Well this is odd.
Last night I asked why a comment I had made on Slugger O’Toole had been removed.
Can I ask who removed my observation that recently on Slugger it was claimed that surveys are “evidence” and that maybe a survey would be a good idea in respect of this thread.
To be clear, Slugger can get along fine without me. It did so for over a year before I got a message in a thread that simply said “welcome home John”.
I think I have made some pretty good comments down the years and even contributed some well received posts.
But really I would be doing myself no favours if I let the comments removal pass without declaring that I am very offended.
(there are 8 upticks to this)
Around 11am today, a reply from Mr Fealty.
Last week, it was suggested on Slugger that surveys were “evidence” So would a survey on this issue be a good idea?
You’re always welcome John, but I removed it as a passive aggressive refusal to engage with the flow of the game. It’s also a poor piece of absurdist theatre (for which I’m to blame, having perhaps encouraged you to think it was funny last week).
Like I always used to say in the old days the barrier to entry on Slugger may be low, but the quality is moderately high. If you want to witter, go to Twitter.
Disqus is a sophisticated tool, it doesn’t actually delete anything, it just removes it from the public space so we have an accurate record of what’s been removed.
This makes us accountable to you and others for the decisions we make, and helps us maintain trust between strangers. I hope folks will make their minds up now and let us move on.
Please dont call me “John”. I only like to be addressed as “John” by friends and/or people who have a degree of respect for me.
A few minutes later, I composed a post on an unrelated matter and got this message.
We are unable to post your comment because Slugger O’Toole has placed your account in a timeout. You will be able to comment again when your timeout expires 7 days from now. Find out more.
Needless to say I dont want to find out more.
Well there is always Keeping An Eye on the Czar of Russia but as I pointed out last night, I am way behind the curve now.
It is a pity in some ways. There are people on Slugger that I never met and never will meet. But the nature of Blogging is that 50% of it is the “post” and 50% is the “comment” or the “uptick” and there was a consistent coterie of folks……..Seán Óg, SNQ, Provan Mill, Zeno2, Zig, Seaan UíNeill, Oggins, Choyaa, Korhomme, Herdsman, Kingsize and many others who have not always agreed with me but have always respected what I said.
I hope they remember me fondly.