Swept up some of the trash on this web site and threw it out recently, cleaning out the cesspool created by some who posted comments that included bigotry, homophobia, obscenity and outright garbage.
Some comments I simply deleted. Others deleted and the posters banned.
One used a offensive four-letter slang to describe female anatomy and applied it to a female talk show host. Another an old term about gays. Both the posters and their garbage are gone from this site for good.
Posts that attacked other members were also deleted. It may take time to rid this site of all the bile but it will happen. Those who don’t play by the rules will be gone too.
For the past several months, I’ve been distracted by the declining health of my mother and the problems that come with being the primary caregiver for an elderly relative. I haven’t had much time to deal with the putrid garbage can that the comments section of this web site has become.
That will end. Those who can’t debate without resorting to sexual stereotypes, racial slurs, bigotry, homophobia or a shred of civility will be tossed out with the trash. Those who think the comments section of a web site is open season for slime, slander and stupidity can take their prejudices elsewhere.
Don’t waste my time or my bandwidth by screaming “censorship” over this decision. Governments censor. A privately-owned web site is free to make up its own mind about what is or is not acceptable behavior.
Damn right it does…and I own this one.