The issue of blog ownership and freedom of speech has become an issue in our comunity once again. I want to point out that blogs are a propritery property and as such have different issues. The owner of the blog has the full right and responsability to establish the decorum or lack of in some cases.
This is an issue that every blog owner with any level of traffic deals with. The best and wisest policy I have yet to see was that of Richard Poe. The wisdom of Richard Poe was that one should judge the intent and history before making a move to ban a poster. Thus there were times as a Rudy Republican I could differ with Mr Poe on several issues. Yet as those differences were always presented with a reverence for a brilliant writer it never ever became an issue.
Great writers like Dr Yeagley and Rocco Dipippo also have my hesitancy to censor. We love the First Amendment as it is our stock and trade. Yet there are limits and decorum issues in any are. Dr Yeagley preffer his non-Native American areas to be educational. Thus I will be linking some future interviews and select posts from this site to the Jewish forum. Dr Yeagley has his expectations and it is up to me to live up to it.
I want to stress that spam and vulgarity are issues. My initial banning of John Brown was based on spam. I wanted to ban him for the Klanwatch section and the infamous spoof article of Warren. However, the spam and repeated vulgarity were issues enough to warrant a ban. I might have relented with decent behavior but stealing avatars and the spoof blog have ensured that Brown's ban remains permanent.
Similarly Janice is a spammer who is either very young or retarded. Someone out there is bound to point out the two are not mutually exclusive. I do publish her posts but I will not allow her to deposit a string of pointless idiocy like she did at MZ's site. She did not make a single point other than to show she is retarded. It is not politically correct to laugh at retarded people, but Janice's attendants should have kept the idiocy under wraps.
Gert also has a lifetime ban as this blog does not allow criminal behavior. His idiotic obsession with my genetalia is just creepy. Gertrude likes to post under the alias of Beakerpoop. When he posts under his own name he does a crude impersination of an anti Semitic version of Dr Smith. Unlike a more talented troll Ducky or Weazie he cries and we do not like efeminate trolls. Any retaliation from the Editrix, Jeff Bargholtz and Mr Beamish who were cowardly slammed by Gertrude is deemed appropriate.
The Duck knows that I will put up with alot of crap. He knows not to repeat himself or spam the boards. He does say some odious an anti- American as well as anti-semitic things. However, we know as a Marxist he is not all there. Normal people do not watch Blue Velvet or Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and look for Marist messages in them. Normal people also are not advocates for treason, sedition and class genocide. Paraphrasing Jerry Jones " How about them emaciated peasants starved to death on purpose". Weazie also is well aware of the limits and almost all his material is posted uncensored.
In short we do not have problems with people who disagree post away but do not clutter the board and do not repeat yourself. You can get away with non-criminal personal attacks against the host ala Weazie, but I will not put up with it against a poster.
Lastly, I want to post about Greg who was asked to leave. The issue was maturity, content and above all being a drama queen. The notion that MZ or myself who are fairly tolerant of dissent would ask you to go has zero to do with your views. If one wants to dissent there are ways to do it without being a drama queen. Make your point stick to it back it up if you can. The reason Greg was asked to leave but not banned was because of his propensity towards childish behavior.
Remember we own our blogs and have the duty to set our standards as we deem fit.
Mr Beamish in 08, 12 and in 16 on Mt Rushmore.