In response to Canadaeast (Irving) Blog 'Spink About it': Two years later, CBC continues to be inconsistent on comments
Dan F said...
Spinks, I don't get it - you do or don't want people posting anonymously?
You run this blog anonymously, right?
You claim to be independent, somehow, while attaching yourself to the local news organization...
How's it feel, throwing rocks in glass houses?
Blogger 'Spinks' said...
Boy CanadaEast running my blog really sticks in your craw doesn't it Dan? NB Local in the Know (a business as well) also runs my blog so CE is hardly an exclusive deal. IF CE wants to give me an unfettered forum (as they do when you comment there) than so be it. Back to your question.
Person place or thing called it. I think what is being written is often more important than who is writing it and if you want to engage people giving them the freedom to express themselves is important. Sometimes using a full name doesn't allow that (look what happened to T.J. Burke). But the CBC (and CanadaEast) comments board can often devolve into a mess of rudeness, slander and arguably libel. Say what you wish but common courtesy should always be a factor and one can get their point across without being rude. We're all better for treating each other with some common decency (even on the Web).
Dan F. said:
That's your answer then?
"Irving and 'I' run this blog anonymously, lighten up..."
Well sorry for being a conspiracy theorist, but when I can't even put a name to one of the conspirators, my tinfoil antennae start buzzing.
Don't get me wrong - I'm happy to follow along with Irvings anonymous blogger to see what 'you' have to say.
What'll we see this winter when we continue to feel the pinch of this Bushite economic meltdown?
How to banter away the freezing oil customers and overfilling soup kitchens, while the Bermudan bankers keep getting their cut?