Programming Note: Taking Out The Trash

LCT Magazine
Posted on April 28, 2009

1) Over the last few days, we've been inundated with some of the most vile and perverse spam on the feedback option that would even make an entire frat house blush.

2) Some recent "a non ymous" comments resorted to name-calling and personal attacks, and statements that simply say "this is stupid," or "this is dumb," without explaining why. We encourage differing, critical points of view as long as they are explained and expressed in a manner more articulate than what you would find in a sandbox full of scrapping 2-year-olds. 

3) Finally, we still remember the derogatory comments attached to an industry obituary last year that led to our first round of comment moderation. If I could ask for just one silver lining to this recession, it would be to deep-six and drive out of business only those operators who have led us to reasons Nos. 2 and 3.

-- Martin Romjue, LCT editor

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  • Jim Luff

     | about 10 years ago

    As a blog writer here since our inception, it is disappointing that such measures must be taken. Like Lyndy, I think everyone should be able to express their opinions freely and comments left on a blog should be viewed comments of a personal opinion. This can be good, bad or indfferent but a blog is a personal expression. However, that freedom that has been taken away was the result of a some misbehavior by a few. That ties back to Martin's school yard comment. Just like when one or two students screwed up in class, we all lost our recess. The good news is, there are multiple choices in where to post your industry thoughts. As of today, forum has 4928 registered users. That is plenty of people to read what you want to write. Our blog is completely different than their forum.I give my best effort to provide entertaining and valuable posts each Tuesday. I hope you will continue to read my blog each week despite this new policy. I know that many of your are disappointed about it from the number of e-mails received.

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