So let’s be very clear. The stickers going up around town are nothing to do with RiotACT, although I am glad they used a nice photo.
Any defamatory or illegal comments which we have deleted and they publish are entirely their responsibility and we do look forward to seeing the legal fraternity getting medieval on the arses. (yes we’re looking at getting the hole closed)
I didn’t ask for my facebook photo to be stuck up all over town. But I’d rather be the person having their photo plastered than the nutbag doing the plastering.
If you’re wondering why some comments get modded and some don’t then our guidance from 2009 remains as sound now as then.
Mostly we’re deleting spam, and duplicate comments. There is the occasional regrettable rant by someone who’d become unfortunately over-involved in a discussion and then there’s petty squabbling no sane person would care to read so we don’t care to allow derail conversation.
Every now and then someone wants to bring personal abuse to an author rather than discuss what’s been said and that’s probably what these arsehats are trying to get to.
But mostly it’s spam, duplicates, the ravings of nutters, defamation, breaches of child protection laws and the grumblings of arseholes. If this person has got nothing better to do with their life than bring these onto the internet then I truly pity them.
Peter Brent’s recent musings on moderation largely sum up my feelings.
But more importantly I’d rather spend my time finding interesting things to share with the RiotACT readership the arguing minutiae with obsessives.
But I thank them for using a decent photo.
[This is not an invitation for every aggrieved poster to complain their comment didn’t make the grade. It turns out there’s another website for that.]