This is not a discussion forum it is a blog. There are topics and there are comments in line with the topics – even comments which do not agree with my point of view. I could tolerate various ideas about the best way to discuss an issue. I could close an eye to vulgarity and to insults (while condemning them).
Sandro Vella just posted an essay about various facts/non-facts of Daphne’s life. I do not see anything related with the topics currently under discussion. It is useless claiming to respect this blog and its author when then you abuse of the space that is given you. I am sorry but I cannot stand such hypocrisy. J’accuse will not be a vehicle for secondary campaigns which could be very well run on other blogs if they wish to do so.
Sandro’s comment has been censored – removed. You have no idea how much I hate to have to revert to the old system but from now on comment moderation will occur in one hour intervals (as far as is humanly possible). I am sure I will be on the receiving end of much vitriol and criticism. So be it. I cannot give any value to such criticism when the critics were the ones lacking the respect in the first place.
For the record I will cut and paste all censored comments into a separate document which I may or may not publish for all to see later on. In the meantime, in the hope that a civil discussion is resumed comment moderation is back on and I do not give two hoots if those using this blog as bulletin board choose to move elsewhere thus reducing the blog hits to normal figures.