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Sunday, March 31, 2013

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OK folks, assuming Scooby lets this post stand, here's the issue:

Scooby says his rules are:
Stay on topic!
No foul or Inflammatory language!
No name calling!

That's it. After long experience reading (and occasionally posting on) this blog, I'd say that 90% of the posts that violate Scooby's rules stay posted, and 90% of the posts he deletes do not violate his rules.

This arbitrary behavior suggests a couple of issues: 1) Scooby doesn't really give a rat's ass about this blog and is just muddling through for whatever reason; or 2) Scooby gets motivated by complaints about egregious posts, or gets pissed about complaints that he doesn't moderate the blog; or 3) he is unable to focus application of his "rules" and just deletes, when he gets pissed or just feels like it, whatever posts he doesn't like the tone or subject of, regardless of the rules.

I would submit that a clear, and clearly applied, set of blog rules that tightens up the slop in the existing rules, if they were applied consistently and daily, would go a long way towards "moderation" of he blog, which in its classic sense would shut the blog down. Thoughts?
March 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
“Scooby doesn't really give a rat's ass about this blog and is just muddling through for whatever reason;…”

Well, whatever his reasons, imo the large majority of comments on this blog are either extraneous to the subject, absolute b.s. or redundant from earlier post/comments.

Despite my continued hope for a relevant/interesting blog, Scooby might just as well shut it down & let the whiners create their own – I think he’s made that suggestion a few times over the years.

Rather than a national laboratory, most comments on this blog make LLNL sound more like a public sector union – steeped in mediocrity.
March 31, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
March 31, 2013 at 6:53 AM

I wonder when you fool who idolize the national labs are going to realize the people who work at these facilities are nothing special. They are just a number on a computer printout which can be illuminated at any time dictated by the budget. So if you think this blog is going to be a place where you’re going converse about great accomplishments, new avenues to pursue or boast about how great thou are you’re visiting the wrong URL. There is no such place. I'd much rather have this blog where people can vent than to have them come to work doing unthinkable things. This blog is also a good place for ULM to come visit once and a while to find out what the masses think of them.

Scooby doing a great job. I have no doubt this post will be erased as well as all those before me but intil, facts are facts, have a great dad.
March 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
March 31, 2013 at 6:53 AM

I wonder when you fool who idolize the national labs are going to realize the people who work at these facilities are nothing special. They are just a number on a computer printout which can be illuminated at any time dictated by the budget. So if you think this blog is going to be a place where you’re going converse about great accomplishments, new avenues to pursue or boast about how great thou are you’re visiting the wrong URL. There is no such place. I'd much rather have this blog where people can vent than to have them come to work doing unthinkable things. This blog is also a good place for ULM to come visit once and a while to find out what the masses think of them.

Scooby doing a great job. I have no doubt this post will be erased as well as all those before me but intil, facts are facts, have a great dad.
March 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Scooby is not only doing a great job, but also a community service to the lab population. Do you see any word getting out that's not heavily massaged?

The purpose of any meaningful "exchange blog" isn't to be a mutual admiration society, but speak the words that would otherwise go unsaid. This is what starts the discussion.

Sometimes discussions will include saying the "Emperor has no clothes". If a certain group or person really screws up, its not baiting or hating to say so.
March 31, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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10 comments:

scooby said...

I welcome opinions favorable or not.
Remember this is not a professional BLOG, as I do not have the talent, the time and the energy to make it look like one.
SInce the inception of this BLOG in 2007, I always maintained that if:
1) you can do better at making the BLOG more to your liking or
2) you simply want to help as a co-moderator
step up;
if you are here to make wishes and whine, feel free not to visit anymore and dont let the door hit you in...
Scooby


Anonymous said...

I've posted a lot to this blog, and never been edited.

If anything the blog could do with a much heavier editing hand.

Thanks for all you do (unpaid!) running the blog Scooby. We appreciate it!

Some excellent analysis comes up on this blog which provides a critical counter-point to the party line/spin being thrown out by the LLC and Parney.

There are one or two very predictable and repetitive trolls, but besides that it's great.

Anonymous said...


The blog has some good information, some fun speculations. It gets off topic somewhat in terms of politics however the labs are tied to politics in many ways so the whole conservative vs liberal debate is not completely off topics, although the labs place in these two views is very complex not simply black and white.
Hey some of the trolls are kind of funny as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do (unpaid!) running the blog Scooby. We appreciate it!


Yes. Thank you, Scooby.

For those who don't like it, you can either 1) stop reading the blog, or 2) start your own blog.

As a whole, I find the blog posts to be a mixture of informative, entertaining, and stupid. I have no trouble skipping the stupid and focusing on the posts that are of interest to me.

Anonymous said...

I vote a vote of confidence for the blogmaster. Thank you. And Happy Easter.

Anonymous said...

Rather than a national laboratory, most comments on this blog make LLNL sound more like a public sector union – steeped in mediocrity.
March 31, 2013 at 6:53 AM

And your point would be?

(Sorry, have to swing at a bad pitch!)

Anonymous said...

It is what it is, both this blog and the labs.

Deal with it or go somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Right, because proposing ways to make it better, both this blog and the labs, would be just foolish.

scooby said...

Thanks for all the comments favorable or not!

Anonymous said...

Good job "Scooby Do"!

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