I’ve been thinking lately, for no particular reason, about censorship and what role it should play in blogging–particularly within this blog.
As a general rule, personal attacks were not allowed on Six Mile Village. In addition to that, I have always felt that if a comment is not interesting or if nobody could possibly ever want to read it, then it shouldn’t be allowed either. But the truth is, it’s a pretty biased judgment call to use that test. Some people like reading crap.
Maybe it’s time to propose a new rule: If you write crap, your crap had better be funny, or thoughtful, or something. It shouldn’t be just a list of epithets. As always, no profanity, no pornography, no threats.
Of course your crap would be moderated…
I’m not trying to lay down the law here. I’m just opening it up for discussion. I really want to know what you think, Greg. I know that there were problems about this issue in the old Six Mile Village. If you want, we can go back to normal, and I won’t egg on commenters who break the rules even though they ended with a smiley face.