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This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA. The opinions stated are personal opinions. Therefore, The BLOG author may or may not agree with them before making the decision to post them. Comments not conforming to BLOG rules are deleted. Blog authors serve as moderators. For new topics or suggestions, email jlscoob5@gmail.com

Friday, March 26, 2010

Opinion on blog moderation

Anonymously contributed:
I see someone complained that the term "fanboi" was insulting and you removed a post involving that term.

I was quite surprised to see that. Especially given snide comments from others about "best and brightest indeed" and another thread mentioning the term "hayseed".

Last time I checked, fanboi was merely a term for ardent enthusiast and not an insult.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fanboi

I'm not about to demand that someone using the term "hayseed" be purged either. I'm over 21 and not going to get my little feelings hurt. In fact, it made for a good tongue-in-cheek reply to that comment.

Naturally it is your blog and your rules. I've done my bit to help keep it alive, but have no interest in staying around if some people are allowed to make personal attacks and then go running to you for "moderation". Is the playing field even or not?

20 comments:

scooby said...

Thank you for your contribution.
I do my best but fail sometimes.
Please feel free to stick around. If you stop visiting, hopefully it is not because of moderation mistakes

Anonymous said...

The rules of the blog don't forbid insults nor snide comments, the rules forbid name calling. Fanboi is clearly name calling.

Read the rules of the blog more closely before you post next time. This blog doesn't need the support of somebody who isn't interested in abiding by the blog rules, or in this case just doesn't want to bother to read them.

This goes for you too, moderator. Why you kowtow to this guy is beyond me. I think you need to read and understand the rules. After all, you wrote them.

scooby said...

Hey 3/27 7:33AM!
I will read the rules a few hundred times so they stick in. My bad!

Anonymous said...

Alright, cyber bullies win.

Go ahead and make all the inferences you want. You are always right and anyone else clearly has not done their research, deserves snide comments, and if needed you can call up Scooby to censor anything you don't like using flimsy nuances of so-called rules that only apply to some here.

Change the title of this blog to "LLNL - 1 person's high and mighty opinion".

I'm outta here.

Anonymous said...

scooby,

Whatever you do, do not let this become the vituperative LANL blog, reborn. Limit LANL-related posts, and keep your distance, lest your fingers be burned.

scooby said...

Hey March 27, 2010 12:58 PM!
Good bye! Dont let the d....

Anonymous said...

Scooby takes a lot of time off, doesn't he? No chance of a rela-time post-and-reply blog here. Too bad. I guess CA is just really laid-back - about to be laid-off? Any way, no fun.

Anonymous said...

A little common sense goes a long way. Instead of whining over a bad post, be thankful it wasnt printed, and try again with something more relevant to the subject.

Good job scooby, keep up the great blog.

scooby said...

Thank you 11:48PM!

scooby said...

Hey 8:48PM!
Time off from what? Got a job, family and other obligations like everyone else.
What do you recommend for this BLOG to be "real-time"?

Anonymous said...

I think that this blog should be moderated in a way that only allows posts with cheery and uplifting thoughts.

That way, every thing that has happened to help destroy the NNSA labs can be quickly forgotten.

Anonymous said...

"I think that this blog should be moderated in a way that only allows posts with cheery and uplifting thoughts."-- this has to be a California post. That why that state and the country is in such bad shape. Lackadaisical attitudes and no wish to face reality. It's all so good, lets just forgive and forget. NEVER !

Anonymous said...

April 1, 2010 5:25 PM

You missed the point of the March 31, 2010 7:32 PM post. Here in California we read the entire post before we comment. You New Mexicans seem to think you have special mental powers that allow you to read a sentence or two and divine the rest. Must be the area 51 influence.

Anonymous said...

I think timely approval of posts is essential if blog posters are to be able to reply to posts in a time frame that makes sense and keeps the conversation going. If not, this blog thus becomes just a time-stamped sequential record that is not a useful tool for discussion.

I think an owner of a blog like this one has a responsibility to take a few minutes several times a day to approve posts. How long does it take to review posts to determine suitability and adherence to rules?

scooby said...

How about if you volunteer to be a co-moderator? That way, you can feel free to spend more time making this BLOG real-time?
I have spent time daily since December 10th 2007 trying to keep it alive.
If you think this BLOG is not useful, please don't let the door hit ......

Anonymous said...

April 2, 2010 9:04 PM

Amen. It's easy to stand on the sidelines and throw spitballs. Different story if you are running the blog.

Anonymous said...

"If you think this BLOG is not useful, please don't let the door hit ......"

April 2, 2010 9:04 PM

I see you took your blog moderator training from Doug Roberts.

scooby said...

Dont know who Doug Roberts. My BLOG moderator training was purely OJT.
and I mean it when I say: Dont let the d....

Neko said...

Geez - Looks like need to spend more time here.

Anonymous said...

Is it a coincidence that the two most recent posts involve incomplete sentences? Any attempts at obfuscation here?

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