Happy New Year - Time For Changes
First, a Very Happy New Year to you all. 2012 has been a tumultuous year, so I hope 2013 will be marked by a new spirit of cooperation, as promised by our new mayor. We'll see...
Well, dear readers, it's time for some more housekeeping news.
GONE FROM FACEBOOK...
You recall that I've indicated I'm going to bail out of Facebook. Well, that has now been accomplished. I sliced that umbilical cord. My comments on Daily Pilot articles are gone and I won't be able to enter any in the future. I'll miss some of the details of friends lives, but circumstances forced this decision on me. Now we'll see what I'm going to do with all that extra time.
NEXT... CHANGES HERE
As part of that general housekeeping I'm also making some changes on the blog. Some of you will approve, others will not. I've thought a lot about this and think it's the way to go...
NO MORE NASTINESS
So, beginning immediately I will no longer accept comments with flat out gratuitous nastiness. If you make an otherwise important comment, but include an unnecessary nasty remark about someone the entire comment will be summarily rejected. I don't have the capability of "editing" any comment - it's a go or no-go situation. Unfortunately, I've permitted too many mean and nasty comments - from both sides of an issue - to appear on the blog. That stops now.
DON'T GO TOO FAR
Most of you, whether submitting comments via anonymous pen names or using your own name, have important ideas to contribute, but you sometimes let your passion on issues take you too far. For example, if you say so-and-so is an unemployed loser, while it might be true, that's unnecessary to the discussion. If you say a guy is stupid, that might pass muster. If you say he's stupid and fat, it won't. If you attempt to involve his family the comment won't make the cut. You get the idea...
MY RULES - I'LL TRY TO ENFORCE THEM FAIRLY
OFF WE GO...
So, new year, new rules, new civility, new enlightenment, better discussions... we'll see. I DO appreciate every comment that is submitted - even if it gets rejected out of hand. They all help me take the pulse of discussions on both sides of the issue. I MUCH prefer you to actually contribute a viewpoint instead of just flaming someone. Quite honestly, I'm just getting tired of reading all that stuff.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - HAVE A GREAT 2013
I leave you this morning with one of my favorite clips - and perfectly appropriate, too.
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