Saturday, November 29, 2008

Paper Chase

For the first time since I started blogging, I've been confronted with a situation regarding a series of comments left by someone else after one of my recent entries. I am left with a situation where I am not even sure how I should handle it. Up until this point, I have never felt the need to impose any sort of restrictions on anyone wishing to comment on any one of my entries. I have been fortunate enough not to have been a victim of anything really hostile directed towards myself, so haven't felt any need to intervene and do any moderation. Yet...

The other day when I logged on to check my journal, I noticed that there were twelve comments for my entry, 99 Channels and Nothing On. Now, even on a good day, I think the absolute highest number of responses that I have ever received is something like four or five, never mind twelve! Something was indeed strange I thought especially as this particular entry has got to positively been my most innocuous to date! All of the comments were from the same person and not one even bothered to address the topic of my entry. To get an idea as to what type of comments that there might have been, you can check out this blogger's site,
Born of the Spirit.


P.S. OK, I don't feel comfortable censoring, regardless how inappropriate these comments may have been so I have allowed these twelve comments from my previous post to now be visible. Anyone that might be curious to read what initially almost caused me to do something utterly foreign, please allow yourself enough time to wade through them all as there are a lot, not to mention that each and everyone is most definitely on the lengthy side. Oh, make sure you're in a nice, comfy spot as well!!!

3 comments:

Michael Largo said...

Censorship is like playing with razor blades. But letting a guy post 12 lengthy, strongly opinionated views about recovery on your blog is over the top. One “condensed” point of view from this commenter might be enough. Recently, I was invited to read at a local library from my latest book Genius and Heroin. They let me speak, but won’t show the flyers with the book cover, saying it wasn’t good for children to see.

Ann H. said...

MP (michael patrick) ... he's done it to lots of people, you note that just about everyone from soberblogs or with a recovery blog has comment moderation. he just cuts and pastes his comments from one to the next... don't be offended, i don't think its personal. he called me a shape shifting serpent and a couple other things i can't remember. i wonder what his motivation is... he doesn't appear to be "saving" anyone, just scaring the crap out of them.

Queenneenee said...

The same comments were left on mine as well-just a few days ago. I just deleted them. He's a freak-tries to sabotage blogs, just ingore him Peace....