Tuesday, February 19, 2008

those crazy commenters are at it everywhere

The New York Times had to put up a notice:

A Reminder About Comments

By Kate Phillips

Dear Caucus Readers:

Passions are hot; tensions are high. We’re facing yet another series of extremely competitive contests in the Democratic presidential primary race, and many of you have chosen your candidate and ardently defend your choice on this site.

But if you choose to offer your comments here, please refrain (we ask again) from name-calling. None of you deserve to be called an idiot, a moron, a juvenile, racist or sexist.

Secondly, a few readers keep trying to post the same comments over and over, for weeks on end, on every item. They add nothing to the development of a conversation, and will not be published.

Third, we will continue to ask that you use a name as close to your own as possible. We discourage people from trying to post under several names or aliases or nicknames. It’s dishonest and unfair to others who assume they’re reading a thread with many voices, as opposed to repetitive chatter.

As always, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

Scott Chicken said...

But what about the juvenile moronic idiots who are both racist and sexist? Can't we at least call them out?