Referring to this statement of policy, "Anonymous said...
Respectfully disagree, Dutchman6!To paraphrase Plucky Duck, "No! Stop! Not my turn to write the blog! Your turn to write the blog! Not my turn to screen the comments! Your turn to screen the comments!"If I see an article that I think you need to see, I'm gonna post the link in a comment. Period. Because it's the quickest most convenient way for me to get it to your eyes and potentially the eyes of the other SSI readers at my disposal. If you want to dump it, that's your decision. Your blog, your rules. If screening comments is becoming too much of a time eater, and I can see where it could, bring in a screener.
To which I replied:
Then they will keep getting deleted. Period. If you want to get me to look at something, send it in an email. There is no difference to you in time, there is plenty difference to me. And advice to "get a screener" is worse than useless. You think that hasn't occurred to me? But with that position comes keys to the kingdom -- passwords, access, trust that their judgment is as informed as mine and reflects my own intentions. People who meet that standard can be counted on one hand and they are all busy as hell themselves. It's like people who tell me, "you should do this," or, "you should do that," without volunteering to make it happen or contributing anything to their bright idea. I may wish in one hand and shit in the other but my Grandpa Vanderboegh long ago told me which fills up first. Again, if you want to send a link, send it email where I can at least see who it's coming from. Otherwise, it's deleted. Period. And all you're doing otherwise is adding to my workload. Thanks for all the help.