Thursday, September 26, 2013

Blogging, Trolls and Bans (updated)

Adolf first read about weblogs or blogs sometime before 2005.  I can't remember exactly when it was but I do recall the great enjoyment to be had from reading the blog of one Gordon King - a truly delightful and adventurous character with a healthy disdain for socialists and their hangers on.

For the life of me, I can't remember the name of his blog but never mind.

(It was NZpundit.)

Early in the piece I was banned for a week for casting just a mild nasturtium upon the character of Gordon and, accordingly, I ban those commenters who come onto my blog and hurl abuse at me or my co-authors.

As far as I can see, the threshold for banning is pretty high.  The worst two sins of bloggers are (1) attempting to reveal the identity of a blogger who uses a pseudonym and (2) insulting or abusing a blog host.  These are guaranteed to result in a lifetime on holiday.

Lesser sins such as persistent trolling or thread jacking might result in short holidays depending on the state of Adolf's liver at the time.


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