Labels: American Extremists
posted by Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy at 12:40 AM
OT:The "fallback" comment site is now up, more or less. I'll be adding entries for every Glenn Greenwald post at the Guardian from now on, each one marked "Terra Nullius" followed by the corresponding time stamp. Commenters at CIF can submit posts that have been unfairly removed, or simply to mirror their all their CIF posts there in case of future deletion. If you're seized with the strange urge to post on-topic there, instead of at CIF, that's perfectly okay too.Now I just need to let the Glenn Greenwald commenters know about it somehow. (Any help from your quarter would be greatly appreciated.)
The link is broken.Also, I really don't know the nature and scope of your concerns about the Guardian comments. Could you provide a brief description of what patterns and tacit policies you're seeing?
Argh. Here's the correct link.I'm not a regular commenter, so I've not been directly affected. However, what I'm seeing and hearing there seems alarmingly like what I imagine the situation at Hullabaloo would have looked like from the outside, as it were, as things were heading south there. The final straw for me was seeing "comment removed" notices for regular posters whom I had never seen engaging in abuse at Salon, some early enough in the thread that its not conceivable that the deleted post could even have been a response to another commenter.It's precisely because it's so difficult to get a clear picture of what happening, apart from the fact that it seems to be pretty ghastly, that I think it necessary to find out exactly what the Guardian is up to. If they're using the Digby/Atkins tactic of pulling just the most persuasive comments on one side of a debate while leaving the weaker ones up to serve as a kind of Colmes to the favored side's Hannity, then that needs to shown up.
Sorry, I'm not seeing why I should prioritize a personal involvement in promoting/investigating this.My comments about Digby's policy (such as it is) were prompted by disappearance--without notice--of any comment I made at her site and also of any link to my site posted there by others.If you've got a substantive grievance about the Guardian's commenting policy, I don't object to you posting the occasional link here in my comments.
Not that I ever spent much time around Diggles, but I do fondly recall somebody there ranting about her Tea Party relatives and culminating the rant by complaining that one of them slurped their soup too loud.
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