Monday, February 01, 2010

Comment Moderation

Well Folks, it's finally happened to the Old Indian's little blog. Commenters posing as readers, but as phony as the infamous Non-Professor, Non-Doctor, Non-Indian, political and academic con-man, Ward Churchill, have targeted this little corner of cyberspace for their own hateful uses. This means that, in order to keep clear space for REAL readers, I've had to enable 'comment moderation'. Rest assured that I'll allow ALL genuine reader's comments from any source and in their entirety as I loathe censorship. I DO find some things offensive, but mostly things like hypocrisy, violence, hatred, bigotry, racism, and all the other vile, hurtful things that some among us feel obligated to use to elevate their status in their OWN eyes. Those people feel elevated in status only by putting others down. Why they picked this blog is puzzling, however, from the comments left, I've deduced that racial hatred is a big factor. I feel bad about the moderating, but I feel sorry for those commenters who so loathe themselves that they must deride others.
Until next time, I wish you well & please take care & stay safe.


Muhd Imran said...

Hello Mike,

It's been a long while since I surfed your blog. I was and am still preoccupied with a lot of personal as well as from work stuff.

It's sad to have to use moderation for comments but at times it is a must.

My blog suffered from another kind of unwanted comments too but just no as vile... I think. I don't know what it contains anyway but it's written in Chinese and the link, dare I clicked on one, contained wholly with Chinese words and seemed unrelated. I had to delete it away.

Not sure if those were porno sites or some kind of virus infested links. I don't seem to get any virus from the latter since I use iMac, so...

I guess bigotry will always be present in the minds of some of the people that are amongst us... a sad part of life.

Do take care of yourself, dear friend. Have a good week ahead.

R. C. said...

OKAY, OKAY...I'll watch my mouth from now on. You know I was only kidding when I called you a cheap son of a gun for hiding out the good stuff when I come to visit..
Jeez, I was just funnin' ya..

Beekeepers Apprentice said...

Don't worry about having to moderate comments, this is a standard operating procedure across the net. I've seen the chinese character leaver around...I don't get it, but don't click the links.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Mike,

I'm Mike also. I found your blog while trying to learn why "The Indian Head Test Pattern" had an Indian head on it?? Do you think it might have been just an artist's whim? I remember the TP well from 1951 and our first TV.

I've googled & googled...every one know from whence the TP came, but I haven't found anyone yet who can explain the significance of the Indian head.

Kay said...

I know just what you mean, Mike. I had the same problem as Muhd Imran. Some Chinese stuff came up. I think it was some kind of sex site, too.

I think it's really sad that there are people out there who are so hateful that they take pleasure in making others unhappy. There will be a special place in you know where for them.