I cannot read 176 comments in 15 minutes. In two days 4,300 hits have been registered. Yesterday alone we had 2,330 visits. I can feel that some moderation is needed. It would be silly now to shut down this blog’s comment section because of irresponsible comments by some people. Don’t make me do that … I’d suspect some would want just that.
I appeal to Sandro (iva in tl-ewwel ghax l-istil tieghek hekk jitlob) , to Daphne (you’re second because you’re involved) and the others to act responsibly. The tone you choose is part of your style. The language you use is just as important. If you advocate change I hope it is for the better. A little aside… just as I allow everyone to talk on this blog, I do not necessarily back the ideas of anyone writing on this blog. It is a discussion between mature individuals… I personally find fault in Daphne’s labelling, in Sandro’s vulgar way of expressing himself and in Victor’s blinkered view of Labour politics. But that’s me. I am the kind of person who only worries when people agree with him. (See Caparezza – search Wikipedia – sorry no time for links).
I am not shuttingdown this blog to please those who would rather this kind of discussion does not take place. It is obvious that without moderation one feels less restrained and tends to write more rubbish more easily. I’m disappointed when that happens. Disappointed for yourselves because if you stop and think it means that left alone and to your devices you can only descend back to vulgarity and mud-slinging> So much for the hope of better politics… back to the blame game.
And frankly I was never made to be a moderator…I’d rather provoke the discussion and let’s get on with the clash of ideas and their synthesis… we are already too late thanks to MLPN…. do we really need all this bullshit to drag us further into the slow track?
David where are you? Well done for the victory in Rome… you’ll see the revenge in Madrid is sweet. And GO LIVERPOOL!