The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Obligatory Seriousness About Commenting

Posted on | June 21, 2012 | 56 Comments

— by Wombat-socho

Moe Lane has already done me the enormous favor of outlining what my policy is on trolls, so this will be a mercifully short post. I just want to spotlight a few things that I am finding particularly banworthy in recent days, for the benefit of those Loyal Readers who want to make my job easier by pointing out idiots who drop by for the express purpose of fouling the premises:

  1. The old whine that Romney is no better than Obama. I am sick and tired of reading this BS.
  2. Stupid posts by people who don’t get why Stacy is posting like a madman about Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser. If you’re too dumb to figure out their significance after all that’s been written, GTFO.
  3. On a related topic, anyone encouraging vigilanteism or messing around with BK/NR a la Anonymous or 4chan is going to get banned. Period.
  4. [Reserved for future annoyances]

Thanks for your cooperation.


56 Responses to “Obligatory Seriousness About Commenting”

  1. Wombat_socho
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

     Nice to see another Sheckley fan in the commentariat.

  2. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    havloq, no one is “slagging” the man. Stating a fact is not slagging. The fact is simple, Mittens was a progressive as MassGov. That’s not slagging, that’s merely an observation. If there is any whinging on the matter it isn’t on the part of those criticizing Mittens.

  3. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    Wombat, you’re going to end up hurting Stacy if you won’t control yourself.

  4. DaveP.
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    (and thatk God I spelled it right!)

    The short story is available online, if you miss it.

  5. Dustin
    June 24th, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

     “At a certain point the incessant whinging is ego-driven vindictiveness”

    Maybe… maybe…  it’s a bitter pill that we nominated that fella.

    But it’s also a no brainer that he’ll be a better president than Obama. 

    Life goes on.

  6. HealthyAmerican
    June 25th, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    ” The old whine that Romney is no better than Obama. I am sick and tired of reading this BS.”

    “Marchen ze locksteppen! SCHNELL SCHNELL!”