Saturday, January 02, 2016
First New Year's resolution: I'm done with trolls
Usually they just write obscene or hateful things about me -- like my feelings are going to be hurt because of what some moron says. Occasionally they go after you and I have every faith that you're smart enough not to take any of it personally. It doesn't take a genius to realize these are sad pathetic souls.
But when they start writing hateful stupid things about Wayne Rogers it's time to draw the line. So for the present I am instituting a new comments policy. I will be moderating all comments before publishing them. I'm done with the trolls.
I still want to strongly encourage everybody to comment. I check the blog quite frequently throughout the day so there will be a very brief lag time between when you comment and when it appears. This will also eliminate spam.
One of the joys of doing this blog is receiving your feedback. Often the comments are better than the posts. Just yesterday I laughed out loud at one. By reader Michael commenting on Bob Eubanks & Stephanie Edwards retiring from hosting the Rose Parade. Michael posted:
Ken's favorite Rose Parade commentators, Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards, are retiring after this year, saying they want to concentrate on other things. And I'm thinking, you work one day a year!
I can't tell you guys how many times I've read one of your comments and thought, "Damn! I wish I had written that!"
So thank you and please keep the cyber cards & letters coming in.
This will mean a little extra work and monitoring for me and patience from you, but I think under the circumstances it's worth it. I fully encourage free expression (even criticism and opposing views) but I don't want my readers to be subjected to disrespectful obscene content meant only to antagonize and annoy. Who needs that shit?
So again, thanks for your understanding. I hope to hear from you soon. Unless you're an asshole.