Sunday, June 17, 2012

What Happened at Blogging Blue

It's no big mystery... Zach felt I reacted inappropriately in a comment exchange with a particularly nasty troll and based on that exchange, he removed my posting privileges from BB.  He has not kicked me off per se, I can still comment on posts but I will no longer contribute content to the site.
I just wanted to express to you how disappointed I was by your comment,"I will use whatever language, words or epithets I want and nothing you or any other conservitard will change my mind."  I hope by now you know that I'm loathe to step in and "censor" someone, whether a commenter or a contributor, but with all due respect you can't simply write whatever language, words, or epithets you want on the blog, because ultimately I'm the one who bears responsibility for the words, language, and epithets used by commenters and contributors alike.
Zach is right.  I got sucked into a troll flame-war.  Mea culpa.  I shouldn't have but I did.  Although Zach and I may disagree over the appropriate response to an author who goes off the reservation, he did what he felt was necessary to maintain the editorial integrity of Blogging Blue.  I respect that.

Ironically, one of the things I was arguing about with Monica, the troll in question, was "who owns Blogging Blue?"  My response was that I own what I write, the rest is academic.  Well, I was wrong and Monica was right.  Zach owns Blogging Blue and he can do with it as he pleases.

So don't cry for me...  It's probably for the best.


  1. Phil, you own what you write; my point was that as the administrator/owner of the site itself, I'm the one ultimately held responsible for what folks at BB write in their comments & posts.

    I don't presume to think I own the content you generated; you're the owner of all the content you generated.

    For what it's worth, I wish you well, and I bear you now ill will.

  2. First Jeff, then Phil whose next in the royal rumble.

    1. I can't speak for Jeff, but for me, I'm fine with it.