WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
Ah, well, ya can’t change human nature, that’s for sure.
When Greg first set up the News Mission blogsite, he intended it to act as a forum for community discussion and information and opinion, a sort of electronic cracker barrel around which people could gather to jaw and whittle and yak. Such cracker barrel gatherings can be informative and useful things when people who so gather are known to one another and so are encouraged to Mind Their Manners.
Alas, in the e-version of the cracker barrel, lots of “Anonymous” people show up and like “Anonymous” people everywhere, the social restraints are missing, courtesy and respect go out the door and too often you end up with Sophomoric Japery – the equivalent of a moronic tagger with a spray can standing next to a blank wall under cover of darkness.
Well, you get the drift. The comment section of this blog has attracted such moronic taggers. While their often weirdly psycho-sexual postings have been really, uh, “interesting,” the foul language being deliberately used (It’s the old epater les bourgeoisie ploy.) is becoming an annoyance.
I’ve asked the children nicely to mind their Ps & Qs, but like children everywhere, they don’t listen since their game is all that matters to them. So, Greg has added a little Trash Can icon to my site and when anyone posts stuff that’s just a curse-filled waste of everyone’s time, I can click on the little trash can and Poof! their postings will disappear. The trash can icon won’t be activated to delete or censor ideas, just eliminate postings that are nothing but foul-mouthed rants of no purpose. The posters are perfectly capable of making their points without all the Bleeping Bleep-Bleep Bleep-Bleeps.
To blog readers, please know that I actually have a busy life outside this blog, so I often don’t check in a gazillion times a day. So, the Sophomoric Sillies can still log on and do their childish routine. Indeed, that’s part of their game, trying to get a rise out of Mommy & Daddy. So, Please ignore their postings utterly and when I get a chance, I’ll be hitting the Trash Can icon as much as I can.
If you want a creepy sense of déjà vu, click over to Ron’s http://www.sewerwatch.blogspot.com/ and read it and weep. Alas, Los Osos is not alone.