Housekeeping 24 Hours in Slog Comments
posted by January 24 at 13:33 PMon
After I took the unusual step of deleting a comment by Slog troll Ecce Homo earlier today (it said, in part, that I needed to “get a dick” and “beg a strait [sic] boy to have sex with [me]”), commenters including Ecce accused me of censoring posts and said I needed to “grow a thicker skin.” So, since we at the Stranger celebrate free speech (while I would point out to those who haven’t read it in a while that nowhere does the Constitution say you have a legal right to say whatever you want on somebody else’s blog), I’m going to highlight a few of the comments that Slog’s loyal pack of haters have made in the last 24 hours. Did I mention that almost all the most abusive commenters hide behind fake names and falsified e-mail addresses?
Posted by that’s a good Southern white girl fo sho[I hadn’t seen the post but I’ve since deleted it for being off topic and racist.]
Anyone else amused that Erica deleted ecce’s comment about her needing a dick, but left this one alone?
Posted by R ECB,
I hope this is finally what gets you canned from the Stranger.
shame on you.
Posted by Gina kudos for being an absolute moron and check out jonathan kauffman’s feature in the weekly for the REAL story.
Posted by Grant get over your fucking self.
While all of these comments are rude, they don’t violate Slog’s extremely liberal comments policy, which states simply that “we remove comments that are off topic, threatening, or commercial in nature, and we do not allow sock-puppetry (impersonating someone else)óor any kind of puppetry, for that matter. We never censor comments based on ideology.”
What does violate our comments policy? Comments like these:
I could care less about her sexuality, but her smug moralistic bullshit annoys the hell out of me. Her suppressed sexuality is nothing more than a street sign that one can observe that directs you to the core problem. The problem is that she is consumed with her own moral superiority.
She needs some strait male attention, something I can never give.
Now can’t we get back to discussing why bicyclists are retards playing with childish toys who pitch temper tantrums when they don’t get their way? Something ECB is quite adept at demonstrating.
I think that ECB secretly likes the word [cunt], but doesn’t like to admit it because it would indicate a sexuality that she has long since burried [sic].
Dan needs more dicks in his mouth.
Since nobody else gets what you are trying to say here, Erica, let me be the one to say thank you for not reproducing.
These comments are off topic and don’t add anything to the conversation. If it was up to me, of course, I’d adopt a much stricter policy—no personal insults would be a start— because I think it would encourage readers who don’t want to wade into the comments slime now to participate. But I think it’s worthwhile to take a moment and appreciate (or lament) Slog’s comments policy, which guarantees that even the most worthless, cowardly, and abusive comments are given the chance to see the light of day.