rules here, but.....

On my last post, I had to do something I rarely do here. I had to delete someone's comment.

To be quite frank, I rarely do it because I rarely need to. One, my blog is kind of a,shall we say, low traffic area. Among the people who post comments here, I have only one real regular, and her conduct on my blog has been beyond reproach. So has my occasional semi-regular (don't be a stranger, Ami). So, for the most part, have the non-regulars, which is the second reason I don't usually delete comments.

However, for clarification purposes, let me share the circumstances under which I will delete someone's comment:

1. It has content which I find offensive.

I'm a big boy. I can take almost any comment you can throw at me. The emphasis being "at me". Call me the foulest name imaginable , but any personal attacks on my family or girlfriend, even if you don't know their real names, is verboten. Same goes for any attacks of fellow posters that hit too far below the belt.

The other "too offensive" items would be advocating anything that would violate basic human decency. Advocating rape or child molestation, for example, or linking to any organization that does, is a good way to get banned from my blog.

So far no one has fallen under Category#1, no matter how they may disagree with me.

The same can't be said for:

2. It advertises or links to an advertisement for anything that doesn't involve comics, music, literature, or politics.

I use this "comics, music, literature, or politics" exception in the unlikely event that someone like Gail Simone or Tamora Pierce (the latter has actually commented here before) wishes to post a comment that includes a plug for a book or trade paperback of their work or someone's work they recommend. In which case, no problemo.

However, in the unlikely event that even Gail or Tamora were to post a link to someone selling Cialis (like the poster I recently deleted attempted to do), their post would be deleted like anyone else's.

So, everybody clear?

Good. Back in the pool!


At 8:35 PM , Blogger snell said...

Call me the foulest name imaginable...

Uhhh..."Person Who Came Up With the Idea for 'One More Day'"?

At 8:43 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

Coincidentally enough, I did once use a message board alias that included "Joe Q" in it.

At 6:16 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Spammed, were you? I once had written a heartfelt paen to Guy Gardner, and the first comment was some guy who said I had a great post, but it wasn't what he was looking for, and was I interested in buying stuff?

Needless to say, I blinked.

Oh, and I'll try not to swear.

At 2:19 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

"Spammed". Yeah, that's it. D'OH! I could have saved myself several sentences by just saying "No Spamming!"

You or anyone else can cuss up a blue streak if you want, Sal. Lord knows, I've dropped some f-bombs here from time to time, particularly if I'm writing about politics.

"Offensive" would be something like that joke McLame made about the woman and the gorilla this week.

Speaking of gorillas, how about "I'LL. KILL. YOU. GRODD!!" in FLASH this week? I've got a weird feeling, though, that Iris somehow pulls through.

At 5:47 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

I don't know quite what to think about the ending in the Flash. I guess that's why I'll be buying the next issue!

At 2:41 AM , Blogger Ami Angelwings said...

Sry! D:

I've been kinda distracted from the blogosphere lately :(

I'm still here tho! :D

*hugs* promise! :D

At 10:17 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

Nothing to be "Sry" about!

Just glad to hear from you.


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