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May 16, 2006

Blogging Pet Peeves. . .

I've said it before. . . So, why rehash it? Just that the same ol' same ol' peeves have been bugging me again. . .


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One of the main reasons I blog is to print it for my scrapbook journal. I have no problem editing, changing, fussing to my heart's content. I enjoy my readers, but it is my blog.

I allow comments with differing opinions, but I may close them after I have the last say. It is my blog.

The only thing that would bother me is if people misquote me or change my name or my comment on their blog. They can delete all they like. It is their blog.

Posted by: Carol at May 16, 2006 07:51 AM

LOL, now that I think about it, I don't think I ever closed the comments for that reason! (but I wouldn't mind!) In order to prevent wasting 20 minutes a day deleting spam, I started closing comments after a post was up for about five days. I wish I didn't have to.

Posted by: Carol at May 16, 2006 08:29 AM

I have deleted comment(s) exactly one time because a spammed comment came through- strange, since I have word verification- that offered something quite perverse....you get the picture.

But I'm with you on the whole I'm-gonna-delete-anything-that-disagrees-with-me thing. Differing opinions (hopefully) make us think. I may not change my mind ultimately, but that's a different subject altogether:)

Posted by: Sherri W at May 17, 2006 12:31 PM

I don't mind the working on it until it's "just right" that you've mentioned, Carol. Or even deleting/editing out ugly words from legitimate posters. Refining a few words or grammar.

What *really* bothers me is when someone posts something. Someone else comments. And then the blog owner deleted the comments and rewords the original post. My original "pet peeves" post was a result of that happening twice in one week. (Btw, both are prominent bloggers--I don't know whether they make a habit of that, but that's why I won't link them even if they are in my "niche", and why I rarely visit them. . . Just too. . . Unreliable?)

Now, editing thoughts and pointing out what has changed--I think that is totally above board. Writing an addendum? Even totally deleting a post because one's view or understanding has shifted--I totally get that. Deleting posts because of having second thoughts or worries? Fine. I've even deleted a post when the person quoted e-mailed me and, even though what was quoted was posted online, he wished that it would remain more "private."

Last week, I had an exchange with a blogger that resulted in all my comments being deleted. (And, while I was disagreeing--I was disagreeing with an overarching point, not the blogger himself.) And then the blogger went and changed his comments so he didn't look quite so. . . whatever. . . This same blogger has gone back to edit posts several times to make himself "look" better with the points he is making.

That bothers me. That's shutting down the exchange of ideas, and is not being honest about the development of one's own thoughts, or being willing to acknowledge the growth that comes from a give-and-take conversation. Not being transparent within one's online community.

Anyway. . . That's why I was peevish and posted.

Note to all lurkers: Feel free to post here at TulipGirl! Look through the archives, and you'll see opinions of all stripes are freely posted here. I reserve the right to edit posts that use ugly words or make personal attacks on my family. Comments must all be manually approved, as that is how my spam filter works. That may take several hours. If your comment doesn't show up, try again. Once in a while, I unintentionally delete comments instead of spam. *blush*

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 17, 2006 07:37 PM

Wow - closing comments after a few days to avoid spam. *THAT* is such a good idea and I don't know why it never occured to me before. I've been seriously thinking about deleting a couple of my past posts that get constantly bombarded by spammers - now, all I have to do is shut the comments off.

Brilliant. I know, I'm a bit slow sometimes...

Posted by: Megan at May 17, 2006 11:52 PM

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