by William Skink
I added two blogs to the blogroll, Big Sky Words and A Chicken is Not a Pillage. I hadn’t included Rob’s blog mostly because it wasn’t updated all that frequently, but it seems Rob is back from partial hiatus, so I know I’ll be checking in more frequently, especially since he’s run afoul of the most bizarrely inept moderating I’ve ever seen at Cowgirl. “MT Temperance” is offering a great example for anyone who wants to see the opposite of how comments should be moderated. Truly fascinating.
There’s no formal comment policy here other than a carry-over from 4&20; contributors (JC and I) are free to moderate their comment threads as they see fit. Some things that will get my attention: calls to commit acts of violence, gratuitous personal attacks, and anything that I feel compromises my personal safety. Craig, I do appreciate your perspective and want you to comment here, but please respect the line I feel you crossed at 4&20. I’ll leave it at that.
I was hesitant to add Big Sky Words because in a lot of ways I find Greg Strandberg to be incredibly obnoxious. To say he came in like a blowhard is an understatement. I rarely find a Missoulian article he hasn’t commented on, his Twitter blasts are tantamount to spam, he criticizes (without trying to understand) anything that doesn’t directly benefit him, but he appealed to my ego and my guilt by claiming I was a tier above him in the Montana blogosphere hierarchy while pointing out the tantrum I threw when getting 4&20 removed from other blogrolls, so what the hell. We’re all kind of sad screamers into impotent microphones anyways, right?