I typically would not bother doing this, but I feel it is only fair to provide a forum on my own account for those seeking to respond.
I have made several comments concerning hate speech on Sally Swift’s post, Gun Violence in Phila Movie, Shut Up Or I’ll Shoot You specifically directed at two other commenters in that thread.
If they or their supporters wish to reply here, on my own account, they can do so on this post. My other posts all have comments closed because I am no longer a constant presence here and have no desire to moderate comments on a continuing basis.
So, if anyone wants to have a go at me for what I said, here’s a place to do it. If you libel another member or post someone's personal information, I'll delete your comment. Otherwise, no deleting.
Comments are and remain open. I reserve the right to reply or not as I see fit. If you don’t like those rules, don’t bother leaving a comment.
Well, apparently KitD doesn't like to be called chickenshit for closing comments. She posted the following update on her "Circumstantial Evidence" post (which STILL has comments closed) which I've taken the liberty to screen-shot and post here.
Now, before you look, go WAY BACK UP in the content of THIS post and read where I said:
My other posts all have comments closed because I am no longer a constant presence here and have no desire to moderate comments on a continuing basis.
Yep - I closed comments on those older posts because I'm rarely here anymore and don't want to be bothered moderating for spam and stuff.
So, here's Kit's defense:
I guess someone needs reading comprehension skills.
One last thing, Kit - there's a HUGE difference between closing comments because you're gone, and closing comments because you don't want to deal with dissenting opinions. Seeing as how you're so brilliant and all, I figgered you already knew that.
Shucks, I guess I was wrong.
Just for grins, I came back and checked out the stats for both trudie jackson and Fusun. Funny that Fusun went quiet near the end of August - no comments, no ratings going on. trudie went quiet too on the comment front, but it still racking up the rates. And neither one has a new post up.
Now, that may be due to the situation here at Open Salon; lord knows, it is hit or miss as to whether you can post/comment/sign in or not. Maybe trudie decided that rating was way more fun than posting or commenting; maybe Fusun has decided to give up on OS.
But considering the frequency that Fusun used to post, and considering the veracity that trudie exhibited in her "I Am Not A Puppet" post (not the title, just my take on it), it looks kinda funny to me.
Well, this is probably the last update for this post. I will leave comments open anyway, just in case anyone feels a burning desire to say something to me regardless of the subject.
But I had to make one last check on the activity of good ole' trudie jackson and Fusun - they both quit posting and commenting here within days of each other in August 2012. Which in and of itself is really not evidence of anything at all.
Thanks much - I sincerely hope I never feel a need to do this again. But if you remaining folks really want this site to shine, you'd best get about the business of policing it yourselves because when you allow fraud and hate speech to proliferate, you lend a measure of acceptability to it - and a site that supposedly exists for the purpose of creativity cannot survive when it is saturated with fraud and hate.