Thursday, January 19, 2006

The WaPoo Cries Uncle

What a bunch of wimps. WaPoo couldn't take the heat, so they decided to get out of the kitchen. Welcome to the blogosphere. We spend time that is not monetarily compensated to research what we post on, I guess that was a little too much work for their ombudsman. I have to take their word for the personal attacks (which I don't doubt occurred, but not in that great a number) but she has been caught several weeks running with her hand in the Republican cookie jar and since my parents and teachers expected me to tell the truth, I expect the same. I never got to send a letter though. - The Editors Talk About Site Policies, Design and Goals: "But there are things that we said we would not allow, including personal attacks, the use of profanity and hate speech. Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we've decided not to allow comments for the time being. It's a shame that it's come to this. Transparency and reasoned debate are crucial parts of the Web culture, and it's a disappointment to us that we have not been able to maintain a civil conversation, especially about issues that people feel strongly (and differently) about."
We have been called lefty moonbats in polite conversation and other things I won't repeat in not so polite conversations, welcome to the Jerry Springer world of blogging. I got called names on a conservative site that I respected, I mean they were not polite, accused me of wanting to punish little brown people (obviously not capable of reading my profile) and other things I couldn't believe. I still check in on the site, I just don't read the comments.

It would have sorted itself out after a while, or they could have done what the rest of us did and made it a little more difficult to post a comment. They just thought they were so right and weren't prepared for a reality check. Which is why I refer to them as the WaPoo, until they clean up their act.

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