Wish that I had more time to blog right now, been trying to follow the news in Iran (Michael Ledeen is always a good source) while taking care of a lot of odds and ends at home in anticipation of my out-of-town guests and a busy 48 hours playing uncle. to an “adoptive” niece.
Will try to get a few short posts up when I take a break from those odds and ends and my dissertation research/writing, but do want to draw your attention to Little Miss Attila’s thoughtful post on blogging guidelines (via Instapundit). Do like what she says about hate comments:
I allow misogyny in my comments section, because it is generally directed at me, and I feel it shows the true colors of the woman-hating commenters. Any anti-male, anti-Asian, anti-gay, anti-tranny, anti-black, anti-American Indian, and anti-Jewish comments, though (or ones that look like they might be indicative of biases in that direction) generally get a warning, and a reminder that repeated offenses are subject to redaction, and banning.
I tend to err on the side of inclusion of such remarks for the very reason Miss Attila identifies: “it shows the true colors” of those making such nasty statements. And isn’t sunlight the best disinfectant?
Still, maybe there are occasions when we should ban. Read the whole thing. She has a lot to say–and not just about comments. Her post is well worth your time.