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March 17, 2003

Admin Stuff

Hey all. I just got done making a minimalist discussion board at the http://mob.gnxp.com subdomain. Probably buggy, so email me at .com if you find something wacked. I decided to take a Spolskyian tack to enable maximum expressive ability and cut down on "bells & whistles." But I do record the IP addresses of anyone posting, so be warned trolls :)

In any case, the new discussion forum now has a link where "trackback" used to be. We discuss enough taboo topics that people don't want to be trackbacked to this blog, so it really hasn't been of much use. The comments are still great of course, but there will be a slight change. I'm a pretty liberal guy when it comes to expression, but from now on I'm going to just delete impolite messages. I know it's kind of priggish, but I don't want the comment board to become the usenet. Content & substance of any kind is still fine, but some things will need to be repackaged if you don't want them returned-to-sender. That doesn't mean I'm banning anyone-just letting people know where the limits are without giving warnings. If you want to make more normatively charged (that is a polite way for saying rude) statements, take it to the discussion board. I'm not going to police it too much aside from yanking out insane trolls & spam.

This is going to be important, because at some point I am going to reopen the "Jewish Question." Personally, I seem one of the less interested in this topic-but I want to tackle it simply because it always seems to degenerate and explode in a way none of the other ones have. If we can't have a reasonable discussion, I might just disable comments on all posts I deem "controversial." God I feel like a Nazi-pig, which would be OK if I had a leggy blonde awaiting me, but unfortunately not....

Posted by razib at 01:21 AM




Razib
"If we can't have a reasonable discussion, I might just disable comments on all posts I deem "controversial." God I feel like a Nazi-pig, which would be OK if I had a leggy blonde awaiting me, but unfortunately not...."

Well just tell that girl to get back to Imbler ASAP.

Posted by: -R at March 17, 2003 08:09 AM